NFL mock draft: 1st-round run on WR

Ryan Wood
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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is likely to be the No. 1 overall draft pick.

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

Winston has been the Buccaneers' pick for months, and that won't change now.

2. Tennessee Titans -- QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon

Titans could trade this pick, but Mariota stands a good chance of being drafted No. 2 whether it's Tennessee or another team.

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

Pass rushing will be key so long as the Jaguars share a division with the Colts' Andrew Luck.

4. Oakland Raiders -- WR Amari Cooper, Alabama

USC DT Leonard Williams could be in play here, but the Raiders pair the draft's top WR with second-year QB Derek Carr.

Alabama receiver Amari Cooper is the first of six projected to go in the first round of our mock draft.

5. Washington Redskins -- DT Leonard Williams, USC

Redskins need help everywhere on defense, and Williams — the top player in this draft — would be a steal at No. 5.

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

Beasley continues the Jets' offseason face lift on defense.

7. Chicago Bears -- WR Kevin White, West Virginia

White would be an upgrade on and off the field after the Bears traded away Brandon Marshall in March.

8. Atlanta Falcons -- Todd Gurley, Georgia

With edge rushers Randy Gregory and Shane Ray dropping fast, the Falcons turn to a local star to complete their backfield.

9. New York Giants -- T/G Brandon Scherff, Iowa

Scherff can play tackle, but he's also capable of being one of the best guards in the league next year.

10. St. Louis Rams -- OT La'el Collins, LSU

Collins can start immediately at RT, giving the Rams solid bookends with last year's No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson.

Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes

11. Minnesota Vikings -- CB Trae Waynes, Michigan State

In a division with Aaron Rodgers, the Vikings bolster their CB depth chart.

12. Cleveland Browns -- DT Danny Shelton, Washington

Browns desperately need a playmaker at WR, but they hold off (for now) to grab a DL anchor.

13. New Orleans Saints -- OLB Alvin "Bud" Dupree, Kentucky

Though raw, Dupree has the physical tools to become one of the most explosive pass rushers in this draft.

14. Miami Dolphins -- WR DeVante Parker, Louisville

Parker doesn't get as much hype as Cooper and White, but he has a chance to be every bit as special.

15. San Francisco 49ers -- DE Arik Armstead, Oregon

This pick makes too much sense for a once-great defense that needs help just about everywhere and will take the best player available on that side of the ball.

16. Houston Texans -- WR Breshad Perriman, Central Florida

The Texans replace one big, explosive WR from the Sunshine State (Andre Johnson from Miami) with another.

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon

17. San Diego Chargers -- RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin

RB is the Chargers' biggest need, and they get a big-play back with the Heisman Trophy finalist from Wisconsin.

18. Kansas City Chiefs -- WR Phillip Dorsett, Miami

Dorsett adds 4.3 speed to a team that had no WR touchdowns in 2014.

19. Cleveland Browns -- WR Nelson Agholor, USC

A run on WR! Agholor makes it six wideouts in the top 19 picks.

20. Philadelphia Eagles -- S Landon Collins, Alabama

Collins is the best of a weak safety class and fills the Eagles' greatest need.

21. Cincinnati Bengals -- OT Andrus Peat, Stanford

Peat has the size and athleticism to be the Bengals' future starter on the left side.

22. Pittsburgh Steelers -- CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest

Steelers need help at corner, and Johnson may be the most polished cover man in the draft.

23. Detroit Lions -- DT Malcom Brown, Texas

Brown could replace Nick Fairley after Lions already signed Haloti Ngata to replace Ndamukong Suh.

Nebraska's Randy Gregory

24. Arizona Cardinals -- OLB Randy Gregory, Nebraska

Gregory could be the steal of the draft if he matures off the field.

25. Carolina Panthers -- OT Ereck Flowers, Miami

Panthers desperately need to protect QB Cam Newton better.

26. Baltimore Ravens -- CB Marcus Peters, Washington

Peters brings back memories of Jimmy Smith, another talented but troubled CB the Ravens gambled on — and won big with — two years ago.

27. Dallas Cowboys -- DE Shane Ray, Missouri

The Cowboys have a history of taking troubled but talented players, and they could jump at the value here.

28. Denver Broncos -- C/G Cameron Erving, Florida State

Broncos place protecting Peyton Manning as their highest priority.

29. Indianapolis Colts -- OT D.J. Humphries, Florida

Humphries gives the Colts a future option at LT and immediate upgrade at RT.

Miami inside linebacker Denzel Perryman.

30. Green Bay Packers -- ILB Denzel Perryman, Miami

Packers instantly improve their run D with hardest-hitting, best-tackling ILB in the draft.

31. New Orleans Saints -- TE Maxx Williams, Minnesota

A bit of a reach, but Saints use the pick they added by trading TE Jimmy Graham to replace the Pro Bowler.

32. New England Patriots -- G A.J. Cann, South Carolina

Patriots could always trade out of the first round, but instead they opt to fill their biggest need at left guard.

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