2019 NFL Mock Drafts

  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Kyler MurrayOklahoma, Jr QB

    CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco is convinced that the Cardinals will pass on Murray with the No. 1 overall pick and it makes sense; the team took Josh Rosen with the 10th overall pick 12 months ago and when you're coming off a three-win season, stocking up on franchise quarterbacks is a sure-fire way to get yourself fired. But ... Arizona hired new coach Kliff Kingsbury, the team is looking to stoke fan interest, and Murray can run Kingsbury's Air Raid offense in his sleep. Put another way: We're at the "if your lips are moving" portion of the pre-draft process, which means you can't believe anything you hear. The Cards shouldn't draft Murray first overall but we still think they do it.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Off-the-charts athleticism make him one of the most explosive players in this draft class. Will draw comparisons to Russell Wilson but is a better athlete. Can play in the pocket and doesn't look to run if first progression isn't there. Shows good accuracy and touch, and can make every throw. His height (he measured 5-foot-10 at the combine) will be the biggest concern for some NFL teams but Murray could still be the first-overall pick, following in the footsteps of former Oklahoma teammate and Hesiman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield. -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 4361 69 42 7
    2 Nick BosaOhio St., Jr EDGE

    The 49ers enter the 2019 draft having taken a defensive lineman in the first round in three of the last four years. Make it four of five because Bosa is an off-the-edge terror who came into the 2018 season as the likely first-overall selection but only lasted three games after suffering a core muscle injury in September. There's a lot to love about his game and the biggest concern may be durability.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Well-built, bendy, explosive, hand-work master who can win a variety of ways when flying around the corner. Sets a strong edge and can disengage from blockers to make plays against the run near the line of scrimmage. Core muscle injury is slightly concerning, but otherwise, he's a polished, instant impact rookie. -- CT

    3 Quinnen WilliamsAlabama, Soph DL

    Williams is the No. 1 player on our board and you can't go wrong taking him first, second or third overall. He dominates the line of scrimmage and while he's not an edge rusher, he's a pocket collapser who is just as good rushing the pass as he is stopping the run; according to Pro Football Focus, Williams ranked No. 1 in pass-rush productivity AND run-stop percentage. Now imagine him lining up next to Leonard Williams.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Williams has one of the quickest first steps in this draft class. He was perpetually in backfield last season, blowing up the run and pass game. He's a pocket-collapser with unmatched athleticism who regularly defeats double-teams and has a legit case to be the first player taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. -- RW

    4 Josh AllenKentucky, Sr EDGE

    The Raiders desperately need to replace Khalil Mack (and Bruce Irvin, whom they cut midway through the '18 campaign) and Josh Allen would be a godsend here. He returned to Kentucky for his senior season, added 15 pounds of muscle, and spent the next four months manhandling just about anybody they put in front of him. This would be a no-brainer for Jon Gruden and Mike Maycock -- assuming, of course, that Gruden isn't eyeing a quarterback.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Returned to Kentucky for senior season and added 15 pounds of muscle. Has a quick first step -- often first off the ball -- to regularly beat offensive tackles -- but can also beat them with power. Can occasionally get engulfed by blockers but effectively uses hands to win more times than not. Also has the athleticism to drop into coverage, which he was asked to do in college. - RW

    5 Devin WhiteLSU, Jr LB

    We'll be honest: We like Devin Bush slightly better than Devin White but both linebackers are ridiculous athletes who not only control the middle of the field but have sideline-to-sideline speed, not to mention the physical strength to knock you out when they arrive. Some NFL teams wonder if White has the instincts to play at a high level, and he's sometimes a step slow on play-action reads -- but he often makes up for it with speed, quickness and athleticism. With Kwon Alexander now in San Francisco, White steps into the starting job from Day 1.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    A physical tackler with sideline-to-sideline speed, White is exactly what NFL teams are looking for in a linebacker. Sometimes a step slow on play-action reads -- but can often make up for it with speed, quickness and athleticism. -- RW

    6 Ed OliverHouston, Jr DL

    The Giants reportedly really like Ed Oliver and Montez Sweat, but with some teams concerned about Sweat's medicals, he could slip down draft boards. But Oliver, who missed time in 2018 with a knee injury and was "Out of sight, out of mind" while the Quinnen Williams, Josh Allens and Montez Sweats were making names for themselves. But Oliver reminded everyone exactly who he was when he blazed a 4.71 40 time at his pro day. He played over the center in college but he'll be a 3-technique terror in the NFL where he'll spend Sunday afternoons wreaking havoc in the backfield. Would the Giants take a quarterback here? Maybe. But general manager Dave Gettleman is all about bolstering both lines and Oliver is one of the best players in this class.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Played over the center in college and regularly dominated, but will move to 3-technique in the NFL where he have more opportunities to shoot gaps. Low center of gravity, nonstop motor, unparalleled get-off and the leverage to regularly win at the line of scrimmage, Oliver is a top-5 talent. -- RW

    7 T.J. HockensonIowa, Soph TE

    One of the 10 best players in this draft, T.J. Hockenson would give Nick Foles a much-needed middle-of-the-field weapon. We'd make the case that even with Foles under contract, Jacksonville should think long and hard about drafting a quarterback. That doesn't appear in the cards and if the team chooses not to address right tackle, Hockenson would be the obvious choice. He's a good blocker and has the potential to be a special pass catcher. He's drawn comparisons to Travis Kelce. We're not ready to put that on him but there's a lot to love about his game.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Young, dynamic pass-catching option with the athleticism and speed to threaten the seam and make catches well outside his frame. Immense leg churn as a blocker and very accurate finding linebackers in space. Probably needs to add more strength at the next level to control defensive ends at the point of attack, but is arguably the most exciting, new-age tight end to enter the league over the past few drafts. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 49 760 15.5 6
    8 Brian BurnsFlorida St., Jr EDGE

    Ziggy Ansah wasn't re-signed and even though the Lions gave Trey Flowers a lot of money, you can never have too many elite pass rushers. And that's what several NFL teams think Burns can become. He weighed 249 at the combine -- up from his listed paying weight of 235 (and he may have been less than that) -- and ran a 4.53, which immediately gets your attention. But he's not just a workout warrior; last season Burns had 10 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles. He reminds us of Aldon Smith, who as a situational pass rusher during his rookie season with the 49ers racked up 14 sacks.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Concerns about his weight (he reportedly played at 235 during the 2018 season) were alleviated at the combine where he weighed 249. It didn't hurt that he ran a 4.53 40. Burns is an explosive edge rusher who is surprisingly strong. Regularly wins to the outside with his speed but showed the ability to run stunts inside as well. Needs to get better with hand usage and better develop his pass-rush moves but he reminds us on the field of Aldon Smith. -- RW

    9 Jawaan TaylorFlorida, Jr OL

    Jawaan Taylor is the best offensive lineman in this class. He may be just a right tackle but that's exactly where the Bills need to upgrade the depth chart. The team has needs along the defensive line but they'd love to beef up the O-line -- and in the process do a better job of keeping second-year quarterback Josh Allen upright.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Immensely powerful tackle with above-average mobility in any direction and while not super explosive, he can get to the second level relatively quickly on outside runs and destroy linebackers. At times his lateral quickness is pushed to the limit by speedy edge rushers, but he has heavy hands he deploys with mostly good timing and decent accuracy. Franchise right tackle. -- CT

    10 Devin BushMichigan, Jr LB

    Drew Lock seems so obvious that it has to happen here, right? Maybe not. The Broncos parted ways with Brandon Marshall and Josey Jewell and Todd Davis are currently penciled in at inside linebacker. Bush, who is a fantastic athlete as evidenced by his 4.43 40 at the combine, can line up in slot to cover tight ends and shows the ability to change direction when going from rush to coverage. He's a solid tackler who has second gear when in pursuit but he's at his best when he has big bodies in front of him eating up blockers.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Fantastic athlete as evidenced by his 4.43 40 at the combine. Can line up in slot to cover tight ends and shows ability to change direction when going from rush to coverage. Solid tackler who has second gear when in pursuit. Has sideline-to-sideline speed and a high motor, and is a likely first-round pick. -- RW

