2015 NFL Draft Rankings: Marcus Mariota Top Pick, Georgia Star to Break Running Back Slump? [VIDEO]

By Mike Edler (
on May 12, 2014 01:17 PM EDT
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The 2014 NFL draft prospects have all found their new homes after the past weekend, but who is on pace to be the best prospects of the 2015 NFL draft. It is way too early to know who will be the most talked about players this time next year, but at this moment here are the best 2015 will have to offer.

1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon:
This one should surprise no one as Mariota would have been a very sought after prospect in 2014 had he declared. Mariota has the flash for the NFL and also brings superb accuracy and play making ability to the table. If Mariota stays the course at Oregon he could see himself being the No. 1 overall pick next year.

2. Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama:
Cooper is the best receiver Alabama has had in many years and he could translate very well to the NFL. Cooper had an incredible sophomore campaign with the Crimson Tide after having a lingering toe injury his freshman year. If Cooper goes into the NFL draft he could be the draft’s top receiver taken.

3. Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska
Gregory dominated as a sophomore and has established himself as a player to watch in 2014. He has the ferocious attitude that could make defensive minds covet him and he still has a ton of room to grow. When the 2015 draft comes around, don’t be shocked to see Gregory mocked as the first defensive player off the board.

4. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
For two straight seasons a running back hasn't been taken in the first round of the draft, Gurley should change all of that. Gurley is NFL ready and has been on a tear ever since he entered college football, despite his injuries, and it should translate to the NFL. Gurley could be a top 10 pick if a team is so daring, but with all the hate running backs get in the NFL draft he could still fall down the boards.

5. Leonard Williams, DE/DT, USC
Williams played through a nagging shoulder injury for most of last season and still managed to have a great season. When he is fully healthy, imagine the damage he can do for a rejuvenated USC team looking to regain it’s former glory.

Players 6-15:
6. Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M
7. Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
8. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
9. Vic Beasley, DE/OLB, Clemson
10. Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
11. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
12. Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
13. Devonte Fields, DE, TCU
14. Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland
15. Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor

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