A Basic View of Nissan Stadium and The Future is Now Banner previous to the 2019 NFL Draft on the Draft Fundamental Stage at First and Broadway on April 24, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photograph by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Pictures/Pro-Participant Insiders)
Everyone loves mock drafts. Truly, everybody likes to hate mocks. But my three mocks so far for the 2019 NFL Draft have been properly acquired — some greater than others.
My first mock draft was the most positively rated by fans on the market, mainly because LSU inside linebacker Devin White was the Denver Broncos pick at No. 10 general.
I wish White was going to fall to the Broncos, but with solely hours earlier than the draft, I don’t see that taking place. In reality, I have it on good authority that White will go off the board nicely earlier than the Broncos have a chance to pick, until they move up into the prime 5, which doesn’t appear probably.
My fourth, and last, mock draft comes out on the first day of the 2019 NFL Draft amid new info, rumors and rumblings quickly swirling around the league.
I try to make sense of that info to formulate what if hopefully my most accurate mock draft of the yr. Trades are going to wreck any mock on the market, but I try to predict each pick based mostly on what I’ve heard a workforce will do, not on what I might do or what I feel they need to do.
This mock draft is after the “lying season,” also called the post-Combine/pre-Draft period. The ultimate week earlier than the draft is often full of excellent info as leaks lastly get out. Teams are working onerous to maintain their draft plans beneath wraps, and a number of other draft insiders resembling myself try to determine those plans earlier than they happen.
Hold onto your hats and get ready to fireside up the keyboard in response to my remaining 2019 mock draft.
1. Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Studies have come out to the contrary in current days, but I don’t see the Cardinals passing on the probability to get a potential franchise quarterback (once more).
2. San Francisco 49ers – Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
The 49ers and Bosa connection has been out there for quite some time. Charlie Campbell from WalterFootball.com has reported the staff might take Quinnen Williams right here, however in my last mock, I’ve them sticking with the participant I’ve had going to them in each of the earlier three mocks.
three. New York Jets – Josh Allen, edge, Kentucky
It has been reported and rumored for some time that the Jets need a cross rusher. No one is best at getting after the quarterback from the edge than Josh Allen.
4. Oakland Raiders – Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
Quinnen Williams is the greatest participant in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Raiders might go a ton of different directions, however with three first-round picks, it makes too much sense to pick considered one of the most disruptive gamers in this class.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
The Buccaneers might get White right here, but I’ve heard they’re going with a move rusher to help the protection. Gary is just not developed as a move rusher. Eight cross rushers in this class had more sacks in 2018 than Gary (10.5) had in his school profession. However he’s a rare athlete for his measurement and is seen as having nice upside on the defensive position.
6. New York Giants – Devin White, ILB, LSU
No more mock drafts have Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins going to the Giants with this pick. As an alternative, it has been revealed that Devin White could also be their choice to provide them a pacesetter in the center of the protection.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
The Jaguars took care of their quarterback conundrum once they added Nick Foles in free agency. Now, they should deal with Foles and shield him better. Taylor is arguably the greatest run-blocking deal with in this class and has upside in move protection as properly.
eight. Detroit Lions – Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
The comparisons of Ed Oliver to Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams) will not be that ridiculous. It’s not a comparison I’m snug making, as a consequence of Donald’s true dominance, but with Oliver’s freakish expertise you’ll be able to see the way it may work.
9. Buffalo Payments – Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
The Bills have to upgrade the expertise on the offensive line to raised shield franchise quarterback Josh Allen. Last yr, the Payments had the 26th-ranked offensive line, per Professional Soccer Focus. That grade can enormously be improved with the addition of Williams right here.
10. Denver Broncos – T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
It’s been fairly a while since the Broncos have had a playmaker at the tight end place. It’s time to rectify that state of affairs, and Hockenson makes for the good pick.
Hockenson is a devastating blocker who loves to bully defenders on the area. He’s your basic “Y” tight end who can thrive as a blocker or a receiver.
As a receiving menace, Hockenson has nuance as a route runner, which is uncommon for a university athlete, whether or not he be a decent finish or a large receiver. Hockenson seems to be all the time open because he understands find out how to arrange defenders in the route.
He has an incredible aggressive spirit and a basketball background. Hockenson can step in and make an impression instantly in the execs.
11. Cincinnati Bengals – Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
The inside linebacker class in 2019 has two gamers who must be off the board early — White and Bush. The Bengals can go in numerous totally different directions here, however adding Bush is an effective transfer for the defense.
12. Inexperienced Bay Packers – Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
Discovering better edge rushers is a should for the Packers protection. Ferrell is a game-wrecking defensive finish who can win with power and quickness. The Packers have another first-round pick later in this draft the place they will handle needs on offense, but Ferrell is just too good to slip a lot further.
13. Miami Dolphins – Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
The Broncos passed on three of the 4 first-round quarterbacks at No. 10 general. That’s a great move if Hockenson is on the board, however having those quarterbacks out there at that time is unlikely. This mock goes off the rails when/if a workforce like Washington strikes up for Haskins. Here, the Dolphins get Haskins with their prime pick to be the quarterback of the future.
