With one week until the next wave of NFL players officially arrive on the scene, I am pleased to present my 2019 NFL Draft Super Mock. For this exercise, I went on the clock for all 32 teams across all seven rounds to make all 254 selections. These projections are based on the official draft order and my impression of team needs heading into the draft, and do not reflect any potential trade scenarios.
First-round selections are featured on this page. To view the complete DRAFTPLEX 2019 NFL Draft Super Mock, including each pick in order of selection and the breakdown of picks by conference, division, and team, hit the link below.
With college pro days winding down, prospect-team visits ramping up, and free-agent signings, trades, and releases changing the face of NFL rosters, I am pleased to present my 2019 NFL Mock Draft 3.0. This two-round edition is based on the current draft order and my impression of team needs as of April 5, and does not reflect any potential trade scenarios.
1 | Arizona Cardinals — Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma In the two months that have passed since I boldly forecast Murray to Arizona at #1 in my Mock Draft 1.0, it’s become the consensus projection.
2 | San Francisco 49ers — Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama The 49ers acquired Dee Ford from the Chiefs to man the edge, freeing them up to consider taking Williams to team with DeForest Bucker on the interior.
3 | New York Jets — Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State Needing an edge presence, the draft gods smile upon the Jets once more, as Bosa, expected to be out of their reach even at #3, falls right into their lap.
4 | Oakland Raiders — Josh Allen, RSH, Kentucky The Raiders handed out huge contracts to fill holes in free agency, but they still need an alpha edge defender. The do-everything Allen fits the profile.
5 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida After locking up left tackle Donovan Smith, the Buccaneers tap the pro-ready Taylor to be their bookend anchor on the right.
6 | New York Giants — Devin White, LB, LSU It’s been a long time since the Giants have had a stud linebacker. With his speed, athleticism, and playmaking ability, White is exactly that.
7 | Jacksonville Jaguars — T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa The Jaguars have their new quarterback in Nick Foles. Having a do-it-all tight end like Hockenson would help him deliver.
8 | Detroit Lions — Montez Sweat, RSH, Mississippi State Sweat’s epic draft process was nearly derailed by the detection of a heart condition, but it doesn’t expect to dissuade the Lions from pairing him with Trey Flowers.
9 | Buffalo Bills — Brian Burns, RSH, Florida State The Bills were short on sacks this past season. Drafting a long, lean pass rusher in Burns should help them pressure the quarterback.
10 | Denver Broncos — Ed Oliver, DL, Houston The Broncos choose to bet on their trade for quarterback Joe Flacco and draft Oliver to wreak havoc in the trenches as Von Miller and Bradley Chubb take the edge.
11 | Cincinnati Bengals — Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State Long-time starter Andy Dalton transitions to bridge quarterback for the Bengals as the new regime drafts his successor in Haskins.
12 | Green Bay Packers — Devin Bush, LB, Michigan The Packers spent big bucks to overhaul the edge and deep middle of their defense in free agency. In Bush, they secure their new second-level centerpiece.
13 | Miami Dolphins — Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama The cupboards are bare almost everywhere in Miami, so drafting a cornerstone blocker in Williams to help their rebuild could be a consideration.
14 | Atlanta Falcons — Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma The Falcons have made offseason moves in an attempt to upgrade their offensive line, but right tackle remains a weak point. Ford resolves that issue.
15 | Washington Redskins — Drew Lock, QB, Missouri The Redskins could consider moving this pick in a trade for Arizona quarterback Josh Rosen. If they don’t, Lock is the alternative to replace the injured Alex Smith.
16 | Carolina Panthers — Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State The Panthers signed free agent Matt Paradis to replace the retired Ryan Kalil at center. They draft Dillard to supplant his since-released brother, Matt Kalil, at left tackle.
17 | New York Giants (via CLE) — Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan Gary’s athletic profile and upside could see him drafted higher, but his positional fit and limited production could see him settle in later —perhaps with the Giants at #17.
18 | Minnesota Vikings — Noah Fant, TE, Iowa Upgrading the offensive line in some way, shape, or form needs to be a focus for the Vikings, but the promise of Fant may be too appealing to pass up.
19 | Tennessee Titans — Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State The Titans could go in a number of different directions here, but the plug-and-play Bradbury may present the best value as they continue shoring up their offensive line.
20 | Pittsburgh Steelers — Greedy Williams, CB, LSU Signing free-agent cornerback Steven Nelson is a stop-gap move at best, so the Steelers grab Greedy to increase the difficulty level for opposing passers.
21 | Seattle Seahawks — Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State With only four picks, the Seahawks would seem likely to trade out of the first round to acquire more assets. But if they stay, a long, tall corner like Layne could be an option.
22 | Baltimore Ravens — A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss Lamar Jackson doesn’t have much to work with currently if he is to continue developing as a passer. Brown brings a strong, all-around skillset and WR1 upside.
23 | Houston Texans — Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State The Houston offensive line is comprised of spare parts and experiments. Risner is a pro-ready prospect who projects as a day-one starter at tackle or guard.
