Complete 2015 NFL Draft Recap


With the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, I wanted to create a full, comprehensive list of this year’s picks, and highlight the selections from the Big 12 conference.

With Texas’ head coach Charlie Strong pulling an impressive number by having 41 percent of his first recruiting class at Louisville getting drafted, it’s safe to say that the bar has been raised significantly for Big 12 coaches, in terms of producing NFL caliber talent. And believe it when I say that with just 0.08 percent of high school football players getting drafted by NFL teams, this is a statistic that any player who is on the fence about Texas vs. another Big 12 school will be paying attention to.

Of the top NFL Draft picks by school for this year, only one Big 12 school had as many (six) as USC, Stanford, and Missouri, and that was the Oklahoma Sooners. Higher than those four schools, however, were Miami and Alabama at seven apiece; Florida at eight, with Louisville at 10 picks, and Florida State at 11 picks.

The final team Draft numbers for Big 12 schools were Oklahoma (6), Texas (5), West Virginia (4), Kansas (3), Baylor (2), Kansas State (2), TCU (2), Oklahoma State (1), and Iowa State and Texas Tech with zero Draft picks.

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Former Texas Tech linebacker VJ Fehoko signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent after the Draft, with wide receiver Bradley Marquez inking a deal with the St. Louis Rams. In other free agency moves, former Tech wide receiver Eric Ward was cut from the Cincinnati Bengals on Day 2 of the NFL Draft, but there hasn’t been any further news on transactions for him.

As more free agency news is made available regarding former Texas Tech players, we’ll be sure to update you.

First Round

1.Tampa Bay BuccaneersQB — Jameis WinstonFlorida State
2.Tennessee TitansQB — Marcus MariotaOregon
3.Jacksonville JaguarsDE/OLB — Dante Fowler Jr.Florida
4.Oakland RaidersWR — Amari CooperAlabama
5.Washington RedskinsOL — Brandon ScherffIowa
6.New York JetsDL — Leonard WilliamsUSC
7.Chicago BearsWR — Kevin WhiteWest Virginia
8.Atlanta FalconsDE/OLB — Vic BeasleyClemson
9.New York GiantsOL — Ereck FlowersMiami
10.St. Louis RamsRB — Todd GurleyGeorgia
11.Minnesota VikingsCB — Trae WaynesMichigan State
12.Cleveland BrownsDT — Danny SheltonWashington
13.New Orleans SaintsOL — Andrus PeatStanford
14.Miami DolphinsWR — DeVante ParkerLouisville
15.San Diego ChargersRB — Melvin GordonWisconsin
16.Houston TexansCB — Kevin JohnsonWake Forest
17.San Francisco 49ersDL — Arik ArmsteadOregon
18.Kansas City ChiefsCB — Marcus PetersWashington
19.Cleveland BrownsC — Cameron ErvingFlorida State
20.Philadelphia EaglesWR — Nelson AgholorUSC
21.Cincinnati BengalsOL — Cedric OgbuehiTexas A&M
22.Pittsburgh SteelersDE/OLB — Bud DupreeKentucky
23.Denver BroncosDE/OLB — Shane RayMissouri
24.Arizona CardinalsOL — D.J. HumphriesFlorida
25.Carolina PanthersLB — Shaq ThompsonWashington
26.Baltimore RavensWR — Breshad PerrimanCentral Florida
27.Dallas CowboysCB — Byron JonesConnecticut
28.Detroit LionsOL — Laken TomlinsonDuke
29.Indianapolis ColtsWR — Phillip DorsettMiami
30.Green Bay PackersS — Damarious RandallArizona State
31.New Orleans SaintsLB — Stephone AnthonyClemson
32.New England PatriotsDT — Malcom BrownTexas

