2019 NFL Mock Draft - 3/15/2019
1. Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa - DE (OSU)
Arizona Cardinals

I know there is a ton of smoke around the Kyler Murray to Cards rumor but I'm not ready to pull that trigger, yet.  Its rare a team drafts a top 10 QB then trades him the next season.  In this situation I think they go with the explosive and distruptive DE from OSU, Nick Bosa.

Nick Bosa
2. San Francisco 49ers: Quinnen Williams - DT (Alabama)
San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers have been in an endless state of trying to build a dominate defensive front and they'll try again.  Williams is the next DL to come off the Alabama conveyor belt and is considered by some to be the #1 overall player in this draft.

Quinnen Williams
3. New York Jets: Josh Allen - OLB (UK)
New York Jets

The Jets have their QB and with Le'Veon Bell leading the backfield, the offense appears to be moving in the right direction.  Focus at #3 could be to move out of this spot for a team looking to acquire a QB but if they stay, I think they'll lean toward an edge rusher.  Josh Allen is a versatile player who will give DC Gregg Williams a lot of options in his aggressive scheme.

Josh Allen
4. Oakland Raiders: Brian Burns - DE (FSU)
Oakland Raiders

The Raiders have a big hole in their defense and its the ability to rush the passer.  Brian Burns is a long and athletic player who could pack on a few pounds but should be a nice fit in Guenther's 4-3 scheme.

Brian Burns
5. Tampa Bay Buccs: Devin White - ILB (L.S.U.)
Tampa Bay Buccs

Tampa Bay lost Kwon Alexander to the 49ers so the team will be looking for more help there. Devin White lit up the Combine just like he has SEC offenses so this is a great fit.  He is a dynamic linebacker who will be a difference-maker on day one.

Devin White
6. New York Giants: Jawaan Taylor - OT (Florida)
New York Giants

Passing on a QB last year, the drafting of Barkley and trading away of one of the top WR in the game points to passing on QB again.  I think the Giants are going to go old-school and build the trenches and form a physical identity.  The Giants have two #1 picks and I think they'll go OT and BPA defensive line in some combo.  Here we'll go with Jawaan Taylor out of Florida to help anchor the the run-game.

Jawaan Taylor
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jonah Williams - OT (Alabama)
Jacksonville Jaguars

Nick Foles is the new QB for Jacksonville and I expect EVP of Football Ops Tom Coughlin to protect him.  Jonah Williams entered the offseason as the #1 OL in the draft but he has cooled off a little.  He provides flexibility as he could play tackle (as he'll be sure to tell you) but is likely moving to guard in the NFL.

Jonah Williams
8. Detroit Lions: Montez Sweat - DE (Mississippi St.)
Detroit Lions

Another edge rusher off the board as Detroit looks to shore up their defensive front.  Sweat had two very productive seasons at Mississippi State, a fantastic Senior Bowl week, and ran a 4.41 at the Combine.  He is moving up boards and likely into tht top 10.

Montez Sweat
9. Buffalo Bills: Andre Dillard - OT (Washington St.)
Buffalo Bills

Buffalo has a dreadful offensive line and QB Josh Allen is going to need some help in pass protection.  While he has the skills to run around, too much of that will find in him in physical therapy.  Dillard is considered to be the top pass protector in the draft and should provide immediate stability to the Bills offense.

Andre Dillard
10. Denver Broncos: Kyler Murray - QB (Texas A&M)
Denver Broncos

Elway was a baseball and football guy just like Murray.  If Murray is still here (in a world or mock draft with no trades) I don't see the signing of Flacco to stop Denver from drafting the future QB.  Murray really only has one year of production at the college level (just like Haskins) so they might like sitting him for a year.

Kyler Murray
11. Cincinnati Bengals: Dwayne Haskins - QB (OSU)
Cincinnati Bengals

Another situation where there is a QB in place in Andy Dalton.  I think the Bengals would likely prefer to keep Andy around and sit Haskins as the QB of the future.  I also see the Bengals trading back in this scenario or taking DT Ed Oliver (if no QB is available).

Dwayne Haskins
12. Green Bay Packers: T.J. Hockenson - TE (Iowa)
Green Bay Packers

Green Bay could use a versatile player like Hockenson and with their defense getting a lot of attention in free agency, I see the team finding the best offensive weapon available.

T.J. Hockenson
13. Miami Dolphins: Drew Lock - QB (Missouri)
Miami Dolphins

Miami has traded away Ryan Tannehill and could be tanking for the future but I don't see it as a valid option.  Drew Lock has a lively arm and can move around the pocket.  He has some gunslinger in him which may need to be harnessed and could irk the defensive-minded HC but it could be worth the gamble.

Drew Lock
14. Atlanta Falcons: Rashan Gary - DE (Mich)
Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons need help on both sides of the ball and here will decide to get an athletic player who could play on the outside or slide inside in certain situations.  Gary has been an underperfomer after being a top recruit coming out of high school and has yet to fullfill his potential.

