2019 NFL Mock Draft 10-3-18

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It’s 2019 NFL mock draft time! The order is based on how the teams have started through the first three weeks, plus what is expected of the them this season. For more on the race to the bottom, for the #1 overall pick, go to this link.

Team needs were sometimes, but mostly, not taken into account, as it’s still absurdly early for a 2019 mock draft in the truest sense. Really, it’s more of a glorified prospect list at this point, to be honest. Have issues with the mock draft picks? Of course you do!

Someone always does- have at it in the comments section. Just keep it classy and professional! Enjoy!

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1. Arizona, Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

With his unreal ability to get into opposing backfields, Oliver is perhaps the most can’t miss prospect of this class.

2. Oakland, Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Bosa is a stud just like his brother; he might end up being even better 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.

 A first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association, Bosa led the 2017 Buckeyes in tackles-for-loss (16.0), tackles-for-loss yardage (74) and sacks (8.0). As a result of his production, Bosa was the Big Ten Conference’s Smith-Brown defensive lineman of the year in 2017, becoming the fourth consecutive Buckeye to earn the award. He enters this season with 63 tackles in 27 career games to go along with 23 TFLs and 13.5 sacks.

“He’s a force,” said Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Luke Timian. “He’s a technician at what he does,” added teammate Dre’Mont Jones. 

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3Buffalo, Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

A prospect who is really flying up the boards right now.

4. Houston, Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama

Versatility makes Davis a blue-chipper who will be rated very high on most team’s lists.

5. New York Giants, Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon 

Has really come out of nowhere recently and established himself as the #1 QB prospect. He might end up the first overall pick, it just depends on if the team selecting first needs a new signal caller or not.

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6. Detroit, 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.

 7. Seattle, Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

Definitely a top 10, maybe even a top 5 talent for whatever team takes him. He’s stellar at both stuffing the run and rushing the passer. He’s just a total monster of a player.

8. New York Jets, 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 to boot.

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9. Pittsburgh, DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia

Could fight it out with Williams to be the first corner selected. Both should go in the top ten.

10. San Francisco, A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

A big time athlete who could be the first flanker off the boards next year.

11. Cleveland, Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

The Tigers are showing you why they have been right up there with Bama as the elite program of the past few years, this 2019 NFL mock draft is loaded with Clemson players.

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12. L.A. Chargers, Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

They have got to think about drafting Philip Rivers’ successor some time, as he is 36.

13. Baltimore, Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

While 2018 was a flashier draft with a lot of high profile QB prospects, 2019 will be more pragmatic and dry, with linemen dominating the top of the heap.

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14. Tampa Bay, Brian Burns, DE, Florida State 

Mr. Burns has really broken out this year, as a quick, athletic pass rushing force. His speed rushing abilities translate well to the next level. Now he needs to add some size. With 4.5 more tackles for a loss, Burns will pass up Bjoern Werner and enter the Seminoles all time top ten for TFLs. With 3.5 more quarterback sacks he’ll enter the Noles’ all time top ten list. With four, he’ll surpass Andre Wadsworth, who is tied for seventh all time in FSU history.

Being mentioned in the same breath as guys like Werner and Wadsworth tells you everything you need to about the NFL Draft stock of Brian Burns. Go here for more on that.

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15. Denver, Trey Adams, OT, Washington

Had to come back for another year, due to his ACL tear, and ironically that could end up being a blessing in disguise; provided he fully recovers.

16. Oakland via Chicago, 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.

17. Indianapolis, Connor McGovern, C/G, Penn State

McGovern moved from guard to center prior to the 2017 season. His versatility is a huge reason why his draft stock is so high right now. “He’s big, he’s strong, he’s smart,” said PSU coach James Franklin.

“He’s been very productive. We’re expecting him to take the next step as an offensive lineman in our program. He’s got the flexibility and the size that we think he can play really kind of all the positions, center guard and tackle as well.”

“We want to give ourselves the best chance to put the best five guys on the field, whether that is Connor at center, whether that’s him at guard. I do think there’s some flexibility, and I think that’s probably why he’s attractive to people is because you’re talking about a 6’5″, 300-pound young man who is playing center and has flexibility.”

18. Washington, Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State

Jones has the option to come back for another year of school if this campaign doesn’t work out, but it’s almost certain this will be his final season in Columbus. He discussed what he’s working on this year to improve his draft stock: “My goal is to be more stout against the run, and I don’t want to be known as a one-dimensional player.”