    11 Rashan GaryMichigan, Jr DL

    Rashan Gary is an enigma because his athleticism is off the charts but he didn't have the production to match it. The reason? He was played out of position at Michigan. He's not an interior defensive lineman; at 6-foot-4, 277 pounds he's best on the edge where he can use his quickness, strength and speed (he ran a 4.58 40 at the combine) to win against offensive tackles. The Bengals have needs at pass rusher and a defensive line that includes Carlos Dunlap, Geno Atkins and Gary could be scary. The biggest question is whether Gary will ever approach his ceiling as a player.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Quick first step for a big man. Insane athlete who played out of position at Michigan. Best suited as a defensive end in the NFL where his rip move can be hard to counter for offensive tackles. -- RW

    12 Noah FantIowa, Jr TE

    The Packers were active in free agency, adding edge rusher Za'Darius Smith, outside linebacker Preston Smith and safety Adrian Amos. And while it wouldn't hurt to add another pass rusher, getting Aaron Rodgers an athletic tight end is also an option -- and arguably a better one. Noah Fant reminds us of Evan Engram in that you can line him up anywhere and he'll pose a matchup nightmare for whomever's in front of him -- linebacker, safety, cornerback. He ran a 4.50 at the combine and he plays even faster than that. Jimmy Graham isn't the player he once was and Fant would be an obvious successor.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Springy, fast, and elusive seam-stretching tight end with receiver-like pass-catching skills. Experience and flashes of consistency in-line as a blocker. The team that drafts him will be doing so mostly on his plus ability to boost the passing game. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 39 519 13.3 7
    13 Cody FordOklahoma, Jr OL

    At 6-foot-3, 330 pounds, Ford is a monster. But don't be fooled by his size; he's incredibly nimble. He has the lower-body athleticism and the upper-body strength to match up with all types of pass rushers. Ford's also versatile. He excelled at right tackle for Oklahoma last season but he began his career at right guard and could play either position in the NFL. The right side of the Dolphins' line needs a lot of work and Ford would be a great place to start. Now if only Miami could find a long-term answer at franchise quarterback.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Power blocker who creates serious torque with faster-than-you'd-expect leg churn and has great feet for his size which allow him to mirror well. He's long enough to deal with small speed-rushers but they give him more problems than power rushers. May not have the explosiveness in his kick slide to play on the edge, yet still a fun, punishing offensive line prospect. -- CT

    14 Christian WilkinsClemson, Sr DL

    The Falcons are looking for help along the offensive and defensive lines and while Christian Wilkins isn't Quinnen Williams, he ain't far behind -- at least according to advanced metrics. Pro Football Focus grades Williams as No. 1 in both pass-rush productivity and run-stop percentage. No. 2 in both categories? Wilkins. Plus, Grady Jarrett's contract expires after the 2019 season and Wilkins would solidify the defensive line for the foreseeable future.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Thick, muscular, well-rounded defensive tackle who can carry out multiple responsibilities up front, whether it be one-gapping or eating blockers. Good, not great athleticism but is a polished hand work defender who can overpower guards and centers. Should be a solid asset for the team that drafts him for his entire career. -- CT

    15 Dwayne HaskinsOhio St., Soph QB

    Dwayne Haskins is our No. 1 quarterback but he could find his way to the middle of the first round if the Giants truly aren't interested in grabbing him at No. 6. The Redskins won't let him get past them here; as CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has been reporting since the combine, Washington loves Haskins and could even trade up for him. Put another way: No one believes Case Keenum or Colt McCoy are long-term answers, and it's unclear when Alex Smith will be cleared to play football again. Haskins is a traditional pocket passer who completed 70 percent of his throws and tossed 50 touchdowns in 2018.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Haskins was dominant during his 2018 seasons, completing 70 percent of his passes and throwing for 50 touchdowns. He's the best quarterback in this class, is a traditional dropback passer, and has the arm strength and accuracy to excel at the next level. There are concerns about his experience and mobility but neither will prevent him from being one of the first quarterbacks taken on draft day -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 4831 70 50 8
    16 Jonah WilliamsAlabama, Jr OL

    Right tackle Daryl Williams and left guard Greg Van Roten are both signed through 2019. We mention this because while Jonah Williams was a dominant left tackle for Alabama during the 2018 season there have been conversations about him moving to right tackle -- or even kicking inside to guard -- at the next level. Wherever he ends up, Williams is a technician who can be a starter from Day 1. He fills an clear need in Carolina.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Played right tackle as a freshman before moving to left tackle, where he was consistently one of the best players on Alabama's offense. Regularly shows good footwork, is rarely out of position, but he'll need to mitigate concerns about his athleticism to play blindside protector in the NFL. His future could be at guard though we like him a lot at tackle. -- RW

    17 Daniel JonesDuke, Jr QB

    Traded from: CLE

    The Giants have been linked to Jones since the Senior Bowl. And with him sitting on the board they can't pass him up, even with needs at right tackle (which they can fill in subsequent rounds, starting with the 37th pick). Jones played for David Cutcliffe at Duke and this is noteworthy because Cutcliffe is close with Peyton and Eli Manning. And when you watch Jones play, he looks a lot like a Manning -- his mannerisms, his footwork, they way he holds the football. Added bonus: He's a surprisingly good athlete who can run an RPO-heavy offense and rushed for 186 yards against North Carolina last season. And like Eli 15 years ago, Jones can begin his career on the bench.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Tall, decently athletic pocket passer with a quick release, good arm, impressive short accuracy, and flashes of pinpoint ball placement downfield. Strange tendency to fade away from momentum of his upper body, which comes from inability to reset his feet far too often when his first read isn't there. Hangs onto the ball in precarious situations too often or forces it downfield. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    11 2674 60.5 22 9
    18 Garrett BradburyNC State, Sr OL

    Center Pat Elfein had a tough 2018 season and the former Ohio State third-round pick has said in the past that he feels more comfortable at guard simply because he's played the position longer. Bradbury is the best center in this draft and one of the best offensive linemen, period. He could take over center duties, Elfein could move to guard and the Vikings' suspect offensive line would be vastly improved. Bradbury arrived at N.C. State as a tight end and he still flashes that athleticism -- including the 4.92 40 he blazed at the combine. If the goal is to keep Kirk Cousins clean, Bradbury is an easy choice here.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Bradbury is slender for the center spot and lacks in the power department, both in his hands and his anchor, but has insanely loose hips and flexible ankles which allow him to routinely win the leverage/angle battles on blocks most centers wouldn't come close to reaching. Tremendous combo blocker who's lightning quick finding linebackers at the second level. With more weight and strength, Bradbury can be an All-Pro interior blocker because of his athleticism and is the prototypical center you want in a zone-blocking scheme. -- CT

    19 Chris LindstromBoston College, Sr OL

    The top guard in this draft class, Lindstrom was dominant at Boston College. He'd seamlessly transition to the Titans where he'd be an upgrade over Kevin Pamphile, Aaron Stinnie or Corey Levin. Also: If the plan is to get the most out of Marcus Mariota, who will make $20.9 million in 2019 and could possibly hit free agency in the spring, surrounding him with a solid offensive line isn't a bad place to start.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Somewhat compact guard prospect with tackle feet who can fire multiple punches with good pop but isn't necessarily heavy-handed. Strengths of his game are his awareness to find work, stunt recognition and his light, always moving feet. Could stand to get a stronger anchor and add more weight but projects to a starting role at guard early in his career. -- CT

    20 Byron MurphyWashington, Soph CB

    Byron Murphy is our top cornerback and the Steelers don't overthink it here. They really need help in the secondary, Murphy is a special talent, and he'd be the obvious replacement to 2016 first-rounder Artie Burns, who was benched midway through last season. Murphy isn't as athletic as, say, Greedy Williams, but he wowed teams at the combine with his drill work and his game tape backs it up.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Impressive change of direction and mirroring techniques and shows good anticipation on route progressions. Also effective when coming off one route to attack another. Needs to do a better job of disengaging from WR blocks on running plays but an athletic cornerback plays much bigger than his 5-foot-11 frame. Still, could fall out to Day 2 because of size and 4.55 40 time. -- RW

