GBN Big Board: Top Prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft

Note that while the following rankings incorporate GBN staff evaluations of the respective players, the final ranking reflects as much as possible the latest intelligence on how NFL teams currently have the players graded.

* indicates underclassmen
X indicates a player has some kind of injury that could impact his final grade
O indicates a player has some kind of off-field issue that could impact his grade

Last Updated: January 27, 2015 9:46 am

RankPlayerPositionSchool
*Leonard WilliamsDESouthern California
*Jameis WinstonQBFlorida State (O)
*Randy GregoryDENebraska (X)
*Amari CooperWRAlabama
*Marcus MariotaQBOregon
*Shane RayOLBMissouri
Brandon ScherffOTIowa
Vic BeasleyOLBClemson
Danny SheltonDTWashington
*Landon CollinsSSAlabama
Devante ParkerWRLouisville (X)
*Dante FowlerDEFlorida (OLB)
Kevin WhiteWRWest Virginia
Bud DupreeDEKentucky
*Andrus PeatOTStanford
*Trae WaynesCBMichigan State
*Ereck FlowersOTMiami (X)
*Mel GordonRBWisconsin
*Eddie GoldmanDTFlorida State
La'el CollinsG/TLSU
*Shaq ThompsonOLBWashington
*Malcom BrownDTTexas
*Dorial Green-BeckhamWROklahoma (O)
T.J. ClemmingsOTPittsburgh
*Devin FunchessWRMichigan (TE)
*Jordan PhillipsDTOklahoma
*Jaelen StrongWRArizona State
*Todd GurleyRBGeorgia (X)
*Marcus PetersCBWashington (O)
Cameron ErvingC/TFlorida State
*Benardrick McKinneyILBMississippi State (OLB)
Nate OrchardDEUtah (OLB)
*PJ WilliamsCBFlorida State
*Arik ArmsteadDTOregon (X/DE)
AJ CannOGSouth Carolina
*Eli HaroldOLBVirginia
Michael BennettDTOhio State
Ty SambrailoOTColorado State
Owamagbe OdighzuwaDEUCLA
*Maxx WilliamsTEMinnesota
*Brett HundleyQBUCLA
*Tevin ColemanRBIndiana (X)
Cedric OgbuehiOTTexas A&M
Hau'oli KikahaOLBWashington (DE)
*Sammie CoatesWRAuburn
Quinton RollinsCBMiami (Ohio)
*Danielle HunterDELSU
Carl DavisDTIowa
Ifo Ekpre-OlomuCBOregon (X)
Markus GoldenDEMissouri
Lorenzo MauldinOLBLouisville
Ameer AbdullahRBNebraska (X)
Paul DawsonOLBTCU
Devin SmithWROhio State
Cody PrewittFSMississippi
Eric KendricksILBUCLA
*Nelson AgholorWRSouthern California
Denzel PerrymanILBMiami
*Mario EdwardsDEFlorida State
Ty MontgomeryWRStanford (X)
Kevin JohnsonCBWake Forest
*Jeremiah PoutasiOTUtah
Derron SmithFSFresno State
Josh HarperWRFresno State
*Duke JohnsonRBMiami
Clive WalfordTEMiami
Justin HardyWREast Carolina
Anthony HarrisFSVirginia
*Ellis McCarthyDTUCLA
Darryl WilliamsOTOklahoma
*Jay AjayiRBBoise State
*Alex CarterCBStanford
Vince MayleWRWashington State
Arie KouandjioOGAlabama
Bryce PettyQBBaylor
*TJ YeldonRBAlabama
Trey FlowersDEArkansas
Jamison CrowderWRDuke
Laken TomlinsonOGDuke
Kurt DrummondFSMichigan State
*Donovan SmithOTPenn State
*Jalen CollinsCBLSU
*Breshad PerrimanWRCentral Florida
Kevin WhiteCBTCU
Nick O'LearyTEFlorida State
*Mike DavisRBSouth Carolina (X)
Tyler LockettWRKansas State
D'Joun SmithCBFlorida Atlantic
Preston SmithDEMississippi State
Senquez GolsonCBMississippi
Tre JacksonOGFlorida State
Jaquiski TarttSSSamford
Phillip DorsettWRMiami
Jake FisherOTOregon
*Jesse JamesTEPenn State
Jeremy LangfordRBMichigan State
Zach HodgesOLBHarvard
Reese DismukesCAuburn
*Jacoby GlennCBCentral Florida
John MillerOGLouisville
