Week 13 NFL Mock Draft 2015

  1. Raiders
    DT Leonard Williams USC
    The Raiders have a good QB in Derek Carr, so instead of picking up one of the top QB prospects they should decide to fix their DLine. Williams is a destructive force of nature similar to Suh minus the douche bag tendencies. He will demand double teams therefore opening up more options for Mack and the other pass rushers.
  2. Jaguars
    DE Randy Gregory Nebraska
    Gus Bradley loves attacking QBs, but he lacks the pass rushers need to do that and therefore he should select the best QB killer available. Unlike most other pass rushers Gregory likes playing the run as well.
  3. Buccaneers
    QB Marcus Mariota Oregon
    The Bucs are the only team in the NFC South without a QB and while they do have a good defense it will mean nothing if they cannot go score for score against the others. Mariota unlike the other top rated QB prospect has a good head on his shoulders to go along with his on field skills; basically he has the personality the Lovie Smith can get behind.
  4. Titans
    WR Amari Cooper Alabama
    The Titans OLine is pretty solid and they have a promising QB in Mettenberger, but while they do have decent pieces to go with him none of them are elite. That is where Cooper comes in, he is a very explosive WR in the same vein as Julio Jones except with better hands.
  5. Jets
    QB Jameis Winston FSU
    It looks as if Geno is not the answer for the Jets, so they will be looking for a new signal caller. Winston is the best QB prospect in the upcoming draft if you discount his off the field issues. The reason he is the pick here is because if Sexy Rexy is still the HC he will want to win no matter what and that means bringing in a brash D-Bag to pair with himself.
  6. Rams
    QB Connor Cooks
    The Rams need to give up on the always injured Bradford and find someone who can actually play more than a game or two a year. While this is fairly early for Cooks, he is probably the best pure passer in the draft. He may be more of a gunslinger than Fisher usually likes with proper development he could be the best QB in the NFC West in a season or 2.
  7. Redskins
    S Landon Collins Alabama
    The Redskins always seem to need help in the secondary, so why not add the supposed best Safety in the draft?
  8. Browns (Bills)
    WR DaVante Parker Louisville
    The Browns WRs outside of Josh Gordon are pretty shitty and if they want Hoyer to succeed they should find him another option. Parker can be the reliable go to option and allow Gordon to be the game breaker that he is.
  9. Bears
    OLB Shaq Thompson Washington
    Lance Briggs is moving on after this season and while the Bears have been collecting LBs none outside of Bostic are really establishing themselves. That is where Shaq comes in, the Bears can move him around wherever they want to attack QBs or drop him in coverage without trouble.
  10. Vikings
    OT Brandon Scherff Iowa
    The Vikings OLine is crap, whether it is because of Kalil’s confidence issues or Johnson sucking balls something needs to change. While it is more likely that they would give up on Johnson than Kalil, Scherff could play either position.
  11. Texans
    WR Kevin White West Virginia
    Andre Johnson wants out of Houston and if he departs that leaves only Hopkins as a decent option for whoever the Texans QB is going to be, so that is why they should add the human football magnet Kevin White.
  12. Falcons
    DE Shawn Oakman
    Oakman is a monster pass rusher and well the Falcons lack any young pass rushers, so this could be a match made in heaven.
  13. 49ers
    OLB Vic Beasley
    The 9ers are supposedly failing apart. This rumor spread even farther when Jim Harbaugh and Ahmad Brooks had a disagreement, so this pick will likely depend on if Harbaugh or Brooks stays. I going with the 9ers stick with the HC and replace Brooks’ pass rushing ability with Beasley.
  14. Panthers
    OT Cedric Ogbuehi Texas A&M
    The Panthers OLine is old and becoming unreliable, so it would make sense to add some young blood. Newton will likely love this pick even though he’d prefer a new weapon to pair with Benjamin.
  15. Seahawks
    HB Melvin Grodon
    Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch hasn’t really been himself this season and he is likely moving on this off season anyways, so adding one of the most dominant HB in college could help mitigate his loss and take pressure off Wilson.
  16. Chargers
    CB Trae Waynes Michigan State
    The Charger have a fairly good team and could go in many different ways, so as of now they will take the BPA. Thankfully the BPA also will help them deal with Manning and the Broncos growing armada of weaponry.
  17. Giants
    OT Andrus Peat Stanford
    Eli Manning can be a great QB if protected well enough and good weapons. Currently he has some good weapons in Beckham and Cruz (if healthy), so the best option would be finding a prospective LT.
  18. Bengals
    WR Jaelen Strong Arizona State
    It was quite evident when AJ Green was injured that the Bengals offense relies way too heavily on him, so adding another WR could help get Dalton back to being better than average.
  19. Chiefs
    CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Oregon
    Earlier this season the Chief parted ways with Brandon Flowers and while he no longer fit their defensive scheme he was one of their better CBs, so they likely will target a young replacement for him early in the draft.
  20. Browns
    LB Benardrick McKinney Mississippi State
    After adding Parker the Browns have filled most of their needs, but they could add talent to their LBing core. McKinney could very well be the defensive leader they need to take the next step into becoming the best defense in the league. Another option could be some OLinemen seeing as their Center Mack will be coming off injury.
  21. Lions
    DT Danny Shelton Washington
    The Lions DLine is pretty solid, but with the questions of whether or not they will resign Fairly or trade/release Suh. Depending on what happens they may need to draft a replacement.
  22. Saints
    DE Dante Flowers Jr. Florida
    The Saints change to a 3-4 has been slowly coming along, but they could really use another rush LB.
  23. Steelers
    OT La’el Collins LSU
    The Steelers could use some youth along the OLine.
  24. Broncos
    CB P.J. Williams FSU
    The Broncos have no real needs, so they will go with BPA and therefore they land the top CB available.
  25. Eagles
    OT T.J. Clemmings Pittsburg
    Nick Foles busted his collarbone, which can be blamed on injuries throughout the Eagles OLine. Clemmings likely could shift inside if needed or easily play RT when Lane Johnson moves to LT.
  26. Colts
    HB Todd Gurley Georgia
    The Colts have a very good offense, but lack any semblance of a running game. They seem to be more willing to take a chance on Gurley recovering from his ACL tear than any other team.
  27. Cardinals
    DE Shane Ray Missouri
    The Cardinals could use another rush LB.
  28. Ravens
    WR Dorial Green-Beckham Oklahoma
    DGB is a highly talented WR, but tends to act like a dipshit and the Ravens take pride in selecting derelicts and turning them around, so it could be the perfect landing spot for him.
  29. Dolphins
    DT Eddie Goldman FSU
    The Dolphins are a pretty solid team, so they could easily go BPA. Goldman would help keep their DLine rotation fresh leading to more QB pressures.
  30. Cowboys
    DE Nate Orchard Utah
    The Cowboys switched to a 4-3 defense recently and add to the fact they released Demarcus Ware, so finding a replacement should be found.
  31. Packers
    OT Ty Sambrailo Colorado State
    The Packers go BPA in this case adding a potential LT who could play RT if needed. This versatility could come in very handy seeing as Bryan Bulaga is almost always injured.
  32. Patriots
    CB Marcus Peters Washington
    Revis likely will not be with the Patriots for very long, so they could target a replacement.
By roger

