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NFL Mock Draft 4.0

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Welcome to part four of our NFL Mock Draft article series. This article is a collaboration of 5 dynasty/devy writers for the Fantasy Fanalysts. All of the writers also contribute to the 48 Report.

We’re heading full steam ahead into the NFL Draft Combine. To celebrate we dug in two rounds deep into this mock draft!

You can see who we sent to your team in our first mock draft here

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Note: our writers made a lot of trades, some of which are explicitly stated, some of which are not. If a pick is labeled “via” that means there was a trade made by our writers. If it is labeled as “from” it is a trade that reflects an NFL transaction.

1. Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State

As clear cut as it comes at the moment. The Cardinals need a needle mover on defense and potential star power for the future, Bosa is that player. Easy pick to start the draft.

Christopher Nelson

2. Jacksonville Jaguars (via SF): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Jacksonville needs to figure out the QB position.  They have a defense that has shown to be super bowl caliber, but they have been held down by a lackluster offense.  I’m not sure if Haskins is the answer, but it is worth a shot.

Mike Colaianne

3. New York Jets: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

It’s tempting for the Jets to react to an early trade and take Quinnen Williams here. The Jets, though, need to focus on protecting their franchise quarterback and the investment they made last season.

Matt Hicks

4. Tennessee Titans (via Oakland Raiders): Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

The Titans move up to grab a player they feel could have gone 1.01. Pairing Williams with Jurell Casey will give this team a much needed boost in the pass rushing department.

Josh Padgett

5. Miami Dolphins (via Tampa Bay Buccaneers): Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Whether you like it or not, Kyler Murray is the most intriguing prospect in the draft class. Miami is in desperate need for star-level talent and their new coaching staff could absolutely make a splash by moving up to 6 to get in front of the Giants.

Matt Hicks

6.  New York Giants: Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma

Word on the street is that the Giants are gonna rock and roll with Manning one more year, so why not draft him some protection? Ford is for sure a top three talent at the position and is a great pick up to help shore up that horrible offensive line in New York. At the very least, Eli should be on his back a lot less and it’s setting up your QB of the future (whomever that may be) for success.

Christopher Nelson

7. San Francisco 49ers (via JAX): DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

San Francisco has a lot of options here.  While acquiring an additional 2nd round pick, they take this opportunity to grab a receiver that has all the tools to be a dominant WR 1.  Combined with Goodwin, Pettis, Kittle and a healthy Jimmy G., DK can help turn this offense into the one Kyle Shanahan envisioned when he took this job.  

Mike Colaianne

8. Detroit Lions: Josh Allen EDGE, Kentucky

Detroit has to be thrilled to get this dual threat edge rusher with the 8th pick. Allen can penetrate backfields (21.5 tackles for a loss in 2018) and contribute to an already solid run defense. I know tight end is becoming a popular pick for Detroit, but EDGE is a greater need and the TE position is deep this year.

Matt Hicks

9. Atlanta Falcons (via Buffalo Bills): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

Atlanta keeps adding elite talent to this young defense. Oliver is an upgrade over Brady Jarrett and if they can keep Jarrett around, that will just be the cherry on top.

Josh Padgett

10. Denver Broncos: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

If Denver wants to get back to their elite defensive days, then they’ll have to get Greedy. Greedy Williams paired with Chris Harris Jr. along with a very formidable Denver pass rush would be a unit to watch in 2019

Eric Adams

11. Cincinnati Bengals: Devin White, LB, LSU

This pick should absolutely be a linebacker here regardless of who is available and the Bengals need an infusion of youth/skill into their LB room. Devin White has the explosiveness/skill to contribute from the jump and I imagine him being able to start relatively quickly.

Christopher Nelson

12. Green Bay Packers: Brian Burns, EDGE, FSU

Burns is a versatile player that has all the tools to be a dynamic playmaker in the NFL.  Not only can he rush the passer, but Burns can also help in the run game. Burns will be able to start contributing right away for the Packers.  

Mike Colaianne

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Miami): Clelin Ferrell, DL, Clemson

The Bucs have a hole just about everywhere. They need stars, Clelin Ferrell is that. This is a best player available draft for the Bucs more so than any other team

Eric Adams

14. Buffalo Bills (via Atlanta): Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State

While Metcalf might be the flashier prospect, Harmon would be perfect for the Bills. He’s the solid route runner/hands type of receiver that Josh Allen will love.

Eric Adams

15. Salt Lake Stallions*: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Salt Lake has had a tough start to their season so they need a new infusion of talent at QB. Drew Lock can start right away but he better be weary of the QBs that are currently getting shellacked in the AAF.

