NFL Mock Draft 2015: Pre-Combine Projections

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25. Carolina Panthers

Oct 11, 2014; Starkville, MS, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) scrambles up the field under pressure form Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive lineman Kaleb Eulls (92) and linebacker Benardrick McKinney (50) during the first quarter at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

player. 87. The Panthers somehow made it into the playoffs last season, after starting the year with a 3-8-1 record. They went onto win the division, and then beat the Arizona Cardinals at home to advance to the final four in the NFC. Their run defense was decent, but Benardrick McKinney is a good fit with this pick. McKinney is good at getting downfield and making the tackle, and has the potential to develop into a solid contributor inside.. ILB. Mississippi State. Benardrick McKinney. 25

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