The NFL combine is now over and teams have had a chance to meet with prospects. With that, they will start looking forward to the 2019 NFL Draft. Here is the 2019 NFL Mock Draft March 5.
1. Arizona Cardinals- Quinnen Williams, DT/DE, Alabama
A lot has been made about Kyler Murray going number one, but until the dust settles on Josh Rosen being traded or another team trading up for the first pick, he won’t be mocked here. Williams had an impressive combine and could fit into the Cardinals 3-4 defense at end because of his athleticism. Williams has had the biggest rise so far. He went from being virtually unknown to showing he can be one of the most disruptive players in the draft class.
2. San Francisco 49ers- Nick Bosa, Edge, Ohio State
Bosa was the number one pick for a long time, and still could be selected, but Williams had a better combine. Bosa performed solidly, but still hasn’t played since early in the college football season. San Francisco has used plenty of first round picks on defensive linemen over the last several years. Unfortunately, defensive linemen are the players at the top of this class. They could be a candidate to trade back with a team that wants a quarterback.
3. New York Jets- Josh Allen, Edge, Kentucky
Allen is one of the best pass-rushers in the class, but also has the ability to drop back into coverage. If the Jets don’t get an offensive lineman to help protect Darnold, they should try to find a pass rusher to help their defense progress.
4. Oakland Raiders- Rashan Gary, DE/DT, Michigan
How laughable is it that the Raiders had 13 sacks this season? Four players in the NFL had more sacks than the entire Raiders team. Gary has athleticism, speed and power and could produce more at the NFL level in a scheme that can use his talents.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Williams hasn’t played as well as expected this season, but will probably get drafted highly for his solid play over his career. Bruce Arians will work with Jameis Winston, but he’ll also need to make sure he is protected to spread the ball around and move the chains.
6. New York Giants- Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Growing consensus around the league is that Kyler Murray will be the first quarterback selected. Since this mock doesn’t predict trades, Murray is a solid fit for the Giants. He is small in stature, but is a great athlete with solid accuracy.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars- DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
The Jaguars will reportedly bring on Nick Foles to be the quarterback for the 2019 season. With that they won’t be mocked a quarterback in the first round anymore. The team still has a lot of talent, but they need an upgrade at wide receiver. Metcalf is one of the big winners at the combine measuring 6-foot-3 and 228 pounds, while running a 4.33-second 40-yard dash. He doesn’t have great agility, but with his size and speed, could entice teams to draft him early.
8. Detroit Lions- Devin White, LB, LSU
White is a player who can do everything on the defensive side of the field. His biggest assets are his speed and physicality. The Lions could use a lot of help on defense and White could be a leader from day one.
9. Buffalo Bills- Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
With Kyle Williams retiring the Bills are thin on the interior of their defensive line. Some have soured on Oliver, but he is still one of the most impressive players in college football. This class has so many good defensive linemen and Ed Oliver may be the best in the class.
10. Denver Broncos- Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
The Broncos just traded for Joe Flacco and will need to protect him. Little is possibly the best tackle in the class and just needs to improve his ability to finish plays with power.
11. Cincinnati Bengals- Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
The Bengals have a bad defense and a bad offensive line and need to get both fixed as soon as possible. Taylor has been a player who has climbed up draft boards recently because of his body control.
12. Green Bay Packers- Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Green Bay will want to improve the defensive front seven, as they have addressed the secondary in recent drafts. Wilkins can help improve the interior and also help with the pass rush.
13. Miami Dolphins- Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Because this mock draft doesn’t predict trades and the Jaguars have addressed their quarterback need elsewhere, Haskins has fallen here. This will not happen come draft day, as he will go top 10. With Adam Gase fired, there is no guarantee that the new head coach will want to keep Ryan Tannehill. Haskins threw for 50 touchdown passes and completed 70% of his passes, which are unprecedented marks.
14. Atlanta Falcons- Montez Sweat, Edge, Mississippi State
Vic Beasley is a shell of himself and Atlanta needs to get better pass rushers if they want to compete again. Sweat showed a great ability to get to the quarterback in his college career and impressed at the combine with his wide receiver-leve speed.
