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Winston the top pick in Bilicki's first mock draft

Dan Bilicki

By Dan Bilicki, Toronto Sun

Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston could be the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston could be the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

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With the Super Bowl over, we now look ahead to the next huge day on the NFL calendar: The draft. Here’s how we think the first round will shape up less than two months out.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

The Bucs have the tough decision between him and Mariota, but should go with the in-state product.

2. Tennessee Titans

Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

The Titans would be happy with either QB or go the defence route with a top lineman.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska

The Jaguars pithy pass rush is in desperate need of a boost.

4. Oakland Raiders

Leonard Williams, DT, USC

The Raiders could go with a receiver here, but Williams is franchise DT for the future.

5. Washington Redskins

Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa

He could step in immediately as a starter at right tackle to solidify a shaky line.

6. New York Jets

Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

If the Jets can’t land their QB of the future, they’d do well to take the draft’s top receiver.

7. Chicago Bears

Dante Fowler, DE/OLB, Florida

Chicago’s defence needs all kinds of help and Fowler is one of the top pass rushers available.

8. Atlanta Falcons

Shane Ray, DE/OLB, Missouri

There’s no way that the Falcons and new coach Dan Quinn can afford not to upgrade the defensive front.

9. New York Giants

Landon Collins, SS, Alabama

The Giants could go several ways, but taking the draft’s top safety could help against the pass and run.

10. St. Louis Rams

Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

The massive Stanford product would be able to replace free-agent Barksdale at right tackle.

11. Minnesota Vikings

DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville

With Patterson’s development hitting a big snag, the Vikes could take Bridgewater’s college WR.

12. Cleveland Browns

Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

With Gordon’s future in the NFL very uncertain, the Browns are in desperate need of a WR.

13. New Orleans Saints

Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson

Their pass rush was already issue and losing Junior Gallette could make that even worse.

14. Miami Dolphins

Shaq Thompson, LB Washington

While undersized, he’s the type of instinctual athlete that can still make a massive impact.

15. San Francisco 49ers

Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma

He may have some off-field concerns, but that hasn’t scared the Niners in the past.

16. Houston Texans

Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

Taking one of the draft’s top corners would benefit an already good pass defence.

17. San Diego Chargers

T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh

The Chargers offensive line took some huge hits and could use an injection of talent and youth.

18. Kansas City Chiefs

Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State

Saying the Chiefs receiving corps was terrible last season would be a big understatement.

19. Cleveland Browns

Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

Dominant performance at Senior Bowl should see his stock rise.

20. Philadelphia Eagles

Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

The Eagles’ biggest concern is the secondary and should upgrade it with this pick.

21. Cincinnati Bengals

Alvin Dupree, DE/OLB, Kentucky

The Bengals should be looking to get younger on defence and Dupree has some great potential.

22. Pittsburgh Steelers

Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (Ohio)

The corner spot was the Steelers biggest weak spot and has been for years.

23. Detroit Lions

Malcolm Brown, DT, Texas

With their top four DTs all slated for free agency, the Lions need to restock the position.

24. Arizona Cardinals

Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia

With defensive co-ordinator Bowles out the door, the Cards need to upgrade their pass rush.

25. Carolina Panthers

Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami

While the secondary improved late in the season, the offensive line was still very shaky.

26. Baltimore Ravens

Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

The record-setting back is one of the best the draft has seen in years and building block for the Ravens.

27. Dallas Cowboys

Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon

The pass rush is one of Dallas’ biggest concerns and this 6’8” beast would certainly help change that.

28. Denver Broncos

Cameron Erving, OT, Florida State

A lot could change in free agency, but for now we see them upgrading the O-line.

29. Indianapolis Colts

Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

A lot depends on his recovery from a torn ACL, but the Colts are desperate for a good back.

30. Green Bay Packers

Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi

Taking the draft’s top middle LB would allow the Pack to slide Clay Matthews back outside.

31. Seattle Seahawks

Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn

The playoffs showed that the Seahawks sorely need another playmaker or two at WR.

32. New England Patriots

Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State

Vince Wilfork isn’t going to be around forever and the run defence needs help. 


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