2019 NFL Mock Draft Central

Here is your one-stop shop to see all of the mocks for the 2019 NFL Draft from NFL.com analysts. Click on "Full Analysis" under analyst's name to get a team-by-team explanation for each of their picks.

Mock Draft Round 1

1
Arizona Cardinals
2
San Francisco 49ers
3
New York Jets
4
Oakland Raiders
5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6
New York Giants
7
Jacksonville Jaguars
8
Detroit Lions
9
Buffalo Bills
10
Denver Broncos
11
Cincinnati Bengals
12
Green Bay Packers
13
Miami Dolphins
14
Atlanta Falcons
15
Washington Redskins
16
Carolina Panthers
17
New York Giants
18
Minnesota Vikings
19
Tennessee Titans
20
Pittsburgh Steelers
21
Seattle Seahawks
22
Baltimore Ravens
23
Houston Texans
24
Oakland Raiders
25
Philadelphia Eagles
26
Indianapolis Colts
27
Oakland Raiders
28
Los Angeles Chargers
29
Kansas City Chiefs
30
Green Bay Packers
31
Los Angeles Rams
32
New England Patriots
  1. Chad Reuter

    Full Analysis

    April 19, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      Murray's the pick at No. 1 whether Kliff Kingsbury enacts a self-fulfilling prophecy or the Cardinals trade out for a bevy of selections.
    2. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      Projected trade to Raiders
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH 49ERS. Jon Gruden gets his quarterback by moving up two spots. Gruden coached Lock at the Senior Bowl, and it's easy to see him appreciating the former Missouri quarterback's demeanor and physical tools. If he doesn't move up to get him, Miami or Denver could makes a deal with the Jets to land the Mizzou QB.
    3. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      Bosa's the base end new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will want in his front four.
    4. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      Projected trade to 49ers
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH RAIDERS. Williams adds yet another elite talent to the 49ers' defensive front. The Niners get the Raiders' second-round pick this year and one of their first-round picks next year (they have an extra one from the Khalil Mack trade) in the move. As for that compensation, remember, the Colts did receive three second-round picks so the Jets could move up three spots in the top 10 last year. Anything can happen!
    5. Daniel Jones

      QB

      Duke

      Projected trade to Giants
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH BUCCANEERS. Remember when the Bears traded up one spot to get Mitch Trubisky in 2017? The Giants may do the same to ensure Cincinnati, Denver, Miami, or Washington don't leapfrog them.
    6. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      Projected trade to Buccaneers
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH GIANTS. The Bucs get their man and extra picks from the Giants -- probably a third- and fourth-rounder in 2019 and future middle-round pick, a similar haul to what the 49ers took from Chicago in this type of swap in 2017.
    7. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      Oliver is an interior disruptor who can help replace Malik Jackson, who was released in March.
    8. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      Signing Trey Flowers was a smart move but adding Sweat gives the team a dynamic duo on the outside.
    9. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      Projected trade to Dolphins
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS. The Dolphins move ahead of Cincinnati, Denver, and Washington to get their future starter while bridge quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick runs things in 2019 (or until the team thinks Haskins is ready).
    10. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      With the top four quarterbacks off the board, Denver picks an elite tight end prospect for Joe Flacco and whomever takes over the Flacco in the future.
    11. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      White takes over Vontaze Burfict's role in the Bengals' defense.
    12. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      Williams can start at right tackle or guard for the Packers, depending on the health of veteran Bryan Bulaga.
    13. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      Projected trade to Bills
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH DOLPHINS. Josh Allen will love having Taylor protecting him off the edge. The Bills get Miami's third- and fifth-round picks in the trade.
    14. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      Wilkins and Grady Jarrett make an excellent pair in the middle of the Falcons' defense.
    15. D.K. Metcalf

      WR

      Mississippi

      If Washington does not grab one of the top quarterbacks in the first round, it should bolster the receiving corps with Metcalf.
    16. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      Dillard to slides into the left tackle spot, where he will excel in pass protection.
    17. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      It seems like every year a defender falls unexpectedly into the mid-first round. Tremaine Edmunds last year, Jonathan Allen two years ago -- it could be Gary's turn this year given the disparity between his athleticism and production while at Michigan.
    18. Chris Lindstrom

      G

      Boston College

      Josh Kline will secure one starting guard spot and Lindstrom can win the other in 2019.
    19. Brian Burns

      EDGE

      Florida St.

      Signing Cameron Wake was good for this year but Burns' skills will be valued in 2020 and beyond.
    20. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      Sometimes inside linebackers become available later in the first round than their talent would indicate. The Steelers pinch themselves that a talent like Bush is still on the board.
    21. Jaylon Ferguson

      EDGE

      Louisiana Tech

      Projected trade to Rams
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH SEAHAWKS. Re-signing Dante Fowler to a one-year deal does not close the loop on the Rams' need for pass rushers. Ferguson's ability to reach the quarterback will be coveted in the second half of the first round.
    22. Erik McCoy

      C

      Texas A&M

      Baltimore gets physical up front with McCoy, who can play multiple positions.
    23. Deandre Baker

      CB

      Georgia

      The Texans were looking under every rock at the NFL Scouting Combine for a new cornerback to replace Kareem Jackson. Baker's a tough, heady player who will contribute immediately.
    24. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      Jon Gruden hopes Ferrell can bring back the pass rush the team missed after trading Khalil Mack.
    25. Josh Jacobs

      RB

      Alabama

      Yes, the Eagles traded for Jordan Howard, but he has only one year left on his deal and giving up a 2020 sixth-round pick (conditions could allow it to flex to a fifth) is not exactly the price one would pay for a top difference-maker. Jacobs is a beast of a runner and could take pressure off of Carson Wentz.
    26. Dexter Lawrence

      DT

      Clemson

      GM Chris Ballard is always looking to upgrade his team's defensive line. Wilkins is a great value at this point of the round.
    27. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      Gareon Conley gets a strong partner in Murphy, who possesses the best ballhawking skills in the class.
    28. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      The right side of the Chargers' offensive line was exposed in the playoffs. Ford will tighten things up over there in a hurry.
    29. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      Replacing Mitch Morse won't be easy, but Bradbury is an experienced and agile lineman worthy of the challenge.
    30. Noah Fant

      TE

      Iowa

      Matt LaFleur leaned heavily on three-tight end sets in Tennessee last year, so it won't be a surprise if he wants to add an athletic receiver to play alongside Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis.
    31. Jeffery Simmons

      DT

      Mississippi St.

