Lance Zierlein 2019 NFL mock draft 3.0: Raiders give offense jolt

It's Draft Day! Here's my final mock of the first round.

Pick
1
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray
Oklahoma · QB - Junior (RS)

There has been a lot of talk about whether or not Murray will be the pick, but I expect Arizona to select the former Sooner.

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

One of the prospects with the highest floors goes to a team that continues to make big investments in its defensive line.

Pick
3
New York Jets
New York Jets
Quinnen Williams
Alabama · DT - Sophomore (RS)

The Jets could try to trade down, but with no takers on a swap, they pick my top-rated prospect of 2019.

Pick
4
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Ed Oliver
Houston · DT - Junior

This might be a bit of a surprise to some, but it's believed the Raiders carry a high grade on the explosive interior penetrator.

Pick
5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Devin White
LSU · LB - Junior

This one should come down to White vs. Josh Allen. We'll go with the alpha linebacker in this scenario.

Pick
6
New York Giants
New York Giants
Josh Allen
Kentucky · EDGE - Senior

The Giants could be looking to scoop up either Devin White or Allen if one of them falls to sixth. Of course, there is the possibility of a QB going here, too.

Pick
7
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jawaan Taylor
Florida · T - Junior

Tough call here between T.J. Hockenson and Taylor, but Taylor is physical and will get the running game cranked up.

Pick
8
Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
Dwayne Haskins
Ohio State · QB - Sophomore (RS)

PROJECTED TRADE WITH LIONS. I'm hearing the Lions want to move out and the Redskins want Haskins. So, this trade would make plenty of sense.

Pick
9
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
T.J. Hockenson
Iowa · TE - Sophomore (RS)

The Bills would be very happy to see Hockenson fall to them here. If he's gone, then Jonah Williams could be the guy.

Pick
10
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Devin Bush
Michigan · LB - Junior

The Broncos are a tough read, but they have an opening at inside linebacker and this is a weak class outside of the top two prospects at the position (Bush and Devin White).

Pick
11
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
Montez Sweat
Mississippi State · EDGE - Senior

Don't sleep on this possibility. The Bengals could use more edge rush and did their homework on Sweat.

Pick
12
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Andre Dillard
Washington State · T - Senior (RS)

The Packers could go in a number of directions here, but ultimately may ask Dillard to slide to the right side to help protect Aaron Rodgers.

Pick
13
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Christian Wilkins
Clemson · DT - Senior

The Dolphins' defensive line coach (Marion Hobby) coached Wilkins during his first two seasons at Clemson. This could be an easy sell.

Pick
14
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
Jonah Williams
Alabama · OT - Junior

Williams offers versatility up front and would help open up running lanes for Atlanta's offense.

Pick
15
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Clelin Ferrell
Clemson · DE - Junior (RS)

PROJECTED TRADE WITH REDSKINS. The Lions could use another defender off the edge, and Ferrell fits the mold of the players Matt Patricia worked with in New England at DE.

Pick
16
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
Rashan Gary
Michigan · DE - Junior

The labral tear in his shoulder causes him to slide, but not beyond the edge-needy Panthers.

Pick
17
New York Giants
New York Giants
Daniel Jones
Duke · QB - Junior (RS)

The Giants get their quarterback of the future.

Pick
18
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
Cody Ford
Oklahoma · G - Junior (RS)

The Vikings could see Ford as a tackle/guard prospect who offers additional value because of his flexibility.

Pick
19
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
Brian Burns
Florida State · EDGE - Junior

The Titans take an edge burner who can attack division-rival QBs Deshaun WatsonAndrew Luck and Nick Foles.

Pick
20
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Greedy Williams
LSU · CB - Sophomore (RS)

The Steelers could go in a number of directions -- even at CB -- but I'll take the best of the bunch here.

Pick
21
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
DK Metcalf
Mississippi · WR - Sophomore (RS)

Seattle has love for height-weight-speed prospects and happens to have a need for those traits at outside receiver.

Pick
22
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
Garrett Bradbury
N.C. State · C - Senior (RS)

Landing Bradbury might be a perfect scenario for an offense that needs to upgrade its interior blocking.

Pick
23
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
Greg Little
Mississippi · T - Junior

The Texans need help at both cornerback and offensive tackle. This is a difficult choice, but let's take one of the few true left tackles in this draft.

Pick
24
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Josh Jacobs
Alabama · RB - Junior

With Marshawn Lynch out of Oakland's plans, this might be an easy card for the Raiders to run up to the podium.

Pick
25
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
Darnell Savage
Maryland · S - Senior

The Maryland ballhawk has been a red-hot name in scouting circles of late, and the Eagles could take him to invigorate the back end.

Pick
26
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
Jeffery Simmons
Mississippi State · DT - Junior

Colts GM Chris Ballard loves drafting trench players. He also believes in patience, which will be needed with Simmons, who suffered an ACL tear in February. Indy steals one of the best players in the draft here.

Pick
27
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Marquise Brown
Oklahoma · WR - Junior

"Hollywood" is smaller (5-foot-9, 166 pounds) than some teams would like, but he's also able to attack all three levels of the field.

Pick
28
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
Byron Murphy
Washington · CB - Sophomore (RS)

Murphy measured under 6-feet tall and didn't run an impressive 40-yard dash (4.55 seconds) at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he is extremely instinctive and as tough as you want them at corner.

Pick
29
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Dexter Lawrence
Clemson · DT - Junior

Lawrence is still raw, but has elite size and potential.

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

While the Packers need a wide receiver, Fant might be too tough to pass up. He's basically a big receiver in the slot.

Pick
31
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
Chris Lindstrom
Boston College · G - Senior

Hard-nosed grinder who can thrive in a variety of run schemes.

Pick
32
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Drew Lock
Missouri · QB - Senior

New England could try to trade this pick, but with so much draft capital (league-high 12 total picks), the Patriots have the luxury of spending this selection on the heir apparent to Tom Brady.

To see every draft pick each team holds in the 2019 NFL Draft, click here.

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