2015 NFL Mock Draft: Three Quarterbacks in Top-16

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Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) avoids Ohio State Buckeyes defensive tackle Michael Bennett (53) in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

In this 2015 NFL Mock Draft, we’ll take a look at some of the only quarterbacks worth drafting in the class. Marcus Mariota didn’t have his career outing in the National Championship, but what he did in the 2014 season should be enough to continue number-one talks.

1. player. 48. Lovie Smith’s squad still needs a legitimate threat under center. Not even Shane Falco from <em>The Replacements </em>fame could effectively come in and save this offense. To help Smith’s chances at a long-term stay at the helm, he needs an intelligent, athletic guy that can make plays through the air and with his legs, something SuperMariota can provide.. QB. Oregon. Marcus Mariota

Amari Cooper. 2. player. 35. Here’s one that makes too much sense. Cooper is the clear best in the WR class and provides an athletic presence that young Zach Mettenberger can take advantage of. As tempting as a Winston vs. Mettenberger training camp battle would be, the need at receiver is too glaring.. WR. Alabama

QB. Florida State. Jameis Winston (TRADE w/ JAX). 3. player. 51. Well, hello controversy! The Sam Bradford era really couldn’t ever get started, and it’s certainly hard to see Austin Davis leading this team to the playoffs. Fans, ticket sales and excitement will all be back in St. Louis, a town that may soon need to brace for heated discussions on local radio.

USC. Leonard Williams. 4. player. 28. Oakland goes defense first, sticking with the theme of ground and pound, Jack Del Rio football. Williams, a freaky athlete that dominated Saturdays, might just be the best player in the draft. Fans want offense, but the Raiders can’t pass up on a player of Williams’ talent with the need they have in the middle.. DT

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