      Projected trade to Seahawks
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH RAMS. Simmons' talent is too overwhelming for the Seahawks to pass up. Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider will pick up much-needed middle-round picks in this deal: one of the Rams' third-round selections and a fifth-rounder.
    32. A.J. Brown

      WR

      Mississippi

      Projected trade to 49ers
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH PATRIOTS. The Niners desperately need a talent like Brown at receiver if Jimmy G. is to have a successful return from injury in 2019. There's going to be a run on receivers and safeties early in Round 2, so it's a safe bet that teams are already starting to call the Pats to find the price for an upward move.
  2. Daniel Jeremiah

    Full Analysis

    April 16, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      I'm not as confident as I once was that Murray will be the pick here because of all the team visits Murray is taking, but I still think he ends up being Arizona's selection.
    2. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      There's a lot of talk about Quinnen Williams going to San Francisco with this pick. I don't think the Niners could go wrong with either him or Bosa.
    3. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      Gregg Williams coached Aaron Donald during his time as Rams DC and could easily find a way to utilize Oliver in the Big Apple.
    4. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      The Raiders should take the best player available with needs all over the field.
    5. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      I could see this as a trade-down spot if a team wants to move up for a QB. However, if the Bucs stay here and Allen is still available, he'd be too tempting to pass up.
    6. Daniel Jones

      QB

      Duke

      If the Giants want a QB, it makes more sense to secure him at No. 6 than leave it to fate and wait until they're on the clock again at No. 17.
    7. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      Taylor is a DNA match with how the Jaguars want to play. He's a physical player.
    8. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      The Lions have spent a lot of draft capital on the offensive line, but I could see them going back to the well one more time.
    9. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      Hockenson would quickly emerge as the best friend of Josh Allen and LeSean McCoy. He helps in both the passing and running game.
    10. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      I know the Broncos have done a lot of homework on the quarterbacks in this draft, but I just can't envision them taking a QB here before they get a chance to see what Joe Flacco looks like in this offense. They go with the top LB available instead.
    11. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      New coach and a new era at QB. Haskins would create a spark in an organization that desperately needs one.
    12. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      I think Bush could go much earlier than many people expect due to the combination of his talent and the lack of depth at his position.
    13. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      The Dolphins did not pick an offensive or defensive lineman last year. This draft will be heavy in both for them.
    14. Greedy Williams

      CB

      LSU

      The Falcons need an upgrade in their secondary. Williams offers an intriguing mix of size and playmaking ability.
    15. Brian Burns

      EDGE

      Florida St.

      I still have Washington as the likely landing spot for Josh Rosen, which would take the 'Skins out of the quarterback derby. So, their pass rush took a hit with the departure of Preston Smith. Enter Burns.
    16. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      I can't see Dillard going much later than this spot. Carolina is need of help for the O-line.
    17. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      The Giants end up with their edge rusher and quarterback but in the opposite order from what's been expected. Sweat could end up going later than some anticipate.
    18. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      Bradbury was made to play in this Gary Kubiak-style offense. The Vikings will move Pat Elflein to guard to clear a spot for him at center.
    19. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      Wilkins will help the interior pass rush and be a perfect complement to Jurrell Casey.
    20. Lonnie Johnson

      CB

      Kentucky

      This is higher than I have Johnson rated, but he's catching a lot of buzz right now and the Steelers have a need at the position.
    21. Jeffery Simmons

      DT

      Mississippi St.

      He did suffer an ACL tear in February, but I would not be surprised if Simmons is the best player from this draft class five years from now.
    22. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      Ferrell fits Baltimore's profile. He's physical, tough and has a high floor.
    23. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      With their pass protection woes, the Texans have to take the best available offensive lineman.
    24. Noah Fant

      TE

      Iowa

      Fant would be an upgrade over Jared Cook, the tight end they just lost in free agency.
    25. Marquise Brown

      WR

      Oklahoma

      It would make sense for the Eagles to add a receiver because I don't think DeSean Jackson's a long-term solution and they could lose Nelson Agholor next year, as he's due to hit free agency.
    26. Johnathan Abram

      S

      Mississippi St.

      Selfishly, I would just love to see him play opposite of Malik Hooker in Indy, where Abram could play in the box and allow Hooker to make plays over the top.
    27. Chris Lindstrom

      G

      Boston College

      GM Mike Mayock gets a year pass on donating to his alma mater by taking a fellow Boston College Eagle! All jokes aside, Lindstrom is highly regarded and has a good chance of being picked in the 20s of Round 1.
    28. Rock Ya-Sin

      CB

      Temple

      There are other needs here -- safety and defensive tackle among them -- but it was apparent that they need to add some talent on the outside based on their performance against the Patriots in the Divisional Round of last season's playoffs.
    29. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      This would be a no-brainer. Kansas City takes the best defensive back still available and gets good value.
    30. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      The Packers have been doing a lot of homework on quarterbacks this draft season. They once spent a first-round pick on a QB who'd become the eventual replacement for a 35-year-old future Hall of Famer, and they repeat history here.
    31. Elgton Jenkins

      C

      Mississippi St.

