2015 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Round 2 and 3 ProjectionsMay 1, 2015
2015 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Round 2 and 3 Projections
The NFL draft returned to the great city of Chicago for the first time since 1964, and the first round didn't disappoint fans around the league.
But the opening frame also didn't provide any high drama.
After the top two quarterbacks came off the board as expected, the rest of the round proved to be anticlimactic.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly didn't do anything crazy. No massive, franchise-changing trades were made. An unimaginable reach (as viewed by the media) didn't come off the board.
Instead, teams stood pat—sans two smaller swaps in the middle of the first round—and selected those players generally rated in the area where they came off the board.
This year's class has been defined as a "scout's draft" due to a lack of elite talent at the top of the class, but it's deep, particularly through the second and third rounds. Now that the glitz of the first round is out of the way, we've reached the heart of this year's draft.
As teams prepare for the second and third rounds, Bleacher Report predicts which prospects should come off the board next.
33. Tennessee Titans
The Pick: Wide Receiver Jaelen Strong, Arizona State
After the Titans decided not to trade the second overall pick and draft Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota as their new franchise quarterback, the plan automatically shifted to building around the athletic signal-caller.
Last season, tight end Delanie Walker led the team with 63 receptions for 890 yards. Tennessee already has plenty of smaller receivers on offense, but the unit lacks a physical target who can consistently win one-on-one matchups.
Strong is superb at snaring contested catches and owns arguably the strongest hands—no pun intended—in this year's class.
34. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Pick: Linebacker Eric Kendricks, UCLA
With the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose the new face of the franchise in Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. The former Heisman Trophy winner will now be the leader on the offensive side of the ball.
The team, though, lacks that type of presence in the middle of the defense.
Kendricks, the reigning Butkus Award winner, can become that leader at middle linebacker. The UCLA product is undersized at 6'0", 232 pounds, but he's a perfect fit in Lovie Smith's vaunted Cover 2 scheme.
35. Oakland Raiders
The Pick: Cornerback Eric Rowe, Utah
Last year, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie found legitimate franchise building blocks in the first and second round of the 2014 draft with the selections of Khalil Mack and Derek Carr. He's already off to a good start in 2015 with his decision to choose Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper in the first round.
The secondary still remains highly suspect, sans the ageless Charles Woodson.
Rowe owns a tremendous combination of size (6'1", 205 lbs) and athleticism. With new defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. bringing the Seattle Seahawks system to Oakland, Rowe can be the big cornerback who wins for him consistently on the outside to make the scheme work properly.
36. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Pick: Safety Landon Collins, Alabama
While the Jacksonville Jaguars should strongly consider providing quarterback Blake Bortles with more help on offense, Collins is too tempting at this point in the draft to overlook.
Johnathan Cyprien needs a running mate. The former Florida International Panthers star is talented enough to move to free safety, which would allow Collins to become an intimidating force at strong safety.
Collins was generally considered the No. 1 safety prospect, but he fell due to his overall skill set as a traditional box safety. Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley certainly knows how to get the most out of talented defensive backs.
37. New York Jets
The Pick: Quarterback Garrett Grayson
Geno Smith may honestly believe the Jets are his team moving forward, but it would be a stunning turn of events if general manager Mike Maccagnan didn't add some type of competition to the position at some point in the draft.
Unlike others in the class and Smith coming out of West Virginia, Grayson is considered a pro-style quarterback who already understands NFL passing concepts.
Coincidentally, the Jets met with Grayson on the final day of player visits, per Bleacher Report's Jason Cole.
38. Washington Redskins
The Pick: Defensive End Randy Gregory, Nebraska
It's difficult to predict exactly where Gregory will land due to his numerous off-field issues. Yet, he's still arguably the best pure pass-rusher in this year's class.
The Redskins, however, may be the ideal fit for him as a player and person.
Washington needs help at outside linebacker after losing Brian Orakpo in free agency. Plus, Gregory looks up to current Redskin Ryan Kerrigan. In fact, Gregory originally committed to the Purdue Boilermakers to follow in Kerrigan's footsteps.
Gregory said of his recruitment, Kerrigan and the decision to go to Nebraska via Tom Pelissero of USA Today:
They also had Ryan Kerrigan, and he probably didn't know this, but he's one of the guys I really looked up to coming out of high school. He's one of the main reasons why I wanted to go to Purdue. I used to go there every home game. I felt like the program itself was headed in the right direction. After my second juco season, I told myself I was going to take my visits still and I would visit Purdue on my birthday weekend. I went out to Nebraska and I was having the time of my life on my visit, and then I look at the Purdue score and they're playing Minnesota and Minnesota blows them out. Like a month later, they fired Coach Hope. I just decided to de-commit and commit to Nebraska.
