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
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
Seattle Seahawks
30
Green Bay Packers
31
Los Angeles Rams
32
New England Patriots
  1. Daniel Jeremiah

    Full Analysis

    April 24, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      There's a lot of chatter about the Cardinals being undecided on what they'll do with the first pick. I'm sticking with Murray as their choice.
    2. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      The Niners can't go wrong with Bosa or Quinnen Williams here, but I think Bosa is a better fit.
    3. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      A lot of options for the Jets between Williams, Ed Oliver, Josh Allen or trading down. I think they'd prefer to trade down. In this case, they take the best player available.
    4. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      It wouldn't shock me if Dwayne Haskins is the pick, but the Raiders are desperate for pass-rush help and Oliver can help them in that area.
    5. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      In this scenario, it'll be a tough call for the Bucs between White and Josh Allen. I'll give them White to replace Kwon Alexander.
    6. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      The Giants need a pass rusher and a quarterback. I'm hearing they'll look to get a pass rusher first, and they land one of the best available this year in Allen.
    7. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      This decision could come down to Hockenson vs. Jonah Williams or Jawaan Taylor. However, if you study the great teams Tom Coughlin's been a part of either as a head coach or member of Bill Parcells' staff, there's been a powerful inline tight end on the roster (I'm thinking of guys like Jeremy Shockey and Mark Bavaro). Hockenson will have an impact in the run and pass game.
    8. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      Projected trade to Texans
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH LIONS. There are a lot of rumblings about Detroit and Buffalo looking to trade down, and the Texans are desperate for tackle help. They could afford to part with one of their two second-round picks this year (they hold Picks 54 and 55) as well as a Day 2 pick next year to get up into this range.
    9. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      Buffalo would love to trade down, but their offseason has been all about trying to support Josh Allen. Williams is a steady, solid player who will help keep the QB upright.
    10. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      The Broncos have done a lot of work on this year's QB class, but they ultimately address the defensive side of the ball in Round 1. Bush has a chance to be an elite player in this defense.
    11. Brian Burns

      EDGE

      Florida St.

      Burns is a polarizing player around the league, but no one doubts that he has the best get-off quickness in the draft. Cincinnati needs help on defense, and Burns fits the bill.
    12. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      If Andre Dillard were to fall, he'd come into play here. With him off the board, they still are able to address the offensive line. Taylor is a plug-and-play right tackle who will be an upgrade over Bryan Bulaga.
    13. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      Dolphins D-line coach Marion Hobby coached Wilkins during his first two seasons at Clemson. He's one of the safer picks in the draft and fills a need.
    14. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      The Falcons love Christian Wilkins, but with the Dolphins beating them to the punch, they look to get younger and more talented on the offensive line.
    15. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      There's a lot of chatter about the Redskins trying to move up for a quarterback. Some believe their target is Haskins, others believe it's Daniel Jones.
    16. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      Sweat will be fascinating to follow on draft day. He's an elite talent, but some teams are concerned about his heart condition.
    17. Daniel Jones

      QB

      Duke

      I can't rule out Drew Lock here, but Jones has long been associated with the Giants. They get their QB.
    18. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      The Vikings must address the O-line. Bradbury is one of the best center prospects of the last five years, and Pat Elflein would move to guard to clear a spot for him.
    19. Marquise Brown

      WR

      Oklahoma

      I know some believe Tennessee will go with a D-lineman, but this is a huge year for Marcus Mariota. They give him some more help. However, there have been some rumblings that the Titans could be a surprise entrant into the QB market with Drew Lock as their target.
    20. Rock Ya-Sin

      CB

      Temple

      The Steelers need to add playmakers in the secondary. Ya-Sin is probably the safest corner prospect in the draft.
    21. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      There are a lot of teams interested to see where Gary ends up going. It wouldn't shock me if he went in the top six or if he were to fall toward the bottom of the first round. He goes to a team with a glaring need off the edge after trading Frank Clark to the Chiefs.
    22. Elgton Jenkins

      C

      Mississippi St.

      I believe the Ravens will try to trade back and recoup the 2019 second-round pick they gave up in the trade to land Lamar Jackson last year. It's easy to envision Baltimore continuing to reinforce the O-line with a player like Jenkins.
    23. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      Projected trade to Lions
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH TEXANS. Detroit has spent a lot of time evaluating cornerbacks leading up to the draft. They land my top-rated CB after trading down.
    24. Josh Jacobs

      RB

      Alabama

      Even before the news about Marshawn Lynch retiring (again), the Raiders had a need at the RB position. The question is, do they take Jacobs here or do they wait and find a back in the middle rounds, where there's still value?
    25. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      I could see the Eagles trading back, but in this scenario, they take the best player available in the trenches and one of the cleaner players in the draft.
    26. Jeffery Simmons

      DT

      Mississippi St.

