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 Dwayne HaskinsOhio St., SophMOCK TRADE from NYJ QB

    Mock Trade from: NYJ

    Mike Maccagnan worked for the Redskins from 1995 to 2000, so his time overlaps with Daniel Snyder's ownership of the club for a year. And Haskins has said he's 'pretty good friends' with Snyder's son. The Jets get their wish and trade back.

    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

    After trading up to snag Haskins, Jay Gruden helps guarantee his brother Quinnen Williams to fortify the interior of Oakland's defensive line.

    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

    The Bucs would like to trade down but can't find a suitor here. Instead, they go with the consensus top off-ball linebacker in White to patrol the middle of their defense for the next decade.

    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

    Is Oliver the best fit in defensive coordinator James Bettcher's system? Not really. Does GM Dave Gettleman care? Not really. And, in all honesty, if your DC can't maximize Oliver's insane natural ability, get a new DC.

    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 Josh AllenKentucky, Sr EDGE

    The Jaguars traded Dante Fowler mid-way through the 2018 season, and Yannick Ngakoue needs a running mate on the outside of the defense in Jacksonville.

    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

    8 T.J. HockensonIowa, Soph TE

    The Lions are a trade-down candidate and Daniel Jones is still on the board in this scenario. Without finding a viable suitor, they take Hockenson to boost the intermediate passing game and rushing attack.

    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
    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 Devin BushMichigan, Jr LB

    Vic Fangio makes his mark in his first head-coaching job with a super-fast, hyper-active linebacker in Bush to man the middle of Denver's 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

    11 Andre DillardWashington St., Sr OL

    The Bengals could go quarterback here of course, but I get the sense they aren't enamored enough with any of the signal-callers after Murray and Haskins. Instead, they get stronger up front with Dillard.

    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

    12 Brian BurnsFlorida St., Jr EDGE

    Burns aced the pre-draft process after an illustrious career at Florida State. I get the feeling GM Brian Gutekunst isn't done building Green Bay's pass rush after signing Za'Darius Smith and Preston Smith in free agency.

    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

    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 Jawaan TaylorFlorida, JrMOCK TRADE from WAS OL

    Mock Trade from: WAS

    The Jets' front office would likely be thrilled with how the first round turned out for them. They got extra picks and still landed one of the top three offensive tackles in this class to protect Sam Darnold.

    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

    16 Clelin FerrellClemson, Jr EDGE

    Ferrell has the length, power, and athleticism the Panthers covet on the outside, and edge rush is the biggest need on this team right now.

    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

    17 Jeffery SimmonsMiss. State, JrMOCK TRADE from NYG DL

    Mock Trade from: NYG

    Even if 2019 is more of a redshirt season than anything else for the former Mississippi State who's nursing a torn knee-ligament, that'd be fine. It's all about 2020 and beyond in Miami.

    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

    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 Dexter LawrenceClemson, Jr DL

    On paper, the Titans have more glaring needs, but Lawrence can devour running backs inside and take extra blockers away from Jurrell Casey on the inside.

    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

    20 Deandre BakerGeorgia, Sr CB

    Surprise! Baker goes ahead of Greedy Williams. Baker is more of a versatile player coverage scheme wise than Williams, who's predominately a press man corner.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Has very little bad tape playing in the SEC against some of the best wide receivers in the country. The big issue is his size -- he's 5-foot-11, 185 pounds -- though he plays much bigger than that. Still, that could force him down draft board even though for us he's the third-best cornerback in this class. -- RW

    21 D.K. MetcalfOle Miss, Soph WR

    While Metcalf's agility-drill times may scare GM John Schneider, Metcalf's size and explosiveness pair perfectly with the downfield passing prowess of Russell Wilson.

    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
    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 Marquise BrownOklahoma, Jr WR

    Traded from: CHI

    The two Browns in Oakland? Good luck, opposing secondaries. And the Raiders signed large speedster Tyrell Williams in free agency. Goodness.

