NFL Draft 2019: First-round mock

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No.1 Arizona Cardinals

QB Kyler Murray

With the Cardinals taking Murray at No.1, they are going all in with arguably the most dynamic player in this draft. Murray also has ties to head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who recruited him in college. He should uplift Arizona’s organization and get them back on track.

No.2 San Francisco 49ers

DE Nick Bosa

Bosa is the best non-quarterback in this draft, and the 49ers cannot pass on his freakish ability. He’s the safest pick in the draft when it comes to projecting productivity in the NFL. The paring of Bosa, Dee Ford and Deforest Buckner will be a pretty solid defensive front.

N.3 New York Jets

DE Josh Allen

Allen’s projection in the NFL strictly depends on how he’ll be used by the team that selects him. In college he rushed the quarterback off the edge, but also dropped back in coverage nearly 20% of the time. With that being said, he still recorded 17 sacks last season at Kentucky.

No.4 Oakland Raiders

DT Quinnen Williams

Williams has the biggest upside of any prospect in this draft. He’s been compared to Aaron Donald throughout the draft process, which shows how insane his upside can turn out to be. He will contribute immensely to Oakland defensive line by helping them get the pass rush they lacked last season.

No.5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

LB Devin White

White is without a doubt the best linebacker in the draft, and his sideline-to-sideline speed speaks for itself. He can cover linebackers and tight ends quite well. White plays with an aggressive motor, who is constantly around the football.

No.6 New York Giants

QB Dwayne Haskins

Haskins can sling the rock with the best of them. He isn’t very mobile, but that shouldn’t interfere with his transition into the NFL. He posted a 50 touchdowns season in the Big Ten and projects as a quality pocket passer at the next level.

No.7 Jacksonville Jaguars

OT Jawaan Taylor

Taylor will be the first offensive lineman taken in the draft. He excels in pass blocking situations, and has a nice skill set of length and power. He can work on his hand usage, but should be a solid NFL starter.

No.8 Detroit Lions

DT Ed Oliver

At one point Oliver was considered the top pick in the draft. He still can develop into the best player in the draft, with his immense speed for an interior defensive lineman. He has an incredible burst off the line, and a quality bend to shed defenders in order to get into the backfield.

No.9 Buffalo Bills

WR D.K. Metcalf

Metcalf has all the tools to be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. His speed, strength, and footwork are top-notch, where he shouldn’t have any issues getting open in the NFL.

No.10 Denver Broncos

TE T.J. Hockenson

Hockenson is arguably the most complete player in the draft. He has all the tools, where he can block, run, catch and is extremely athletic. The Broncos have been hunting for their tight end for a couple of years now, and by drafting Hockenson they get their guy.

No.11 Cincinatti Bengals

OT Andre Dillard

Dillard is the most athletic offensive lineman in the draft, who excels in pass and run blocking. The Bengals can use an upgrade at tackle, giving Dalton more protection and improving the running game.

No.12 Green Bay Packers

OT Jonah Williams

The Packers could use an upgrade in the offensive line, allowing Aaron Rodgers to get outside the pocket and extend plays. The big tackle out of Alabama will bring an incredible skill set that they are looking for in their offensive line.

No.13 Miami Dolphins

DE Rashan Gary

Gary had limited production in college, but has enormous potential to breakout. He was the number high school player in the country and shows many signs of his ability. He will fill the spot of Robert Quinn, who they traded away during free agency.

No.14 Atlanta Falcons

DE Brian Burns

Burns is a speed edge rusher, who could develop into a quality group off the edge with Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley in Atlanta.

No.15 Washington Redskins

QB Drew Lock

Lock has the makeup to turn into a quality NFL quarterback, but might need to sit behind someone for a year. He isn’t afraid to let it rip, and sling it down the field, but can find himself in trouble by doing so.

