2015 NFL Mock Draft

- Updated: Saturday, April 19th

Below is the 2015 NFL Mock Draft from Kevin Hanson.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Draft History):
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
With the Buccaneers releasing Josh McCown earlier this offseason, the Bucs gave us clear indication that this pick will be a quarterback. There may be some debate whether it should be Winston or Oregon's Marcus Mariota, the two previous Heisman Trophy recipients. Recently, more analysts, such as NFL Network's Mike Mayock and ESPN's Ron Jaworski, have suggested the pick could be Mariota.

Prior to the combine, however, there were reports that Bucs coach Lovie Smith preferred Winston over Mariota and that was a significant factor in selecting an offensive coordinator.

Although Winston's increase in interceptions were an issue last year, he has the strong arm, accuracy, football intelligence and on-the-field leadership skills to develop into a franchise-changing quarterback. NFL Network's Steve Mariucci referred to Winston "the most astute X's and O's guy that he's ever put on the board."

With Winston, of course, the biggest concern relates to off-the-field issues -- and those concerns are amplified given the nature of the position and this draft slot. A recent report from Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson indicates that Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, daughter of the late owner, "has raised some internal questions about the community relations impact of the pick."

And on Thursday, a civil lawsuit was filed by Erica Kinsman, who accussed Winston of sexual assualt in 2012. Per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, however, that "won't affect Bucs' draft decision one way or the other."

If, a big if, the Bucs feel comfortable with Winston as the face of their franchise, he is likely the selection here.

2. Tennessee Titans (Draft History):
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Do the Titans believe in Zach Mettenberger enough to bypass Mariota here? General manager Ruston Webster said at the combine that they "like Zach," but are "[n]ot committing to anything now." Recently, one general manager told CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora: "He's going second overall. I don't know to which team, but he's going second overall."

Meanwhile, NFL Films' Greg Cosell recently said that he preferred Mettenberger over both Winston and Mariota. In addition, The Tennessean's David Climer wrote that Mettenberger will be the team's quarterback in 2015 and that the Titans view Mettenberger as a "poor teamís" Tom Brady.

For now, I will continue to slot Mariota here with Titans keeping this pick. A number of teams, most notably Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Diego or St. Louis, could be highly interested in trading up with the Titans.

Over the course of his collegiate career, Mariota threw for 10,796 yards, rushed for 2,237 yards and accounted for 136 touchdowns -- 105 passing, 29 rushing and two receiving -- with only 14 interceptions. There will naturally be some questions about how well and quickly Mariota will transition from Oregon's spread offense to a pro-style system, but Mariota possesses good size, a strong arm to stretch the field and difference-making athleticism for the position in addition to impeccable intangibles.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars (Team Draft History):
Leonard Williams, DL, USC
Recently, Florida's Dante Fowler said that he would be "shocked" if the Jags didn't select him. In a scenario where the top-two picks are quarterbacks and Williams is still available, however, I think the Jags go with Williams. The top overall prospect on my 2015 NFL Draft Big Board, Williams is a scheme-diverse defensive lineman that has the ability to win in a variety of ways at multiple spots along the defensive line. As an example, half of his seven sacks this season came from lining up on the edge and the other half came from lining up as a defensive tackle. His ability and versatility has generated some comparisons to J.J. Watt and Richard Seymour and the sky is the limit for this 20-year-old defensive lineman.

4. Oakland Raiders (Draft History):
Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
The Raiders have found their quarterback of the future with Derek Carr, last year's second-round pick, but one of their focal points in the draft should be to improve the weapons around Carr. As much as the Raiders front office attempted to bolster their group of pass catchers in free agency, it was a big swing and miss for Oakland's front office.

Adding the top-ranked wide receiver in my 2015 prospect rankings would make sense (as would Alabama's Amari Cooper). White has the size (6-3, 215), hands and run-after-catch ability to be a difference maker and NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah has compared White to Julio Jones. One concern that some had about White prior to the combine was his long speed, but he has eased all concerns after running a blazing 4.35 forty at the combine.

5. Washington Redskins (Draft History):
Dante Fowler, OLB, Florida
Given their leaky pass protection -- only the Jags allowed more sacks last season -- offensive line could be a possibility here. Well, it's certainly a need, but it's questionable whether any of the offensive line prospects are worth a top-five selection unlike in my way-too-early 2016 NFL Mock Draft.

Although Ryan Kerrigan had a career-high 13.5 sacks last season, 2015 will be a contract year for him. In addition, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo signed with the Titans this offseason. A versatile player with a non-stop motor, Fowler led Florida in tackles for loss (15.0), sacks (8.5) and QB hurries (17) last season.

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