2015 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: 2nd Round
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With the first two weeks of free agency in the books and about half of the pro days completed, it’s time for mock draft 3.0. Our Bears were relatively quiet considering their $30M plus in cap room. I’m not complaining I think the new regime needs to take some time to see what they have on the roster and how those players fit unto the Bears new schemes on both sides of the ball. The cap room is going to be there next year as well and by that time the Bears brass will have a better idea of where the roster holes are. I except the Bears to make a few more minor moves with maybe one more significant addition.
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If you want to check out previous versions, here are mocks 1.0 and 2.0. As usual, if you have any complaints or advice about my picks let me know on Twitter or in the comment section.
2015 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 – 2nd Round
33.) Tennessee Titans – OT DJ Humphries, Florida
The retirement of RT Michael Roos will force last year’s 1st round pick Taylor Lewan to left tackle and Humphries should be able to step in and handle the RT position. Humphries has LT talent, but has struggled to stay healthy in his college career. He has the talent and aggressive demeanor to be a starting NFL tackle.
34.) Tampa Bay Bucs – OT Eric Fisher, Oregon
The Bucs invested big money in free agent LT Anthony Collins last offseason but he was a disaster and they have already released him. The Bucs need to make sure their #1 overall pick has a competent O-line in front of him. Fisher isn’t physically overwhelming, but the Ducks were a much better offense when Fisher was on the field. He has great feet, understands offensive schemes and blocking angles better than most, plus has the quickness to get to the second level on short passes. It wouldn’t surprise me if Fisher is the first O-lineman from this class to make the Pro Bowl.
35.) Oakland Raiders – DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, UCLA
The Raiders had one of the worst pass rushes in the league last year and Odighizuwa is one of the most underrated pass rushers in the draft. He was stuck out of position as a 3-4 DE last season, but could be a dominant edge rusher in a 4-3. Odighizuwa has all the tools to be a force off the edge and is a steal this late.
36.) Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Preston Smith, Mississippi
Gus Bradley likes big edge setting DEs and they get one here is Smith. He has very long arms, big hands, and the functional strength to hold the point of attack off the edge. Smith uses his long arms and powerful hands to control blockers at the line of scrimmage and can provide a pass rush, just not the explosive edge presence that most 4-3 teams covet. He also has shown the ability to move inside on passing downs and generate pressure up the middle.
37.) New York Jets – G AJ Cann, South Carolina
The Jets are going to need to run the ball since they don’t have a viable QB and they could use upgrades at both guard positions. Cann has a good burst off the ball, the power to drive defenders in run blocking, good knee-bend to anchor in pass pro, and is very consistent with his technique.
38.) Washington Redskins – ILB Eric Kendricks, UCLA
This is a heartbreaker for me because I was hoping he would fall to the Bears, but Kendricks might be the best ILB in the draft and the Skins needs one just as badly as the Bears do. Kendricks is a sideline-to-sideline run stopper and a huge upgrade over Perry Riley or Keenan Robinson in Washington.