      GM Chris Ballard is big on upside and the Colts have a patient plan that would allow them to wait for Simmons' eventual impact -- he suffered an ACL tear in February -- as a top-five talent in this draft.
    27. Darnell Savage

      S

      Maryland

      There are a bunch of teams picking late in the first round that are looking at safeties, and I think Savage will find his home in this range.
    28. Joejuan Williams

      CB

      Vanderbilt

      It would surprise some people to see Williams go this early, but he's a great fit for coordinator Gus Bradley's scheme.
    29. Johnathan Abram

      S

      Mississippi St.

      Seattle finds its next version of Kam Chancellor. I also wouldn't rule out Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence being picked here.
    30. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      Lock is one of the most difficult players to project in this draft. I could see him going with the sixth pick or falling to the bottom of the first round. Whether it's the Packers or another team that trades up for him, I don't see Lock getting out of Round 1.
    31. Chris Lindstrom

      G

      Boston College

      The Rams need to get some reinforcements for the offensive line and Lindstrom is a perfect fit.
    32. Noah Fant

      TE

      Iowa

      I'll be surprised if Fant lasts this long, but I could see the Patriots targeting him in a trade-up if he were to slip in the draft.
  2. Bucky Brooks

    Full Analysis

    April 25, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      Despite debating over Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams as foundation pieces on defense, the team decides to give Kliff Kingsbury his preferred franchise quarterback.
    2. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      The 49ers could field a dynamic edge-rushing duo with Bosa joining Dee Ford. (Not to mention, DeForest Buckner hunting from the inside.)
    3. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      Gregg Williams would have all kinds of fun creating sack opportunities for Allen off the edge in an ultra-aggressive defense.
    4. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      Jon Gruden could view Oliver as a Warren Sapp-like disruptor at the point of attack. The undersized 3-technique is a one-gap penetrator with a non-stop motor.
    5. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      Gerald McCoy is no longer the high-level playmaker who dominated for years in the middle of the Bucs' defense. Williams would be an ideal replacement as a big-bodied playmaker with exceptional size, strength and explosiveness.
    6. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      The Giants show their undying commitment to Eli Manning by selecting a top-notch tackle prospect to protect the veteran quarterback.
    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. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      Bob Quinn can't go wrong selecting a rock-solid tight end considered to be the total package at the position.
    9. Noah Fant

      TE

      Iowa

      Adding an explosive flex tight end would give Josh Allen another weapon to target in the passing game.
    10. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      Vic Fangio can't resist adding a violent traffic cop to the defense. White is an exceptional sideline-to-sideline player with excellent communication skills and leadership ability.
    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 rangy playmaker with outstanding instincts, awareness and cover skills.
    12. Marquise Brown

      WR

      Oklahoma

      Aaron Rodgers hasn't had a consistent deep threat at his disposal since Jordy Nelson was in his prime. Brown is a DeSean Jackson clone with the speed and explosiveness to run past defenders as a vertical playmaker.
    13. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      Upgrading the offensive line is a top priority for the Dolphins after surrendering 52 sacks in 2018. Ford gives the team a rugged blocker with the capacity to play guard or tackle as a Day 1 starter.
    14. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      Adding a quality edge blocker is a priority with Matt Ryan still in the prime of his career. Dillard is a polished technician with the footwork and athleticism to shine on either side of the line.
    15. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      The 'Skins could move up to grab their quarterback of the future or hope Haskins falls to them due to a surprising draft-day slide.
    16. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      Losing Julius Peppers to retirement makes adding a DE a top priority. Sweat is an explosive pass rusher with a knack for getting to the quarterback.
    17. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      New Yorkers might blow a gasket when Dave Gettleman bypasses a quarterback to select an edge rusher, but the Giants general manager covets blue-collar frontline defenders with pass-rushing skills.
    18. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      The move to Gary Kubiak's zone-based rushing attack makes the N.C. State standout a natural fit as an interior starter with a versatile game that could make him a Pro Bowl-caliber player at center or guard.
    19. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      The versatility of the Clemson standout makes him an intriguing puzzle piece in the Titans' hybrid defense.
    20. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

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

      DE

      Michigan

      Pete Carroll can't resist an opportunity to groom an A-level athlete into a Pro Bowl-caliber player.
    22. Erik McCoy

      C

      Texas A&M

      The team is committed to making over the offense to better suit the talents of young QB Lamar Jackson. McCoy gives Baltimore an athletic interior blocker with the athleticism and quickness to climb to the second level, which is essential to succeeding in a zone-read-based offense.
    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 as a CB1 in a year or so.
    24. Josh Jacobs

      RB

      Alabama

      Gruden could view Jacobs as a Charlie Garner-like RB1 with the potential to upgrade the offense as a runner-receiver from the backfield.
    25. Dexter Lawrence

      DT

      Clemson

      The Eagles aren't afraid to invest in trench players in the early rounds. Lawrence is a big, athletic defensive tackle with run-stopping skills and pass-rush potential.
    26. Jeffery Simmons

      DT

      Mississippi St.

