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2015 Rankings

updated February 28
1. Shane Ray – Edge – Missouri – Scouting Report

Ray has quietly emerged as the most dominant and well-rounded lineman in this draft class, playing at a Jadeveon Clowney-line level. He combines an impressive blend of size, athleticism and technique to play at an elite level in every aspect of the game. 

2. Randy Gregory – Edge – Nebraska – Scouting Report 
Gregory is built like the prototypical edge-rusher and reminds me of Robert Quinn. His relatively lack of consistency compared to Ray lands him at No. 2 on my board, but I fully expect a him to develop into standout pass-rusher at the next level. 

3.Amari Cooper – WR – Alabama – Scouting Report 
Other receivers have higher ceilings, but Cooper is the safest bet to succeed. He reminds me of Odell Beckham in terms of how he wins. He isn’t the biggest or the fastest but his routes are exceptional for a young receiver. 

4. Kevin White – WR – West Virginia – Scouting Report 
westvirginiaWhile has the size and athleticism to develop into a true No. 1, and his upside is probably greater than Cooper’s as a result. He doesn’t quite reach Mike Evans level as a prospect for me, but he is definitely a future No. 1.  

5. Leonard Williams – DE/DT – USC – Scouting Report
Williams isn’t even close to the most explosive lineman in this class and doesn’t have the highest upside, so I’d rather not rank him this high. However, I just can’t find any major flaw in his game. He’s a virtual lock to have a successful NFL career, even if a handful of others have a higher ceiling. 

6. Vic Beasley – Edge – Clemson – Scouting Report
Beasley is an impressive athlete who reminds me of a young Von Miller. His speed on the edge will make him an immediate threat as a situational pass-rusher and he’ll have the potential to grow into a larger role.

7. Jameis Winston – QB – Florida State – Scouting Report  
I’m choosing to rank Winston entirely based on his physical tools rather than his character concerns. Maturity issues will certainly factor into each team’s evaluation, but based on talent alone he is the most NFL-ready quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck.  

8. Brandon Scherff – OT/OG – Iowa – Scouting Report 
When it comes to grading offensive linemen I favor steady production over upside, because mistakes can be fan more costly when compared to the mistakes of a pass-rusher. Scherff is viewed as a guard by some, but will be a quality starter wherever he winds up.

9. Shaq Thompson – LB – Washington – Scouting Report 
Washington is an impressive athlete who fits the mold of the new breed of linebacker many teams are starting to value. He’s slightly undersized, but we’re seeing more and more teams value speed over strength. He’s a similar athlete to Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier.  

10. Maxx Williams – TE – Minnesota – Scouting Report
minnesotaWilliams lacks the explosive athleticism that lands tight ends in the early first-round, but he is one of the safest prospects in this class. At a minimum, I expect a Greg Olsen-type career for Williams, with a higher-ceiling comparison of a Rob Gronkowski-type. 

11. Michael Bennett – DT – Ohio State – Scouting Report
After an inconsistent start to the year, Bennett stepped up late in the season. He is a dangerous interior pass-rush threat and has improved dramatically against the run. He’s a prototypical three-tech defensive tackle. I’m higher on him than most, but I think he could be a dangerous interior pass-rusher.

12. DeVante Parker – WR – Louisville – Scouting Report
Parker reminds me of a slightly less explosive Randy Moss. He’s tall enough to win 50/50 balls but also has the speed to stretch the field. As he develops as a route runner, he could emerge as an elite weapon at the next level. 

13. Malcolm Brown – DT – Texas
texasBrown is a true nose tackle and should be an asset against the run immediately at the next level. He’s limited as a pass-rusher, but if you draft him for the correct role, he won’t disappoint. 

14. Landon Collins – S – Alabama
Collins is a prototypical strong safety, with the strength to step up against the run but also the athleticism to match up in coverage. He compares favorably to Chiefs safety Eric Berry and should be a difference maker as a rookie.  

15. Danielle Hunter – Edge – LSU – Scouting Report 
lsuI wish Hunter stayed in school, because his production doesn’t match his talent, but the upside is enough to likely land him in the first round. He needs to improve his awareness on the field, but he has the tools to eventually emerge as the top pass-rusher in this class if he puts it all together.  

16. Marcus Peters – CB – Washington 
Despite being dismissed from the Washington program, Peters is an elite talent who will draw 1st-round consideration from teams. He will definitely be removed from draft boards, but I’ll hold off on dropping him in my rankings. It sounds like his issues were primarily with the coaching staff, so in the right situation he should remain productive. 

17. Trae Waynes – CB – Michigan State
michiganstateWaynes is the most physically gifted defensive back in this class and could climb up some boards once he puts it on display at the combine. He was inconsistent at times, and needs to become more physical, but has shutdown corner ability. 

18. Bud Dupree – Edge – Kentucky – Scouting Report
kentuckyDupree is raw as a pass-rusher, but he is as versatile as any edge-rusher in this class. He’s better against the run right now, but has the potential to develop into a true three-down lineman.

19. Dante Fowler Jr. – Edge – Florida – Scouting Report
Fowler as the tools to develop into a dominant pass-rusher. He struggles to anchor against the run, but he’s developing in that area. He doesn’t look like a slam-dunk top-10 prospect, but could end up there in this class. 

20. Marcus Mariota – QB – Oregon – Scouting Report
I’m on board with Mariota as a first-round pick, but he isn’t the special prospect that some have made him out to be. He reminds me of Colin Kaepernick—meaning he can be a quality starter if surrounded by weapons and a system that fit his skill set, but he isn’t the type who will carry the team on his shoulders. 