Now, he can play opposite the talented edge-rusher.
39. Chicago Bears
The Pick: Defensive End Mario Edwards Jr., Florida State
In order for Vic Fangio's defense to operate properly, the Chicago Bears require an infusion of talent along the defensive line.
Edwards' versatility alone would allow the defensive coordinator to get creative with his fronts. The Florida State product can be a defensive end in multiple fronts or a 3-technique in a four-man front and even play from a two-point stance at times.
40. New York Giants
The Pick: Defensive End Owa Odighizuwa, UCLA
Depending on which prospects were available in the first round, the New York Giants would have strongly considered selecting a pass-rusher, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.
General manager Jerry Reese clearly wasn't enamored with the available talent and instead chose offensive tackle Ereck Flowers.
After they addressed the offensive line early, a talented pass-rusher falls into the Giants' lap in the form of Odighizuwa. The UCLA product is an ideal 4-3 defensive end who relentlessly pursues quarterbacks.
41. St. Louis Rams
The Pick: Offensive Tackle T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh
It wasn't too long ago that Clemmings was being discussed as the top pure offensive tackle prospect in this year's class, albeit as a right tackle.
The Rams surprised some when the organization selected Georgia running back Todd Gurley with the 10th overall pick.
After investing heavily in a new starting running back and quarterback, it's time for the Rams to finally address numerous concerns along the offensive line.
Clemmings is an aggressive run-blocker with tremendous natural athleticism, but he'll need to refine his technique to realize his full potential.
42. Atlanta Falcons
The Pick: Tight End Maxx Williams, Minnesota
Levine Toilolo isn't a starting-caliber tight end in the NFL. Williams, on the other hand, is the consensus No. 1 tight end prospect in this year's class.
Solid tight end play is a critical aspect of Kyle Shanahan's offense. However, Toilolo, Jacob Tamme and Tony Moeaki are far from reliable.
Shanahan said of the tight end position, courtesy of Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com:
I think tight end is always important just because it's hard to have a threat of many runs if a tight end is not out there. You'd love to go four receivers every single play, or even five receivers, but it makes it a lot easier for the defense when they know you have to throw it. The more times fullbacks go off the field or tight ends go off the field, it limits your run options, which makes you not as balanced.
Williams answers a glaring need at the position.
43. Cleveland Browns
The Pick: Defensive End Preston Smith, Mississippi State
Paul Kruger needs help getting after the quarterback.
Barkevious Mingo disappointed during his first two seasons after being the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
Smith presents size (6'5", 271 lbs), length and versatility, which are three things head coach Mike Pettine covets in his system.
And the Browns' meat-and-potatoes draft continues.
44. New Orleans Saints
The Pick: Outside Linebacker Eli Harold, Virginia
The Saints already addressed inside linebacker with the selection of Stephone Anthony at the end of the first round.
It's now time to find a complementary pass-rusher opposite Junior Galette.
In a class loaded with hybrid edge-rushers, Harold has been overlooked to a degree, but his first-step quickness and flexibility are top-notch.
45. Minnesota Vikings
The Pick: Linebacker Paul Dawson, TCU
The restoration of the Minnesota Vikings defense continues in the second round. Head coach Mike Zimmer got his man when the organization chose cornerback Trae Waynes with the 11th overall selection.
But a gaping hole remains at middle linebacker.
While there are questions about Dawson's personality off the field and overall athleticism on it, no one can deny his natural instincts and ability to stuff the run. Those traits are unparalleled in this year's class.
46. San Francisco 49ers
The Pick: Wide Receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri/Oklahoma
Green-Beckham is a top-10 talent who made numerous poor decisions in his past. In today's landscape, those off-field issues matter greatly to NFL teams.
But 6'5", 237-pound wide receivers with 4.49-second 40-yard dash speed don't exactly grow on trees.
A strong locker room with good veterans around Green-Beckham—like the 49ers have with Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith—could be enough to get the most out of the troubled target.
If they do, look out.
47. Miami Dolphins
The Pick: Linebacker Denzel Perryman, Miami (Fla.)
