2015 NFL Draft: Mock Drafting Wisconsin Badgers Standouts

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Feb 19, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers Melvin Gordon speaks to the media during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Melvin Gordon

Jon Rzepecki: We all know he’s one of the top two backs in the draft. He can do pretty much everything despite not having the flat-out, sub-4.4 speed of other past top draft picks. I know I’d like to see MGIII head to Oakland at No. 4, I feel their first need is a true wideout. San Diego is without Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead is coming off a serious injury, Branden Oliver showed flash but faded fast and the Browns (Donald and Ronnie) are now old and just there.

San Diego Chargers, R1 No. 17

Taylor Johnson: There’s not a lot that can be said about Melvin Gordon that hasn’t been said already. In my opinion, he’s the best running back in this year’s NFL Draft. In his four years at the University of Wisconsin, Gordon compiled 4,915 yards and found the end zone 45 times on the ground. Gordon also scored four receiving touchdowns, three of those coming in his final year for the Badgers.

Gordon is a great athlete and worked hard on many aspects of his game last year, mainly his receiving skills. The Detroit Lions are still waiting for that explosive playmaker on the ground and Gordon would fit that mold completely. If his receiving skills continue to improve, he can make the Lions a dangerous team and would be a very nice piece to go along with Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson.

Detroit Lions, R1 No. 23

Jim Oxley: I’ve changed my mind on where I think Gordon could be drafted so many times I’ve lost track. I think he fits well in San Diego (No. 17), Detroit (No. 23), Arizona (No. 24), Baltimore (No. 26), Dallas (No. 28), Indianapolis (No. 29) and New England (No. 32). Should Minnesota plan to move on soon from Adrian Peterson, he makes sense at No. 11. If I had it my way, he’d be a Cowboy come Thursday night. However, I think Gordon ends up on the Baltimore Ravens with the 26th overall selection, and will soon become the featured back after spending some time in the rotation with the soon-to-be 30-year-old Justin Forsett.

Baltimore Ravens, R1 No. 26

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