2015 NFL Draft Top 25
By Tyler Lurkins
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1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon-For the most part, Mariota is mechanically sound and an
2. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia-Without Gurley, Georgia’s offense is nonexistent. With many
RB’s falling out the 1st
first players off the board.
3. Jamies Winston, QB, Florida St.-Florida St. will survive without Jamies, but it’s hard to
ignore the electricity he brings to the field. Winston needs some polishing mechanically,
but is the reigning Heisman winner, and the leader of a potent, ranked, Florida St. team.
4. Cedric Ogbuehi, T, Texas A and M-A and M is churning out O lineman recently. Ogbuehi
is a tremendous pass blocker, with great balance, and sound footwork.
5. Randy Gregory, LB/DE, Nebraska-Gregory, IF he can stay healthy, will rise head and
shoulders above the other pass rushers. A unique talent, Gregory will remind some of
6. Ifo Okpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon-A sure fire first round pick a year ago, Okpre-Olomu is a
blanket corner with an eye for the ball.
7. Vic Beasley, DE/LB, Clemson-Beasley is a pass rushing specialist who decided to play one
more year of minor league football. Beasley shows great high end speed with the ability
to turn the edge.
8. Tre Jackson, G/T, Florida St.-An absolute mauler, the 330 lb Jackson opens holes that a
Buick can slide through. In an era of teams searching for high energy athletes, Jackson
will be a top selection.
9. Dante Fowler, Jr., LB/DE, Florida-Fowler could be the guy that shoots up to the top 5
as the season progresses. Fowler is a powerful rusher with speed, but has the athletic
ability to possibly drop into coverage in a 34 scheme.
round recently, Gurley could buck the trend, and be one of the
10. Leonard Williams, DE, USC-Williams is a monster along the D line. He may not be
explosive enough to be a 43 end in the NFL, nor beefy enough to be an undertackle, but
will be a disruptive talent as a 5 tech end.
11. Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA-As a QB, Hundley’s value should be much higher. Yet he still
hasn’t developed into a true passer. Hundley is a mobile weapon with a howitzer for an
arm. A top 5 talent, Hundley is still a project in the NFL
12. Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio St.-Possibly the most refined DT in the draft, Bennett has the
strength and technique to be good, but needs to bulk it up to be great.
13. Cameron Erving, T, Florida St.-Erving may not translate immediately into an NFL ready
LT. However, he is another flashy athlete who is strong at the point of attack.
14. Alvin Dupree, DE/LB, Kentucky-Dupree may not end the year with the stats of the top
prospects. Fact of the matter, he is the biggest threat on a poor team, and will be
targeted often. Dupree can’t be stopped with 1 on 1 blocking. He’s an efficient pass
rusher with the ability to drop into coverage if needed.
15. Andrus Peat, T, Stanford-Peat will be a solid tackle in the NFL. Powerful, but not
necessarily showing the bend or finesse to be a LT. Peat can be a day 1 starter at RT,
with the ability to slide to LT in a pinch.
16. Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn-Coates carries an NFL ready frame with tremendous speed.
Easily the first WR off the board, a good season could push Coates into the top 10.
17. Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford-Hogan will be able to slide up the board. The traditional
pocket passer, Hogan can get to the outside if under pressure. As long as the accuracy
looks good, Hogan has the rest of the fundamentals to be a NFL QB.
18. Brandon Scherff, T, Iowa-The most fundamentally sound tackle in the draft, Scherff will
have to show he can stay healthy. Also, will Scherff show the strength to be a steady
run blocker in a non zone scheme?
19. Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan St.-Before the start of the season, Calhoun is a top 5 guy.
Though an elite prospect, it’s easy to see the Calhoun needs to add strength and pounds
to play DE at the NFL level. Calhoun’s skills will not translate to a 34 scheme.
20. Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah St.-Fackrell is the definite sleeper in this draft class. He is an
untouchable force on the Utah St. defense. Fackrell, on paper, has the frame to be a 34
star, and has the field presence to back it all up.
21. Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan St.-Waynes shouldn’t jump off your television, but he is a
solid, blanket corner. In many circles it’s whispered he is better than his predecessor,
22. Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor-Petty is a field general with a stellar arm. Will his lack of pocket
experience drop his stock? Petty is still one of the top 25 prospects in college football.
23. Landon Collins, S, Alabama-Collins is a feared hitter with the ability to play sideline to
sideline. He should be the first safety drafted, but Collins needs to put more stats on
paper to be a top 15 guy.
24. Daniel Fitzpatrick, S/CB, Tennessee St.-This draft is deep, meaning a 6’2” 200 lb
interception machine from a small school could shoot up the boards. Fitzpatrick
produces. He is always around the ball, has the body to cover any NFL receiver, and is
25. Dorial Green-Beckham, WR-DGB is hands down the best receiver since A.J. Green.
Obviously he has had his problems, but this is a league for 2nd
chased Randy Moss. Would a team let Megatron slip out of the 1st
will take DGB, assuming he keeps up with his workouts.
Markus Golden DE/LB Missouri
Kurtis Drummond, S, Michigan St.
Noah Spence, LB, Ohio St.
Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington
Ron Darby, CB, Florida St.
La’el Collins, G/T, LSU
Mario Edwards, Jr. DE, Florida St.