2019 NFL Mock Drafts

Will Brinson
By Will Brinson
CBS Sports NFL Writer


Alright, here we go. It's the last NFL mock draft of the 2019 season for me. The actual draft is going down in less than 48 hours and I couldn't possibly be less confident with this rendition. I think there are a few facets of it that will actually play out in fairly accurate fashion, including the quarterbacks in this group dropping a lot further than people think.

I also believe we'll see a bunch of trade backs in the later part of the draft. The teams who have the late picks in the first round (Seattle, Baltimore, New England, etc.) love to move back, and there will be players falling further than people expect once we get through the first half of the round. This will be doubly true with the quarterbacks.

I'm also rolling with the Josh Rosen train in Arizona. I don't think the Cardinals see the value in Kyler Murray with the first overall pick, which means they're going to go in a different direction at No. 1. I wouldn't be surprised by a trade down at all, but I don't think there's a partner there.

Actually, finding anyone to trade up early in this draft is almost impossible. I wanted to move the Jets and Lions down but there's not a viable jump out there. I think we see tons of moves, but I don't think those moves come early. Most of the teams out there are going to be forced into playing the hand they're dealt and trying to best suss out the draft board as it heads their way.

No, I didn't forget to mock anyone that you think is a first-round pick either (ahem, D.K. Metcalf). It's just tough in this draft -- there are 25-30 guys who could go as early as No. 10, or not end up actually going in the first round of the draft. Don't be surprised by anything that happens in this draft. Thursday is going to be wild.

And you can watch all of the wildness of the 2019 NFL Draft here, with grades and analysis of all the picks and trades (if they do happen) coming during our live coverage on CBS Sports HQ from Thursday through Saturday. Download the CBS Sports app for free on mobile or connected TV device for yet another way to watch.

NFL Mock Draft - 04/24/2019
Round 1
1. Arizona Cardinals

(3-13)
Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama: I'm just not buying that the Cardinals are going to take way less value on a Josh Rosen trade when he can run the Air Raid. Give me the defensive stud.
2. San Francisco 49ers

(4-12)
Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State: Easy choice here for San Francisco. I kind of want Bosa to go No. 1 just to see all the options for the 49ers here instead.
3. New York Jets

(4-12)
Ed Oliver, DL, Houston: The Jets would love to trade down and while I think Murray falling helps them, I don't see anyone actually willing to do it so they take the best player available.
4. Oakland Raiders

(4-12)
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma: The pressure is on Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden here, but they can't pass up Murray's talent when he falls to No. 4.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(5-11)
Devin White, LB, LSU: Moving down would be fine for the Bucs, but they don't see enough to get off the option of taking White here.
6. New York Giants

(5-11)
Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky: Going back and forth between Allen and Bush here for Dave Gettleman, but I think landing a coveted pass rusher would push him over the top if he was debating.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars

(5-11)
T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa: Jags could def go with offensive line here but I love the idea of them improving their blocking and their weapons for Nick Foles in one fell swoop.
8. Detroit Lions

(6-10)
Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama: The Lions are officially the most difficult team to mock for this year. Edge rush could be a big spot here but I'm going to give them a hog molly instead.
9. Buffalo Bills

(6-10)
Jawaan Taylor, OL, Florida: Feels like an easy choice if Taylor is still on the board as the Bills badly need help on the offensive line.
10. Denver Broncos

(6-10)
Devin Bush, LB, Michigan: If he makes it this far, Bush should be a layup for Denver. Ignore the QB noise -- Vic Fangio defenses key on the LB position, and Bush would help in a big way.
11. Cincinnati Bengals

(6-10)
Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma: The Bengals could take a quarterback, but they need more infrastructure in place first and have to improve the line.
12. Atlanta Falcons (Mock Trade with Green Bay)

(7-9)
Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson: Green Bay's shown a willingness to move down; the Falcons have been willing to move up. Atlanta badly wants 1-2 of the top defensive lineman so they make a move here knowing Miami is lurking.
13. Miami Dolphins

(7-9)
Garrett Bradbury, OL, NC State: The Dolphins want to recreate their culture and find 10-year players: Clemson or Bama guys would fit but Bradbury gives them an anchor in the middle of the line.
14. Green Bay Packers (Mock Trade with Atlanta)

(6-9-1)
Noah Fant, TE, Iowa: Great deal for the Packers as they get their initial target anyway and add a lethal weapon in the passing game.
15. Washington Redskins

(7-9)
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State: The Redskins SHOULDN'T take a quarterback, because they have many more issues, but I can see them thinking they only way to save their jobs is to take one.
16. Carolina Panthers

(7-9)
Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State: Love this pick from a need, fit, value perspective. Carolina has to get pass rushers.
17. New York Giants

(5-11)
Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson: The Seahawks are looking to take it back to 2013 by trading Wilson and using these picks on defense and suddenly they've got a stud up front.
18. Minnesota Vikings

(8-7-1)
Andre Dillard, OL, Washington State: The Vikings have to get an offensive lineman with their first pick and Dillard here is a godsend.
19. Tennessee Titans

(9-7)
Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State: The heart condition is a concern, but the Titans need to get some pass rush help and Sweat here is a nice pull.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers

(9-6-1)
Byron Murphy, CB, Washington: The Steelers would love a linebacker here, but there's just no real way to trade up for one so they settle for a top corner.
21. Seattle Seahawks

(10-6)
Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson: The Seahawks might trade down with both picks, but I like the idea of them getting Ferrell here as a Frank Clark replacement.
22. Baltimore Ravens

(10-6)
Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State: Another team that could trade down, but instead they decide to grab a wide receiver who is capable of playing all over the field and exploding for big gains.
23. Houston Texans

(11-5)
Chris Lindstrom, OL, Boston College: The Texans have to take an offensive lineman in the first round. It's almost impossible to see them doing anything else.
24. Oakland Raiders

(4-12)
Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan: Long play by the Raiders with this news that Gary is hurt. They got value with Maurice Hurst last season and dip back into the Michigan well.
25. Philadelphia Eagles

(9-7)
Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State: Howie Roseman isn't afraid to grab a redshirt guy and Simmons is great value here.
26. Indianapolis Colts

(10-6)
Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State: The Colts want big, physical humans who dominate their position. Butler is just that and has a ton of upside playing next to T.Y. Hilton.
27. Oakland Raiders

(4-12)
Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma: I'm so here for a) Jon Gruden planning to go defense and then going offense, and b) Antonio Brown AND Marquise Brown.
28. Los Angeles Chargers

(12-4)
Kaleb McGary, OL, Washington: They've seen a lot of success when they have a strong offensive line, so why not double down here?
29. Denver Broncos (Mock Trade with Seattle)

(6-10)
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri: Dreamscape for John Elway to go with a defensive player AND come back into the first round and get his quarterback.
30. Green Bay Packers

(6-9-1)
Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama: Aaron Rodgers plus Davante Adams plus Hakeem Butler? That will play nicely.
31. Los Angeles Rams

(13-3)
Erik McCoy, OL, Texas A&M: If the Rams stand pat they almost certainly need to roll with an offensive lineman here to keep things in good shape for Jared Goff moving forward.
32. New York Giants (Mock Trade with New England)

(5-11)
Daniel Jones, QB, Duke: This doesn't feel like a combo of teams that would work together, but the Patriots love to trade back and Gettleman can win the day if he comes out of the first round with two defensive linemen AND a quarterback of the future.