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: March 26, 2015 5:03 pm

RankPlayerPositionSchool
*Jameis WinstonQBFlorida State (O)
*Leonard WilliamsDTSouthern California
*Dante FowlerDEFlorida (OLB)
*Marcus MariotaQBOregon
Kevin WhiteWRWest Virginia
*Amari CooperWRAlabama
Vic BeasleyOLBClemson
Brandon ScherffOTIowa
*Shane RayOLBMissouri
Danny SheltonDTWashington
*Randy GregoryDENebraska (X/O)
*Trae WaynesCBMichigan State
Devante ParkerWRLouisville (X)
*Andrus PeatOTStanford
*Malcom BrownDTTexas
*Dorial Green-BeckhamWROklahoma (O)
La'el CollinsG/TLSU
*Arik ArmsteadDTOregon (X/DE)
*Todd GurleyRBGeorgia (X)
*Landon CollinsSSAlabama
Bud DupreeDEKentucky
*Jaelen StrongWRArizona State
*Eddie GoldmanDTFlorida State
*Jalen CollinsCBLSU (X)
*Mel GordonRBWisconsin
*Ereck FlowersOTMiami (X)
*Marcus PetersCBWashington (O)
T.J. ClemmingsOTPittsburgh
*Jordan PhillipsDTOklahoma
Cameron ErvingC/TFlorida State
*D.J. HumphriesOTFlorida
Owa OdighizuwaDEUCLA
Kevin JohnsonCBWake Forest
*Eli HaroldOLBVirginia
*Sammie CoatesWRAuburn
*Maxx WilliamsTEMinnesota
*Benardrick McKinneyILBMississippi State (OLB)
Quinten RollinsCBMiami (Ohio)
Carl DavisDTIowa
Devin SmithWROhio State
Byron JonesCBUConn
*Danielle HunterDELSU
*Shaq ThompsonOLBWashington
AJ CannOGSouth Carolina
Nate OrchardDEUtah (OLB)
Michael BennettDTOhio State
Jake FisherOTOregon
*Brett HundleyQBUCLA
*Tevin ColemanRBIndiana (X)
Preston SmithDEMississippi State
Eric KendricksILBUCLA
*Donovan SmithOTPenn State
Stephone AnthonyILBClemson
*PJ WilliamsCBFlorida State
Hau'oli KikahaOLBWashington (DE)
*Duke JohnsonRBMiami
*Breshad PerrimanWRCentral Florida
Damarious RandallFSArizona State
Lorenzo MauldinOLBLouisville
Paul DawsonOLBTCU
*Devin FunchessWRMichigan (TE)
Cody PrewittFSMississippi
*Nelson AgholorWRSouthern California
Ameer AbdullahRBNebraska (X)
Cedric OgbuehiOTTexas A&M (X)
Denzel PerrymanILBMiami
*Mario EdwardsDEFlorida State
Ifo Ekpre-OlomuCBOregon (X)
Jaquiski TarttSSSamford
Clive WalfordTEMiami
Phillip DorsettWRMiami
*Jay AjayiRBBoise State
Tyler LockettWRKansas State
*Alex CarterCBStanford
Derron SmithFSFresno State
Tre McBrideWRWilliam&Mary
Jeremy LangfordRBMichigan State
Josh ShawCBSouthern California
*Ellis McCarthyDTUCLA
Ty SambrailoOTColorado State
Ty MontgomeryWRStanford
Arie KouandjioOGAlabama
Bryce PettyQBBaylor
Josh HarperWRFresno State
Laken TomlinsonOGDuke
Kurt DrummondFSMichigan State
*Javorius AllenRBSouthern California
D'Joun SmithCBFlorida Atlantic
Gabe WrightDTAuburn
*Jesse JamesTEPenn State
*Mike DavisRBSouth Carolina (X)
Senquez GolsonCBMississippi
Anthony HarrisFSVirginia (X)
Trey FlowersDEArkansas
Doran GrantCBOhio State
Ali MarpetOGHobart
*Xavier CooperDTWashington State
Zach HodgesOLBHarvard
*Nick O'LearyTEFlorida State
David JohnsonRBNorthern Iowa
*Gerod HollimanFSLouisville
Reese DismukesCAuburn
*Lorenzo DossCBTulane
John MillerOGLouisville
Markus GoldenDEMissouri
Justin HardyWREast Carolina
*Charles GainesCBLouisville
*Kwon AlexanderOLBLSU
*Jeremiah PoutasiOTUtah
TJ YeldonRBAlabama
Grady JarrettDTClemson
Sean MannionQBOregon State
Za'Darius SmithDEKentucky
Ramik WilsonILBGeorgia
Ben KoyackTENotre Dame
*Jordan RichardsSSStanford
Antwan GoodleyWRBaylor
David CobbRBMinnesota
Tre Jackson OGFlorida State
Justin CoxCBMississippi State
Hroniss GrasuCOregon
Geneo GrissomOLBOklahoma
Vince MayleWRWashington State
Henry AndersonDEStanford
*Tyler KroftTERutgers
Cameron Artis-PayneRBAuburn
