2019 NFL Mock Drafts

  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Nick BosaOhio St., Jr DE

    Kliff Kingsbury, the best way to get in the good graces of your new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph is by drafting this guy. So do it. Bosa is as polished as they come at the edge-rusher position.

    2 Josh AllenKentucky, Sr OLB

    Allen is a massive presence at 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds with long arms, plus athletic gifts, and the hard-to-find ability to bend the edge to get to the quarterback. He's what the 49ers need up front.

    3 Clelin FerrellClemson, Jr DE

    The Jets are another team that needs more juice on the corner of their defensive line. Ferrell is a calculated outside-rusher with similar athletic talent, size, and length to Allen.

    4 Quinnen WilliamsAlabama, Soph DT

    The Raiders need to reconstruct the entire defense -- essentially -- and it starts up front. Williams is a young, insanely developed, powerful defensive tackle who'll pair wonderfully with Maurice Hurst.

    5 Greedy WilliamsLSU, Soph CB

    Before his head-coaching stint with the Jets, new Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles spent time in the same position in Arizona with LSU grad Patrick Peterson. He knows the importance of having a big, lockdown cornerback. Williams is long, athletic, and has plus ball skills.

    6 Jonah WilliamsAlabama, Jr OT

    In this scenario, Giants GM Dave Gettleman experiences an awakening after years of fielding below-average offensive lines -- especially on the edges. Williams has the best blend of fine-tuned technique, athleticism, and power of any offensive tackle in this class.

    7 Dwayne HaskinsOhio St., Soph QB

    This would likely be a departure from the old-school thinking in Jacksonville's front office, led by Tom Coughlin. And I don't think Nick Foles would be out of the question for the Jaguars as a bridge quarterback ... particularly with John DeFilippo in the picture, whom Foles knows well. But the young and inexperienced Haskins put serious franchise signal-caller ability on film in 2018, his lone season as Ohio State's starter.

    2017 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 4831 70 50 8
    8 Zach AllenBoston College, Sr DE

    The Lions have to bring in talent on the outside of their defensive line. Allen is a 6-5, 280-ish pound edge-rusher with a vast arsenal of pass-rushing moves and above-average athleticism for his size.

    9 Hakeem ButlerIowa St., Jr WR

    Hear me out on this one ... in this scenario, Jonah Williams is unavailable. The defensive line class is super deep, and Buffalo needs more downfield speed for Josh Allen. Butler is a huge wideout with a gigantic catch radius who can fly, and he had stellar production at Iowa State. He accounted for 42 percent of the Cyclones' receiving yards -- a very high figure -- in 2018.

    2017 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 60 1318 22 9
    10 Daniel JonesDuke, Jr QB

    New Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello spent the past two seasons with the 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo. Jones works the underneath portion of the field well and is quick through his progressions ... similar to Jimmy G. He wouldn't be forced into the Week 1 lineup, either, with Case Keenum still on the roster.

    2017 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    11 2674 60.5 22 9
    11 Jawaan TaylorFlorida, Jr OT

    Taylor is massive at 6-5 and around 325 pounds, but he carries his weight amazingly well thanks to light feet, the ability to sink at the knees to not get out-leveraged, and a powerful upper body that allows him to control most defensive linemen. Cincinnati got good returns from Cordy Glenn in 2018 and can play Taylor opposite him at his natural right tackle position.

    12 Jachai PoliteFlorida, Jr DE

    Polite's going to fly up boards over the next few months. There. I wrote it. I just get a strong sense he's going to breeze through the combine and be the trendy, pass-rushing specialist who lands in the top 15. Green Bay needs that exact type of player.

    13 Kyler MurrayOklahoma, Jr QB

    Biggest enigma in this draft? That'd be Kyler Murray. Why not have him land with a team that, right now, does not officially have a head coach? Miami's expected to hire soon-to-be-38-year-old Brian Flores, New England's defensive coordinator. I don't think it's nuts to assume the young coach could warm to the idea of starting his tenure with the Dolphins with Murray in the shotgun.

    2017 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 4361 69 42 7
    14 Ed OliverHouston, Jr DT

    Wooo boy. Ed Oliver and Grady Jarrett together. Well, that'd be the case if Jarrett is re-signed in March. Let's hope it happens, because that duo would be ridiculous on the inside.

