Thursday, April 16, 2015

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Rounds 1-6

1st Round
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jameis Winston QB, Florida State
The Buccaneers are most likely going to take a QB at No. 1 overall. They cut QB Josh McCown and QB Mike Glennon is a solid back-up. Winston, despite his character issues off the field is highly talented and played in an offense similar to what NFL teams run. He's a proven winner and should help turn around things for Tampa Bay as long as he stays out of trouble.

2. Tennessee Titans - Marcus Mariota QB, Oregon
The Titans do have QB Zach Mettenberger but he was just a 6th Round selection last year. Tennessee needs a franchise QB that isn't prone to turnovers and a QB that makes everyone around them better. Mariota is exactly that kind of QB but will need some time to get comfortable in an NFL offense and become a leader. If the Titans think Mettenberger is a franchise QB then they could take Mariota and trade him or trade down.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Dante Fowler DE, Florida
In last years NFL Draft, Jacksonville passed on Khalil Mack to take their potential franchise QB Blake Bortles. Fowler is an athletic edge rusher that can take over games and would help the Jaguars get a better pass rush on opposing teams. Current starting DE Chris Clemons will also turn 34 years old during the season.

4. Oakland Raiders - Leonard Williams DT, USC
Williams is versatile and can play in the 3-technique for the Raiders and line up as a DE in certain situations. Williams was a disruptive force at USC making big plays in opponents' backfields on the regular. He also wants to play for the Raiders and head coach Jack Del Rio likely wants to have a top notch defense before taking a wide out in a draft that's loaded with wide receivers. Williams is also possibly the best prospect available in the entire 2015 NFL Draft.

5. Washington Redskins - Vic Beasley OLB, Clemson
OLB Brian Orakpo signed with the Tennessee Titans this off-season so Beasley would replace him and start opposite of OLB Ryan Kerrigan. Beasley set the Clemson school record for career sacks and was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. His draft stock is very high after an excellent performance at the NFL Scouting Combine.

6. New York Jets - Amari Cooper WR, Alabama
With both QB's Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota gone; the Jets will have to "settle" for Cooper who dominated the SEC last season with 124 receptions for 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns. The Jets have already traded for WR Brandon Marshall this off-season but he's 31 years old and wasn't healthy in 2014. WR Eric Decker was a disappointment in his 1st season with New York and was also injured last year. Cooper would be a great building block for the future as long as the Jets can find a QB.

7. Chicago Bears - Danny Shelton NT, Washington
The Bears are switching to a 3-4 defense under new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. With that, they need a big human being to plug up the middle and stop the run. Shelton fits the criteria as a massive football player who moves really well for his size. Chicago's defense has been an embarrassment to their fans the last two seasons and Shelton is a start to getting the defense right.

8. Atlanta Falcons - Alvin Dupree OLB, Kentucky
The Falcons have to draft a pass-rusher early that can come off the edge and get to the quarterback. DE Kroy Biermann led Atlanta in sacks last season with just 4.5 of them. Dupree had an excellent NFL Scouting Combine which should solidify him as a Top-15 selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. However, at this point he is more of an athlete than football player similar to what Vikings OLB Anthony Barr was before the draft last year.

9. New York Giants - Brandon Scherff OT, Iowa
The Giants offensive line and QB Eli Manning needs a player like Scherff who can actually play offensive tackle unlike OT Justin Pugh who needs to be kicked inside at guard. The Giants run game wasn't good last season as they averaged just 3.6 yards per carry.

10. St. Louis Rams - Kevin White WR, West Virginia
The Rams have tried to upgrade the receiving corps over the years. They just haven't been very good at doing it and newly acquired QB Nick Foles needs some elite weapons. It's probably not likely that White falls to them but they need to get someone who can step in and be the guy. They re-signed WR Kenny Britt which is good but WR Tavon Austin hasn't developed into the big time playmaker he was supposed to be.

11. Minnesota Vikings - Trae Waynes CB, Michigan State
Minnesota had a good defense in 2014 but they still have some holes to fill before they can become an excellent defense. One of those holes is at cornerback. Waynes is a lengthy, fast CB that can shut down receivers as he plays the ball in the air well. Waynes is also pretty physical and will support the run. The Vikings have to get better in the secondary so they won't continually get burned by the Packers, Lions and Bears' offensive weapons.

12. Cleveland Browns - DeVante Parker WR, Louisville
WR Josh Gordon is suspended again for the year and the rest of the receivers for Cleveland are No. 2 or 3 options at best. Parker has great body control and would be an excellent weapon for whoever is at quarterback for the Browns next season. With Parker, the Browns should run the ball better with what could be lighter boxes.

13. New Orleans Saints - La'el Collins OT, LSU
The Saints traded away OG Ben Grubbs to the Kansas City Chiefs this off-season. So there is a need on the offensive line which Collins is more than capable of filling. Collins could be an absolute beast of a left guard in the NFL with the ability to play both tackle spots if needed. He'd give QB Drew Brees more time in the pocket and bust open holes for RB's C.J. Spiller and Mark Ingram.

14. Miami Dolphins - Todd Gurley RB, Georgia
For whatever reason, the Dolphins only like RB Lamar Miller as a change of pace back in their offense despite averaging 5.1 yards per carry last season. Gurley is a player coming off of a torn ACL but could absolutely dominate the NFL once healthy. Gurley possesses breakaway speed and can be the 'bellcow' RB that Miami hoped RB Knowshon Moreno would've been until he tore his ACL.

15. San Francisco 49ers - Shane Ray OLB, Missouri
Ray has an explosive first step off of the ball and could be used opposite of OLB Aldon Smith. The SEC Defensive Player of the Year had a monster 2014 season for Missouri recording 13 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss. San Francisco could make this pick because they can't possibly trust Smith off the field and OLB Ahmad Brooks wasn't happy about his playing time last year.

16. Houston Texans - Arik Armstead DE, Oregon
Houston really needs a QB but there aren't any worth a selection here. So they could just pair All-Pro DE J.J. Watt with Armstead who has a lot of potential. Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel should be able to be very creative with his front-7 especially if OLB Jadeveon Clowney comes back healthy next season.

17. San Diego Chargers - Ereck Flowers OT, Miami
San Diego's offensive line was in shambles by the end of the 2014 season. The Chargers re-signed OT King Dunlap. However, there are rumors that San Diego wants to move OT D.J. Fluker to guard which would open up a spot at right tackle. Flowers has the ability to play left or right tackle. QB Philip Rivers needs time in the pocket and a better run game. Flowers should help both.

18. Kansas City Chiefs - Andrus Peat OT, Stanford
OT Eric Fisher has been a disappointment for the Chiefs being a former No. 1 overall pick. While Fisher will still start next year; the Chiefs still need another offensive tackle as they lack depth and OT Ryan Harris is still a free agent. Peat would help immensely in the Chiefs important running game and protect QB Alex Smith while he tries to not throw it to his wide receivers.

19. Cleveland Browns - Malcom Brown DT, Texas
Last season, the Browns were the worst team in trying to stop the run. They need a nose tackle. NT Ahtyba Rubin is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks but he was part of the problem in 2014. They could put NT/DE Phil Taylor there but he hasn't been effective lately either. Brown is a powerful DT that should help get Cleveland on its way to becoming one of the best run stopping defenses in the NFL.

20. Philadelphia Eagles - D.J. Humphries OT, Florida
Humphries could come in and be the future franchise left tackle for the Eagles. For now, Philadelphia has a need at right guard after releasing OG Todd Herremans in the off-season. Humphries is certainly athletic enough to play about anywhere on the offensive line. Philly has two fantastic running backs and Humphries will open up holes for them and also give QB Sam Bradford more time in the pocket to throw to WR Jordan Matthews.

21. Cincinnati Bengals - Randy Gregory OLB, Nebraska
Gregory may fall out of the Top-10 because he failed his drug test at the NFL Combine and failed previous tests at Nebraska. The Bengals would run to the podium if Gregory fell to them as they don't mind taking chances on players with character concerns. Also, Cincinnati was dead last in sacks with 20 of them during the 2014 season. To put that in perpective; Kansas City's Justin Houston and Houston's J.J. Watt compiled more by themselves.

22. Pittsburgh Steelers - Landon Collins SS, Alabama
All-time Steelers great SS Troy Polamalu recently retired so Pittsburgh will have to find a replacement. Pittsburgh's defense is going through a rebuilding phase getting younger and faster. They also won't have defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau on their sidelines for the 1st time in years. The Steelers need new leaders on defense and Collins can become one. Collins is a heavy hitter with good range in coverage and would pair up with S Mike Mitchell well.

23. Detroit Lions - Cameron Erving OC, Florida State
Erving is an offensive lineman that can play at all five spots on the offensive line. Detroit struggled to run the ball during the 2014 season and it mostly had to do with the ineptness of the interior offensive line. Once Erving moved to center for Florida State last season; their running game became instantly better along with their pass protection.

24. Arizona Cardinals - Marcus Peters CB, Washington
CB Antonio Cromartie bolted for the New York Jets in free agency and their isn't much depth behind CB Patrick Peterson. The Cardinals rely on their secondary a lot as they blitz often and there won't be much change under new defensive coordinator James Bettcher as he was an in-house hire. Peters is a great talent that will slow down the WR's of the NFC West but does have his off the field concerns.