      Colts general manager Chris Ballard might not be able to resist grabbing a top-five talent at this point of the draft. Simmons could end up being the best defender from this draft -- a torn ACL could make him the best value pick in the 2019 class.
    27. Brian Burns

      EDGE

      Florida St.

      Burns' combination of speed, quickness and closing burst could allow him to annually produce 10-plus sacks in this league. The Raiders' anemic pass rush needs a sizzle player on the edges.
    28. Jerry Tillery

      DT

      Notre Dame

      With Corey Liuget in free agency, Tillery could be a target for the Chargers at this pick. As a natural 5-technique with outstanding strength and power, the Notre Dame standout could make his mark immediately as a starter.
    29. Johnathan Abram

      S

      Mississippi St.

      The hard-hitting safety would fill the role occupied by Kam Chancellor during the "Legion of Boom" era.
    30. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      The ultra-talented gunslinger would give the team a developmental prospect to groom behind Aaron Rodgers.
    31. Elgton Jenkins

      C

      Mississippi St.

      The Rams upgrade their interior with the rugged Jenkins coming onboard near the end of Round 1.
    32. Daniel Jones

      QB

      Duke

      The Patriots could take a position player with potential to contribute immediately ... or they could make a long-term investment in the most important position on the field.
  3. Peter Schrager

    Full Analysis

    April 25, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      Lot of noise about this pick in the last 48 hours being someone other than Kyler Murray. I'll stick with what I know -- the new head coach really likes Josh Rosen, but he loves Kyler Murray and has for seven years. I think the latter is the guy. Murray handled the criticism of his NFL Scouting Combine interviews with grace, wowed at his pro day and has exactly what it takes in his skill set to excel in a Kingsbury offense. He's the pick.
    2. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      The 49ers will run this envelope to the podium. San Francisco would be thrilled to see Bosa slip out of the top spot, and I think he does. I'm told that GM John Lynch loves Bosa as a prospect and teammate -- the word back from those in Columbus is that he's the real deal, both on the field and off. Stud.
    3. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      Believe what you're hearing: The Jets would love to move back and collect a king's ransom for the third overall pick if a team is willing to move up. Let's assume no one gives a "Godfather" offer they can't refuse. I think Williams is the guy, Gregg Williams' scheme be damned. The top overall prospect on many teams' draft boards, he's everything you could want in a young man. Mike Maccagnan is making this selection, with input from Adam Gase and the coaches. All this talk of Gregg Williams loving Ed Oliver is great -- and likely true -- but I don't see the defensive coordinator having the final say here.
    4. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      I had Ed Oliver going this high to Oakland back in March and got ridiculed for it, but I'm not even certain he'll be on the board by the time the Raiders are on the clock. If he is, this seems to be the pick. Oakland needs to rebuild its defense, and Oliver's the favorite of many personnel folks I speak with. His pro day performance was among the best you'll see -- his three-time All-American bullet point on the resume is not bad, either. He's Geno Atkins Part II -- and under Raiders DC Paul Guenther, he'll be playing in the same defensive scheme that Geno dominated in.
    5. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      The Buccaneers hoped to bring back veteran inside linebacker Kwon Alexander, but he signed with San Francisco instead. They go right back to Baton Rouge for the next great LSU linebacker and snatch White. I've had multiple NFL personnel men -- not one, but two -- tell me he reminds them of Patrick Willis. Not a bad comparison. The Bucs scoop him up and get a leader for their D.
    6. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      Allen, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year who had 17 sacks last season, fits everything GM Dave Gettleman loves in a football player. He's a leader. He's a senior boasting a resume checkered with accomplishments. And he's a terror off the edge. He's also a heck of a kid. The Giants may sniff around on the quarterbacks here, but I see them going "best player available" -- as they've indicated they will do, time and time again.
    7. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      A punishing, hulking big body who'll be an immediate starter on the Jacksonville offensive line. You'll hear lots of talk about TE T.J. Hockenson, the Iowa tight end, or Andre Dillard or Jonah Williams coming off the board here. I think Taylor, the big boy who can help the Jags dominate in the run game, is the more likely choice.
    8. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      Projected trade to Texans
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH LIONS: Houston trades up for an offensive tackle to watch Deshaun Watson's blind side, trading picks Nos. 23, 55 and 86. There are three offensive linemen viewed as elite guys in this draft. They'll go early. And teams will trade up to get them.
    9. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      Many have called Williams "the safest pick" in this entire draft. An absolute gamer who wants to play tackle at the next level but may make more sense as a guard. One of the most competitive players in this class, he'd immediately add toughness and smarts to the Bills' offensive attack.
    10. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      There's a lot to like about the Michigan linebacker with bullet speed. He's a rocket racing sideline to sideline, and he reportedly interviewed wonderfully at the combine. Teammates love him and he's a leader on the field. Vic Fangio's defense gets this year's Roquan Smith. I don't buy the hype on Denver wanting a QB. Don't see it here.
    11. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      Hockenson gets a ton of love in draft circles. He could go as high as seventh overall to the Jaguars or fall into the teens. If he's there at 11, I could see the Bengals giving Zac Taylor and Andy Dalton the do-everything tight end.
    12. Marquise Brown

