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Where Ohio State's 2015 NFL Draft prospects are going (and should go)

See what we think the future holds for the 2015 Ohio State draft class.

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There are hundreds of mock drafts out on the internet for the 2015 NFL Draft. But where is the 2015 Ohio State draft class going to be selected? This mock is broken down into where he should go? Meaning, where does this prospect fit best, based on the perfect scenario for the player. The other part is where I think he will go, which is based on his skill set, draft position, team need and where I think it is most realistic for the prospect to be drafted.

Devin Smith

Where he should go: Baltimore Ravens, first round, No. 26 overall.

Smith would be the perfect replacement for Torrey Smith in Baltimore. Quarterback Joe Flacco will have no true deep threat after Smith signed with the San Francisco 49ers, but at selection No. 26, there will be a better overall wide receiver option and they desperately need help in the secondary.

Where I think he will go: Cleveland Browns, second round, No. 43 overall.

If the rumors are true and the Browns are offering two first round picks for quarterback Marcus Mariota, they need to give him weapons. With or without Mariota, Josh Gordon will be out for the foreseeable future (2015 season) and the Browns are lacking a true deep threat to take the top off of the opposing defense. The depth of this wide receiver class should allow Smith to fall into the second round where I believe he belongs. Not to mention, the Browns showed a lot of interest in Smith at Ohio State's pro day, where they took him in for psychological evaluations.

Michael Bennett

Where he should go: Detroit Lions, second round, No. 54 overall.

This looks like a match made in heaven for both the team and the player. The Lions let defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley walk in free agency and although they signed Haloti Ngata and Tyrunn Walker, Bennett would be the perfect pass rushing specialist from the 3-technique to keep Ngata's snaps down. The Lions have also done a good job at developing defensive linemen (Ziggy Ansah) and those with motor issues (Fairley).

Where I think he will go: Seattle Seahawks, second round, trade.

If Bennett is still available in the middle of the second round, I could see Seattle trading down to get the former Buckeye. With members of the "Legion of Boom" recovering from injury into training camp and beyond, the best way to mask coverage issues early on would be with a pass rush. Bennett would fit perfectly next to Brandon Mebane as a 3-technique pass rush specialist. Head coach Pete Carroll knows they do not need many draft picks due to a stacked roster, so I could see them trading up to take Bennett.

Jeff Heuerman

Where he should go: Pittsburgh Steelers, third round, No. 87.

The Steelers have needs in the secondary and at linebacker that they will address early-on, so I believe they will draft Heath Miller's future replacement in round three. Miller will be entering his 11th season in 2015 and he would be the perfect mentor for Heuerman. Also, Miller and the former Buckeye would give Ben Roethlisberger a two-tight end receiving tandem for a season or two that he has not had in the past. Note: Miller's contract expires at the end of the 2016 season and the Steelers have four Buckeyes on their current roster.

Where I think he will go: Pittsburgh Steelers, third round, No. 87.

Other possibilities: Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos.

Doran Grant

Where he should go: New England Patriots, fourth round, No. 101.

The Patriots lost All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis and starting cornerback Brandon Browner in free agency and hold three picks from No. 96 to No. 101. Grant's speed, vertical jump and measurables are similar to cornerbacks that Head Coach/ General Manager Bill Belichick has drafted in the past and I think they would target Grant with one of those three selections. He can play outside corner or nickleback and has special teams experience. The Urban Meyer-Bill Belichick connection should always be taken into account when the Patriots are on the clock.

Where I think he will go: New England Patriots, fourth round, No. 101.

Other possibilities: Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens.

Curtis Grant

Where he should go: Buffalo Bills, seventh round, No. 234.

Grant was the number two high school prospect in  2011 behind only Jadeveon Clowney (you might have heard of him). He was wanted by nearly every major program in the country, but after committing to the Buckeyes, he had an underwhelming career until 2014 where he somewhat rejuvenated his game.Enter Rex Ryan. Ryan is the ultimate defensive motivator and he gets the best out of his front seven. If Ryan cannot tap Grant's potential, I do not think he will be given another chance in the NFL.

Where I think he will go: San Francisco 49ers, seventh round, No. 246.

With the surprising retirements of All-Pro Patrick Willis and youngster Chris Borland, the 49ers have massive depth issues at linebacker. They will address this need in the early rounds but they could also add Grant in the seventh round as a player who will be low risk, high reward, if he puts it all together. If Grant puts together a solid training camp, he could have a chance to crack the 49ers lowly depth chart at linebacker.

Other possibilities: Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans.

Evan Spencer

Where he should go: Philadelphia Eagles, seventh round, No. 237.

Spencer was the best perimeter blocker for Urban Meyer the past few seasons and he would fit perfectly in Chip Kelly's system. Spencer is the ultimate team player who could be used on the perimeter in running situations and on special teams. If Spencer gets a shot in the NFL, it has to be with the Eagles.

Where I think he will go: Priority free agent to the Philadelphia Eagles.

I am not sure if Spencer will be on many team's draft boards, so I do not know if the Eagles will need to spend a pick on the former "Zone 6" member.

Darryl Baldwin

Where he should go: Priority free agent to the Carolina Panthers.

The Panthers had Baldwin in for a visit and they have four former Buckeyes on their roster, including offensive lineman Andrew Norwell, who they signed as an undrafted free agent.

Where I think he will go: Priority free agent to the Carolina Panthers.

Steve Miller

Where he should go: Priority free agent to the Houston Texans

Miller was the unheralded starter of the Ohio State defense, but he was not the weak link. He had an interception returned for a touchdown against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and he is good enough to get a training camp invite. His former position coach, Mike Vrabel is an assistant with the Texans, so they could be the best landing spot for Miller.

Where I think he will go: Priority free agent to the Houston Texans.