      Jenkins is another player who's made his way into the first-round conversation. Teams love his strength and power inside. He can play any of the three interior positions.
    32. Dexter Lawrence

      DT

      Clemson

      While the rest of the league moves away from massive DTs like Lawrence, the Patriots see the value in a dominant run defender who can push the pocket on passing downs.
  3. Charley Casserly

    Full Analysis

    April 9, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      New Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury gets the quarterback to lead his Air Raid offense.
    2. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      The 49ers get a bookend to pair with Dee Ford, giving them a legitimate pass rush.
    3. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      The Jets need a pass rusher, but I wouldn't be surprised if they traded out of this pick.
    4. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      The Raiders' only chance to get a premiere edge rusher is here, not in the 20s.
    5. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      He's an instinctive football player who can make plays from sideline to sideline.
    6. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      Giants GM Dave Gettleman stays true to his draft board and takes the best player available.
    7. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      The Jaguars want to be physical up front and run the ball, and Taylor allows them to do that. Look for them to address their tight end need later in the draft.
    8. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      Projected trade to Panthers
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH LIONS. The pass rushers are flying off the board, and the Panthers need one.
    9. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      If I were the Bills, I'd move Dion Dawkins to right tackle and slide Dillard -- the best pass blocker in the draft -- in at left tackle.
    10. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      Joe Flacco loves throwing to tight ends, but I could also see the Broncos taking a quarterback here.
    11. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      Bengals fill a major need on defense with the athletic Bush.
    12. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      The Packers need an upgrade at right tackle.
    13. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      Projected trade to Giants
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH DOLPHINS. The Giants jump ahead of the Redskins to get Eli Manning's successor.
    14. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      Pass-rushing defensive tackles are a major priority for the Falcons.
    15. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      The Redskins have been looking for a pass rusher to play opposite Ryan Kerrigan for years.
    16. Deandre Baker

      CB

      Georgia

      Projected trade to Lions
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH PANTHERS. The Lions fill their biggest need and pick up some extra draft capital in the process.
    17. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      Projected trade to Dolphins
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH GIANTS. Wilkins gives the Dolphins a playmaker on the inside of their defense.
    18. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      The Vikings address one of their most glaring weaknesses by picking Williams, who can play left tackle or left guard.
    19. D.K. Metcalf

      WR

      Mississippi

      The Titans' offense has a lot of pieces, but it's still lacking a true speed receiver on the perimeter -- Metcalf would give them that. They also need to address the interior O-line, but I think they can do that in Round 2.
    20. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      Murphy is an excellent technician at the position, helping to bolster the Steelers' secondary.
    21. Brian Burns

      EDGE

      Florida St.

      The Seahawks add a pass rusher opposite Frank Clark, who's currently set to play the 2019 season on the franchise tag.
    22. Greg Little

      T

      Mississippi

      Projected trade to Eagles
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH RAVENS. The foundation of the Eagles' recent success has been the strength of their O-line, so adding a quality player here helps now and for the future.
    23. Rock Ya-Sin

      CB

      Temple

      The Texans lose out on an offensive lineman with the Eagles' savvy trade, but rebound by selecting Ya-Sin to fill a need at CB.
    24. Irv Smith

      TE

      Alabama

      Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams and Irv Smith with Derek Carr! The Raiders have made a lot of moves this offseason to become a better football team.
    25. Marquise Brown

      WR

      Oklahoma

      Projected trade to Ravens
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH EAGLES. Ravens grab a WR who can stretch the defense and play in the slot.
    26. A.J. Brown

      WR

      Mississippi

      Brown will fill the slot for the Colts, but he can also play outside, too.
    27. Dexter Lawrence

      DT

      Clemson

      The Raiders continue to re-build their defensive line by taking the third Clemson Tiger in Round 1.
    28. Daniel Jones

      QB

      Duke

      The Chargers find Philip Rivers' heir by selecting the most pro-ready quarterback prospect in the 2019 draft class.
    29. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      The top defensive players are gone, so the Chiefs upgrade their O-line.
    30. Taylor Rapp

      S

      Washington

      Safety was a major problem for the Packers last year, but Rapp and free-agent pickup Adrian Amos are the solution.
    31. Jerry Tillery

      DT

      Notre Dame

      The Rams take the best defensive lineman prospect left on the board. Michael Brockers can shift inside to play nose tackle, while Tillery lines up at defensive end.
    32. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      Tom Brady can play until he is 45 and then Lock will take over!
  4. Charles Davis

    Full Analysis

    April 2, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      It feels like the momentum is all in favor of the ultra-talented playmaker taking his talents to the desert to pair with the "alchemist" known as new head coach Kliff Kingsbury and his high-scoring offensive scheme.
    2. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      While he will be announced as a defensive end on draft day, I fully expect this expert technician with a motor that "redlines" to do his share of damage as an inside rusher next to DeForest Buckner in sub packages.
    3. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      There will be plenty of discussion by the Jets' brass about taking Alabama game wrecker Quinnen Williams here. However, they opt to add an edge rusher to team with inside force Leonard Williams.
    4. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      Joy in Raider Land! The team makeover continues with this force from 'Bama who will help set a new and more forceful tone for this defense.
    5. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      I still believe that Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat is a strong possibility here, but with former Bucs MLB Kwon Alexander now in San Francisco, Tampa Bay reloads with another LSU sideline-to-sideline speed merchant who thumps.
    6. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      Will the Giants take a QB here?! It's certainly possible, but Gary, who can also slide inside to defend the run and put pressure on the passer, is the selection here.
    7. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      The Jags added their QB in free agency in Nick Foles. Now they want to protect him, and get RB Leonard Fournette back in form. Taylor moves people in the run game.
    8. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      The Lions can go in multiple directions here, but even after adding Trey Flowers in free agency, they opt for more edge speed and pressure by turning in the card for the Mississippi State All-America honoree.
    9. Noah Fant

      TE

      Iowa

      The Bills could easily go with an offensive lineman here, and it would make sense even though they did spend some capital in that area in free agency. However, a young, developing QB like Josh Allen needs a TE who can become his go-to guy. I think Fant is the best TE in this draft.
    10. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      I know John Elway recently said that trade acquisition Joe Flacco is not a stopgap at QB -- in fact, he said he thinks Flacco is entering his prime -- but when I watch Lock play, I see elements of what made Elway so incredible during his playing career. Perhaps Elway sees it, too.
    11. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      The Bengals recently said they will not extend QB Andy Dalton's contract before the 2019 season. So, the Bengals begin the chant "OH ... IO" and select their QB of the future from right down the road in Columbus.
    12. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      The Packers' D-line depth needs beefing up and this dynamic, upfield penetrator will pair nicely with ascending DT Kenny Clark.
    13. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      The impressive Ferrell brings power, speed and a culture of winning with him from Clemson. With the recent trade of Robert Quinn to the Cowboys, there's a big need at the position for Miami.
    14. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      Operation OL continues for the Falcons, and they will be very pleased to add this serious-minded All-America offensive tackle who might ultimately be best utilized inside at guard.
    15. Brian Burns

      EDGE

      Florida St.