15. Washington Redskins- Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
Jones had a solid college career and is a projected first-round pick. Teams will like his size and that he was coached by the great David Cutcliffe. With Alex Smith’s injury, Washington needs a new quarterback. Washington reportedly favors Daniel Jones to other quarterbacks in the draft class.
16. Carolina Panthers- Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson
Carolina lost Julius Peppers to retirement and needed edge rushers anyways. Ferrell can help them get after the quarterback and would be a good value pick.
17. Cleveland Browns- Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
The Browns should get a corner to go across from Denzel Ward. Baker has been Georgia’s number one corner for two seasons and is a threat to take it back to the house every time he gets the ball in his hands, much like he did against South Carolina.
18. Minnesota Vikings- Cody Ford, OT/G, Oklahoma
Minnesota needs to improve their offensive line to help out Dalvin Cook and Kirk Cousins. Ford is very athletic and is rising up draft boards.
19. Tennessee Titans- Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
Brown is the fastest wide receiver in this draft class. He has great acceleration and makes great cuts in the open field. Marcus Mariota has to get more weapons to be truly successful.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers- A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
With Antonio Brown not coming back, the Steelers may want to get a few more wide receivers to help Ben Roethlisberger air the ball out. Brown is an athletic wide receiver who can produce if given the opportunity.
21. Seattle Seahawks- Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Williams is one of the most naturally talented corners in this draft class. The redshirt sophomore has eight interceptions in his young career and looks like he could even improve in the future if he works on his technique.
22. Baltimore Ravens- Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State
Baltimore’s pass rushers are aging and they need to get a new age of athletes in the door. Burns could fit in nicely as a 3-4 outside linebacker in their scheme, as he is a little light to be a 4-3 defensive end every down.
23. Houston Texans- Jerry Tillery, DE/DT, Notre Dame
Tillery was a great pass rusher for Notre Dame and likely could fit in as a 3-4 defensive end for the Texans. While J.J. Watt has been superb, the rest of the defensive line has not been.
24. Oakland Raiders (via Chi)- Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
Bush is an undersized, yet fast and can cover. Oakland needs to improve on every level of the defense and Bush could function like Derrick Brooks did for Jon Gruden. He ran one of the fastest 40-yard dash times for a linebacker.
25. Philadelphia Eagles- Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
With how many injuries the Eagles had in the secondary this season, they’ll want to get a solid corner in this draft. Murphy will likely go at the end of round one or early round two as it currently stands.
26. Indianapolis Colts- Jachai Polite, Edge, Florida
The Colts have a good offense, but need their defense to improve, as it cost them against the Chiefs in the playoffs. Polite will give them a solid young pass-rusher to mold. Polite reportedly didn’t handle interviews at the combine well, so his stock may drop.
27. Oakland Raiders (via Dal)- Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
The Raiders need to add more than just one defensive lineman in the draft. Lawrence provides a huge presence in the middle of the line to eat up blockers.
28. Los Angeles Chargers- Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
Dre’Mont Jones has unique athleticism and a quick twitch for an interior player. The Chargers have good pass rushers, but need better tackles.
29. Kansas City Chiefs- Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
Josh Jacobs proved to be a great playmaker in his time at Alabama. The Chiefs need to replace Kareem Hunt to make the offense as dynamic as possible.
30. Green Bay (via NO)- Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
The Packers have a good pass rush and a young secondary, but can improve at linebacker next to Blake Martinez. Alabama’s top linebacker seemingly always goes in the first round and Wilson warrants a first-round selection.
31. Los Angeles Rams- T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
Hockenson is a tight end who doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses. He is well-rounded and could help make the Rams offense more dynamic.
32. New England Patriots- Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
If a quarterback falls to New England, they would be wise to draft one at the end of the first round. This gives them another year of control on the contract and will help them plan for the future without Tom Brady. Lock isn’t a sure-fire franchise quarterback, but has shown flashes of potential throughout his career at Missouri.