24 | Oakland Raiders (via CHI) — Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama The Raiders recently signed journeyman Isaiah Crowell, but he’s more committee back than bell cow. Jacobs, meanwhile, has feature back traits and potential.
25 | Philadelphia Eagles — Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware The Eagles have injury concerns at safety with Rodney McLeod and Andrew Sendejo, and Adderley has been connected to his hometown team throughout the process.
26 | Indianapolis Colts — D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss Wide receiver might be rich for the Colts in the first round, but if the lottery ticket that is D.K. Metcalf indeed pays off, it would be well worth the price.
27 | Oakland Raiders (via DAL) — Byron Murphy, CB, Washington Murphy is the highest-graded player remaining on the board and seems like a prospect Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden would both covet for their defensive backfield.
28 | Los Angeles Chargers — Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington The Chargers don’t look like they have a long-term solution at right tackle on the roster. McGary’s stock is on the rise and might land him in the first round.
29 | Kansas City Chiefs — Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia Following the free-agent signings of Tyrann Mathieu and Bashaud Breeland, the Chiefs could add Baker to complete the total makeover of their secondary.
30 | Green Bay Packers (via NO) — Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame The Packers continue the offseason rebuild of their defense, further fortifying their front seven with the addition of Tillery.
31 | Los Angeles Rams — Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson With their one-year rental of veteran Ndamukong Suh at its end, the Rams select Lawrence to be his long-term replacement along their formidable front line.
32 | New England Patriots — Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State The Patriots currently have 12 picks. Would it really shock you if they gamble that a top-10 prospect recovering from a torn ACL could be ready in time for a Super Bowl run?
With the NFL Scouting Combine in the books and the official open of free agency fast approaching, I am pleased to present my 2019 NFL Mock Draft 2.0. These first-round projections are based on the current draft order and my impression of team needs as of March 10, and do not reflect any potential trade scenarios.
A new Super Bowl champion has been crowned and the 2018 NFL season is officially history. All 32 franchises now have their sights set on Super Bowl LIV, but all roads to Miami first run through Nashville and the 2019 NFL Draft.
With draft season once again upon us, I am pleased to present my 2019 NFL Mock Draft 1.0. These first-round projections are based on the current draft order and my impression of team needs as of February 1, and do not reflect any potential trade scenarios.
1 | Arizona Cardinals — Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma Should the Cardinals elect to take a loss on last year’s first-round investment in Josh Rosen to give new head coach Kliff Kingsbury a clean slate, the diminutive, but dynamic Heisman Trophy winner could be the centerpiece of what is expected to be a high-octane offense.
2 | San Francisco 49ers — Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State The 49ers are desperate for a true edge rusher. Widely considered the best overall prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft, Bosa projects to be a plug-and-play starter on a front line stacked with first-rounders.
3 | New York Jets — Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama With their QB of the future securely in the fold, the Jets should simply focus on getting better as a whole. Williams was the breakout superstar in college football this season and has the potential to wreck games from the interior.
4 | Oakland Raiders — Josh Allen, RSH, Kentucky The Raiders are loaded with first-round draft capital and light on talent. With a number of roles to fill, Allen is an impressive, all-around defender who can make an impact in multiple ways for the silver and black.
5 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson An effort to retool their pass rush in free agency last offseason didn’t really pan out for the Buccaneers across the board, so they look to Ferrell to lock down the edge opposite a resurgent Jason Pierre-Paul.
6 | New York Giants — Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan Despite passing on a quarterback from a stronger class the year prior, the popular opinion is that the Giants will be compelled to draft a successor to Eli Manning. But, they also lack an impact defender. Gary is an incredible athlete with incredible upside.
7 | Jacksonville Jaguars — Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama Duval County is another potential destination for a first-round quarterback, but the Jaguars may opt to pursue a veteran in free agency to stabilize the position. In that case, they can allocate their top pick to upgrade the offensive line.
8 | Detroit Lions — Montez Sweat, RSH, Mississippi State The Lions are strong on the interior of the defensive line, but the edge is an area of concern. Dominant during Senior Bowl week, Sweat is climbing draft boards and could help offset the expected departure of veteran pass rusher Ezekiel Ansah.
9 | Buffalo Bills — T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa The Bills may have mined a franchise quarterback in Josh Allen, but while the initial returns are promising, he’ll need a lot more help around him to continue making progress. Hockenson is on the rise with his prowess as a pass catcher and a blocker.
10 | Denver Broncos — Drew Lock, QB, Missouri The Case Keenum experiment appears to be short-lived in Denver. With yet another new head coach and once again in the market for a new quarterback, the Broncos have been linked early and often to Lock.
11 | Cincinnati Bengals — Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State The Bengals moved on from long-time head coach Marvin Lewis and incumbent starting quarterback Andy Dalton could soon be next. Haskins has a limited resume, but a wealth of talent.
12 | Green Bay Packers — Devin White, LB, LSU Drafting an outside pass rusher will be a consideration, but a sideline-to-sideline presence like White at the second level could allow the Packers to be more aggressive with their defensive scheme in order to generate pressure.
