2015 NFL Mock Draft Round 2
Round 2 | 33-43:
33) Tampa Bay Bucs: Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA: The Bucs will need to protect Winston (or Mariota) better than they are presently constituted on the OL, but the second round is the last chance for an elite pass rusher.
34) Tennessee Titans: Devin Coleman, RB, Indiana: The diminutive Bishop Sankey kind of disappeared last year although nominally the Titans’s leading rusher, and Coleman is more the complete package as a runner, as he can pound the ball, catch the ball, and yes, block.
35) Oakland Raiders: Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon: With all the talk about targets for Derek Carr, Jack Del Rio will surely build this team around defense in order to live up to the team’s tough guy image, which he grew up with as a Raiders fan. Armstead was a monster in the first college football playoff both against Florida State and Ohio State. Being 6-8 obviously has its advantages.
36) Jacksonville Jaguars: Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State: Bennett was an absolute terror in the college football playoffs, is only 280, so will probably be used very much like Leonard Williams for the Jaguars: all over the defensive line. GM Dave Caldwell has tended to double up at key positions in his initial drafts. Having given up 71 sacks last year, the Jaguars might consider guard Laken Tomlinson if he falls out of the first round.
37) New York Jets: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC: I know we all have our favorite receivers. Agholor is mine. I think he has the most upside. He is also an excellent return guy.
38) Washington (Censored): Cody Prewitt, FS, Ole Miss: Prewitt was the highest rated free safety for a long time and certainly had a solid season at Ole Miss. I think he is more a safe pick than a great pick. He can start in the NFL. How much more he can be I question.
39) Chicago Bears: Mario Edwards, Jr., DT, DE, Florida State: He is basically Leonard Williams lite, same size, same speed, a little slower off the snap.
40) New York Giants: Nate Orchard, DE, OLB, Utah: How do you argue with 17.5 sacks in one year? Although I expect the Giants to tag Jason Pierre-Paul this spring, the G-men are in a never ending program of developing pass rushers.
41) St. Louis Rams: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State: The Rams have drafted a lot of good looking receivers but none of them have really lived up to expectations. Strong is not flashy but has all the skills, including a knack for out jumping defenders for the ball.
42) Atlanta Falcons: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson. Would the new Atlanta Falcons with Coach Dan Quinn and defensive coordinator Mike Smith double up on rushers in their first draft? Of course they would.
43) Cleveland Browns: Devin Dunchess, WR, Michigan: I’m not as high on Dunchess as most people. He has been productive in college as a pass receiver at Michigan both as a tight end (where he was undersized) and as a wide receiver, but I’m not a fan of his hands. He drops too many easy passes for my taste. Dunchess would at least be another weapon for whoever is the quarterback in 2015 in Cleveland.