      WR

      Oklahoma

      The Packers give Aaron Rodgers another game-breaker and a player most often compared to Tyreek Hill. He's only 170 pounds and is coming off a foot injury, but I see Brown going as high as No. 12 to Green Bay.
    13. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      You won't read or hear a bad word about Wilkins, and he's viewed as one of the safest and most reliable prospects in the entire draft. Miami might not need an interior defensive lineman, but Wilkins is the type of player and person you build around. I've heard he could go as high as No. 6 overall. Miami grabbing him at 13 would be a great landing spot.
    14. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      The Falcons sit at 14 and wait to see who falls to them. I've got them taking Ferrell, the second Clemson defensive lineman off the board and a talented pass rusher who can also stop the run.
    15. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      Washington sweats through the Giants' first pick and opts not to trade up. The Redskins stay at 15, where Haskins awaits them. Getting Haskins without having to give up the farm would be a win if the Ohio State QB is indeed -- as I'm hearing -- their guy.
    16. Brian Burns

      EDGE

      Florida St.

      Burns is one of those prospects who has risen up boards at the right time. He can get to the quarterback off the edge, but the knock is that he played at a weight that's not typical for an NFL pass rusher. Can he keep on the pounds he put on in the last six months?
    17. Daniel Jones

      QB

      Duke

      All that talk about the Giants loving the Duke QB? I hear there's more than just smoke there -- it's true. Peyton Manning is one of Jones' biggest advocates, and at No. 17 overall -- not six -- this might just be too much for New York to pass on.
    18. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      Minnesota's No. 1 goal this offseason has been to find ways to keep its $84 million quarterback upright. Bradbury is nasty, versatile and tough. He 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 OL positions.
    19. Dexter Lawrence

      DT

      Clemson

      I'm hearing the Titans could easily move back if they don't love a player here, and there's even whispers of them taking a quarterback. I think they sit tight, get the 342-pound defensive tackle out of Clemson, and continue to give Mike Vrabel the type of players he wants to build around on defense.
    20. Rock Ya-Sin

      CB

      Temple

      I've heard whispers that the Steelers may want to move up in this draft to acquire a linebacker, but I don't see Devin White or Devin Bush falling far enough for Pittsburgh to make such a big move. Ya-Sin had a solid Senior Bowl, combine and overall pre-draft process. He could very well be the first corner off the board.
    21. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      Gary slips to No. 21 and the Seahawks gladly scoop him up. Despite being an absolute physical freak and an Academic All-American, I know Gary's not as high on some teams' boards as his measurements/combine results might call for. A lack of big production last season at Michigan has been a knock.
    22. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      The Ravens drafted a pair of Sooners last year in tackle Orlando Brown Jr. and tight end Mark Andrews. They go back to the Oklahoma well when Ford slips.
    23. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      Projected trade to Lions
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH TEXANS: The Lions move back 15 spots and still add one of the top corners in the NFL draft. Head coach Matt Patricia continues to build his defense with smart, hungry players.
    24. Josh Jacobs

      RB

      Alabama

      Everything I hear is that the Raiders love Jacobs. He could very well be sitting there at No. 24, but they might have to trade up to get him. Another name to watch here, if he's on the board still, is Iowa tight end Noah Fant.
    25. Greedy Williams

      CB

      LSU

      Williams can play and he's got the LSU pedigree and size (6-foot-2) to make it in the NFL. The Eagles add an intriguing physical specimen (see: 4.37 40 at the combine) to their secondary.
    26. Jeffery Simmons

      DT

      Mississippi St.

      Simmons could end up being one of the top pros in this entire class. He's dealing with a torn ACL at the moment. Chris Ballard hit a home run nearly every time the Colts turned in a draft card last year. Simmons -- who could miss significant time his rookie season (if not the whole year) -- might eventually end up as the biggest home-run pick in this draft.
    27. Noah Fant

      TE

      Iowa

      I think the Raiders would love to emerge from the first round with three players who'll start next season. I love Fant and know many around the league who do, too. But I could also see him slipping a bit, merely because of his position and other team needs. If the Raiders get Oliver, Jacobs and Fant with their three picks, it'll be worthy of a standing ovation.
    28. Deandre Baker

      CB

      Georgia

      Baker hasn't gotten as much press as Greedy Williams or Byron Murphy, but he's a highly regarded corner prospect, too. He didn't give up a single touchdown over his last two seasons at Georgia. Los Angeles is in an enviable spot -- no dire need and plenty of depth on the roster already.
    29. N'Keal Harry

      WR

      Arizona State

      A big (6-2, 228 pounds) receiver who has impressed in interviews, Harry could definitely go before the more hyped D.K. Metcalf. Seattle scoops up a starting wideout with the Frank Clark pick.
    30. Elgton Jenkins

      C

      Mississippi St.