21. Benardrick McKinney – LB – Mississippi State – Scouting Report
McKinney is among the most versatile linebackers in this year’s class. He primarily plays inside linebacker at Mississippi State, but clearly has the size and strength to play on the edge at the next level. His ability to contribute dropping into coverage and also as a pass-rusher makes him an intriguing prospect. 

22. Ereck Flowers – OT – Miami FL
miamiFlowers is inconsistent, but has has much upside as any prospect in this class. Keep rookie-year expectations to a minimum, but he could emerge as a dominant left tackle as he refines his game. 

23. Dorial Green-Beckham – WR – Oklahoma – Scouting Report
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It’s tough to rank DGB due to the off-field issues, but in terms of his on-field production he’s an obvious first-round talent. His routes are raw, but he everything you can’t teach and could develop into an A.J. Green-type playmaker. 

24. Phillip Dorsett – WR – Miami FL – Scouting Report
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Dorsett is the most explosive receiver in this year’s class and a true deep threat. He doesn’t have the size that teams love in receivers, but his speed alone changes the way defenses line up. 

25. Cameron Erving – C – Florida State – Scouting Report
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I was extremely down on Erving early in the season, especially after he was dominated by Vic Beasley. But a late-season move to center changed his evaluation completely. He made a flawless transition and has a really impressive blend of strength and athleticism for an interior lineman. 

Rk
Prospect
Pos
Pos Rk
School
Grade
26
Andrus Peat
OT
3
Stanford
27
Danny Shelton
DL
4
Washington
28
Lael Collins
OT
4
LSU
29
T.J. Clemmings
OT
5
Pittsburgh
30
A.J. Cann
OG
1
South Carolina
31
Eddie Goldman
DL
5
Florida State
32
Jordan Phillips
DL
6
Oklahoma
33
Breshad Perriman
WR
6
UCF
34
D.J. Humphries
OT
6
Florida
35
Jaelen Strong
WR
7
Arizona State
36
Melvin Gordon
RB
1
Wisconsin
37
Eli Harold
Edge
7
Virginia
38
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
CB
3
Oregon
39
Denzel Perryman
LB
3
Miami FL
40
Jalen Collins
CB
5
LSU
41
Cedric Ogbuehi
OT
7
Texas A&M
42
Arik Armstead
DL
7
Oregon
43
Eric Kendricks
LB
4
UCLA
44
Jake Fisher
OT
8
Oregon
45
Lorenzo Mauldin
Edge
8
Louisville
46
Todd Gurley
RB
2
Georgia
47
Carl Davis
DL
8
Iowa
48
Hau’oli Kikaha
Edge
9
Washington
49
Preston Smith
Edge
10
Mississippi State
50
Owamagbe Odighizuwa
Edge
11
UCLA
51
Clive Walford
TE
2
Miami FL
52
T.J. Yeldon
RB
3
Alabama
53
Trey Flowers
Edge
12
Arkansas
54
Zach Hodges
LB
5
Harvard
55
Devin Funchess
TE
3
Michigan
56
Nate Orchard
Edge
13
Utah
57
Mike Davis
RB
4
South Carolina
58
P.J. Williams
CB
4
Florida State
59
David Cobb
RB
5
Minnesota
60
Sammie Coates
WR
8
Auburn
61
Kevin Johnson
CB
7
Wake Forest
62
Jay Ajayi
RB
6
Boise State
63
Paul Dawson
Edge
14
TCU
64
Alex Carter
CB
6
Stanford
65
Laken Tomlinson
OG
2
Duke
66
D’Joun Smith
CB
8
Florida Atlantic
67
Rashad Greene
WR
9
Florida State
68
Josh Robinson
RB
7
Mississippi State
69
Duke Johnson
RB
8
Miami FL
70
ZaDarius Smith
Edge
15
Kentucky
71
Ellis McCarthy
DL
9
UCLA
72
Tony Washington
Edge
16
Oregon
73
Jaquiski Tartt
SS
2
Samford
74
Mario Edwards Jr.
DL
10
Florida State
75
Tevin Coleman
RB
9
Indana
76
Ty Sambrailo
OT
9
Colorado State
77
Tyler Kroft
TE
4
Rutgers
78
Cody Prewitt
FS
1
Ole Miss
79
Ameer Abdullah
RB
10
Nebraska
80
Tyler Lockett
WR
10
Kansas State
81
Nelson Agholor
WR
11
USC
82
Doran Grant
CB
9
Ohio State
83
Senquez Golson
CB
10
Ole Miss
84
Quinten Rollins
CB
11
Miami OH
85
Reese Dismukes
C
2
Auburn
86
Brett Hundley
QB
3
UCLA
87
Xavier Cooper
DL
11
Washington State
88
Anthony Chickillo
DL
12
Miami FL
89
Jeremy Langford
RB
11
Michigan State
90
Ty Montgomery
WR
12
Stanford
91
Lorenzo Doss
CB
12
Tulane
92
Jeff Heuerman 
TE
5
Ohio State
93
Gerod Holliman
FS
2
Louisville
94
Kevin White
CB
13
TCU
95
Devin Smith
WR
13
Ohio State
96
Ben Koyack
TE
6
Notre Dame
97
Anthony Harris
SS
3
Virginia
98
David Johnson
RB
12
Northern Iowa
99
Cameron Artis-Payne
RB
13
Auburn
100
Ramik Wilson
LB
6
Georgia
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  • Mike Wright

    Danny Shelton is so big he had to be listed twice!

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