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
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Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray
Arizona Cardinals · 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
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Nick Bosa
Nick Bosa
San Francisco 49ers · 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
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Quinnen Williams
Quinnen Williams
New York Jets · 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
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Ed Oliver
Ed Oliver
Buffalo Bills · 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
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Devin White
Devin White
Tampa Bay Buccaneers · 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
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Josh Allen
Josh Allen
Jacksonville Jaguars · 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
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Jawaan Taylor
Jawaan Taylor
Jacksonville Jaguars · 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
Dwayne Haskins
Washington Redskins · 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
T.J. Hockenson
Detroit Lions · Sophmore (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
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Devin Bush
Devin Bush
Pittsburgh Steelers · 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
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Montez Sweat
Montez Sweat
Washington Redskins · 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
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Andre Dillard
Andre Dillard
Philadelphia Eagles · 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
Christian Wilkins
Miami Dolphins · 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
Jonah Williams
Cincinnati Bengals · Junior

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

Pick
15
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
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Clelin Ferrell
Clelin Ferrell
Las Vegas Raiders · 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
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Rashan Gary
Rashan Gary
Green Bay Packers · 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
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Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones
New York Giants · Junior (RS)

The Giants get their quarterback of the future.

Pick
18
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
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Cody Ford
Cody Ford
Buffalo Bills · 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
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Brian Burns
Brian Burns
Carolina Panthers · 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
Greedy Williams
Cleveland Browns · 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
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DK Metcalf
DK Metcalf
Seattle Seahawks · 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
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Garrett Bradbury
Garrett Bradbury
Minnesota Vikings · 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
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Greg Little
Greg Little
Carolina Panthers · 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
Josh Jacobs
Las Vegas Raiders · 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
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Darnell Savage
Darnell Savage
Green Bay Packers · 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
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Jeffery Simmons
Jeffery Simmons
Tennessee Titans · 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
Marquise Brown
Baltimore Ravens · 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
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Byron Murphy
Byron Murphy
Arizona Cardinals · 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
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Dexter Lawrence
Dexter Lawrence
New York Giants · Junior

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

Pick
30
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
·
Noah Fant
Noah Fant
Denver Broncos · 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
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Chris Lindstrom
Chris Lindstrom
Atlanta Falcons · Senior

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

Pick
32
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
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Drew Lock
Drew Lock
Denver Broncos · 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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