    15 Drew LockMissouri, Sr QB

    The Redskins would presumably be ecstatic to land Lock, a big, experienced, strong-armed quarterback, without having to move up to get him.

    2017 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    13 3498 62.9 28 8
    16 Cody FordOklahoma, Jr OT

    Carolina's offensive line needs work. A lot of it. Ford has just enough athleticism to play on the outside but could be a mauler at guard. Either way, he'd instantly improve the Panthers' ability to control the line of scrimmage.

    17 D.K. MetcalfOle Miss, Soph WR

    If Metcalf's neck checks out, he could go higher than this. But in this mock, the 6-4, 225-pound monster with big-play potential lands with Baker Mayfield. Awesome prospect-team pairing.

    2017 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    7 26 569 21.9 5
    18 Dalton RisnerKansas St., Sr OT

    Risner would start immediately at right tackle for the Vikings, and after three years of dominating at that spot, I'm confident when I write he can be an instant-impact pro. Kirk Cousins would be pleased with this pick.

    19 Brian BurnsFlorida St., Jr DE

    There's a little bit of projection with Burns, but the arrow is pointing up. He gradually gained weight at Florida State, and his tackle-for-loss figures went from 9.5 to 13.5 to 15.5 in 2018, and he had 10 sacks this past season. Burns and Harold Landry become Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo 2.0 in Tennessee.

    20 A.J. BrownOle Miss, Jr WR

    The Steelers snag another receiver whose last name is Brown. A little awkwardly coincidental. Whatever. Anyway, Brown is a muscular, yards-after-the-catch specialist with deceptive long speed.

    2017 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 85 1320 15.5 6
    21 N'Keal HarryArizona St., Jr WR

    The Eagles must find an heir apparent to Malcolm Jenkins this offseason, and Thompson can play with the veteran for a year or two before taking over as the quarterback of the defensive backfield. He's not a super-splashy player, and that's fine. He's rarely out of position and has the athleticism to range all over the field.

    2017 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 73 1088 14.9 9
    22 Beau BenzschawelWisconsin, Sr OG

    The Ravens would obviously like more efficiency from the passing game in Year Two of Lamar Jackson, but they proved to have a dominant run game in 2018 with him under center. Benzschawel is undoubtedly ready to pave running lanes and has a sturdy anchor in pass-protection.

    23 Greg LittleOle Miss, Jr OT

    Arguably the most obvious need of any team in Round 1, the Texans must add offensive line talent to their roster. Little can be a little up and down with his balance, but he's a long and athletic specimen who can lock it down on the left side.

    24 Devin WhiteLSU, Jr ILB

    Traded from: CHI

    Maybe a little longer than you were expecting White to last? If the Bengals don't pick him, he could sink a bit in April. White is a big, athletic, see-ball, get-ball linebacker who excels as a blitzer.

    25 Deionte ThompsonAlabama, Jr FS

    The Eagles' safety group could use a youthful member. Thompson wasn't a consistent play-maker for the Crimson Tide in 2018 ... but he's very rangy and equally as impactful stopping the run as he is in coverage.

    26 Amani OruwariyePenn St., Sr CB

    The Colts defense overachieved in 2018, and that effort was led by All-Pro rookie linebacker Darius Leonard. Indianapolis has to add a few more pieces to the secondary. Oruwariye checks the physical and athletic boxes for the outside corner position.

    27 Kelvin HarmonNC State, Jr WR

    Traded from: DAL

    Awesome value here for Mike Mayock, Jon Gruden, and Co. Harmon is a smooth operator at 6-3 and 215 pounds. He has plus body control and strong hands ... a combination that allows him to always be open when he's really not.

    2017 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 81 1186 14.6 7
    28 Christian WilkinsClemson, Sr DT

    The Chargers need offensive lines to divert attention -- some attention -- away from Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. Wilkins can do just that, as a wide yet springy athlete who plays with plenty of power.

    29 Jeffery SimmonsMiss. State, Jr DT

    Simmons is a hand-work technician with long arms and good, not great burst off the ball. He's a menace to block and would instantly create havoc on New England's defensive front.