13 | Miami Dolphins — Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State The Dolphins are rumored to be looking ahead to the 2020 NFL Draft for their next quarterback, so their focus here could simply be talent acquisition. Simmons is a disruptive defender who frequents the opposing backfield.
14 | Atlanta Falcons — Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma Significant injuries to key contributors were the primary factor in the Falcons having a down year, but pedestrian offensive line play, at best, didn’t help. Enter Ford, a mauling goliath of a right tackle who could also slide inside to play guard.
15 | Washington Redskins — Daniel Jones, QB, Duke After a relatively hot start, a catastrophic injury suffered by starting quarterback Alex Smith almost doomed the Redskins to a winless finish. With Smith’s future in doubt, Jones would bring youth, experience, and a similar level of athleticism.
16 | Carolina Panthers — Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida The Panthers seem to have a perpetual need at offensive tackle. Taylor could step in immediately at right tackle, allowing the Panthers to bump the emerging Taylor Moton to the blindside.
17 | Cleveland Browns — Ed Oliver, DL, Houston A year removed from drafting first overall, the Browns now have playoff aspirations for 2019. Oliver could help them get there. He’s undersized, but lives beyond the line of scrimmage and would be a steal if he slips beyond the top ten.
18 | Minnesota Vikings — Noah Fant, TE, Iowa After a trip to the NFC Championship last year, the Vikings failed to make the playoffs this season. To right the ship, they could look at adding an offensive weapon like Fant, who is less of a conventional tight end and more of a modern matchup player.
19 | Tennessee Titans — Brian Burns, RSH, Florida State It will be a complete changing of the guard on the edge for the Titans, who will look to pair the explosive Burns with last year’s second-round pick Harold Landry to replace veteran starters Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan.
20 | Pittsburgh Steelers — Greedy Williams, CB, LSU While the offense makes headlines on and off the field, expect the Steelers to turn their attention to defense at the top of the draft. Provided that another team isn’t greedy for a cornerback, they could make Williams the first boundary defender off the board.
21 | Seattle Seahawks — Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State Largely fueled by an impressive rushing attack, the Seahawks earned a playoff berth in what was expected to be a rebuilding year. But, the same offensive line powering a productive run game also surrendered 51 sacks. Risner allowed only one in his entire college career.
22 | Baltimore Ravens — Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State The Ravens overachieved with a run-first rookie quarterback and a receiving corps comprised of journeyman veterans and late-round draft picks. Harmon is a well-rounded, pro-ready receiver who can start right away and grow with Lamar Jackson.
23 | Houston Texans — Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State Since trading All-Pro Duane Brown to the Seahawks during the 2017 season, the Texans have been relying on a series of stopgaps to anchor the offensive line. Dillard could be the long-term solution at left tackle.
24 | Oakland Raiders (via CHI) — Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama The Raiders were able to squeeze moderate production on the ground from their aging tandem of Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin. Bursting onto the draft scene during the second half of the season, Jacobs would give the Raiders an explosive feature back with a ton of tread on his tires.
25 | Philadelphia Eagles — Devin Bush, LB, Michigan The Eagles might elect to invest more resources in a suspect secondary, but with middle linebacker Jordan Hicks unable to stay healthy and no longer under contract, drafting Bush would make sense to strengthen the heart of the defense.
26 | Indianapolis Colts — Jachai Polite, RSH, Florida With a high-scoring offense and an attacking defense, the Colts were the surprise of the season going two rounds deep in the tournament. Adding a speed rusher like Polite would force opponents to account for another dimension with their offensive game plan.
27 | Oakland Raiders (via DAL) — Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware Safety would hardly be considered a position of strength for the Raiders. The versatile Adderley made an impression with their staff at the Senior Bowl, earning captain status and three Raider shield stickers from head coach Jon Gruden. He just might get one for real.
28 | Los Angeles Chargers — Byron Murphy, CB, Washington With the oft-injured Jason Verrett’s tenure with the Chargers likely coming to a close and Trevor Williams unable to maintain form starting in his place, Murphy could be an option to solidify the cornerback position.
29 | Kansas City Chiefs — Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia Kansas City’s explosive offense might have been done in this season by a lackluster defense that ranked near the bottom of the league in many categories. Drafting Baker would be one step toward improvement.
30 | Green Bay Packers (via NO) — Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma The Packers may target a dynamic receiving threat to replace free agent Randall Cobb. Brown is blazing fast and would give new head coach Matt LaFleur a dangerous weapon to deploy along both axis.
31 | Los Angeles Rams — Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson The Rams wheeled and dealed to outfit their defense to compete for a Super Bowl, but they will need to reload their front seven from within sooner rather than later. Wilkins would make a suitable sidekick for all-world defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
32 | New England Patriots — Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama Another season, another Super Bowl victory for the Patriots. But, while Tom Brady may be ageless, time and injury has taken its toll on tight end Rob Gronkowski. The second-generation Smith would make a fine choice to complement or ultimately succeed Gronk.