2019 NFL Mock Draft – Conference Championship Weekend

Four more picks to be decided. And also, the draft pool has been set.

# Team Player Player H/W Hometown Position School 18-19 Stats
1. Arizona Cardinals (3-13) kwth8f1cfa2sch5xhjjfaof90 Nick Bosa, Jr bosa-nick 6’4, 263 lbs Fort Lauderdale, FL DE Ohio State 14 tackles, 6 sacks
The Cardinals have to love the fact that this is such a weak quarterback class. Dwayne Haskins is the only sure fire first round prospect to me, so teams could be knocking down the door to trade for this pick. If Arizona keeps it, Nick Bosa is the most talented player in a draft lacking flash. He may not be a perfect fit for Arizona’s current defense, but, like JaDeveon Clowney and Joey Bosa before him, the Cardinals will take him and figure out how to use him later.
2. San Francisco 49ers (4-12) 17994552009 Quinnen Williams, So quinnen-williams 6’4, 289 lbs Birmingham, AL DT Alabama 67 tackles, 8 sacks
Quinnen Williams is an absolute difference maker from the defensive tackle position. Even from the inside, he should instantly be San Francisco’s best pass rusher.
3. New York Jets (4-12) v7tehkwthrwefgounvi7znf5k Josh Allen, Sr 6’5, 260 lbs Montclair, NJ EDGE Kentucky 88 tackles, 17 sacks
What a year for Josh Allen. The Wildcat racked up multiple post season awards, thanks to an NCAA leading 17 sacks. With Gregg Williams joining the staff in New York, he should get the best out of Allen.
4. Oakland Raiders (4-12) g9mgk6x3ge26t44cccm9oq1vl Clelin Ferrell, Jr ferrell-clelin 6’5, 260 lbs Richmond, VA EDGE Clemson 51 tackles, 11.5 sacks
Four picks, four defensive lineman. Clelin Ferrell has a ton of experience for a junior, and will help replace the production Oakland lost when it traded Khalil Mack.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11) 17636702014 Jonah Williams, Jr williams-jonah 6’5, 301 Folsom, CA OT Alabama N/A
Jonah Williams isn’t overpowering, or extremely athletic, but he is a safe bet to be a longtime starter, most likely at right tackle or guard. He may be a reach in other years, but this is a meat and potatoes draft and he will help Tampa Bay immediately.
6. New York Giants (5-11) 919 Dwayne Haskins, So haskins-dwayne 6’3, 220 lbs Potomac, MD QB Ohio State 373-533, 4831 yards, 50 TD, 8 INT
I have had Dwayne Haskins as my quarterback 1 for months, and it looks like the rest of the draft community has finally gotten on board. With such a big need at the position, the Giants cannot afford to pass on the only quarterback I have as a surefire first round prospect.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11) 15988562013 Ed Oliver, Jr oliver-ed 6’3, 292 lbs Houston, TX DT Houston 54 tackles, 3 sacks
Daniel Jones is not close to a top ten prospect and I am not sold on Kyler Murray this high either. I think Jacksonville will go after a Joe Flacco type to hold the fort down. Besides, Ed Oliver is way too talented to pass up here and is an absolute steal. The Jaguars can save big time money by moving on from Malik Jackson and Marcell Dareus and going with Oliver and Taven Bryan at tackle.
8. Detroit Lions (6-10) cwuyv0w15ruuk34j9qnfuoif9 Rashan Gary, Jr gary-rashan 6’5, 283 lbs Plainfield, NJ DE Michigan 38 tackles, 3.5 sacks
Defense was a major issue in Detroit this year, especially with perhaps the worst defensive line in the NFL, and Rashan Gary is the most talented defender available. Injuries have made the 2018 season a bit of a wash, but he offers tantalizing talent and versatility as an all around defensive lineman. If his medicals check out, he should sit squarely in the top fifteen in this draft.
9. Buffalo Bills (6-10) n0fd1z6xmhigb0eej3323ebwq Greg Little, Jr little-greg 6’6, 325 lbs Allen, TX OT Ole’ Miss N/A
The Bills offense was abysmal in 2018. A healthy Josh Allen will go a long way towards success, but it will definitely help to bring in guys who can keep him upright. Greg Little can be his own worst enemy, but with the premium placed on his position, I think he ultimately ends up as a top fifteen pick.
10. Denver Broncos (6-10) 9ebzja2zfeigaziee8y605aqp Kyler Murray, Jr murray-kyler 5’10, 190 lbs Allen, TX QB Oklahoma 260-377, 4361 yards, 42 TD, 7 INT
I am glad that we are finally in an era where a talent like Kyler Murray is thought of as a first round pick. His height will be a major hinderance, but his ability to make plays is second to none. John Elway is one of the GM’s that will be desperate enough to take him and hope it works; because nothing since Peyton Manning has.