Second Round

33.New York GiantsS — Landon CollinsAlabama
34.Tampa Bay BuccaneersOL — Donovan SmithPenn State
35.Oakland RaidersDL — Mario Edwards Jr.Florida State
36.Jacksonville JaguarsRB — T.J. YeldonAlabama
37.New York JetsWR — Devin SmithOhio State
38.Washington RedskinsLB — Preston SmithMississippi State
39.Chicago BearsDT — Eddie GoldmanFlorida State
40.Tennessee TitansWR — Dorial Green-BeckhamMissouri
41.Carolina PanthersWR — Devin FunchessMichigan
42.Atlanta FalconsCB — Jalen CollinsLSU
43.Houston TexansLB — Benardrick McKinneyMississippi State
44.New Orleans SaintsOLB — Hau’oli KikahaWashington
45.Minnesota VikingsLB — Eric KendricksUCLA
46.San Francisco 49ersS — Jaquiski TarttSamford
47.Philadelphia EaglesDB — Eric RoweUtah
48.San Diego ChargersLB — Denzel PerrymanMiami
49.Kansas City ChiefsOL — Mitch MorseMissouri
50.Buffalo BillsCB — Ronald DarbyFlorida State
51.Cleveland BrownsDE — Nate OrchardUtah
52.Miami DolphinsNT — Jordan PhillipsOklahoma
53.Cincinnati BengalsOT — Jake FisherOregon
54.Detroit LionsRB — Ameer AbdullahNebraska
55.Baltimore RavensTE — Maxx WilliamsMinnesota
56.Pittsburgh SteelersCB — Senquez GolsonOle Miss
57.St. Louis RamsOT — Rob HavensteinWisconsin
58.Arizona CardinalsDE — Markus GoldenMissouri
59.Denver BroncosOT — Ty SambrailoColorado State
60.Dallas CowboysLB — Randy GregoryNebraska
61.Tampa Bay BuccaneersOL — Ali MarpetHobart College
62.Green Bay PackersCB — Quinten RollinsMiami (OH)
63.Seattle SeahawksDE — Frank ClarkMichigan
64.New England PatriotsSS — Jordan RichardsStanford

Third Round

65.Indianapolis ColtsCB — D’Joun SmithFlorida Atlantic
66.Tennessee TitansOL — Jeremiah PoutasiUtah
67.Jacksonville JaguarsOL — A.J. CannSouth Carolina
68.Oakland RaidersTE — Clive WalfordMiami
69.Seattle SeahawksWR — Tyler LockettKansas State
70.Houston TexansWR — Jaelen StrongArizona State
71.Chicago BearsC — Hroniss GrasuOregon
72.St. Louis RamsOT — Jamon BrownLouisville
73.Atlanta FalconsRB — Tevin ColemanIndiana
74.New York GiantsDE — Owamagbe OdighizuwaUCLA
75.New Orleans SaintsQB — Garrett GraysonColorado State
76.Kansas City ChiefsWR — Chris ConleyGeorgia
77.Cleveland BrownsRB — Duke JohnsonMiami
78.New Orleans SaintsCB — P.J. WilliamsFlorida State
79.San Francisco 49ersOLB — Eli HaroldVirginia
80.Detroit LionsCB — Alex CarterStanford
81.Buffalo BillsOG — John MillerLouisville
82.New York JetsDE/OLB — Lorenzo MauldinLouisville
83.San Diego ChargersCB — Craig MagerTexas State
84.Philadelphia EaglesLB — Jordan HicksTexas
85.Cincinnati BengalsTE — Tyler KroftRutgers
86.Arizona CardinalsRB — David JohnsonNorthern Iowa
87.Pittsburgh SteelersWR — Sammie CoatesAuburn
88.Minnesota VikingsDE — Danielle HunterLSU
89.St. Louis RamsQB — Sean MannionOregon State
90.Baltimore RavensDT — Carl DavisIowa
91.Dallas CowboysOL — Chaz GreenFlorida
92.Denver BroncosTE — Jeff HeuermanOhio State
93.Indianapolis ColtsDE — Henry AndersonStanford
94.Green Bay PackersWR — Ty MontgomeryStanford
95.Washington RedskinsRB — Matt JonesFlorida
96.Cleveland BrownsDT — Xavier CooperWashington State
97.New England Patriots (compensatory)DE — Geneo GrissomOklahoma
98.Kansas City Chiefs (compensatory)CB — Steven NelsonOregon State
99.Cincinnati Bengals (compensatory)LB — Paul DawsonTCU

Fourth Round

100.Tennessee TitansDT — Angelo BlacksonAuburn
101.New England PatriotsDE — Trey FlowersArkansas
102.Carolina PanthersOG — Daryl WiliamsOklahoma
103.New York JetsQB — Bryce PettyBaylor
104.Jacksonville JaguarsS — James SampleLouisville
105.Washington RedskinsWR — Jamison CrowderDuke
106.Chicago BearsRB — Jeremy LangfordMichigan State
107.Atlanta FalconsWR — Justin HardyEast Carolina
108.Tennessee TitansFB — Jalston FowlerAlabama
109.Indianapolis ColtsS — Clayton GeathersCentral Florida
110.Minnesota VikingsOT — T.J. ClemmingsPittsburgh
111.New England PatriotsOG — Tre’ JacksonFlorida State
112.Washington RedskinsOG — Arie KouandjioAlabama
113.Detroit LionsDT — Gabe WrightAuburn
114.Miami DolphinsOG — Jamil DouglasArizona State
115.Cleveland BrownsS — Ibraheim CampbellNorthwestern
116.Arizona CardinalsDE — Rodney GunterDelaware State
117.San Francisco 49ersTE — Blake BellOklahoma
118.Kansas City ChiefsLB — Ramik WilsonGeorgia
119.St. Louis RamsOT — Andrew DonnelIowa
120.Cincinnati BengalsCB — Josh ShawUSC
121.Pittsburgh SteelersCB — Doran GrantOhio State
122.Baltimore RavensDE — Za’Darius SmithKentucky
123.Cleveland BrownsWR — Vince MayleWashington State
124.Tampa Bay BuccaneersOLB — Kwon AlexanderLSU
125.Baltimore RavensRB — — Javorius AllenUSC
126.San Francisco 49ersRB — Mike DavisSouth Carolina
127.Dallas CowboysILB — Damien WilsonMinnesota
128.Oakland RaidersOG — Jon FelicianoMiami
129.Green Bay PackersOLB — Jake RyanMichigan
130.Seattle SeahawksOG — Terry PooleSan Diego State
131.New England PatriotsC — Shaquille MasonGeorgia Tech
132.San Francisco 49ers (compensatory)WR — DeAndre SmelterGeorgia Tech
133.Denver Broncos (compensatory)C — Max GarciaFlorida
134.Seattle Seahawks (compensatory)OG — Mark GlowinskiWest Virginia
135.Cincinnati Bengals (compensatory)DE — Marcus HardisonArizona State
136.Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)CB — Tray WalkerTexas Southern