      Don't be shocked if Jenkins -- a name I haven't seen in very many mocks -- goes in the first round. He's highly regarded in multiple NFL war rooms. Green Bay has a solid, young offensive line. There's never enough depth when it comes to talented, versatile offensive linemen.
    31. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      Projected trade to Broncos
      PROJECTED TRADE WITH RAMS: Word is that Los Angeles would be just fine trading down. Everyone I speak to around the league seems to be having a hard time finding a landing spot for Lock, who was very good at the Senior Bowl, interviewed well at the combine and has the experience, smarts and physical build to play quarterback at the next level. John Elway traded back into the first round a few years ago to get Paxton Lynch. The Broncos do it, again, for Lock -- trading away a second-round (No. 41) and third-round (71) pick.
    32. Joejuan Williams

      CB

      Vanderbilt

      A leader with experience, size (6-3 5/8, 211 pounds) and graced with a Vanderbilt education -- this one makes a lot of sense for New England. Williams has had multiple visits with Patriots brass and could fit right in.
  4. Charles Davis

    Full Analysis

    April 23, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      Plenty of chatter that the Cardinals will now NOT take this terrific playmaker with the top choice, and may trade the selection. I believe they will weigh their options, but ultimately stay at No. 1 overall, moving forward with an innovative rookie head coach and a do-everything rookie QB.
    2. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      Big-time pass rusher off the edge who can move inside in sub packages, too. Bosa LOVES the game and plays each snap accordingly.
    3. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      Yes, the Jets are open for business with this pick, but if they stick, pairing this star from Alabama with DL Leonard Williams will make new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams VERY happy.
    4. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      In addition to all of the college football awards he collected last season, he could have won "most improved" as well. His game will just keep getting better. However, if the Raiders are indeed planning a surprise pick here, I would keep an eye on linebacker Devin White.
    5. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      With new coordinator Todd Bowles overhauling the defense, the Bucs can't turn down the best inside linebacker in the draft.
    6. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      Yes, this could be a quarterback, but my vibe says no. The Giants need help on both the offensive and defensive lines, and they start by adding a strong edge rusher who's a Jersey kid in Gary, despite any concerns about the shoulder injury he's been dealing with dating back to his college career.
    7. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      The Jags want to get back to running the ball and throwing off of play-action -- a formula that led them to an AFC title game in 2017. This fierce Gator helps achieve that in a big way.
    8. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      People keep talking about his size being an issue, but the Lions envision his quickness and skills wreaking havoc in the pocket.
    9. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      This could easily be a top offensive lineman in order to protect young quarterback Josh Allen, but the top tight end on many boards would also protect Allen, both by blocking (mauler) and in the passing game (excellent receiver).
    10. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      John Elway can't resist this big-armed thrower who improved greatly in his last year at Mizzou. Lock will get a chance to learn behind Joe Flacco for a season or more before inheriting the QB1 job.
    11. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      Anytime there's a new head coach, there's speculation about a new QB. With Andy Dalton not receiving an extension this offseason, this pick makes sense.
    12. Noah Fant

      TE

      Iowa

      The Packers have some good TEs already in Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis, but both are firmly in their 30s. My top-rated TE can be special for a long time.
    13. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      Keep hearing the Dolphins are waiting until 2020 to select a QB. They'll ride with Ryan Fitzpatrick for at least a year, and pick Ferrell to help build a foundation for Brian Flores' defense.
    14. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      The Falcons' best defensive lineman, Grady Jarrett, needs a running mate inside; the winner of the Campbell Trophy (academic Heisman) fits the bill. Pretty darn good on the football field, as well. A CB could be in play, too.
    15. Brian Burns

      EDGE

      Florida St.

      Many are thinking QB here, and that's certainly a possibility. But, the selection of Burns gives Washington a pass rusher who can complement, and benefit from, the fellas from 'Bama inside (Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne). Veteran edge rusher Ryan Kerrigan also applauds the pick.
    16. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      The best pass-protecting offensive tackle in the 2019 draft, Dillard can plug in at LT and allow the Panthers to utilize Taylor Moton's power inside at guard.
    17. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      Williams was a skilled left tackle in college and he can stay in that spot in the NFL. I like him better inside at guard, but wherever he plays, he'll start from Day 1.
    18. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      Brass will address the team's biggest need, helping the O-line with the All-American from Oklahoma, who can play tackle or move inside to guard.
    19. Jeffery Simmons

      DT

      Mississippi St.

