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Hitting on every draft prediction made right now would be nice, but the main purposes of this and most subsequent mocks are two-fold. They are meant to A) offer some insight into a team's needs, with the picks hopefully highlighting a current hole; and B) reveal a little bit about how the prospects are stacking up against one another.

NFL draft redux: Redoing the first round of last year's draft

So, our latest mock -- a two-rounder -- hopefully will open up some discussion on team-by-team roster-building, prior to the scouting combine (Feb. 17-23) and onset of free agency (March 10).

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1. Marcus Mariota, QB

RS Junior, Oregon

For the time being I'm not even really considering anyone outside of Mariota or Jameis Winston for this pick. The Buccaneers have myriad issues, including along their offensive line, but they're not turning anything around without a true No. 1 QB in place.About three months of nitpicking are coming. Can Mariota translate his game from the Oregon offense to the NFL? Is Winston too immature or turnover-prone to step in as a rookie starter? Everyone's trying to answer those questions, though this all boils down to which guy the Buccaneers trust.Mariota has held this spot in our mock drafts since the Buccaneers moved into the No. 1 spot. The talent is there, and he'll do well at the combine and beyond when it comes time to sit down face-to-face with teams.

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2. Leonard Williams, DT

Junior, USC

Swapped Williams and Randy Gregory this time around for one specific reason: The drop-off from Williams to other DTs is far greater than the gap between Gregory and the rest of the edge-rusher class. If the Titans want to find a pass-rusher later (and they will), there will be players available.There is not another tackle like Williams, who can take over games from just about any spot on the line. He can be a centerpiece for Tennessee's rebuilding job.

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3. Randy Gregory, DE/OLB

RS Junior, Nebraska

Telvin Smith was a revelation for the Jaguars last season. Add Gregory and Gus Bradley would have the makings of an extremely flexible, athletic defense. Gregory finished his two years at Nebraska with 26 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks. He's an instant-impact prospect.

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4. Amari Cooper, WR

Junior, Alabama

Truth be told, it's not entirely easy to keep dropping Cooper in as the No. 4 pick. The 2015 receiver class is another impressive one, and guys like Kevin White and DeVante Parker could be dominant early. But Cooper, in my opinion, remains the top WR prospect. Oakland is in dire need of a go-to guy.

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5. Brandon Scherff, OT

RS Senior, Iowa

Washington could hand left tackle Trent Williams a contract extension in the coming weeks, so that spot on the line is under control. Elsewhere ... not so much. Scherff could join the starting lineup at either right tackle or guard, two positions being viewed with higher esteem of late -- it's not good enough to have just a dominant blindside blocker.

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6. Jameis Winston, QB

RS Sophomore, Florida State

If you thought the Mariota/Winston discussion was overblown during the regular season, just wait. It will go off the rails before all is said and done. Should both guys fare well from now through April 29, the odds of them sliding will drop dramatically. Even if Tennessee passes, the Jets will be waiting and those 3-4-5 spots could be very desirable to teams eyeballing a QB (St. Louis?).Since we're rolling sans trades here, Winston slots in as the Jets' new franchise QB -- a bump up from where he has been in previous mocks. Coaching changes, like the one New York endured this offseason, are tough to predict. Can the new regime, though, really roll into another year with Geno Smith?

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7. Landon Collins, S

Junior, Alabama

The next pure safety off the board in this two-round mock is at No. 52. That's a 45-pick gap, which emphasizes how much of a standout Collins is at his position group. This is a bit high for a safety, but the Bears' safeties were flat-out abysmal last season.

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8. Dante Fowler, DE/OLB

Junior, Florida

You'll see Shane Ray's name in this space a lot, so consider this a matter of preference. Fowler offers positional versatility and keeps it at full throttle for 60 minutes. He's a non-stop headache for blockers because of his array of moves.

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9. Andrus Peat, OT

Junior, Stanford

Eli Manning threw 601 passes in 2014, the highest number of his career. Some of that was by design; the rest because the Giants were unable to generate a consistent run threat. Peat excels in the ground game and will only get better in pass protection.

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10. La'el Collins, OT

Senior, LSU

An impressive Senior Bowl week all but locked Collins into a Round 1 selection, likely somewhere in the upper half. Jake Long could be out in St. Louis because of a balky salary. Between Collins and 2014 first-rounder Greg Robinson, the Rams would have two maulers capable of playing either guard or tackle.

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11. Shaq Thompson, LB

Junior, Washington

I might be driving the Thompson bandwagon at this point, which is fine. The undersized LB will have to improve his reads and his ability to take on blocks at the next level, but the athletic upside is through the roof. Minnesota has DEs able to collapse the pocket, plus a LB in Anthony Barr who demands extra attention. Thompson could clean up the rest, offering contributions on defense, special teams and even offense.

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12. Kevin White, WR

Senior, West Virginia

Josh Gordon is suspended again and Jordan Cameron's ready to leave town. No matter whether it's Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer or another QB throwing passes, the Browns must find a gamebreaker. Enter White, who some will argue is the best WR in this class.

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13. Shane Ray, DE/OLB

RS Junior, Missouri

Value meets need, as the Saints find a third disruptive force to add to Cameron Jordan and Junior Galette. While Ray is not as advanced a player as the hype surrounding him or his college numbers might have you believe, he's a bullet off the line and just what the doctor ordered here.

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14. Danny Shelton, DT

Senior, Washington