      This is another spot where a QB discussion will take place, but after Washington added big men to the D-line in recent years (Jonathan Allen/Daron Payne), OLB Ryan Kerrigan will be excited to get another edge rusher in the mix.
    16. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      The Panthers had to be eyeing Florida State edge rusher Brian Burns, but with Washington snatching him up, they opt to keep strengthening their O-line with this ace pass protector, and perhaps kick current LT Taylor Moton inside to guard.
    17. Daniel Jones

      QB

      Duke

      After the OBJ trade to Cleveland, Giants fans are anxious to see how their extra first-round pick is used. The future successor for QB Eli Manning is plucked from the same tree, as both Manning and Jones were coached by Duke's David Cutcliffe.
    18. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      Head coach Mike Zimmer has made no bones about it: He wants to run the football more frequently in 2019. The best blocking TE in the draft will help in a big way, and he can catch the ball well, too.
    19. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      I have to believe that the Titans will also be in the market for an edge rusher, but Wilkins projects as an inside presence to be accounted for at the next level. He will add to the pressure up the gut that Pro Bowl DL Jurrell Casey provides.
    20. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      My favorite CB in the draft. I enjoy watching his cover skills and willingness to tackle on tape. I believe he has tremendous instincts, too.
    21. D.K. Metcalf

      WR

      Mississippi

      Russell Wilson has a pair of dynamic "water bugs" to throw to in Doug Baldwin (coming off an offseason of surgeries), and Tyler Lockett. How about adding what my colleague Daniel Jeremiah refers to as the "the human Batman suit" outside the numbers?
    22. Marquise Brown

      WR

      Oklahoma

      HOLLYWOOD! I know head coach John Harbaugh recently said he wanted WRs that are "rough and tough," but he will happily welcome Brown, who will put the ball in the end zone for him after QB Lamar Jackson, and the run game, occupy the defense's attention.
    23. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      O-line is a definite need here, and this Sooner offers versatility in that he can play tackle or guard. Many believe moving inside will be best for him.
    24. Josh Jacobs

      RB

      Alabama

      When Jon Gruden's Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, one of their rallying cries was "Pound The Rock." This explosive runner can do that, and also catch the ball well out of the backfield. A new lead back is a must in Oakland.
    25. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      LB Jordan Hicks ran the defense well in Philadelphia when he was healthy, but now with his move to Arizona, a new leader is tabbed by the Eagles. Bush can fly around the field to make plays.
    26. Dexter Lawrence

      DT

      Clemson

      DT Denico Autry played the best football of his career in the second half of 2018. He will be excited to add the huge frame of Lawrence to the DL room. Plus, the Colts have to be prepared for the run-heavy teams/big backs in the AFC South (Derrick Henry in Tennessee, Leonard Fournette in Jacksonville, Lamar Miller/D'Onta Foreman in Houston).
    27. Deandre Baker

      CB

      Georgia

      One of the most competitive CBs on tape when the ball is in the air. He always demanded to cover the opposition's WR1 at UGA. Oakland will welcome that type of passion and gritty play in a defense that needs an infusion of both.
    28. Rock Ya-Sin

      CB

      Temple

      My first instinct was to put Washington safety Taylor Rapp here. I absolutely love him and might even end up regretting that I took him out of this mock, but his 40 time at his pro day may scare some teams off, even though I think his game translates to the next level. A couple other possibilities for this pick are a right tackle or defensive tackle, but ultimately, the Chargers go with a tough corner who will continue to fortify the secondary.
    29. Greedy Williams

      CB

      LSU

      Tremendous blend of size, speed, and length with good ball skills. He will be counted on to start from the moment his name is called in Nashville.
    30. A.J. Brown

      WR

      Mississippi

      The Packers went big for WRs in the 2018 draft (selected three on Day 3), and got better play as the year unfolded from two of them (Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown). TE will be a consideration here, but they have a lot of bodies on the roster at the position, and I expect Robert Tonyan to take a big step forward. A strong slot WR to replace Randall Cobb will make QB Aaron Rodgers happy.
    31. Jeffery Simmons

      DT

      Mississippi St.

      If he hadn't torn his ACL in February, I doubt he gets out of the top 10. With Ndamukong Suh likely leaving, another partner on the interior for All-World DT Aaron Donald is chosen. The Rams will be happy to wait a bit for him to be 100 percent before turning him loose.
    32. Dalton Risner

      T

      Kansas St.

