2019 NFL Mock Draft
On the eve of the NFL Draft, Dom Murtha goes pick by pick, selecting prospects for each NFL team in the first round. Plenty of trades are projected, along with full pick analysis and twitter tidbits.
| 1 | Oakland Raiders (PROJECTED TRADE: ARZ receives 2019 4th, 24th, and 2020 1st rounder from CHI; OAK receives 2019 1st overall)
Kyler Murray | QB | Oklahoma |
It’s an unpopular opinion, but let’s have some fun with this… It is no secret that Jon Gruden loves him some Kyler Murray and it showed at his individual Raiders workout. It is also no secret that Jon Gruden is a quarterback coach and desperately wants
| 2 | San Francisco 49ers
Surprisingly, nothing much changes for the Niners after that huge move at number one overall. All along, San Francisco has believed that they would have their pick of the litter in terms of the best player in the draft because number one was going to be a quarterback anyway. They just had to decide who that guy was… Ultimately they choose to go
| 3 | New York Jets
Nick Bosa | DE | Ohio State | JR | 6-foot-4 | 266 lbs.
What a scenario, as the Jets get the most skilled player in the draft falling into their laps at number three. While Bosa has some serious health concerns, he has NFL bloodlines and some serious collegiate production and tape to go along with it. Current rumors have the Jets remaining a 3-4 defense, despite the addition of Gregg Williams as the defensive coordinator, however the addition of
| 4 | Arizona Cardinals (PROJECTED TRADE: ARZ receives 2019 4th, 24th, and 2020 1st rounder from CHI; OAK receives 2019 1st overall)
Ed Oliver | DT | Houston | JR | 6-foot-2 | 287 lbs.
| 5 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Devin White | LB | LSU | JR | 6-foot | 237 lbs.
Some believe that the Buccaneers may be inclined to take a quarterback here, and while that would make sense considering the fact that
| 6 | New York Giants
Josh Allen | OLB | Kentucky | JR | 6-foot-5 | 252 lbs.
Logic would tell you that the Giants should be taking a quarterback here, but all reports are pointing to the contrary. The same narrative held true last draft when the Giants should have taken Sam Darnold
| 7 | Jacksonville Jaguars
Most mocks have Florida OT Jawaan Taylor slotted to Jacksonville here, but when you are picking this high, it is more about taking the best player available rather than actual team need. Make no
| 8 | Washington Redskins (PROJECTED TRADE: DET receives 2019 15th, 46th overall; WAS receives 2019 8th overall)
Dwayne Haskins | QB | Ohio State |
Seven years ago, the Redskins received a cataclysmic blow to their franchise when they took Robert Griffin III second overall. After a tenure that ended in disaster, the scar finally appears to be healing, allowing Washington to be ready to get hurt again. That phrase is used tongue-in-cheek here as people tend to do when they are ready to get back out in the dating pool. For the Redskins, they are ready to draft a quarterback in the top-10 again. In this scenario, they have to trade up from 15 in order to make sure they can get ahead of quarterback needy teams like the Broncos, the Bengals, the Dolphins, or even the Giants who may want to trade up from 17. In a lot of ways, Haskins is everything Griffin was not. Griffin was ultra-athletic, Haskins is a pocket passer, Griffin didn't have the highest IQ, Haskins is likely the most intelligent quarterback in the class. Featuring one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, the Redskins seem prepared to protect one of the better young pocket passers to come along in a while, and they won’t have to give up too much to get him… Aside from leading the nation in yards and passing touchdowns last season, here’s the level of intelligence that young Mr. Haskins brings to the table…
Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) April 19, 2019
| 9 | Buffalo Bills
Jonah Williams | OL | Alabama | JR | 6-foot-4 | 302 lbs.
The Bills could very well trade out of this spot, especially considering their top targets Quinnen Williams, T.J.
| 10 | Denver Broncos
Drew Lock | QB | Missouri | SR | 6-foot-4 | 228 lbs.
Raise your hand if you think the Broncos are comfortable entering the season with Joe Flacco
| 11 | New York Giants (PROJECTED TRADE: CIN receives 2019 17th 104th overall, and 2020 2nd round pick; NYG receives 2019 11th overall)
Daniel Jones | QB | Duke |
While the Bengals may have had aspirations of getting themselves a franchise quarterback
Few have Daniel Jones going this high, but because of the rumors going around about the Giants love for this kid, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them trade up for him. This
In Jones, the Giants finally get a potential successor to Eli Manning
| 12 | Green Bay Packers
Devin Bush | LB | Michigan | JR | 5-foot-11 | 234 lbs.
This one was a tough debate because the Packers can go in a lot of directions. Their obvious need is at inside linebacker,
| 13 | Miami Dolphins
Surprisingly, the Dolphins would probably be happy with this outcome thus far, despite the fact that they may be one of the most quarterback needy teams in the league right now. Every report out there suggests that they are more than content waiting until next year for their franchise signal caller, and are prepared to take the best player available. Sweat is a twitched up edge player who had maybe the most dominating combine performance since Jadeveon Clowney
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 19, 2019
MontezSweat’s heart condition has been discussed extensively by NFL teams and their medical staffs. Yes, he’s been off some draft boards, but for other teams, it’d be a matter of taking precautions. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/DuWdNgM2Tt
| 14 | Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons would seriously consider Florida State’s Brian Burns here, but with their
| 15 | Detroit Lions (PROJECTED TRADE: DET receives 2019 15th, 46th overall; WAS receives 2019 8th overall)
Greedy Williams | CB | LSU | JR | 6-foot-2 | 185 lbs.
