It is officially NFL Draft season! To celebrate the Fanalysts dynasty team performed a 3 round mock draft for all 32 NFL Teams. The results of the draft, broken down by division then team, are listed below. Every team has a full list of their draft picks and an analysis of their overall 3 round draft.
This article will will focus on the NFC teams.
Round 1, 25th Overall: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
Round 2, 53rd Overall: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington
Round 2, 55th Overall: Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State
Analysis: The Eagles score solid support for their secondary with Murphy in the back end of the first round. Andre Dillard likely won’t fall this far in the NFL Draft but if he does he would give them great depth and would have the time to develop as an eventual replacement for their aging tackles. Justice Hill is a dynamic pass catching back who can perfectly compliment Jordan Howard’s role in the offense.
Round 2, 58th Overall: Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State
Round 3, 90th Overall: Renell Wren, iDL, Arizona State
Analysis: With just 2 picks in the first 2 days the Cowboys need to be strategic with their picks. Kahale Warring gives them a very athletic, but raw, tight end who could develop into a huge weapon for Prescott and the Cowboys offense. Wren helps them address their need on the defensive side of the trenches. Alternatively, Dallas could also look for help along the offensive line or look for a high upside wideout.
New York Giants
Round 1, 6th Overall: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Round 1, 17th Overall: Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
Round 2, 37th Overall: Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan
Round 3, 95th Overall: Stanley Morgan, WR, Nebraska
Bush and Winovich give the Giants two dynamic pass rushers on the defensive side of the ball. Gettleman wants to win in the trenches and Jawaan Taylor is the best pure offensive tackle in the draft; making him a clear choice with their 6th overall pick. Stanley Morgan is a gadget-type player who can help the Giants work the shortfield with Eli Manning at the helm. The Giants don’t yet have a clear vision forward under Gettleman but with these 4 players highlighting their draft class things are going to start looking a lot clearer in New York.
Washington/Salt Lake (RIP)
Round 1, 15th Overall: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Round 2, 46th Overall: Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
Round 3, 76th Overall: Amani Hooker, S, Iowa
Washington will be looking for their quarterback of the future with Case Keenum bridging a terrible Alex Smith injury with last season’s Ohio State star. Haskins has a lot of developing to do but can fit in Gruden’s scheme after hopefully a “redshirt” year in 2019. Haskins gets paired up with his Ohio State teammate in Parris Campbell; who is fast, a good route runner, and could help break Washington’s streak of struggling wide receivers. Amani Hooker pairs up nicely with Landon Collins and helps their defense continue to be the foundation of their roster.
3rd round, 87th overall: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
The Chicago Bears have very little draft capital in the 2019 NFL Draft. Luckily, the Bears don’t have a ton of holes on the roster. One of the glaring needs is a well rounded running back, especially with trading Jordan Howard away. I think Chicago could have gone RB later and addressed EDGE or secondary here, but Josh Jacobs stood out for me here. Josh Jacobs is a very powerful runner, is very agile and is more than capable of producing in the passing game. Jacobs and Tarik Cohen would be a deadly combo if Chicago could pull this off.
1st round, 18th overall: Garrett Bradbury, iOL, NC State
2nd round, 50th overall: Michael Deiter, OT, Wisconsin
3rd round, 81st overall: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
Minnesota needs to address the offensive line in this draft. They just paid Kirk Cousins last season and invested solid draft capitol into Dalvin Cook. The Vikings need to protect these weapons and allow the offense to produce at the level it should be. Bradbury and Deiter should both be able to contribute right away and help take this offense to the next level. I think Marquise Brown would be a great fit in this offense. Brown can help stretch the field, which would help create even more space for Thielen and Diggs.
Green Bay Packers
1st round, 12th overall: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State
1st round, 30th overall: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
2nd round, 44th overall: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
3rd round, 75th overall: Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke
Defense, Defense, Defense! That should be the main priority for Green Bay. They have had some nice signings in free agency, such as Adrian Amos, but this defense is far from being a complete unit. Sweat is an athletic freak that can give the Packers some much needed pass rush. Gardner-Johnson is a very versatile player that can fill many different roles in the defense. Giles-Harris is a very intelligent player that should be able to play right away. Finally, Arcega-Whiteside can be the huge red zone threat that Jimmy Graham never was.
1st round, 8th overall: TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa
2nd round, 43rd overall: Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State
3rd round, 88th overall: L.J. Collier, EDGE, TCU
Pass rush, cornerback and tight end seem to be the biggest needs for Detroit. Honestly, they can probably address these three positions in any order in the draft. Hockenson is a rarity in the sense that he is a great blocker and pass catcher. His balance will allow him to play right away and stay on the field no matter the situation. Layne was converted to a cornerback after his freshman year and has developed quickly. He is a very physical player that will fit nicely opposite of Darius Slay. Collier is a player that can be moved around the defensive line and will compete no matter what position he is in.
