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2015 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

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The second edition of the full first-round mock draft series. In the last mock the Cowboys took Melvin Gordon out of Wisconsin. Do the Cowboys go offense again or does the defense get reinforcements early?

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The second edition of the mock draft series here on Blogging The Boys. The first edition had a breakdown on every selection but since we cover the Cowboys it will strictly be the analysis of pick 27.

Update: Read our NFL Draft 2015 positional rankings.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

2. Tennessee Titans

Leonard Williams, DT, Southern California

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska

4. Oakland Raiders

Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

5. Washington Redskins

Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson

6. New York Jets

Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

7. Chicago Bears

Dante Fowler, DE, Florida

8. Atlanta Falcons

Shane Ray, DE, Missouri

9. New York Giants

Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa

10. St Louis Rams

DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville

11. Minnesota Vikings

La'el Collins, OT, Louisiana State

12. Cleveland Browns

Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

13. New Orleans Saints

Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

14. Miami Dolphins

Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State

15. San Franciso 49ers

Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

16. Houston Texans

Landon Collins, SS, Alabama

17. San Diego Chargers

Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

18. Kansas City Chiefs

Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

19. Cleveland Browns (From Buffalo Bills)

Bernardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State

20. Philadelphia Eagles

Alvin Dupree, OLB, Kentucky

21. Cincinnati Bengals

Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington

22. Pittsburgh Steelers

Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota

23. Detroit Lions

Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (Fla)

24. Arizona Cardinals

Eli Harold, LB, Virginia

25. Carolina Panthers

DJ Humphries, OT, Florida

26. Baltimore Ravens

Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

27. Dallas Cowboys

Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA

28. Denver Broncos

Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

29. Indianapolis Colts

Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami

30. Green Bay Packers

Devin Funchess, TE, Michigan

31. Seattle Seahawks

Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M

32. New England Patriots

Dorial Green-Beckam, WR, Oklahoma

The Cowboys take a linebacker here at 27. The Cowboys have a lot of moving parts at linebacker. Rolando McClain, Bruce Carter and Justin Durant are all free agents. There are questions surrounding Rolando McClain, he had trouble staying on the field, he supposedly got a fine for substance abuse, the next time will be a suspension, and everyone is hoping he doesn't have a problem from the arson fire at his house in Alabama. Sean Lee will be back, but his injury history coupled with McClain's problems staying healthy lead the Cowboys to reinforce the linebacker corps with a very good player.

Kendricks comes from a NFL bloodline with his older brother Mychal playing for long-time rival Philadelphia. That aspect could bring yet another storyline to their bi-annual games. Kendricks is very instinctive and is very quick in making the decision to get from point A to point B. Very little wasted steps. He does well in coverage but at times can be too aggressive.

Kendricks is #29 on CBS Sports big board, #29 on SI big board, #44 on NFL.com.