2015 NFL Mock Draft Picks 21-32 by Tyler Lurkins
21.Cincinnati-Ereck Flowers, T, Miami-Both Smith and Whitworth are in their contract years. Cincy won’t pay both, plus Whitworth isn’t getting any younger. Flowers really needs a year to develop, so this is a winning situation for both parties.
22. Pittsburgh-Landon Collins, SS, Alabama-This isn’t a Polamalu is leaving pick, this is the best player on the board pick. Collins will fly around the field making bone jarring hits. He has the athleticism for coverage, and will go to the best coaching staff in the league to hone that trait.
23. Detroit-Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin-This is the hardest pick to mock. Detroit really needs a bell cow back, but is Gordon really the best on the board? Also, Detroit has several holes, but can any other prospect show better talent and upside than a RB?
24. Arizona-Shane Ray, LB, Missouri-Arizona has a ton of ways to go. With his recent pot stop, combined with his foot injury, Ray will be extremely lucky to make the first round. This team hasn’t shied from character concerns. Ray’s pass rushing ability is undeniable and the Cardinals shouldn’t hesitate on selecting him.
25. Carolina-Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington-Thompson can play SS or LB. Carolina is one LB away from having one of the most feared front sevens in the league. With Tre Boston and Kurt Coleman battling it out at SS, Thompson could compete for that position as well. Offensive line seems to be the popular pick, but Chandler, Martin, Oher, and Remmers are all fairly solid, and being coached by the best.
26. Baltimore-Eric Rowe, CB, Utah-Baltimore isn’t a team that typically drafts on the offensive side of the ball. Smith is signed up to an extension, but the Ravens still need elite help opposite of him. Rowe is a former safety, who is framey, athletic, and isn’t afraid to hit a ball carrier.
27. Dallas-Malcom Brown, DT, Texas-Brown doesn’t have the best of films, but is undeniably a top flight talent. In this scheme, the extremely disruptive Brown could be a star.
28. Denver-D.J. Humphries, G/T, Florida-Denver needs help up and down their O line, In this system, athletic lineman always excel. In the zone, Humphries can play G or T, and will play it well. Priority #1 should be to keep Manning upright.
29. Indianapolis-Cameron Erving, C, Florida St.-Erving could be a top 20 selection, but C is often passed over. Especially with a weak draft and very few prime players in the top 20. The Colts, with no decent center on their roster, can not afford to pass on this massive prospect. He could be the centerpiece that Luck relies on for the next decade.
30. Green Bay-Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon-Maybe it’s not the pick that Pack fans want, but Armstead is exactly what the Packers are looking for. The staff stated they want more athletic lineman who can be versatile. Armstead is tremendously powerful, has a long body, and can be a big time disruptor.
31. New Orleans-Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami-New Orleans needs more firepower and weapons for Brees. Dorsett is fairly polished, but is well known for his game speed. Paired with Cooks, there won’t be many defenses who can keep the duo from taking the lid off of a field.
32. New England-Nelson Agholor, WR, USC-At this point, the Pats will probably trade back. They do have holes to address, especially at G. Jake Fisher could be in play here. However, they really are lacking a refined receiver who can change a game. Agholor is a proven route runner with deceptional speed.