86 comments on “Week 13 NFL Mock Draft 2015

  1. Good list. I don’t care for the selection of an offensive lineman this early, and I doubt that none of the 9 teams currently in front of the Vikings will take one, but I haven’t studied the 2015 draft class yet, so you very well could be right.

    I just wish that David Yankey and/or Tiny Richardson would start turning their potential into results. Both were touted as solid early/mid-round picks who could quickly develop into solid starters, but neither has gotten onto the field yet.

    • You sound like a baby. Next time you pay a chunk of money to be entertained and the entertainment comes near you with a possible threat of bodily harm, think how you might react. While fans need to not be rude, Kalil was in the wrong here. If you agree with me, thumbs up.

      • My problem is almost everybody thinks they are owed something, so in almost all instances instead of reflecting on their own actions they will attempt to sue or resort to other undesirable actions.

        The “No one is ever to blame for their own actions” thought process is why our society is in the crapper.

    • I really felt like Ben was the choice– at home, after a bye, against a dome team (Saints). The flip side– Romo has been hot, at home, division rival, big stage on Thanksgiving and the way the Dallas O line played the other day– geesh, to me it was a toss up– I played Romo mostly because I wanted to see the points sooner and Ben had a few mediocre games of late– lot of luck in this FF– no way, in hindsight, could one say the choice was obvious this week.

  2. The Vikings were still without four players during Thursday’s Thanksgiving practice.

    Running back Jerick McKinnon (back), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) and tight end Chase Ford (foot/hamstring) sat out. Safety Harrison Smith (ankle/shoulder) missed Wednesday’s practice and was able to return Thursday on a limited basis.

    Coach Mike Zimmer said on Wednesday he expected to get Floyd back this week after he sat out his first career game on Sunday with a bruised knee.

    Running back Matt Asiata (brain), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and tackle Matt Kalil (knee) were upgraded to full participants after being limited on Wednesday.

    Also full go’s for Vikings: tackle Mike Harris (ankle), receiver Greg Jennings (ribs), receiver Jarius Wright (hamstring) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (hernia).

    • It seems to me that Teddy’s troubles are mostly in his own head. Why else would his performance improve as the half is nearing its end? Let’s not forget that he’s still very young, and it wasn’t even planned that he’d take the field at all this year.

      People are throwing in the towel way too early on this kid. Give him some time to learn, and wait to judge too harshly for at least another year or two.

      • I agree with part of that – he’s overthinking and missing open receivers, not seeing open receivers, etc…..

        But the mechanics of throwing a deep pass don’t change much except for the grip is tighter, and the angle of release is higher. His deep passes look like one of those trick cue balls that are weighted only on one side, and wobble around on the table.

