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Post-Combine 2015 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1

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The NFL Draft is just 64 days away. With the recent results of the NFL Combine, it’s time for another Mock Draft. I present you a full 32-team Round One mock, and the pick for the New Orleans Saints is sure to make you happy.

player. 44. While his production in 2013 and 2014 were equally impressive, doubts remained surrounding the Tigers End’s size and projection to the pro level. Those concerns were erased as he blew up Indy this weekend and established himself as the 2nd best edge defender in this class. Dan Quinn will love this guy, and know how to use him properly after having worked with Bruce Irvin before.. Outside Linebacker. Clemson. Vic Beasley. 8

Louisville. Devante Parker. 12. player. 53. The Browns have got holes all over the roster; selecting two dedicated players in 2014’s 1st round could have helped. Good thing is that the Browns have two first round selections at their disposal. Brian Hoyer should start and be aided by a true No. 1 receiver, given the uncertainty of Cameron’s future and Gordon’s repeated suspension. Parker offers a complete skill set and makes an immediate impact.. Wide Receiver

13. player. 15. Here we go, the portion of this Mock Draft you probably anticipated the most. The glaring need at outside cornerback should be addressed in free agency. Not so the O-Line, an edge defender, a Linebacker and –pending Ingram’s future- a running back. The remaining candidates worthy of a top 13 selection are the technically sound offensive line La’el Collins, the raw freak of nature Bud Dupree and 2014’s SEC pass-rushing terror Shane Ray. As great as Collins is, I feel like a formidable offensive lineman could still be drafted in the 3rd round this year. Ray is a better pass-rusher at this point but his coverage ability will be hindered by stiff hips and I doubt he can anchor against the run given his weight. Considering Galette’s likely shift into a pass-rushing specialist next year, having two edge rushers predominately on the field for third downs would be a luxury the 31st ranked Saints defense can’t afford. Dupree however vowed everyone at the Combine with numbers off the charts. Given his size advantage over Ray (roughly 25 lbs.), the Wildcat should be a force on all 3 downs. If Rob Ryan and Dennis Allen mold this player into someone special, he could soon play a role in the Saints defense reminiscent of Jamie Collins’ up in New England.. Outside Linebacker. Kentucky. Alvin Dupree

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