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
Kyler Murray
Arizona Cardinals · 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
Nick Bosa
San Francisco 49ers · 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
Josh Allen
Jacksonville Jaguars · 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
Ed Oliver
Buffalo Bills · 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
Quinnen Williams
New York Jets · 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
Jonah Williams
Cincinnati Bengals · 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
Jawaan Taylor
Jacksonville Jaguars · 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
T.J. Hockenson
Detroit Lions · 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
Noah Fant
Denver Broncos · 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
Devin White
Tampa Bay Buccaneers · 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
Devin Bush
Pittsburgh Steelers · 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
Marquise Brown
Baltimore Ravens · Junior

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
Cody Ford
Buffalo Bills · 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
Andre Dillard
Philadelphia Eagles · 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
Dwayne Haskins
Washington Redskins · 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
Montez Sweat
Washington Redskins · 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
Clelin Ferrell
Las Vegas Raiders · 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
Garrett Bradbury
Minnesota Vikings · 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
Christian Wilkins
Miami Dolphins · 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
Byron Murphy
Arizona Cardinals · 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
Rashan Gary
Green Bay Packers · 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
Erik McCoy
New Orleans Saints · 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
Greedy Williams
Cleveland Browns · 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
Josh Jacobs
Las Vegas Raiders · 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
Dexter Lawrence
New York Giants · 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
Jeffery Simmons
Tennessee Titans · 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
Brian Burns
Carolina Panthers · 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
Jerry Tillery
Los Angeles Chargers · 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
Johnathan Abram
Las Vegas Raiders · 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
Drew Lock
Denver Broncos · 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
Elgton Jenkins
Green Bay Packers · 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
Daniel Jones
New York Giants · 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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