Charley Casserly 2019 NFL mock draft 1.0: Three QBs in Round 1

With the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine (March 1-4 on NFL Network) just around the corner, here's my first mock for Round 1 of this year's draft.

Rank
1
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
2019
Nick Bosa
Ohio State · DE

The Cardinals add an explosive pass rusher to pair with Chandler Jones.

Rank
2
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
2019
Josh Allen
Kentucky · EDGE

The 49ers are in desperate need of an outside pass rusher.

Rank
3
New York Jets
New York Jets
2019
Rashan Gary
Michigan · DE

The Jets finally get the pass rusher they need.

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

Dominant vs. the run and can rush the passer. Williams is better than Ndamukong Suh was coming out of college.

Rank
5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2019
Clelin Ferrell
Clemson · DE

The Bucs need a pass rusher opposite Jason Pierre-Paul.

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

Spends a year (or less) learning behind Eli Manning. Big upside.

Rank
7
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
2019
Cody Ford
Oklahoma · G

I'm expecting the Jaguars to acquire a QB1 before the draft, but they'll select a QB here if they don't.

Rank
8
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
2019
T.J. Hockenson
Iowa · TE

DE and CB are also needs and Hockenson is a reach here, but so are any CBs or DEs at this spot, which is why I could see Detroit trading down.

Rank
9
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
2019
Christian Wilkins
Clemson · DT

The Bills also need an outside rusher, OT and WR, but they take the best D-lineman on the board here.

Rank
10
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
2019
Byron Murphy
Washington · CB

Versatile CB who can play press and man coverage.

Rank
11
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
2019
Greg Little
Mississippi · T

Little has good size and athletic ability. He can play left or right tackle for Cincinnati.

Rank
12
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
2019
Jonah Williams
Alabama · OT

Green Bay needs pass rushers, but protecting Aaron Rodgers takes priority.

Rank
13
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
2019
Kyler Murray
Oklahoma · QB

The Dolphins ignite their franchise and fan base by taking the best QB in the draft.

Rank
14
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
2019
Jawaan Taylor
Florida · T

Adding more protection for their franchise QB is the No. 1 offseason goal of the Falcons.

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

Excellent field vision, anticipation and accuracy. The future is now in Washington!

Rank
16
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
2019
Jachai Polite
Florida · EDGE

Polite broke out this past season as a pass rusher.

Rank
17
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
2019
Devin White
LSU · LB

Excellent instincts and athletic ability. Too good of a player to pass up here.

Rank
18
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
2019
Andre Dillard
Washington State · T

Athletic offensive lineman who can play left tackle or move inside to guard.

Rank
19
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
2019
Dexter Lawrence
Clemson · DT

They could use an interior O-lineman, but the top players at the position are already off the board. The decision comes down to a speedy WR vs. a DT, and they go with the latter.

Rank
20
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
2019
Deandre Baker
Georgia · CB

An ILB is a definite possibility here, too, but they go CB in this scenario.

Rank
21
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
2019
Montez Sweat
Mississippi State · EDGE

Shows the potential to be an excellent pass-rushing complement to Frank Clark, assuming Clark's retained. Sweat's a better athlete than Jadeveon Clowney was coming out of college.

Rank
22
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
2019
A.J. Brown
Mississippi · WR

The Ravens will need to add weapons for Lamar Jackson.

Rank
23
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
2019
Rock Ya-Sin
Temple · CB

Fast-rising CB who's excellent in press coverage.

Rank
24
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2019
Devin Bush
Michigan · LB

The Raiders add an undersized LB who is explosive and instinctive.

Rank
25
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
2019
Josh Jacobs
Alabama · RB

The Eagles solve their RB problem with the draft's top player at the position.

Rank
26
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
2019
Dre'Mont Jones
Ohio State · DT

Versatile defensive lineman who fits the athletic mold that Indy wants.

Rank
27
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2019
Trayvon Mullen
Clemson · CB

Good cover CB whose speed will play a big part in determining where he goes in the draft.

Rank
28
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
2019
Mack Wilson
Alabama · LB

The Chargers fill a major need on defense with this pick.

Rank
29
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
2019
Jerry Tillery
Notre Dame · DT

Best defensive player on the board at this point. Tillery can improve the Chiefs' pass rush.

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

Smith is the second-best tight end in the draft.

Rank
31
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
2019
Taylor Rapp
Washington · S

Rapp would be a nice addition if the Rams lose Lamarcus Joyner in free agency.

Rank
32
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
2019
Noah Fant
Iowa · TE

Fant becomes the third TE to go in Round 1, and the second one from Iowa. Is he Gronk's successor?

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