14. Atlanta Falcons – Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
It’s a three-corner league now, and Williams shouldn’t fall this far. He’s the greatest nook in this draft class, mainly on account of his size and nose for the ball. Williams is usually a dominant drive in protection and can work properly with veteran Desmond Trufant and 2018 second-round pick Isaiah Oliver.
15. Washington Redskins – Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
This staff might damage every mock draft on the market. Anticipate Washington to maneuver up for a quarterback, perhaps with the Broncos. In this train, Washington stays put and nonetheless will get a quarterback in Jones. He’s athletic however inconsistent and makes some mind-numbing selections. With all due respect to Gil Brandt, Jones has talent, but there isn’t a approach he’s the “same guy” as Peyton Manning when he got here out of Tennessee years ago.
16. Carolina Panthers – Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
The Panthers might use some help on the offensive line in a nasty method. Quarterback Cam Newton has been banged up fairly a bit in current years. Including the greatest pass-blocking offensive deal with in Andre Dillard makes a number of sense.
17. New York Giants (by way of Cleveland Browns) – Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
This is one other pick that’s possible improper. The Giants gained’t take a quarterback at No. 6 general, but they do need to take one with their second first-round pick. They’ll possible move up from No. 17 general to do exactly that. In this mock, Lock is there to make it straightforward for the Giants to pick.
18. Minnesota Vikings – Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
The Vikings need to guard quarterback Kirk Cousins better. Ford is a mountain of a man who has large measurement and unimaginable power.
19. Tennessee Titans – Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
The Titans get an awesome pick right here if Wilkins falls this far. He can stuff the run and set issues up for the linebackers behind him to make performs.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers – D.Okay. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi
The Steelers traded away Antonio Brown and wish extra weapons round quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Metcalf is a physical freak and may monitor the ball properly on deep passes.
21. Seattle Seahawks – Greg Little, OT, Mississippi
Seattle’s offensive line nonetheless has work to do in order to raised shield quarterback Russell Wilson and blast open holes for his or her dashing assault. Enter Little, who’s anything however little at 325 pounds. He’s an earth-moving deal with as a run-blocker, and he covers plenty of ground together with his kick slide in move protection.
22. Baltimore Ravens – Brian Burns, edge, Florida State
The Ravens have a necessity for youth on the subject of their cross rushers. Terrell Suggs is gone, they usually need assistance at the place. Burns is that reply and might be the subsequent nice player for the Ravens who will get after the quarterback.
23. Houston Texans – Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
The Texans don’t actually have a fantastic tight end to be used as a weapon. Jordan Thomas is a nice participant, but he’s not as harmful as Fant. We might see Fant making performs for the Texans passing recreation devoid of consistent expertise outdoors of DeAndre Hopkins.
24. Oakland Raiders (by way of Chicago Bears) – DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia
The Raiders double up on defensive prospects with their first two picks. Their secondary wants assist, especially enjoying in the AFC West towards the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Philip Rivers. Baker might wrestle towards larger receivers, but he definitely is a feisty participant who doesn’t back down from any problem.
25. Philadelphia Eagles – Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
The Eagles are more likely to let Ronald Darby transfer on in free company, which creates a hole in the secondary that have to be crammed. That’s the reasoning behind the pick of Murphy right here. He’s a playmaking ball hawk who can get his palms on the ball.
26. Indianapolis Colts – Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
The Colts are a high-powered offense, however they might all the time use more power. Brown is dangerous with the ball in his palms. The Colts might use him as a playmaker on beneath routes with T.Y. Hilton on the outdoors.
27. Oakland Raiders (by way of Dallas Cowboys) – Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
Sweat has a heart situation that causes him to slip a bit. If he checks out medically, the Raiders would love to scoop up this top-10 expertise near the end of the first spherical.
28. Los Angeles Chargers – Dexter Lawrence, DE, Clemson
The Chargers can all the time add extra stars to the defensive aspect of the ball. They’ve achieved that in the event that they add Lawrence in the first round.
29. Seattle Seahawks (by way of Kansas City Chiefs) – Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
That is their second first-round pick, acquired from the Chiefs in the commerce of Frank Clark. Their first pick was an offensive lineman, and their second one is just too. That’s how much work must be accomplished up entrance. Risner can play proper deal with or he might move inside to protect.
30. Inexperienced Bay Packers (by way of New Orleans Saints) – Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
Easily the greatest identify in the 2019 NFL draft, Ya-Sin might step in and begin for the Packers secondary. Ya-Sin was the only secondary participant in the country to not permit a cross play of 20 yards or more towards him in 2018.
31. Los Angeles Rams – Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
The Rams get the greatest middle in this draft. Bradbury can step in and start from day one, providing the run recreation with higher blocking and working as the quarterback of the offensive line.
32. New England Patriots – Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama
The Patriots misplaced Rob Gronkowski to retirement. They find his alternative in Smith. He’s a “Y” tight finish who is a balanced player with a talent set to dam or catch.