25. Carolina Panthers - Breshad Perriman WR, UCF
After WR Kelvin Benjamin, the Panthers don't have a quality receiver. Perriman has the potential to be a No. 1 WR but wouldn't have the pressure to become one in Carolina. He ran a blazing fast 4.24 40-yard dash at his Pro Day and has pretty good hands along with NFL bloodlines. Benjamin and Perriman would be a spectacular WR duo for QB Cam Newton.

26. Baltimore Ravens - Kevin Johnson CB, Wake Forest
The Ravens secondary was lost once CB Jimmy Smith got injured last season. It was the main reason why they lost some of their games. More specifically against Big Ben and the Steelers allowing 6 TD passes; allowing the Chargers to come back and win and in the playoffs where Patriots QB Tom Brady shredded them. Johnson has great cover skills and although not very big; he will throw his body around to support the run.

27. Dallas Cowboys - Melvin Gordon RB, Wisconsin
Dallas smartly didn't overpay for RB DeMarco Murray's services as he still is injury prone and fumbles a lot. Plus with the offensive line that the Cowboys have; they should be able to produce a 1,000-yard rusher easily. Gordon is an outstanding RB who can carry a team on his back. The comparisons to Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles don't hurt either.

28. Denver Broncos - T.J. Clemmings OT, Pittsburgh
Denver and QB Peyton Manning could definitely use a lineman like Clemmings. OT Chris Clark didn't play well last season and the Broncos lost OG Orlando Franklin to the San Diego Chargers in the off-season. There is a serious lack of depth across the entire offensive line also. Clemmings didn't have a good Senior Bowl week but he has great ability and potential.

29. Indianapolis Colts - Byron Jones CB, Connecticut
Indianapolis lacks quality depth at cornerback behind CB Vontae Davis. Jones was a top performer at the Scouting Combine with a 44.5'' vertical and 12'3'' broad jump. He ran a 4.36 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. Jones has good coverage skills and the obvious athletic upside to be one of the best CB's in the NFL. At worst he'll be the No. 3 CB in 2015 for the Colts but I think he can have an immediate impact.

30. Green Bay Packers - Eric Kendricks ILB, UCLA
The Packers moved OLB Clay Matthews inside towards the end of last season because their former ILB's were inept. Matthews did very well there but he's more valuable on the outside rushing the passer. Kendricks will be a much needed upgrade at inside linebacker for Green Bay as the Butkus Award winner is an athletic freak who can chase down ball carriers from sideline-to-sideline.

31. New Orleans Saints - Jaelen Strong WR, Arizona State
The Saints should look into finding an eventual replacement for WR Marques Colston in this year's draft. Colston has been an excellent target for QB Drew Brees over the years but looked about done last season. Strong has the potential to take over as the No. 1 target for Brees especially now that TE Jimmy Graham is gone. He has great hands and showed off his speed and jumping ability at the Scouting Combine with a 4.44 40-yard dash and 42'' vertical.

32. New England Patriots - Jake Fisher OT, Oregon
New England's interior offensive line struggled for much of the 2014 NFL season. OT Nate Solder also struggled some in protecting QB Tom Brady's blindside. Head coach Bill Belichick loves versatile players and Fisher is one of the most versatile offensive lineman in the 2015 NFL Draft. Fisher should be able to go in and start at guard for New England from Day 1 and be a solid player for years to come.

2nd Round
33. Tennessee Titans - Dorial Green-Beckham WR, Oklahoma
DGB is a major character risk but the Titans need a true No.1 WR.

34. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Eric Rowe CB/S, Utah
S Chris Conte is a projected starter for the Bucs right now. That can't happen.

35. Oakland Raiders - Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE, UCLA
Last year, Oakland registered the 2nd fewest sacks in the NFL with 22.

36. Jacksonville Jaguars - Shaq Thompson OLB, Washington
Thompson is a playmaker and would give Jacksonville a stud at linebacker.

37. New York Jets - Eli Harold OLB, Virginia
Some new blood is needed at OLB for New York as Calvin Pace and Jason Babin are both 34.

38. Washington Redskins - Cedric Ogbuehi OT, Texas A&M
Ogbuehi is an immediate upgrade at right tackle and will help keep RGIII upright.

39. Chicago Bears - Nelson Agholor WR, USC
The Bears traded WR Brandon Marshall to the Jets. Agholor would complement WR Alshon Jeffery well.

40. New York Giants - Eddie Goldman DT, Florida State
Goldman and DT Johnathan Hankins should stuff opposing running games.

41. St. Louis Rams - A.J. Cann OG, South Carolina
The Rams need to load up on lineman to keep QB Nick Foles from getting hit.

42. Atlanta Falcons - Jalen Collins CB, LSU
Atlanta's defense gave up the most passing yards in 2014.

43. Cleveland Browns - Preston Smith DE, Mississippi State
Smith is a solid run defender with the size to be a 3-4 DE.

44. New Orleans Saints - Maxx Williams TE, Minnesota
Williams has nice skill set; he should replace TE Jimmy Graham for the most part.

45. Minnesota Vikings - Benardrick McKinney ILB, Mississippi State
McKinney is a freak who can chase down ball carriers from sideline-to-sideline.

46. San Francisco 49ers - Stephone Anthony ILB, Clemson
Both ILB's Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retired. Anthony is highly athletic.

47. Miami Dolphins - Laken Tomlinson OG, Duke
The Dolphins need a guard so they can move Mike Pouncey back to center.

48. San Diego Chargers - Tevin Coleman RB, Indiana
The Chargers could use a home run hitter at running back.

49. Kansas City Chiefs - Hroniss Grasu OC, Oregon
Kansas City needs to find someone to try and replace OC Rodney Hudson.

50. Buffalo Bills - Ali Marpet OG, Hobart
Marpet will help the Bills in the run game that will feature RB LeSean McCoy.

51. Houston Texans - Devin Funchess WR/TE, Michigan
Funchess would be a great No. 2 wide out next to WR DeAndre Hopkins.

52. Philadelphia Eagles - Phillip Dorsett WR, Miami
Philly didn't bring back WR Jeremy Maclin. Dorsett is a burner for Chip Kelly.

53. Cincinnati Bengals - Jordan Phillips DT, Oklahoma
Phillips would be a steal here and an upgrade over DT Domata Peko.

54. Detroit Lions - Ronald Darby CB, Florida State
Darby fits the profile of what the Lions look for in CB's and Rashean Mathis is old.

55. Arizona Cardinals - Jay Ajayi RB, Boise State
Ajayi can handle a big workload and would pair up nicely with RB Andre Ellington.

56. Pittsburgh Steelers - Danielle Hunter OLB/DE, LSU
OLB Jason Worilds retired and OLB Jarvis Jones hasn't panned out yet.

57. Carolina Panthers - Donovan Smith OT, Penn State
Carolina had issues all of last season at offensive tackle.

58. Baltimore Ravens - Sammie Coates WR, Auburn
Coates could be a fantastic new deep threat for Flacco.

59. Denver Broncos - Mario Edwards DE, Florida State
Edwards is a fantastic talent that could start for the Broncos in their 3-4 defense.

60. Dallas Cowboys - Carl Davis DT, Iowa
Davis is an immediate upgrade for the Cowboys front-4.

61. Indianapolis Colts - Ameer Abdullah RB, Nebraska
The Colts don't have a running back like Abdullah on their roster.

62. Green Bay Packers - Quinten Rollins CB, Miami (OH)
Lost both CB's Tramon Williams and Davon House in free agency.

63. Seattle Seahawks - Xavier Cooper DT, Washington State
Cooper fits the scheme and will provide an interior pass rush.

64. New England Patriots - Devin Smith WR, Ohio State
Smith could be an excellent deep threat for QB Tom Brady.

3rd Round
65. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tre Jackson OG, Florida State
Jackson will help improve Tampa's run game and pass protection.

66. Tennessee Titans - Ty Sambrailo OT, Colorado State
Need a right tackle after releasing OT Michael Oher and OT Michael Roos retiring.

67. Jacksonville Jaguars - Reese Dismukes OC, Auburn
The center position for the Jaguars was a disaster last season.

68. Oakland Raiders - Chris Conley WR, Georgia
The Raiders signed WR Michael Crabtree so they may wait to take a WR.

69. Washington Redskins - Alex Carter CB, Stanford
Carter is a tall, athletic and highly physical corner that Washington could use.

70. New York Jets - Brett Hundley QB, UCLA
Maybe Hundley will be the answer at QB for the Jets.

71. Chicago Bears - Garrett Grayson QB, Colorado State
Chicago's front office doesn't want QB Jay Cutler to be there much longer.

72. St. Louis Rams - Daryl Williams OT, Oklahoma
St. Louis cut OT Jake Long and Williams could start at right tackle from Day 1.

73. Atlanta Falcons - Cody Prewitt S, Ole Miss
Lost S Dwight Lowery in free agency so they need a new starter.

74. New York Giants - Damarious Randall FS, Arizona State
S Antrel Rolle signed with Chicago in the off-season and S Stevie Brown is a free agent.

75. New Orleans Saints - Denzel Perryman ILB, Miami
Perryman is a stud who would upgrade the middle of the Saints defense.

76. Minnesota Vikings - David Johnson RB, Northern Iowa
RB Adrian Peterson may not be back so Johnson can complement RB Jerick McKinnon.