*Javorius AllenRBSouthern California
Za'Darius SmithDEKentucky
Tony LippettWRMichigan State
*Xavier CooperDTWashington State
Josh ShawCBSouthern California
Rob HavensteinOTWisconsin
David CobbRBMinnesota
Sean MannionQBOregon State
Henry AndersonDEStanford
Ramik WilsonILBGeorgia
Ben KoyackTENotre Dame
*Jordan RichardsSSStanford
Rashad GreeneWRFlorida State
Josue MatiasOGFlorida State
Cameron Artis-PayneRBAuburn
Doran GrantCBOhio State
Hronas GrasuCOregon State
Geneo GrissomOLBOklahoma
Dres AndersonWRUtah
Grady JarrettDTClemson
*Tyler KroftTERutgers
*Deion BarnesDEPenn State
Stephone AnthonyILBClemson
David JohnsonRBNorthern Iowa
*Lorenzo DossCBTulane
Jamil DouglasOGArizona State
Joey MbuDTHouston
Corey RobinsonOTSouth Carolina
*Chris HackettFSTCU
Antwan GoodleyWRBaylor
Lynden TrailOLBNorfolk State (DE)
Jeff HeuermanTEOhio State
*Charles GainesCBLouisville
Corey CrawfordDEClemson
Dominique BrownRBLouisville
Hayes PullardMLBSouthern California
*Deontay GreenberryWRHouston
*Chris CovingtonDTRice (X)
Tyrus ThompsonOTOklahoma
Steve NelsonCBOregon State
Austin HillWRArizona (O)
EJ BibbsTEIowa State
*Max VallesOLBVirginia
*Durelle EskridgeFSSyracuse
BJ FinneyCKansas State
Tony ChickilloDEMiami
Tyler VargaRBYale
Taiwan JonesILBMichigan State
Louis Trinca-PasatDTIowa
*Ronald DarbyCBFlorida State
Jordan HicksOLBTexas
Nick BoyleTEDelaware
Ibraheim CampbellSSNorthwestern
Tre McBrideWRWilliam & Mary
Shaq MasonOGGeorgia Tech
Garrett GraysonQBColorado State
Cedric ReedDETexas (X)
Tony WashingtonOLBOregon
*Matt JonesRBFlorida
*Stefon DiggsWRMaryland (X)
MyCole PruittTESouthern Illinois
LaDarius GunterCBMiami
Austin ShephardOTAlabama
Mike HullILBPenn State
Tyeler DavisonDTFresno State
Malcolm BrownRBTexas
*Kwon AlexanderOLBLSU
Adrian AmosSSPenn State
Sean HickeyOTSyracuse
Jalston FowlerFBAlabama
Eric RoweCBUtah
*Davaris DanielsWRNotre Dame
Marcus HardisonDTArizona State
Martrell SpaightOLBArkansas
Robert MyersOGTennessee State
Nick MarshallCBAuburn
Wes SaxtonTESouth Alabama
Trey DePriestILBAlabama
Xavier WilliamsDTNorthern Iowa
Clayton GeathersFSCentral Florida
Karlos WilliamsRBForida State
Jacory ShepherdCBKansas
Ali MarpetOGHobart
Jake RyanOLBMichigan (X)
Kaleb EullsDTSouthern Mississippi
Tayo FabulujeOTTCU
Terrance MageeRBLSU
Damian SwannCBGeorgia
Martin IfediDEMemphis
Damarious RandleFSArizona State
Bryan BennettQBSoutheastern Louisiana
*Josh RobinsonRBMississippi State
Justin MantonPKLouisiana-Monroe
Titus DavisWRCentral Michigan
James CastlemanDTOklahoma State
Ben HeeneyILBKansas
Kenny HilliardRBLSU (X)
Quandre DiggsCBTexas
James VaughtersOLBStanford
Dezmin LewisWRCentral Arkansas
Blake BellTEOklahoma
Tony Jefferson FSUCLA
Trenton BrownOTFlorida
Shane CardenQBEast Carolina
Chucky HunterDTTCU
Jermauria RascoDELSU
Rannell HallWRCentral Florida
DeShazor EverettCBTexas A&M
*Dee HartRBColorado State
Adam SheadOGOklahoma
Craig MagerCBTexas State
JR TavaiOLBSouthern California
Bryce HagerILBBaylor
Andy GallikCBoston College
Marcus MurphyRBMissouri
Cody FajardoQBNevada
Travis RacitiDTSan Jose State
Kyle LoomisPPortland State
*Jean SifrinTEUMass
Eric LefeldOTCincinnati
TJ SurrattDTSouth Carolina
Jeff LucILBCincinnati
Cam ThomasCBWestern Kentucky
Jarvis HarrisonOGTexas A&M

