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Continuing our mock draft it's time to look at the teams picking from 15 to 21...

21 - Cincinnati Bengals

Needs - Defensive Line, Center, Wide Receiver

The Bengals are looking to get better on the defensive line and getting after the quarterback. In an ideal world then, Randy Gregory would be the guy they take here.

However, character concerns and the modern NFL environment mean that the Bengals won't take Gregory. Instead they will take the next best pass rusher off the cab rank, Eric Kendricks, whose brother is already in the NFL with the Eagles.

First Round Pick - Eric Kendricks

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20 - Philadelphia Eagles

Needs - Cornerback, Safety, Linebacker

Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond were good starts to rebuilding the cornerback position but another corner is still needed. Expect to see the Chip Kelly go after Jalen Collins out of LSU.

With his size and speed Collins just looks like a Chip Kelly player.

First Round Pick - Jalen Collins (cornerback)

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19 - Cleveland Browns (traded from Buffalo Bills)

Needs - Defensive Line, Wide Receiver

With their earlier first round pick I had the Browns taking a wide receiver and therefore with this pick it is time for them to go after the defensive line. The Browns really need to get better against the run and therefore they could really do with a run stuffing nose tackle.

Consequently, Danny Shelton is the ideal pick for the Browns.

First Round Pick - Danny Shelton (Nose Tackle)

18 - Kansas City Chiefs

Needs - Offensive Tackle, Inside Linebacker, Wide Receiver

The Chiefs need to improve the offensive line. Eric Fisher hasn't really clicked at left tackle since being drafted in 2013. As such, the Chiefs could probably do with getting a potential replacement inside the building ASAP. As a bonus they will improve the right tackle position at the same time.

With their pick in the first round expect to see Kansas City take Stanford alum Andrus Peat. Standing at an imposing 6'7'' and 313 pounds, Peat has the ability to be a mainstay of the offensive line for years to come.

First Round Pick - Andrus Peat (Offensive Tackle)

17 - San Diego Chargers

Needs - Running Back, Center, Wide Receiver

A promising start to the season withered away into very little for the Chargers in 2014. The franchise needs to find difference makers at wide receiver and running back.

With the first round pick running back should take priority. San Diego need to replace Ryan Matthews and Todd Gurley is the sort of player with the talent to do just that. At 6'1'' and 221 pounds Gurley has the speed and power to be a difference maker at running back.

First Round Pick - Todd Gurley (Running Back)

16 - Houston Texans

Needs - Quarterback, Center, Inside Linebacker

The Texans need to find a quarterback but it isn't going to happen anytime soon. Instead they will turn their attention to plugging the hole at the middle of the offensive line by picking up center Cameron Erving.

It's not the most glamorous pick, but at 6'5'' and 313 pounds, the lineman has a level of size and athleticism that could make him a real difference maker on the line.

First Round Pick - Cameron Erving (center)

15 - San Francisco 49ers

Needs - Inside Linebackers, Tight End, Guard

With the retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland the inside linebacker position has gone from being a position of real strength to a hole in the roster than needs plugging.

Teams don't like to draft for need but sometimes it has to be done. The 49ers will take the top inside linebacker in the draft, Denzel Perryman.

First Round Pick - Denzel Perryman

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