19. Green Bay via New Orleans, Christian Wilkins, DE, Clemson

Was perhaps ready to jump in 2018, but since he stayed in school longer, he’ll just be all the more special next spring when he comes out. His ability to play any position on the DL will make his stock rise even higher.

20. Atlanta  Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame

Tillery moved from nose tackle to the 3-technique this season, where he’ll play under his third D Coordinator in the last three season. Go here for more on Tillery.

“Anyone who’s playing fast, strong, explosive, quickness- those are the fundamentals of my game,” said Tillery as he outlined his goals for “asserting dominance” this season. “And that’s what I hope to bring every play.”

21. Jacksonville, QB, Will Grier, West Virginia

Blake Bortles has had his moments, and been solid at times, but now it seems to be that he just is who he is at this point. And what that is is just simply not good enough.

22. Dallas, Devin Bush, LB, Michigan 

A sideline to sideline player with exceptional pass rushing abilities, Bush has the benefit of having his father on the coaching staff. He’s playing out of his mind right out now and his draft stock is surging.

Nebraska offensive coordinator Troy Walters has sung the praises of Devin Bush the Younger.

“Man, he’s got everything,” Walters said. “Fast, physical, explosive, smart. He knows exactly, based on formations, what you’re going to run. He plays with relentless effort so he’s always around the ball.” For more on Bush go here

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

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24. Carolina, Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford

25. TennesseeDavid Edwards, OT, Wisconsin

Badgers have been an NFL OL factory for quite some time, and the tradition will continue in 2019. 33 UW players have been take in the NFL Draft since 2010, and prominent former Badger OL currently in the league include Cowboys center Travis Frederick, Rams right tackle Rob Havenstein, Saints LT Ryan Ramczyk, Browns LT Joe Thomas, Lions RT Rick Wagner and Browns RG Kevin Zeitler.

Edwards brings a lot of size and athleticism to the table. He possesses a lot of traits that make NFL scouts salivate. “The first thing that jumps out at you is his size, he’s 6-7, 6-8, super long, and then he’s super smart, he’ll interview well, all that stuff,” said Badgers OL Michael Dieter.

“He’s super athletic, combine all those things it makes sense why people love him.

26. Green Bay, Jonah Williams, T, Alabama

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27. Miami, Cameron Smith, LB, USC

We’re surprised to see only have one Trojan in our mock draft right now, as USC is #1 all time for players drafted by a single school.

28. Minnesota, Trayvon Mullen, CB Clemson

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29. Philadelphia, Chase Winovich, DE/OLB, Michigan

A dominant player with exceedingly dominant hair, before the campaign started, he told reporters that he was hearing second or third round feedback from the NFL people he had talked to. He’s currently second on the team in both tackles, tackles for losses and sacks.  Where he ends up in April depends on how he stacks up against the other ends in a very deep class.

You know he’s got a great work ethic, as he won the Michigan Wolverines Blue Collar Award last year as the team’s hardest worker.

For more on Winovich go here

30. Kansas City, Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky

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31. L.A. Rams, Michael Deiter, OL, Wisconsin

Deiter has a lot of stand out qualities, but perhaps his strongest suit is versatility.  “I’ll play wherever, I can play any position on the .I’m confident playing center, guard and tackle,” Deiter said at Big Ten Media Day. “That’s a really cool feeling and it ultimately helps me in the end. So that excites me.”

He also added that he would not prefer to play tackle for too long at the next level, if possible, and would strive to get inside as soon as possible. Wisconsin is one of just four teams that have won 10+ the past four years, and one of just five that have won 80% of their games the past five seasons.

Their OL is as much a reason for that as any, with the Badgers returning four All-Americans to the position group this season. Wisconsin has had 12 OL All-Americans since 2010.

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32. New England, Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern

Thorson had been considered by many draftniks as a late first round/early second round prospect, squarely in that second tier of signal caller prospects. 

This year, if healthy and back to himself again, he’ll lead the Wildcats to 10 wins and become a first round pick. Given his measurables, size (6-4, 220), strength, arm, intelligence, it’s easy to envision him having a great combine and end up a high first round pick.  

 “I’m feeling really well,” Clayton Thorson said at 2018 Big Ten Media Days.

“I’ll definitely have to prove that I’m healthy, which I know I’ll do right away,” Thorson added.

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The Wheaton native attended the Manning Passing Academy in June of 2017, and he wears #18 because of Peyton Manning. That’s not his NFL role model though, as he actually takes a little bit from a lot of players.

We’ve sized up his NFL Draft stock in detail quite a bit already. Go here for that link.

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 and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, is currently a regular contributor to SB Nation, WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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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.

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