11. Cincinnati Bengals (6-10) 403 Devin White, Jr white-devin 6’1, 240 lbs Springhill, LA MLB LSU 123 tackles, 3 sacks
Linebacker has been a sore spot in Cincinnati for years, and with Vontaze Burfict’s career in doubt, the team will need a major talent upgrade. Devin White makes more mental errors than you would like, but he is supremely talented and has All Pro potential.
12. Green Bay Packers (6-9-1) dcy03myfhffbki5d7il3 Jeffery Simmons, Jr simmons-jeffery 6’4, 300 lbs Macon, MS DT Mississippi State 58 tackles, 2 sacks
Jeffery Simmons is the most underrated player in this class. His stats are not eye popping, but he is a very good all around defensive tackle with the ability to handle end in Green Bay’s 3-4 defense.
13. Miami Dolphins (7-9) 15041052013 Greedy Williams, Jr williams-greedy 6’3, 184 lbs Shreveport, LA CB LSU 33 tackles, 2 INT
You name it and the Dolphins need it. Greedy Williams is extremely talented, but still needs to gain strength and experience. He has CB1 traits, however, and could help shore up an area that has been an issue in Miami for a long time. With Williams and Xavien Howard, cornerback will be one spot the Dolphins can set and forget.
14. Atlanta Falcons (7-9) 299 Dexter Lawrence, Jr lawrence-dexter 6’4, 540 lbs Wake Forest, NC DT Clemson 35 tackles, 1.5 sacks
I was convinced that Dexter Lawrence was a future number one overall pick after an amazing freshman season. He is still an elite prospect, but like a lot of players who are bigger, stronger and better than most everyone else, he seems to disappear for long stretches at a time. Lawrence can be better than a Dontari Poe like run stopper, but it will be up to him. Now, of course, he will have to answer questions as to why he was suspended for an illegal substance. In theory, he is just what the Falcons defense needs, but lets see if he can live up to the hype.
15. Washington Redskins (7-9) im5xz2q9bjbg44xep08bf5czq Daniel Jones, Jr 6’5, 220 lbs Charlotte, NC QB Duke 237-392, 2674 yards, 22 TD, 9 INT
I am not a Daniel Jones fan, but he will probably end up as a top ten pick. Jones has good size and arm strength, and his three years of starting experience should help him transition to the NFL, though his upside is not all that high. Sounds a bit like Alex Smith, who the Redskins simply cannot count on at this point.
16. Carolina Panthers (7-9) f1wggq2k8ql88fe33jzhw641u Jachai Polite, Jr polite-jachai 6’2, 260 lbs Daytona Beach, FL EDGE Florida 45 tackles, 11 sacks
A terrible late season slide revealed a serious lack of talent on the Panthers roster. The team needs upgrades at virtually every position except quarterback, running back and defensive tackle. Jachai Polite is built like a rock and was a very good all around defender in 2018, with six forced fumbles and a boat load of sacks.
17. Cleveland Browns (7-8-1) 15578552015 Deandre Baker, Jr baker-deandre 5’11, 185 lbs Miami, FL CB Georgia 40 tackles, 2 INT
Deandre Baker is not an elite athlete, but he is an analytical fan’s dream. Teams simply do not throw his way. He would be a great, safe selection here. With Baker and Denzel Ward, Cleveland could quickly have the best cornerback duo in the NFL.
18. Minnesota Vikings (8-7-1) 17227042013 Jawaan Taylor, Jr taylor-jawaan 6’5, 334 lbs Cocoa, FL OT Florida N/A
The Vikings need to keep drafting offensive lineman in the hopes some stick. While Martez Ivey’s star has faded, his teammate Jawaan Taylor has shot up boards, and looks like a solid first round pick. He should hold his own at right tackle, and, at the worst, would be an excellent interior guard.
19. Tennessee Titans (9-7) 1053 AJ Brown, Jr brown-aj 6’1, 230 lbs Starkville, MS WR Ole’ Miss 85 rec, 1320 yards, 6 TD
The Titans receiver group outside of Corey Davis is a mess, and Davis himself has not shown consistant WR1 ability. AJ Brown is a terror out of the slot, and his strength could make matchups unfair.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6-1) 970 Byron Murphy, So murphy-byron 5’11, 182 lbs Scottsdale, AZ CB Washington 58 tackles, 4 INT
Pittsburgh really needs to dedicate all it’s draft picks to the defensive side of the ball. On top of the list is a legitimate cornerback, as Artie Burns has been a major flop. Experience is very important for a cornerback, which is worrisome for a sophomore, but Byron Murphy has CB1 size and talent, and comes from a program with a solid track record.
21. Seattle Seahawks (10-6) pfiobtreaq7j0pzvadktsc6jv Christian Wilkins, Sr wilkins-christian 6’4, 300 lbs Springfield, MA DT Clemson 51 tackles, 6 sacks
The Seahawks need to go defense early and often in this draft, as remnants of the Legion of Boom continue to fall by the wayside. Christian Wilkins might not ever be a Pro Bowler, but he is awfully experienced and can do everything pretty well. He should be a long time starter.