After the Miami Dolphins traded Dannell Ellerbe to the New Orleans Saints, the team's starting middle linebacker is...
No one currently on the roster fits the role.
Perryman was a heat-seeking missile, particularly against the run, during his time with the Miami Hurricanes. He won't have to travel far to find his new home.
48. San Diego Chargers
The Pick: Nose Tackle Eddie Goldman, Florida State
The early entrant certainly didn't expect to fall this far when he declared for the draft. But Goldman is generally viewed as a two-down lineman.
There is value, though, in being a two-gap nose tackle for a base 3-4 defense.
Last season, the Chargers finished 26th against the run and didn't receive quality play from their current nose tackles. Goldman has the potential to be a dominant interior presence.
49. Kansas City Chiefs
The Pick: Offensive Tackle Jake Fisher, Oregon
Offensive line, particularly right tackle, is a sore spot for the Chiefs after losing multiple blockers in free agency.
Fisher is a potential instant starter on the strong side at guard or tackle. He can compete with Donald Stephenson and Jeff Allen for the starting tackle spot or slide inside and provide even more depth. The Oregon product played both positions during his time in Eugene.
The Chiefs offensive line needs to be rebuilt this offseason, and Fisher can be a big piece to the puzzle.
50. Buffalo Bills
The Pick: Quarterback Bryce Petty, Baylor
Matt Cassel is currently the Bills starting quarterback, but he's not the long-term answer. EJ Manuel hasn't proved to be that guy, either.
Petty could eventually be the team's answer at the position if he's given time to develop. The Baylor product owns the strongest arm in this year's class, but Baylor's system doesn't prepare a quarterback for the professional ranks.
The Bills flew to Texas on Tuesday to meet with Petty, according to NFL.com's Bryan Fischer. Clearly, the team is interested in the gunslinger.
51. Houston Texans
The Pick: Wide Receiver Devin Smith, Ohio State
Technically, DeAndre Hopkins will be the wide receiver asked to replace Andre Johnson in Houston. The team still needs to fill the void Johnson left in the starting lineup, though.
Defenses need to account for Smith anytime he's on the field. The Ohio State product is the class' best vertical route-runner. His ability to stretch the field will open up the offense for Hopkins and whomever becomes the starting quarterback.
52. Philadelphia Eagles
The Pick: Safety Jaquiski Tartt, Samford
As Chip Kelly's bid to obtain quarterback Marcus Mariota ended in a thud, the Eagles still landed a quality target for Sam Bradford in USC's Nelson Agholor. It's now time to address the defense, particularly the secondary.
Kelly always had physical strong safeties during his time with the Oregon Ducks. He lacks that player in Philadelphia.
Malcolm Jenkins is a fine free safety, but he doesn't exude an intimidating presence. At 6'1" and 221 pounds, Tartt does.
53. Cincinnati Bengals
The Pick: Defensive Tackle Carl Davis, Iowa
The Cincinnati Bengals are content to sit back and see what talented prospects eventually fall to them.
In this scenario, Davis presents good value and fills a need.
While the Bengals don't need Davis to immediately start, he automatically becomes the heir apparent to Domata Peko, who is on the downside of his career. Davis will eventually take over as the starting 1-technique.
54. Detroit Lions
The Pick: Defensive Tackle Michael Bennett, Ohio State
The Detroit Lions did a wonderful job of reloading at defensive tackle after losing Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley in free agency by trading for former All-Pro Haloti Ngata and signing Tyrunn Walker.
But depth is still lacking among the defensive tackle rotation.
Bennett is one of the most disruptive defensive linemen available. His ability to consistently work upfield and create a new line of scrimmage makes him a valuable commodity at this juncture.
55. Arizona Cardinals
The Pick: Running Back Tevin Coleman, Indiana
The Arizona Cardinals were initially thwarted in their attempt to secure a top-notch running back prospect. Neither Georgia's Todd Gurley nor Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon was available once the Cardinals were finally on the clock in the first round.
After running for 2,036 yards on an injured foot as a junior, Coleman shouldn't be viewed as a consolation prize.
His ability to break any run into a long touchdown gallop adds another weapon to Bruce Arians' offense.
56. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pick: Defensive End Xavier Cooper, Washington State
All three levels of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense needed to be addressed after its abysmal 2014 campaign.
The selection of Kentucky's Alvin "Bud" Dupree in the first round was a good start.
Rebuilding a foundation isn't easy, but Cooper adds to a defensive end rotation that features Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt and Cam Thomas.