77. Cleveland Browns - Bryce Petty QB, Baylor
QB's Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel are Cleveland's options right now.

78. New Orleans Saints - Nate Orchard OLB, Utah
Rob Ryan's defense needs guys that can pressure the QB. Orchard had 18.5 sacks in 2014.

79. San Francisco 49ers - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB, Oregon
CB's Chris Culliver and Perrish Cox left in free agency.

80. Kansas City Chiefs - P.J. Williams CB, Florida State
Recent DUI arrest but will be great depth for the Chiefs secondary.

81. Buffalo Bills - Paul Dawson ILB, TCU
The Bills traded away ILB Kiko Alonso so Dawson would fill that void.

82. Houston Texans - Duke Johnson RB, Miami
RB Arian Foster can't stay healthy for a full season.

83. San Diego Chargers - Hauoli Kikaha OLB, Washington
Kikaha will boost the Chargers pass rush.

84. Philadelphia Eagles - Ibraheim Campbell S, Northwestern
The Eagles allowed the 2nd most passing yards in the NFL last season.

85. Cincinnati Bengals - Clive Walford TE, Miami
Walford has receiving ability and can block. Replaces TE Jermaine Gresham.

86. Arizona Cardinals - Arie Kouandjio OG, Alabama
Arizona's interior offensive line was awful last season.

87. Pittsburgh Steelers - D'Joun Smith CB, Florida Atlantic
Pittsburgh's CB's were torched last season.

88. Detroit Lions - Michael Bennett DT, Ohio State
The Lions traded for DT Haloti Ngata but the position group is still weak.

89. Carolina Panthers - Jordan Hicks OLB, Texas
Hicks is an underrated player that could excel next to LB's Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis.

90. Baltimore Ravens - Marcus Hardison DT, Arizona State
Hardison could be a potential replacement for Haloti Ngata somewhat.

91. Dallas Cowboys - Josh Shaw CB, USC
CB Orlando Scandrick needs help. Shaw could play corner or safety.

92. Denver Broncos - Mitch Morse OG, Missouri
Denver has no depth on the offensive line and needs help everywhere.

93. Indianapolis Colts - Max Garcia OC, Florida
Garcia had a great Pro Day and will help protect QB Andrew Luck.

94. Green Bay Packers - Davis Tull OLB, Chattanooga
Tull would provide depth at OLB especially if OLB Clay Matthews is stuck at inside linebacker.

95. Seattle Seahawks - Tre McBride WR, William & Mary
McBride is an impressive receiver who will go up and make tough catches.

96. New England Patriots - T.J. Yeldon RB, Alabama
Lost both RB's Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley in free agency.

97. New England Patriots - Justin Cox CB, Mississippi State
New England lost both CB's Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner this off-season.

98. Kansas City Chiefs - Rashad Greene WR, Florida State
Greene runs great routes and produced at FSU. Nice option next to WR Jeremy Maclin.

99. Cincinnati Bengals - Tyler Lockett WR, Kansas State
Additional help at WR could be used and Lockett is an exceptional return man also.

4th Round
100. Tennessee Titans - Derron Smith FS, Fresno State
101. New England Patriots - Rakeem Nunez-Roches DT, Southern Miss
102. Oakland Raiders - Jaquiski Tartt SS, Samford
103. Jacksonville Jaguars - John Miller OG, Louisville
104. New York Jets - Jake Ryan ILB, Michigan
105. Washington Redskins - Clayton Geathers SS, UCF
106. Chicago Bears - Steven Nelson CB, Oregon State
107. Atlanta Falcons - Jamil Douglas OG, Arizona State
108. New York Giants - Kwon Alexander OLB, LSU
109. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Ben Heeney ILB, Kansas
110. Minnesota Vikings - Kurtis Drummond S, Michigan State
111. Cleveland Browns - Tyrus Thompson OT, Oklahoma
112. Seattle Seahawks - Shaq Mason OC, Georgia Tech
113. Philadelphia Eagles - Lorenzo Mauldin OLB, Louisville
114. Miami Dolphins - Kenny Bell WR, Nebraska
115. Cleveland Browns - Jeff Heuerman TE, Ohio State
116. Houston Texans - Jesse James TE, Penn State
117. San Diego Chargers - Doran Grant CB, Ohio State
118. Kansas City Chiefs - Mike Hull ILB, Penn State
119. St. Louis Rams - Grady Jarrett DT, Clemson
120. Cincinnati Bengals - Za'Darius Smith DE, Kentucky
121. Pittsburgh Steelers - Corey Robinson OT, South Carolina
122. Baltimore Ravens - Javorius Allen RB, USC
123. Arizona Cardinals - Trey Flowers DE/OLB, Arkansas
124. Carolina Panthers - Adrian Amos S, Penn State
125. Baltimore Ravens - Justin Hardy WR, East Carolina
126. San Francisco 49ers - Darren Waller WR, Georgia Tech
127. Dallas Cowboys - James Sample S, Louisville
128. Indianapolis Colts - Gabe Wright DT, Auburn
129. Green Bay Packers - Jeremy Langford RB, Michigan State
130. Seattle Seahawks - Justin Coleman CB, Tennessee
131. New England Patriots - Josue Matias OG, Florida State
132. San Francisco 49ers - Henry Anderson DE, Stanford
133. Denver Broncos - Leterrius Walton DT, Central Michigan
134. Seattle Seahawks - Mark Glowinski OG, West Virginia
135. Cincinnati Bengals - B.J. Finney OC, Kansas State
136. Baltimore Ravens - Lynden Trail DE/OLB, Norfolk State

5th Round
137. Minnesota Vikings - Jeremiah Poutasi OG, Utah
138. Tennessee Titans - David Cobb RB, Minnesota
139. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jacoby Glenn CB, UCF
140. Oakland Raiders - Craig Mager CB, Texas State
141. Washington Redskins - Dezmin Lewis WR, Central Arkansas
142. Chicago Bears - Durrell Eskridge FS, Syracuse
143. Denver Broncos - Frank Clark OLB, Michigan
144. New York Giants - Dres Anderson WR, Utah
145. Philadelphia Eagles - Corey Crawford DE, Clemson
146. Atlanta Falcons - Tony Lippett WR, Michigan State
147. Cleveland Browns - Alani Fua OLB, BYU
148. New Orleans Saints - Senquez Golson CB, Ole Miss
149. Miami Dolphins - Christian Covington DT, Rice
150. Miami Dolphins - Nick Marshall CB, Auburn
151. San Francisco 49ers - Sean Mannion QB, Oregon State
152. Houston Texans - Miles Dieffenbach OG, Penn State
153. San Diego Chargers - Ellis McCarthy NT, UCLA
154. New Orleans Saints - Derrick Lott DT, Chattanooga
155. Buffalo Bills - Rob Havenstein OT, Wisconsin
156. Philadelphia Eagles - Charles Gaines CB, Louisville
157. Cincinnati Bengals - Anthony Harris S, Virginia
158. Baltimore Ravens - Tyler Kroft TE, Rutgers
159. Arizona Cardinals - Tyeler Davison DT, Fresno State
160. Pittsburgh Steelers - Blake Bell TE, Oklahoma
161. Carolina Panthers - Anthony Chickillo DE, Miami
162. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Shaquille Riddick DE, West Virginia
163. Dallas Cowboys - Jarvis Harrison OG, Texas A&M
164. Denver Broncos - Ty Montgomery WR, Stanford
165. Indianapolis Colts - Gerod Holliman S, Louisville
166. Green Bay Packers - Ramik Wilson ILB, Georgia
167. Seattle Seahawks - Markus Golden DE, Missouri
168. Detroit Lions - Stefon Diggs WR, Maryland
169. Carolina Panthers - Mike Davis RB, South Carolina
170. Seattle Seahawks - Brandon Bridge QB, South Alabama
171. Baltimore Ravens - Jordan Richards SS, Stanford
172. Kansas City Chiefs - Ben Koyack TE Notre Dame
173. Kansas City Chiefs - Zack Hodges OLB, Harvard
174. Carolina Panthers - Austin Shepherd OT, Alabama
175. Houston Texans - Max Valles OLB, Virginia
176. Baltimore Ravens - Andy Gallik OC, Boston College