    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
    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 Johnathan AbramMiss. State, Sr S

    As an in-the-box, hard-hitting strong safety, Abram is the ideal complement to extremely rangy center fielder Malik Hooker.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Tone-setter at the short and intermediate portions of the field thanks to tremendous play-recognition ability, burst, and closing speed. Eliminates yards after the catch on crossing routes and will beat most running backs to the corner. Not as productive in deep coverage yet not a liability there, all of which make him one of the most well-rounded defensive backs in the class. -- CT

    27 Montez SweatMiss. State, Sr EDGE

    Traded from: DAL

    Oakland's patience at the edge-rusher spot pays off, and they land one of the most physically imposing defensive ends to enter the NFL in a while. Sweat's heart condition precipitates his fall down draft boards.

    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

    28 Drew LockMissouri, Sr QB

    Of course this is a pick with the future in mind in Los Angeles. The strong-armed Lock learning the nuances of the position from Philip Rivers would do wonders for his NFL career.

    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
    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 Noah FantIowa, Jr TE

    Traded from: NO

    Instead of going tight end at 12, the Packers wait and Fant falls into their lap at No. 30 overall. Awesome scenario for them. Fant is basically a big receiver who'll stretch the seam in Green Bay.

    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
    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, JrMOCK TRADE from BUF OL

    Mock Trade from: BUF

    I'm adding one more trade into the top 10 in my final mock. The Vikings are positioned to miss out on the top linemen at No. 18, and with how critical that need is, I can see them offering No. 50 to the Bills to move down nine spots.

    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 Devin BushMichigan, Jr LB

    This initially was Drew Lock, and while I expect them to still have interest in the Missouri QB, I think Vic Fangio wins out and gets his QB on the defensive side of the ball in Bush, addressing a major need.

    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 Cody FordOklahoma, Jr OL

    The Bengals have shown some interest in Daniel Jones, but with two QBs still on the board, I think the approach is to angle for a trade up later and instead go with Ford, who is a big upgrade at right tackle or guard.

    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

    12 T.J. HockensonIowa, Soph TE

    With Bush unavailable for the Packers, the choice comes down to the top tight end or the fourth offensive linemen, and I think they like enough of the second-tier linemen for No. 30 that Hockenson makes the most sense.

    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
    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 Christian WilkinsClemson, Sr DL

    I'm torn between Wilkins and Brian Burns here, but it seems like the consensus rates Wilkins slightly higher overall, and unless there's a Vic Beasley offer on the table the Falcons like, the defensive tackle probably makes more sense.

    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 Brian BurnsFlorida St., JrMOCK TRADE from WAS EDGE

    Mock Trade from: WAS

    The Jets land an impact edge rusher even after moving down from No. 3, which nets them a future first-rounder as well as multiple Day 2 picks. If the Redskins get aggressive on Haskins, the Jets could be the big winner of Day 1.

    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

    16 Noah FantIowa, JrMOCK TRADE from CAR TE

    Mock Trade from: CAR

    Yes, the Lions signed Jesse James in free agency, but he's not a true No. 1 tight end and doesn't bring nearly the same upside to the passing game as Fant, who becomes the go-to target in the middle of the field.

    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
    17 Daniel JonesDuke, Jr QB

    Traded from: CLE

    The Giants are able to sit back, let the draft come to them and still land the quarterback they reportedly covet with their second first-round pick. Giants fans would hate if the team took Jones at No. 6, but Josh Allen and Jones? That's a win.

    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 Montez SweatMiss. State, SrMOCK TRADE from MIN EDGE

    Mock Trade from: MIN

    If someone like Ed Oliver doesn't slip to No. 9, the Bills should feel comfortable moving back to the late teens and still finding help on either line. Here they pick up an edge rusher whose stock has fallen due to medical concerns.

    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

    19 Dexter LawrenceClemson, Jr DL

    The Titans could be a sleeper team for Drew Lock here, but instead they take the massive Lawrence to give their rush defense a boost and free up some attention from Jurrell Casey on the interior.

