2015 NFL Mock Draft: Minnesota Vikings Grab A Cornerback

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Sep 27, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) warms up before the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium. Texas won the game 23-0. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

56. I hate having Brown slide this far in the draft because he’s far too talented to be overlooked for this long, but he’s the kind of player that the Bengals need to get their defense right again.. Defensive Tackle. Texas. Malcom Brown. 21. player

55. Troy Polamalu has retired, but another physical cornerback could fall right into their laps if this scenario happens. He’s a hard hitter that should be plugged in on day one.. Safety. Alabama. Landon Collins. 22. player

50. The Lions seem to love using picks on their offense instead of their defense, so I expect that trend to continue as they upgrade their right tackle position by selecting Andrus Peat.. Offensive Tackle. Stanford. Andrus Peat. 23. player

32. I don’t see a linebacker worth the spot for Arizona at this point, so I see them beefing up their secondary a little more. Hopefully, he can fill the hole left by Cromartie in free agency.. Cornerback. Washington. Marcus Peters. 24. player

Cam can add another weapon to his arsenal during this draft after getting the dynamic Kelvin Benjamin last draft. Carolina could also look at OT in this spot if WR isn’t as big of a need to them.. Wide Receiver. UCF. Breshad Perriman. 25. player. 87

Wide Receiver. Oklahoma. Dorial Green-Beckham. 26. player. 26. Steve Smith and Marlon Brown are good, but Dorial Green-Beckham can provide a much bigger target if they are willing to take a chance on his off the field issues.

Nov 15, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) returns a kickoff against the Auburn Tigers during the first quarter at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

player. 123. DeMarco Murray is long gone and a trade to bring Adrian Peterson down to Dallas seems improbable. They can get their own dynamic RB if they grab Gurley at this point in the draft.. Running Back. Georgia. Todd Gurley. 27

45. Terrance Knighton was a big reason for the success in the middle of Denver’s DL last season and Goldman looks to be a great successor to the position.. Defensive Tackle. Florida State. Eddie Goldman. 28. player

player. 46. Filling a big need for the team is worth a minor reach as the Colts shouldn’t see Nate Irving as an answer for the middle linebacker position.. Linebacker. Mississippi State. Benardrick McKinney. 29

He’s a little smaller than teams would like, but he’s got a big motor and fills a position of need for Green Bay. However, if a corner with higher value is available, that should be their pick.. Linebacker. Miami (Fla.). Denzel Perryman. 30. player. 49

15. The Saints should keep working on their defense if they want to remain a competitive team. Combining Jones with Browner and Wilson as new arrivals should help turn things around.. Cornerback. Connecticut. Byron Jones. 31. player

32. player. 47. I know I’m a bit higher on Tomlinson than others are, but New England needs help rebuilding that offensive line for Tom Brady and whoever his eventual successor will be.. Guard. Duke. Laken Tomlinson

Players Who Missed The Cut

  •  Melvin Gordon, RB Wisconsin – He’s too talented not to be a first round selection, so I can see a team possibly trying to grab him at the end with a little trade up.
  • T.J. Clemmings, OT Pittsburgh – It seems like every offensive tackle other than Scherff has a flaw that will make them go later than they should.  Clemmings should be a first rounder, but could slide out.
  • D.J. Humphries, OT Florida – Sadly, I do think offensive tackles slide a bit in this draft and even one with momentum like Humphries isn’t immune to that.

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