Rashan Gary
15. Washington Redskins: Greedy Williams - CB (L.S.U.)
Washington Redskins

Washington gets the top CB in the draft in Williams.  There are questions about his physicality but he has great ball skills matched with smooth moves and speed.

Greedy Williams
16. Carolina Panthers: Noah Fant - TE (Iowa)
Carolina Panthers

The Panthers seemed to have addressed a few of their OL concerns so lets focus on getting Cam Newton some weapons.  Noah Fant is a mismatch nightmare and will be the future at the position once Greg Olsen retires.

Noah Fant
17. New York Giants: Clelin Ferrell - DE (Clemson)
New York Giants

The Giants go after their DL and take a falling Ferrell out of Clemson.  

Clelin Ferrell
18. Minnesota Vikings: Ed Oliver - DT (Houston)
Minnesota Vikings

Zimmer gets his version of Geno Atkins for the Vikings defense.

Ed Oliver
19. Tennessee Titans: Garrett Bradbury - OC (North Carolina St.)
Tennessee Titans

Bradbury provides some interior help to the OL and fills a need for a team that was a sponge upfront.

Garrett Bradbury
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Devin Bush - ILB (Mich)
Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers get the rising and rangy Wolverine LB, Devin Bush, to fill their inside linebacker need. 

Devin Bush
21. Seattle Seahawks: Deionte Thompson - S (Alabama)
Seattle Seahawks

Seattle fills the spot left by Earl Thomas with Alabama's Deionte Thompson.  Thompson has superior ball skills which gives him the edge over the top rated safety in Johnathan Abram.

Deionte Thompson
22. Baltimore Ravens: D.K. Metcalf - WR (Ole Miss)
Baltimore Ravens

Ozzie is gone so all bets are off here.  The Ravens have shored up a few of the holes created in free agency but hole which has existed for years is WR.  Metcalf has some medical history to him and he tested poorly in agility and route running but he is big and fast.  Opting to take the WR with a larger catch radius over a smaller WR like Oklahoma's Brown might be what he Ravens do here.

D.K. Metcalf
23. Houston Texans: Dalton Risner - OT (KSU)
Houston Texans

Dalton Risner can play 4 or 5 spots on the OL and should provide a nice upgrade wherever the Houston coaching staff lines him up.  He plays with consistency which is something coaches love because they know what they're getting from you play-to-play.  Risner has been climbing up the draft boards as he was once looked at as a 2nd round prospect but it appears if a team wants him, they'll need to pull the trigger early.

Dalton Risner
24. Oakland Raiders: Trayvon Mullen - CB (Clemson)
Oakland Raiders

New GM Mike Mayock goes after fellow defensive back in Clemson's Trayvon Mullen.  He has the size D.C. Paul Guenther's corners typically possess and can play press-man and zone coverages.

Trayvon Mullen
25. Philadelphia Eagles: Johnathan Abram - S (Mississippi St.)
Philadelphia Eagles

After re-signing CB Ronald Darby in free agency, the Eagles continue to solidify the secondary with Mississippi State's hard hitting Johnathan Abram.

Johnathan Abram
26. Indianapolis Colts: Christian Wilkins - DT (Clemson)
Indianapolis Colts

The Colts scoop up the falling and underrated DT in Wilkins.  Wikins is a great leader who will be a disruptive force for the new-look Colts defense under 2nd year HC Frank Reich.

Christian Wilkins
27. Oakland Raiders: Josh Jacobs - RB (Alabama)
Oakland Raiders

After focusing on defense for their two first round picks, the Raiders use their third first round pick to select the top back in the draft. Jacobs will add to the stockpile of new offensive weapons for QB Derek Carr.  

Josh Jacobs
28. Los Angeles Chargers: Marquise Brown - WR (Okla)
Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers took WR Mike Williams last year but still have holes to fill in the WR room.  The explosive Brown is lacking in size but provides the ability to stretch the field and separate with ease.

Marquise Brown
29. Kansas City Chiefs: Jaylon Ferguson - DE (La Tech)
Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs lost a lot of pass rushing talent this offseason in cutting Justin Houston and trading away Dee Ford.  A lot of the edge talent is gone but they take La Tech's record setting sack artist in Jaylon Ferguson.

Jaylon Ferguson
30. Green Bay Packers: A.J. Brown - WR (Ole Miss)
Green Bay Packers

The Packers add another weapon for Aaron Rodgers in Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown.  Brown was highly productive in college and had a nice combine workout, running a 4.49 forty.  He should provide a nice upgrade from Randall Cobb at this stage in Cobb's career.

A.J. Brown
31. Los Angeles Rams: Dexter Lawrence - DT (Clemson)
Los Angeles Rams

Another Clemson defender in the first round.  Lawrence is a powerful wide-body nose and will be a nice replacement for Suh should he leave for more money in free agency.

Dexter Lawrence
32. New England Patriots: Jeffery Simmons - DT (Mississippi St.)
New England Patriots

The Patriots find another steal at the end of the first round, albeit with risk.  Simmons is coming off a torn ACL but this hasn't stopped them in the past from taking a chance on a top tier talent.