Eric Adams

*Inside joke, see: Mock Draft 1

16. Carolina Panthers: Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida

Carolina needs some help on the EDGE so, they took the best available in Jachai Polite. He not only brings great technique from the outside, but he also brings a brand of aggressiveness that is specific to his play style. High pass rush grade and win percentage, Polite will be more than serviceable for the Panthers for years to come.

Christopher Nelson

17. Cleveland Browns: Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State

For the first time in years, Cleveland is in a great situation.  It seems they have found their QB, they have some nice weapons on offense and they have young talent on defense.  Now it is their job to make sure Mayfield stays protected and healthy. Risner is a versatile player that can play outside at tackle or move inside and play guard.  Either way, he looks ready to start right away and is extremely solid in both the run and pass game.

Mike Colaianne

18. Minnesota Vikings: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

The Vikings are in desperate need of reinforcement on their offensive line. Taylor can plug in on either side of the line and protect Cousins. Taylor’s film is impressive, and I’d be surprised if he falls this far, but the Vikings would be thrilled if he does.

Matt Hicks

19. Oakland Raiders (via Tennessee Titans): Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

Murphy could be a top 10 player on many boards after the combine. He is poised to put up some nice speed and agility numbers and if he has added the weight he says he has, he will easily be the best player available at this spot.

Josh Padgett

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

While CB is another big need, the Steelers have not been the same since Ryan Shazier suffered a terrible spinal chord injury. He was the leader of the defense and that unit as a whole has been in a rut for far too long. Enter Devin Bush who will command the middle for years to come.

Eric Adams

21. Seattle Seahawks: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

With Jimmy Graham gone and the tight end corps more blocking than pass catching, Hakeem Butler is a perfect fit here. He gives DangeRuss that big option they had in Graham to round out a dangerous offense. Great with his handwork, routes from each receiver position and athletic, Butler will start on this offense very easily.

Christopher Nelson

22.Oakland Raiders (via BAL): N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

The Raiders are making moves! After Butler was taken, there seems to be one guy left before there is a tier drop off.  Harry dominated college and is expected to test well at the combine. Harry has serious upside with his ability to go up and get the ball and to produce after the catch.  Carr should be leaping for joy if this pick happens.

Mike Colaianne

23. Houston Texans: Chris Lindstrom, iOL, Boston College

It is hard to consider any position other than offensive line for the Texans. They missed out on an early tackle run but snag the best interior offensive linemen in the draft with Lindstrom. Watson was consistently running for his life last year, Lindstrom will help protect their franchise quarterback.

24. Oakland Raiders (From Chicago Bears): Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

Best player available is the strategy for the Raiders in this draft. Wilkins is a polished player who can contribute against the run and the pass from Day 1. Already a force in the middle, Wilkins will be a backfield disrupter and could become a player you need to double.

Josh Padgett

25. Philadelphia Eagles: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

We’re at the point where nobody is agreeing on who the RB1 is. I don’t even know if Jacobs is my RB1 but the Eagles should have their pick of the RBs. They go Jacobs here.

Eric Adams

26. Indianapolis Colts: DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia

The Colts are in big time need of a stopgap in their secondary and Baker should definitely do the trick. He has experience playing all three CB spots and is a top 3 prospect at the position. The Colts contemplated a wide receiver here, but there’s a lot of gold still left in this draft to pair with TY Hilton, Ebron, Reece Fountain and Deon Cain..

Christopher Nelson

27. New England (via BAL(via OAK(fromDAL))): T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

Even if Rob Gronkowski comes back next season, New England needs to find their future replacement for when Gronk is injured or whenever he does retire.  Hockenson is ready to start from Day 1. He is a very good blocker, has very reliable hands and is a threat after the catch. I definitely see New England being aggressive if Hockenson is available this late in the 1st round.  

Mike Colaianne

28. New York Giants (via LAC): Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Sorry Matt! Although I do agree with the notion that the Giants shouldn’t take a QB at 6, they still do need to figure out the QB position.  Eli has maybe another year and they didn’t even give Kyle Lauletta a shot last year. The Giants best move is to trade back into the 1st and take Daniel Jones so that they can get that 5th year option.

 Jones has the ideal size, is extremely athletic and displays good arm talent. I wish he was more accurate, but having OBJ, Saquan, Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard will help mask those issues.

Mike Colaianne

29. Kansas City Chiefs: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State

The Chiefs defense could not win them games last year. Despite having solid pass rushers, they continue to add at the most important defensive position to keep pressure on opposing QB’s as Justin Houston gets older.

Josh Padgett

30. Green Bay Packers (from NO): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

The QB here needs all the help he can get. Fant, while not landing in a good spot for tight ends historically, could take the GB passing game to the next level.

