Jay Morrison’s Mock Draft 1.0

How does Jay Morrison see the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft playing out? Here's his mock draft:

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

The Buccaneers believe Winston can shorten the long road back to respectability.

2. Tennessee Titans -- Leonard Williams, DE, USC

There’s been a lot of chatter about the Titans taking Marcus Mariota, but it’s too early to give up on current quarterback Zach Mettenberger, and Williams will be an elite difference maker.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Dante Fowler Jr., DE, Florida

Next to quarterback, edge rushers are the most coveted players in today’s league and are especially high on the Jaguars’ wish list.

4. Oakland Raiders -- Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

His explosive speed gives White a slight edge over Amari Cooper.

5. Washington Redskins -- Randy Gregory, OLB, Nebraska

The positive test for marijuana might dissuade some teams from taking Gregory this high, but not the Redskins.

6. New York Jets -- Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson

After shoring up the secondary in free agency, the Jets add an edge rusher to a defense with top-5 potential.

7. Chicago Bears -- Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

Logic dictates the Bears go for a much-needed upgrade on defense, which is why the they will go the other way.

8. Atlanta Falcons -- Bud Dupress, LB, Kentucky

There’s no way new coach Dan Quinn makes his first pick anything other than difference maker on defense.

9. New York Giants -- Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

This, too, might be a bit of reach, but the Giants have to upgrade their line if they want Eli Manning to make it through the season.

10. St. Louis Rams -- Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

The Rams don’t really know what they have in Nick Foles having just traded for him, and they can’t pass up a chance to get a franchise quarterback at No. 10.

11. Minnesota Vikings -- Devante Parker, WR, Louisville

The Vikings need another wide receiver, so who better than Teddy Bridgewater’s college teammate.

12. Cleveland Browns -- Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

As bad as the Browns need a receiver, they could trade up for one of the top three available. But if they stay put at 12, Shelton will be a solid addition to the defensive line.

13. New Orleans Saints -- Shane Ray, OLB/DE, Missouri

The Saints have issues in the secondary, but they can’t afford to pass on an edge rusher as explosive as Ray.

14. Miami Dolphins -- Trae Waynes,CB, Michigan State

Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard will be happy to see another member of the No Fly Zone land in the first round.

15. San Francisco 49ers -- Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon State

The release of Ray McDonald and impening retirement of Justin Smith makes this an easy choice.

16. Houston Texans -- La’el Collins, OT, LSU

The Texans could trade up as Mariota falls, but if they stay put at 16, a tackle makes the most sense.

17. San Diego Chargers --  Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

The two-year drought with no running backs taken in the first round comes to an end.

18. Kansas City Chiefs -- Brandon Scherff, OG, Iowa

The bigger need is at tackle, but it’s a deeper position and it will be hard to pass on an interior lineman of Scherff’s ability.

19. Cleveland Browns -- Jaelan Strong, WR, Arizona State

Maybe not in the same class as White, Cooper and Parker, but still solid receiver for a team in desperate need of one.

20. Philadelphia Eagles -- Landon Collins, S, Alabama

Collins could be the steal of the draft if he actually falls this far.

21. Cincinnati Bengals -- Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami

The Bengals could go in any direction here, but adding a tackle to back up the aging Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith makes sense.

22. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Hau’Oli Kikaha, OLB, Washington

With Jason Worilds retired and Jarvis Jones still a work in progress, Kikaha gives the Steelers the presence they need on the edge.

23. Detroit Lions -- Malcolm Brown, DT, Texas

Replacing Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley is the Lions’ top priority.

24. Arizona Cardinals -- Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

The Cardinals would love to add a power-running complement to Andre Ellington.

25. Carolina Panthers -- T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh

Jordan Gross’ abrupt retirement last July has the Panthers on the hunt for a left tackle who will anchor the line for years.

26. Baltimore Ravens -- Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn

While the Ravens may have more pressing needs in the secondary, receiver is a focal point as well with Steve Smith aging and Torrey Smith off to San Francisco.

27. Dallas Cowboys -- Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

If there’s one guy who isn’t scared of players with character issues, it’s Jerry Jones.

28. Denver Broncos -- Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota

With Julius Thomas off to Jacksonville, Williams will be a solid replacement for one of Peyton Manning’s favorite targets.

29. Indianapolis Colts -- Cameron Erving, C, Florida State

He would be the highest drafted center since Pittsburgh took Maurkice Pouncey 18th in 2010, which illustrates how big the need is for the Colts.

30. Green Bay Packers -- Jalen Collins, CB, LSU

The third Collins drafted in the first round gives the Packers a solid replacement for Tramon Williams.

31. New Orleans Saints -- Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri

Dropping the riskiest player in the draft in temptation-rich New Orleans makes this the ultimate “high risk, high reward” situation.

32. New England Patriots -- Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State

All signs point to the Patriots finding a replacement for Vince Wilfork, but finding Tom Brady another weapon with Smith’s speed might be too enticing to turn down.

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