2015 NFL Mock Draft: Minnesota Vikings Grab A Cornerback

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Nov 22, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans cornerback Trae Waynes (15) stands on the field between plays during the1st half of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

player. 60. I nearly wrote in the name of Bud Dupree here. I don’t like the value of Waynes at 11 but a selection had to be made. I expect Minnesota to try to trade down to get more picks later on in the draft.. Cornerback. Michigan State. Trae Waynes. 11

Washington. Danny Shelton. 12. player. 53. The interior of Cleveland’s defensive line has been a problem for a while and although the Browns need weapons of offense, Shelton is too good of a value to pass up at this point.. Defensive Tackle

Kentucky. Alvin Dupree. 13. player. 15. Pass rush is needed in a Saints defense that has struggled mightily. Dupree can be plugged in to their outside linebacker spot and be a major disruption.. Defensive End

player. 59. While looked at as a tackle by some, Collins is also well equipped to cover the job at guard after failing to fill the need during free agency.. Offensive Tackle. LSU. La'el Collins. 14

Linebacker. UCLA. Eric Kendricks. 15. player. 42. I fully expect the 49ers to reach for a middle linebacker after losing Patrick Willis AND Chris Borland. And I think that reach will come early and possibly in the first couple rounds of the draft.

Nov 29, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals wide receiver DeVante Parker (9) runs the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats during the second half at Papa John

player. 10. Losing Andre Johnson will hurt, but adding him to the group of Hopkins, Shorts, and Washington will help whoever their quarterback turns out to be (Brian Hoyer?) succeed.. Wide Receiver. Louisville. DeVante Parker. 16

player. 13. The Cowboys were mocked for picking a center in the first round in 2013 but it ended up paying major dividends for them. I see Erving as the same type of investment for Sand Diego.. Center. Florida State. Cameron Erving. 17

Miami (Fla.). Ereck Flowers. 18. player. 124. The Chiefs seem to be drafting a lot of offensive tackles lately after seemingly missing on too many of their past selections. Hopefully, that doesn’t scare them out of taking a player like Flowers.. Offensive Tackle

53. Wide receivers seem to be a big problem for Cleveland. Bowe isn’t what he used to be and Hartline can’t be relied on. Strong could be a fresh start at the position which can’t be a bad thing.. Wide Receiver. Arizona State. Jaelen Strong. 19. player

54. The secondary is a huge mess for the Eagles and could have taken Johnson, Peters or even safety Landon Collins with this pick. However, corner is likely the biggest need.. Cornerback. Wake Forest. Kevin Johnson. 20. player

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