    21 Clelin FerrellClemson, Jr EDGE

    Ferrell was arguably the best player on Clemson's defensive line chock full of first-rounders. He racked up 11.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss last season for the Tigers. Meanwhile, the Seahawks just traded Frank Clark, who had 13 sacks last season, and they need to reload on pass rushers. Ferrell does that and them some.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    A dominant college career, Ferrell has an explosive first step, good change of direction and a high motor. He needs to work on getting stronger but despite concerns about flexibility, he has the athleticism to regularly turn the corner on offensive tackles and get to the quarterback. -- RW

    22 Marquise BrownOklahoma, Jr WR

    Brown, who has blazing speed with the lateral quickness to match, has drawn comparisons to Tyreek Hill and DeSean Jackson. He also has the ability to put his foot in the ground and get in and out of cuts leaving defensive backs in a heap. Brown lacks strength as a blocker but is willing to do the job. He's great in the screen game, catches the ball cleanly, and is able to make defenders miss in small areas. A home-run hitter who suffered a Lisfranc injury that could scare off some teams, but the expectation is that he'll be ready by training camp. If the Ravens truly want their offense to evolve under Lamar Jackson, Brown's field-stretching ability is a good place to start.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Blazing speed with the lateral quickness to match; Brown has the ability to put his foot in the ground and get in and out of cuts leaving defensive backs behind. Lacks strength as a blocker but is willing to do the job. Brown is great in the screen game, catches the ball cleanly, and is able to make defenders miss in small areas. A home-run hitter who suffered a Lisfranc injury that could sideline him till late summer. A first-round talent that may slip because of the injury. -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 75 1318 17.6 10
    23 Andre DillardWashington St., Sr OL

    We've been saying it since January but it's worth repeating one last time: Deshaun Watson was sacked a whopping 62 times last season. SIXTY-TWO! Enter Andre Dilliard, who is the top pass-blocking tackle in this class. He has smooth feet, long arms, effortlessly deals with twists/stunts and shows the ability to get out in space on screen passes. He's unproven as a run blocker but that's only because he played in Mike Leach's Air Raid offense in Washington State.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Elite athlete for the left tackle spot with a surprisingly power anchor and above-average awareness of stunts. Short, powerful punch, and his feet continue to move as he mirrors edge rushers. Not much run-blocking experience in college, but he has the refined talent to be a franchise left tackle in today's NFL. -- CT

    24 Greedy WilliamsLSU, Soph CB

    Traded from: CHI

    Here's the question Williams will have to answer: Is he willing to tackle? Because he didn't always do that at LSU. But when he's focused on putting his athleticism to work there's no better cornerback in this draft. He's silky smooth in coverage and has full confidence in his abilities and athleticism. Williams can blanket receivers when he's locked in but other times looks disinterested. The Raiders certainly need help in the secondary and with the right coaching Williams could end up being a steal at this position.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Silky smooth in coverage and has full confidence in his abilities and athleticism. Can blanket receivers when he's locked but other times looks to lack focus. NFL source: 'He won't tackle anybody,' which could turn off some teams picking high in the draft. -- RW

    25 Juan ThornhillVirginia, Sr S

    Juan Thornhill had a quietly effective 2018 campaign and he used the combine as an exclamation point on the season. A former cornerback, Thornhill has insane athleticism (4.4 40, 44-inch vertical). He can cover from the slot and has the speed to run with wide receivers. He also has the strength and size to win downfield jump balls against bigger players. Thornhill needs to do better job getting off blocks but has all the tools to be a solid NFL player and make an immediate impact.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    A former cornerback, Thornhill has insane athleticism (4.4 40, 44-inch vertical). He can cover from the slot, has the speed to run with wide receivers. Also has the strength and size to win downfield jump balls against bigger players. Thornhill needs to do better job getting off blocks but has all the tools to be a solid NFL player and make an immediate impact. -- RW

    26 Jerry TilleryNotre Dame, Sr DL

    Matt Eberflus transformed the Colts into a good defense in 2018. To go from good to great, Indy needs to add a few more pieces. Jerry Tillery has an explosive first step and his raw strength coupled with effective hand usage makes it incredibly difficult for offensive linemen to sustain blocks. He's a constant disruptive presence in the backfield on both run and pass plays and displays good awareness. He has unique size (6-foot-6), is impossible to move off spot, and has the power to regularly collapse pocket. If he can play with more consistency Tillery could end be one of the biggest surprises of this class.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Tillery has an explosive first step and his raw strength coupled with effective hand usage makes it incredibly difficult for offensive linemen to sustain blocks. He's a constant disruptive presence in the backfield on both run and pass plays and displays good awareness. Has unique size (6-foot-6) and is impossible to move off spot with the power to regularly collapse pocket. -- RW

    27 Josh JacobsAlabama, Jr RB

    Traded from: DAL

    The Raiders added offensive weapons Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams, Ryan Grant and Isaiah Crowell in the offseason but after addressing pass rusher and cornerback with their first two first-rounders, Oakland gets Derek Carr one more weapon. Jacobs is likely the only running back to go in Round 1 and for good reason. He's compactly built, a one-cut-and-explodes type runner who excels at setting up blocks. Jacobs is difficult to bring down with initial contact and his speed affords him the ability to bounce plays outside -- though he doesn't force it. He runs hard, with purpose, is an efficient pass blocker, shows good hands as a receiver and can also return kicks. He's the best running back in this class and it's not close.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Compactly built, one-cut-and-explodes type runner who excels at setting up blocks. Jacobs is difficult to bring down with initial contact he his speed affords him the ability to bounce plays outside -- though he doesn't force it. He runs hard, with purpose, is an efficient pass blocker, shows good hands as a receiver and can also return kicks. He's the best running back in this class and it's not close. -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP ATT YDS AVG TDS
    15 120 640 5.3 11
    28 Dexter LawrenceClemson, Jr DL

    Don't be fooled by his 6-foot-4, 342-pound frame. Dexter Lawrence is an incredible athlete and while first appearance might suggest otherwise, he's a three-down player. For some perspective on just how versatile he is, during the 2018 season Lawrence ranked fourth in Pro Football Focus' pass-rush productivity metric and was sixth in run-stop percentage. There's also this: In Los Angeles, he'll be bookended by Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa. Good luck stopping that.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Regularly requires double teams, pushes the pocket even if he's not a pure pass rusher. Disrupts passing game by getting hands up, deflecting passes and also has athleticism to drop into zone coverage. Is he a three-down player? That's what NFL teams will have to decide but there's no denying he's an immovable object in the middle of the defensive line who can use his sheer power to regularly be disruptive near the line of scrimmage. -- RW

    29 Darnell Savage, Jr.Maryland, Sr S

    Traded from: KC

    Savage, whom the Seahawks had in for a private visit, can play deep safety, nickel backer or line up in the slot. He explodes downhill and his 4.37 speed allows him to disguise coverages until the last moment. He is a good tackler but is sometimes out of control when trying to make plays near the line of scrimmage. And while Savage can sometimes be fooled in coverage, he has the athleticism and speed to make up for those mistakes -- and he'll only get better with experience.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Savage can play deep safety, nickel backer or line up in the slot. He explodes downhill and his speed allows him to disguise coverages until last moment. He is a good tackler but can sometimes be out of control when trying to make plays near the line of scrimmage. Can sometimes be fooled in coverage but has the athleticism and speed to make up for most mistakes, and he'll only get better with experience. -- RW

    30 Dalton RisnerKansas St., Sr OL

    Traded from: NO

    Brian Bulaga is in the final year of his contract and Dalton Risner is a logical choice here. The Kansas State standout excelled at right tackle in college but there have been discussions about kicking him inside to guard, and possibly even center. But don't sleep on Risner at tackle; he got the best of Montez Sweat when Kansas State and Mississippi State faced off in 2018, and he had an impressive Senior Bowl week too. Risner is a first-round talent who can play anywhere along the O-line.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Chippy, versatile blocker with impressive feet, a heavy anchor, and the ability to recover if initially beaten, although the latter doesn't happen very often at all. Despite a lack of prototypical size, Risner projects to the right tackle spot but has the mobility to play anywhere up front. -- CT

