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Four-round 2019 NFL mock draft: Raiders, Fins trade up for QBs


My four-round mock draft provides a look into where prospects' grades stand after the NFL Scouting Combine and most of their pro days, and also the state of teams' roster needs with the main free agency period in the rearview mirror.

You'll note that several times throughout this mock, I point to 2020 free agency as a factor for the selection. Teams aren't just evaluating needs for 2019 when considering whom to pick, as they must also take into account free agency choices yet to come.

Keep in mind: The picks made in the 2019 draft can certainly help a team this fall, but they really affect the 2020 and '21 seasons as much or more.

To see every pick each team holds in the 2019 NFL Draft, click here.



Kyler Murray - QB

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior (RS)
Murray's arm, mobility and ability to run Oklahoma's offense make him the odds-on favorite to land at the No. 1 spot, either as a Cardinal or with another team moving up to pick him.



Drew Lock - QB

School: Missouri | Year: Senior
PROJECTED TRADE WITH 49ERS. Jon Gruden gets his quarterback by moving up two spots. Gruden coached Lock at the Senior Bowl, and it's easy to see him appreciating the former Missouri quarterback's demeanor and physical tools. If the Raiders don't move up to get him, the Dolphins, Broncos or Giants could make a deal with the 49ers to land Lock.



Nick Bosa - Edge

School: Ohio State | Year: Junior
Nick ends up as the No. 3 pick in the draft, like his brother Joey was three years ago. The heavy-handed younger Bosa is the base end the Jets need.



Quinnen Williams - DT

School: Alabama | Year: Sophomore (RS)
PROJECTED TRADE WITH RAIDERS. Williams adds yet another elite talent to San Francisco's defensive front. In this trade, the 49ers will likely gain the Raiders' fourth-round pick this year (Oakland does not have a third-round pick after the Antonio Brown trade) and their 2020 second- or third-round selection.



Josh Allen - Edge

School: Kentucky | Year: Senior
The Bucs are switching to a 3-4 scheme under new coordinator Todd Bowles, and Allen fits like a glove at outside linebacker. In fact, he'd fit at linebacker in any system.



Rashan Gary - Edge

School: Michigan | Year: Junior
GM Dave Gettleman ignores the cries for a quarterback at No. 6 and picks his highest-rated defensive lineman remaining. Gary is versatile enough to play anywhere from the 3-technique to the outside.



Jawaan Taylor - OT

School: Florida | Year: Junior
New Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles will be thrilled to have a strong right tackle in Taylor protecting him.



Montez Sweat - Edge

School: Mississippi State | Year: Senior
The only thing better than having one very good pass rusher is having two very good pass rushers. Sweat and Trey Flowers should make opposing quarterbacks nauseous.



Dwayne Haskins - QB

School: Ohio State | Year: Sophomore (RS)
PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS. If the Giants pass on Haskins at No. 6, the Dolphins can find their future starter and have bridge quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick run things in 2019 (or until the team thinks Haskins is ready).



Devin White - LB

School: LSU | Year: Junior
Denver gets the defensive leader at ILB that it needs now that Brandon Marshall was allowed to move on. White's an all-around talent who should eventually be a Pro Bowl candidate.



Andre Dillard - OT

School: Washington State | Year: Senior (RS)
The difference between left and right tackle has become blurred over time, and the Bengals really struggled at RT last year. Dillard's pass-protection skills will be valued on the right side and he could shift to the blind side once Cordy Glenn's time with the team comes to an end. The Bengals re-signed Bobby Hart, but he slides into backup duty in this scenario.



T.J. Hockenson - TE

School: Iowa | Year: Sophomore (RS)
It's a coin flip whether the Packers take Ed Oliver or Hockenson here, but in this scenario, Green Bay gets a receiving threat for Aaron Rodgers and a fierce blocker for the run game.



Ed Oliver - DT

School: Houston | Year: Junior
PROJECTED TRADE WITH DOLPHINS. Oliver's a top-10 talent despite his average size, and the Bills could use another body on defense. Don't be surprised if they ask him to stand up to rush the quarterback. The Bills should gain at least a third- and fifth-round pick in this trade, as the Raiders did when they dropped from 10 to 15 last year so the Cardinals could move up for Josh Rosen.



