2019 NFL Mock Draft: Browns get Baker Mayfield another receiver, Ed Oliver goes No. 1 overall
The Browns start to build around Mayfield with the best size-athleticism combo at receiver in the 2019 class
Baker Mayfield ushered in his own era in Cleveland on Thursday night with a fantastic comeback win over the Jets, the Browns' first win since Christmas Eve 2016. Just about everything the front office in Berea, Ohio does from now on has to center around creating an environment conducive to success for the top pick in the 2018 Draft.
That's exactly what I think John Dorsey and Co. will have in mind with their first pick in next April's draft.
Realize this mock draft will change many more times, and the same goes for the order of the picks. No need to get riled up about the selections themselves or where your team is slotted to pick. The order is determined by SportsLine's current Super Bowl odds.
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1. Buffalo Bills
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston. Not that Nick Bosa's groin injury takes him out of the running to be the first overall pick, but let's change things up this week. The Bills need more young, top-end talent on their defensive line. Oliver's game and overall talent are reminiscent of Aaron Donald.
2. Arizona Cardinals
Jonah Williams, LT, Alabama. Can't change this pick. The Cardinals need a legitimate, franchise left tackle, and Williams is super-strong, fundamentally sound blocker who'll enter the NFL with three full years of SEC experience.
3. New York Jets
Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State. When healthy, Bosa's the best player in college football. Like his brother, he combines a strong bull rush with a variety of pass-rushing moves, impressive burst off the snap and bend to the quarterback. The Jets need an alpha edge-rusher.
4. Detroit Lions
5. Seattle Seahawks
6. Oakland Raiders
7. Cleveland Browns
N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State. The Browns like what they have in Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway, but why not give Mayfield a serious No. 1 who can win on the outside and in the red zone? Harry would be a fun addition to Cleveland's offense.
8. Washington Redskins
9. New York Giants
10. San Francisco 49ers
A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss. The 49ers don't have a brutal wideout group, yet they need more talent in that room, especially with Pierre Garcon nearing the end of his career. Brown's a big-bodied yards-after-the-catch specialist.
11. Indianapolis Colts
Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss. The Colts invested on the interior of their offensive line in the 2018 Draft with Quenton Nelson in Round 1 and Braden Smith in Round 2. How about arguably the most naturally talented left tackles at the collegiate level in 2019?
12. Dallas Cowboys
13. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago)
Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State. There's probably not a defensive end with the right value here for the edge-rush needy Raiders, but Jones is a tremendous interior pass-rusher who'd form a nice duo with 2018 pick Maurice Hurst.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15. Miami Dolphins
Beau Benzschawel, G, Wisconsin. The Dolphins have done a good job addressing clear-cut needs early in the draft over the past few seasons, but the interior offensive line is still a weak spot. Benzschawel isn't a perfect prospect yet has supreme natural talent and loads of experience.
16. Houston Texans
Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State. Got to be offensive line for the Texans given the amount of pressure Deshaun Watson has faced on a consistent basis early in his career. Risner is very close to being NFL strong already and has quick feet.
17. Carolina Panthers
Zach Allen, DE, Boston College. Another pick unchanged from a week ago. The Panthers will have a major need on the edge next season, and Allen is a well-rounded defensive end prospect capable of thriving on all three downs.
18. Tennessee Titans
Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan. The Titans could use a versatile defensive linemen to pair with 2018 second-round selection Harold Landry. Gary can play anywhere up front and is a rare talent at 6-5 and around 285 pounds.
19. Denver Broncos
Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson. After Case Keenum's game-winning drive against the Raiders, I'll stay away from a quarterback here for the Broncos ... for at least a week. Lawrence is not your average 6-4, 350-pound defensive tackle. He has amazing quickness for his size, and he uses his hands well when getting after the quarterback.
20. Baltimore Ravens
Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama. The Ravens should plan ahead at safety, and Thompson can be a difference-maker on the back end of Baltimore's defense with his speed, play-recognition skills, and athleticism.
21. Cincinnati Bengals
Bobby Evans, OT, Oklahoma. Cincinnati has a well-rounded roster, and they've started 2-0. But they do have a weak spot at right tackle, and Evans played there at Oklahoma before his senior season. He's a typical, overpowering blocker from Norman.
22. Pittsburgh Steelers
Carl Granderson, DE, Wyoming. The Steelers looked to have hit on the T.J. Watt pick, but he may never be a legitimate superstar. Granderson is a super-physical defensive end who can with with power, pass-rushing moves, or his high motor.
23. Los Angeles Chargers
Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma. Good luck covering Brown and Keenan Allen in man. They're both incredibly agile wideouts who create amazingly after the catch and will find creases in zone to hit the big play.
24. Philadelphia Eagles
25. Green Bay Packers from Saints
26. Atlanta Falcons
27. Kansas City Chiefs
28. Green Bay Packers
29. Minnesota Vikings
Ross Pierschbacher, OL, Alabama. Pierschbacher kicked inside to center for the Crimson Tide this season, but he's the best at guard where his agility and second-level blocking prowess are put on display more often.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars
31. New England Patriots
T.J. Edwards, LB, Wisconsin. Edwards is a heady, coverage linebacker who also knows how to shed blocks against the run, and he's a reliable blitzer.
32. Los Angeles Rams
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