      Yes, Gronk has left the building, and the TE position looks particularly bereft for the Patriots, but when has New England done exactly as predicted? The O-line gets great help with Risner, who can plug in and play well from Day 1. He played center, guard and tackle at K-State, and I love his overall backstory/makeup/consistently excellent play.
  5. Peter Schrager

    Full Analysis

    March 26, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      I've been saying it since Kliff Kingsbury was hired as the head coach, and I'm not moving on it now: Kyler Murray will be the quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals. He handled the criticism of his NFL Scouting Combine interviews with grace and wowed at his pro day, and his skill set has exactly what it takes to excel in a Kingsbury offense. What happens to incumbent QB (and 10th overall pick in 2018) Josh Rosen? That's on general manager Steve Keim, and a question that is way above my pay grade.
    2. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      Bosa's the most polished pass rusher in this draft, and he is widely viewed as the top prospect in this class. San Francisco would be thrilled to see him slip out of the top spot, which is what I think will happen.
    3. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      Though this pick could be traded with the intention of adding more selections in the top 100, the Jets' roster is still missing a dangerous edge rusher. Allen had seven sacks during his junior season, decided to forego the allure of the NFL draft in '18, and responded with a 17-sack season in which he was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Based on the scouts I've spoken with, he's an amazing kid with great leadership qualities, too.
    4. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      Leave it to the Raiders to make a bit of a splash -- like this one. While everyone's talking up Quinnen Williams as the top defensive tackle in this draft class, I know of more than one team that points to Oliver as the guy atop the board at the position. With the success of Aaron Donald at his size (6-foot-1, 280 pounds, 31.5 sacks in 2017-18), don't be shocked if Oliver (6-2, 287) -- who I expect will run a 4.7-second 40-yard dash at Houston's pro day on Thursday -- goes before the more buzzed-about Williams.
    5. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      The Buccaneers hoped to bring back veteran inside linebacker Kwon Alexander, but the stud LB signed with San Francisco instead. So, they grab the next LSU inside linebacker coming down the pipeline. White blew scouts away at the combine with his speed, and I've had a general manager compare him to Patrick Willis. Not bad. The Bucs need some of that, and a whole lot more.
    6. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      There will be WFAN hysteria and message-board debates about this pick leading right up until the card is turned in. I do think the Giants will go quarterback, but not the guy everyone has pegged to them. Lock wowed folks at the Senior Bowl, has a ton of moxie and can rip it. Make no mistake: The fans may not agree with the choice. But I see Lock as a Giants quarterback before Dwayne Haskins. The "Kansas City model" plays out, and it's Eli passing the torch to the former Missouri Tiger, not the Ohio State Buckeye.
    7. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      Though he isn't generating the same kind of pre-draft buzz as Bosa or Allen, Gary is viewed by a lot of folks as the edge rusher with the greatest upside. The Athletic's Bruce Feldman had him listed at No. 1 in his annual "Freaks" column last July. A two-time All-Big Ten Academic honoree, Gary has unlimited potential. The knock is production -- with just 3.5 sacks last season, there are doubters.
    8. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      The Lions are thrilled with the free-agent addition of Trey Flowers, but they're not done. Look for them to add a few more defensive cornerstones in the draft. Head coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn are building a team from the inside out, and if Williams falls all the way to 8, they'll scoop him up. Viewed as one of the surest things in this draft, Williams has the Nick Saban pedigree and the versatility along the defensive line that Patricia will covet.
    9. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      Buffalo would love one of the elite front-seven defensive studs, but if the draft falls this way, I think offensive tackle will be the move. Taylor played right tackle at Florida, but he can play either left or right in the NFL. Still far from a finished product, he has monster paws and can protect Josh Allen for years to come.
    10. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      Joe Flacco will be the Broncos' quarterback for 2019, but don't sleep on the team snagging Haskins or Drew Lock if one of those two falls to 10. Haskins ripped it at his pro day and, from what I'm told, was a "pied piper" leader on an offense littered with future professional players. John Elway swings for a quarterback again.
    11. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      The Bengals have a new coach (Zac Taylor), a new offensive coordinator (Brian Callahan) and a new defensive coordinator (Lou Anarumo). There are lots of spots to fill on the roster, but I can see Taylor pushing for more protection up front. Though Ford is still viewed as raw, the sky is the limit for this OU product, who excelled blocking for both Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield.
    12. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      You'd be hard-pressed to find a scout who doesn't love Hockenson's game. A ferocious blocker with good hands and superb route-running skills, he's viewed as a complete tight end. Reliable, sturdy, proven -- he'd make new Packers coach Matt LaFleur (and, more importantly, Aaron Rodgers) very happy.
    13. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      The Dolphins are clearly in rebuilding mode, seeking leaders and champions. They got one in defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick (drafted 11th overall out of Alabama) a year ago; Wilkins is that guy for them this year. His college numbers are absurd from the DT spot: 208 total tackles, 45 tackles for loss, 17 sacks and 56 quarterback pressures across four seasons, with two national championships as cherries on top.
    14. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      The Falcons' roster was ravaged by injuries a season ago, and they still put up big offensive numbers. GM Thomas Dimitroff has gone to the Alabama well before and struck gold with receivers Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. In Williams, the Falcons are getting a gamer who can play tackle (though he does not have the ideal build for it) or guard.
    15. D.K. Metcalf

      WR

      Mississippi

      Metcalf is more than just a combine workout warrior. When healthy at Ole Miss, he was often the best player on the field. The first snap from scrimmage against Alabama -- a one-handed snag and run that ended in the end zone -- showed just that. The Redskins are waiting on former first-rounder Josh Doctson to be what they hoped at receiver (the 2016 22nd overall pick has 81 career catches, 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns). Grabbing Metcalf gives them an immediate contributor with obvious elite athletic skills to use in Jay Gruden's offense.
    16. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      The Panthers signed a talented center in Matt Paradis, but I doubt they're done adding to the offensive line. Dillard is considered a rock-solid prospect who stood out in the Pac-12 and excelled in drill work at the combine.
    17. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      The leader of that loaded Clemson defensive line, Ferrell is one of the more decorated players in the entire draft, winning two national titles, notching a first-team All-ACC selection and the Ted Hendricks Award (college football's top defensive end). In 2018, he had 19.5 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks, four pass breakups and three forced fumbles. New York gets the edge rusher the Giants' unit so desperately needs.
    18. Kaleb McGary

      T

      Washington

      The Vikings started to address the offensive line in free agency, adding Josh Kline, but they're not done. Look for this pick to be a center, guard or tackle. In McGary, they get a big, hulking body who'll be able to contribute right away. Viewed as a better run blocker than pass protector, he still has great room to improve.
    19. Noah Fant