Kevin WhiteCBTCU
Jamil DouglasOGArizona State
Daryl WilliamsOTOklahoma
Jamison CrowderWRDuke
Xzavier DicksonOLBAlabama
Jeff HeuermanTEOhio State
Corey CrawfordDEClemson
Jacoby GlennCBCentral Florida
Karlos WilliamsRBFlorida State
Hayes PullardMLBSouthern California
Rob HavensteinOTWisconsin
*Ronald DarbyCBFlorida State
MyCole PruittTESouthern Illinois
Lynden TrailOLBNorfolk State
Tony ChickilloDEMiami
*Durell EskridgeFSSyracuse
BJ FinneyCKansas State
Malcolm BrownRBTexas
Steve NelsonCBOregon State
*Max VallesOLBVirginia
Wes SaxtonTESouth Alabama
Ibraheim CampbellSSNorthwestern
*Stefon DiggsWRMaryland
Garrett GraysonQBColorado State
Corey RobinsonOTSouth Carolina
Cedric ReedDETexas (X)
Darren WallerWRGeorgia Tech
Jordan HicksOLBTexas
*Matt JonesRBFlorida
LaDarius GunterCBMiami
Mike HullILBPenn State
*Chris HackettFSTCU
Tony LippettWRMichigan State
Tyeler DavisonDTFresno State
Dominique BrownRBLouisville
Jake RyanOLBMichigan (X)
Adrian AmosSSPenn State
Sean HickeyOTSyracuse
Jalston FowlerFBAlabama
Eric RoweCBUtah
Rashad GreeneWRFlorida State
Derrick LottDTTennessee-Chattanooga
Ed RobinsonOLBNewberry
Robert MyersOGTennessee State
Nick MarshallCBAuburn (QB)
EJ BibbsTEIowa State
Tyrus ThompsonOTOklahoma
*Darius PhilonDTArkansas
Trey DePriestILBAlabama
Shane CardenQBEast Carolina
Marcus HardisonDTArizona State
Clayton GeathersFSCentral Florida
Tyler VargaRBYale
JaCorey ShepherdCBKansas
Joey MbuDTHouston
Adam SheadOGOklahoma
Tony WashingtonOLBOregon
*Chris CovingtonDTRice (X)
Terrance MageeRBLSU
Damian SwannCBGeorgia
Chaz GreenOTFlorida
Frank ClarkDEMichigan (O)
Cody FajardoQBNevada
Justin MantonPKLouisiana-Monroe
Dres AndersonWRUtah
JT SurrattDTSouth Carolina
Ben HeeneyILBKansas
Marcus MurphyRBMissouri
Craig MagerCBTexas State
Mitch MorseOTMissouri
Angelo BlacksonDTAuburn
Martrell SpaightOLBArkansas
Kenny BellWRNebraska
Blake BellTEOklahoma
Chris ConleyWRGeorgia
*Rakeem Nunez-RochesDTSouthern Mississppi
JJ NelsonWR/RSAlabama-Birmingham
Leterrius WaltonDTCentral Michigan
DeAndre SmelterWRGeorgia Tech
*James SampleFSLouisville
Dezmin LewisWRCentral Arkansas
Connor HallidayQBWashington State
Nick PerrySSAlabama
Xavier WilliamsDTNorthern Iowa
Davaris DanielsWRNotre Dame
Nick BoyleTEDelaware
Austin HillWRArizona
Bryce HagerILBBaylor
Davis TullOLBTennessee-Chattanooga
Imoan ClaiborneCBNorthwestern State
Mark GlowinskiOGWest Virginia
Terry PooleOTSan Diego State
Deon SimonNTNorthwestern State
Gerald ChristianTELouisville
Taiwan JonesILBMichigan State
Quandre DiggsCBTexas
Jon FelicianoOGMiami
*Josh RobinsonRBMississippi State
Shaq MasonC/GGeorgia Tech
Titus DavisWRCentral Michigan
john CrockettRBNorth Dakota State
Bobby McCainCBMemphis
Martin IfediDEMemphis
Julian WilsonCBOklahoma
*Deion BarnesDEPenn State
Tony JeffersonDBUCLA
Kaleb EullsDTMississippi State
Tevin McDonaldFSEastern Washington
Blake SimsQBAlabama
Dean MarloweFSJames Madison
Kyle EmanuelDENorth Dakota State
Da'Ron BrownWRNorthern Illinois
Sammie CarterSSTCU
Zach VigilLBUtah State
*Trey WilliamsRBTexas A&M
Rannell HallWRCentral Florida
Tayo FabulujeG/TTCU
Jamon BrownG/TLouisville
Tavaris BarnesDEClemson
Jeff LucILBCincinnati
*Laurence GibsonOTVirginia Tech
Andrew DonnalOTIowa
JR TavaiOLBSouthern California
DeShazor EverettCBTexas A&M
Alani FuaOLBBYU
James VaughtersLBStanford
Bobby HartOGFlorida State
Kyle LoomisPPortland State
Jean SifrinTEUMass
Bryan BennettQBSoutheastern Louisiana
Jermaine WhiteheadSSAuburn