6th Round
177. Tennessee Titans - Cedric Reed DE, Texas
178. New England Patriots - Xzavier Dickson OLB, Alabama
179. Oakland Raiders - Trenton Brown OT, Florida
180. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jalston Fowler FB, Alabama
181. Seattle Seahawks - Erick Dargan SS, Oregon
182. Washington Redskins - Bryce Hager ILB, Baylor
183. Chicago Bears - Kaleb Eulls DE, Mississippi State
184. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Laurence Gibson OT, Virginia Tech
185. Atlanta Falcons - Sean Hickey OT, Syracuse
186. New York Giants - Bobby McCain CB, Memphis
187. New Orleans Saints - Jermaine Whitehead S, Auburn
188. Buffalo Bills - Geneo Grissom OLB, Oklahoma
189. Cleveland Browns - Justin Manton K, Louisiana-Monroe
190. San Francisco 49ers - Robert Myers OG, Tennessee State
191. Miami Dolphins - Martrell Spaight OLB, Arkansas
192. San Diego Chargers - Deontay Greenberry WR, Houston
193. Kansas City Chiefs - Rannell Hall WR, UCF
194. Buffalo Bills - Anthony Jefferson S, UCLA
195. Houston Texans - Kevin White CB, TCU
196. Philadelphia Eagles - Andrew Donnal OT, Iowa
197. Cincinnati Bengals - Lorenzo Doss CB, Tulane
198. Arizona Cardinals - Kyle Loomis P, Portland State
199. Pittsburgh Steelers - Cameron Artis-Payne RB, Auburn
200. Detroit Lions - Cody Wichmann OG, Fresno State
201. Carolina Panthers - Rob Crisp OT, North Carolina State
202. Cleveland Browns - MyCole Pruitt TE, Southern Illinois
203. Denver Broncos - Jeff Luc ILB, Cincinnati
204. Baltimore Ravens - JaCorey Shepherd CB, Kansas
205. Indianapolis Colts - Nick O'Leary TE, Florida State
206. Green Bay Packers - Damian Swann CB, Georgia
207. Indianapolis Colts - Jamon Brown OT, Louisville
208. Tennessee Titans - Quinton Spain OG, West Virginia
209. Seattle Seahawks - Edmond Robinson OLB, Newberry
210. Green Bay Packers - DeAndre Smelter WR, Georgia Tech
211. Houston Texans - Taiwan Jones ILB, Michigan State
212. Pittsburgh Steelers - Randall Evans CB, Kansas State
213. Green Bay Packers - Shane Carden QB, East Carolina
214. Seattle Seahawks - Obum Gwacham DE, Oregon State
215. St. Louis Rams - Aundrey Walker OG, USC
216. Houston Texans - Kyshoen Jarrett S, Virginia Tech
217. Kansas City Chiefs - Xavier Williams DT, Northern Iowa

Saturday, April 11, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Defensive Prospects Likely to Fall Short of Expectations in the NFL

Defensive Ends
Shane Ray, Redshirt Jr. - Missouri Tigers
Danielle Hunter, Jr. - LSU Tigers
Za'Darius Smith, Sr. - Kentucky Wildcats
Lynden Trail, Redshirt Sr. - Norfolk State Spartans
Corey Crawford, Redshirt Sr. - Clemson Tigers
Jermauria Rasco, Sr. - LSU Tigers

Defensive Tackles
Danny Shelton, Sr. - Washington Huskies
Carl Davis, Redshirt Sr. - Iowa Hawkeyes
Grady Jarrett, Sr. - Clemson Tigers
Joey Mbu, Sr. - Houston Cougars
Xavier Williams, Redshirt Sr. - Northern Iowa Panthers

Outside Linebackers
Paul Dawson, Sr. - TCU Horned Frogs
Xzavier Dickson, Sr. - Alabama Crimson Tide
Marcus Rush, Redshirt Sr. - Michigan State Spartans
Gabe Martin, Redshirt Sr. - Bowling Green Falcons
Serderius Bryant, Sr. - Ole Miss Rebels

Inside Linebackers
Trey DePriest, Sr. - Alabama Crimson Tide
Zach Vigil, Redshirt Sr. - Utah State Aggies
Amarlo Herrera, Sr. - Georgia Bulldogs
David Mayo, Redshirt Sr. - Texas State Bobcats

Cornerbacks
Byron Jones, Redshirt Sr. - Connecticut Huskies
Doran Grant, Sr. - Ohio State Buckeyes
Senquez Golson, Sr. - Ole Miss Rebels
Jacoby Glenn, Redshirt Soph. - UCF Knights
Kevin White, Redshirt Sr. - TCU Horned Frogs
Lorenzo Doss, Jr. - Tulane Green Wave

Safeties
Kurtis Drummond, Redshirt Sr. - Michigan State Spartans
Ibraheim Campbell, Redshirt Sr. - Northwestern Wildcats
Chris Hackett, Redshirt Jr. - TCU Horned Frogs
Anthony Jefferson, Redshirt Sr. - UCLA Bruins
Sam Carter, Redshirt Sr. - TCU Horned Frogs
Damian Parms, Sr. - Florida Atlantic Owls

Friday, April 10, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Offensive Prospects Likely to Fall Short of Expectations in the NFL

Quarterbacks
Brett Hundley, Redshirt Jr. - UCLA Bruins
Sean Mannion, Redshirt Sr. - Oregon State Beavers
Cody Fajardo, Redshirt Sr. - Nevada Wolfpack
Taylor Heinicke, Sr. - Old Dominion Monarchs
Taylor Kelly, Redshirt Sr. - Arizona State Sun Devils

Running Backs
Ameer Abdullah, Sr. - Nebraska Cornhuskers
Duke Johnson, Jr. - Miami Hurricanes
Jeremy Langford, Redshirt Sr. - Michigan State Spartans
Terrance Magee, Sr. - LSU Tigers
Malcolm Agnew, Sr. - Southern Illinois Salukis

Fullbacks
Aaron Ripkowski, Sr. - Oklahoma Sooners

Wide Receivers
DeVante Parker, Sr. - Louisville Cardinals
Devin Smith, Sr. - Ohio State Buckeyes
Rashad Greene, Sr. - Florida State Seminoles
Tyler Lockett, Sr. - Kansas State Wildcats
Tony Lippett, Redshirt Sr. - Michigan State Spartans
Jamison Crowder, Sr. - Duke Blue Devils
Josh Harper, Redshirt Sr. - Fresno State Bulldogs
Titus Davis, Sr. - Central Michigan Chippewas
Jamarcus Nelson, Redshirt Sr. - UAB Blazers

Tight Ends
Jeff Heuerman, Sr. - Ohio State Buckeyes
MyCole Pruitt, Redshirt Sr. - Southern Illinois Salukis
Blake Bell, Redshirt Sr. - Oklahoma Sooners
Gerald Christian, Redshirt Sr. - Louisville Cardinals

Offensive Tackles
Jake Fisher, Sr. - Oregon Ducks
Rob Havenstein, Redshirt Sr. - Wisconsin Badgers
Austin Shepherd, Redshirt Sr. - Alabama Crimson Tide
Sean Hickey, Redshirt Sr. - Syracuse Orange

Offensive Guards
John Miller, Sr. - Louisville Cardinals
Josue Matias, Sr. - Florida State Seminoles
Ben Beckwith, Redshirt Sr. - Mississippi State Bulldogs

Centers
Andy Gallik, Redshirt Sr. - Boston College Eagles
David Andrews, Sr. - Georgia Bulldogs

Thursday, April 9, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Defensive Prospects I Think Will Surpass Expectations in the NFL

Defensive Ends
Alvin Dupree, Redshirt Sr. - Kentucky Wildcats
Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Redshirt Sr. - UCLA Bruins
Mario Edwards, Jr. - Florida State Seminoles
Deion Barnes, Redshirt Jr. - Penn State Nittany Lions
Ryan Russell, Redshirt Sr. - Purdue Boilermakers
Obum Gwacham, Redshirt Sr. - Oregon State Beavers
Tavaris Barnes, Redshirt Sr. - Clemson Tigers
James Rouse, Redshirt Sr. - Marshall Thundering Herd
Mike Reilly, Sr. - William & Mary Tribe

Defensive Tackles
Malcom Brown, Jr. - Texas Longhorns
Michael Bennett, Sr. - Ohio State Buckeyes
Marcus Hardison, Sr. - Arizona State Sun Devils
Gabe Wright, Sr. - Auburn Tigers
Christian Covington, Redshirt Jr. - Rice Owls
Ellis McCarthy, Jr. - UCLA Bruins
Tyeler Davison, Redshirt Sr. - Fresno State Bulldogs
Darius Philon, Redshirt Soph. - Arkansas Razorbacks

Outside Linebackers
Vic Beasley, Redshirt Sr. - Clemson Tigers
Shaq Thompson, Jr. - Washington Huskies
Davis Tull, Redshirt Sr. - Chattanooga Mocs
Jake Ryan, Redshirt Sr. - Michigan Wolverines
Zack Hodges, Sr. - Harvard Crimson
Kyle Emanuel, Redshirt Sr. - North Dakota State Bison
Max Valles, Redshirt Soph. - Virginia Cavaliers
Edmond Robinson, Sr. - Newberry Wolves
James Vaughters, Sr. - Stanford Cardinal
Mark Nzeocha, Sr. - Wyoming Cowboys
Aaron Davis, Sr. - Colorado State Rams

Inside Linebackers
Benardrick McKinney, Redshirt Jr. - Mississippi State Bulldogs
Stephone Anthony, Sr. - Clemson Tigers
Ben Heeney, Sr. - Kansas Jayhawks
Mike Hull, Redshirt Sr. - Penn State Nittany Lions
Jeff Luc, Redshirt Sr. - Cincinnati Bearcats
Damien Wilson, Sr. - Minnesota Gophers
Terrance Plummer, Sr. - UCF Knights

Cornerbacks
Kevin Johnson, Redshirt Sr. - Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Jalen Collins, Redshirt Jr. - LSU Tigers
Ronald Darby, Jr. - Florida State Seminoles
Alex Carter, Jr. - Stanford Cardinal
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Sr. - Oregon Ducks
Justin Cox, Sr. - Mississippi State Bulldogs
Justin Coleman, Sr. - Tennessee Volunteers
Bobby McCain, Sr. - Memphis Tigers
Imoan Claiborne, Redshirt Sr. - Northwestern State Demons
Julian Wilson, Redshirt Sr. - Oklahoma Sooners
Tye Smith, Sr. - Towson Tigers

