Bucky Brooks 2019 NFL mock draft 2.0: Broncos pick Drew Lock

With the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine (March 1-4 on NFL Network) set to kick off this week, here's my updated mock for Round 1 of this year's draft.

Rank
1
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
2019
Quinnen Williams
Alabama · DT

Taking an edge rusher is always an option, but adding a disruptive interior defender would balance out the defensive front. Williams is a game changer at the point of attack with a non-stop motor and nasty demeanor.

Rank
2
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
2019
Nick Bosa
Ohio State · DE

The 49ers desperately need an explosive technician with a knack for getting to the quarterback off the edge.

Rank
3
New York Jets
New York Jets
2019
Josh Allen
Kentucky · EDGE

Gregg Williams would unleash Allen as an energetic playmaker off the edge with the capacity to harass quarterbacks or blanket tight ends.

Rank
4
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2019
Rashan Gary
Michigan · DE

Despite being a better athlete than playmaker at this point, Gary's arrival should boost a pass rush that only netted 13 sacks in 2018.

Rank
5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2019
Devin White
LSU · LB

White's speed, athleticism and playmaking ability would add a dimension to a Bucs defense that should become more aggressive under Todd Bowles' direction.

Rank
6
New York Giants
New York Giants
2019
Dwayne Haskins
Ohio State · QB

Adding a classic drop back passer with A-plus arm talent to the lineup would certainly help Pat Shurmur maximize the Giants' talent on the perimeter.

Rank
7
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
2019
Kyler Murray
Oklahoma · QB

The Heisman Trophy winner would add some sizzle to an offense that prefers to bludgeon opponents with a rugged running game. Murray's dynamic skills also suit the team's potential RPO-heavy offense under John DeFilippo.

Rank
8
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
2019
Clelin Ferrell
Clemson · DE

The Lions need a dynamic pass rusher to wreak havoc off the edges in a division loaded with premier quarterbacks. With or without Ziggy Ansah, the team has to get a pass rusher to solidify a leaky defense.

Rank
9
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
2019
Jawaan Taylor
Florida · T

Head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane must upgrade the supporting cast around Josh Allen to help their young franchise quarterback thrive.

Rank
10
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
2019
Drew Lock
Missouri · QB

John Elway could fall in love with Lock's upside and arm talent when he sees him up close and personal at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Rank
11
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
2019
T.J. Hockenson
Iowa · TE

If Zac Taylor wants to quickly revive the Bengals' offense, he needs to find a weapon to exploit the middle of the field. Hockenson is a standout run blocker with a crafty set of receiving skills that could make him a Pro Bowl-caliber tight end early in his career.

Rank
12
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
2019
Jachai Polite
Florida · EDGE

With the soon-to-be 33-year-old Clay Matthews set to hit free agency, the Packers may be prompted to add an explosive athlete to their defense. Polite isn't a polished rusher at this point, but his first-step quickness and closing burst could make him a difference maker as a rookie.

Rank
13
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
2019
Jonah Williams
Alabama · OT

The impending release of Josh Sitton and the free agent status of Ja'Wuan James could make Williams the ideal selection at this pick. The Alabama standout is a rock-solid player with the potential to play at guard or tackle as a pro.

Rank
14
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
2019
Ed Oliver
Houston · DT

The Houston standout is the "urgent" athlete Dan Quinn covets on his defense. Despite missing parts of his final season, Oliver's disruptive potential makes him a worthy possibility at this pick.

Rank
15
Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team
2019
Daniel Jones
Duke · QB

The uncertainty surrounding Alex Smith and his return could force the Redskins to jump into the quarterback market on draft day. Jones is a Smith clone as an athletic playmaker with enough arm strength and mobility to make plays inside and outside of the pocket.

Rank
16
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
2019
Montez Sweat
Mississippi State · EDGE

The Panthers have to find someone to replace Julius Peppers on the edge. Sweat is an explosive athlete with the speed and quickness to be a consistent 10-plus sack guy in the NFL.

Rank
17
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
2019
Andre Dillard
Washington State · T

John Dorsey is committed to building a fortress around Baker Mayfield to let him thrive as a playmaker from the pocket. Dillard might be the best pass protector in the 2019 class.

Rank
18
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
2019
Greg Little
Mississippi · T

The Vikings have to beef up the offensive line to help Kirk Cousins improve his play from the pocket. Little is a rock-solid edge blocker with Day 1-starter potential.

Rank
19
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
2019
Christian Wilkins
Clemson · DT

Mike Vrabel needs another playmaker on the frontline to help the Titans generate more sacks and pressures.

Rank
20
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
2019
Byron Murphy
Washington · CB

The Steelers need to find a young CB1 with playmaking skills. Murphy is a five-star player with outstanding skills on the island.

Rank
21
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
2019
Jaylon Ferguson
Louisiana Tech · EDGE

Whether or not the Seahawks keep impending free agent Frank Clark, they could still use another dominant pass rusher off the edge.

Rank
22
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
2019
DK Metcalf
Mississippi · WR

The Ravens are remaking their WR corps with tough guys on the perimeter who boast a combination of size, speed and playmaking ability. Metcalf would be a natural WR1 in an offense that features a vertical passing game to complement a forceful rushing attack.

Rank
23
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
2019
Noah Fant
Iowa · TE

The Texans need to add more weapons around Deshaun Watson to help him maximize his potential as a QB1. Adding an offensive lineman is a priority, but Fant's prowess in the passing game could be tough to bypass at this pick.

Rank
24
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2019
Josh Jacobs
Alabama · RB

Jon Gruden wants to build his offense around a high level quarterback and a rock-solid running game. Jacobs would give the Raiders an electric runner to feature in the game plan, which would alleviate some of the pressure on
Derek Carr's shoulders.

Rank
25
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
2019
Dexter Lawrence
Clemson · DT

Lawrence is a rugged nose tackle with the size and strength to erase runs between the guards while also collapsing the pocket with bull rushes on passing downs.

Rank
26
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
2019
Deandre Baker
Georgia · CB

The Jim Thorpe award winner would immediately upgrade the Colts' secondary. Speed is a question, but his instincts, awareness and takeaway skills make him a nice fit in the Colts' scheme.

Rank
27
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2019
Riley Ridley
Georgia · WR

Gruden loves skilled route runners at receiver. Ridley is a crafty technician with a knack for getting open and making tough catches in traffic.

Rank
28
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
2019
Devin Bush
Michigan · LB

Despite playing well with their seven-DB package, the Chargers need to find a sideline-to-sideline linebacker to fortify the front seven. Bush is an instinctive playmaker with range and solid tackling skills.

Rank
29
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
2019
Joejuan Williams
Vanderbilt · CB

A long, rangy corner with outstanding bump-and-run skills would upgrade the Chiefs' secondary.

Rank
30
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
2019
Irv Smith
Alabama · TE

New head coach Matt LaFleur needs to stockpile weapons around Aaron Rodgers to jump start the Packers' sagging offense. Smith has the size, speed and athleticism to create mismatches on the perimeter.

Rank
31
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
2019
Garrett Bradbury
N.C. State · C

The Rams need more athleticism and toughness along their frontline. Bradbury is a versatile interior blocker with the IQ and movement skills to shine at guard or center.

Rank
32
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
2019
Rock Ya-Sin
Temple · CB

Belichick loves hard-nosed players with versatile skills. Ya-Sin is a natural cover corner with the speed, quickness and instincts to slide inside as a nickel corner in sub-packages.

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