Bucky Brooks 2019 NFL mock draft 4.0: Packers, Patriots nab QB

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.

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

Pick
1
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray
Oklahoma · QB - Junior (RS)

Despite debating over Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams as foundation pieces on defense, the team decides to give Kliff Kingsbury his preferred franchise quarterback.

Pick
2
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
Nick Bosa
Ohio State · DE - Junior

The 49ers could field a dynamic edge-rushing duo with Bosa joining Dee Ford. (Not to mention, DeForest Buckner hunting from the inside.)

Pick
3
New York Jets
New York Jets
Josh Allen
Kentucky · EDGE - Senior

Gregg Williams would have all kinds of fun creating sack opportunities for Allen off the edge in an ultra-aggressive defense.

Pick
4
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Ed Oliver
Houston · DT - Junior

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.

Pick
5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Quinnen Williams
Alabama · DT - Sophomore (RS)

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.

Pick
6
New York Giants
New York Giants
Jonah Williams
Alabama · OT - Junior

The Giants show their undying commitment to Eli Manning by selecting a top-notch tackle prospect to protect the veteran quarterback.

Pick
7
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jawaan Taylor
Florida · T - Junior

Taylor would give the Jaguars a rugged edge blocker to help them get back to their run-heavy roots.

Pick
8
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
T.J. Hockenson
Iowa · TE - Sophomore (RS)

Bob Quinn can't go wrong selecting a rock-solid tight end considered to be the total package at the position.

Pick
9
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
Noah Fant
Iowa · TE - Junior

Adding an explosive flex tight end would give Josh Allen another weapon to target in the passing game.

Pick
10
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Devin White
LSU · LB - Junior

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.

Pick
11
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
Devin Bush
Michigan · LB - Junior

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.

Pick
12
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Marquise Brown
Oklahoma · WR

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.

Pick
13
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Cody Ford
Oklahoma · G - Junior (RS)

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.

Pick
14
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
Andre Dillard
Washington State · T - Senior (RS)

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.

Pick
15
Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
Dwayne Haskins
Ohio State · QB - Sophomore (RS)

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.

Pick
16
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
Montez Sweat
Mississippi State · EDGE - Senior

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.

Pick
17
New York Giants
New York Giants
Clelin Ferrell
Clemson · DE - Junior (RS)

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.

Pick
18
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
Garrett Bradbury
N.C. State · C - Senior (RS)

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.

Pick
19
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
Christian Wilkins
Clemson · DT - Senior

The versatility of the Clemson standout makes him an intriguing puzzle piece in the Titans' hybrid defense.

Pick
20
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Byron Murphy
Washington · CB - Sophomore (RS)

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.

Pick
21
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Rashan Gary
Michigan · DE - Junior

Pete Carroll can't resist an opportunity to groom an A-level athlete into a Pro Bowl-caliber player.

Pick
22
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
Erik McCoy
Texas A&M · C - Junior (RS)

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.

Pick
23
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
Greedy Williams
LSU · CB - Sophomore (RS)

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.

Pick
24
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Josh Jacobs
Alabama · RB - Junior

Gruden could view Jacobs as a Charlie Garner-like RB1 with the potential to upgrade the offense as a runner-receiver from the backfield.

Pick
25
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
Dexter Lawrence
Clemson · DT - Junior

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.

Pick
26
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
Jeffery Simmons
Mississippi State · DT - Junior

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.

Pick
27
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Brian Burns
Florida State · EDGE - Junior

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.

Pick
28
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
Jerry Tillery
Notre Dame · DT - Senior

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.

Pick
29
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Johnathan Abram
Mississippi State · S - Senior

The hard-hitting safety would fill the role occupied by Kam Chancellor during the "Legion of Boom" era.

Pick
30
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Drew Lock
Missouri · QB - Senior

The ultra-talented gunslinger would give the team a developmental prospect to groom behind Aaron Rodgers.

Pick
31
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
Elgton Jenkins
Mississippi State · C - Senior (RS)

The Rams upgrade their interior with the rugged Jenkins coming onboard near the end of Round 1.

Pick
32
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Daniel Jones
Duke · QB - Junior (RS)

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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