    31 Jeffery SimmonsMiss. State, Jr DL

    Jeffery Simmons is a top-5 talent. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in February, which means he won't be healthy until midway through the season, best case. But when he returns, the Rams will have a dominant young player in the middle of a defense that lost Ndamukong Suh in free agency but still includes Aaron Donald.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Tore ACL before combine, which could drop him out of the first round even though he's a top-10 tlent. Simmons can't be moved off spot, is strong at point of attack, and has the ability to disengage from blocks to make tackles near the line of scrimmage. Very athletic, tenacious motor and is as effective against the run as teh pass. A disruptive backfield presence who is always near the ball. -- RW

    32 Drew LockMissouri, SrMOCK TRADE from NE QB

    Mock Trade from: NE

    Broncos general manager John Elway has long been linked to Drew Lock, dating back to the 2018 season, continuing through Senior Bowl week and concluding in Nashville during the first round of the draft. Plus, the team has a history of trading back into the first round in search of a franchise quarterback; Elway did just that in 2016 when he moved up to No. 26 to grab Paxton Lynch, who lasted just two years in Denver before he was released days before the 2018 season. Lock has the best arm in this class, is an accurate deep-ball throw and is surprisingly athletic (he ran a 4.69 40). And after a rocky start, which was due to learning a new offense, he finished his senior season strong. In Denver he becomes Elway's latest stab at finding a franchise quarterback.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Good-sized, decently athletic, big-armed pocket passer who can throw from many platforms and bases with good, not great accuracy and lives for the deep ball. Occasional bad miss on easy throws when he trusts his arm too much and delivers while off balance. Flashed the ability to read the entire field and typically showcased good pocket patience. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    13 3498 62.9 28 8
  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Kyler MurrayOklahoma, Jr QB

    Yes, I do think there's been some discussion this week about whether or not the Cardinals should pick Murray. But this is still the most likely scenario and, on paper, a great fit with new head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Off-the-charts athleticism make him one of the most explosive players in this draft class. Will draw comparisons to Russell Wilson but is a better athlete. Can play in the pocket and doesn't look to run if first progression isn't there. Shows good accuracy and touch, and can make every throw. His height (he measured 5-foot-10 at the combine) will be the biggest concern for some NFL teams but Murray could still be the first-overall pick, following in the footsteps of former Oklahoma teammate and Hesiman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield. -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 4361 69 42 7
    2 Nick BosaOhio St., Jr EDGE

    This is really the only slam dunk pairing in the top 10. Even though he'd be the fourth defensive lineman the 49ers have taken in the last five Round 1s, he rounds out the group up front opposite newly acquired Dee Ford.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Well-built, bendy, explosive, hand-work master who can win a variety of ways when flying around the corner. Sets a strong edge and can disengage from blockers to make plays against the run near the line of scrimmage. Core muscle injury is slightly concerning, but otherwise, he's a polished, instant impact rookie. -- CT

    3 Ed OliverHouston, Jr DL

    Edge is a greater need for the Jets, and they'd love to trade out. In this scenario, they can't get a good enough deal to move out, so they instead go with Oliver to pair with Leonard Williams inside.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Played over the center in college and regularly dominated, but will move to 3-technique in the NFL where he have more opportunities to shoot gaps. Low center of gravity, nonstop motor, unparalleled get-off and the leverage to regularly win at the line of scrimmage, Oliver is a top-5 talent. -- RW

    4 Devin WhiteLSU, Jr LB

    Would this be considered enough of a "surprise" at No. 4? White would be the immediate quarterback of Oakland's defense, and you better believe Jon Gruden would love his speed at the second level.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    A physical tackler with sideline-to-sideline speed, White is exactly what NFL teams are looking for in a linebacker. Sometimes a step slow on play-action reads -- but can often make up for it with speed, quickness and athleticism. -- RW

    5 Dwayne HaskinsOhio St., SophMOCK TRADE from TB QB

    Mock Trade from: TB

    The Bengals get aggressive in finding a future franchis QB with their new head coach Zac Taylor. The Bucs would seriously consider Quinnen Williams or Josh Allen here but instead pick up more early picks.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Haskins was dominant during his 2018 seasons, completing 70 percent of his passes and throwing for 50 touchdowns. He's the best quarterback in this class, is a traditional dropback passer, and has the arm strength and accuracy to excel at the next level. There are concerns about his experience and mobility but neither will prevent him from being one of the first quarterbacks taken on draft day -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 4831 70 50 8
    6 Josh AllenKentucky, Sr EDGE

    The Giants need to address the edge spot after trading Olivier Vernon this offseason. In this scenario, they're ecstatic he's still available at No. 6 overall.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Returned to Kentucky for senior season and added 15 pounds of muscle. Has a quick first step -- often first off the ball -- to regularly beat offensive tackles -- but can also beat them with power. Can occasionally get engulfed by blockers but effectively uses hands to win more times than not. Also has the athleticism to drop into coverage, which he was asked to do in college. - RW

    7 Quinnen WilliamsAlabama, Soph DL

    Doug Marrone, Tom Coughlin, and Dave Caldwell remember how vital their defensive line when the team was a few minutes away from playing in the Super Bowl. Williams, to some, is the best prospect in this class.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Williams has one of the quickest first steps in this draft class. He was perpetually in backfield last season, blowing up the run and pass game. He's a pocket-collapser with unmatched athleticism who regularly defeats double-teams and has a legit case to be the first player taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. -- RW

    8 Rashan GaryMichigan, Jr DL

    Gary, like splash free-agent signee Trey Flowers, can disrupt from anywhere on the defensive line in Detroit.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Quick first step for a big man. Insane athlete who played out of position at Michigan. Best suited as a defensive end in the NFL where his rip move can be hard to counter for offensive tackles. -- RW

    9 Jonah WilliamsAlabama, Jr OL

    Williams has ties to current Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who had the same position with the Crimson Tide in 2017. The Alabama blocker is the type of prepared, high character guy Sean McDermott likes.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Played right tackle as a freshman before moving to left tackle, where he was consistently one of the best players on Alabama's offense. Regularly shows good footwork, is rarely out of position, but he'll need to mitigate concerns about his athleticism to play blindside protector in the NFL. His future could be at guard though we like him a lot at tackle. -- RW

    10 T.J. HockensonIowa, Soph TE

    Joe Flacco often relied on his tight ends in Baltimore and the Broncos have to get better at that position. Hockenson would fit awesomely in Denver and provide a boost to the run game thanks to his blocking prowess.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Young, dynamic pass-catching option with the athleticism and speed to threaten the seam and make catches well outside his frame. Immense leg churn as a blocker and very accurate finding linebackers in space. Probably needs to add more strength at the next level to control defensive ends at the point of attack, but is arguably the most exciting, new-age tight end to enter the league over the past few drafts. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 49 760 15.5 6
    11 Devin BushMichigan, JrMOCK TRADE from CIN LB

    Mock Trade from: CIN

    Amazing draft-board maneuvering from the Buccaneers here. They move out of No. 5 overall and still get Bush, another blisteringly fast linebackers to man the middle of their defense.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Fantastic athlete as evidenced by his 4.43 40 at the combine. Can line up in slot to cover tight ends and shows ability to change direction when going from rush to coverage. Solid tackler who has second gear when in pursuit. Has sideline-to-sideline speed and a high motor, and is a likely first-round pick. -- RW

    12 Noah FantIowa, Jr TE

    Fant is a dangerous seam-stretcher who can win in contested-catch situations with relative ease. He'd be an instant-impact player with Aaron Rodgers.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Springy, fast, and elusive seam-stretching tight end with receiver-like pass-catching skills. Experience and flashes of consistency in-line as a blocker. The team that drafts him will be doing so mostly on his plus ability to boost the passing game. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 39 519 13.3 7
    13 Daniel JonesDuke, JrMOCK TRADE from MIA QB

    Mock Trade from: MIA

    At the start of their rebuild, the Dolphins would love to accumulate future draft picks. As for the Giants, they'd land a top defensive prospect and Dave Gettleman's guy in Jones.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Tall, decently athletic pocket passer with a quick release, good arm, impressive short accuracy, and flashes of pinpoint ball placement downfield. Strange tendency to fade away from momentum of his upper body, which comes from inability to reset his feet far too often when his first read isn't there. Hangs onto the ball in precarious situations too often or forces it downfield. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    11 2674 60.5 22 9
    14 Christian WilkinsClemson, Sr DL

