2015 NFL Mock Draft: Surprise Moves in Round One?

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Sayre: The Chargers are going to have to start protecting Philip Rivers at some point, and Sambrailo is a guy who can do just that. He plays left tackle but projects at either guard or tackle, and I think he’d be an immediate starter in San Diego.. OT. Colorado State. Ty Sambrailo. 17. player. 13

player. 124. Joe: Waynes is one of the best CB prospects in this class. He had a fantastic 2014 campaign with the Spartans, showing off and proving he’s a versatile defensive back. The Chiefs can benefit from a smooth and commanding presence in the back end.. CB. Michigan State. Trae Waynes. 18

player. 53. Erik:  Experts will say it’s too early to make this pick, but I disagree.  Forget the “he’s too short” arguments.  They’re weak.  Denzel Perryman is a violent man who can not only rock ball carriers but is smart, instinctive, athletic and a leader.  Everything the Browns want on the inside.. LB. Miami. Denzel Perryman. 19

54. Sayre: Beasley is a steal at this point, regardless of how much the Eagles’ pass rush overachieved in 2014. This is not necessarily a luxury pick, but the fact that Beasley is still on the board is a phenomenal value for the Eagles. He has so much quickness and speed off the ball. I feel like he’ll be higher in the mock drafts from here on out.. DE. Clemson. Vic Beasley. 20. player

Washington. Danny Shelton. 21. player. 50. Joe: Shelton, like most defensive tackles, is an underlooked guy that is going to pop on film. With the likely loss of Ndamukong Suh, Detroit can benefit from adding a guy of Shelton’s skills.. DT

32. Erik:  There are several ways to go here but this draft is thick with pass rushers and the Arizona Cardinals would be smart to take advantage.  Alvin Dupree has the ability and the body-type to kick out on the edge where they need somebody to consistently bring pressure.. DE. Kentucky. Alvin Dupree. 22. player

56. Sayre: McKinney is a big, rangy linebacker who would be a great fit with the Bengals’ defense. They could also stand to upgrade their pass rush, but with McKinney on the board they could have themselves a heck of a group of linebackers going forward.. LB. Mississippi State. Benardrick McKinney. 23. player

55. Joe: It’s no secret that Pittsburgh is in desperate need of help in that defensive backfield. Adding a personality like Peters just makes sense. He has a bit of Richard Sherman in him – and while that might be an unfair comparison – Peters can be elite if he puts it all together.. CB. Washington. Marcus Peters. 24. player

OT. Miami. Ereck Flowers. 25. player. 87. Erik:  Cam Newton is a special talent but he’s also the kind of quarterback that will hold the ball.  That means he needs good pass blockers and a running game.  Ereck Flowers has the size and capability to help the Panthers fulfill both requirements.

26. Joe: The Ravens have had success taking Florida State guys in the past. Williams is a risk, but his potential to be elite in the NFL is real. Like their AFC North rivals in Pittsburgh, the Ravens can’t go without taking a defensive back in this draft.. CB. Florida State. P.J. Williams. 26. player

Gerod Holliman. 27. player. 46. Sayre: The Colts got better than expected production from Mike Adams this season as a free agent from Denver, but with the ball-hawking skills of Holliman still on the board, it’d be tough to pass on. He led the NCAA in interceptions this season, and is a playmaker on the back end.. S. Louisville

player. 123. Erik:  Rod Marinelli, if he stays in Dallas, is at his best when he has good defensive linemen up front.  The Cowboys got DeMarcus Lawrence on the edge, now they get a powerful interior presence to team with him in Eddie Goldman.. DT. Florida State. Eddie Goldman. 28

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. 29. player. 49. Joe: I like Green Bay’s shot at a title this year, but they’ll be in desperation mode in 2015 if they fall short because of the defense. Ekpre-Olomu is risky, but like many CB prospects in this draft, he can be a real difference maker if he finds a way to put all of his skill-sets together when he hits the field.. CB. Oregon

30. player. 45. Nothing is ever for certain, but if the Broncos don’t use their first round pick on an offensive lineman, I’ll be a bit surprised. Erving is a heck of an athlete who started out on defense, became an All-American left tackle, and is now emerging as one of the best centers in the draft. Wherever he can line up, the Broncos will use him.. OL. Florida State. Cameron Erving

TE/WR. Michigan. Devin Funchess. 31. player. 36. Erik:  Seattle could use a little more explosiveness in their passing game.  Devin Funchess is a versatile weapon who has the size to kick inside to tight end but also the speed to flank wide at receiver, creating mismatches.

47. Joe: While Tom Brady’s future in New England may be short, it will need a dynamic playmaker like Coates to finish strong. Coates is a borderline first-rounder due to some inconsistencies in his game. However, his athletic ability and size makes him an attractive option with good NFL coaching.. WR. Auburn. Sammie Coates. 32. player