JACKSONVILLE – It's still early, but scenarios are taking shape.
That's the nature of the lead up to the NFL Draft. Speculation and scenarios abound, and if they maybe abound a bit too much … well, that's part of the fun.
And it sure isn't changing.
With that in mind, we present version 2.0 of the jaguars.com 2015 mock draft – the first version after the NFL Scouting Combine and one that comes with the March Pro Day season ramping up this week. Like v 1.0, it's not to be confused with the countless other mock drafts out there, and still not at all to be confused with the real 2015 NFL Draft that will take place in Chicago, Illinois, April 30-May 2.
And once again, it's absolutely, positively not at all to be taken seriously.
It's still for entertainment purposes only, and as was the case with v1.0, we'll go with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston No. 1 overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and defensive end/tackle Leonard Williams of Southern California No. 2 overall to the Tennessee Titans.
The Jaguars are next at No. 3 overall, and that's where things change in v 2.0.
We mocked Nebraska defensive end/linebacker Randy Gregory to the Jaguars at No. 3 in v 1.0, but that was before the combine. There was no hotter name there than Florida defensive end/linebacker Dante Fowler, Jr., and he has stayed hot since, being mocked by many analysts as the third player to be selected after Winston and Williams.
He's the choice for the Jaguars in this mock, too.
He's the choice because defensive front/pass rusher still makes the most sense for the Jaguars, and because there's little to indicate that the Jaguars will go in a different direction.
There's still nearly two months before the draft. Will Fowler hold at No. 3? We'll see.
Here's v 2.0 of the jaguars.com 2015 mock draft:
Selection. Team| Player, Position, School
1.Tampa Bay | Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
2.Tennessee | Leonard Williams, DE/DT, Southern California
3.Jacksonville | Dante Fowler, Jr., DE/OLB, Florida
4.Oakland | Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
5.Washington | Vic Beasley, LB, Clemson
6.New York Jets | Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
7.Chicago | Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
8.Atlanta | Randy Gregory, DE/LB, Nebraska
9.New York Giants | Bud Dupree, OLB, Kentucky
10.St. Louis | Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
11.Minnesota | Devante Parker, WR, Louisville
12.Cleveland| Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
13.New Orleans | Shane Ray, DE/LB, Missouri
14.Miami | Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
15.San Francisco | Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
16.Houston | Landon Collins, S, Alabama
17.San Diego | T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh
18.Kansas City| Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
19.Cleveland | La'el Collins, OT, Louisiana State
20.Philadelphia | Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
21.Cincinnati | Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
22.Pittsburgh | Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
23.Detroit | Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
24.Arizona | Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
25.Carolina | D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida
26.Baltimore | Melvin Gordon ,RB, Wisconsin
27.Dallas | Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
28.Denver | Malcom Brown, DT, Texas
29.Indianapolis | Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA
30.Green Bay | Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
31.Seattle | Cameron Erving, C, Florida State
32.New England | Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma