2019 NFL Mock Draft 2-5-19

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It’s 2019 NFL mock draft update time! With the Super Bowl now over, the full draft order is now set. Team needs were sometimes, but often not taken into account, as it’s still early for a 2019 mock draft in the purest sense.

A true 2019 NFL mock draft can’t really be composed until after 2019 free agency. Have issues with the picks? Of course you do. Many often bones to pick, so have at it in the comments section. In regards to comments, just try to keep it classy and professional, please. Take a moment to think about where you are in life when you’re actually personally insulting the author of a NFL mock draft.

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1. Arizona, Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Bosa is elite all around just like his brother (Joey, picked 3rd overall by the Chargers in 2016) and he might end up being even better someday given his elite skill set. In the 2010s, Ohio State has become a true destination for NFL caliber DLs, and quite a few now have gone on to become very high draft picks recently.

“He’s a force,” said Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Luke Timian.

“He’s a technician at what he does,” added teammate Dre’Mont Jones. 

Bosa made the right call to leave school early to work on his injury rehabilitation/combine preparations. There is no question about that. Anyone who thinks otherwise, is a socially regressive meathead. In the future we should expect more players to follow suit. For more on the four OSU players who might be first round draft picks, go to this link

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2. San Francisco, Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

Perhaps this guy will play his final collegiate game in the very same stadium as his home stadium in the NFL.

“Q probably has made as much progress as any player in our program because of his work ethic and the things that he’s done to try to improve himself,” said Saban of this year’s Outland Trophy winner (nation’s best interior lineman). 

“He was an undersized guy that worked hard to get bigger and stronger. Always was a good athlete and had good quickness.”

3. New York Jets, Jonah Williams, T, Alabama

Looking at what Bama has done this season, then focusing on Williams in particular, his NFL draft stock is really soaring right now.

“Jonah has started every game I think since he’s been there with us, and he’s a bright guy and really pays attention to detail,” said Saban at the playoff press conference, “and it shows in his play because he’s a very, very consistent performer.”

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4. OaklandClelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

Man, football in the bay area these days is just….yesssh, shesshhh, ick, ugh. Ferrell had another spectacular season with 17 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. He has a versatile skill set that makes him a potentially every down player at the next level. Probably could have left school last year, but definitely drove up the price of his stock by playing another year of Clemson football.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly had a lot of praise for his opponent, especially the front seven, during the Fighting Irish’s on campus Media Day.

“Defensively, I think you obviously start with the defensive front. You probably have three guys there that could be top 50, top 60 players in all of college football,” said Kelly.

“So that’s a pretty good group. I mean, comparing them to maybe North Carolina State last year in some fashion, LSU, that kind of capability on the defensive line.”

For more on the four Clemson players who might be first round draft picks, go to this link.

5. Tampa Bay, Andraez (Greedy) Williams, CB, LSU

At 6-foot-2, 182 pounds Williams has the length which is ideal for the NFL. He’s also got speed for days. Since 2007, LSU is tops in the nation in defensive backs draft. 18 DBs have been selected out of Baton Rouge, six in the first round with Williams poised to add to this legacy. Indeed Louisiana State is DBU right now. 

6. New York Giants, Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

“What jumps out is his poise, his accuracy and his understanding of the offense,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said of Haskins as the Big Ten title game approached. “He does a phenomenal job of taking what the defense gives him. If I had a Heisman Trophy ballot, I would vote for him. I’ve already voted him the Big Ten (Offensive) Player of the Year. He is a phenomenal, phenomenal football player. He uses all of his weapons.”

Haskins entered championship week fifth nationally in pass efficiency rating, third in yards per game and first in touchdown passes with 42, versus just seven interceptions. He also broke the Big Ten season records for passing yards and TDs. Both records had belonged to former Purdue QBs.

The aforementioned 42 TDs surpassed Drew Brees’  39, accomplished in 1998, and his 4,081 yards passing eclipsed Curtis Painter’s 3,985, set in 2006. For more on the four OSU players who might be first round draft picks, go to this link

7. Jacksonville, Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

“Mr. Reliable” could be the second tackle off-the-boards come April. He has the size and measurables that will make him hard to pass up.

8. Detroit, Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

With his unreal ability to get into opposing backfields, Oliver is a blue chip prospect, but his stock may have likely peaked in the preseason. Nevertheless, Detroit once again needs to rebuild at this position and he’s the best option at pick number eight to do so with.

9Buffalo, Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

Simmons has the size, speed and tape to be a top ten pick.

10. Denver, Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian and Case Keenum have not been the answer. Time to try again.

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11. Cincinnati, Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky

Ted Hendricks Award finalist shooting up the draft boards right now. Good fit for any team and great way to address a team need, whatever it may be because Allen is so versatile. He can play just about anywhere in the front seven, as he possess the abilities to both rush the passer off the edge and drop back into pass coverage.

12. Green Bay, Rashan Gary, DE/DT, Michigan

One of the most blue chip recruits Harbaugh landed, we all knew Gary had pro potential since high school, given his off-the-charts athleticism, measurables, essentially the whole package.

Ahead of league media day, the Big Ten released its preseason honorees — five players representing each division, and Gary was Michigan’s only honoree. The junior was first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches last season as a sophomore.  He had 66 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and six sacks in 2017. Go here for more on Gary.

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13. Miami, Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Oh Tannehill, oh Tannehill, you seem to have worn out your welcome. With Jones, his size, measurables and overall potential will more than compensate for his drwbacks.

“I see a big strong guy, good quarterback,” said Northwestern DL Jordan Thompson of Jones, ahead of their matchup in September.

Added Wildcats linebacker Blake Gallagher: “He’s a big physical guy, and he’s not afraid to take a hit, he doesn’t really slide, not afraid to take a hit.”

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14. Atlanta, Christian Wilkins, DE, Clemson

Wilkins was perhaps ready to jump in 2018, but since he stayed in school longer, his stock may be higher when he enters the process this spring. His ability to play any position on the DL makes his stock high. He’s crazy athletic and wicked fast too. At 6’4″, 315 he’s actually lined up at running back for Clemson; not fullback but tailback.

His rushing TD at Florida State this season complements the receiving TD he had in 2016. He’s a prospect that knows how to split through gaps and create pressure on opposing back fields. Wilkins also won the academic Heisman this year, so expect him to ace the interviewing portion of the combine.

For more on the four Clemson players who might be first round draft picks, go to this link.

15. Washington, Drew Lock, QB, Mizzou

Skins QB is like the cabinet positions in the White House, they just can’t get the quality, competent people to come to Washington and take the job. And when they do, they just don’t last.

16. Carolina, Jachai Polite, DE, Florida

Big, fast, and especially quick for his size with plus athleticism, Polite looks to be a slam dunk first round pick.

17. Cleveland, Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State

Staying local and fits a need. For more on the four OSU players who might be first round draft picks, go to this link

18. Minnesota, Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State

If I’m the Minnesota Vikings, I go best OL available this draft.

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19. Tennessee, Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

I’m not worried about the positive test for ostarine affecting his draft stock.

Lawrence was the #2 overall rated recruit in the nation when he came to South Carolina in 2016. At 6-4, 351 pounds, he’s a match-up nightmare for tackles and guards everywhere.

Lawrence won the 2016 ACC Defensive rookie of the year award on the strength of his breaking the Clemson freshman season sacks record which was held by William “the Refrigerator” Perry, Ricky Sapp and Shaq Lawson. Lawrence, like the Fridge versus the Green Bay Packers in 1985, scored a rushing touchdown this season, against lowly Louisville.

For more on the four Clemson players who might be first round draft picks, go to this link.

20. PittsburghDeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia

Will likely fight it out with Williams to be the first corner off the boards.

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21. Seattle, Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

Value pick that cannot be passed up on.

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22. Baltimore, Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

No doubt scrimmaging against a blue chipper like Denzel Ward everyday in practice last year helped prep this guy for the next level. Campbell has (insert every cliche about speed possible here.)

You’ll see him crush it at the combine, and then become an instant contributor in two phases, offense and special teams.

“One of the fastest people I have ever seen run, that’s what makes him elite,” said Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Luke Timian. 

For more on the four OSU players who might be first round draft picks, go to this link

23. Houston, A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

Would be a steal here, at this point. We should be pretty shocked if Brown fell out of the first round.

24. Oakland via Chicago, Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

The junior just spoke out about his upcoming NFL Draft status decision a couple days ago, and said that he will weigh up all his options and make the call after the season is over. At 6-2 he has ideal size for a corner and the scouts will love his long arms. He has the requisite speed too, but overall his prospects have tended to fluctuate over the course of the season.

Even if he wanted to shut out all the draft chatter and mock draft projections etc. it’s pretty much impossible as family and friends have been keeping him updated on that stuff.

