Daniel Jeremiah mock draft 1.0: Kyler Murray lands with Patriots

We have a full view of the 2019 NFL Draft class now that the league has released the list of underclassmen that have been granted early entry. Of course, this means Mock Draft Season is upon us! With 97 days until the real draft, here's the first iteration of how I could see the opening round unfolding.

NOTE: The order for this mock was updated following the results of Championship Sunday and the Super Bowl.

Pick
1
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Nick Bosa
Ohio State · DE

School: Ohio State | Year: Junior

Bosa is a polished pass rusher and he'll excel opposite Chandler Jones.

Pick
2
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
Rashan Gary
Michigan · DE

School: Michigan | Year: Junior

Gary has the size of a defensive tackle but the skill set to play on the edge. He'll give the 49ers one of the best young D-lines in the NFL.

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

School: Kentucky | Year: Senior

The Jets need to address the O-line, but Allen will be too tempting to pass up. He's a bendy edge rusher with excellent production.

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

School: Alabama | Year: Sophomore (RS)

The Raiders are desperate for pass rushers. Williams offers tremendous upside in that department and dominates against the run.

Pick
5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Josh Jacobs
Alabama · RB

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

The Bucs didn't see any return on their investment in Ronald Jones, a second-round pick last year. Jacobs is a dynamic player with ideal toughness.

Pick
6
New York Giants
New York Giants
Dwayne Haskins
Ohio State · QB

School: Ohio State | Year: Sophomore (RS)

Haskins lacks the ideal mobility, but he's a pure pocket passer with excellent arm strength and accuracy.

Pick
7
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jeffery Simmons
Mississippi State · DT

School: Mississippi State | Year: Junior

I wouldn't be surprised if Simmons were to go earlier than this spot. Teams are buzzing about his talent.

Pick
8
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
T.J. Hockenson
Iowa · TE

School: Iowa | Year: Sophomore (RS)

This might be a little early for Hockenson, but he fits the physical identity the Lions have been attempting to build.

Pick
9
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
Jawaan Taylor
Florida · T

School: Florida | Year: Junior

Taylor could start at right tackle or either of the guard spots. He is a powerful run blocker with the agility to hold up in pass protection.

Pick
10
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Devin White
LSU · LB

School: LSU | Year: Junior

White is the ideal modern linebacker. He can run, cover and blitz.

Pick
11
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
Cody Ford
Oklahoma · G

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior (RS)

The Bengals need to upgrade their offensive line, and Ford offers the flexibility to play inside or outside.

Pick
12
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Clelin Ferrell
Clemson · DE

School: Clemson | Year: Junior (RS)

Ferrell is an overachiever with excellent production and effort. The Packers need to add some punch to their edge rush.

Pick
13
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Daniel Jones
Duke · QB

School: Duke | Year: Junior (RS)

The Dolphins have a bunch of needs to fill and could go in myriad directions. However, finding the quarterback of the future is right at the top of the list.

Pick
14
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
Ed Oliver
Houston · DT

School: Houston | Year: Junior

Oliver is a perfect fit in this scheme and he'd be a terror in the NFC South.

Pick
15
Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team
Marquise Brown
Oklahoma · WR

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior

The Redskins need to sort out the QB situation following Alex Smith's injury. If they address that need in free agency, Brown will be a tempting option with this pick.

Pick
16
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
Greedy Williams
LSU · CB

School: LSU | Year: Sophomore (RS)

Williams' play was up and down in the fall, but the Panthers hit on an LSU cornerback in last year's draft (Donte Jackson) and they might double down this spring.

Pick
17
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
Andre Dillard
Washington State · T

School: Washington State | Year: Senior (RS)

I believe Dillard is the top left tackle prospect in the draft and his pass-protecting prowess is just what Baker Mayfield needs.

Pick
18
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
Jonah Williams
Alabama · OT

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

Williams is a solid offensive tackle prospect, but I believe he has All-Pro potential at guard. The Vikings need to address the O-line this offseason.

Pick
19
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
DK Metcalf
Mississippi · WR

School: Mississippi | Year: Sophomore (RS)

Metcalf has a rare blend of size and speed. He'd be the perfect partner for Corey Davis.

Pick
20
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Devin Bush
Michigan · LB

School: Michigan | Year: Junior

Bush has outstanding play speed and he fills a need for the Steelers' defense.

Pick
21
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Montez Sweat
Mississippi State · EDGE

School: Mississippi State | Year: Senior

The Seahawks need to find a complementary pass rusher for Frank Clark, whom I expect to be back in Seattle next season even though he's due to become a free agent this offseason. Sweat has outstanding length, burst and production.

Pick
22
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
Nasir Adderley
Delaware · S

School: Delaware | Year: Senior

Adderley is a perfect fit to take over for Eric Weddle, whether that transition takes place this year or next year. Weddle has one year left on his contract and recently said he'll either play for the Ravens in 2019 or retire if the team decides to move on without him. Adderley offers a similar skill set and toughness.

Pick
23
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
Deandre Baker
Georgia · CB

School: Georgia | Year: Senior

Baker is a competitive cornerback with the versatility to fit in any scheme.

Pick
24
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Jaylon Ferguson
Louisiana Tech · EDGE

School: Louisiana Tech | Year: Senior (RS)

Ferguson has some stiffness, but his length, power and production will be very appealing to a team in need of edge rushers.

Pick
25
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
Christian Wilkins
Clemson · DT

School: Clemson | Year: Senior

This would be the steal of the draft for the Eagles. Wilkins is a top-10 talent.

Pick
26
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
Johnathan Abram
Mississippi State · S

School: Mississippi State | Year: Senior

Abram is one of my favorite players in the draft. He fits what the Colts are building on defense.

Pick
27
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Trayvon Mullen
Clemson · CB

School: Clemson | Year: Junior

It would be a surprise if the Raiders used all three of their first-round picks on defensive players, but it might be wise to fix one side of the ball before addressing the other.

Pick
28
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
Mack Wilson
Alabama · LB

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

The Chargers need to get better at the linebacker position and Wilson is a true three-down player.

Pick
29
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Byron Murphy
Washington · CB

School: Washington | Year: Sophomore (RS)

The Chiefs are set on offense, but they need to add some playmakers to the back end of their defense.

Pick
30
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Noah Fant
Iowa · TE

School: Iowa | Year: Junior

Fant is an athletic freak and would be a nice complement to the young WR corps in Green Bay. Jimmy Graham isn't the long-term answer at the position.

Pick
31
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
Dexter Lawrence
Clemson · DT

School: Clemson | Year: Junior

The Rams might need someone to replace Ndamukong Suh, who's due to become a free agent this offseason. Lawrence has a very similar skill set and playing style.

Pick
32
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Kyler Murray
Oklahoma · QB

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior (RS)

Murray is the ultimate wild card in this draft. The Patriots need to find the heir apparent to Tom Brady and Murray could contribute while Brady is still playing.

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