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

  1. Jim

    Great work gentlemen- it took me about a half dozen passes before I finally saw Tayo Fabuluje on the list, a sleeper pick of mine, but after even more passes I still don’t see FSU OG Josue Matias. Cheers.

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    1. Pigskin Paul Guillemette

      JIm Matias is falling down prospect lists. He looked very stiff at the Combine and weighed in at only 309 lbs. That’s way lighter than expected and way to light for a guy who only ran a 5.52/40. With a vert of only 17.5″ and broad jump of only 7′ he would be ? for his athleticism at 330 lbs.+ never mind less than 310. Looking like a guy now who might not get drafted at all. Pigskin Paul PS I thought FABULUJE had a great week of practice at the Shrine Game.

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      1. Jim

        Great points, thanks! I heard about Fabuluje looking good at the Shrine game practices, also I looked over this tape of him against Oklahoma and came away very impressed- the power is there, but the feet on a guy who’s about 340 lbs were mighty impressive:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkP3N7yJjso
        The first couple of plays show his power and there’s some nice second level blocking at 2:15
        Cheers, and thanks as always for the great draft work
        Jim

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        1. Pigskin Paul Guillemette

          I was sorry to see Tayo accept the SR Bowl invite and then not play in the Shrine venue. He needed to play in that game and validate what we saw in practice. He got hurt in Mobile and made no impact other than the weigh-in. Gotta wait til Draft Saturday to take him. Pigskin Paul

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  2. Tom

    I watched a live stream of the boise st. pro-day yesterday. Jay Ajayi put on a show for the Seattle,Jacksonville and Chargers Running Back coaches. These guys don’t scout 3RD RD Backs. The tandum of Hedrick and Miller was sensational! Hedrick was 45of48 passing and Miller got a standing ovation after catching a 55 YD in the air Touchdown pass.
    The Video is available at http://WWW.Idahostatesmam.com/BroncoBeat.

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    1. Pigskin Paul Guillemette

      I really like AJAYI and I think he’s right on the cusp of the late 2nd Round IMO. I agree he’d be a great potential fit for the Chargers and their power running attack. To me he’s a bit smaller Steven Jackson. MILLER could be a late round surprise if teams deem him healthy. Pigskin Paul

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      1. tom

        Hendrick was the star of the pro-day , he did everything required of an NFL Quarterback.
        He made every throw to every type of receiver he was suppierior in every drill.
        His 55yd pass to miller says he has an NFL arm.