Safeties
Jaquiski Tartt, Redshirt Sr. - Samford Bulldogs
Gerod Holliman, Redshirt Jr. - Louisville Cardinals
Anthony Harris, Sr. - Virginia Cavaliers
Clayton Geathers, Redshirt Sr. - UCF Knights
Jermaine Whitehead, Sr. - Auburn Tigers
Dean Marlowe, Redshirt Sr. - James Madison Dukes
Isaiah Johnson, Redshirt Sr. - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Dechane Durante, Redshirt Sr. - Northern Illinois Huskies
Tra'Mayne Bondurant, Sr. - Arizona Wildcats

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Offensive Prospects I Think Will Surpass Expectations in the NFL

Quarterbacks
Marcus Mariota, Redshirt Jr. - Oregon Ducks
Garrett Grayson, Redshirt Sr. - Colorado State Rams
Brandon Bridge, Redshirt Sr. - South Alabama Jaguars
Connor Halliday, Redshirt Sr. - Washington State Cougars
Bo Wallace, Sr. - Ole Miss Rebels
Chris Bonner, Sr. - CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves

Running Backs
Melvin Gordon, Redshirt Jr. - Wisconsin Badgers
Tevin Coleman, Jr. - Indiana Hoosiers
T.J. Yeldon, Jr. - Alabama Crimson Tide
David Johnson, Redshirt Sr. - Northern Iowa Panthers
Javorius Allen, Redshirt Jr. - USC Trojans
David Cobb, Sr. - Minnesota Gophers
John Crockett, Redshirt Sr. - North Dakota State Bison
Zach Zenner, Redshirt Sr. - South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Terrell Watson, Sr. - Azusa Pacific Cougars

Fullbacks
Jalston Fowler, Redshirt Sr. - Alabama Crimson Tide
Mark Weisman, Sr. - Iowa Hawkeyes

Wide Receivers
Kevin White, Sr. - West Virginia Mountaineers
Jaelen Strong, Redshirt Jr. - Arizona State Sun Devils
Breshad Perriman, Redshirt Jr. - UCF Knights
Phillip Dorsett, Sr. - Miami Hurricanes
Devin Funchess, Jr. - Michigan Wolverines
Tre McBride, Sr. - William & Mary Tribe
Ty Montgomery, Sr. - Stanford Cardinal
Chris Conley, Sr. - Georgia Bulldogs
Stefon Diggs, Jr. - Maryland Terrapins
Deontay Greenberry, Jr. - Houston Cougars
Rannell Hall, Sr. - UCF Knights

Tight Ends
Maxx Williams, Redshirt Soph. - Minnesota Gophers
Jesse James, Jr. - Penn State Nittany Lions
Tyler Kroft, Redshirt Jr. - Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rory Anderson, Sr. - South Carolina Gamecocks
Nick Boyle, Sr. - Delaware Blue Hens
C.J. Uzomah, Sr. - Auburn Tigers

Offensive Tackles
Andrus Peat, Jr. - Stanford Cardinal
T.J. Clemmings, Redshirt Sr. - Pittsburgh Panthers
Cedric Ogbuehi, Redshirt Sr. - Texas A&M Aggies
D.J. Humphries, Jr. - Florida Gators
Corey Robinson, Redshirt Sr. - South Carolina Gamecocks
Trenton Brown, Sr. - Florida Gators
Rob Crisp, Redshirt Sr. - North Carolina State Wolfpack
Eric Lefeld, Redshirt Sr. - Cincinnati Bearcats

Offensive Guards
Arie Kouandjio, Redshirt Sr. - Alabama Crimson Tide
Laken Tomlinson, Redshirt Sr. - Duke Blue Devils
Ali Marpet, Sr. - Hobart Statesmen
Mitch Morse, Redshirt Sr. - Missouri Tigers
Jarvis Harrison, Redshirt Sr. - Texas A&M Aggies
Jamil Douglas, Redshirt Sr. - Arizona State Sun Devils
Miles Dieffenbach, Redshirt Sr. - Penn State Nittany Lions

Centers
Cameron Erving, Redshirt Sr. - Florida State Seminoles
Hroniss Grasu, Redshirt Sr. - Oregon Ducks
Shaquille Mason, Sr. - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Max Garcia, Redshirt Sr. - Florida Gators
Jake Smith, Redshirt Sr. - Louisville Cardinals

Sunday, April 5, 2015

2015 NCAA March Madness: Duke vs Wisconsin

1st Round Predictions: 3-1
2nd Round Predictions: 23-9
3rd Round Predictions: 8-8
Sweet 16 Predictions: 7-1
Elite 8 Predictions: 3-1
Final Four: 1-1
Overall: 45-21
*Winners in BOLD

Championship Game

(1) Duke vs (1) Wisconsin

Duke's Wins: (16) Robert Morris 85-56; (8) San Diego State 68-49; (5) Utah 63-57; (2) Gonzaga 66-52; (7) Michigan State 81-61

Wisconsin's Wins: (16) Coastal Carolina 86-72; (8) Oregon 72-65; (4) UNC 79-72; (2) Arizona 85-78; (1) Kentucky 71-64

Back in early December, the Duke Blue Devils defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 80-70. Now these two relatively similar teams will face off on Monday night for the NCAA Championship. If Duke wins, it will be their 5th championship for the basketball program and head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Wisconsin hasn't been to the championship game since 1941 with the 74 year gap being the longest in NCAA tournament history between title appearances. They did win it all in 1941 and will try and win the school's 2nd men's basketball title against Duke.

Duke scored 80.6 points per game during the regular season which was good for 4th best in the nation but it has been their defense that has gotten them to the championship game in 2015. They've only allowed 55 points per game during the tournament. Freshmen Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones along with senior Quinn Cook all have to continue what they've been doing and play their game. Krzyzewski will have his team prepared for the Badgers but they really can't let Wisconsin's Sam Dekker get going on offense.

The Badgers are coming off a huge victory over the formerly undefeated Kentucky Wildcats. They can't celebrate for too long though and head coach Bo Ryan will have his team focused and ready for Monday's game. Wisconsin is also focusing on becoming the first Big Ten team to win the title since the 2000 Michigan State Spartans. National Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky will have to outplay runner-up Jahlil Okafor in their one-on-one battle. Dekker, who has averaged 20.6 points per game in the tourney also needs to play well. As a team, they have to crash the boards and not give up 2nd chance points to Duke.

Score Prediction: 75-72

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Post Free Agency

1st Round
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jameis Winston QB, Florida State
The Buccaneers are most likely going to take a QB at No. 1 overall. They cut QB Josh McCown and QB Mike Glennon is a solid back-up. Winston, despite his character issues off the field is highly talented and played in an offense similar to what NFL teams run. He's a proven winner and should help turn around things for Tampa Bay as long as he stays out of trouble.

2. Tennessee Titans - Leonard Williams DE, USC
Tennessee was brutal against the run in 2014 allowing the 2nd most rushing yards per game. Enter Williams who is versatile and can play in the 5-technique for the Titans. Williams was a disruptive force at USC making big plays in opponents' backfields on the regular.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Dante Fowler DE, Florida
In last years NFL Draft, Jacksonville passed on Khalil Mack to take their potential franchise QB Blake Bortles. Fowler is an athletic edge rusher that can take over games and would help the Jaguars get a better pass rush on opposing teams. Current starting DE Chris Clemons will also turn 34 years old during the season.

4. Oakland Raiders - Kevin White WR, West Virginia
The Raiders may have found their franchise QB last season in Derek Carr. Now he just needs a legit No. 1 wide receiver to throw it to. That wide receiver could be Kevin White who was unstoppable in 2014 with West Virginia catching 109 passes for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns. He can take the top off a defense with his speed and most importantly has great hands.

5. Washington Redskins - Vic Beasley OLB, Clemson
OLB Brian Orakpo signed with the Tennessee Titans this off-season so Beasley would replace him and start opposite of OLB Ryan Kerrigan. Beasley set the Clemson school record for career sacks and was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. His draft stock is very high after an excellent performance at the NFL Scouting Combine.

6. New York Jets - Marcus Mariota QB, Oregon
The Jets' QB's are incapable of winning football games without a strong defense and running game. They need a franchise QB that isn't prone to turnovers and a QB that makes everyone around them better. Mariota is exactly that kind of QB but will need some time to get comfortable in an NFL offense and become a leader.

7. Chicago Bears - Danny Shelton NT, Washington
The Bears are switching to a 3-4 defense under new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. With that, they need a big human being to plug up the middle and stop the run. Shelton fits the criteria as a massive football player who moves really well for his size. Chicago's defense has been an embarrassment to their fans the last two seasons and Shelton is a start to getting the defense right.

8. Atlanta Falcons - Randy Gregory OLB, Nebraska
The Falcons have to draft a pass-rusher early that can come off the edge and get to the quarterback. Gregory is one of those players and would excel under new head coach Dan Quinn. DE Kroy Biermann led the team in sacks last season with just 4.5 of them. DE Osi Umenyiora is a free agent. Gregory may fall out of the Top-10 because he failed his drug test at the NFL Combine and failed previous tests at Nebraska.