      While no one likes to wait to unwrap their presents, Simmons' rehab from ACL surgery will require some patience. But once he's 100%, he will pair well with DL Jurrell Casey. A top-10 value in my book.
    20. Greedy Williams

      CB

      LSU

      The buzz on this Steelers pick is that they're likely to go CB. The question is, which one? In this case, it's the lengthy guy from the Bayou, who possesses great speed and excellent ball skills.
    21. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      With a big void at DE now that the Seahawks have agreed to trade Frank Clark to the Chiefs, Sweat's awfully attractive for a team that values speed at every position on defense.
    22. Marquise Brown

      WR

      Oklahoma

      Head coach John Harbaugh wants a "tough guy" at WR. He won't mind a blazer who will bring a little "Hollywood" to the "Charm City."
    23. Greg Little

      T

      Mississippi

      The Texans must protect their franchise QB Deshaun Watson. He was hit way too often last year.
    24. Josh Jacobs

      RB

      Alabama

      A lead runner is a big-time need in Oakland. In Jon Gruden's offense, Jacobs can be his new "Charlie Garner," a terrific combo back who creates big plays in the run and pass games.
    25. Johnathan Abram

      S

      Mississippi St.

      The Eagles are thinking about the future at safety with Rodney McLeod coming off injury and due to hit free agency in 2020. Abram will be a hard-hitting tone-setter in the secondary.
    26. Dexter Lawrence

      DT

      Clemson

      The defensive front gets the call here, and fits a need, too. Division rivals Tennessee, Jacksonville and Houston all like to run the ball, and with big, powerful backs. Lawrence ups the power ratio to combat those attacks.
    27. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      My pick for the most instinctive CB in the draft, and the Raiders have a strong need for defensive playmakers at all levels. If they choose to go offense here, think tight end, and Irv Smith Jr. is still available.
    28. Rock Ya-Sin

      CB

      Temple

      Tough and loves to get in a receiver's face. Also, did I mention that he's tough? The secondary keeps getting stronger for the Bolts. I could also see them taking safety Taylor Rapp here to complement All-Pro Derwin James.
    29. Deandre Baker

      CB

      Georgia

      The Seahawks continue to build a new Legion of Boom. Baker will likely be upset that other CBs were drafted before him, but he can use that as continued motivation. He's a true competitor who contests every ball in his area, and that feistiness will be very familiar to Seattle fans.
    30. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      The Packers cannot believe their incredible fortune that this outstanding defender lasted this long in the first round, as he could have easily been a top-15 pick.
    31. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      John Sullivan performed very well in the pivot, but the Rams declined his contract option for 2019. Second-year player Brian Allen is currently penciled in to start, but that could change if Bradbury is available at No. 31. If L.A. wants defense, DT Jerry Tillery could work well next to Aaron Donald, and would allow the best defender in the league to continue to destroy offenses without being overly occupied by offensive linemen.
    32. Dalton Risner

      T

      Kansas St.

      The Patriots could easily trade this pick to a QB-needy team that wants to jump back into Round 1, but if New England stays put here, Risner could be the franchise's next Logan Mankins. Versatile, and accomplished, he can play tackle, guard or center.
  5. Charley Casserly

    Full Analysis

    April 25, 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 add another bookend to complement Dee Ford, giving them a legitimate and formidable pass rush.
    3. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      The Jets need a pass rusher, but watch for them to potentially trade out of this spot.
    4. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      Oakland stays true to the board and takes the best player available.
    5. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      He's an instinctive, three-down linebacker who can make plays from sideline to sideline.
    6. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      The Giants bypass quarterback here and take Wilkins, who's strong against both the run and the pass. He can play all three DL positions in defensive coordinator James Bettcher's 3-4 scheme.
    7. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      Jacksonville wants to be a physical team that pounds the football; Taylor is a nasty, powerful run blocker. Look for the Jags to target tight end later.
    8. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      Hockenson is a complete tight end who gives Lions QB Matthew Stafford the reliable target missing from Detroit's offense last year.
    9. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      Dillard is the best pass blocker in the 2019 draft. Ty Nsekhe (2019 free-agent signing) and Dion Dawkins (2017 second-rounder) are currently set to start at the two tackle spots, but that shouldn't prohibit the Bills from bolstering their O-line. It's all about building around Josh Allen.
    10. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      Close call between Missouri QB Drew Lock and Haskins here, but I think Denver ultimately goes with the Ohio State product.
    11. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      Ford would give Cincy an upgrade at right tackle over Bobby Hart. Yes, I know the Bengals just re-signed Hart, so if they're dead set on starting him at RT in 2019, they can kick Ford inside to guard, where he played during his early years at OU.
    12. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      He played offensive tackle during his entire Alabama career, but could also be an excellent guard -- both positions are needs for the Packers.
    13. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      Lots of chatter about the Dolphins taking a QB in Round 1, but Oliver is a pass-rushing defensive tackle who's simply too good to pass up.
    14. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      Former No. 8 overall pick Vic Beasley has been disappointing and will be a free agent in 2020.
    15. Daniel Jones

      QB

      Duke

      Jones is the most pro-ready QB in the 2019 class.
    16. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      Ferrell fills an obvious need at pass rusher for the Panthers.
    17. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      The Giants continue to rebuild their defense by taking an instinctive corner. Could Big Blue trade a second-round pick for Josh Rosen if the Cardinals do in fact take Murray?
    18. Greg Little

      T

      Mississippi

      The Vikings address their biggest need by adding a talented edge blocker. If they go this route, I see Little sliding into the left tackle spot and Riley Reiff moving to guard.
    19. Brian Burns

      EDGE

      Florida St.