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    1. Pigskin Paul Guillemette

      PETTY had a very good Pro Day workout and I would expect him to start climbing a bit. I think he’s battling with HUNDLEY to be the 3rd QB taken. I’m still guessing Round 3, but…. Pigskin Paul

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  4. Ron

    I don’t see Georgia WR Chris Conley. Is this an error?
    I don’t think I missed his name. Thanks.

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    1. Pigskin Paul Guillemette

      I was very impressed by his Combine numbers and talked Colin into throwing him in right @ 200. He could even go up depending upon individual team workouts. Pigskin Paul

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  5. R.C. Dupuy

    I am a Saints fan and like most of what they are doing but they need a possible replacement for Drew Brees and replacements for some of their aging linemen. I have noticed the last couple of years that some teams are doing very well running the ball and making the playoffs even the Super Bowl with strong running teams. Look at New England, Seattle, and others that can make running yardage when they need to. It’s very basic to football. Teams should build at least a fair OL and running game before bringing in a good QB. Look at Jacksonville struggling offense with a potentially good QB. Indy has built quickly around Luck. Many of the last 5 -7 years best teams are now starting to rebuild their rosters and a few who were down are starting to emerge. Notably, St. Louis, Minn., NYG, N.O., S.F. in the NFC and Houston, Buffalo, Miami and S.D. in the AFC.

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    1. Pigskin Paul Guillemette

      RC, I fear the Saints have backed themselves into corner with poor Cap management and mediocre drafting under Mickey Loomis. Graham & Grubbs being dispatched could just be the tip of the iceberg. They need to seriously improve their drafting this year with all those extra Picks. They can’t use Rookie Free Agents as the backbone of their roster. Eventually talent wins out and you can’t outsmart the entire League on Day 4 of the Draft… at least not forever. Pigskin Paul

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  6. R.C. Dupuy

    After the first active week of Free agency and the drafts projections I believe some teams are going to improve their rosters with quality players. I am a Saints fan and like some of what they are doing but they need a possible replacement for Drew Brees and replacements for some of their aging linemen. I have noticed the last couple of years that some teams are doing very well running the ball and making the playoffs even the Super Bowl with strong running teams. Look at New England, Seattle, and others that can make running yardage when they need to. It’s very basic to football. Teams should build at least a fair OL and running game before bringing in a good QB. Look at Jacksonville struggling offense with a potentially good QB. Indy has built quickly around Luck. Many of the last 5 -7 years best teams are now starting to rebuild their rosters and a few who were down are starting to emerge. Notably, St. Louis, Minn., NYG, N.O., S.F. in the NFC and Houston, Buffalo, Miami and S.D. in the AFC.

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  7. 3CARD

    #90 AND 103 are same player. Maybe you guys should check through your list .

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    1. Colin Lindsay

      Hi Brian: Thanks for the tip. actually you got us in mid-revision and we were trying to do it the way we used to in our old system but it isn’t working that well with the new system. Will have to do it another way in the future to avoid the dupes. ed

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  8. Jerie O'Connor

    Colin, how will Brandon Schreff’s hamstring injury at the Combine affect his currently high draft position in the 1st round?

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    1. Colin Lindsay

      Jerie: The hammy should not affect his status at all; and the fact that he ran in the 5.05 range which is very good for a guy that size probably solidified his grade at the top OL; the only negatiives for Scherff were the fact that his arms only measured 33″ and then he had a disappointing bench but is still a guy known as a workout warrior.

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      1. Jerie O'Connor

        Brandon Schreff’s pro position sounds more like a guard rather than a Tackle. If so, isn’t a Top 10 pick for a guard rather rare in the first round of the Draft?

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        1. Colin Lindsay

          Hi Jerie: Its a good question however while an OG going tip 10 is rare its not unheard; both Jon Cooper and Chance Warmack went top 10 a couple of years back. As well while many people think Scherff may be a better G than T fact is he played LT in college and has plenty of potential as a possible RT at the next level.

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        2. Pigskin Paul Guillemette

          SCHERFF has some of the traits to play OT in the NFL. If that doesn’t work out he could still go to the Pro Bowl as an OG. For teams desperate for OL help that double-edged sword is appealing. Pigskin Paul

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    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. rick

        Can you tell me the story on ILB Amarlo Herrera. Hes 4th rd on 1/2 the sites and UD on the other 1/2.
        Why such a large discrepancy?
        Thanks

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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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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