2019 NFL Mock Draft

Jones-Drew mock 1.0: Murray to Jags

By Maurice Jones-Drew |

NFL.com Analyst

Published: Feb. 12, 2019 at 09:56 a.m.

Ten weeks out from the 2019 NFL Draft, I'm taking my first crack at predicting how Round 1 will play out. Quarterbacks? Yeah, I have four of them flying off the board in an eight-pick span. Quarterback hunters? Oh, yeah -- this draft class is fully stocked, as you can see in my initial forecast of the first 32 selections ...

UPDATE: This mock was revised after news broke on Tuesday that Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons tore his ACL while training. The defensive tackle was originally projected to go No. 18 overall to the Minnesota Vikings.
  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    Ohio St.
    The Cardinals must get the absolute best player in the draft. Bosa is just that, adding significant talent to this roster.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    EDGE
    Kentucky
    The 49ers get the kind of edge rusher they need. Another first-rounder gives them one of the best young D-line units in the league.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    DE
    Michigan
    As a talented and explosive pass rusher, Gary addresses the Jets' top priority on defense.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    DE
    Clemson
    Pass rushers aren't hard to come by in this draft class. Oakland finds a natural in Ferrell.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    RB
    Alabama
    This pick is solely to help Jameis Winston. Bruce Arians loves to pair a downhill running game with his play-action passing concepts.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    QB
    Ohio St.
    With Eli Manning nearing the end of his career, the Giants get a young, strong-armed quarterback to be his successor.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    QB
    Oklahoma
    The Jags have an opportunity to get the next Patrick Mahomes. Murray is an explosive playmaker who will fit in well with a good defense.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    EDGE
    Mississippi St.
    Detroit fills an edge-rushing need with a talented prospect whose stock rose at the Senior Bowl.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    WR
    Mississippi
    This offseason is all about building around Josh Allen. And this big, talented receiver is the perfect fit.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    QB
    Duke
    The Broncos continue to draft quarterbacks until they get it right. Jones is a big, athletic signal-caller who can make all the throws.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    T
    Oklahoma
    With the hiring of Zac Taylor, Cincy's emphasis will be on protecting Andy Dalton.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    EDGE
    Louisiana Tech
    The Packers need an edge presence. Why not grab the player who just broke the FBS record for career sacks?
  13. Pick No.
    13
    QB
    Missouri
    With the (possible) departure of Ryan Tannehill, Miami must address this position. Lock has the quick release everyone is looking for.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    DT
    Alabama
    With the (potential) loss of free agent Grady Jarrett, Dan Quinn adds the best interior lineman in the draft.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    T
    Florida
    Taylor is a big tackle who can immediately help an offensive line that was plagued by injuries in 2018.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    T
    Washington St.
    With Cam Newton's health concerns, the Panthers have to be able to protect their franchise face.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    T
    Alabama
    Projected trade to Browns
    Williams is a stud lineman who will help solidify this offensive line -- and protecting Baker Mayfield is a must.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    T
    Mississippi
    The Vikings paid Kirk Cousins a ton of money last offseason to elevate their offense, but a porous O-line never really gave him a chance. Fixing the unit up front will go a long way to getting this offense back on track.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    WR
    Oklahoma
    Speed, speed, speed. Brown's an explosive playmaker who will open up this offense.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    LB
    LSU
    White is the perfect fit for this Steelers defense. He can do everything exceptionally well.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    DT
    Houston
    With most of the top edge rushers off the board, Seattle gets a dominant force for their interior defensive line.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    EDGE
    Florida
    With Terrell Suggs set to hit free agency at age 36, Baltimore needs some young juice off the edge. Polite is capable of providing consistent QB pressure with his explosiveness and burst.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    T
    Alabama St.
    The Texans have to remake their offensive line, and Howard could be the starting piece to build around.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    The Raiders add a top-notch cornerback to help shore up the back end of the defense.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    DT
    Clemson
    Lawrence is a big, talented player who will alleviate pressure on Fletcher Cox.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    WR
    Arizona State
    Another playmaker to help Andrew Luck, Harry is physical and will nicely complement T.Y. Hilton.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    TE
    Iowa
    With the possible departure of Jared Cook in free agency, Oakland hits with Fant, a versatile tight end who prevents mismatch problems for opposing defenses.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    LB
    Michigan
    Bush fits the ideal mold for Gus Bradley's defense, and a sideline-to-sideline playmaker is a must for this unit.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    CB
    Washington
    The Chiefs get a top cornerback -- a position in which they were lacking in 2018 -- with really good ball skills.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    DT
    Clemson
    Wilkins will help the Packers generate a pass rush with his explosive ability in tight spaces.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    CB
    Georgia
    The Rams add depth to a position where teams need at least three viable options. Baker's ability to play press is why I like him here.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    TE
    Iowa
    With uncertainty surrounding Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots add a tight end who has some similarities to the four-time first-team All-Pro. Hockenson can come in and start from Day 1.
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