9. New York Giants - Brandon Scherff OT, Iowa
The Giants offensive line and QB Eli Manning needs a player like Scherff who can actually play offensive tackle unlike OT Justin Pugh who needs to be kicked inside at guard. The Giants run game wasn't good last season as they averaged just 3.6 yards per carry.

10. St. Louis Rams - Amari Cooper WR, Alabama
The Rams have tried to upgrade the receiving corps over the years. They just haven't been very good at doing it and newly acquired QB Nick Foles needs some elite weapons. It's probably not likely that Cooper falls to them but they need to get someone who can step in and be the guy. They re-signed WR Kenny Britt which is good but WR Tavon Austin hasn't developed into the big time playmaker he was supposed to be.

11. Minnesota Vikings - Trae Waynes CB, Michigan State
Minnesota had a good defense in 2014 but they still have some holes to fill before they can become an excellent defense. One of those holes is at cornerback. Waynes is a lengthy, fast CB that can shut down receivers as he plays the ball in the air well. Waynes is also pretty physical and will support the run. The Vikings have to get better in the secondary so they won't continually get burned by the Packers, Lions and Bears' offensive weapons.

12. Cleveland Browns - La'el Collins OT, LSU
With Collins along the offensive line for the Browns; they should be able to run the ball at will against opposing teams. Cleveland will have to run the ball with their present quarterback situation. Collins would start at right tackle which would move OT Mitchell Schwartz inside. Both RB's Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West should have great 2015 seasons if the Browns draft Collins.

13. New Orleans Saints - Shane Ray OLB, Missouri
The key to defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's defense is getting pressure on quarterbacks. The Saints defense didn't get enough of that in 2014 outside of DE Cameron Jordan and OLB Junior Galette. Ray has an explosive first step off of the ball and is much needed opposite of Galette. A better pass rush will certainly help their secondary that wasn't good last season. Ray had a monster year last season for Missouri recording 13 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss.

14. Miami Dolphins - DeVante Parker WR, Louisville
Parker has great body control and would be an excellent weapon for QB Ryan Tannehill. WR Mike Wallace was traded to the Minnesota Vikings and both WR's Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson were released. Tannehill needs better than a bunch of mediocre weapons around him and Parker should develop into a legit No. 1 WR in the NFL.

15. San Francisco 49ers - Alvin Dupree OLB, Kentucky
Dupree had an excellent NFL Scouting Combine which should solidify him as a Top-20 selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. However, at this point he is more of an athlete than football player similar to what Vikings OLB Anthony Barr was before the draft last year. San Francisco could make this pick because they can't possibly trust OLB Aldon Smith and OLB Ahmad Brooks wasn't happy about his playing time last year.

16. Houston Texans - Arik Armstead DE, Oregon
Houston really needs a QB but there aren't any worth a selection here. So they could just pair All-Pro DE J.J. Watt with Armstead who has a lot of potential. Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel should be able to be very creative with his front-7 especially if OLB Jadeveon Clowney comes back healthy next season.

17. San Diego Chargers - Andrus Peat OT, Stanford
San Diego's offensive line was in shambles by the end of the 2014 season. The Chargers re-signed OT King Dunlap. However, there are rumors that San Diego wants to move OT D.J. Fluker to guard which would open up a spot at right tackle. Peat has the ability to play left or right tackle. QB Philip Rivers needs time in the pocket and a better run game. Peat should help both.

18. Kansas City Chiefs - Ereck Flowers OT, Miami
OT Eric Fisher has been a disappointment for the Chiefs being a former No. 1 overall pick. While Fisher will still start next year; the Chiefs still need another offensive tackle as they lack depth and OT Ryan Harris is still a free agent. Flowers would help immensely in the Chiefs important running game and protect QB Alex Smith while he tries to not throw it to his wide receivers.

19. Cleveland Browns - Malcom Brown DT, Texas
Last season, the Browns were the worst team in trying to stop the run. They need a nose tackle. NT Ahtyba Rubin is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks but he was part of the problem in 2014. They could put NT/DE Phil Taylor there but he hasn't been effective lately either. Brown is a powerful DT that should help get Cleveland on its way to becoming one of the best run stopping defenses in the NFL.

20. Philadelphia Eagles - Landon Collins SS, Alabama
Philadelphia is pretty awful at covering opposing WR's. They allowed the 2nd most passing yards in the NFL only ahead of the Atlanta Falcons. S Nate Allen signed with the Oakland Raiders in free agency but he needed to be upgraded anyway. Collins is a heavy hitter with good range in coverage and would pair up with FS Malcolm Jenkins well.

21. Cincinnati Bengals - D.J. Humphries OT, Florida
Humphries could come in and be the franchise left tackle for the Bengals which would move OT Andrew Whitworth to guard where he has played very well in the past. Cincinnati has two quality running backs and Humphries will open up holes for them and also give QB Andy Dalton more time in the pocket to throw to WR A.J. Green.

22. Pittsburgh Steelers - Owamagbe Odighizuwa OLB, UCLA
Pittsburgh was in bad shape last season when it came to their linebackers. So bad that they brought back 36 year old OLB James Harrison who was solid for them. OLB Jason Worilds retired and 2013 1st Round pick OLB Jarvis Jones hasn't quite panned out. Odighizuwa was fantastic against the run while at UCLA and he's an explosive player. At the Combine, he showed he could play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

23. Detroit Lions - Cameron Erving OC, Florida State
Erving is an offensive lineman that can play at all five spots on the offensive line. Detroit struggled to run the ball during the 2014 season and it mostly had to do with the ineptness of the interior offensive line. Once Erving moved to center for Florida State last season; their running game became instantly better along with their pass protection.

24. Arizona Cardinals - Marcus Peters CB, Washington
CB Antonio Cromartie bolted for the New York Jets in free agency and their isn't much depth behind CB Patrick Peterson. The Cardinals rely on their secondary a lot as they blitz often and there won't be much change under new defensive coordinator James Bettcher as he was an in-house hire. Peters is a great talent that will slow down the WR's of the NFC West but does have his off the field concerns.

25. Carolina Panthers - Jaelen Strong WR, Arizona State
After WR Kelvin Benjamin, the Panthers don't have a quality receiver. Strong has the potential to be a No. 1 WR but wouldn't have the pressure to become one in Carolina. He has great hands and showed off his speed and jumping ability at the Scouting Combine with a 4.44 40-yard dash and 42'' vertical. Benjamin and Strong would be a spectacular WR duo for QB Cam Newton.

26. Baltimore Ravens - Breshad Perriman WR, UCF
Baltimore could use a potentially great No. 1 WR in their offense. WR's Torrey Smith and Steve Smith were both good last year but Torrey is now a San Francisco 49er and Steve will be 36 years old in 2015. Perriman ran a blazing fast 4.24 40-yard dash at his Pro Day and has pretty good hands along with NFL bloodlines. He could be a fantastic deep threat for Flacco.

27. Dallas Cowboys - Melvin Gordon RB, Wisconsin
Dallas smartly didn't overpay for RB DeMarco Murray's services as he still is injury prone and fumbles a lot. Plus with the offensive line that the Cowboys have; they should be able to produce a 1,000-yard rusher easily. Gordon is an outstanding RB who can carry a team on his back. The comparisons to Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles don't hurt either.

28. Denver Broncos - T.J. Clemmings OT, Pittsburgh
Denver and QB Peyton Manning could definitely use a lineman like Clemmings. OT Chris Clark didn't play well last season and the Broncos lost OG Orlando Franklin to the San Diego Chargers in the off-season. There is a serious lack of depth across the entire offensive line also. Clemmings didn't have a good Senior Bowl week but he has great ability and potential.

29. Indianapolis Colts - Kevin Johnson CB, Wake Forest
Indianapolis lacks quality depth at cornerback behind CB Vontae Davis. Johnson has great cover skills and although not very big; he will throw his body around to support the run. At worst he'll be the No. 3 CB in 2015 for the Colts but I think he can have an impact like CB Kyle Fuller had with the Chicago Bears last season as a rookie.

30. Green Bay Packers - Eric Kendricks ILB, UCLA
The Packers moved OLB Clay Matthews inside towards the end of last season because their former ILB's were inept. Matthews did very well there but he's more valuable on the outside rushing the passer. Kendricks will be a much needed upgrade at inside linebacker for Green Bay as the Butkus Award winner is an athletic freak who can chase down ball carriers from sideline-to-sideline.

31. New Orleans Saints - Maxx Williams TE, Minnesota
The Saints made the blockbuster trade sending All-Pro TE Jimmy Graham and a 4th Round selection to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for this pick and OC Max Unger. Williams had an excellent year for Minnesota catching eight touchdowns and making highlight reel plays. With his skill set; he should replace Graham for the most part. Williams had a great NFL Scouting Combine and followed that up with an excellent Pro Day.

32. New England Patriots - Todd Gurley RB, Georgia
The Patriots took a risk by drafting DT Dominique Easley in the 1st Round last year who was coming off of a torn ACL. Gurley is another player coming off of a torn ACL and could absolutely dominate the NFL once healthy. Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount is somewhat shifty but doesn't have the breakaway speed that Gurley has. RB Shane Vereen is now with the Giants and RB Stevan Ridley likely won't be back.