Eric Adams

31. Los Angeles Rams: Nasir Adderly, S, Delaware

The Rams get a young infusion of talent to replace the big money they spent on the secondary last offseason. Adderly from FCS Delaware is flying under the radar for now, but he needs to be considered at the top of this secondary class.

Matt Hicks

32. Baltimore Ravens (via NE): AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss

While trading down and acquiring the NE 2nd rounder, the Ravens still find themselves in position to add an extremely talented receiver to their offense.  Brown had two 1,000 yard season while at Ole Miss, mainly producing from the slot. Brown does a great job of getting open in the short/intermediate part of the field, which should definitely help out Lamar Jackson.  

Mike Colaianne

33. Arizona Cardinals: Yodney Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

Arizona benefits from a deep tackle class by getting Cajuste early in the 2nd round. The Cardinals need to provide more time for their pocket bound quarterback to work. Cajuste is also a run blocking presence and will help open up lanes for David Johnson to work through.

Matt Hicks

34. Indianapolis Colts (From New York Jets): Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

Gary is a high ceiling pass rusher who can play inside or outside on the defensive line. The Colts could really use his ability to shift all across the line and play matchups as they have had significant struggles getting to the passer.

Josh Padgett

35. Oakland Raiders: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

Oakland needs a full fledged attitude change this year. Enter Deebo Samuel who will bring attitude and toughness to a receiving group that earlier already added N’Keal Harry.

Eric Adams

36. San Francisco 49ers: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

Deionte Thompson is a high ceiling, athletic safety that the 49ers just couldn’t pass up at this spot. With their current options less than savory, and having already picked one of the top receivers, Thompson (a top option in his own right) would be a welcomed addition to the 49ers safety group, a position of need.

Christopher Nelson

37. Los Angeles Chargers: Dexter Lawrence, iDL, Clemson

Trading back worked well for the Chargers here; they get extra picks and fill a major need. Lawrence (6’4”, 340) is a huge plug in the middle of the defensive line that will be a terrific compliment to the terrifying EDGE rushers they have.

Matt Hicks

38. San Francisco 49ers: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

With the pick they gained from trading back in the 1st round, the 49ers help protect their franchise quarterback. 49ers are working this draft hard now with help at the wide receiver, offensive line, and defensive back positions.

Matt Hicks

39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

Montgomery is the best running back in this class. It works out nicely that he is also the safest. The organization having possibly whiffed on Ronald Jones last year doesn’t keep new head coach Bruce Arians from finding his new bellcow back.

40. Buffalo Bills: Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma

LeSean McCoy could be on the downtick in Buffalo so it may be time to take a successor. Anderson is a big physical runner who, if not for injury concerns, could be the RB1.

Eric Adams

41. Denver Broncos: Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss

A lot may view this as a big ol’ stretch (deep class) and blasphemy because he was chosen before guys like Irv Smith, Isaac Nauta and Kaden Smith, not I. Dawson Knox is right where he needs to be as a guy who had a lot of success in both the run and pass block schemes at Ole Miss. He’s NFL ready and even if his receiving needs work, he’ll fare just fine from day one in a position of need for the Broncos.

Christopher Nelson

42. Cincinnati Bengals: Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

Cincinnati has had a huge hole at tight end the last 4 or 5 years due to Tyler Eifert being constantly injured and having no secure backup.  Now that Eifert and Kroft are free agents, the Bengals are forced to address the tight end position and take Irv Smith here. Smith is very athletic, is a capable blocker and will be able to contribute in the passing game right away

Mike Colaianne

43. Detroit Lions: Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia

I mentioned earlier that tight end to Detroit is fan favorite, that may not make sense in the 1st round but Nauta is a great fit in the 2nd. Nauta gives the Lions an athletic pass catching threat to offset their Ebron loss.

Matt Hicks

44. Green Bay Packers: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

The Packers have a whole lot of decent in their wide receiving corps. Arcega-Whiteside gives them big red-zone threat that Jimmy Graham never became.

Matt Hicks

45. Buffalo Bills (via Atlanta): Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

Buffalo needs to rebuild the O-Line and after grabbing a RB earlier, they’ll look for Dillard to bring some physicality. Josh Allen and his ability to look good in shorts are smiling.

Eric Adams

46. Washington Redskins: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

This kid is like lightning in a bottle and will fit well with new QB Drew Lock in tow. With Crowder gone to free agency, Brown is a great replacement who can do a lot of the things Crowder could do. If he wanted to, he could win out with his athleticism alone, but he has fantastic tools to add to that, making him a good weapon to have in Washington.

