The 2019 NFL Draft is just days away, and while there is plenty of chatter (and conversational evidence) that five (?!) QBs might be taken Thursday night in Nashville, I'm not totally convinced. We will all know by Round 1's end on April 25. But for now, here's how I see things shaking out.
Plenty of chatter that the Cardinals will now NOT take this terrific playmaker with the top choice, and may trade the selection. I believe they will weigh their options, but ultimately stay at No. 1 overall, moving forward with an innovative rookie head coach and a do-everything rookie QB.
Big-time pass rusher off the edge who can move inside in sub packages, too. Bosa LOVES the game and plays each snap accordingly.
With new coordinator Todd Bowles overhauling the defense, the Bucs can't turn down the best inside linebacker in the draft.
The Jags want to get back to running the ball and throwing off of play-action -- a formula that led them to an AFC title game in 2017. This fierce Gator helps achieve that in a big way.
People keep talking about his size being an issue, but the Lions envision his quickness and skills wreaking havoc in the pocket.
This could easily be a top offensive lineman in order to protect young quarterback Josh Allen, but the top tight end on many boards would also protect Allen, both by blocking (mauler) and in the passing game (excellent receiver).
John Elway can't resist this big-armed thrower who improved greatly in his last year at Mizzou. Lock will get a chance to learn behind Joe Flacco for a season or more before inheriting the QB1 job.
Williams was a skilled left tackle in college and he can stay in that spot in the NFL. I like him better inside at guard, but wherever he plays, he'll start from Day 1.
Brass will address the team's biggest need, helping the O-line with the All-American from Oklahoma, who can play tackle or move inside to guard.
While no one likes to wait to unwrap their presents, Simmons' rehab from ACL surgery will require some patience. But once he's 100%, he will pair well with DL Jurrell Casey. A top-10 value in my book.
The buzz on this Steelers pick is that they're likely to go CB. The question is, which one? In this case, it's the lengthy guy from the Bayou, who possesses great speed and excellent ball skills.
Head coach John Harbaugh wants a " tough guy" at WR. He won't mind a blazer who will bring a little "Hollywood" to the "Charm City."
A lead runner is a big-time need in Oakland. In Jon Gruden's offense, Jacobs can be his new "Charlie Garner," a terrific combo back who creates big plays in the run and pass games.
The defensive front gets the call here, and fits a need, too. Division rivals Tennessee, Jacksonville and Houston all like to run the ball, and with big, powerful backs. Lawrence ups the power ratio to combat those attacks.
The Seahawks continue to build a new Legion of Boom. Baker will likely be upset that other CBs were drafted before him, but he can use that as continued motivation. He's a true competitor who contests every ball in his area, and that feistiness will be very familiar to Seattle fans.
The Packers cannot believe their incredible fortune that this outstanding defender lasted this long in the first round, as he could have easily been a top-15 pick.
John Sullivan performed very well in the pivot, but the Rams declined his contract option for 2019. Second-year player Brian Allen is currently penciled in to start, but that could change if Bradbury is available at No. 31. If L.A. wants defense, DT Jerry Tillery could work well next to Aaron Donald, and would allow the best defender in the league to continue to destroy offenses without being overly occupied by offensive linemen.
The Patriots could easily trade this pick to a QB-needy team that wants to jump back into Round 1, but if New England stays put here, Risner could be the franchise's next Logan Mankins. Versatile, and accomplished, he can play tackle, guard or center.