Jeffery Simmons
  • Ohio St.
  • Jr
  • 6033
  • 266
  • 33
  • 4.79
  • 29
  • 33.50
  • 9.08
  • 10 3/4
  • Alabama
  • So
  • 6030
  • 303
  • 33 1/4
  • 4.83
  • 0
  • 30.50
  • 9.04
  • 9 5/8
  • Houston
  • Jr
  • 6017
  • 287
  • 31 3/4
  • 0.00
  • 32
  • 36.00
  • 10.00
  • 9 1/4
  • L.S.U.
  • Jr
  • 6000
  • 237
  • 32 1/8
  • 4.42
  • 22
  • 39.50
  • 9.10
  • 9 3/4
  • Florida St.
  • Jr
  • 6043
  • 249
  • 33 7/8
  • 4.53
  • 0
  • 36.00
  • 10.09
  • 10
  • Kentucky
  • Sr
  • 6047
  • 262
  • 33 1/2
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  • 28
  • 0.00
  • 9.10
  • 8 3/4
  • Alabama
  • Jr
  • 6041
  • 302
  • 33 5/8
  • 5.12
  • 23
  • 28.00
  • 8.04
  • 10 1/8
  • Iowa
  • So
  • 6043
  • 251
  • 32 1/4
  • 4.70
  • 17
  • 37.50
  • 10.03
  • 9 1/2
  • Clemson
  • Sr
  • 6031
  • 315
  • 32 1/2
  • 5.04
  • 28
  • 29.50
  • 8.11
  • 9 3/4
  • Texas A&M
  • Jr
  • 5101
  • 207
  • 28 1/2
  • 0.00
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 9 1/2
  • Ohio St.
  • So
  • 6033
  • 231
  • 33 1/2
  • 5.04
  • 0
  • 28.50
  • 0.00
  • 9 5/8
  • L.S.U.
  • So
  • 6017
  • 185
  • 31 1/2
  • 4.37
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 9 1/4
  • Florida
  • Jr
  • 6050
  • 312
  • 35 1/8
  • 0.00
  • 24
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 10
  • Michigan
  • Jr
  • 6043
  • 277
  • 34 1/8
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  • 26
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  • 10.00
  • 9 5/8
  • Alabama
  • Jr
  • 5100
  • 220
  • 31 5/8
  • 0.00
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 10 1/8
  • Mississippi St.
  • Jr
  • 6040
  • 300
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  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
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  • Oklahoma
  • Jr
  • 5093
  • 166
  • 30 1/2
  • 0.00
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 9
  • Michigan
  • Jr
  • 5110
  • 234
  • 32
  • 4.43
  • 21
  • 40.50
  • 10.04
  • 9 5/8
  • Mississippi St.
  • Sr
  • 6053
  • 260
  • 35 3/4
  • 4.41
  • 21
  • 36.00
  • 10.05
  • 10 1/2
  • Clemson
  • Jr
  • 6043
  • 264
  • 34 1/8
  • 0.00
  • 25
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 10 1/2
  • Washington St.
  • Sr
  • 6050
  • 315
  • 33 1/2
  • 4.96
  • 24
  • 29.00
  • 9.10
  • 10
  • Mississippi St.
  • Sr
  • 5113
  • 205
  • 31 3/8
  • 4.45
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 9.08
  • 9 5/8
  • Iowa
  • Jr
  • 6041
  • 249
  • 33 1/2
  • 4.50
  • 20
  • 39.50
  • 10.07
  • 9 3/4
  • Oklahoma
  • Jr
  • 6033
  • 329
  • 34
  • 5.21
  • 19
  • 28.50
  • 8.08
  • 9 3/4
  • North Carolina St.
  • Sr
  • 6027
  • 306
  • 31 3/4
  • 4.92
  • 34
  • 31.00
  • 8.08
  • 10 1/2
  • Alabama
  • Jr
  • 6010
  • 195
  • 32 1/8
  • 0.00
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 9 7/8
  • Arizona St.
  • Jr
  • 6023
  • 228
  • 33
  • 4.53
  • 27
  • 38.50
  • 10.02
  • 9 1/2
  • Temple
  • Sr
  • 5113
  • 192
  • 32
  • 4.51
  • 18
  • 39.50
  • 10.00
  • 9 7/8
  • Delaware
  • Sr
  • 5113
  • 206
  • 31
  • 0.00
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 9
  • Boston College
  • Sr
  • 6033
  • 308
  • 34 1/8
  • 4.91
  • 25
  • 30.50
  • 9.09
  • 9 1/2
  • Washington
  • Jr
  • 5113
  • 208
  • 30 3/4
  • 0.00
  • 17
  • 35.00
  • 9.07
  • 9
  • Florida
  • Jr
  • 6025
  • 258
  • 32 5/8
  • 4.84
  • 0
  • 32.00
  • 0.00
  • 9 3/4