Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Final NFL Mock Draft

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Daniel House unveils his final mock draft of the season before the draft begins on Thursday night. 

Updated: April 29th, 2015 7:50pm

By: Daniel House

The NFL Draft begins tomorrow night with the first round taking place in Chicago, IL. Teams are finishing up their final boards and will continue to weigh their drafting strategies up until the selections begin at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday. I have provided my final mock draft of the season, which includes analysis of the Vikings selection.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Jameis Winston- QB- Florida State
2. Tennessee Titans- Marcus Mariota- QB- Oregon
3. Jacksonville Jaguars- Leonard Williams- DE- USC
4. Oakland Raiders- Kevin White- WR- West Virginia
5. Washington Redskins- Dante Fowler Jr.- DE- Florida
6. New York Jets- Vic Beasley- DE/OLB- Clemson
7. Chicago Bears- Amari Cooper- WR- Alabama
8. Atlanta Falcons- Brandon Scherff- OG- Iowa
9. New York Giants- Ereck Flowers- OT- Miami
10. St. Louis Rams- Andrus Peat- OT- Stanford

11. Minnesota Vikings- Bud Dupree- OLB- Kentucky- 

The Vikings aren't going to pick the household name with the 11th pick. Last year, nobody saw the Anthony Barr pick coming. As GM Rick Spielman would say, the Vikings will do their 'due diligence' on prospects that are in this draft. Bud Dupree is an insanely athletic player who will fit very well in Mike Zimmer's defense. I really feel that if the Vikings stay at the #11 selection, they will be picking a defensive player. One of the edge rushers (Dupree or Beasley) will fall and the team isn't going to pass up the chance to add a defensive playmaker. If neither of them are available, I look for the Vikings to trade down and accumulate more picks.

12. Cleveland Browns- DeVante Parker- WR- Louisville
13. New Orleans Saints- Randy Gregory- DE- Nebraska
14. Miami Dolphins- Trae Waynes- CB- Michigan State
15. San Francisco 49ers- Arik Armstead- DT- Oregon
16. Houston Texans- Todd Gurley- RB- Georgia
17. San Diego Chargers- La'el Collins- OT- LSU
18. Kansas City Chiefs- Malcolm Brown- DT- Florida State
19. Cleveland Browns- Danny Shelton- DT- Washington
20. Philadelphia Eagles- Byron Jones- CB- Connecticut
21. Cincinnati Bengals- Dorial Green-Beckham- WR- Oklahoma
22. Pittsburgh Steelers- Marcus Peters- CB- Washington
23. Detroit Lions- Melvin Gordon- RB- Wisconsin
24. Arizona Cardinals- Kevin Johnson- CB- Wake Forest
25. Carolina Panthers- Shaq Thompson- ILB- Washington
26. Baltimore Ravens- Breshad Perriman- WR- Central Florida
27. Dallas Cowboys- Jalen Collins- CB- LSU
28. Denver Broncos- Cameron Erving- C- Florida State
29. Indianapolis Colts- Landon Collins- S- Alabama
30. Green Bay Packers- Denzel Perryman- LB- Miami
31. New Orleans Saints- Maxx Williams- TE- Minnesota
32. New England Patriots- Shane Ray- DE- Missouri

The mock draft season has concluded and it's time to start looking ahead to the 2015 season. I look for the Vikings to add players in this draft by trading and being active in all of the rounds. GM Rick Spielman likes to make moves and add players that he feels will upgrade the roster. Stay tuned for all of the updates as the team makes selections during the weekend.

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