1st Round, 16th Overall: Rashaan Gary, EDGE, Michigan
2nd Round, 47th Overall: Greg Little, T, Ole Miss
3rd Round, 77th Overall: Tytus Howard, T, Alabama State
3rd Round, 100th Overall: Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
Analysis: I took mercy on the Panthers and gave them a very good pass rusher in Rashaan Gary out of Michigan. They could use a bit more pass rush and Gary was too good to pass up. The next two picks are tackles… Because the Panthers MUST PROTECT CAM AT ALL COSTS. There were reports that Cam might need shoulder surgery and could miss the season earlier in the year but he opted for a more minor procedure. This doesn;t change the fact that the Carolina Offensive Line was just that, Offensive. I rounded it out by taking Damien Harris. Imagine a 1-2 punch of McCaffrey and Harris? Sure, for fantasy is might be a bit of a downer but that tandem would be a PROBLEM.
New Orleans Saints
Round 2, 62nd Overall: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
Analysis: Quite a bit to digest here, try not to get overwhelmed. Taylor Rapp is a draft crush of mine. This guy thumps with the best of them and a big hitting safety is just what the doctor ordered for a New Orleans team that would probably like to hit anything that moves at the moment. Other than that, take a load off New Orleans, don’t think you’ll be doing much drafting this year.
Round 1, 14th Overall: Ed Oliver, iDL, Houston
Round 2, 45th Overall: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
Round 3, 79th Overall: D’Andre Walker, EDGE, Georgia
Analysis: The Atlanta Falcons needed to shore up their deficiencies on the defensive end and this was a perfect start for them. With this draft, you want to go after some of these positions early before they dry up. Ed Oliver is a great get at 14 and sort of the best player available move. As good as he is, he should be able to win out in training camp and/or start sooner rather than later. Love and Walker are great depth picks who could also end up starting in the first couple of years.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round 1, 5th Overall: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Round 2, 39th Overall: Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
Round 3, 70th Overall: David Long, CB, Michigan
Analysis: With Jonah Williams available at the 5th pick, it was an easy decision to add him to a offensive line that sorely needs him. Mack Wilson went a little higher than some expected, but with the loss of Kwon Alexander this was a move that was needed. This gives him time to learn and grow behind Beckwith and David while providing depth. The pick of David Long brings in a corner who works really well against smaller receivers who would work will in the slot.
Round 1, 1st Overall: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State
Round 2, 34th Overall: Chris Lindstrom, iOL, Boston College
Round 3, 66th Overall: Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri
Analysis: The Cardinals have a lot of needs on their roster, replacing the franchise quarterback they traded up for in last year’s draft is not one of those needs. Instead, they need to stay the path of Rosen and take Bosa with the first overall pick. Lindstrom is a very valuable pick in the early 2nd; he would provide instant support for Arizona’s offensive line. Emanuel Hall would be a dangerous weapon for them along the outside. He would help stretch the field while Kirk and Fitzgerald work the underneath.
Los Angeles Rams
1st round, 31st overall: Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
3rd round, 94th overall: Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota
3rd round, 99th overall: Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
The one glaring need I didn’t address for Los Angeles here is the offensive line. I could definitely see them addressing that early in the early rounds of the draft. The reason for taking Oruwariye instead of o-line is that they need the depth there. Peters and Talib are both free agents after 2019 and Oruwariye is a versatile player that makes big plays. Cashman is a great athlete that can play on all three downs in the NFL. If the Rams are truly worried about Gurley’s knee, getting Sanders in the third could be a steal. Sanders can do a little bit of everything and take some of the load off Gurley.
1st round, 21st overall: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
3rd round, 84th overall: Dru Samia, iOL, Oklahoma
The recent Doug Baldwin news really influenced my picks for Seattle. I planned on going cornerback, but as Baldwin is having a harder time staying on the field, Seattle can’t rely on Tyler Lockett to be their #1 go-to guy. Butler would fit into this offense nicely and I think him and Lockett could be a very nice combo for Russell Wilson. Samia was a 4 year starter at Oklahoma and has the athleticism and technique to play right away. Some other positions you could see Seattle address in the draft are cornerback and pass rusher.
San Francisco 49ers
1st round, 2nd overall: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State
2nd round, 36th overall: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
3rd round, 67th overall: Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech
San Francisco needs to address a lot of needs, but they are also picking 1.02 for a reason. The most important thing to do is add talent, especially at the top end. Brian Burns is a top notch edge rusher and a worthy player of a top 2 pick. Possibly a better pure pass rusher than Bosa, Burns gives their defense a shot in the arm that they need to make some big plays and help support their increasingly high powered offense. Deandre Baker in the second round is another nice addition to that defense. He is a quality athlete that would step right in as a starter. Wesley is an upside swing that could really work out in that offense. He fills an archetype on the boundary that they do not currently have.