2015 NFL Mock Draft: Houston Texans Play It Safe

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May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Jadeveon Clowny (South Carolina) poses for a photo with Roger Goodell after being introduced as the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Houston Texans at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Now that the Scouting Combine has been put to bed, we can better match up pro teams with their college football prospects as we look towards the upcoming NFL Draft. Although impending free agency will affect many of the teams on this list, here’s where we think the draft stands as of now if it were being held today. With no further ado, here’s the Toro Times first official mock draft of the offseason.

1. player. 48. Any questions about Jameis Winston seemed to be squashed after his outstanding performance at the NFL Scouting Combine last weekend. Not only did he show off his physical skill set, but his team interviews have now become a thing of legend. Winston’s abundance of confidence and football intelligence charmed NFL executives and the media alike, solidifying him as the top overall selection in this draft.. Quarterback. Florida State. Jameis Winston

player. 35. Although there is a temptation to select a quarterback here, landing the best defensive player in the draft at a position of need is near serendipity. Although, if a team like the Cleveland Browns or the Philadelphia Eagles presents the right trade offer, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota here is a real option.. Defensive End. USC. Leonard Williams. 2

Defensive End. Florida. Dante Fowler Jr.. 3. player. 52. Fowler is a high character, high motor guy who fills the Jaguars’ biggest need and adds some much needed youth to their defensive line.

4. player. 28. If this was the Oakland Raiders of years past under former owner Al Davis, West Virgina receiver Kevin White would most likely be their choice coming off an impressive scouting combine performance. Instead, I believe these Raiders will select the more steady, less riskier choice in Cooper. I see him being the foundation of a receiver corps that has been wildly inconsistent since the days of <strong><a href=. Wide Receiver. Alabama. Amari Cooper

Quarterback. Oregon. Marcus Mariota. 6. player. 30. Although I think the Jets could make a go of it with in-house quarterback <strong><a href=

57. I’m going outside of conventional wisdom a bit here and thinking about the Chicago Bears of old. When you think of the Chicago Bears defense, you think of great linebackers like <strong><a href=. Quarterback. Clemson. Vic Beasley. 7. player

Shane Ray. 8. player. 44. The Atlanta Falcons need help on defense and a pass rusher tops the list. They will be very happy a player like Shane Ray drops in their laps at No. 8.. Defensive End. Missouri

Offensive Tackle. LSU. La'el Collins. 9. player. 31. Head coach Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants made the sexy pick of <strong><a href=

Wide Receiver. West Virgina. Kevin White. 10. player. 51. It’s time the St. Louis Rams give quarterback <strong><a href=

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