    The Falcons must get more stout on the inside of their defensive line, and Wilkins would be the perfect complement to Grady Jarrett.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Thick, muscular, well-rounded defensive tackle who can carry out multiple responsibilities up front, whether it be one-gapping or eating blockers. Good, not great athleticism but is a polished hand work defender who can overpower guards and centers. Should be a solid asset for the team that drafts him for his entire career. -- CT

    15 Marquise BrownOklahoma, Jr WR

    Brown would add a much-needed speed/deep threat to the receiver group in Washington. He be useful out of the slot too, a position that needs a serious weapon after Jamison Crowder signed with the Jets in free agency.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Blazing speed with the lateral quickness to match; Brown has the ability to put his foot in the ground and get in and out of cuts leaving defensive backs behind. Lacks strength as a blocker but is willing to do the job. Brown is great in the screen game, catches the ball cleanly, and is able to make defenders miss in small areas. A home-run hitter who suffered a Lisfranc injury that could sideline him till late summer. A first-round talent that may slip because of the injury. -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 75 1318 17.6 10
    16 Brian BurnsFlorida St., Jr EDGE

    Burns needs to continue to add weight, but he has the natural pass-rushing talent to be a superstar. The Panthers address one of their most glaring needs here.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Concerns about his weight (he reportedly played at 235 during the 2018 season) were alleviated at the combine where he weighed 249. It didn't hurt that he ran a 4.53 40. Burns is an explosive edge rusher who is surprisingly strong. Regularly wins to the outside with his speed but showed the ability to run stunts inside as well. Needs to get better with hand usage and better develop his pass-rush moves but he reminds us on the field of Aldon Smith. -- RW

    17 Andre DillardWashington St., SrMOCK TRADE from NYG OL

    Mock Trade from: NYG

    Yes, the Dolphins just picked up the fifth-year option on 2016 first-round Laremy Tunsil. But that doesn't mean he'll be around past 2020. They simply can't pass on Dillard to protect their eventual franchise QB.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Elite athlete for the left tackle spot with a surprisingly power anchor and above-average awareness of stunts. Short, powerful punch, and his feet continue to move as he mirrors edge rushers. Not much run-blocking experience in college, but he has the refined talent to be a franchise left tackle in today's NFL. -- CT

    18 Garrett BradburyNC State, Sr OL

    The Vikings are another team in need of a talent infusion up front, and Bradbury is an ultra-athletic center capable of carrying out difficult blocks on the move and across gaps.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Bradbury is slender for the center spot and lacks in the power department, both in his hands and his anchor, but has insanely loose hips and flexible ankles which allow him to routinely win the leverage/angle battles on blocks most centers wouldn't come close to reaching. Tremendous combo blocker who's lightning quick finding linebackers at the second level. With more weight and strength, Bradbury can be an All-Pro interior blocker because of his athleticism and is the prototypical center you want in a zone-blocking scheme. -- CT

    19 Clelin FerrellClemson, Jr EDGE

    Ferrell is a long, heavy, and athletic edge rusher with an improving collection of pass-rushing moves. He's what the doctor ordered for the Titans.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    A dominant college career, Ferrell has an explosive first step, good change of direction and a high motor. He needs to work on getting stronger but despite concerns about flexibility, he has the athleticism to regularly turn the corner on offensive tackles and get to the quarterback. -- RW

    20 D.K. MetcalfOle Miss, Soph WR

    HELLO. Arguably the most polarizing offensive non-quarterback in this class lands to help replace Antonio Brown. Awesome fit with Ben Roethlisberger's downfield prowess.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Eats up cushion against cornerbacks and despite poor shuttle and 3-cone drills at the combine, routinely shows the ability to put the foot in the ground and get and out of breaks. He's good at creating separation with shoulder fakes and blazing speed (4.33 40). Also displays soft hands when hauling in long arcing throws, can high-point the ball on fade routes and has strong hands to fight off physical cornerbacks for the ball. -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    7 26 569 21.9 5
    21 Juan ThornhillVirginia, Sr S

    Thornhill is a rangy center fielder with impressive size and serious range. His tremendous combine is likely to have piqued the interest of GM John Schneider.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    A former cornerback, Thornhill has insane athleticism (4.4 40, 44-inch vertical). He can cover from the slot, has the speed to run with wide receivers. Also has the strength and size to win downfield jump balls against bigger players. Thornhill needs to do better job getting off blocks but has all the tools to be a solid NFL player and make an immediate impact. -- RW

    22 Cody FordOklahoma, Jr OL

    The Ravens wants to overwhelm teams with an old-school running attack in a new-school passing area. Ford would add more power to an already solid offensive line.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Power blocker who creates serious torque with faster-than-you'd-expect leg churn and has great feet for his size which allow him to mirror well. He's long enough to deal with small speed-rushers but they give him more problems than power rushers. May not have the explosiveness in his kick slide to play on the edge, yet still a fun, punishing offensive line prospect. -- CT

    23 Greedy WilliamsLSU, Soph CB

    Williams could go earlier than this, yet his combine measurements were a little disappointing, and there's always a stunning draft-day slide for a perceived top prospect.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Silky smooth in coverage and has full confidence in his abilities and athleticism. Can blanket receivers when he's locked but other times looks to lack focus. NFL source: 'He won't tackle anybody,' which could turn off some teams picking high in the draft. -- RW

    24 Montez SweatMiss. State, Sr EDGE

    Traded from: CHI

    Last year, Jon Gruden took Maurice Hurst despite some teams' concerns over his heart condition. Sweat could slide because of a heart condition too. The Raiders seem like a team willing to stop that slide.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Looks like an NFL defensive end. Coming off a strong season at Mississippi State and only reconfirmed his ability to dominate at the Senior Bowl. Sweat uses his strength and hands to overpower offensive linemen and get into the backfield though he'll need to prove he's flexible enough to regularly win on the edge. -- RW

    25 Erik McCoyTexas A&M, Jr OL

    The Eagles have long had one of the league's best offensive lines. Infusing it with some talented youth would be a shrewd decision from GM Howie Roseman.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Compact, mobile interior blocker with good accuracy with his punch. When he can brace for a blitzer, he has sturdy anchor but is susceptible to counter moves from high-caliber defensive linemen because his feet stop moving on occasion. With more weight and power, McCoy can be a quality starter at center. -- CT

    26 Jeffery SimmonsMiss. State, Jr DL

    Simmons is too talented to fall out of Round 1, and for a playoff-caliber club like the Colts, they'd be fine if he's not ready to step onto the field at 100 percent until November.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Tore ACL before combine, which could drop him out of the first round even though he's a top-10 tlent. Simmons can't be moved off spot, is strong at point of attack, and has the ability to disengage from blocks to make tackles near the line of scrimmage. Very athletic, tenacious motor and is as effective against the run as teh pass. A disruptive backfield presence who is always near the ball. -- RW

    27 Greedy WilliamsLSU, Soph CB

    Traded from: DAL

    The Raiders seem like the only team willing to draft Jacobs in Round 1, and they do have a big need at the position.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Silky smooth in coverage and has full confidence in his abilities and athleticism. Can blanket receivers when he's locked but other times looks to lack focus. NFL source: 'He won't tackle anybody,' which could turn off some teams picking high in the draft. -- RW

    28 Dexter LawrenceClemson, Jr DL

    A gigantic defensive tackle with some pass-rushing ability between Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa should sound good to all Chargers fans.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Regularly requires double teams, pushes the pocket even if he's not a pure pass rusher. Disrupts passing game by getting hands up, deflecting passes and also has athleticism to drop into zone coverage. Is he a three-down player? That's what NFL teams will have to decide but there's no denying he's an immovable object in the middle of the defensive line who can use his sheer power to regularly be disruptive near the line of scrimmage. -- RW

    29 Chase WinovichMichigan, Sr EDGE

    Traded from: KC

    The Seahawks stay 'on brand' with their love of plus athletes. And Winovich proved at the combine he's an upper-level athlete. He has a decent repertoire of pass-rushing moves and a non-stop motor too. Cheap replacement for Clark.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Decently bendy edge rusher who plays with his hair on fire and enters the league with a nice arsenal of initial pass-rushing moves. While his pass-rushing moves are decently effective, he's not heavy handed and doesn't convert speed to much power. Potential to be a three-down defensive end in the future and should be a solid contributor early. -- CT