Christopher Nelson

47. Carolina Panthers: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida

Carolina needs to sure up the back end of their secondary, especially since they are in a division with the Saints, Falcons and a Bruce Arians led Buccaneers.  CGJ has the size, athleticism, range and versatility to contribute right away in Carolina.

Mike Colaianne

48. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Miami): Zach Allen, DE, Boston College

Again with the Bucs, they need talent due to a horribly inept roster. They again beef up the D-Line with Zach Allen to go along with Clelin Ferrell.

Eric Adams

49. Cleveland Browns: Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

Ridley gives the Browns a potential playmaker to compliment Landry and Calloway. The Browns are all in on Baker and Kitchens’ creative play calling. Ridley and Risner give Cleveland’s offense an immediate boost.

Matt Hicks

50. Minnesota Vikings: Trey Pipkins, OT, Sioux Falls

The Vikings O-Line was a major area of concern last season and it must be addressed. Pipkins should be a nice upgrade.

Eric Adams

51. Tennessee Titans: Garrett Bradbury, iOL, NC State

Tennessee seems to be set at offensive tackle with Lewan and Conklin.  Now it is time to sure up the inside of the offensive line. Even though he is relatively new to the position, Bradbury is very refined, consistent and mobile.  

Mike Colaianne

52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Amani Oruwariye, CB, PSU

Pittsburgh needs to stockpile talent on the defensive side of the ball.  Specifically, they need to get someone who can consistently play opposite of Joe Haden.  Oruwariye has good size, strength and ball skills. He is a versatile player that can play in pretty much any scheme.  

Mike Colaianne

53. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore): Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama

I’ll keep this short and simple: Mack Wilson has no business being on the board still. The Eagles jump at this value and grab a top 3 linebacker.

Matt Hicks

54. Houston Texans: David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin

I mentioned that offensive line was a no-brainer for the Texans in the 1st round. Getting a tackle to go along with their guard pick earlier in the draft is exactly what their offense needs. They have 3 picks in the top 55 and can afford to really invest in their trenches.

Matt Hicks

55. Houston Texans: Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M

The Texans need to clean house at tight end and get a real player in there. Sternberger will provide the safety net that Watson has needed more often than not due to his O-Line.

Eric Adams

56. New England Patriots (from Chicago): Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas

After landing the top tight end in the draft to take over for Rob Gronkowski when he does decide to hang them up, the champs load up another weapon for Tom brady in Lil’Jordan Humphrey. Humphrey brings a unique size and speed combination that has the chance to flourish in New England’s offensive system.

Eric Adams

57. Philadelphia Eagles: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

Pittsburgh needs to stockpile talent on the defensive side of the ball.  Specifically, they need to get someone who can consistently play opposite of Joe Haden.  Oruwariye has good size, strength and ball skills. He is a versatile player that can play in pretty much any scheme.  

Mike Colaianne

58. Dallas Cowboys: Paris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

The Cowboys continue to develop an offense with weapons for Prescott. Campbell has the ability to create separation and find space anywhere on the field. He has soft hands and can operate from the slot of as a Y. Tight End would’ve been nice but we’ve hit a tier break, so instead, Dallas gets a nice wideout to compliment Cooper and Gallup.

Matt Hicks

59. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Nelson, EDGE, Iowa

The Colts continue to heavily invest in their defense with Nelson. The EDGE class is deep and although Nelson may not be a top-tier pass rusher, he would be a great addition to a young and explosive defense.

Matt Hicks

60. Los Angeles Chargers: Emmanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

With Tyrell Williams likely gone to FA, Hall will fit right into the Chargers 3 WR sets. Another weapon for Philip Rivers.

Eric Adams

61. Kansas City Chiefs: Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

Kansas City is pretty stacked on offense, so they should spend the majority of the draft adding talent to their defense.  Juan Thornhill is a high IQ play that contributed all four years at Virginia. He needs to continue developing as a playmaker, but his experience and athleticism should give him the ability to start right away.  

Mike Colaianne

62. New Orleans Saints: Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke

Giles-Harris has the ability to step in Day 1 and contribute right away for the Saints in a position of need. Giles-Harris is an intelligent player that can be a true MIKE linebacker in the NFL

Mike Colaianne

63. Kansas City Chiefs: Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M

Kansas City (rightly) focused on defense in the first, and I would’ve gone for secondary support with this pick but the top end talent has come off the board already. Instead, they get Williams, a receiving threat with 3 down back upside. Williams is dynamic, has great vision, and can be an explosive weapon in an Andy Reid offense.

Matt Hicks

64. Baltimore Ravens (via New England): Christian Miller, EDGE, Alabama

The Ravens went offense in the 1st round, which means they naturally must revert back to defense in the 2nd. Miller helps provide support for the likely departure of pass rushers in free agency
. Matt Hicks

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