    30 Byron MurphyWashington, Soph CB

    The Rams have to get younger at corner, and while Murphy's slight of frame, he's a dynamic click-and-close defensive back with surprising abilities against the run because of his aggressive nature.

    31 Deandre BakerGeorgia, Sr CB

    Godsend for Kansas City. Baker may not be the fastest or most athletic corner in the draft, but you rarely see him allowing much separation on film, and he has stellar ball skills.

    32 Terronne PrescodNC State, Sr OG

    Traded from: NO

    Prescod looks like a road-grader at 6-4 and around 330 pounds. But he was a integral part of NC State's zone-blocking scheme, and he's a brick wall against bull-rushes.

  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Nick BosaOhio St., Jr DE

    On a team chock full of holes, edge rusher isn't at the top of the to-do list. That said, it's hard to pass on a talent like Bosa, who can take over games. There isn't an offensive linemen worth taking this high and the Cardinals find themselves in full-on rebuild mode less than a year after hiring Steve Wilks and drafting Josh Rosen in the first round.

    2 Dwayne HaskinsOhio St., SophMOCK TRADE from SF QB

    Mock Trade from: SF

    The Jaguars get their franchise quarterback, which officially ends the Blake Bortles era in Jacksonville. The only question becomes how long before Haskins, who finally declared for the draft, assumes the starting job full-time.

    2017 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 4831 70 50 8
    3 Josh AllenKentucky, Sr OLB

    Is Josh Allen the best pass rusher in the draft? That will be decided in the coming weeks and months, but no one did more for their draft stock than Allen, who returned to Kentucky for his senior season and went off. After seven sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss in 2017, Allen gained 10-15 pounds of muscle and put up 14 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss and was pretty much unblockable.

    4 Quinnen WilliamsAlabama, Soph DT

    Williams might be the second-best player in this draft, which is why the Raiders are taking him here even though defensive tackle isn't an immediate need. Williams has been one of the most dominant players in college football, and this is after sitting behind Da'Ron Payne (a Redskins first-rounder last spring) in 2017. Oakland needs an edge rusher but Williams is a one-man pocket-collapser from the interior.

    5 Brian BurnsFlorida St., Jr DE

    Burns is a long, lean, explosive pass rusher. At 235-240 pounds, the concern is whether he's strong enough to play the position at the next level, but Burns isn't just a speed rusher; he's also strong, and has the frame to get stronger. Jason Pierre-Paul had 12.5 sacks but he ranked 80th among all edge rushers, according to Pro Football Focus.

    6 Kyler MurrayOklahoma, Jr QB

    General manger Dave Gettleman sure sounds like he's content to bring Eli Manning back for another season but imagine the Giants offense with Murray under center, Saquon Barkley in the backfield, and Odell Beckham and Evan Engram running routes. Woo boy.

    2017 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 4361 69 42 7
    7 Clelin FerrellClemson, JrMOCK TRADE from JAC DE

    Mock Trade from: JAC

    Ferrell was one of the stars of the best defensive line in college football, and he finished his junior season with 11.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss. There may be questions about Ferrell's flexibility compared to the other first-round pass rushers but there's no denying his Clemson production. In fact, on first downs during the 2018 season, Ferrell ranked among the top-10 players in the country in sacks (5), hurries (12), hits (10), knockdowns (5) and pressures (17).

    8 Byron MurphyWashington, Soph CB

    When it's all said and done Murphy could be the first cornerback taken. He's an athletic playmaker with game-changing ability. Darius Slay had a good season for the Lions but coach Matt Patricia could use a top-flight cornerback on a defense that ranked 31st against the pass, according to Football Outsiders.

    9 Ed OliverHouston, Jr DT

    Kyle Williams is retiring and Oliver, considered a top-five pick during the college season, would be a steal here. There are questions about his size, and whether he can hold up over a 16-game season, but he's consistently disruptive in both the run and pass game.

