2015 NFL Mock Draft 4.0: Early Free Agency Reactions

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Sep 27, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) warms up before the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium. Texas won the game 23-0. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

31. Jonathan Hankins had a very good year at defensive tackle for the Giants last year. However, Mike Patterson (who is an impending free agent) really struggled last season next to Hankins. Malcom Brown would be a great fit in the Giants aggressive defensive scheme. His best traits are his first step which allows him to knife through offensive lines and generate a good pass rush. Brown and Hankins would create a formidable duo on the Giants defensive line — and free up blockers for Jason Pierre-Paul.. DT. Texas. Malcom Brown. 9. player

51. The best receiver in the draft falls right into Jeff Fisher’s hands. Fisher got his new quarterback in Nick Foles, but the Rams receiving corp is still shaky. Tavon Austin hasn’t panned out while Brian Quick is coming off an injury. Adding Amari Cooper to that group would give Foles a formidable set of receivers for the 2015 season.. WR. Alabama. Amari Cooper. 10. player

EDGE. Missouri. Shane Ray. 11. player. 60. The Vikings just traded for Mike Wallace, pretty much eliminating the chance of them using this pick on DeVante Parker. The Vikings have recently invested money into Brian Robison and Everson Griffen, but that shouldn’t stop them from using a top pick on an edge rusher. Robison isn’t getting any younger (32 in April) and in a division where you’re going to have to beat Aaron Rodgers to make the playoffs, pass rushers are at a premium. Ray has gotten knocked by some, but he was still an extremely productive pass rusher for the Missouri Tigers. It makes a lot of sense to bring in a guy like Shane Ray to groom behind Robison.

The Cleveland Browns need help on the offensive line. Mitchell Schwartz has been outmatched on the outside and would best be suited for a move to guard. Scherff is a dominant run blocker who has solid ability as a pass protector. Having an open competition at the right tackle spot would make a lot of sense with this selection. Look at this offensive line from left to right: Joe Thomas, Joel Bitonio, Alex Mack, Mitchell Schwartz, Brandon Scherff. Flourish.. OL. Iowa. Brandon Scherff. 12. player. 53