57. Carolina Panthers
The Pick: Cornerback Ronald Darby, Florida State
Josh Norman and Melvin White are both entering the final year of their contracts. Norman, in particular, may prove difficult to re-sign if he continues to play at a very high level.
Plus, Charles Tillman was only signed to a one-year deal earlier in the offseason.
Long-term depth and development at the cornerback position are concerns for the Carolina Panthers.
Darby is one of the top cornerbacks in this year's class with the potential to develop into an eventual starter.
58. Baltimore Ravens
The Pick: Running Back Jay Ajayi, Boise State
Justin Forsett may be coming off a career year with 1,266 rushing yards, but the Baltimore Ravens are still actively searching for an every-down running back who isn't 29 years old and less than 200 pounds.
Forsett should expect to share carries in 2015 with a young running back found somewhere in the draft.
In this particular case, Ajayi is available due to concerns over a previous knee injury. But he's the most complete back available and also a violent runner. He is the perfect complement to Forsett in the Ravens backfield.
59. Denver Broncos
The Pick: Nose Tackle Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma
Most of the pieces were already in place when the Denver Broncos hired defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and decided to switch to a base 3-4 defense.
Nose tackle wasn't one of them.
Phillips is arguably the best pure two-gap defender in this year's class, but concerns over a previous back injury and overall inconsistency on the field caused him to slide in the draft.
His overall potential, though, makes him an enticing target at this point in the process.
60. Dallas Cowboys
The Pick: Defensive End Danielle Hunter, LSU
The board simply hasn't fallen in the Cowboys' favor through the first two rounds—if they're searching for a new starting running back, that is.
Instead, Jerry Jones can continue to concentrate on building up the team's defense after selecting cornerback Byron Jones in the first round.
Another edge-rusher is needed in Dallas, too. Hunter wasn't productive in Baton Rouge, but he has all the physical tools necessary to potentially excel in Rod Marinelli's version of a Cover 2 defense.
61. Indianapolis Colts
The Pick: Cornerback/Safety Quinten Rollins, Miami (Ohio)
Rollins only played one year of football at Miami after serving as the school's starting point guard on the basketball team. In that one year, he displayed fantastic ball skills and tied for third in the nation with seven interceptions.
The former basketball standout didn't test as well as expected during the predraft process, though, and may not be able to remain at cornerback in the NFL. His natural instincts should help him make an easy transition into a ball-hawking safety.
62. Green Bay Packers
The Pick: Linebacker Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
The middle linebacker position was a complete disaster for the Green Bay Packers last season. All-world linebacker Clay Matthews was shifted inside, but he's better terrorizing quarterbacks off the edge of the formation.
McKinney brings similar, albeit opposite, value.
The All-SEC performer is a strong run defender on first and second downs. He can then provide some presence off the edge as an outside linebacker during obvious passing situations.
63. Seattle Seahawks
The Pick: Defensive Tackle Grady Jarrett, Clemson
Both of the Seattle Seahawks' starting defensive tackles turned 30 years old in January. Plus, Brandon Mebane and Tony McDaniel are free agents after the season.
This is a pre-emptive strike to rebuild the team's defensive interior.
Jarrett proved to be a tone-setter for the nation's top defense last year. He's constantly disruptive and nearly impossible to block one-on-one. He's also slightly undersized (6'1", 304 lbs), but Mebane continues to show what a quick first step can accomplish in this particular defensive scheme.
64. New England Patriots
The Pick: Guard A.J. Cann, South Carolina
Cann fits the definition of a plug-and-play prospect.
Last year, the Patriots' offensive interior struggled to find the right combination, and it wasn't until that group finally came together that the team became legitimate Super Bowl contenders (and eventual champions).
The problem wasn't completely solved, though. Left guard remains a question mark. Cann appears to be the answer after starting all four years at left guard in Columbia.
65. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Pick: Offensive Tackle La'el Collins, LSU
In order for quarterback Jameis Winston to realize his full potential, he must remain upright. Collins' situation remains uncertain, but we've reached the point of the draft where the potential reward outweighs the risk.
66. Tennessee Titans
The Pick: Defensive End Nate Orchard, Utah
The Titans need help getting after the quarterback off the edge, and Orchard finished second in the nation last season with 18.5 sacks.
67. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Pick: Wide Receiver Devin Funchess, Michigan
Funchess would add much-needed size to the Jaguars' wide receiver corps. Plus, the former tight end also offers plenty of flexibility to an offense that already plans to feature Julius Thomas.