      Bringing in a young, talented outside rusher is a huge need for the Titans, with Brian Orakpo retired and Cameron Wake 37 years old.
    20. Rock Ya-Sin

      CB

      Temple

      Ya-Sin adds a much-needed playmaker to the Steelers' secondary.
    21. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      The Seahawks get a top-10 talent at great value, as Gary slides due to concerns over the health of his shoulder.
    22. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      Baltimore gets the best player available and addresses a need at the same time.
    23. Greedy Williams

      CB

      LSU

      The Texans signed two corners in free agency (Bradley Roby and Briean Boddy-Calhoun), but both joined on one-year deals. The speedy Williams would add depth to a new-look secondary.
    24. Irv Smith

      TE

      Alabama

      Derek Carr now has three excellent weapons to throw to with the addition of Smith.
    25. Dexter Lawrence

      DT

      Clemson

      Lawrence is a big run-stopper who should team well with Malik Jackson and Fletcher Cox to fortify the middle of the Eagles' defensive front.
    26. D.K. Metcalf

      WR

      Mississippi

      The Colts need a true speed receiver and Metcalf is real burner (4.33 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine).
    27. Josh Jacobs

      RB

      Alabama

      Head coach Jon Gruden drafts Marshawn Lynch's replacement here; though, he could wait on a running back and opt for Drew Lock if the QB's still available.
    28. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      If the Raiders -- or another team -- don't scoop up the Mizzou passer, then the Chargers gladly nab their QB of the future.
    29. Jerry Tillery

      DT

      Notre Dame

      Seattle doubles down on defense, taking the best D-lineman remaining. The Seahawks could also trade back here.
    30. Marquise Brown

      WR

      Oklahoma

      Packers GM Brian Gutekunst gifts Aaron Rodgers a home-run threat who can line up outside and in the slot.
    31. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      Bradbury would be an upgrade over second-year pro Brian Allen, who's currently in line to start at center.
    32. A.J. Brown

      WR

      Mississippi

      The Patriots are more likely to trade out of this spot, but if they stay put, perhaps they give Tom Brady a big slot receiver.
  6. Rhett Lewis

    Full Analysis

    April 23, 2019

    1. Kyler Murray

      QB

      Oklahoma

      No surprise here. The Cardinals make good on the worst-kept secret of this draft season and select the QB to support their head coach. Now, time to support the QB.
    2. Nick Bosa

      DE

      Ohio St.

      Yes, selecting a DL in the top 10 has become all too familiar to Niner Faithful, but Bosa's a better pure pass rusher than any of the previous selections in this mold -- and thus, the reason San Francisco goes with Bosa over Quinnen Williams.
    3. Quinnen Williams

      DT

      Alabama

      The Jets went down this road when Leonard Williams slipped to them at No. 6 back in 2015 -- they took the versatile DL despite already having Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson on the roster. OK, that didn't end up working out, but this could be the most likely trade destination in the top 10. If Murray goes No. 1, then Quinnen could be the target of teams looking to move into this spot.
    4. Ed Oliver

      DT

      Houston

      NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport's report of a "surprise pick" coming at this slot for the Raiders has me thinking crazy, but for a team solidly last in sack production a year ago, let's get a guy who has the fastest route to the QB: up the middle. Oliver has the ability to be a formidable interior presence for the Raiders.
    5. Devin White

      LB

      LSU

      White rides into Tampa despite the Bucs signing LB Deone Bucannon in free agency. Best linebacker -- and one of the safest picks -- in the draft.
    6. Jonah Williams

      G

      Alabama

      Let's have some fun, shall we? Perhaps the Giants believe the offensive lineman they covet will be gone by 17, so they turn in the card at 6. We know GM Dave Gettleman loves the hog mollies. We know he believes Eli Manning can still play. If the Giants truly want to support their 38-year-old quarterback, then keeping him upright should be where it starts. Positional versatility gives Williams the edge over the rest of the OL class.
    7. T.J. Hockenson

      TE

      Iowa

      Is there a player in this draft that better fits the attitude and style Tom Coughlin covets? The Jags help their two most valuable pieces on offense -- Nick Foles and Leonard Fournette -- with one draft pick.
    8. Josh Allen

      EDGE

      Kentucky

      Admittedly, this is further down than I've expected Allen to go for the better part of this process. His skill set would seem to be an ideal fit for Matt Patricia's multiple-look defense.
    9. Montez Sweat

      EDGE

      Mississippi St.