No.16 Carolina Panthers

OT Cody Ford

Carolina needs an upgrade on the offensive line and Cody Ford will provide that. Cam Newton has been hit with a multitude of injuries during his career, and they need to limit that if they want to make a run into the playoffs.

No.17 New York Giants

DE Montez Sweat

Sweat would have been a top-10 pick, but he’s experienced some medical issues causing him to fall. If he clears the medical test he could be the steal of the draft and help the Giants get back on track.

No.18 Minnesota Vikings

C Garrett Bradbury

Bradbury is a phenomenal interior offensive lineman, who can provide solid protection for Kirk Cousins. The Vikings can use an upgrade in pass blocking and this pick solidifies that.

No.19 Tenesse Titans

DT Christian Wilkins

Wilkins is a large figure that can bust through the line of scrimmage with ease. He’ll add to an already loaded Titans defense, who could use an interior defensive lineman.

No.20 Pittsburg Steelers

LB Devin Bush

Bush patrolled the middle of the Michigan Wolverines defense during his college days, and was very successful. He can cover, drop back in zone, and blitz the passer exceptionally well. He should develop nicely in Pittsburg as one of their core linebackers.

No.21 Seattle Seahawks

WR N’Keal Harry

Harry is a big body that wins the battle with strength and fights for the ball when going up for the contested catch. He’ll provide Russell Wilson with a nice No.2 receiver to slot in behind Doug Baldwin.

No.22 Baltimore Ravens

WR Hakeem Butler

Butler is a large target, who will complement Lamar Jackson in a positive way. The Ravens have been very dependent of the run, but by taking Butler it should help balance things out.

No.23 Houston Texans

S Jonathan Abram

Abram has a hard hitting ability, who can cover in space. By adding Abram to the Houston secondary it will give them a tremendous secondary group.

No.24 Oakland Raiders

TE Noah Fant

With Jared Cook leaving to the Saints in free agency, the Raiders need a replacement. Fant is literally the college version of Jared Cook with some added athleticism.

No.25 Philadelphia Eagles

CB Byron Murphy

Murphy is the first cornerback taken, and rightfully so. He has all the tools, with effortless athleticism. He has “shutdown” ability at the next level, and will provide an upgrade in the Eagles secondary.

No.26 Indianapolis Colts

WR Marquise Brown

Brown is recognised by some as the best wide receiver in the draft, but coming off an injury has dropped him a little. The Colts playmakers outside of T.Y Hilton, and Brown will provide a dynamic deep threat, as well as a guy that can play inside the slot.

No.27 Oakland Raiders

DE Clelin Ferrell

Ferrell was once regarded as one of the top defensive ends in the draft during the early parts of the process. He still has incredible attributes coming off the edge and will fill a huge hole that the Oakland Raiders desperately need to fill.

No.28 Los Angeles Chargers

CB DeAndre Baker

Baker is slightly undersized, but that never got in the way of his production in college. He will help the chargers secondary round itself out quite nicely to go along with Casey Hayward and Derwin James

No.29 Seattle Seahawks

CB Greedy Williams

“Greedy” is a long-rangy cornerback who was dominate at the college level. The Seahawks love the big defenders like Richard Sherman and Cam Chancellor, and Williams will provide that.

No.30 Green Bay Packers

WR A.J. Brown

Brown actually had more college production than Ole Miss teammate D.K Metcalf. He will bring that immediate impact at wide receiver, which the Packers could use, as the only threat in the receiving game is Davante Adams.

No.31 Los Angeles Rams

OG Chris Lindstrom

The Rams don ‘t have many holes on their roster, but could use some depth on the offensive line. Lindstrom works good with his hands and will be one of the main sources of protection for Jared Goff.

No.32 New England Patriots 

DE Chase Winovich

Winovish was slightly overshadowed by his college teammate Rashan Gary. Although, Winovish could turn out to be the better Michigan defender in the NFL. He plays with max effort and good speed to come off the edge.

 

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