Fifth Round

137.Atlanta FalconsNT — Grady JarrettClemson
138.Tennessee TitansRB — David CobbMinnesota
139.Jacksonville JaguarsWR — Rashad GreeneFlorida State
140.Oakland RaidersILB — Ben HeeneyKansas
141.Washington RedskinsOLB — Martell SpaightArkansas
142.Chicago BearsS — Adrian AmosPenn State
143.Minnesota VikingsTE — MyCole PruittSouthern Illinois
144.New York GiantsS — Mykkele ThompsonTexas
145.Miami DolphinsCB — Bobby McCainMemphis
146.Minnesota VikingsWR — Stefon DiggsMaryland
147.Green Bay PackersQB — Brett HundleyUCLA
148.New Orleans SaintsOLB — Davis TullChattanooga
149.Miami DolphinsRB — Jay AjayiBoise State
150.Miami DolphinsFS — Cedric ThompsonMinnesota
151.Indianapolis ColtsNT — David ParryStanford
152.New York JetsOG — Jarvis HarrisonTexas A&M
153.San Diego ChargersOLB — Kyle EmanuelNorth Dakota State
154.New Orleans SaintsDT — Tyeler DavisonFresno State
155.Buffalo BillsRB — Karlos WilliamsFlorida State
156.Miami DolphinsWR — Tony LippettMichigan State
157.Cincinnati BengalsTE — C.J. UzomahAuburn
158.Arizona CardinalsDE — Shaquille RiddickWest Virginia
159.Arizona CardinalsWR — J.J. NelsonUAB
160.Pittsburgh SteelersTE — Jesse JamesPenn State
161.Oakland RaidersOLB — Neiron BallFlorida
162.Tampa Bay BuccaneersWR — Kenny BellNebraska
163.Dallas CowboysDE — Ryan RussellPurdue
164.Denver BroncosCB — Lorenzo DossTulane
165.San Francisco 49ersP — Bradley PinionClemson
166.New England PatriotsLS — Joe CardonaNavy
167.New Orleans SaintsCB — Damien SwannGeorgia
168.Detroit LionsFB — Michael BurtonRutgers
169.Carolina Panthers (compensatory)LB — David MayoTexas State
170.Seattle Seahawks (compensatory)CB — Tye SmithTowson
171.Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)TE — Nick BoyleDelaware
172.Kansas City Chiefs (compensatory)OLB — D.J. AlexanderOregon State
173.Kansas City Chiefs (compensatory)TE — James O’ShaughnessyIllinois State
174.Carolina Panthers (compensatory)RB — Cameron Artis-PayneAuburn
175.Houston Texans (compensatory)WR — Keith MumpheryMichigan State
176.Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)OG — Robert MyersTennessee State