“I would say it’s kind of surprising, but I know I’m a really good athlete and I know it’s something that was possible, so I’m just embracing it,” Mullen said of one mock placing him top ten, and the first Clemson football player selected.

“It’s something that motivates me and helps keep me going and makes me get better every day.” For more on the four Clemson players who might be first round draft picks, go to this link.

25. Philadelphia, Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State

Good value pick edge rusher here at this point

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26. Indianapolis, Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

His size and length has scouts very very interested, and he spent his final season in South Bend working on becoming more disruptive and explosive. Mission Accomplished.

For more on Tillery, go to this link 

27. Oakland via Dallas, Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina  

For the Raiders, just one Pro Bowl player remains from their 2016 breakout season, quarterback Derek Carr. They are in full fire sale, blow it all up mode, and their team needs will be everything come April.

28. L.A. Chargers, Devin White, LB, LSU

LAC (that still looks like L.A. Clippers to me every time I see it, but ok, eventually I’ll probably get used to it) need to upgrade at the linebacker position and White is a terrific run stopper with excellent range, who can also potentially cover the flats on passing downs.

29. Kansas City, Brian Burns, DE/OLB, Florida State 

There are a ton of concerns about Burns’ size (or lack there of), but we feel his potential cancels that out. And you cannot argue with his production, the fact that he’s worked his way up the FSU sack charts.  his Brian Burns is listed at 235, and in order to become a true tour de force at the next level, he needs to be in the 250s-260s range.

For more on Burns, go to this link

30. Green Bay via New Orleans, D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi

Some give Metcalf a second round grade, others think he could be top 20. It would certainly be something remarkable to see Ole Miss land two WRs in the first round.

31. L.A. Rams, N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

His size makes him a match-up nightmare for most opposing DBs and certainly a blue chip prospect at the position, and just in general overall. Not the biggest need for L.A. but we’re going best player available in this slot.

32. New England, Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

Love has about as great a mentor as a college football player could hope for in ND defensive backs coach Todd Lyght, the fifth pick overall in the 1991 NFL Draft.

Lyght had three All-Pro seasons in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the Rams in 1999. “His mindset in terms of winning at the highest level is always from that, and he brings it to the table every single day,” Love said of Lyght.

“I know how he ticks and he knows how I tick, and I think that’s a special thing for sure. He’s helped me so much.”

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Love was arguably the best cover corner in the college game this fall, and an AP All-American. He also looks like somebody who will be playing on Sundays for a long time to come.

This 2018 NFL mock draft is listed on several mock draft databases including Walter Football, DC Pro Sports Report, Mockout and Eat, Drink, Sleep Football

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

He also contributes sociopolitical essays to Chicago NowFollow him on Twitter and Instagram. The content of his cat’s Instagram account is unquestionably superior to his.

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  1. Solid B grade draft … maybe swap the saints and bengals on draft order… the saints will be good again next year.. bengals look to be down trending… never know of course…just hunches on my part

  2. For Cleveland: More likely an OT or LBer than another DE.

  3. Michael Daugherty says:

    There’s no way Will Grier isn’t drafted in the 1st round.

  4. Great raiders draft

  5. I don’t think Trey Adams is a first round talent. There is talk that he may return to UW yet again. We shall see.

  6. posted way back in aug … things have changed quite a bit as always…once players have declared things will start to change even more ( haskins and herbert for example ) combine will also shake things up big time… should look at taylor from florida as a OT prospect..lots of buzz for him lately

  7. Browns Fan Since Otto says:

    I agree that the Browns will grab a CB, BUT not in round 1. They go top DT or LB in first two rounds

  8. I liked Oliver more a couple years ago than I do now. Coud be a moot pont as I am not sure T.B. would go DT two years in a row in rd.1.

  9. Blah blah says:

    Kyler Murray will be drafted in the first round, maybe even top 10.

  10. The Lone Chargers Fan in AL says:

    Raekwon Davis is returning to Alabama for his senior season. Please update your big board and mock accordingly.

  11. Since Otto was QB says:

    Nobody can take this mock seriously when it has the Browns taking a WR in the first @17. The Browns need either a DT or OLB or even a CB or OT @17 but NOT a WR

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  13. Ravens Flock 4 life says:

    I think that the Ravens would give Lamar Jackson a big target with nice hands like N’keal Harry to help with his slight accuracy issue.

    Also, DK Metcalf not going in the first round? Really?

  14. Where’s Devin White LB LSU?????? 2nd round? LOL

  15. The Bills brass would never take a character risk like Simmons. More likely to select OL help.

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