      TE

      Iowa

      I've polled several teams' coaches and general managers, and it seems as though there's far from a consensus as to which Iowa tight end is viewed as the better NFL prospect. The truth is, Hockenson and Fant are two completely different players. Fant is the athletic, pass-catching, game-changing tight end Tennessee's offense could so desperately use.
    20. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      Though he hasn't been accompanied by the same viral buzz or volume of YouTube clips as Montez Sweat or D.K. Metcalf, Murphy's stock may have jumped even more after the combine. His drill work was superb, and his size and build came in where scouts hoped it would be. Murphy's the top cornerback on my board, and I'll be surprised if he doesn't go in the top 20.
    21. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      Sweat was the star of the combine, rocking a record-breaking 40-yard dash and looking like the next Julius Peppers. Though others have had him catapulting into the top five, I'm not sure he's viewed that way around the league. Seattle would be an awesome fit.
    22. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      If the Lamar Jackson era is going to work, the Ravens need playmakers who fit his style and as much O-line stability as possible. Bradbury had a great week in Indianapolis at the combine and is projected to be a Day 1 starter in the NFL at one of the three interior offensive line positions. Solid pass blocker, great run blocker. Perfect Raven. And Baltimore is all in on the ground attack, as evidenced by the Mark Ingram pickup.
    23. Deandre Baker

      CB

      Georgia

      Houston's defensive backfield underwent an extreme makeover in the past month. In Baker, the Texas get a confident young man with good size (5-11, 185 pounds), good speed and great ball skills. Baker went up against some of the top receivers in the SEC over the past few seasons and held his own. He'd slide right into one of the cornerback spots in Houston.
    24. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      I could see the Raiders choosing to beef up their defense with at least two of their three first-round picks. Bush is only 235 pounds, but he can run sideline to sideline and showed as much with his 4.4-second 40-yard dash at the combine. A competitor who patrolled the field for Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines, he'd be an immediate upgrade to Oakland's current LB situation.
    25. Josh Jacobs

      RB

      Alabama

      Jacobs is viewed by most teams I have spoken with as the top running back in this year's draft. He only ranked 144th in the nation in 2018 with 640 rushing yards. On the flip side, a limited college workload means he still has plenty of tread on his tires. The Eagles hit home runs across the board in free agency; they could nail this one if Jacobs slips all the way to 25.
    26. Dexter Lawrence

      DT

      Clemson

      GM Chris Ballard has had the golden touch over the past 12 months, nailing last year's draft perhaps like no other GM in the league. Lawrence was one of the highest-ranked high school prospects in recent memory out of North Carolina, and he delivered at Clemson. He's massive (350 pounds), talented and well-liked. Lawrence missed the team's two postseason games this year because of a failed test for a performance-enhancing substance, but his coaches vouch for him and scream it from the mountaintops.
    27. Marquise Brown

      WR

      Oklahoma

      This is the pick the Raiders got in exchange for Amari Cooper. Brown missed the combine and Oklahoma's pro day with a foot injury, but he's viewed as a Tyreek Hill type of game-breaker. Possessing electric speed, great ball awareness and above-average hands, Brown -- alongside his cousin, Antonio Brown, and new addition Tyrell Williams -- would immediately make Oakland's wide receiver room one of the more interesting in the league. I loved watching Brown in college. Kyler Murray swears by him. Jon Gruden scoops him up late in the first round.
    28. Jerry Tillery

      DT

      Notre Dame

      Tillery could go as high as the top 15 or slip to the end of the second round. Eye of the beholder on this one. A 6-7 force who ran a 4.9 40-yard dash and was ultra-productive in his final season in South Bend, Tillery had eight sacks and also blocked two kicks last season. He's shown big flashes and would be a great addition up front for Gus Bradley's D.
    29. Jaylon Ferguson

      EDGE

      Louisiana Tech

      The Chiefs' defense should look significantly different with a new coordinator (Steve Spagnuolo) and no Eric Berry, Justin Houston or Dee Ford. Safety Tyrann Mathieu will be a sound addition, but I see the Chiefs being players in acquiring a few pass rushers (either via trade or the draft). Ferguson had 45 sacks at Louisiana Tech, including 17.5 last season.
    30. Riley Ridley

      WR

      Georgia

      The Packers have added a lot on defense in free agency, but again, I look at the head-coaching hire and the desire to put as much around Aaron Rodgers as they possibly can. Ridley is a reliable receiver who, despite not putting up huge numbers at Georgia, runs precise routes and has fantastic hands. The younger brother of the Falcons' Calvin Ridley, Riley could very well be a first-round pick, too.
    31. Miles Sanders

      RB

      Penn St.

      Sanders isn't getting the same pre-draft buzz as other running backs in this class, but his combine performance turned heads around the league. His pass-catching ability -- SEE: the Indiana game, when he hauled in six catches for 54 yards -- helps him. Los Angeles will look to add a complement (with the ability to catch passes out of the backfield) for Todd Gurley at some point in this draft.
    32. D'Andre Walker

      EDGE

      Georgia

      The Patriots' defense put on a show in Super Bowl LIII, but New England will always keep adding to the depth chart. Walker burst onto the scene during his senior year in Athens, recording 7.5 sacks and flying all over the field in big games. Never underestimate Bill Belichick's love of players who were coached by guys he respects. Kirby Smart is one of them. The Pats took a pair of first-rounders out of Georgia a year ago, and they'll grab another in 2019.
  6. Lance Zierlein

    Full Analysis

    March 21, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      Kyler Murray is the obvious choice here as the quarterback who fits perfectly in new head coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense.
    2. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      The acquisition of Dee Ford could allow the 49ers to target a trade-back in this spot, but why not add another edge rusher or a defensive lineman with the ability to play on the edge or in a reduced role in sub-packages?
    3. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      Quinnen Williams could be hard to pass up here, but it might be even harder to pass on a long, athletic edge presence like Allen, who is just beginning to come into his own as a rusher.
    4. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      The first of the Raiders' three first-round picks is an interior pass rusher who has the ability to heat up the pocket with excellent quickness off the snap and instincts.
    5. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      Montez Sweat could easily be the pick in this spot, but the Bucs may look to play it safe after the news of Sweat's heart condition. White gives the Bucs a speedy hitter in the middle of the defense.
    6. D.K. Metcalf