The Lions felt comfortable trading out of the top-10 because they were confident that the guy they wanted all along would be waiting for them at 15. Greedy has a bad ass name and is probably the most talented corner in the draft. The Lions on the other hand, are desperately in need of an upgrade over the formerly
| 16 | Carolina Panthers
Brian Burns | DE | Florida State | JR | 6-foot-5 | 249 lbs.
The Panthers roster is pretty solid overall… aside from their glaring need for edge pressure. Burns comes in an immediately gives them a twitched up speed presence coming from the outside, only strengthening the interior pass rush that they already get from Dontari Poe and Kawann Short
| 17 | Cincinnati Bengals (PROJECTED TRADE: CIN receives 2019 17th 104th overall, and 2020 2nd round pick; NYG receives 2019 11th overall)
Rashaan Gary | DE | Michigan | JR | 6-foot-4 | 277 lbs.
The Bengals likely traded out of their original spot thinking that they would just take the best offensive tackle available, however they had no clue that a top-10 potential pass rusher would be still lingering out on the board. Gary has insane talent and even some positional versatility, but injury concerns and lack of collegiate production have allowed him to
| 18 | Minnesota Vikings
Andre Dillard | OT | Washington State |
Dillard is widely regarded as the best pass blocker in the draft and the only true plug-and-play left tackle in the class. Most Vikings fans and beat writers alike are on the “give me linemen or give me death” bandwagon for this first round, so we will
Rick Spielman’s wife shares the angst of Vikings fans regarding the offensive line. According to Rick, she told— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) April 23, 2019
him “If you draft another corner (in the first round), don’t come home.”
| 19 | Tennessee Titans
Dexter Lawrence | DT | Clemson | JR | 6-foot-4 | 342 lbs.
The Titans will be looking to add to their interior defensive line, particularly they will want to bring in a bigger bodied one tech to take away some of the attention from their star defensive tackle,
| 20 | Pittsburgh Steelers
Byron Murphy | CB | Washington |
The Steelers could make the splashy move here and try to replace Antonio Brown with the physical freak that is D.K. Metcalf,
| 21 | Seattle Seahawks
D.K. Metcalf | WR | Ole Miss |
After acquiring a second first round pick on Tuesday in the Frank Clark trade, the Seahawks
| 22 | Baltimore Ravens
Garrett Bradbury | C | N.C. State |
The Ravens just missed the chance to grab themselves a potentially game breaking
| 23 | Houston Texans
Cody Ford | OT | Oklahoma |
Deshaun Watson was sacked a league 62 times last season. That just cannot continue. Cody Ford is
| 24 | Arizona Cardinals (PROJECTED TRADE: ARZ receives 2019 4th, 24th, and 2020 1st rounder from CHI; OAK receives 2019 1st overall)
Rock Ya-Sin | CB | Temple | SR | 6-foot | 192 lbs.
The Cards have a lot of needs, but after the social media blow up from Patrick Peterson (called out Cardinals organization and took the team’s name out of all of his social media bio), let’s stir the pot and give them a first round cornerback here.
| 25 | Philadelphia Eagles
Greg Little | OT | Ole Miss | JR | 6-foot-5 | 310 lbs.
I’ve been saying it for years, but Jason Peters is done. It seems like he’s hurt every year now and even when he plays, he’s not that formidable. Little has the size and technique to be
| 26 | Indianapolis Colts
Christian Wilkins | DT | Clemson | SR | 6-foot-3 | 315 lbs.
Wilkins appears to be the biggest “
| 27 | Oakland Raiders (from Dallas)
If trading up to number one to get their future franchise quarterback
| 28 | Los Angeles Chargers
Dalton Risner | OT | Kansas State |
The Chargers could go in a variety of directions here, quarterback of the future included, but after being mostly wiped out at that position, how about they go and grab a plug-and-play starter at right tackle? While many are concerned about Risner’s perceived lack of length and athletic ability to play right tackle in the NFL, keep in mind that Joe Thomas had some of the shortest arms of any starting tackle during his day, yet he will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio in short order. In the
| 29 | Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City)
Jerry Tillery | DL | Notre Dame | SR | 6-foot-6 | 295 lbs.
Tillery is certainly a projection and traits player, but the Seahawks have just the coaching staff prepared to take on his immense potential. I’m not going to lie and say that he’s the safest player in the draft, and quite
| 30 | Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans)
Noah Fant | TE | Iowa | JR | 6-foot-4 | 249 lbs.
After getting the linebacker they needed at 12, the Packers are benefited with the opportunity to take a luxury pick in Fant at 30th overall…
Yes, you read that correctly, Fant would in fact be the second tight end from Iowa to be picked in the first round, which, yes, would be a first in NFL history. While Hockenson is more of the physical and bruising type, Fant better fits the mold of the modern mismatch tight end. Many would argue that Jimmy Graham is the best of all-time fitting that archetype, therefore he would likely be a good mentor for Fant early on in his career.
| 31 | Los Angeles Rams
Erik McCoy | C | Texas A&M |
It was really tempting to slot the Rams – a team with everything – a
| 32 | New England Patriots
Jeffery Simmons | DT | Mississippi State | JR | 6-foot-4 | 301 lbs.
If the Rams don’t take a chance on Simmons at 31, the Patriots are almost certainly going to, as they did almost very same thing with last year’s first round pick Isaiah Wynn
Todd McShay: "I think Jeffery Simmons is one of the five best football players in this draft. He's in the same range as Nick— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) April 22, 2019
Bosa, Josh Allen ,Quinnen Williams, Devin White... I believe he's going to be a first round pick."