    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

    20 Rock Ya-SinTemple, Sr CB

    The consensus is that the Steelers are looking corner here, and with the entire board open at that position, I'm going with the guy Mike Tomlin reportedly loves in Ya-Sin.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Ya-Sin played one year for Temple after transferring from Presbyterian College and he quickly became one of the nation's best cornerbacks. Physical and fast, Ya-Sin excels in man coverage, has fantastic ball skills, and is solid in run support. His footwork can be sloppy at times but his athleticism often made up for it in college. -- RW

    21 Clelin FerrellClemson, Jr EDGE

    The Seahawks are always a candidate to move down, but they can do that from No. 29 after trading Frank Clark. With Ferrell slipping out of the top 20, I can't see them passing on the chance to draft Clark's replacement here.

    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

    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 Jeffery SimmonsMiss. State, JrMOCK TRADE from HOU DL

    Mock Trade from: HOU

    The Dolphins should basically be best player available with this pick considering all their needs after trading down. Here that's Simmons, a top-10 talent who will likely slip due to an ACL tear. That shouldn't matter to a rebuilding Dolphins team.

    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

    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 Jerry TilleryNotre Dame, Sr DL

    The Colts are unable to move up for Simmons, but Tillery is a fine player in his own right, someone who can win with strength,size or athleticism on any play. He's a first-round talent that isn't drawing much buzz.

    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 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 Drew LockMissouri, SrMOCK TRADE from SEA QB

    Mock Trade from: SEA

    The Broncos stop Lock's fall by moving up from No. 40, sending their 2020 second-rounder and a late pick in this draft to snag the signal-caller that seems like a great fit for what John Elway wants at the position.

    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
    30 Kaleb McGaryWashington, Sr OL

    Traded from: NO

    The Packers passed on offensive linemen to take Lock earlier, and instead they snap up a talented right tackle in McGary who can also compete to start inside in Year 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

    31 Chris LindstromBoston College, Sr OL

    The Rams would love to trade out of the first round and pick up some extra selections, and maybe they're able to do so. If they stay put, Lindstrom is a great option to compete to replace Rodger Saffold on the interior.

    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 Irv Smith Jr.Alabama, Jr TE

    Receiver is an option as well, but it's a deep class at the position and the Patriots can find starters there on Day 2. There's a big drop-off at tight end after Smith, so I think he's the preferred option if he makes it to their pick.

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

    They would pass on a quarterback, stick with Josh Rosen, and then take the best edge player in the class. He would team with Chandler Jones and Terrell Suggs to give them a nice trio at edge rusher.

    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

    2 Quinnen WilliamsAlabama, Soph DL

    They land the best down player in the draft. Their defensive front has a chance to be nasty, and this is a kid who has a chance to be truly special.

    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

    3 Josh AllenKentucky, Sr EDGE

    I heard there was a push by some coaches to take Ed Oliver, but in the end smarter heads prevailed and they opt to go with a major need player. Allen will be a force in Gregg Williams' defense.

    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 Ed OliverHouston, Jr DL

    The Raiders have to get better on defense and this kid is a cat-quick interior player. He is one of the hottest players leading into this draft.

    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

    5 Devin WhiteLSU, Jr LB

    They need to get a playmaker in the middle of their defense, and White is that guy and more. This is high for an off-ball linebacker, but it makes sense.

    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 Jonah WilliamsAlabama, Jr OL

    They pass on a quarterback here and land a top offensive tackle. Williams played on the left side, but he can play right tackle or guard.

    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

    7 Jawaan TaylorFlorida, Jr OL

    They pass on a tight end and receiver and land a tackle I heard their line coaches love. They would have considered Williams and Oliver here as well.

    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 Kyler MurrayOklahoma, JrMOCK TRADE from DET QB

    Mock Trade from: DET

    The Dolphins make a move to go up and get Murray. They don't have to wait until next year to land their long-term quarterback.

    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
    9 T.J. HockensonIowa, Soph TE

    They've done a nice job of adding quality pieces around Josh Allen this offseason. So why not add one more? Hockenson will also help the run 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
    10 Devin BushMichigan, Jr LB

    They pass on a quarterback here to take an explosive linebacker. Bush can fly and the Broncos need more speed on 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

    11 Dwayne HaskinsOhio St., Soph QB

    They would consider offensive line help, but the value to land Haskins is too good. The Bengals land a guy who can take over for Andy Dalton.

    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