      WR

      Mississippi

      Whispers have begun circulating that the Giants are not in love with QB Dwayne Haskins. If that's the case, the Giants could go with Metcalf to add a big, fast wideout with the potential to become the new WR1 after Odell Beckham's exit via trade.
    7. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      After their disastrous 2018, the Jaguars added a new quarterback in Nick Foles, and now they add a ton of attitude with a road-grading right tackle who can protect the QB and open holes in the running game.
    8. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      Given that tests revealed a heart condition for Sweat, it's possible that he could slip a bit in this draft. The Lions might not allow him to fall past this selection, though, as they are still working to beef up an edge rush that now includes free-agent signee Trey Flowers.
    9. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      Dillard can play on the left or right side, but either way, he'll address the top priority of keeping second-year QB Josh Allen upright.
    10. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      Denver did a nice job patching up (and, in some cases, repairing) holes in its roster through free agency, but Hockenson is too valuable to pass up as a safety valve for Joe Flacco. He's an athletic combination tight end who is just as comfortable getting after it as a run blocker as he is getting open and making catches.
    11. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      The Bengals re-signed Preston Brown, but they still need more talent at linebacker after the release of Vontaze Burfict. Bush gives them a rangy, productive Day 1 starter at the position.
    12. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      With Mike Daniels in the final year of his contract, Green Bay could look to replenish that spot with another undersized but disruptive talent along the D-line's interior in Oliver.
    13. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      We already know the king of the bridge quarterbacks is in place and waiting to start for the Dolphins (Ryan Fitzpatrick), but he would also be an excellent choice to help mentor the future at the position.
    14. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      Gary's combination of height, weight and speed is top-five caliber, but he may be too raw to go that early. The Falcons have a need on the edge, and it would be very difficult to pass on a player with such a high ceiling at a priority position.
    15. Greedy Williams

      CB

      LSU

      Any consideration of a quarterback here could be superseded by Washington's need for immediate cover help.
    16. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      There isn't much buzz about Williams these days, but he's an intelligent, accomplished lineman who can play either tackle spot, guard or even center. Carolina might ask him to handle the rigors of left tackle right out of the box.
    17. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      The Giants passed on quarterback with the sixth pick but still land a talented signal-caller to groom behind Eli Manning with their second pick of the first round (acquired from the Browns in the OBJ trade).
    18. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      The Vikings could get more value by taking the best available defensive tackle on their board here, but the need at guard might push them into addressing that position with this pick.
    19. Noah Fant

      TE

      Iowa

      Titans fans seem to believe Delanie Walker will play into his 50s, but we all know that's not happening. With that in mind, Tennessee selects this talented pass-catching tight end who can double as a big slot receiver.
    20. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      Gritty, ballhawking cornerback with the willingness and desire to come up and lay the lumber in run support. He plays like a Steeler.
    21. Brian Burns

      EDGE

      Florida St.

      The temptation is to put Clelin Ferrell in this spot, but Seattle covets explosiveness, and Burns proved he has plenty of it at the NFL Scouting Combine while carrying much-needed additional weight.
    22. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      Sources around the league believe it's possible that Bradbury goes before this selection, but if he's on the board here, it could be hard for the Ravens to pass on this heady, consistent leader.
    23. Greg Little

      T

      Mississippi

      The Texans are hamstrung by a severe need at left tackle that may force them to reach or trade back. Dalton Risner or even Kaleb McGary could make sense here, but neither can play left tackle, while Little most certainly can.
    24. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      Ferrell is a three-year starter with a winning pedigree and the ability to not only get after the passer, but set a strong edge as a run defender for Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock.
    25. Josh Jacobs

      RB

      Alabama

      The Eagles have been taking a piecemeal approach at the running back position for a few years now, but Jacobs would give them a three-down back with limited tread off the tires and a legitimate talent as a pass-catcher.
    26. Dexter Lawrence

      DT

      Clemson

      Last season, general manager Chris Ballard added a big, strong offensive lineman in Quenton Nelson with his first-round pick. This year, he adds a big, strong guy on the defensive side with Lawrence.
    27. Dalton Risner

      T

      Kansas St.

      Risner could be an important addition as he can step into the left guard spot on Day 1 while also offering an insurance policy at tackle in case Kolton Miller struggles moving forward.
    28. Kaleb McGary

      T

      Washington

      The Chargers could also look at defensive tackle here, but McGary offers the Chargers a big, athletic right tackle with a mean streak.
    29. Deandre Baker

      CB

      Georgia

      Baker disappointed a bit at the combine, but he's too consistent and talented for the cornerback-hungry Chiefs to pass on him.
    30. A.J. Brown

      WR

      Mississippi

      Projecting a receiver to Green Bay in the first round was a waste of time in years past, but that may no longer be the case with second-year GM Brian Gutekunst doing things a little differently than his predecessor, Ted Thompson. Brown is a big, competitive slot receiver who could become a high-volume target for Aaron Rogers.
    31. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      Wilkins is an upfield defensive tackle with the ability to get into gaps and bring the ruckus, just like defensive coordinator Wade Phillips likes.
    32. Jeffery Simmons

      DT

      Mississippi St.