    30 Drew LockMissouri, Sr QB

    Traded from: NO

    Lock as the big faller of the quarterback group? It could happen. And Packers fans would be scratching their heads with this pick. But it'd be a decently prudent one for new GM Brian Gutekunst.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Good-sized, decently athletic, big-armed pocket passer who can throw from many platforms and bases with good, not great accuracy and lives for the deep ball. Occasional bad miss on easy throws when he trusts his arm too much and delivers while off balance. Flashed the ability to read the entire field and typically showcased good pocket patience. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    13 3498 62.9 28 8
    31 Chris LindstromBoston College, Sr OL

    The Rams have to reconstruct the offensive line after losing Rodger Saffold. Lindstrom proved his worth as a tackle at Boston College before kicking inside as a senior and proving to be an athletic, mauling guard.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Somewhat compact guard prospect with tackle feet who can fire multiple punches with good pop but isn't necessarily heavy-handed. Strengths of his game are his awareness to find work, stunt recognition and his light, always moving feet. Could stand to get a stronger anchor and add more weight but projects to a starting role at guard early in his career. -- CT

    32 Jerry TilleryNotre Dame, Sr DL

    After losing Trey Flowers on the free-agent market, the Patriots could be interested in adding a position versatile defensive lineman with active hands. They'd get that here with Tillery.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Tillery has an explosive first step and his raw strength coupled with effective hand usage makes it incredibly difficult for offensive linemen to sustain blocks. He's a constant disruptive presence in the backfield on both run and pass plays and displays good awareness. Has unique size (6-foot-6) and is impossible to move off spot with the power to regularly collapse pocket. -- RW

  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Kyler MurrayOklahoma, Jr QB

    I've done plenty of mocks with the Cardinals trading out of this pick instead of taking Murray, but since that hasn't happened, let's go ahead and explore a scenario where they do decide to punt on Josh Rosen. I don't think this pick is a lock, however.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Off-the-charts athleticism make him one of the most explosive players in this draft class. Will draw comparisons to Russell Wilson but is a better athlete. Can play in the pocket and doesn't look to run if first progression isn't there. Shows good accuracy and touch, and can make every throw. His height (he measured 5-foot-10 at the combine) will be the biggest concern for some NFL teams but Murray could still be the first-overall pick, following in the footsteps of former Oklahoma teammate and Hesiman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield. -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 4361 69 42 7
    2 Nick BosaOhio St., Jr EDGE

    If the Cardinals take Bosa No. 1, the 49ers would likely jump on Quinnen Williams here or see if they can get a decent haul from a team looking to trade up for a QB. No reason to swerve away from this match at this point.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Well-built, bendy, explosive, hand-work master who can win a variety of ways when flying around the corner. Sets a strong edge and can disengage from blockers to make plays against the run near the line of scrimmage. Core muscle injury is slightly concerning, but otherwise, he's a polished, instant impact rookie. -- CT

    3 Dwayne HaskinsOhio St., SophMOCK TRADE from NYJ QB

    Mock Trade from: NYJ

    The Redskins seem like the best bet to make a bold move up for a QB, and pulling this off will cost them a first-round pick next year plus multiple Day 2 picks. Will it be worth it? Only time will tell.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Haskins was dominant during his 2018 seasons, completing 70 percent of his passes and throwing for 50 touchdowns. He's the best quarterback in this class, is a traditional dropback passer, and has the arm strength and accuracy to excel at the next level. There are concerns about his experience and mobility but neither will prevent him from being one of the first quarterbacks taken on draft day -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 4831 70 50 8
    4 Quinnen WilliamsAlabama, Soph DL

    I think the Raiders are in play for not only Murray, but Haskins as well. But with both off the board in the first three picks, they 'settle' for maybe the best overall player in the draft, one who fills a huge need.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Williams has one of the quickest first steps in this draft class. He was perpetually in backfield last season, blowing up the run and pass game. He's a pocket-collapser with unmatched athleticism who regularly defeats double-teams and has a legit case to be the first player taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. -- RW

    5 Devin WhiteLSU, Jr LB

    Would the Bucs take White with Josh Allen still on the board? I think it's a definite possibility, as White appears to be a safer play even if he doesn't fill as large of a need. The last of quality off-ball LBs in this class should get White into the top five.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    A physical tackler with sideline-to-sideline speed, White is exactly what NFL teams are looking for in a linebacker. Sometimes a step slow on play-action reads -- but can often make up for it with speed, quickness and athleticism. -- RW

    6 Josh AllenKentucky, Sr EDGE

    With Haskins off the board, the Giants fill their pass-rush need with Allen, a potential top-three pick who manages to get to New York here.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Returned to Kentucky for senior season and added 15 pounds of muscle. Has a quick first step -- often first off the ball -- to regularly beat offensive tackles -- but can also beat them with power. Can occasionally get engulfed by blockers but effectively uses hands to win more times than not. Also has the athleticism to drop into coverage, which he was asked to do in college. - RW

    7 Ed OliverHouston, Jr DL

    The Jaguars prioritize defense above all, and their pass rush is on shaky ground after 2019. Though players like T.J. Hockenson or an offensive linemen also make sense, it'll be impossible to pass on Oliver if he slips here.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Played over the center in college and regularly dominated, but will move to 3-technique in the NFL where he have more opportunities to shoot gaps. Low center of gravity, nonstop motor, unparalleled get-off and the leverage to regularly win at the line of scrimmage, Oliver is a top-5 talent. -- RW

    8 Jawaan TaylorFlorida, JrMOCK TRADE from DET OL

    Mock Trade from: DET

    The Panthers make a big move up the board, giving up No. 16 and 47 for this pick and No. 185, then selecting the top offensive lineman in the draft. He'll look to push Daryl Williams for a starting role immediately.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Immensely powerful tackle with above-average mobility in any direction and while not super explosive, he can get to the second level relatively quickly on outside runs and destroy linebackers. At times his lateral quickness is pushed to the limit by speedy edge rushers, but he has heavy hands he deploys with mostly good timing and decent accuracy. Franchise right tackle. -- CT

    9 Jonah WilliamsAlabama, Jr OL

    The Bills miss out on Taylor but still decide to stick with offensive line help with the top defensive linemen off the board. The team has upgraded its line considerably this offseason, yet Williams would still be a clear upgrade wherever they put him.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Played right tackle as a freshman before moving to left tackle, where he was consistently one of the best players on Alabama's offense. Regularly shows good footwork, is rarely out of position, but he'll need to mitigate concerns about his athleticism to play blindside protector in the NFL. His future could be at guard though we like him a lot at tackle. -- RW

    10 Drew LockMissouri, Sr QB

    I don't think the Broncos are under pressure to take a QB with this pick, but Lock seems like a great match for what Elway wants. If Jonah Williams or Devin White were available, this would be a tougher pick.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Good-sized, decently athletic, big-armed pocket passer who can throw from many platforms and bases with good, not great accuracy and lives for the deep ball. Occasional bad miss on easy throws when he trusts his arm too much and delivers while off balance. Flashed the ability to read the entire field and typically showcased good pocket patience. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    13 3498 62.9 28 8
    11 Daniel JonesDuke, Jr QB

    The Bengals reboot at QB under new coach Zac Taylor, taking the plunge on the final Round 1 quarterback remaining. Expect Jones to sit and learn for as long as possible, with the hope Andy Dalton can build trade value.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Tall, decently athletic pocket passer with a quick release, good arm, impressive short accuracy, and flashes of pinpoint ball placement downfield. Strange tendency to fade away from momentum of his upper body, which comes from inability to reset his feet far too often when his first read isn't there. Hangs onto the ball in precarious situations too often or forces it downfield. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    11 2674 60.5 22 9
    12 Devin BushMichigan, Jr LB

    I think this is the lowest Bush is going to fall. The Packers made several upgrades to their defense but still need an off-ball linebacker to pair with Blake Martinez. Bush would officially make the Packers' defense a strength.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Fantastic athlete as evidenced by his 4.43 40 at the combine. Can line up in slot to cover tight ends and shows ability to change direction when going from rush to coverage. Solid tackler who has second gear when in pursuit. Has sideline-to-sideline speed and a high motor, and is a likely first-round pick. -- RW

