2019 NFL Mock Drafts

Ryan Wilson
By Ryan Wilson
CBS Sports NFL Writer


The 2019 NFL Draft is in the books and to paraphrase Bill Belichick ... we're onto 2020. That's right, less than 48 hours after UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson was announced as Mr. Irrelevant, it's time to look ahead to next year's draft class.

This list will no doubt change a lot over the next 50 weeks, but consider this a good starting point with the college football season some four months away.

And also, this is important. A note about the draft order before you send your angry tweets and emails: It's based off the current SportsLine projections, which came out Saturday. We started with projected win totals, made sure both conferences put six teams into the playoffs, then advanced the better team through each round. If you think we have your team picking too high, just take comfort in knowing this is the best projection we have this early in the process, and the final results are sure to differ.

NFL Mock Draft - 06/06/2019
Round 1
1. Miami Dolphins

(7-9)
Chase Young, DE, Ohio State: The Dolphins didn't address the position in the 2019 draft and Young, who played alongside Nick Bosa for three games last season, could be the next great Buckeyes edge rusher.
2. Arizona Cardinals

(3-13)
Walker Little, OT, Stanford: It's all about protecting Kyler Murray, the Cardinals' second first-round quarterback in as many years.
3. Oakland Raiders

(4-12)
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama: The Raiders are all in on Derek Carr in 2019 but if the team stumbles again, #TankingforTua will continue to be a thing.
4. Buffalo Bills

(6-10)
A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa: The Bills had a great 2019 draft but didn't take an edge rusher till Round 7. Epenesa playing alongside Ed Oliver would make Sean McDermott very happy.
5. Cincinnati Bengals

(6-10)
Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia: Hall might've been a first-round cornerback if he came out in '19 and he'll only get better with experience. Plus, Hall adds secondary depth to a Bengals team that drafts CBs high every few years.
6. Jacksonville Jaguars

(5-11)
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon: Nick Foles isn't the long-term solution in Jacksonville and if they're in position to draft Herbert that means the 2019 season was a bust. Herbert might've been the first player taken in this draft had he not returned to Oregon.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(5-11)
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama: DeSean Jackson returned to Philly, but Jeudy has that type of playmaking ability. If the plan is to build around Jameis Winston, Bruce Arians should continue to get him weapons, especially after such a defense-heavy 2019 draft.
8. Carolina Panthers

(7-9)
Grant Delpit, S, LSU: The Panthers were favorites to land a playmaking safety in the '19 draft. It didn't happen, but they don't let Delpit get away next year.
9. Washington Redskins

(7-9)
CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma: More weapons for Dwayne Haskins! Terry McLaurin, Kelvin Harmon and now Lamb, who was unstoppable for Oklahoma last season. Washington could obviously go in another direction if Josh Doctson finally puts it together.
10. New York Giants

(5-11)
Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado: If Dave Gettleman has his way, Daniel Jones will be in Year 2 of his three-year plan to have the No. 6 pick in the 2019 draft to sit behind Eli Manning. But this is good news for Eli, who gets a big downfield target as New York tries to replace Odell Beckham.
11. Detroit Lions

(6-10)
Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU: Amani Oruwariye was thought to be a possible first-round pick, but he didn't go off the board until Day 3. The Lions get their first-round talent in Fuller -- plus, you can never have too many good defensive backs.
12. Tennessee Titans

(9-7)
Julian Okwara, DL, Notre Dame: The Titans find a bookend to 2018 second-rounder Harold Landry -- this assumes, of course, that Marcus Mariota has a big season. Otherwise, Tennessee could be in the market for a quarterback.
13. Atlanta Falcons

(7-9)
Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama: The Falcons reportedly loved Ed Oliver, who ended up in Buffalo. They land Davis, who doesn't have Oliver's athleticism, but may have been no worse than a second-round pick if he declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.
14. San Francisco 49ers