Sixth Round

177.Tennessee TitansOLB — Deiontrez MountLouisville
178.New England PatriotsOLB — Matthew WellsMississippi State
179.Oakland RaidersOLB — Max VallesVirginia
180.Jacksonville JaguarsDT — Michael BennettOhio State
181.WashingtonS — Kyshoen JarrettVirginia Tech
182.WashingtonCB — Tevin MitchelArkansas
183.Chicago BearsOT — Tayo Fabuluje Jr.TCU
184.Tampa Bay BuccaneersWR — Kaelin ClayUtah
185.Minnesota VikingsOT — Tyrus ThompsonOklahoma
186.New York GiantsWR — Geremy DavisUCONN
187.Washington RedskinsWR — Evan SpencerOhio State
188.Buffalo BillsOLB — Tony StewardClemson
189.Cleveland BrownsCB — Charles GainesLouisville
190.San Francisco 49ersOT — Ian SilbermanBoston College
191.Philadelphia EaglesCB — JaCorey ShepherdKansas
192.San Diego ChargersDT — Darius PhilonArkansas
193.Minnesota VikingsDE — B.J. DuboseLouisville
194.Buffalo BillsTE — Nick O’LearyFlorida State
195.Cleveland BrownsTE — Malcolm JohnsonMississippi State
196.Philadelphia EaglesCB — Randall EvansKansas State
197.Cincinnati BengalsS — Derron SmithFresno State
198.Cleveland BrownsTE — Randall TelferUSC
199.Pittsburgh SteelersDT — Leterrius WaltonCentral Michigan
200.Detroit LionsCB — Quandre DiggsTexas
201.St. Louis RamsWR — Bud SasserMissouri
202.New England PatriotsTE — A.J. DerbyArkansas
203.Denver BroncosNT — Darius KilgoMaryland
204.Baltimore RavensWR — Darren WallerGeorgia Tech
205.Indianapolis ColtsRB — Josh RobinsonMississippi State
206.Green Bay PackersFB — Aaron RipkowskiOklahoma
207.Indianapolis ColtsILB — Amarlo HerreraGeorgia
208.Tennessee TitansC — Andy GallikBoston College
209.Seattle Seahawks (compensatory)DE — Obum GwachamOregon State
210.Green Bay Packers (compensatory)DE — Christian RingoLouisiana-Lafayette
211.Houston Texans (compensatory)OLB — Reshard CliettSouth Florida
212.Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory)DE — Anthony ChickilloMiami
213.Green Bay Packers (compensatory)TE — Kennard BackmanUAB
214.Seattle Seahawks (compensatory)DT — Kristjan SokoliBuffalo
215.St. Louis Rams(compensatory)OG — Cody WichmannFresno State
216.Houston Texans (compensatory)DT — Christian CovingtonRice
217.Kansas City Chiefs (compensatory)DT — Rakeem Nunez-RochesSouthern Miss

Seventh Round

218.Oakland RaidersOT — Anthony MorrisTennessee State
219.Cleveland BrownsILB — Hayes PullardUSC
220.Jacksonville JaguarsWR — Neal SterlingMonmouth
221.Oakland RaidersWR — Andre DeboseFlorida
222.Washington RedskinsC — Austin ReiterSouth Florida
223.New York JetsNT — Deon SimonNorthwestern State
224.St. Louis RamsILB — Bryce HagerBaylor
225.Atlanta FalconsOT — Jake RodgersEastern Washington
226.New York GiantsOG — Bobby HartFlorida State
227.St. Louis RamsDE — Martin IfediMemphis
228.Minnesota VikingsOT — Austin ShepherdAlabama
229.Jacksonville JaguarsTE — Ben KoyackNotre Dame
230.New Orleans SaintsRB — Marcus MurphyMissouri
231.Tampa Bay BuccaneersFB — Joey IosefaHawaii
232.Minnesota VikingsOLB — Edmond RobinsonNewberry
233.Kansas City ChiefsWR — Da’Ron BrownNorthern Illinois
234.Buffalo BillsWR — Dezmin LewisCentral Arkansas
235.Houston TexansRB — Kenny HilliardLSU
236.Dallas CowboysOLB — Mark NzeochaWyoming
237.Philadelphia EaglesDE — Brian MihalikBoston College
238.Cincinnati BengalsWR — Mario AlfordWest Virginia
239.Pittsburgh SteelersS — Gerod HollimanLouisville
240.Detroit LionsOT — Corey RobinsonSouth Carolina
241.Cleveland BrownsCB — Ifo Ekpre-OlomuOregon
242.Oakland RaidersCB — Dexter McDonaldKansas
243.Dallas CowboysOT — Laurence GibsonVirginia Tech
244.San Francisco 49ersOG — Trenton BrownFlorida
245.Tennessee TitansWR — Tre McBrideWilliam & Mary
246.Dallas CowboysTE — Geoff SwaimTexas
247.New England PatriotsCB — Darryl RobertsMarshall
248.Seattle SeahawksDB — Ryan MurphyOregon State
249.Atlanta FalconsDB — Akeem KingSan Jose State
250.Denver Broncos(compensatory)QB — Trevor SiemianNorthwestern
251.Denver Broncos(compensatory)DB — Taurean NixonTulane
252.Denver Broncos(compensatory)S — Josh FurmanOklahoma State
253.New England Patriots (compensatory)OLB — Xzavier DicksonAlabama
254.San Francisco 49ers (compensatory)TE — Rory AndersonSouth Carolina
255.Indianapolis Colts (compensatory)OT — Denzelle GoodMars Hill
256.Arizona Cardinals (compensatory)TE — Gerald ChristianLouisville