    13 Andre DillardWashington St., SrMOCK TRADE from MIA OL

    Mock Trade from: MIA

    The Texans can't afford to wait on an offensive lineman once Taylor and Williams go in the top 10, so they hook up with a Dolphins team that needs as many assets as it can get, giving up No. 23 and 54 in order to select an excellent left-tackle prospect.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Elite athlete for the left tackle spot with a surprisingly power anchor and above-average awareness of stunts. Short, powerful punch, and his feet continue to move as he mirrors edge rushers. Not much run-blocking experience in college, but he has the refined talent to be a franchise left tackle in today's NFL. -- CT

    14 Brian BurnsFlorida St., Jr EDGE

    I'd expect the Falcons to go with a front-four player with this pick, and with the draft deeper at defensive tackle than on the end, they elect to grab the athletic Burns to boost the pass rush off the edge.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Concerns about his weight (he reportedly played at 235 during the 2018 season) were alleviated at the combine where he weighed 249. It didn't hurt that he ran a 4.53 40. Burns is an explosive edge rusher who is surprisingly strong. Regularly wins to the outside with his speed but showed the ability to run stunts inside as well. Needs to get better with hand usage and better develop his pass-rush moves but he reminds us on the field of Aldon Smith. -- RW

    15 Montez SweatMiss. State, SrMOCK TRADE from WAS EDGE

    Mock Trade from: WAS

    After the big move down, the Jets pick up an edge rusher in Sweat who has drawn some medical concerns but should still be a top-20 pick in this draft.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Looks like an NFL defensive end. Coming off a strong season at Mississippi State and only reconfirmed his ability to dominate at the Senior Bowl. Sweat uses his strength and hands to overpower offensive linemen and get into the backfield though he'll need to prove he's flexible enough to regularly win on the edge. -- RW

    16 T.J. HockensonIowa, SophMOCK TRADE from CAR TE

    Mock Trade from: CAR

    The top two tight ends in this draft have a wide range of where they could be picked, with Hockenson a possible top-eight prospect who's still available to the Lions after they move down and add an extra second-round pick.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Young, dynamic pass-catching option with the athleticism and speed to threaten the seam and make catches well outside his frame. Immense leg churn as a blocker and very accurate finding linebackers in space. Probably needs to add more strength at the next level to control defensive ends at the point of attack, but is arguably the most exciting, new-age tight end to enter the league over the past few drafts. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 49 760 15.5 6
    17 Cody FordOklahoma, Jr OL

    Traded from: CLE

    The Giants went defense with their first pick, but here they land a guy who has a shot at being an excellent right tackle, despite buzz from many that his best fit is inside.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Power blocker who creates serious torque with faster-than-you'd-expect leg churn and has great feet for his size which allow him to mirror well. He's long enough to deal with small speed-rushers but they give him more problems than power rushers. May not have the explosiveness in his kick slide to play on the edge, yet still a fun, punishing offensive line prospect. -- CT

    18 Noah FantIowa, Jr TE

    The Vikings miss out on the top offensive linemen and will look to address that need on Day 2. Instead they go with a dynamic receiving weapon to make their offense all the more dangerous.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Springy, fast, and elusive seam-stretching tight end with receiver-like pass-catching skills. Experience and flashes of consistency in-line as a blocker. The team that drafts him will be doing so mostly on his plus ability to boost the passing game. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 39 519 13.3 7
    19 Christian WilkinsClemson, Sr DL

    The Titans could use more talent on the defensive line to help out Jurrell Casey, and Wilkins gives them a versatile piece who knows how to get after the quarterback. He and Casey would feast on weaker interior lines as teammates.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Thick, muscular, well-rounded defensive tackle who can carry out multiple responsibilities up front, whether it be one-gapping or eating blockers. Good, not great athleticism but is a polished hand work defender who can overpower guards and centers. Should be a solid asset for the team that drafts him for his entire career. -- CT

    20 Clelin FerrellClemson, Jr EDGE

    The Steelers could certainly use another corner even after signing Steven Nelson, but it'll be hard to pass on a front-seven player like Ferrell if one is available here. T.J. Watt finally has a long-term running buddy on the edge.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    A dominant college career, Ferrell has an explosive first step, good change of direction and a high motor. He needs to work on getting stronger but despite concerns about flexibility, he has the athleticism to regularly turn the corner on offensive tackles and get to the quarterback. -- RW

    21 Jeffery SimmonsMiss. State, JrMOCK TRADE from SEA DL

    Mock Trade from: SEA

    The Colts are in prime position to move up for the right guy if they want, and Simmons is too good of a fit to let him go before they're on the clock, even if he won't be able to contribute on Day 1 due to an ACL tear. They sacrifice No. 89 to make this move up.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Tore ACL before combine, which could drop him out of the first round even though he's a top-10 tlent. Simmons can't be moved off spot, is strong at point of attack, and has the ability to disengage from blocks to make tackles near the line of scrimmage. Very athletic, tenacious motor and is as effective against the run as teh pass. A disruptive backfield presence who is always near the ball. -- RW

    22 Marquise BrownOklahoma, Jr WR

    I think Brown will be the first receiver off the board after his medical rechecks went well, and he's the kind of versatile playmaker that could do a lot of damage in a run-first offense like Baltimore's.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Blazing speed with the lateral quickness to match; Brown has the ability to put his foot in the ground and get in and out of cuts leaving defensive backs behind. Lacks strength as a blocker but is willing to do the job. Brown is great in the screen game, catches the ball cleanly, and is able to make defenders miss in small areas. A home-run hitter who suffered a Lisfranc injury that could sideline him till late summer. A first-round talent that may slip because of the injury. -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 75 1318 17.6 10
    23 Dexter LawrenceClemson, JrMOCK TRADE from HOU DL

    Mock Trade from: HOU

    The Dolphins should basically be best player available with this pick considering all their needs, and here that's the massive Lawrence, who should be a huge boost to the rush defense while possessing the ability to create some pressure from the interior as well.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Regularly requires double teams, pushes the pocket even if he's not a pure pass rusher. Disrupts passing game by getting hands up, deflecting passes and also has athleticism to drop into zone coverage. Is he a three-down player? That's what NFL teams will have to decide but there's no denying he's an immovable object in the middle of the defensive line who can use his sheer power to regularly be disruptive near the line of scrimmage. -- RW

    24 Josh JacobsAlabama, Jr RB

    Traded from: CHI

    Can the Raiders let Jacobs fall any further if they want him? Considering the Eagles are sitting at No. 25 and could definitely use a running back with his talents, I think the answer is no. With the board wide open at CB, Oakland takes Jacobs now and eyes a corner in a few picks.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Compactly built, one-cut-and-explodes type runner who excels at setting up blocks. Jacobs is difficult to bring down with initial contact he his speed affords him the ability to bounce plays outside -- though he doesn't force it. He runs hard, with purpose, is an efficient pass blocker, shows good hands as a receiver and can also return kicks. He's the best running back in this class and it's not close. -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP ATT YDS AVG TDS
    15 120 640 5.3 11
    25 Garrett BradburyNC State, Sr OL

    Bradbury could go 10 picks earlier and no one would blink, but here he slips down to the Eagles, where he would be a perfect fit for Doug Pederson's offense. He can compete to start at guard initially while serving as the heir apparent to Jason Kelce at the pivot.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Bradbury is slender for the center spot and lacks in the power department, both in his hands and his anchor, but has insanely loose hips and flexible ankles which allow him to routinely win the leverage/angle battles on blocks most centers wouldn't come close to reaching. Tremendous combo blocker who's lightning quick finding linebackers at the second level. With more weight and strength, Bradbury can be an All-Pro interior blocker because of his athleticism and is the prototypical center you want in a zone-blocking scheme. -- CT

    26 Irv Smith Jr.Alabama, JrMOCK TRADE from SEA TE

    Mock Trade from: SEA

    The Patriots have plenty of ammo to move up in this draft with 12 picks in all, so they burn one to get ahead of the Raiders for the last potential first-round talent at tight end. Smith might not be as good as the Iowa duo but he's better than he showed at the combine.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Impressive yards-after-the-catch tight end with H-back size. Flashes of strength as a blocker but best split out in the slot for a mismatch advantage against nickel corners or linebackers. Decent athlete for the position with reliable hands. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    15 44 710 16.1 7
    27 Greedy WilliamsLSU, Soph CB