2nd Round
33. Tennessee Titans - Dorial Green-Beckham WR, Oklahoma
DGB is a major character risk but the Titans need a true No.1 WR.

34. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Preston Smith DE, Mississippi State
DE Adrian Clayborn signed with Atlanta. Da'Quan Bowers is a free agent.

35. Oakland Raiders - Jake Fisher OT, Oregon
Oakland struggled to open running lanes last season. Fisher is versatile.

36. Jacksonville Jaguars - Shaq Thompson OLB, Washington
Thompson is a playmaker and would give Jacksonville a stud at linebacker.

37. New York Jets - Eli Harold OLB, Virginia
Some new blood is needed at OLB for New York as Calvin Pace and Jason Babin are both 34.

38. Washington Redskins - P.J. Williams CB, Florida State
Williams is a tall, athletic and highly physical corner that Washington could use.

39. Chicago Bears - Sammie Coates WR, Auburn
The Bears traded WR Brandon Marshall to the Jets. Coates is excellent deep threat.

40. New York Giants - Eddie Goldman DT, Florida State
Goldman and DT Johnathan Hankins should stuff opposing running games.

41. St. Louis Rams - A.J. Cann OG, South Carolina
The Rams need to load up on lineman to keep QB Nick Foles from getting hit.

42. Atlanta Falcons - Jalen Collins CB, LSU
Atlanta's defense gave up the most passing yards in 2014.

43. Cleveland Browns - Devin Funchess WR/TE, Michigan
Improved the 40-time at his Pro Day. He'll provide mismatches in the NFL if used right.

44. New Orleans Saints - Laken Tomlinson OG, Duke
Replaces OG Ben Grubbs who was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.

45. Minnesota Vikings - Benardrick McKinney ILB, Mississippi State
McKinney is a freak who can chase down ball carriers from sideline-to-sideline.

46. San Francisco 49ers - Stephone Anthony ILB, Clemson
Both ILB's Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retired. Anthony is highly athletic.

47. Miami Dolphins - Byron Jones CB, Connecticut
Top performer at the Scouting Combine and CB Brent Grimes needs someone opposite of him.

48. San Diego Chargers - Tevin Coleman RB, Indiana
The Chargers could use a home run hitter at running back.

49. Kansas City Chiefs - Hroniss Grasu OC, Oregon
Kansas City needs to find someone to try and replace OC Rodney Hudson.

50. Buffalo Bills - Denzel Perryman ILB, Miami
The Bills traded away ILB Kiko Alonso so Perryman would fill that void.

51. Houston Texans - Nelson Agholor WR, USC
Agholor would be a great No. 2 wide out next to WR DeAndre Hopkins.

52. Philadelphia Eagles - Danielle Hunter OLB/DE, LSU
Philly needs some depth behind OLB Connor Barwin. Released OLB Trent Cole.

53. Cincinnati Bengals - Jordan Phillips DT, Oklahoma
Cincinnati was dead last in sacks with 20 on the season. J.J. Watt and Justin Houston had more by themselves.

54. Detroit Lions - Carl Davis DT, Iowa
The Lions traded for DT Haloti Ngata but the position group is still weak.

55. Arizona Cardinals - Jay Ajayi RB, Boise State
Ajayi can handle a big workload and would pair up nicely with RB Andre Ellington.

56. Pittsburgh Steelers - Quinten Rollins CB, Miami (OH)
Pittsburgh's CB's were torched last season. Rollins is a ball hawk with upside.

57. Carolina Panthers - Cedric Ogbuehi OT, Texas A&M
Carolina had issues all of last season at offensive tackle.

58. Baltimore Ravens - Ronald Darby CB, Florida State
The Ravens secondary was lost once CB Jimmy Smith got injured last season.

59. Denver Broncos - Mario Edwards DE, Florida State
Edwards is a fantastic talent that could start for the Broncos in their 3-4 defense.

60. Dallas Cowboys - Xavier Cooper DT, Washington State
Cooper is an immediate upgrade for the Cowboys front-4.

61. Indianapolis Colts - Cody Prewitt S, Ole Miss
Indy needs a safety that can start next to 34 year old SS Mike Adams.

62. Green Bay Packers - Alex Carter CB, Stanford
Lost both CB's Tramon Williams and Davon House in free agency.

63. Seattle Seahawks - Ali Marpet OG, Hobart
Marpet can replace either OC Max Unger or OG James Carpenter.

64. New England Patriots - Ty Sambrailo OT, Colorado State
Sambrailo can play at tackle but could be a good guard in New England's offense.

3rd Round
65. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tre Jackson OG, Florida State
Jackson will help improve Tampa's run game and pass protection.

66. Tennessee Titans - Daryl Williams OT, Oklahoma
Need a right tackle after releasing OT Michael Oher and OT Michael Roos retiring.

67. Jacksonville Jaguars - Reese Dismukes OC, Auburn
The center position for the Jaguars was a disaster last season.

68. Oakland Raiders - Nate Orchard DE, Utah
Last year, Oakland registered the 2nd fewest sacks in the NFL with 22.

69. Washington Redskins - Arie Kouandjio OG, Alabama
Kouandjio is an immediate upgrade at guard and will help keep RGIII upright.

70. New York Jets - Ameer Abdullah RB, Nebraska
The Chris Johnson era in New York didn't last long.

71. Chicago Bears - Brett Hundley QB, UCLA
Chicago's front office doesn't want QB Jay Cutler to be there much longer.

72. St. Louis Rams - Donovan Smith OT, Penn State
St. Louis cut OT Jake Long and Smith could start at right tackle from Day 1.

73. Atlanta Falcons - Devin Smith WR, Ohio State
WR Roddy White isn't getting any younger and the depth at wide out isn't good.

74. New York Giants - Damarious Randall FS, Arizona State
S Antrel Rolle signed with Chicago in the off-season and S Stevie Brown is a free agent.

75. New Orleans Saints - Paul Dawson ILB, TCU
Dawson's stock may fall after his 4.93 40-yard dash but he has good instincts.

76. Minnesota Vikings - David Johnson RB, Northern Iowa
RB Adrian Peterson may not be back so Johnson can complement RB Jerick McKinnon.

77. Cleveland Browns - Garrett Grayson QB, Colorado State
QB's Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel are Cleveland's options right now.

78. New Orleans Saints - Phillip Dorsett WR, Miami
New Orleans traded WR Kenny Stills to the Dolphins and WR Marques Colston is about done.

79. San Francisco 49ers - D'Joun Smith CB, Florida Atlantic
CB's Chris Culliver and Perrish Cox left in free agency.

80. Kansas City Chiefs - Hauoli Kikaha OLB, Washington
OLB Justin Houston probably won't be a Chief in 2016 and Tamba Hali is 31 years old.

81. Buffalo Bills - Mitch Morse OG, Missouri
Morse will help the Bills in the run game that will feature RB LeSean McCoy.

82. Houston Texans - Clive Walford TE, Miami
Houston can do better than TE Garrett Graham. Walford has receiving ability and can block.

83. San Diego Chargers - Davis Tull OLB, Chattanooga
Tull was a stud at the FCS level and could potentially even start for San Diego.

84. Philadelphia Eagles - Rashad Greene WR, Florida State
Philly didn't bring back WR Jeremy Maclin. Greene runs great routes and produced at FSU.

85. Cincinnati Bengals - Kwon Alexander OLB, LSU
Alexander can start at strongside linebacker for the Bengals.

86. Arizona Cardinals - Shaq Mason OC, Georgia Tech
Arizona's interior offensive line was awful last season. Cut OC Lyle Sendlein.

87. Pittsburgh Steelers - Jesse James TE, Penn State
Pittsburgh will eventually have to replace a soon to be 33 year old TE Heath Miller.

88. Detroit Lions - Eric Rowe CB, Utah
Rowe fits the profile of what the Lions look for in CB's and Rashean Mathis is old.

89. Carolina Panthers - Duke Johnson RB, Miami
Johnson could be a perfect complement to Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart.

90. Baltimore Ravens - Michael Bennett DT, Ohio State
Bennett could be a potential replacement for Haloti Ngata somewhat.

91. Dallas Cowboys - Josh Shaw CB, USC
CB Orlando Scandrick needs help. Shaw could play corner or safety.

92. Denver Broncos - John Miller OG, Louisville
Denver has no depth on the offensive line and needs help everywhere.

93. Indianapolis Colts - Marcus Hardison DE, Arizona State
DE Cory Redding signed with Arizona and Indy released DE Ricky Jean-Francois.

94. Green Bay Packers - Lorenzo Mauldin OLB, Louisville
Mauldin would provide depth at OLB especially if OLB Clay Matthews is stuck at inside linebacker.

95. Seattle Seahawks - Tre McBride WR, William & Mary
McBride is an impressive receiver who will go up and make tough catches.

96. New England Patriots - Chris Conley WR, Georgia
Conley could be an excellent deep threat for QB Tom Brady.

97. New England Patriots - Justin Cox CB, Mississippi State
New England lost both CB's Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner this off-season.

98. Kansas City Chiefs - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB, Oregon
Coming off a torn ACL but will be great depth for the Chiefs once healthy.

99. Cincinnati Bengals - Tyler Lockett WR, Kansas State
Additional help at WR could be used and Lockett is an exceptional return man also.