68. Oakland Raiders
The Pick: Offensive Tackle Donovan Smith, Penn State
Smith presents plenty of upside as a potential starter at left or right tackle as long as he's fully committed to his craft. Right now, he can be viewed as Donald Penn's heir apparent.
69. Washington Redskins
The Pick: Safety James Sample, Louisville
Safety has been a problem area for the Redskins for a long time. The offseason addition of Dashon Goldson helps, but Sample adds even more depth and versatility to the secondary.
70. New York Jets
The Pick: Running Back Duke Johnson, Miami (Fla.)
Last year, the Jets signed Chris Johnson in hopes he had something left in the tank. He didn't, but Duke Johnson is an electric runner who adds some juice to the backfield.
71. Chicago Bears
The Pick: Safety Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern
Antrel Rolle's addition will provide a veteran presence along the back line of the defense, but the Bears still lack a legitimate strong safety. It may be slightly early for Campbell, but the team showed interest in the local product during the draft process.
72. St. Louis Rams
The Pick: Guard Ali Marpet, Hobart
One offensive lineman isn't good enough for the Rams. Better make it two. Marpet presents value due to his versatility. The Division III product can compete to start at center or guard.
73. Atlanta Falcons
The Pick: Running Back David Johnson, Northern Iowa
Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan knows how to get the most out of the running back position. Johnson could join Devonta Freeman in the backfield, and one of them would likely develop into a 1,000-yard rusher.
74. New York Giants
The Pick: Linebacker Kwon Alexander, LSU
How long can the Giants continue to rely on players such as Mark Herzlich and Jon Beason? Alexander would immediately infuse athleticism into the team's subpar group of linebackers.
75. New Orleans Saints
The Pick: Quarterback Brett Hundley, UCLA
The Saints need to find an eventual successor to Drew Brees. Hundley may not be the best overall fit for Sean Payton's offense, but he's the most talented single-caller still available.
76. Minnesota Vikings
The Pick: Guard Tre' Jackson, Florida State
After spending the first two picks on defensive players, the Vikings finally get quarterback Teddy Bridgewater some help. Jackson can start at either guard spot from Day 1.
77. Cleveland Browns
The Pick: Wide Receiver Tyler Lockett, Kansas State
The Browns finally address wide receiver. Lockett isn't a traditional outside receiver at 5'10" and 182 pounds, but he proved during his time in Manhattan that he can consistently separate from defenders. He's also an explosive downfield threat.
78. New Orleans Saints (from the Miami Dolphins)
The Pick: Tight End Clive Walford, Miami (Fla.)
Josh Hill performed well when he filled in for an injured Jimmy Graham last season. It doesn't necessarily mean Hill is ready to become a top option in the Saints offense. Walford has all of the physical tools to become a highly productive NFL tight end.
79. San Francisco 49ers
The Pick: Offensive Tackle Jeremiah Poutasi, Utah
During the predraft process, Poutasi was compared to Mike Iupati, whom he will now attempt to replace.
80. Kansas City Chiefs
The Pick: Wide Receiver Justin Hardy, East Carolina
The Chiefs still need help at wide receiver even after signing Jeremy Maclin during free agency. It's hard to think of anyone more qualified to fill the role than the NCAA's all-time leading receiver.
81. Buffalo Bills
The Pick: Guard John Miller, Louisville
Even as a third-round pick, Miller can step in during the start of training camp and secure a spot atop the depth chart. The Louisville product is a mauler at guard, and he should fit nicely into the Bills' run-first scheme.
82. Houston Texans
The Pick: Defensive End Hau'oli Kikaha, Washington
After leading the nation with 19 sacks last season, Kikaha creates depth and adds insurance behind Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus.
83. San Diego Chargers
The Pick: Offensive Tackle Rob Havenstein, Wisconsin
If the Chargers were impressed by how running back Melvin Gordon gained yards in Wisconsin, the organization should have noticed this mammoth right tackle along the way. The addition of Havenstein would allow the Chargers to move D.J. Fluker to guard, if they feel the need to do so.
84. Philadelphia Eagles
The Pick: Tight End Jesse James, Penn State
One of the players who could be on the trading block in Philadelphia is tight end Zach Ertz. If he's eventually dealt, James can lessen the blow to the roster.