    A corner finally comes off the board, with the Raiders closing up their first-round account with a man named Greedy. He's not the greatest tackler, but Williams has the ability to make game-changing plays anytime the ball is thrown his direction.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Silky smooth in coverage and has full confidence in his abilities and athleticism. Can blanket receivers when he's locked but other times looks to lack focus. NFL source: 'He won't tackle anybody,' which could turn off some teams picking high in the draft. -- RW

    28 Byron MurphyWashington, Soph CB

    The Chargers could go in a number of directions with this pick, and I like the value here with the excellent Murphy, who doesn't run fast but is fantastic at playing the position. His testing profile is similar to that of Casey Hayward, a player that has paid off for the Chargers.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Impressive change of direction and mirroring techniques and shows good anticipation on route progressions. Also effective when coming off one route to attack another. Needs to do a better job of disengaging from WR blocks on running plays but an athletic cornerback plays much bigger than his 5-foot-11 frame. Still, could fall out to Day 2 because of size and 4.55 40 time. -- RW

    29 Kaleb McGaryWashington, Sr OL

    Traded from: KC

    The Seahawks are finally on the clock after trading back twice with their first pick to accumulate Day 2 selections. With the pick they landed as part of the Frank Clark trade, they add a huge upgrade at right tackle who can start on Day 1.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Tall tackle who plays with a low, under-control style, is linearly explosive for his size, but lacks lateral mobility. Poppy combo-blocker who's very useful when asked to get to the second level but his feet stop moving at times when facing an outside speed rush. Starter potential but probably best as a swing tackle to start his career. -- CT

    30 Chris LindstromBoston College, Sr OL

    Traded from: NO

    The Packers would have loved to get McGary here, but Lindstrom is a nice consolation as someone who can start at guard immediately and give Aaron Rodgers more protection.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Somewhat compact guard prospect with tackle feet who can fire multiple punches with good pop but isn't necessarily heavy-handed. Strengths of his game are his awareness to find work, stunt recognition and his light, always moving feet. Could stand to get a stronger anchor and add more weight but projects to a starting role at guard early in his career. -- CT

    31 Erik McCoyTexas A&M, Jr OL

    The run on linemen continues with McCoy, a versatile blocker who can slot in at guard or center depending on how the scheduled replacements for John Sullivan and Rodger Saffold fare.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Compact, mobile interior blocker with good accuracy with his punch. When he can brace for a blitzer, he has sturdy anchor but is susceptible to counter moves from high-caliber defensive linemen because his feet stop moving on occasion. With more weight and power, McCoy can be a quality starter at center. -- CT

    32 Chauncey Gardner-JohnsonFlorida, JrMOCK TRADE from NE S

    Mock Trade from: NE

    The Seahawks replace Earl Thomas with a free safety prospect here in Gardner-Johnson, who is capable of playing slot corner as well if asked. No. 21 would be too early for him, but if the team can move back and add picks, he makes sense here.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Can play in the slot, near the line of scrimmage, and effectively blitz off the slot. He also has the strength to take on blockers and affect the play behind it. Explodes downhill to make plays and sShows good coverage ability on shorter routes in front of him. His athleticism and versatility will make him attractive to NFL teams and Gardner-Johnson could end up being a Day 1 selection. -- RW

  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Quinnen WilliamsAlabama, Soph DL

    Rather than take a quarterback, I have them taking the best down player in the draft.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Williams has one of the quickest first steps in this draft class. He was perpetually in backfield last season, blowing up the run and pass game. He's a pocket-collapser with unmatched athleticism who regularly defeats double-teams and has a legit case to be the first player taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. -- RW

    2 Nick BosaOhio St., Jr EDGE

    The 49ers would love to get an elite edge player to add to their defense. Bosa would be that.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Well-built, bendy, explosive, hand-work master who can win a variety of ways when flying around the corner. Sets a strong edge and can disengage from blockers to make plays against the run near the line of scrimmage. Core muscle injury is slightly concerning, but otherwise, he's a polished, instant impact rookie. -- CT

    3 Josh AllenKentucky, Sr EDGE

    When was the last time the Jets had a great edge rusher? Allen has that type of potential.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Returned to Kentucky for senior season and added 15 pounds of muscle. Has a quick first step -- often first off the ball -- to regularly beat offensive tackles -- but can also beat them with power. Can occasionally get engulfed by blockers but effectively uses hands to win more times than not. Also has the athleticism to drop into coverage, which he was asked to do in college. - RW

    4 Kyler MurrayOklahoma, Jr QB

    Jon Gruden couldn't help himself in this scenario even though defense is the major need. This wouldn't be a good sign for Derek Carr.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Off-the-charts athleticism make him one of the most explosive players in this draft class. Will draw comparisons to Russell Wilson but is a better athlete. Can play in the pocket and doesn't look to run if first progression isn't there. Shows good accuracy and touch, and can make every throw. His height (he measured 5-foot-10 at the combine) will be the biggest concern for some NFL teams but Murray could still be the first-overall pick, following in the footsteps of former Oklahoma teammate and Hesiman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield. -- RW

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 4361 69 42 7
    5 Devin WhiteLSU, Jr LB

    They are said to love this kid, but it's really high for an off-the-ball linebacker. Even so, he's a heck of a player.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    A physical tackler with sideline-to-sideline speed, White is exactly what NFL teams are looking for in a linebacker. Sometimes a step slow on play-action reads -- but can often make up for it with speed, quickness and athleticism. -- RW

    6 Montez SweatMiss. State, Sr EDGE

    They pass on a quarterback here to land a top edge rusher. Taking pass rushers is the Giants way.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Looks like an NFL defensive end. Coming off a strong season at Mississippi State and only reconfirmed his ability to dominate at the Senior Bowl. Sweat uses his strength and hands to overpower offensive linemen and get into the backfield though he'll need to prove he's flexible enough to regularly win on the edge. -- RW

    7 Jawaan TaylorFlorida, Jr OL

    They have to get better at right tackle and Taylor would be an immediate starter.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Immensely powerful tackle with above-average mobility in any direction and while not super explosive, he can get to the second level relatively quickly on outside runs and destroy linebackers. At times his lateral quickness is pushed to the limit by speedy edge rushers, but he has heavy hands he deploys with mostly good timing and decent accuracy. Franchise right tackle. -- CT

    8 Rashan GaryMichigan, Jr DL

    Their pass rush is a problem in their division. Gary has unreal skills, even if he didn't play to them last season.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Quick first step for a big man. Insane athlete who played out of position at Michigan. Best suited as a defensive end in the NFL where his rip move can be hard to counter for offensive tackles. -- RW

    9 Ed OliverHouston, Jr DL

    Kyle Williams retired, so why not take a player who dominated on the college level? He could be a John Randle-type player.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Played over the center in college and regularly dominated, but will move to 3-technique in the NFL where he have more opportunities to shoot gaps. Low center of gravity, nonstop motor, unparalleled get-off and the leverage to regularly win at the line of scrimmage, Oliver is a top-5 talent. -- RW

    10 Drew LockMissouri, Sr QB

    The Broncos have Joe Flacco, but he's not the long-term answer. Lock would be.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Good-sized, decently athletic, big-armed pocket passer who can throw from many platforms and bases with good, not great accuracy and lives for the deep ball. Occasional bad miss on easy throws when he trusts his arm too much and delivers while off balance. Flashed the ability to read the entire field and typically showcased good pocket patience. -- CT

    2018 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    13 3498 62.9 28 8
    11 Devin BushMichigan, Jr LB

    They have to get faster at linebacker and Bush can run. They could also go for an offensive lineman here.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Fantastic athlete as evidenced by his 4.43 40 at the combine. Can line up in slot to cover tight ends and shows ability to change direction when going from rush to coverage. Solid tackler who has second gear when in pursuit. Has sideline-to-sideline speed and a high motor, and is a likely first-round pick. -- RW

    12 Jonah WilliamsAlabama, Jr OL