4th Round
100. Tennessee Titans - Derron Smith FS, Fresno State
101. New England Patriots - Christian Covington DT, Rice
102. Oakland Raiders - Jaquiski Tartt SS, Samford
103. Jacksonville Jaguars - T.J. Yeldon RB, Alabama
104. New York Jets - Justin Hardy WR, East Carolina
105. Washington Redskins - Clayton Geathers SS, UCF
106. Chicago Bears - Ibraheim Campbell S, Northwestern
107. Atlanta Falcons - Jamil Douglas OG, Arizona State
108. New York Giants - Trey Flowers DE, Arkansas
109. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Ben Heeney ILB, Kansas
110. Minnesota Vikings - Gerod Holliman S, Louisville
111. Cleveland Browns - Jake Ryan OLB/ILB, Michigan
112. Seattle Seahawks - Xavier Cooper DT, Washington State
113. Philadelphia Eagles - Steven Nelson CB, Oregon State
114. Miami Dolphins - Tyrus Thompson OT, Oklahoma
115. Cleveland Browns - Kenny Bell WR, Nebraska
116. Houston Texans - Bryce Petty QB, Baylor
117. San Diego Chargers - Doran Grant CB, Ohio State
118. Kansas City Chiefs - Ty Montgomery WR, Stanford
119. St. Louis Rams - Gabe Wright DT, Auburn
120. Cincinnati Bengals - Za'Darius Smith DE, Kentucky
121. Pittsburgh Steelers - Corey Robinson OT, South Carolina
122. Baltimore Ravens - Javorius Allen RB, USC
123. Arizona Cardinals - Jordan Hicks OLB/ILB, Texas
124. Carolina Panthers - Adrian Amos S, Penn State
125. Baltimore Ravens - Jeff Heuerman TE, Ohio State
126. San Francisco 49ers - Darren Waller WR, Georgia Tech
127. Dallas Cowboys - Anthony Harris S, Virginia
128. Indianapolis Colts - B.J. Finney OC, Kansas State
129. Green Bay Packers - Jeremy Langford RB, Michigan State
130. Seattle Seahawks - Justin Coleman CB, Tennessee
131. New England Patriots - Josue Matias OG, Florida State
132. San Francisco 49ers - Henry Anderson DE, Stanford
133. Denver Broncos - Leterrius Walton DT, Central Michigan
134. Seattle Seahawks - Jarvis Harrison OG, Texas A&M
135. Cincinnati Bengals - Tyler Kroft TE, Rutgers
136. Baltimore Ravens - Lynden Trail DE/OLB, Norfolk State

5th Round
137. Minnesota Vikings - Jeremiah Poutasi OG, Utah
138. Tennessee Titans - David Cobb RB, Minnesota
139. Jacksonville Jaguars - Nick Marshall CB, Auburn
140. Oakland Raiders - Grady Jarrett DT, Clemson
141. Washington Redskins - Rob Havenstein OT, Wisconsin
142. Chicago Bears - Rakeem Nunez-Roches DT, Southern Miss
143. Denver Broncos - Durrell Eskridge FS, Syracuse
144. New York Giants - Dezmin Lewis WR, Central Arkansas
145. Philadelphia Eagles - Derrick Lott DT, Chattanooga
146. Atlanta Falcons - James Sample S, Louisville
147. Cleveland Browns - Zack Hodges OLB, Harvard
148. New Orleans Saints - Charles Gaines CB, Louisville
149. Miami Dolphins - Tyeler Davison DT, Fresno State
150. Miami Dolphins - Mike Davis RB, South Carolina
151. San Francisco 49ers - Sean Mannion QB, Oregon State
152. Houston Texans - Miles Dieffenbach OG, Penn State
153. San Diego Chargers - Ellis McCarthy NT, UCLA
154. New Orleans Saints - Cedric Reed DE, Texas
155. Buffalo Bills - Markus Golden DE, Missouri
156. Philadelphia Eagles - Trenton Brown OT, Florida
157. Cincinnati Bengals - Senquez Golson CB, Ole Miss
158. Baltimore Ravens - Kurtis Drummond S, Michigan State
159. Arizona Cardinals - Kyle Emanuel OLB, North Dakota State
160. Pittsburgh Steelers - Jermaine Whitehead S, Auburn
161. Carolina Panthers - Geneo Grissom DE, Oklahoma
162. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Anthony Chickillo DE, Miami
163. Dallas Cowboys - Robert Myers OG, Tennessee State
164. Denver Broncos - Stefon Diggs WR, Maryland
165. Indianapolis Colts - Karlos Williams RB, Florida State
166. Green Bay Packers - Jalston Fowler FB, Alabama
167. Seattle Seahawks - Mike Hull OLB, Penn State
168. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jacoby Glenn CB, UCF
169. Carolina Panthers - Craig Mager CB, Texas State
170. Seattle Seahawks - Brandon Bridge QB, South Alabama
171. Baltimore Ravens - Tony Lippett WR, Michigan State
172. Kansas City Chiefs - Ben Koyack TE Notre Dame
173. Kansas City Chiefs - Ramik Wilson ILB, Georgia
174. Carolina Panthers - Rob Crisp OT, North Carolina State
175. Houston Texans - Max Valles OLB, Virginia
176. Baltimore Ravens - Austin Shepherd OT, Alabama

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 NCAA March Madness: Final Four Predictions

1st Round Predictions: 3-1
2nd Round Predictions: 23-9
3rd Round Predictions: 8-8
Sweet 16 Predictions: 7-1
Elite 8 Predictions: 3-1
Overall: 44-20
*Winners in BOLD

Final Four

(1) Kentucky vs (1) Wisconsin

Kentucky's Wins: (16) Hampton 79-56; (8) Cincinnati 64-51; (5) West Virginia 78-39; (3) Notre Dame 68-66

Wisconsin's Wins: (16) Coastal Carolina 86-72; (8) Oregon 72-65; (4) UNC 79-72; (2) Arizona 85-78

Kentucky and Wisconsin are meeting in the Final Four for the second straight year. Kentucky won last year's match-up 74-73. Kentucky is also really close now to becoming the first team since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers to finish a season undefeated. Head Coach John Calipari's young team led by Willie Cauley-Stein should be up for the challenge that Wisconsin will present. The Badgers are a "veteran" team that can beat anybody. For them to pull off the upset, Frank Kaminsky needs to play big and they have to make a high percentage of their shots against the Wildcats' tough defense.

Score Prediction: 70-64

(1) Duke vs (7) Michigan State

Duke's Wins: (16) Robert Morris 85-56; (8) San Diego State 68-49; (5) Utah 63-57; (2) Gonzaga 66-52

Michigan State's Wins: (10) Georgia 70-63; (2) Virginia 60-54; (3) Oklahoma 62-58; (4) Louisville 76-70

Earlier this season, Michigan State lost to Duke 81-71 but that was back in the middle of November. Spartans head coach Tom Izzo has gotten his players to peak at the right time going 8-2 during their last 10 games with the two losses coming against Wisconsin. Michigan State's Travis Trice, Branden Dawson and Denzel Valentine have to score in bunches to keep up with Duke. Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski has basically owned Izzo and the Spartans going 8-1 when facing them. He also has freshman phenom Jahlil Okafor on his side and others who shoot the ball extremely well.

Score Prediction: 71-68

Saturday, March 28, 2015

2015 NCAA March Madness: Elite 8 Predictions

1st Round Predictions: 3-1
2nd Round Predictions: 23-9
3rd Round Predictions: 8-8
Sweet 16 Predictions: 7-1
Overall: 41-19
*Winners in BOLD

Elite 8

Midwest
(1) Kentucky vs (3) Notre Dame

Kentucky Wins: (16) Hampton 79-56; (8) Cincinnati 64-51; (5) West Virginia 78-39

Notre Dame Wins: (14) Northeastern 69-65; (6) Butler 67-64; (7) Wichita State 81-70

East
(4) Louisville vs (7) Michigan State

Louisville Wins: (13) UC Irvine 57-55; (5) Northern Iowa 66-53; (8) N.C. State 75-65

Michigan State Wins: (10) Georgia 70-63; (2) Virginia 60-54; (3) Oklahoma 62-58

South
(1) Duke vs (2) Gonzaga

Duke Wins: (16) Robert Morris 85-56; (8) San Diego State 68-49; (5) Utah 63-57

Gonzaga Wins: (15) North Dakota State 86-76; (7) Iowa 87-68; (11) UCLA 74-62

West
(1) Wisconsin vs (2) Arizona

Wisconsin Wins: (16) Coastal Carolina 86-72; (8) Oregon 72-65; (4) UNC 79-72

Arizona Wins: (15) Texas Southern 93-72; (10) Ohio State 73-58; (6) Xavier 68-60

Monday, March 23, 2015

2015 NCAA March Madness: Sweet 16 Predictions

1st Round Predictions: 3-1
2nd Round Predictions: 23-9
3rd Round Predictions: 8-8
Overall: 34-18
*Winners in BOLD

Sweet 16

Midwest
(1) Kentucky vs (5) West Virginia
(3) Notre Dame vs (7) Wichita State

East
(3) Oklahoma vs (7) Michigan State
(4) Louisville vs (8) North Carolina State

South
(1) Duke vs (5) Utah
(2) Gonzaga vs (11) UCLA

West
(1) Wisconsin vs (4) North Carolina
(2) Arizona vs (6) Xavier