Randy Gregory Going In The Top-10? [NFL Mock Draft 2015, First Round]

Kade Halvorson

April 24, 2015

@DailyVineClips

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston (QB, Florida State)

The Buccaneers have a strong need for a quarterback, and I can not wait to see Winston throw the ball deep to Mike Evans. It should be a lot better year for the Buccaneers.

  1. Tennessee Titans: Leonard Williams (DE/DT, USC)

All of this Marcus Mariota going to Tennessee is making me sick. They already have a decent developing quarterback, Zach Mettenberger. It would be a mistake if they picked him over the dominant defender that is Leonard Williams. Their coach, Ken Whisenhunt, does not like mobile quarterbacks and that is exactly what Marcus Mariota is. Also, pairing Williams with Jurrell Casey could be a dangerous defensive front in the making.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dante Fowler Jr. (OLB, Florida)

It looks like the Jaguars really like Fowler, and I do not see them drafting a receiver this early. They already have a promising receiver core, but adding another wide out in the later rounds might not be a terrible idea due to Justin Blackmon’s off the field issues.

  1. Oakland Raiders: Kevin White (WR, West Virginia)

The Raiders need a franchise wide receiver for David Carr to throw the ball to. With David Carr at quarterback, Latavius Murray in the back field, and Kevin White at wide out, this Oakland offense has potential to be dangerous.

  1. Washington Redskins: Vic Beasley (OLB, Clemson)

After having an average defensive 2014 season, the Redskins could look to add a playmaker. Vic Beasley’s main attributes are his determined hustle to the ball and his extraordinary block shedding ability. Both of these skills makes him incredible at both stopping the run and getting to the quarterback.

  1. New York Jets: Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon)

Let’s be honest, Geno Smith is not a great quarterback. I would much rather have Marcus Mariota rather than Geno Smith. Mariota may fall to #6, but there is absolutely no way he falls to #7.

  1. Chicago Bears: Amari Cooper (WR, Alabama)

Pairing Amari Cooper with Alshon Jefferey would be a tremendous idea. They also have Martellus Bennett at tight end; therefore, Jay Cutler may have a comeback season with all these weapons surrounding him, especially if the Bears address their offensive line in the later rounds.

  1. Atlanta Falcons: Randy Gregory (DE, Nebraska)

The bottom line is the Falcons need a pass rusher. Randy Gregory arguably has top-5 talent, but the off the field issues may concern some teams causing him to drop this far down. It could turn out to be an excellent pick, or he may even be a bust. I guess we’ll find out a few years down the road.

  1. New York Giants: Brandon Scherff (OL, Iowa)

Weighing in at 315 pounds, this experienced lineman is truly the best at his position in this year’s draft class. The New York Giants have struggled with their offensive line in the past, and Scherff could be a day-1 starter for them.

  1. St. Louis Rams: Andrus Peat (OL, Stanford)

They need to protect their new quarterback, Nick Foles. Their last quarterback was injured often, and they need to make sure that does not happen with Foles. Andrus Peat is an offensive lineman with great character and loads of exciting potential.

  1. Minnesota Vikings: Devante Parker (WR, Louisville)
  2. Cleveland Browns: Danny Shelton (DT, Washington)
  3. New Orleans Saints: Trae Waynes (CB, Michigan State)
  4. Miami Dolphins: La’el Collins (OL, Louisiana State)
  5. San Francisco 49ers: Arik Armstead (DE, Oregon)
  6. Houston Texans: Nelson Agholor (WR, USC)
  7. San Diego Chargers: Todd Gurley (RB, Georgia)
  8. Kansas City Chiefs: Jaelen Strong (WR, Arizona State)
  9. Cleveland Browns: D.J. Humphries (OL, Florida)
  10. Philadelphia Eagles: Landon Collins (SS, Alabama)
  11. Cincinnati Bengals: Alvin Dupree (DE, Kentucky)
  12. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kevin Johnson (CB, Wake Forest)
  13. Detroit Lions: Melvin Gordon (RB, Wisconsin)
  14. Arizona Cardinals: Ereck Flowers (OL, Miami)
  15. Carolina Panthers: Jake Fisher (OL, Oregon)
  16. Baltimore Ravens: Dorial Green-Beckham (WR, Oklahoma)
  17. Dallas Cowboys: Byron Jones (CB, Uconn)
  18. Denver Broncos: Maxx Williams (TE, Minnesota)
  19. Indianapolis Colts: Eric Kendricks (ILB, UCLA)
  20. Green Bay Packers: Benardrick McKinney (ILB, Mississippi State)
  21. New Orleans Saints: Phillip Dorsett (WR, Miami)
  22. New England Patriots: Quinten Rollins (CB, Miami Ohio)

This NFL Mock Draft had an analysis for each of the top-10 projected picks.

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Do Not Draft Odell Beckham Jr

Kade Halvorson 
April 23, 2015
@DailyVineClips

Let’s face it, Odell Beckham Jr’s catch was absolutely insane; however, an excellent rookie season may lead to unachievable expectations for the twenty-two year old wide out. I can assure you that people will be taking Odell Beckham Jr in the first round consistently in the upcoming fantasy drafts. His numbers were excellent averaging approximately fourteen yards per catch, and he caught twelve touchdowns in just twelve games. Although his statistics were off the charts in 2014, 2015 might have a different story. Wide receiver Keenan Allen had a tremendous rookie season with the San Diego Chargers. Unfortunately, his sophomore year did not go as planned. In his first year, he caught eight touchdown passes and had a little over one thousand yards receiving. In his second year, he only caught four touchdown passes, and had roughly eight hundred yards receiving. These numbers are not gigantic drops, but if you think about what Keenan Allen was expected to do, they can be. His production decreased when everyone thought it was going to increase. The same thing might happen with Odell. Just because he caught twelve touchdown passes in twelve games, people think he will catch sixteen touchdowns if he plays the whole year, which rarely happens (especially for a receiver as young as twenty-two years old). But that’s not all, there’s more! Defense coordinators will focus their attention on him more often than not. As of writing this, they certainly are not worried about what the Giants can produce in the running game. Every time Odell Beckham Jr is on the field, he will be looking at double coverage. Lastly, his productivity increased when Victor Cruz was placed on Injured Reserve due to a torn ligament. Victor Cruz will be back this year; therefore, all of the balls will not always be heading towards Odell Beckham Jr’s direction. Overall, just be careful of who you take in the first round of your fantasy draft.

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