2019 NFL Mock Draft

Casserly mock 2.0: Giants, Patriots go QB

By Charley Casserly |

NFL Media analyst

Published: April 9, 2019 at 10:07 a.m.

With the Arizona Cardinals a little more than two weeks away from being on the clock at the 2019 NFL Draft, here's my second mock up of how Round 1 might play out on April 25.
  1. Pick No.
    1
    QB
    Oklahoma
    New Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury gets the quarterback to lead his Air Raid offense.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    DE
    Ohio St.
    The 49ers get a bookend to pair with Dee Ford, giving them a legitimate pass rush.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    EDGE
    Kentucky
    The Jets need a pass rusher, but I wouldn't be surprised if they traded out of this pick.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    DE
    Michigan
    The Raiders' only chance to get a premiere edge rusher is here, not in the 20s.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    LB
    LSU
    He's an instinctive football player who can make plays from sideline to sideline.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    DT
    Alabama
    Giants GM Dave Gettleman stays true to his draft board and takes the best player available.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    T
    Florida
    The Jaguars want to be physical up front and run the ball, and Taylor allows them to do that. Look for them to address their tight end need later in the draft.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    EDGE
    Mississippi St.
    Projected trade to Panthers
    PROJECTED TRADE WITH LIONS. The pass rushers are flying off the board, and the Panthers need one.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    T
    Washington St.
    If I were the Bills, I'd move Dion Dawkins to right tackle and slide Dillard -- the best pass blocker in the draft -- in at left tackle.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    TE
    Iowa
    Joe Flacco loves throwing to tight ends, but I could also see the Broncos taking a quarterback here.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    LB
    Michigan
    Bengals fill a major need on defense with the athletic Bush.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    G
    Oklahoma
    The Packers need an upgrade at right tackle.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    QB
    Ohio St.
    Projected trade to Giants
    PROJECTED TRADE WITH DOLPHINS. The Giants jump ahead of the Redskins to get Eli Manning's successor.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    DT
    Houston
    Pass-rushing defensive tackles are a major priority for the Falcons.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    DE
    Clemson
    The Redskins have been looking for a pass rusher to play opposite Ryan Kerrigan for years.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    CB
    Georgia
    Projected trade to Lions
    PROJECTED TRADE WITH PANTHERS. The Lions fill their biggest need and pick up some extra draft capital in the process.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    DT
    Clemson
    Projected trade to Dolphins
    PROJECTED TRADE WITH GIANTS. Wilkins gives the Dolphins a playmaker on the inside of their defense.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    OT
    Alabama
    The Vikings address one of their most glaring weaknesses by picking Williams, who can play left tackle or left guard.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    WR
    Mississippi
    The Titans' offense has a lot of pieces, but it's still lacking a true speed receiver on the perimeter -- Metcalf would give them that. They also need to address the interior O-line, but I think they can do that in Round 2.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    CB
    Washington
    Murphy is an excellent technician at the position, helping to bolster the Steelers' secondary.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    EDGE
    Florida St.
    The Seahawks add a pass rusher opposite Frank Clark, who's currently set to play the 2019 season on the franchise tag.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    T
    Mississippi
    Projected trade to Eagles
    PROJECTED TRADE WITH RAVENS. The foundation of the Eagles' recent success has been the strength of their O-line, so adding a quality player here helps now and for the future.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    CB
    Temple
    The Texans lose out on an offensive lineman with the Eagles' savvy trade, but rebound by selecting Ya-Sin to fill a need at CB.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    TE
    Alabama
    Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams and Irv Smith with Derek Carr! The Raiders have made a lot of moves this offseason to become a better football team.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    WR
    Oklahoma
    Projected trade to Ravens
    PROJECTED TRADE WITH EAGLES. Ravens grab a WR who can stretch the defense and play in the slot.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    WR
    Mississippi
    Brown will fill the slot for the Colts, but he can also play outside, too.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    DT
    Clemson
    The Raiders continue to re-build their defensive line by taking the third Clemson Tiger in Round 1.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    QB
    Duke
    The Chargers find Philip Rivers' heir by selecting the most pro-ready quarterback prospect in the 2019 draft class.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    C
    N.C. State
    Projected trade to Chiefs
    The top defensive players are gone, so the Chiefs upgrade their O-line.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    S
    Washington
    Safety was a major problem for the Packers last year, but Rapp and free-agent pickup Adrian Amos are the solution.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    DT
    Notre Dame
    The Rams take the best defensive lineman prospect left on the board. Michael Brockers can shift inside to play nose tackle, while Tillery lines up at defensive end.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    QB
    Missouri
    Tom Brady can play until he is 45 and then Lock will take over!
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