NFL: 2015 Draft Order and Team Needs

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The 2014 NFL regular season has come to an end, the New England Patriots became Super Bowl champions, and the 2015 NFL Draft order was set for the 20 teams that failed to make the postseason this year. Offseason NFL fans around the world are looking for a reason to be optimistic about their favorite team’s potential for the upcoming season. The annual NFL Draft brings hope and optimism to fan bases that are accustomed to losing.

Here is a look at the draft order and biggest team needs for each of the 20 teams that were left out of the 2014 NFL playoffs.

 

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20.  Philadelphia Eagles

2014 Record: 10-6

Biggest Needs: Defensive Back and Linebacker

 

19.  Cleveland Browns (via trade with Buffalo Bills)

2014 Record: 7-9

Biggest Needs: Wide Receiver, Offensive Tackle, Inside Linebacker

18.  San Diego Chargers

2014 Record: 9-7

Biggest Needs: Offensive Line, Pass Rushers, Wide Receiver

17.  Kansas City Chiefs

2014 Record: 9-7

Biggest Needs: Wide Receiver, Offensive Line, Cornerback

16.  Houston Texans

2014 Record: 9-7

Biggest Needs: Quarterback, Offensive Tackle, Wide Receiver

 

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15.  San Francisco 49ers

2014 Record: 8-8

Biggest Needs: Defensive Line, Quarterback, Offensive Line

14.  Miami Dolphins

2014 Record: 8-8

Biggest Needs: Defensive Tackle, Defensive Back, Offensive Line

13.  New Orleans Saints

2014 Record: 7-9

Biggest Needs: Cornerback, Quarterback, Pass Rusher

12.  Cleveland Browns

2014 Record: 7-9

Biggest Needs: Wide Receiver, Offensive Tackle, Inside Linebacker

11.  Minnesota Vikings

2014 Record: 7-9

Biggest Needs: Running Back, Offensive Tackle, Wide Receiver

 

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10.  St. Louis Rams

2014 Record: 6-10

Biggest Needs: Quarterback, Wide Receiver, Offensive Line

9.  New York Giants

2014 Record: 6-10

Biggest Needs: Offensive Line, Inside Linebacker, Pass Rusher

8.  Atlanta Falcons

2014 Record: 6-10

Biggest Needs: Offensive Line, Tight End, Defensive Back, Pass Rusher

7.  Chicago Bears

2014 Record: 5-11

Biggest Needs: Offensive Line, Inside Linebacker, Quarterback, Pass Rusher

6.  New York Jets

2014 Record: 4-12

Biggest Needs: Quarterback, Offensive Line, Running Back

 

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5.  Washington Redskins

2014 Record: 4-12

Biggest Needs: Quarterback, Pass Rusher, Defensive Back

4.  Oakland Raiders

2014 Record: 3-13

Biggest Needs: Wide Receiver, Pass Rusher, Tight End, Cornerback

3.  Jacksonville Jaguars

2014 Record: 3-13

Biggest Needs: Wide Receiver, Running Back, Offensive Line, Cornerback

2.  Tennessee Titans

2014 Record: 2-14

Biggest Needs: Quarterback, Defensive Back, Pass Rusher, Wide Receiver

1.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2014 Record: 2-14

Biggest Needs: Quarterback, Offensive Line, Defensive Back

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