    10 Daniel JonesDuke, Jr QB

    Is Case Keenum the answer in 2019? New coach Vic Fangio said Keenum is the Broncos' quarterback "right now." Either way, we know general manager John Elway would love to upgrade the position. There's a reason he was closely watching Justin Herbert this season and now that he's returned to Oregon, Elway could turn his attention to other draft-eligible passers. After a good 2018 season, Jones could improve his stock with a strong showing at the Senior Bowl.

    2017 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    11 2674 60.5 22 9
    11 Drew LockMissouri, SrMOCK TRADE from CIN QB

    Mock Trade from: CIN

    Alex Smith suffered a gruesome injury in November and it's unclear if the 34-year-old will be fully recovered by training camp. Lock has the best arm of this quarterback class -- he reminds us of Jay Cutler -- and he would answer at least one of the looming offseason questions for this franchise and its beleaguered fanbase.

    2017 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    13 3498 62.9 28 8
    12 Jachai PoliteFlorida, Jr DE

    Polite, who had a breakout season at Florida, has an explosive first step and off-the-chart physical abilities. His knack for getting in the backfield was unrivaled at times this fall. And while Kyler Fackrell has had a breakout season in Green Bay, Clay Matthews is 32 and in the final year of his contract.

    13 Greedy WilliamsLSU, Soph CB

    With four quarterbacks already off the board, the Dolphins bolster their secondary. Williams may not be the most polished cornerback in this draft class but he is insanely athletic and has all the tools to become a great player.

    14 Dexter LawrenceClemson, Jr DT

    Grady Jarrett was a beast this season but he could use some help along the defensive line. And Lawrence could end up being the best player to come from this dominant Clemson defensive line.

    15 Jonah WilliamsAlabama, JrMOCK TRADE from WAS OT

    Mock Trade from: WAS

    The Bengals' offensive line ranked 22nd in the league, according to Football Outsiders and the team can move on from Cordy Glenn without incurring any dead salary-cap charges. Williams has consistently been a top-10 pick in our mock drafts but Kyler Murray has thrown the top half of the board into upheaval. Meanwhile, Cincy gets a player who they can pencil in at left tackle for the next decade.

    16 Deionte ThompsonAlabama, Jr FS

    Eric Reid was signed a month into the season but he quickly became one of the Panthers' best defensive backs. His contract is up, which is the case for safety Mike Adams, who will turn 38 in March. Thompson is the best safety in the class (he's expected to officially declare for the draft on Monday), and he can be a game-changer in centerfield. On a unit lacking depth in the secondary, Thompson would be a solid choice.

    17 D.K. MetcalfOle Miss, Soph WR

    Metcalf is the best wide receiver in this draft and he'd give Baker Mayfield another downfield playmaker alongside Antonio Callaway. And this offense -- with Jarvis Landry, David Njoku and Nick Chubb -- would immediately be considered one of the AFC's best.

    2017 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    7 26 569 21.9 5
    18 Dalton RisnerKansas St., Sr OT

    Is it too early for the Vikings to look for a quarterback? That was rhetorical, mostly because Kirk Cousins is one year into a three-year, $84 million -- all guaranteed -- deal. And since Cousins isn't going anywhere, Minnesota has to do a better job of protecting him. Risner was a tackle in college but could kick inside at the next level where he will be a Day 1 starter.

    19 Noah FantIowa, Jr TE

    Delanie Walker is 34 years old and suffered an ankle injury in Week 1 that ended his season. 2017 third-round pick Jonnu Smith finished with 20 receptions and should improve in Year 3 but adding the most athletic tight end in a stacked draft class could be hard to pass up for an offense in desperate need of playmakers.

    2017 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 39 519 13.3 7
    20 Kelvin HarmonNC State, Jr WR

    Bet you didn't see this coming. If the Steelers ship Antonio Brown out of town (for, say, a second-round pick), they could decide to replace him with one of the best receivers in this draft class. Harmon put up eye-popping numbers during his junior season at N.C. State and he'd make it difficult for opponents to double-team JuJu Smith-Schuster.

    2017 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 81 1186 14.6 7
    21 Montez SweatMiss. State, Sr OLB

    Frank Clark has balled out this season (14 sacks) but he's the only edge-rushing threat. Sweat isn't as athletic as Bosa, Allen or Polite but it's hard to argue with his production. He had 12 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss for Mississippi State in 2018.

