Our 2015 NFL Mock Draft for round 2: Look for the run on offensive linemen to continue, and some high-profile names like Nebraska’s Randy Gregory, Alabama’s Landon Collins and Baylor’s Bryce Petty to come off the board early.
CHICAGO—Let’s be honest, Thursday night’s first-round festivities weren’t as entertaining as expected. Trades were held to a minimum (two) and the curveballs thrown just weren’t as dramatic as some in recent drafts. Maybe it was a byproduct of returning the draft to Chicago, where that solid Midwestern sensibility prevails, but the first round left us wanting more in terms of sizzle factor.
So here you go, more draft fodder, and an attempt to mock out Friday night’s second round, hours before it will go down. Look for the run on offensive linemen to continue, and some high-profile names like Nebraska’s Randy Gregory, Alabama’s Landon Collins and Baylor’s Bryce Petty to come off the board early on in the proceedings.
If you’re wondering—and even if you’re not—my final first-round mock was fairly respectable. I had eight direct hits of linking a team with the player it actually drafted (albeit with trade partners San Diego taking Melvin Gordon and San Francisco selecting Arik Armstead in different slots than their original positions), and 28 of the 32 names I put forth as first-rounders actually went in the round. If near misses count, and they don’t, I had seven other prospects just a single slot away from where they actually went. Something tells me I will not be boasting about my second-round mockage, but who really knows?