2019 NFL Mock Drafts

Pete Prisco
By Pete Prisco
CBS Sports Senior NFL Columnist


Call me stubborn.

You probably already do. But I am sticking with the Arizona Cardinals taking Ohio State pass rusher Nick Bosa with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft in my final mock draft.

That's right, I am not on the Kyler Murray hype train. I just don't see how Cardinals general manager Steve Keim can take Murray a year after trading up to take Josh Rosen. Yes, Rosen wasn't good last year, but who would have been with the slop around him? What would Murray have done in the same situation?

So the Cardinals need to give Rosen a chance to succeed. Murray is a risky pick, no matter what the Twitter cult thinks. He's 5-foot-10, barely, and he played just one year of college football. That matters.

So I think the Cardinals pass on Murray and take Bosa. It's the smart move.

Maybe it's just my stubborn ways, but I am sticking with it. If it doesn't happen, my mock is blown to pieces and you will light me up like your Christmas tree.

Oh, well.

NFL Mock Draft - 04/25/2019
Round 1
1. Arizona Cardinals

(3-13)
Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State: 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.
2. San Francisco 49ers

(4-12)
Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama: 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.
3. New York Jets

(4-12)
Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky: 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.
4. Oakland Raiders

(4-12)
Ed Oliver, DL, Houston: 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.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(5-11)
Devin White, LB, LSU: 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.
6. New York Giants

(5-11)
Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama: 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.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars

(5-11)
Jawaan Taylor, OL, Florida: 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.
8. Miami Dolphins (Mock Trade with Detroit)

(7-9)
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma: 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.
9. Buffalo Bills

(6-10)
T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa: 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.
10. Denver Broncos

(6-10)
Devin Bush, LB, Michigan: They pass on a quarterback here to take an explosive linebacker. Bush can fly and the Broncos need more speed on defense.
11. Cincinnati Bengals

(6-10)
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State: 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.
12. Green Bay Packers

(6-9-1)
Noah Fant, TE, Iowa: They would have liked a shot at one of the two linebackers, but with both off the board they opt to take a tight end who can be a threat in the middle of the field.
13. Detroit Lions (Mock Trade with Miami)

(6-10)
Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State: They added Trey Flowers in free agency, but the Lions need more than that to amp up a pass rush that has been a problem.
14. Atlanta Falcons

(7-9)
Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson: They take this Clemson player to join former Clemson player Grady Jarrett inside on their defense. That will be a heck of a 1-2 tandem.
15. Washington Redskins

(7-9)
Daniel Jones, QB, Duke: There is pre-draft talk that they might make a move to go get Jones. In this mock, they don't have to do so. Jones is a player NFL scouts love a lot more than the draft analysts do.
16. Carolina Panthers

(7-9)
Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson: The pass rush has been an issue for a while and Julius Peppers has retired. So the Panthers go with Ferrell, who will give them a force on the outside.
17. New York Giants

(5-11)
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri: The Giants passed on a quarterback early, but go with one in this spot. Lock is a big-armed passer who can cut the ball through any type of weather.
18. Minnesota Vikings

(8-7-1)
Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma: They want to move Riley Reiff inside to guard, so they need to take a tackle. Ford could also play guard if needed, but I think he can be a dominant tackle.
19. Tennessee Titans

(9-7)
Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson: The Titans have some good players on defense, but they need a power player inside to go with Jurrell Casey. Lawrence is a massive man who can star in the run game, but also push the pocket.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers

(9-6-1)
Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple: Their corners are suspect. And word around the league is they like Ya-Sin, who is higher on scouts' lists than he is on most mocks.
21. Seattle Seahawks

(10-6)
Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State: The Seahawks have to take a pass rusher after trading Frank Clark, so this would make sense. Sweat has top talent, but there are health concerns that could drop him here.
22. Baltimore Ravens

(10-6)
Garrett Bradbury, OL, NC State: They had issues inside at center last year, and Bradbury is the best of the center group. He isn't big, but he is smart and athletic.
23. Houston Texans

(11-5)
Andre Dillard, OL, Washington State: He is a smooth pass protector who will upgrade a bad offensive line in Houston. Deshaun Watson needs help.
24. Oakland Raiders

(4-12)
Byron Murphy, CB, Washington: In this draft, they land a down player with their first pick and come back to take a smooth cover corner with their next. Murphy fits in their scheme.
25. Philadelphia Eagles

(9-7)
Greedy Williams, CB, LSU: The Eagles have two corners who will be free agents next year. So why not take a young, smooth cover player? He does need to improve his tackling.
26. Indianapolis Colts

(10-6)
D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss: The Colts signed Devin Funchess to a one-year deal. That would give Metcalf time to develop. He needs to improve his route running.
27. Oakland Raiders

(4-12)
Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama: The Raiders have a major hole in their backfield, so it's time to fill it. I don't like taking backs in the first round, but this late after two picks on defense, it's OK. Jacobs has star ability.
28. Los Angeles Chargers

(12-4)
Greg Little, OL, Ole Miss: The Chargers need to get better up front and Little is a player some thought would be a top-10 pick a year ago. The ability is there.
29. Seattle Seahawks

(10-6)
Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame: The Seahawks follow up their pick of Sweat earlier in the round by taking another pass rusher. You can never have enough of them.
30. Green Bay Packers

(6-9-1)
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida: A rangy safety with corner experience is just what the Packers need. He would be a nice fit next to Adrian Amos.
31. Los Angeles Rams

(13-3)
Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State: Their starting corners are scheduled to be free agents next year. The Rams have to add a corner early and maybe another later in this draft.
32. New England Patriots

(11-5)
Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State: The Patriots will likely trade out of this spot - adding even more picks or going up to target a player - but if they stay here why not take a top-10 talent? If Simmons doesn't tear his ACL in January, he's a high first-round pick.