(4-12)
Xavier McKinney, CB, Alabama: The 49ers bolster their secondary after solidifying the defensive line with Nick Bosa, the No. 2 overall pick in 2019.
15. Denver Broncos

(6-10)
Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama: The Broncos let Brandon Marshall walk in free agency and traded out of the No. 10 pick with Devin Bush still on the board. They get their linebacker in '20 with Dylan Moses, who was better than Mack Wilson last season.
16. Houston Texans

(11-5)
Isaiah Simmons, S, Clemson: Simmons is a safety/linebacker hybrid who looks like he could be a faster version of Kam Chancellor.
17. Minnesota Vikings

(8-7-1)
Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson: The Vikings got tight end Irv Smith Jr. in Round 2 of the '19 draft and now they get one of the best wideouts in the 2020 class. With an improved O-line, Kirk Cousins is out of excuses.
18. New York Jets

(4-12)
CJ Henderson, CB, Florida: The Jets didn't draft a cornerback until late on Day 3 and Henderson would go even higher in the draft with a strong junior season.
19. Dallas Cowboys

(10-6)
Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri: Jason Witten is back but for how long? The Cowboys need to get younger and more athletic at tight end.
20. Baltimore Ravens

(10-6)
Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State: The Ravens lost Terrell Suggs and Za'Darius Smith. Yes, they drafted Jaylon Ferguson in the third round but they need depth at defensive end.
21. Green Bay Packers

(6-9-1)
Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia: Fromm might be the best decision-maker in this class, but he doesn't have the arm strength or athleticism of a Tua or Herbert. Plus, he could sit behind Rodgers for a season before taking over the job full-time.
22. Seattle Seahawks

(10-6)
Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah: The Seahawks got a playmaking safety in 2019 second-rounder Marquise Blair and now they get a first-round cornerback to add to the secondary.
23. Indianapolis Colts

(10-6)
Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn: We loved the idea of the Colts taking Jerry Tillery -- it didn't happen; they traded down and he landed with the Chargers -- but Brown allows them to wrong that right.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers

(9-6-1)
Trey Adams, OT, Washington: The team traded Marcus Gilbert and Alejandro Villenueva's contract expires after the 2021 season. The Steelers could also target an edge rusher here since Bud Dupree is in the final year of his rookie deal.
25. Philadelphia Eagles

(9-7)
Lorenzo Neal, DT, Purdue: The Eagles routinely dominate the line of scrimmage -- in part because they're able to rotate players and keep them fresh -- and Neal adds depth and playmaking ability.
26. Oakland Raiders

(4-12)
Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin: If Tua is the new franchise quarterback, it makes sense to protect him. Biadasz was a likely Day 2 pick, had he declared for the 2019 draft.
27. Cleveland Browns

(7-8-1)
Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia: This roster isn't missing much. The Browns need a left tackle to protect Baker Mayfield and Andrew Thomas could be the final piece of the puzzle.
28. Los Angeles Chargers

(12-4)
Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama: Philip Rivers could play forever so why not keep getting him downfield weapons. Ruggs was overshadowed by Jeudy last season but he has a chance to be special.
29. Los Angeles Rams

(13-3)
Anfernee Jennings, ILB, Alabama: Jennings returned to Alabama for his senior season and it was probably the right move. The Rams get an edge rusher to potentially replace Dante Fowler, who is on a one-year deal.
30. Kansas City Chiefs

(12-4)
Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson: The Chiefs acquired Carlos Hyde and drafted Darwin Thompson in the seventh round, but Travis Etienne is a home run hitter who makes the Chiefs' offense even more dangerous.
31. New Orleans Saints

(13-3)
Curtis Weaver, LB, Boise State: Weaver has 20.5 sacks in just two seasons at Boise State and would give the Saints a bookend to 2018 first-rounder Marcus Davenport.
32. New England Patriots

(11-5)
Paddy Fisher, LB, Northwestern: Fisher had 116 tackles and four forced fumbles last season and if he continues to progress in 2019 he has a chance to sneak into the first round.