85. Cincinnati Bengals
The Pick: Cornerback P.J. Williams, Florida State
As per usual, the Bengals sit back and land a high-value player. Williams didn't test as well as expected during the predraft process and had a recent run-in with the law (the charges were dropped), but he's still a physical corner who can set the edge and mix it up with receivers.
86. Arizona Cardinals
The Pick: Cornerback Josh Shaw, USC
Cornerback wasn't considered a high priority for the Cardinals, but head coach Bruce Arians would like to find Patrick Peterson a new running mate. The franchise has also shown the willingness to take a chance on a talented player with off-field question marks at this point in the process in the past.
87. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pick: Cornerback Jalen Collins, LSU
The run on cornerbacks continues. Collins owns first-round ability, and the Steelers showed plenty of interest in him during the evaluation period, but he also lacks consistency and failed numerous drug tests at LSU, per ESPN.com. Talent eventually trumps trepidation, though.
88. Detroit Lions
The Pick: Cornerback Steven Nelson, Oregon State
Four cornerbacks are now selected in a row. The run started because of the quality still on the board despite question marks with a few of these prospects. The only concerns regarding Nelson are a lack of ideal size (5'10", 197 lbs) and his overaggressive nature. But he can go to Detroit and compete for a starting spot opposite Darius Slay.
89. Carolina Panthers
The Pick: Offensive Tackle Ty Sambrailo, Colorado State
The Panthers are in a bit of a predicament at this point in the draft. The team still desperately needs a left tackle prospect to develop, but the options are limited. Sambrailo, who may ultimately end up at guard, is the best available option.
90. Baltimore Ravens
The Pick: Defensive End Lorenzo Mauldin, Louisville
Baltimore's primary pass-rushers, Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil, are both over 30 years old. Plus, Pernell McPhee left via free agency. Mauldin can be developed as a rotational edge-rusher until he's ready to take over for one of the older outside linebackers.
91. Dallas Cowboys
The Pick: Running Back Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
Almost anyone can run behind the Cowboys' talented offensive line and be productive. However, the team doesn't appear to be comfortable going into next season with Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden atop the depth chart. The only thing not to like about Abdullah as a player and person at this point in the process is his size (5'9", 205 lbs).
92. Denver Broncos
The Pick: Center Hroniss Grasu, Oregon
Grasu can immediately step in and push Gino Gradkowski in an attempt to become the Broncos' new starting center or move to guard and provide depth.
93. Indianapolis Colts
The Pick: Offensive Tackle Daryl Williams, Oklahoma
Gosder Cherilus hasn't lived to expectations after signing a five-year, $35 million contract prior to the 2013 campaign. But the team can save over $4 million by releasing him after the upcoming season. Williams will then take over at right tackle.
94. Green Bay Packers
The Pick: Defensive End Henry Anderson, Stanford
This is purely a value pick. Anderson, who played defensive end in a three-man front, simply didn't match up with team needs or scheme fits along the way. But he could easily go a round higher.
95. Seattle Seahawks
The Pick: Wide Receiver Chris Conley, Georgia
The Seahawks always walk to the beat of their own drum, and Conley coming off the board this early shouldn't be surprising as a result. He adds another supreme athlete with size to the offense, and he becomes Russell Wilson's new vertical threat.
96. New England Patriots
The Pick: Tight End Jeff Heuerman, Ohio State
The Patriots' Bill Belichick and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer formed a bond years ago, and New England's head coach generally trusts the players Meyer develops. Heuerman is Meyer's all-time favorite player that he's coached (yes, even over Tim Tebow), per Bleacher Report's Matt Miller.
A tight end who can stretch the seam and block, and who receives Meyer's stamp of approval, is a perfect fit in New England.
97. New England Patriots (Compensatory Pick)
The Pick: Cornerback Jacoby Glenn, UCF
After declaring for the draft as a redshirt sophomore, Glenn disappointed during predraft workouts. Despite this issue, he was still one of the best cornerbacks in the nation last year and a top ball hawk, which keeps him in the conversation as an early to mid-round pick.
98. Kansas City Chiefs (Compensatory Pick)
The Pick: Safety Derron Smith, Fresno State
The Chiefs can't replace Eric Berry, but Smith provides a contingency plan and depth at safety.
99. Cincinnati Bengals (Compensatory Pick)
The Pick: Defensive End Za'Darius Smith, Kentucky
The Bengals were the worst team in the NFL at getting to the quarterback in 2014. Smith adds quality depth to the team's pool of edge-rushers in order to attack opposing signal-callers in waves.