Nearly two months away from the 2015 NFL Draft, the first-round projections are constantly changing. Following the NFL Scouting Combine, a few prospects might have earned themselves a lot more money, impressing scouts and showing that they are worth a high selection.
Kevin White from West Virginia might have had the most important showing at the combine. After leading college football with 124 catches and ranking second with 1,727 yards for Alabama, Amari Cooper was widely considered to be the best wide receiver in this year’s class. However, White has jumped ahead of Cooper on many draft boards, posting a 4.35 in the 40-yard dash. Cooper received the second-most first place votes for the 2014 Heisman Trophy, but he might fall in the draft, as a result of White’s performance at the combine.
On the defensive end, Dante Fowler seems to have really helped himself with what he was able to do at the combine. His combination of speed and explosiveness could make him a top-five pick. Fowler had 50 total tackles in 2014, recording 15 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks with Florida.
Jameis Winston remains the consensus No.1 pick. Quarterback Marcus Mariota isn’t far behind him, and likely will be taken in the top 10 picks.
Below is a mock NFL Draft, following the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.
1) Tampa Bay Buccaneers, QB Jameis Winston, Florida State
2) Tennessee Titans, DE Leonard Williams, USC
3) Jacksonville Jaguars, OLB Dante Fowler, Florida
4) Oakland Raiders, WR Kevin White, West Virginia
5) Washington Redskins, OT Brandon Scherff, Iowa
6) New York Jets, QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon
7) Chicago Bears, OLB Randy Gregory, Nebraska
8) Atlanta Falcons, OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
9) New York Giants, DE Shane Ray, Missouri
10) St. Louis Rams, WR Amari Cooper, Alabama
11) Minnesota Vikings, OT T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh
12) Cleveland Browns, OT Andrus Peat, Stanford
13) New Orleans Saints, CB Trae Waynes, Michigan State
14) Miami Dolphins, WR DeVante Parker, Louisville
15) San Francisco 49ers, NT Danny Shelton, Washington
16) Houston Texans, DT Eddie Goldman, Florida State
17) San Diego Chargers, OLB Bud Dupree, Kentucky
18) Kansas City Chiefs, WR Jalen Strong, Arizona State
19) Cleveland Browns, ILB Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
20) Philadelphia Eagles, SS Landon Collins, Alabama
21) Cincinnati Bengals, LB Shaq Thompson, Washington
22) Pittsburgh Steelers, CB Marcus Peters, Washington
23) Detroit Lions, DT Malcolm Brown, Texas
24) Arizona Cardinals, ILB Eric Kendricks, UCLA
25) Carolina Panthers, OT La’el Collins, LSU
26) Baltimore Ravens, CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest
27) Dallas Cowboys, RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
28) Denver Broncos, WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Oklahoma
29) Indianapolis Colts, RB Todd Gurley, Georgia
30) Green Bay Packers, OLB Eli Harold, Virginia
31) Seattle Seahawks, WR Devin Funchess, Michigan
32) New England Patriots, DT Arik Armstead, Oregon