Charles Davis 2019 NFL mock draft 2.0: Bengals, Broncos go QB

With pro day season winding down, here's my second Round 1 mock of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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Pick
1
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
2019
Kyler Murray
Oklahoma · QB

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior (RS)

It feels like the momentum is all in favor of the ultra-talented playmaker taking his talents to the desert to pair with the alchemist known as new head coach Kliff Kingsbury and his high-scoring offensive scheme.

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

School: Ohio State | Year: Junior

While he will be announced as a defensive end on draft day, I fully expect this expert technician with a motor that redlines to do his share of damage as an inside rusher next to DeForest Buckner in sub packages.

Pick
3
New York Jets
New York Jets
2019
Josh Allen
Wyoming · QB

School: Kentucky | Year: Senior

There will be plenty of discussion by the Jets' brass about taking Alabama game wrecker Quinnen Williams here. However, they opt to add an edge rusher to team with inside force Leonard Williams.

Pick
4
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2019
Quinnen Williams
Alabama · DT

School: Alabama | Year: Sophomore (RS)

Joy in Raider Land! The team makeover continues with this force from 'Bama who will help set a new and more forceful tone for this defense.

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

School: LSU | Year: Junior

I still believe that Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat is a strong possibility here, but with former Bucs MLB Kwon Alexander now in San Francisco, Tampa Bay reloads with another LSU sideline-to-sideline speed merchant who thumps.

Pick
6
New York Giants
New York Giants
2019
Rashan Gary
Michigan · DE

School: Michigan | Year: Junior

Will the Giants take a QB here?! It's certainly possible, but Gary, who can also slide inside to defend the run and put pressure on the passer, is the selection here.

Pick
7
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
2019
Jawaan Taylor
Florida · T

School: Florida | Year: Junior

The Jags added their QB in free agency in Nick Foles. Now they want to protect him, and get RB Leonard Fournette back in form. Taylor moves people in the run game.

Pick
8
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
2019
Montez Sweat
Mississippi State · EDGE

School: Mississippi State | Year: Senior

The Lions can go in multiple directions here, but even after adding Trey Flowers in free agency, they opt for more edge speed and pressure by turning in the card for the Mississippi State All-America honoree.

Pick
9
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
2019
Josh Allen
Wyoming · QB

School: Iowa | Year: Junior

The Bills could easily go with an offensive lineman here, and it would make sense, even though they did spend some capital in that area in free agency. However, a young, developing QB like Josh Allen needs a TE who can become his go-to guy. I think Fant is the best TE in this draft.

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

School: Missouri | Year: Senior

I know John Elway recently said that trade acquisition Joe Flacco is not a stopgap at QB -- in fact, he said he thinks Flacco is entering his prime -- but when I watch Lock play, I see elements of what made Elway so incredible during his playing career. Perhaps Elway sees it, too.

Pick
11
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
2019
Dwayne Haskins
Ohio State · QB

School: Ohio State | Year: Sophomore (RS)

The Bengals recently said they will not extend QB Andy Dalton's contract before the 2019 season. So, the Bengals begin the chant "OH ... IO" and select their QB of the future from right down the road in Columbus.

Pick
12
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
2019
Ed Oliver
Houston · DT

School: Houston | Year: Junior

The Packers' D-line depth needs beefing up and this dynamic, upfield penetrator will pair nicely with ascending DT Kenny Clark.

Pick
13
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
2019
Clelin Ferrell
Clemson · DE

School: Clemson | Year: Junior (RS)

The impressive Ferrell brings power, speed and a culture of winning with him from Clemson. With the recent trade of Robert Quinn to the Cowboys, there's a big need at the position for Miami.

Pick
14
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
2019
Jonah Williams
Alabama · OT

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

Operation OL continues for the Falcons, and they will be very pleased to add this serious-minded All-America offensive tackle who might ultimately be best utilized inside at guard.

Pick
15
Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team
2019
Brian Burns
Florida State · EDGE

School: Florida State | Year: Junior

This is another spot where a QB discussion will take place, but after Washington added big men to the D-line in recent years (Jonathan Allen/Daron Payne), OLB Ryan Kerrigan will be excited to get another edge rusher in the mix.

Pick
16
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
2019
Andre Dillard
Washington State · T

School: Washington State | Year: Senior (RS)

The Panthers had to be eyeing Florida State edge rusher Brian Burns, but with Washington snatching him up, they opt to keep strengthening their O-line with this ace pass protector, and perhaps kick current LT Taylor Moton inside to guard.

Pick
17
New York Giants
New York Giants
2019
Daniel Jones
Duke · QB

School: Duke | Year: Junior (RS)

After the OBJ trade to Cleveland, Giants fans are anxious to see how their extra first-round pick is used. The future successor for QB Eli Manning is plucked from the same tree, as both Manning and Jones were coached by Duke's David Cutcliffe.