      GM Brandon Beane was in Carolina when the Panthers made Julius Peppers a cornerstone of the franchise. I'm not exactly calling Sweat the second coming of Peppers, but the Mississippi State product shares some of those freakish qualities and could be a valuable edge presence for years to come.
    10. Noah Fant

      TE

      Iowa

      The Broncos get the prolific pass-catching tight end they haven't had since Julius Thomas departed Denver in 2015.
    11. Rashan Gary

      DE

      Michigan

      Gary falls out of the top 10, but not by much. While Rapoport reported Tuesday that Gary's shoulder has been flagged by teams, the defensive lineman recently told me on NFL Network that he's "110 percent." Could the Bengals unlock his tremendous potential and get rewarded with the much-anticipated sack production befitting a prospect possessing such elite athletic traits?
    12. Devin Bush

      LB

      Michigan

      After upgrading the edge of their defense in free agency, the Packers find their man in the middle in the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
    13. Jawaan Taylor

      T

      Florida

      The Dolphins add a nasty run blocker and get a fixture for the right side of their offensive line with Taylor, a popular candidate to be the first tackle off the board.
    14. Christian Wilkins

      DT

      Clemson

      Grady Jarrett signed his franchise tender, but without a long-term deal, the future remains unclear. Wilkins could provide some security on that front, and in the interim, give the Falcons an excellent tackle tandem in the middle of the D-line.
    15. Dwayne Haskins

      QB

      Ohio St.

      The fall for Haskins stops in the nation's capital, where the Redskins are void of a long-term answer at QB, but won't be forced to turn to Haskins in Week 1 with Case Keenum and Colt McCoy on the roster.
    16. Andre Dillard

      T

      Washington St.

      The Panthers' O-line remake continues with the selection of an excellent pass-blocking LT in Dillard. Paired with the free-agent signing of C Matt Paradis, the Panthers make big strides up front.
    17. Clelin Ferrell

      DE

      Clemson

      The Giants get an edge rusher with their second pick of the first round. Ferrell has experience getting to the QB at the highest level and in the biggest spots. And hey, perhaps the Giants are the winners of the Josh Rosen trade sweepstakes.
    18. Cody Ford

      G

      Oklahoma

      Ford provides the Vikings a much-needed upgrade on the offensive line.
    19. Daniel Jones

      QB

      Duke

      RELAX. Not necessarily putting Jones with the Titans here, but this is about the time he should come off the board. And since I didn't mock him to the Giants, I'm wondering if this is where somebody comes up to get him. Side note: Are you sold on the Titans QBs right now? Just food for thought.
    20. Greedy Williams

      CB

      LSU

      The Steelers could use some reinforcements on the perimeter, especially if they've grown weary of Artie Burns. Maybe Pittsburgh would prefer Washington CB Byron Murphy here, but I like Greedy.
    21. Brian Burns

      EDGE

      Florida St.

      Frank Clark is on his way to Kansas City, so the Seahawks nab the best available edge rusher in Burns.
    22. Garrett Bradbury

      C

      N.C. State

      If you're going to run the ball like the Ravens want to, a continued investment up front makes sense -- and they do that here in the form of the best center in the class.
    23. Byron Murphy

      CB

      Washington

      Murphy is arguably the cleanest corner in this class and would seem to be quite a bargain for the CB-needy Texans at this spot.
    24. Marquise Brown

      WR

      Oklahoma

      "Hollywood" teams up with his cousin, Antonio, to form one of the most explosive receiving corps in the league.
    25. Johnathan Abram

      S

      Mississippi St.

      Best safety in the class goes to Philly.
    26. Jeffery Simmons

      DT

      Mississippi St.

      If the Colts are considering Dexter Lawrence here, then why not Simmons, who could be one of the best players in this draft when healthy?
    27. Drew Lock

      QB

      Missouri

      The Raiders coached Lock at the Senior Bowl. They snag him here, before the Chargers, Packers or Patriots could be tempted.
    28. Rock Ya-Sin

      CB

      Temple

      Chargers fortify their secondary with a technically sound corner and willing tackler.
    29. Lonnie Johnson

      CB

      Kentucky

      One of my favorite players in this draft, Johnson dominated at the Senior Bowl. He provides a physical presence on the perimeter and has the ability to be one of the premier press corners in the league. That style has played well in Seattle in the past.
    30. Chris Lindstrom

      G

      Boston College

      The Packers have long boasted a completely homegrown (through the draft) offensive line. Lindstrom helps get them back there on the interior.
    31. Dexter Lawrence

      DT

      Clemson

      The Rams obviously value the interior presence along their defensive line, and with Ndamukong Suh not in the plans for 2019, Lawrence could fit next to Aaron Donald.
    32. D.K. Metcalf

      WR

      Mississippi

      Bill Belichick has never selected a receiver in the first round as head coach in New England, but Metcalf's speed could tempt him enough to do it here. And if it isn't the Pats, does someone else make a move up for Metcalf at the back end of Round 1? An OL like Dalton Risner or Kaleb McGary got some consideration here, but let's shoot some fireworks to end the night.

2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Mock Draft