The Fanalysts have been grinding draft tape, monitoring team needs, and mock drafting since December. This 7-part mock-draft is one continuous mock draft and the our final one of the season for us. We will be releasing one article per day in the week leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft.
This is a summary of the First Round of our mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft. Below are links all other rounds of our final mock for the 2019 NFL Draft:
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|1||Arizona Cardinals||Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma|
|2||San Francisco 49ers||Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State|
|3||New York Jets||Quinenn Williams, iDL, Alabama|
|4||Oakland Raiders||Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky|
|5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama|
|6||New York Giants||Ed Oliver, iDL, Houston|
Jonah Williams and Ed Oliver are both top 10 talents, but neither fit the exact mold of their positions. Williams goes off the board 5th overall to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team looking to rely on their offense in 2019. Ed Oliver’s athletic upside surpasses his “tweener” build, and is a perfect fit for Dave Gettleman’s “inside-out” roster construction philosophy.
|7||Jacksonville Jaguars||Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida|
|8||Detroit Lions||Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State|
|9||Buffalo Bills||TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa|
|10||Denver Broncos||Drew Lock, QB, Missouri|
|11||Cincinnati Bengals||Devin White, LB, LSU|
|12||Green Bay Packers||Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan|
TJ Hockenson is the first tight end off the board and the first tight end taken in the top 10 of the NFL Draft since Eric Ebron in 2014. There’s a lot of teams in the late teens/early 20s that will be disappointed with Devin White and Devin Bush going back to back in the top 12.
|13||Miami Dolphins||Cody Ford, iOL, Oklahoma|
|14||Atlanta Falcons||Montez Sweat, EDGE, Miss St.|
|15||Washington||DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss|
|16||Carolina Panthers||Clelin Ferrel, DE, Clemson|
|17||New York Giants||Rashan Gary, EDGE, Michigan|
|18||Minnesota Vikings||Garrett Bradbury, iOL, NC State|
DK Metcalf is the first wide receiver off the board in a deep and talented wideout class. Washington opted for a playmaking weapon to pair with Case Keenum, instead of a potential franchise quarterback in Dwayne Haskins. Haskins, like Daniel Jones, has free fallen in this mock draft-which does not have trades.
|19||Josh||Tennessee Titans||Byron Murphy, CB, Washington|
|20||Chris||Pittsburgh Steelers||Greedy Williams, CB LSU|
|21||Mike||Seattle Seahawks||Chris Lindstrom, iOL, Boston College|
|22||Chris||Baltimore Ravens||N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State|
|23||Josh||Houston Texans||Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State|
|24||Matt||Oakland Raiders||Noah Fant, TE, Iowa|
Byron Murphy going off the board to Tennessee starts a very quick cornerback run in an NFL Draft that is shallow at a high demand position. Murphy slots right into a support role in an already solid secondary for the Titans. Greedy Williams is the high upside player that fits Pittsburgh’s type-expect he actually has a first-round grade.
|25||Philadelphia Eagles||Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida|
|26||Indianapolis Colts||Christian Wilkins, iDL, Clemson|
|27||Oakland Raiders||Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State|
|28||Los Angeles Chargers||Jeffery Simmons, iDL, Mississippi State|
|29||Kansas City||Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan|
|30||Green Bay Packers||Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware|
|31||Los Angeles Rams||Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State|
|32||New England Patriots||AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss|
The New England Patriots finish out the first round by taking AJ Brown, the highly productive wide receiver out of Ole Miss. Brown offers the Patriots and immediate playmaker, either in the slot or on the outside. The versatile wideout can be a high impact player in his first year and is the 3rd wide receiver off the board in the first round.