Pick
18
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
2019
T.J. Hockenson
Iowa · TE

School: Iowa | Year: Sophomore (RS)

Head coach Mike Zimmer has made no bones about it: He wants to run the football more frequently in 2019. The best blocking TE in the draft will help in a big way, and he can catch the ball well, too.

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

School: Clemson | Year: Senior

I have to believe that the Titans will also be in the market for an edge rusher, but Wilkins projects as an inside presence to be accounted for at the next level. He will add to the pressure up the gut that Pro Bowl DL Jurrell Casey provides.

Pick
20
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
2020 · 12-4-0
Byron Murphy
Washington · CB

School: Washington | Year: Sophomore (RS)

My favorite CB in the draft. I enjoy watching his cover skills and willingness to tackle on tape. I believe he has tremendous instincts, too.

Pick
21
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
2019
DK Metcalf
Mississippi · WR


School: Mississippi | Year: Sophomore (RS)

Russell Wilson has a pair of dynamic "water bugs" to throw to in Doug Baldwin coming off an offseason of surgeries and Tyler Lockett. How about adding what my colleague Daniel Jeremiah refers to as the "the human Batman suit" outside the numbers?

Pick
22
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
2020 · 11-5-0
Marquise Brown
Oklahoma · WR

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior

HOLLYWOOD! I know head coach John Harbaugh recently said he wanted WRs that are "rough and tough," but he will happily welcome Brown, who'll put the ball in the end zone for him after QB Lamar Jackson, and the run game, occupy the defense's attention.

Pick
23
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
2019
Cody Ford
Oklahoma · G

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior (RS)

O-line is a definite need here, and this Sooner offers versatility in that he can play tackle or guard. Many believe moving inside will be best for him.

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

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

When Jon Gruden's Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, one of their rallying cries was "Pound The Rock." This explosive runner can do that, and also catch the ball well out of the backfield. A new lead back is a must in Oakland.

Pick
25
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
2019
Devin Bush
Michigan · LB

School: Michigan | Year: Junior

LB Jordan Hicks ran the defense well in Philadelphia when he was healthy, but now with his move to Arizona, a new leader is tabbed by the Eagles. Bush can fly around the field to make plays.

Pick
26
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
2019
Dexter Lawrence
Clemson · DT

School: Clemson | Year: Junior

DT Denico Autry played the best football of his career in the second half of 2018. He will be excited to add the huge frame of Lawrence to the DL room. Plus, the Colts have to be prepared for the run-heavy teams/big backs in the AFC South ( Derrick Henry in Tennessee, Leonard Fournette in Jacksonville, Lamar Miller/ D'Onta Foreman in Houston).

Pick
27
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2020 · 8-8-0
Deandre Baker
Georgia · CB

School: Georgia | Year: Senior

One of the most competitive CBs on tape when the ball is in the air. He always demanded to cover the opposition's WR1 at UGA. Oakland will welcome that type of passion and gritty play in a defense that needs an infusion of both.

Pick
28
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
2019
Rock Ya-Sin
Temple · CB

School: Temple | Year: Senior

My first instinct was to put Washington safety Taylor Rapp here. I absolutely love him and might even end up regretting that I took him out of this mock, but the 40 time at his pro day may scare some teams off, even though I think his game translates to the next level. A couple other possibilities for this pick are a right tackle or defensive tackle, but ultimately, the Chargers go with a tough corner who will continue to fortify the secondary.

Pick
29
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
2019
Greedy Williams
LSU · CB

School: LSU | Year: Sophomore (RS)

Tremendous blend of size, speed and length with good ball skills. He will be counted on to start from the moment his name is called in Nashville.

Pick
30
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
2019
A.J. Brown
Mississippi · WR

School: Mississippi | Year: Junior

The Packers went big for WRs in the 2018 draft (selected three on Day 3) and got better play as the year unfolded from two of them ( Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown). TE will be a consideration here, but they have a lot of bodies on the roster at the position, and I expect Robert Tonyan to take a big step forward. A strong slot WR to replace Randall Cobb will make QB Aaron Rodgers happy.

Pick
31
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
2019
Jeffery Simmons
Mississippi State · DT

School: Mississippi State | Year: Junior

If he hadn't torn his ACL in February, I doubt he gets out of the top 10. With Ndamukong Suh likely leaving, another partner on the interior for All-World DT Aaron Donald is chosen. The Rams will be happy to wait a bit for him to be 100 percent before turning him loose.

Pick
32
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
2019
Dalton Risner
Kansas State · T

School: Kansas State | Year: Senior (RS)

Yes, Gronk has left the building, and the TE position looks particularly bereft for the Patriots, but when has New England done exactly as predicted? The O-line gets great help with Risner, who can plug in and play well from Day 1. He played center, guard and tackle at K-State, and I love his overall backstory/makeup/consistently excellent play.

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