        • I agree with Parody– I know, I know, that in itself is a miracle. But the kid is 21 years old– can you imagine being on the field on TV for the NFL as the leader of a team at that age. I think we see also the classic regression to the means– when Teddy started, he improved drastically week to week– he is a fast learner as well as highly motivated to assess his mistakes and change toward eliminating them– so we all started thinking, whoa, when he came down to earth– now he is learning more slowly, but he shows signs of being very competent.

  3. Totally changed up my FF line-up — nothing to lose now anyway. Funny, I have six points from three players who last week gave me 55 points– same players. Romo, Witten, and Boldin. How can you plan to overcome that? It sure is fun to strategize, but a lot of it is sheer chance.

  4. Collins and Peat are far better than Scherff . Kalil like Ponder was a drafted because of a glaring need at the Position. Kalil seem to be a safe pick, But Kalil OT class was one of the weakest classes if not the weakest in any draft prior or since. Ponder being drafted was out of panic and stupidity. Ponders College stats and game film should be what you go by and not what he does at a combine or 1 senior Bowl game or how intelligent he talk about football. If you watch Ponder game film and not just his highlight film. Ponder should have been drafted in the 5th round or later being a project at best. Never showing improvement at FLA ST. in the pocket or patience or any Poise at the QB position and mostly ran out of the pocket after his only read was covered. Now 4 years later at Minnesota, Still plays the same way he did at FLA.st. Lacks the ability to transfer what he knows on the practice field where he cant be hit and unable to transfer that to the Game day field. Making the same mistakes he did when he 1st arrived in Minnesota. Ponder shows spurts of being able to play when the game starts out well, But fold instantly when he doesn’t play well at the beginning of a game then turns the ball over. Gets down on himself and drags the whole team down with him. As they see the starting QB that doesn’t have faith in himself and pouts with head hung down. Instead of going over the prior plays to see what he did wrong. Teddy is the total opposite of Ponder. Teddy sweats confidence and has that never quit attitude. Teddy stands poise in the pocket and takes the shots to make the throws. If Teddy had Peterson in the backfield the O-line would have benefited from that and the Pass rush of the other team couldn’t tee-off on Teddy like they are now. Teddy is taking more hits than he should be. If the Vikings don’t use their top pick on a LT, Teddy is going to be David Carr 2.0. There is only 7 Players I would draft before a LT. 2 are the only great OLB in the draft. 1 is a DT/ 1 is a Safety/2 are QB’s/1 is a WR/ and they are all in the high % of cant miss pro bowler type players. Then the Next 2 would be OT and of the 2 it isn’t Scherff who has been work this season by some suspect players after having a good year prior to this season. Kalil I would kick inside to LG and if he continues to erode. I would trade or cut him by the trade deadline, But I would not resign him until he has shown big strides in getting better.

  5. I love my Vikings, Put I don’t drink the purple Kool-Aid and pretend that everything is fine and I am not afraid to piss people off by telling you where the problems are. I have said this countless times. Peterson makes that O-Line better than it is and Peterson hasn’t had a good offensive line or QB since Hutch was the LG and MT. Mc.Kinnie was the LT and that was the last time the Vikings could run to the left on sweeps and Pitches. Now Peterson runs between the Tackles or to the right on sweeps or pitches. Mc Kinnie’s worst year in Minnesota was still better than Kalil rookie year. Kalil never was or will ever be a good run blocker, But was a good Pass blocker and now he cant do that either. You could hide behind McKinnie and Hutch and gain 4 yds . Peterson will be the RB for the Cowboys next year. Either by trade or being cut And it wont be the Vikings who want him Gone, Peterson will never play another down for a ORG. that never had his back or the Fan base that choose to overreact and not hear both sides. Peterson knows his teammates as well as Coaches supported him, But not the owners. When Peterson breaks the rushing record for a single season and for the all time record will winning 2 SB behind that great Cowboys Offensive line. It will be known as part 2 of the Trade as Vikings trade the greatest RB of all time to the Cowboys for Murray who sputters behind the Vikings o-line and a 3rd or 4th. round pick. Thus helping the Cowboys not once but twice win multi SB’s.

    • According to NFL statistics:
      1st Downs made Neg. Yds. 10+ yds. %3rd/4th<2yds to go

      Run left 18 7 13 75
      Run Middle 21 3 7 50
      Run right 22 14 13 82

      According to these statistics, I don't see any obvious difference between running left and running right. In fact, there are twice as many plays with negative yards running right than running left.

    • In Peterson’s 2012 2100 yd year, the statistics are:
      ________1st downs___-ve plays___10+ yds___%made3rd/4th <2yds to go

      Left______40__________19________28_____________75
      Middle___35___________27________17_____________36
      Right_____38__________18________29_____________60

      Again, I see no meaningful difference between going left and going right.

    • I think Kalil is one of our largest problems. Does someone have individual grades on the plethora of draft picks we’ve had in recent years? We’ve definitely drafted a few first round turds.

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