2019 NFL Mock Draft

Brooks mock 4.0: Packers, Patriots nab QB

By Bucky Brooks |

NFL.com Analyst

Published: April 25, 2019 at 11:57 a.m.

Like just about every other mock draft in America, my final projection of the 2019 NFL Draft's first round has the Cardinals taking Kyler Murray at No. 1 overall. But how long will it take for the other top quarterbacks to come off the board?

As you can see below, I don't believe we will see the usual aggressiveness on the signal-caller front, with a couple top-tier QB prospects having to wait until nearly the end of Thursday night.
  1. Pick No.
    1
    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. Pick No.
    2
    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. Pick No.
    3
    EDGE
    Kentucky
    Gregg Williams would have all kinds of fun creating sack opportunities for Allen off the edge in an ultra-aggressive defense.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    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. Pick No.
    5
    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. Pick No.
    6
    OT
    Alabama
    The Giants show their undying commitment to Eli Manning by selecting a top-notch tackle prospect to protect the veteran quarterback.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    T
    Florida
    Taylor would give the Jaguars a rugged edge blocker to help them get back to their run-heavy roots.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    TE
    Iowa
    Bob Quinn can't go wrong selecting a rock-solid tight end considered to be the total package at the position.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    TE
    Iowa
    Adding an explosive flex tight end would give Josh Allen another weapon to target in the passing game.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    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. Pick No.
    11
    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. Pick No.
    12
    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. Pick No.
    13
    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. Pick No.
    14
    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. Pick No.
    15
    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. Pick No.
    16
    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. Pick No.
    17
    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. Pick No.
    18
    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. Pick No.
    19
    DT
    Clemson
    The versatility of the Clemson standout makes him an intriguing puzzle piece in the Titans' hybrid defense.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    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. Pick No.
    21
    DE
    Michigan
    Pete Carroll can't resist an opportunity to groom an A-level athlete into a Pro Bowl-caliber player.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    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. Pick No.
    23
    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. Pick No.
    24
    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. Pick No.
    25
    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. Pick No.
    26
    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. Pick No.
    27
    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. Pick No.
    28
    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. Pick No.
    29
    S
    Mississippi St.
    The hard-hitting safety would fill the role occupied by Kam Chancellor during the "Legion of Boom" era.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    QB
    Missouri
    The ultra-talented gunslinger would give the team a developmental prospect to groom behind Aaron Rodgers.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    C
    Mississippi St.
    The Rams upgrade their interior with the rugged Jenkins coming onboard near the end of Round 1.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    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.
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