NFL Mock Draft 2019: Giants and Redskins trade up for QBs, Packers get Brian Burns and Noah Fant
The Redskins make the biggest splash -- shocker -- of draft night by moving into the top three to pick Haskins
No team loves making gigantic splashes during the draft or free agency more than the Dan Synder-led Washington Redskins. And with a strange stable of quarterbacks currently on the roster, it's time for another seismic move to get a signal-caller. Haskins would be a sensible pick for Washington, especially if the coaching staff realizes he shouldn't be rushed onto the field as a rookie.
After weeks of T.J. Hockenson as the trendiest pick for the Packers, they go a different route with their two first-round picks and still land a top pass-catcher before the night is over. Thanks a lot for reading my mocks since the start of the college football season. This is my final 2019 NFL mock draft.
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Round 1 - Pick 1
Kyler Murray QB
Oklahoma • 5'10" / 207 lbs
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.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Nick Bosa EDGE
Ohio State • 6'4" / 266 lbs
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.
Mock Trade from New York Jets
Round 1 - Pick 3
Ohio State • 6'3" / 231 lbs
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.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Devin White LB
LSU • 6'1" / 238 lbs
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.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Ed Oliver DL
Houston • 6'1" / 287 lbs
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.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Round 1 - Pick 8
Iowa • 6'5" / 251 lbs
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.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Alabama • 6'4" / 302 lbs
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.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Washington State • 6'5" / 306 lbs
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.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Brian Burns EDGE
Florida State • 6'5" / 227 lbs
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.
Mock Trade from Miami Dolphins
Round 1 - Pick 13
Daniel Jones QB
Duke • 6'4" / 215 lbs
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.
Mock Trade from Washington Redskins
Round 1 - Pick 15
Florida • 6'5" / 312 lbs
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.
Mock Trade from New York Giants
Round 1 - Pick 17
Mississippi State • 6'4" / 301 lbs
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.
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Round 1 - Pick 21
D.K. Metcalf WR
Ole Miss • 6'3" / 229 lbs
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.
Round 1 - Pick 23
From Chicago Bears
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From Dallas Cowboys
Round 1 - Pick 27
Montez Sweat EDGE
Mississippi State • 6'6" / 260 lbs
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.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Drew Lock QB
Missouri • 6'4" / 228 lbs
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.
From Kansas City Chiefs
Round 1 - Pick 29
Chase Winovich EDGE
Michigan • 6'3" / 255 lbs
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.
From New Orleans Saints
Round 1 - Pick 30
Noah Fant TE
Iowa • 6'4" / 249 lbs
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.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Boston College • 6'3" / 307 lbs
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.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Notre Dame • 6'6" / 295 lbs
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.
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