    22 Devin WhiteLSU, Jr ILB

    C.J. Mosley could hit free agency after the season and White, who could be a top-10 pick, would seamlessly transition into the role. He's one of the most dynamic players in the draft, a sideline-to-sideline thumper who would immediately solidify the middle of the defense.

    23 Cody FordOklahoma, Jr OT

    Ford excelled at tackle this season after moving over from guard and he could play either position at the next level. In related news: Deshaun Watson was sacked 62 times in the regular season for the Texans, which is ... unsustainable.

    24 Rashan GaryMichigan, Jr DT

    Traded from: CHI

    Khalil Mack was traded before the season, Bruce Irvin was cut last month, and the Raiders are one of the NFL's worst pass-rushing units. They have to address the position early, and possibly often in the 2019 draft. Gary didn't live up to expectations at Michigan but part of that can be blamed on him playing out of position. Is he an edge rusher? Is he better inside?

    25 Nasir AdderleyDelaware, Sr FS

    Adderley made a name for himself over the final months of the season and the FCS standout could find himself among the first 32 players taken. He'll have a chance to prove himself at the Senior Bowl and the biggest question might be his size -- is he big enough to play safety over the course of an NFL season -- because every other aspect of his game checks all the boxes of what teams look for in a defensive back.

    26 Amani OruwariyePenn St., Sr CB

    The Colts' defense was exposed by the Chiefs in the divisional round but there's no shame in that; the Chiefs routinely expose every defense they face. But for as good as Matt Eberflus' unit was, upgrading the secondary should be a priority. Oruwariye, a physical, fluid cornerback who can cover, was one of college football's best cornerbacks on first down, holding opponents to 27.6 completion percentage while forcing two interceptions and seven passes defended.

    27 N'Keal HarryArizona St., Jr WR

    Traded from: DAL

    The Raiders need playmakers because 33-year-old Jordy Nelson isn't close to the player he was in Green Bay. Harry had 73 receptions for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns last season, and he reminds us of JuJu Smith-Schuster and Anquan Boldin.

    2017 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 73 1088 14.9 9
    28 Jeffery SimmonsMiss. State, Jr DT

    Same as last week. We've spent months talking up Quinnen Williams and Ed Oliver, but Simmons has been a disruptive interior force this season. He has just one sack but he spends games in the backfield, as evidenced by his 15.5 tackles for loss. He often requires double-teams, which is a problem for any offense already dealing with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.

    29 Christian WilkinsClemson, Sr DT

    Yep, three of four Clemson defensive linemen went in the first round here. Some were skeptical about Wilkins returning for his senior season but he set career highs in sacks, tackles for loss and, oh yeah, he beat Alabama in the national title game. He'd also help a Patriots defensive line 26th in run defense and 30th in pass rush, according to Football Outsiders.

    30 Deandre BakerGeorgia, Sr CB

    Nickell Robey-Coleman and Aqib Talib have had solid seasons but Marcus Peters and Troy Hill have struggled with consistency. Talib is also 32 and Baker, who had a strong 2018 with the Bulldogs, would add some youth and playmaking ability to Wade Phillips' defense.

    31 Mack WilsonAlabama, Jr ILB

    The Chiefs' defense has been among the league's worst in 2018 and solidifying the linebacker position is as good a place to start as any. Wilson was expected to return to school but announced Sunday night that he was headed to the NFL. He could end up being the best linebacker in this class.

    32 Josh JacobsAlabama, Jr RB

    Traded from: NO

    Coming into the season, Damien Harris was the name to know as the best draft-eligible Alabama running back. But Jacobs has been the more dynamic player this season. He breaks tackles at a 38.5 percent clip (that's third in the country among backs with at least 50 touches) and 41.3 percent of his carries result in first downs (that's No. 2). A running back may not slip into the first round but if one does, Jacobs is a good bet -- assuming he leaves school early. New Packers coach Matt LaFleur ran the ball more than half the time in Tennessee last season, and a more balanced attack in Green Bay could prolong Aaron Rodgers' career.

    2017 College Stats

    GP ATT YDS AVG TDS
    15 120 640 5.3 11
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