      The rich get richer. If there are any more pressing needs, they could be cast aside so that Bill Belichick can get his hands on one of the most talented players in the draft -- Simmons is likely to slide due to an ACL tear he suffered last month, along with his his 2016 arrest.
  7. Bucky Brooks

    Full Analysis

    March 19, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      Kliff Kingsbury gets his preferred QB1 to run his system in Arizona. Murray's dual-threat talents open up the playbook for the rookie head coach.
    2. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      Dee Ford's signing could free up the 49ers to add an explosive interior player to give the defense a devastating 1-2 punch that hasn't existed since the days of Justin Smith and Aldon Smith.
    3. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      Bosa would give the Jets the edge rusher they've desperately needed to button up a talented defensive lineup.
    4. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      Allen's speed and sack production could make him the right fit for a Raiders defense that needs some juice on the defensive line.
    5. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      The sideline-to-sideline playmaker is a perfect fit for Todd Bowles' attack-style defense.
    6. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      Gary is far from a finished product, but his combination of size, strength and athleticism could make him a star as a versatile edge defender.
    7. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      Taylor would give the Jaguars a rugged edge blocker to help them get back to their run-heavy roots.
    8. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      Adding a long, rangy pass rusher opposite Trey Flowers would give the Lions a dynamic duo on the edges to harass QB1s in the pocket. The recent news that tests at the combine revealed Sweat has a heart condition could lead some teams to think twice before picking him, but based on what I know at this point, I still expect him to be a top-10 selection.
    9. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      Protecting Josh Allen is priority No. 1 for the Bills' front office.
    10. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      It is hard to find a traditional Y tight end with the size and strength to dominate defenders on the edges while also possessing enough receiving skills to threaten the middle of the field. Hockenson checks off all of the boxes as a throwback at the position.
    11. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      The Bengals need to add more speed and quickness to their linebacker corps to compete with the explosive offensive units within the division. Bush is a sideline-to-sideline playmaker with outstanding instincts, awareness and cover skills.
    12. Noah Fant

      TE

      Iowa

      Aaron Rodgers needs more weapons around him to return the Packers' offense to the ranks of the elite. Fant is an athletic freak with the speed and quickness to create mismatches all over the field as a flex tight end.
    13. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      Dolphins general manager Chris Grier might weigh Haskins' long-term potential against the 2020 QB class. The Ohio State standout has the arm talent and pocket passing skills to shine in an offense that features a variety of catch-and-run playmakers on the perimeter.
    14. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      The Falcons could use an upgrade at right tackle to solidify an offense that's regressed a bit since ranking No. 1 in points per game in 2016. Williams is a technician with the feet and hand skills to play right or left tackle as a pro.
    15. Marquise Brown

      WR

      Oklahoma

      Brown is arguably the best deep threat in the 2019 NFL Draft as a speedster with exceptional quickness and burst. He could play in the slot or give Washington another weapon on the outside.
    16. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      Losing Julius Peppers to retirement makes adding a pass rusher a top priority. Ferrell is a straight-line pass rusher with a knack for getting to the quarterback.
    17. Daniel Jones

      QB

      Duke

      Jones could be the perfect successor to Eli Manning based on the Duke product's pedigree (David Cutcliffe, who coached Manning at Ole Miss, coached Jones in Durham for the past four years) and unflappable demeanor.
    18. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      The loss of Sheldon Richardson (signed with the Browns) leaves a void in the middle of the defense. The ultra-explosive Oliver could thrive as a penetrating three-technique on a defensive line loaded with A-plus talent.
    19. Irv Smith

      TE

      Alabama

      It might be time for the Titans to find Delanie Walker's successor based on his age and injury history. Smith is an athletic pass catcher with the speed, quickness and burst to create problems between the hashes.
    20. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      The Steelers could use a high IQ cover corner with superb instincts and a diverse skill set. Murphy is a perfect candidate to excel as a CB1 in a defense that mixes man and zone concepts.
    21. Jaylon Ferguson

      EDGE

      Louisiana Tech

      The FBS all-time sack leader would be a suitable complement or successor to Frank Clark as an edge rusher.
    22. D.K. Metcalf

      WR

      Mississippi

      Despite missing on the last two receivers they drafted in Round 1 (Breshad Perriman and Mark Clayton), the Ravens could take a flier on Metcalf, who would provide big-play potential in a run-heavy offense that creates plenty of one-on-one opportunities.
    23. Greedy Williams

      CB

      LSU

      Williams is an explosive athlete with the press-man skills and hands to be a turnover machine on the island. He would excel in Romeo Crennel's defense, with the potential to be a true CB1 in a year or so.
    24. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      Gruden's love affair with Lock at the Senior Bowl could prompt him to take the Mizzou standout and make him the Raiders' franchise quarterback of the future.
    25. Josh Jacobs

      RB

      Alabama

      The Eagles need a dynamic RB1 in the backfield to create more explosive plays. Jacobs can grind out the tough yards between the tackles or deliver some sizzle plays on perimeter runs and swing passes out of the backfield.
    26. Johnathan Abram

      S

      Mississippi St.

      Abrams is the enforcer the Colts need to complement ballhawk Malik Hooker. The Mississippi State star is an exceptional run defender with the toughness and power to patrol the middle of the field.
    27. Rock Ya-Sin

      CB

      Temple

      Mike Mayock loves corners who have great feet and tough-guy personas. Ya-Sin is a blue-collar cover corner with the versatility to play out wide or in the slot.
    28. Dexter Lawrence

      DT

      Clemson

      Given free agent Corey Liuget's uncertain status, Lawrence could be a target for the Chargers at this pick. As a massive space eater with exceptional athleticism, Lawrence will occupy blockers and create opportunities for the team's linebackers to flow freely to the ball.
    29. Deandre Baker

      CB

      Georgia

      The Jim Thorpe Award winner has the ball skills, instincts and courage to make a ton of plays on the island.
    30. A.J. Brown

      WR

      Mississippi

      Route runners with size, speed and hands are always coveted at a premium. Brown is a rock-solid WR2 with outstanding potential as a big slot receiver.
    31. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      High IQ pivot with outstanding movement skills and technique. Bradbury plays like a 10-year vet at the position and would add more youth and athleticism to the frontline.
    32. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      Wilkins' versatility and explosiveness could make him a perfect match for the Patriots' chameleon-like scheme.

2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Mock Draft