22. Baltimore Ravens (10-6) 318 N’Keal Harry, Jr harry-nkeal 6’4, 213 lbs Chandler, AZ WR Arizona State 73 rec, 1088 yards, 9 TD
N’Keal Harry gets the Alshon Jeffery comp from me. He has a huge frame and can really go up and get the ball. There are questions about his speed and athleticism, but a catch radius like his would be a good fit for Lamar Jackson and this new look Ravens offense.
23. Houston Texans (11-5) 570 Chris Lindstrom, Sr lindstrom-chris 6’4, 310 lbs Dudley, MA OG Boston College N/A
Deshaun Watson is a special player, but he is coming off a serious 2017 injury and was sacked over 60 times during the regular season. Houston absolutely has to improve the offensive line. First up, Chris Lindstrom, who might be more of a second round prospect but is a safe “plug and play” offensive guard.
24. Oakland Raiders (4-12) (from Bears) g9mgk6x3ge26t44cccm9oq1vl DK Metcalf, So metcalf-dk 6’4, 230 lbs Oxford, MS WR Ole’ Miss 26 rec, 569 yards, 5 TD
It would not be a stretch to say that DK Metcalf could be the most talented offensive player in this class. He is still quite raw but has absolutely elite size with blazing speed on top of it. With three first round picks and a long term plan in place, the Raiders can afford to gamble and be patient here.
25. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) 960 Amani Oruwariye, Sr oruwariye-amani 6’1, 203 lbs Tampa, FL CB Penn State 50 tackles, 3 INT
Philadelphia has had a lot of trouble finding healthy cornerbacks. Amani Oruwariye lacks elite athleticism and speed, but has prototypical size and a ton of experience, something the Eagles secondary really needs.
22. Indianapolis Colts (10-6) 593 Marquise Brown, Jr brown-marquise 5’10, 168 lbs Hollywood, FL WR Oklahoma 75 rec, 1318 yards, 10 TD
The Colts absolutely knocked the 2018 draft out of the park, selecting two immediate All Pros. Couple that with Andrew Luck’s miraculous comeback season and the most salary cap space in the NFL, and things are looking up in Indianapolis. Now, close your eyes and imagine Marquise Brown on that Indianapolis turf. His slight frame scares scouts, but it might not matter if no one can tackle him.
25. Oakland Raiders (4-12) (from Cowboys) g9mgk6x3ge26t44cccm9oq1vl Devin Bush, Jr bush-devin 5’11, 233 lbs Pembroke Pines, FL MLB Michigan 67 tackles, 5 sacks
The Raiders need to just go best player available from now until the end of time. Devin Bush is still quite raw but has dynamic playmaking ability, something you cannot say about any current Oakland Raiders defensive players.
28. Los Angeles Chargers (12-4) 8e1jhgblydtow4m3okwzxh67k Jerry Tillery, Sr tillery-jerry 6’7, 305 lbs Shreveport, LA DT Notre Dame 29 tackles, 8 sacks
Oh look, another Chargers post season flameout. This team is still very deep and talented, but could add some more beef on the interior of both lines. Jerry Tillery has great size and should get a lot of one on one looks sandwiched between Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.
29. New England Patriots (11-5) Zach Allen, Sr allen-zach 6’5, 285 lbs New Canaan, CT DE Boston College 61 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 1 INT
Zach Allen is the type of versatile defensive lineman the Patriots love to employ. He has great size, and is a nice all around end, able to get after the quarterback and stop the run.
30. Los Angeles Rams (13-3) 594179532017 Brian Burns, Jr burns-brian 6’5, 235 lbs Fort Lauderdale, FL EDGE Florida State 53 tackles, 10 sacks
One thing the very deep Rams could use is a situational pass rusher. Brian Burns size keeps him out of the top ten conversation, but he has a knack for getting after the quarterback, and would be very effective in small bursts (with the potential for more after adding strength).
31. Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) 857 Taylor Rapp, Jr rapp-taylor 6’0, 200 lbs Bellingham, WA SS Washington 59 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 INT
Fortunately, the Chiefs have not really needed a defense this year, because there are a lot of question marks. One, can Eric Berry be counted on anymore? Taylor Rapp would be a nice pickup here, and has the ability to chip in all over the field. Rapp only missed two tackles in 2018.
32. Green Bay Packers (6-9-1) (from Saints) dcy03myfhffbki5d7il3 Deionte Thompson, Jr thompson-deionte 6’2, 196 lbs Orange, TX FS Alabama 75 tackles, 2 INT
The Packers traded away Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and will replace him with a safety from his alma mater. Deionte Thompson is not an elite athlete, but is a heady safety that can do a little bit of everything.

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