Christian Wilkins - DT

School: Clemson | Year: Senior
Wilkins is an agile and mobile tackle. He and Grady Jarrett will be a fine interior defensive line duo for the Falcons.



D.K. Metcalf - WR

School: Mississippi | Year: Sophomore (RS)
Washington needs a playmaking receiver in the worst way. Metcalf met with the team at the combine, so we'll see if he made a good impression.



Jonah Williams - OL

School: Alabama | Year: Junior
The Panthers can play Williams at left tackle to replace Matt Kalil or at left guard if they prefer to put Taylor Moton on the edge.



Daniel Jones - QB

School: Duke | Year: Junior (RS)
Gettleman gets his Eli Manning clone in Jones, though he'll appreciate the improved athleticism.



Chris Lindstrom - OG

School: Boston College | Year: Senior
Minnesota brought in former Titans starter Josh Kline to fortify one guard spot, and now Lindstrom takes over on the other side to provide much-needed protection for Kirk Cousins.



Brian Burns - Edge

School: Florida State | Year: Junior
Signing Cameron Wake was good for this year, but Burns' skills will be valued in 2020 and beyond.



Devin Bush - LB

School: Michigan | Year: Junior
Sometimes inside linebackers become available later in the first round than their talent would warrant, providing great value. The Steelers pinch themselves seeing a player like Bush still on the board.



Byron Murphy - CB

School: Washington | Year: Sophomore (RS)
Murphy stays in the Pacific Northwest to add ballhawking skills and toughness to the Seahawks' secondary.



Parris Campbell - WR

School: Ohio State | Year: Senior (RS)
The departures of Michael Crabtree and John Brown mean the Ravens desperately need a receiver (or two) for second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson. Campbell is growing into a more complete receiver than he was early in his Ohio State career. The sky's the limit.



Deandre Baker - CB

School: Georgia | Year: Senior
The Texans were looking under every rock at the combine for a new cornerback to replace Kareem Jackson. Baker's a tough, heady player who will contribute immediately.



Clelin Ferrell - Edge

School: Clemson | Year: Junior (RS)
Jon Gruden hopes Ferrell can bring back the pass rush the team missed after trading Khalil Mack.



Josh Jacobs - RB

School: Alabama | Year: Junior
Running back is a big need for the Eagles, and Jacobs' less-than-ideal 40 time (unofficially 4.60 at his pro day, per NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah) has no bearing on his likely success on Sundays. (UPDATE: The Eagles traded for Bears running back Jordan Howard on Thursday night.)



Dexter Lawrence - DT

School: Clemson | Year: Junior
GM Chris Ballard wants to upgrade his team's defensive line. Lawrence can be a dominant force when rested and ready to go.



Noah Fant - TE

School: Iowa | Year: Junior
The Raiders added two good targets at receiver ( Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams) but need to find a tight end, as well. Fant's athleticism is too intriguing to pass up.



Cody Ford - OT

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior (RS)
Ford plugs in at right tackle for the Chargers, who need to shore up that side of the line.



Garrett Bradbury - C

School: N.C. State | Year: Senior (RS)
Stalwart pivot Mitch Morse left Kansas City for Buffalo. If Bradbury lasts to this pick, the Chiefs will consider themselves fortunate.



Johnathan Abram - S

School: Mississippi State | Year: Senior
After addressing an offensive need with the 12th pick, the Packers find a leader for the secondary in Abram.



Greedy Williams - CB

School: LSU | Year: Sophomore (RS)
With Aqib Talib on the back end of his career and Marcus Peters coming off an up-and-down season, the Rams may decide to shore up this position.



Hakeem Butler - WR

School: Iowa State | Year: Junior (RS)
Gronk was more than a tight end -- he was also the team's best downfield target. If Butler is still available here, his 6-foot-5 frame, speed and jump-ball ability could entice the Pats to pick him up, or maybe cause a team to trade into this spot for him.

Follow Chad Reuter on Twitter @chad_reuter.



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