Three-round 2019 NFL mock draft 1.0: WR for Eagles in Round 2

My first mock of the year is a reflection of the draft stock for top-100-level prospects after the all-star game circuit and before the NFL Scouting Combine (March 1-4 on NFL Network).

Teams will set their own draft boards before heading to the combine so that they attach values to players before the athletic testing begins. While the combine results are an important part of the evaluation process, establishing a grade for players based on their game tape is key, lest those fast 40-yard dashes supersede what we've seen from guys during their college careers.

The 95 selections listed here (the Giants used their third-round selection on former Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft) take into account team needs prior to free agency, as well as the talent of the prospects. Free agency, which begins on March 13, will obviously alter the outlook for team needs.

Round 2

Pick
33
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
DK Metcalf
Mississippi · WR

School: Mississippi | Year: Sophomore (RS)

Metcalf is a top-10 talent, but the neck injury he suffered last season might concern teams (though he reportedly has
received full medical clearance).

Pick
34
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
Renell Wren
Arizona State · DT

School: Arizona State | Year: Senior (RS)

Wren is a potential first-rounder and GM Chris Ballard has said the Colts will always be looking to build up front on both sides of the ball.

Pick
35
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Riley Ridley
Georgia · WR

School: Georgia | Year: Junior

Riley Ridley doesn't get picked as high as his brother Calvin did in last year's draft (26th overall to the Falcons), but he'll still be an outstanding NFL receiver.

Pick
36
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
Devin Bush
Michigan · LB

School: Michigan | Year: Junior

Bush's lack of size might keep him out of the first round, but he'll be a longtime playmaker in the league.

Pick
37
New York Giants
New York Giants
Cody Ford
Oklahoma · G

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior (RS)

Ford can play guard or right tackle for the Giants.

Pick
38
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
Dre'Mont Jones
Ohio State · DT

School: Ohio State | Year: Junior (RS)

Jones could be a good fit inside if Jacksonville moves on from Marcell Dareus, who has a large cap number for 2019 ($10.58 million, per Over The Cap).

Pick
39
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tre Lamar
Clemson · LB

School: Clemson | Year: Junior

With some Bucs LBs ticketed for free agency, Lamar is a fit here.

Pick
40
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
Erik McCoy
Texas A&M · C

School: Texas A&M | Year: Junior (RS)

Improving the offensive line in front of Josh Allen should still be a priority, even after taking OT Jawaan Taylor in the first round. McCoy is as tough as they come in the middle.

Pick
41
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Julian Love
Notre Dame · CB

School: Notre Dame | Year: Junior

The Broncos could lose multiple cornerbacks in free agency, and Love can fill a void.

Pick
42
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
Noah Fant
Iowa · TE

School: Iowa | Year: Junior

Cincinnati needs more production at this position, and injury-prone TE Tyler Eifert is due to become a free agent.

Pick
43
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Parris Campbell
Ohio State · WR

School: Ohio State | Year: Senior (RS)

Campbell would be a nice foil for Kenny Golladay.

Pick
44
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Irv Smith
Alabama · TE

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

Jimmy Graham might be back in 2019, but the future is not so clear for impending free agents Lance Kendricks and Marcedes Lewis.

Pick
45
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
Chris Lindstrom
Boston College · G

School: Boston College | Year: Senior

Will the team bring back free agents-to-be Andy Levitre and Ben Garland?

Pick
46
Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team
N'Keal Harry
Arizona State · WR

School: Arizona State | Year: Junior

Harry's speed will be questioned until he runs at the NFL Scouting Combine; his strong hands will not.

Pick
47
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
Garrett Bradbury
N.C. State · C

School: N.C. State | Year: Senior (RS)

Longtime center Ryan Kalil is retiring, and Bradbury has a similar skill set.

Pick
48
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Charles Omenihu
Texas · DE

School: Texas | Year: Senior

Omenihu brings strength and agility to the edge for the Dolphins, who need to get younger on the D-line.

Pick
49
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
Zach Allen
Boston College · DE

School: Boston College | Year: Senior

Allen did not have a great Senior Bowl week, but still is a very good strong-side defender.

Pick
50
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
David Edwards
Wisconsin · T

School: Wisconsin | Year: Junior (RS)

Edwards has a chance to go higher than this pick, but Minnesota would love to add his strength to its line.

Pick
51
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
Brian Burns
Florida State · EDGE

School: Florida State | Year: Junior

Burns is lean, but possesses the bend to be an adept pass rusher for the Titans.

Pick
52
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Mack Wilson
Alabama · LB

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

Wilson's a good find for the middle of the Steelers' defense.

Pick
53
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
Deebo Samuel
South Carolina · WR

School: South Carolina | Year: Senior (RS)

The Eagles have a few decisions to make with their veteran receivers, and Samuel had a great week at the Senior Bowl.

Pick
54
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
Amani Oruwariye
Penn State · CB

School: Penn State | Year: Senior (RS)

CBs Kareem Jackson, Kayvon Webster and Shareece Wright are due to become free agents, and Kevin Johnson has missed significant time in each of the past three seasons.

Pick
55
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
Taylor Rapp
Washington · S

School: Washington | Year: Junior

The Texans might re-sign impending free agent Tyrann Mathieu, but Rapp would be a strong candidate to replace him if the need arises.

Pick
56
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Alize Mack
Notre Dame · TE

School: Notre Dame | Year: Junior (RS)

Mack would go higher in most years, but the depth in this TE group makes him a steal here.

Pick
57
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
Joe Jackson
Miami · DE

School: Miami | Year: Junior

Jackson's flown under the radar a bit because of Miami's lack of success in 2018, but he's a powerful edge rusher.

Pick
58
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
Jace Sternberger
Texas A&M · TE

School: Texas A&M | Year: Junior (RS)

Dak Prescott](/player/dakprescott/2555260/profile) missed Jason Witten in 2018. Dallas needs to add a tight end.

Pick
59
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
Joejuan Williams
Vanderbilt · CB

School: Vanderbilt | Year: Junior

Pierre Desi earned a big free-agent payday with his play this fall. Williams helps fill the void if the veteran leaves.

Pick
60
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
Jerry Tillery
Notre Dame · DT

School: Notre Dame | Year: Senior

The Chargers might be looking for a defensive tackle with Brandon Mebane, Damion Square and Darius Philon due to hit the market.

Pick
61
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Rock Ya-Sin
Temple · CB

School: Temple | Year: Senior

The remake of the Chiefs' secondary begins with a strong corner to play across from Kendall Fuller.

Pick
62
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
Isaac Nauta
Georgia · TE

School: Georgia | Year: Junior

Unless the Saints really like a quarterback here -- it's their only top-100 pick -- finding a tight end seems like a good idea, given the depth of the class.

Pick
63
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Juan Thornhill
Virginia · S

School: Virginia | Year: Senior

Now the Chiefs add a coverage safety to play with Eric Berry.

Pick
64
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Chase Winovich
Michigan · EDGE

School: Michigan | Year: Senior (RS)

A versatile, hard-nosed defender -- just as the Patriots like.

Follow Chad Reuter on Twitter @chad_reuter.

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