16 thoughts on “GBN Big Board: Top Prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft

    1. Pigskin Paul Guillemette

      THank you so much for the compliment, but dont be bashful to tell us what you want more of going forward. Just don’t ask me to do a lot of Mocks. They give me headaches to do. Colin is better at it anyway.

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    1. Pigskin Paul Guillemette

      THanks very much. Now a favor. Click on an ad now and again so we can cover expenses of running the site. NO not salaries, just costs.

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  1. 3CARD

    You have Kevin Johnson listed twice at 61 and 100 also EJ Bibbs is from Iowa State not Colorado State

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  2. Jeremy

    So far, this draft is not nearly as talented or deep as last years. Not only did last years draft have more underclassmen, but the top level talent seemed better. I’m sure there will be some good players that come from this draft, but I am just not seeing any stars. It always has to play out, sure, but I’m just not as excited right now. Some guys I’m watching, sure. Anyone agree or disagree? We still have 4 months…

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    1. Colin Lindsay

      You are dead on Jeremy in saying that the 2015 draft pales in comparison to last year’s draft especially at the very top of the board. Indeed, one could make the case that maybe other than USC DE Len Williams, nobody in this year’s draft would have been a lock to be a top 10 pick last year. That said, what makes this year’s draft interesting I believe is the day two talent. There is some real depth out there at RB, WR and along the OL, especially at OG and RT. And while there isn’t the same talent on D there are some emerging prospects at DT and there is real depth among the 3-4 OLBs, as well as some keepers at safety. And in many ways a less talented draft is a challenge for pro scouts because you have to be that much more diligent in your assessments.

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    2. Pigskin Paul Guillemette

      PIgskin Paul will beg to differ on one aspect here. I believe it is weaker at the top, but almost as deep as last year. By the time we get awed by a few more surprises at the Combine having extra picks will again be a big deal forsome teams.

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  3. Bane

    Pretty solid list. A little surprised by Eric Kendricks at 72. He think he could make it into the top 40.

    I’m a long time reader. The new design is great. Thanks!

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    1. Pigskin Paul Guillemette

      KENDRICKS size plays against him. He cost himself not attending SR Bowl. PP

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  4. Jeremy

    I’m wondering why LB Stephone Anthony, from Clemson, isn’t on this list? Surely he is in top 200 players?

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  5. dancin'max

    I have Andrus Peat as my alternative for Scherff if the Giants pick an OT with the 9th overall pick.

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  6. Tmonee

    I’d put RB Wisconsin Melvin Gordon into the top ten, I know the position of RB is on the decline in terms of how GM’s view the position. However, once GM’s and coaches get to meet this kid and see what kind of person he is, to go along with HUGE 3 down potential as a franchise type RB, he should get picked in the top 12 picks, he is a safe pick both on the field and off, and can get on the field from day one in the NFL. He would fit well with a few of the teams picking in that range.

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