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

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Arizona Cardinals
2
San Francisco 49ers
3
New York Jets
4
Oakland Raiders
5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Charles Davis

    Full Analysis

    March 15, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      He won the NFL Scouting Combine when he measured 5-foot-10 1/8 (we've come a LONG way in the NFL from being dismissive of undersized QBs) -- and his arm, accuracy, touch, and all-around playmaking ability cannot be passed up by the Cardinals.
    2. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      Considered by many to be the best player in the 2019 draft, Bosa is an intriguing mix of size, speed and ferocity. He will team perfectly with Dee Ford and DeForest Buckner to terrorize QBs.
    3. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      The Jets have earned their share of back pages in the NYC tabloids during free agency, and now they add a tag-team partner for stud DE Leonard Williams.
    4. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      As terrific and relentless as Allen has been for the Wildcats, I think his best play is still ahead of him. The Raiders ranked dead last in the league with 13 sacks in 2018.
    5. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      A leader at ILB (like LSU's Devin White) makes sense here, but head coach Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles believe that speed and pressure drive a defense. Sweat provides both (his 4.41 40-yard dash at the combine was a modern record for a defensive lineman).
    6. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      Perfect spot for this prolific passer to land. With Haskins coming out as a redshirt sophomore, and landing in the N.Y. metropolitan area, it's not a bad thing for him to have time to acclimate behind Eli Manning.
    7. Noah Fant

      TE

      Iowa

      Already a top prospect, Fant blew the doors off the combine in Indy, and provides a great -- and needed -- target for new Jags QB Nick Foles, who made great use of Pro Bowl TE Zach Ertz in Philadelphia.
    8. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      Head coach Matt Patricia's specialty is defense, and after Detroit's signing of former Patriot Trey Flowers in free agency, the building of a formidable defensive front continues with this talented youngster out of Ann Arbor. I expect he'll be more productive in the NFL than he was in college.
    9. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      When you draft a QB in the first round, you have to do everything possible to keep him upright and healthy. Second-year signal-caller Josh Allen will applaud getting another big body that can play in front of him.
    10. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      Expect GM John Elway to take a LONG look at Missouri QB Drew Lock despite the acquisition of Joe Flacco, but ultimately Denver opts for this multi-talented LB who leads vocally and by example. Not to mention, he's a hard hitter.
    11. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      The Bengals re-signed Preston Brown, but they could still use more help at linebacker. This speedy playmaker diagnoses and finds his way to the ball quickly. Bush's dad is a former NFL safety.
    12. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      As injuries mounted last season, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine had to do a lot of mixing and matching along the DL. Wilkins' size and versatility make him a good running mate for Kenny Clark and Mike Daniels.
    13. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      The Dolphins have been fairly quiet during free agency, but the QB position has to be addressed, and the best senior QB falls into Miami's lap here. A big arm and plenty of moxie are headed to South Florida.
    14. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      Another upfield, penetrating DT who should complement and upgrade the play of fellow DT Grady Jarrett.
    15. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      This organization certainly had to have QB Drew Lock on its radar, but with him off the board, here's a chance to shore up the OL. I like Williams better at guard, but he can certainly play OT. Washington has shown that it's not shy about drafting Crimson Tide stars.
    16. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      Following the retirement of Julius Peppers, Carolina is thrilled to see this mature, aggressive pass rusher from Clemson is still available.
    17. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      The Giants find a building block for the O-line with this pick, acquired from the Browns in the OBJ trade. Dillard, who many believe is the best pass protector in the draft, can grow with their top pick, Dwayne Haskins.
    18. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      The OL will get a long look, but Hockenson is a tremendous blocker who will help the run game get untracked -- and he's an excellent receiver, as well.
    19. Brian Burns

      EDGE

      Florida St.

      With Brian Orakpo's retirement and the potential departure of free agent OLB Derrick Morgan, the Titans countered with the signing of veteran Miami DE Cameron Wake. Burns and 2018 draftee Harold Landry would benefit from his tutelage, as would the Titans' pass rush.
    20. Marquise Brown

      WR

      Oklahoma

      Amidst all the hand wringing after the loss of All-Pro WR Antonio Brown, the man they call "Hollywood" -- who happens to be Antonio's cousin -- steps into the breach, and provides instant big-play ability. He wasn't able to work out at the combine or Oklahoma's pro day due to a Lisfranc (foot) injury, but he's expected to be ready for training camp.
    21. Jeffery Simmons

      DT

      Mississippi St.

      Talented enough to be a top-10 pick, the ACL injury he suffered in February and his 2016 arrest drop him down. The Seahawks are willing to wait for him to heal up before turning him loose in Pete Carroll's scheme.
    22. Parris Campbell

      WR

      Ohio St.

      Extremely fast and elusive. A perfect match for the run-first Ravens, who now have a true deep threat to throw it to over the heads of safeties creeping to the LOS to help slow down RB Mark Ingram and QB Lamar Jackson.
    23. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      It's time to invest in the offensive line to help keep Deshaun Watson, who was sacked a league-high 62 times last season, upright.
    24. Josh Jacobs

      RB

      Alabama

      The heir apparent to Beast Mode -- who's currently a free agent -- is here. Tremendous burst and excellent hands. The best RB in the draft.
    25. Deandre Baker

      CB

      Georgia

      Wasn't the best combine for him, but his tape shows an ultra-competitive CB who contests all passes thrown in his area.
    26. D.K. Metcalf

      WR

      Mississippi

      A scary combination of size, speed and production when healthy. With WR T.Y. Hilton and TE Eric Ebron occupying attention from defenses, there will be ample opportunities for Metcalf to bully secondaries.
    27. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      The Raiders' struggles to take the ball away have been well documented. I love this young man's instincts, and toughness.
    28. Taylor Rapp

      S

      Washington

      Terrific range sideline to sideline and in the alleys. A sure, excellent tackler, Rapp will plug nicely into defensive coordinator Gus Bradley's attacking unit.
    29. Johnathan Abram

      S

      Mississippi St.

      Abram will pair nicely with free-agent signee Tyrann Mathieu. The Chiefs will look to other avenues to fill their need for a pass rusher.
    30. Dalton Risner

      T

      Kansas St.

      The versatile O-lineman (Risner played center, guard and tackle at K-State) could easily be the heir apparent to OT Bryan Bulaga.
    31. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      Impressed at the Senior Bowl and the combine. The Rams find a Day 1 starter to replace John Sullivan, whose 2019 option was declined by the club.
    32. Irv Smith

      TE

      Alabama

      While we await word from All-Pro TE Rob Gronkowski on his plans for 2019, the Pats don't pass up a chance to land this talented pass catcher and good blocker who can ascend to the No. 1 role in the near future.

2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Mock Draft