I am hopeful this mock will be much improved from my last one. As the major free agent signings have taken place and even more extensive research being done on draft prospects, this mock will be much more realistic. Grant and I collaborated our thoughts on prospects, teams needs, and potential trades despite having separate mocks. And without further a do, my 2nd mock draft (this time with trades).
- Arizona Cardinals- Kyler Murray QB, Oklahoma
The writing is on the wall with this one. The rumors have to be too good to be true and while it is not the move I would make personally, Kyler will undoubtedly fit what Kliff wants in his office.
2. San Francisco 49ers- Nick Bosa EDGE, Ohio State
Bosa, who is a clone of his older brother, will be a great fit for the Niners opposite of Dee Ford. Soloman Thomas has not had the production Niners fans have hoped for, so I could see him being traded or possibly kicked inside based off this pick.
3. New York Jets- Quinnen Williams DT, Alabama
Quinnen Williams is the best player in this draft, and while the Jets really need a quality edge rusher they won’t pass up on Quinnen. Pairing him with Leonard Williams and Henry Anderson will create 1 on 1 opportunities across the board for three really good d lineman.
4. Oakland Raiders- Josh Allen EDGE, Kentucky
Jon Gruden is steadily climbing out of the black hole(no pun intended) he dug himself in with arguably the most questionable trade in NFL history, followed by another odd trade. At pick four Mayock and Gruden grab a much improved Josh Allen who was one of the most productive edges last season at Kentucky.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Rashan Gary EDGE/DL, Michigan
If used correctly, Gary could be a swiss army knife along a defensive line especially in nickel and various blitz packages. He has expressed he wants to be an edge rusher at the next level. With his freakish athleticism and size I believe his game could translate to a Michael Bennett type of role in the NFL.
6. New York Giants- D.K. Metcalf WR, Ole Miss
After losing Odell the Giants have an immediate need for a deep threat. With Julio Jones size and speed, Metcalf will fill this need right away. Metcalf’s combine agility times are in question so its fair to say he wont be able to run all the short/intermediate routes Odell can. But that is ok because his size and athleticism will allow him to win the “50/50” balls that not all receivers can.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars- Jawaan Taylor OT, Florida
With Jeremy Parnell and the Jags parting ways, this move feels like a good fit. Taylor played right tackle at Florida and was a very good one too. He looked smooth in the O line drills at the combine and appears to be a natural at the position.
8. Detroit Lions- Brian Burns EDGE, Florida State
Possibly the smoothest, most athletic edge player in this draft, Burns destroyed the combine and had defensive back like fluidity dropping in space. He has a dangerous speed rush and a spin move to counter in his arsenal. His game will translate in this new pass happy league.
9. Buffalo Bills- Ed Oliver DT, Houston
Buffalo Bills legend Kyle Williams retired after the season, and Oliver will be his replacement. I’ve seen a few analysts question his size and his play weight, but his quickness and ability to play with great leverage will allow him to wreak havoc on interior o lineman.
10. Denver Broncos- Drew lock QB, Missouri
Elway has publicly expressed his interest in Drew Lock, and the move would make sense. Joe Flacco most likely won’t reach his “elite” status like he did for one season in Baltimore, so why not bring in a young gunslinger and have Flacco mentor him.
11. Cincinnati Bengals- Devin White LB, LSU
The Butkus award winner cemented his status as the top linebacker in the draft with his 4.4 40 yard dash. When you watch his film you see the 40 time translate to the field, which is also combined with outstanding effort. With Vontaze Burfict being released, the Bengals will immediately upgrade at the position by drafting White.
12. Green Bay Packers- Noah Fant TE, Iowa
Noah Fant looks like a wide receiver when he runs routes, even at 6’4 250. While I’m guessing the Packers won’t ask him to block bigger bodied edge rushers, Fant is still a very solid blocker. He has the size and speed to create a Travis Kelce like mismatch for defenses. Aaron Rodgers should love this pick.
13. Kansas City Chiefs (traded 2019 1st round pick, 2019 3rd round pick with Dolphins)- Montez Sweat EDGE, Mississippi State
Since the Chiefs traded Dee Ford and released Justin Houston, they now have a need at edge rusher. They signed Alex Okafor in free agency, but I would not be surprised to see them trade up. Sweat ran a blazing 4.42 40 yard dash at the combine, and had a great week at the Senior Bowl.
14. Atlanta Falcons- Christian Wilkins DT, Clemson
The Falcons will be getting a bigger body at DT to pair with Grady Jarrett. Wilkins was productive throughout his career at Clemson and plays with great effort and technique.
15. Washington Redskins- Dwayne Haskins QB, Ohio State
Alex Smith’s future in Washington is in doubt since it has been reported he will miss all of the 2019 season. The Redskins recently traded for Case Keenum, but with Haskins still being available it will be too hard for them to pass him up.
16. Carolina Panthers- Andre Dillard OT, Washington State
The Panthers released left tackle Matt Kalil last week and they will need an immediate replacement. The Panthers know they need to keep Cam upright especially after a few injury plagued seasons. Dillard will make a smooth transition from an air raid Washington St offense to the pro style Panthers offense.
17. Arizona Cardinals (Giants traded the 17th pick, 2019 3rd round pick, and 2020 5th round pick for Josh Rosen)- Jonah Williams OT, Alabama
The Cardinals will grab the best left tackle in college football last season after a trade with the Giants. This will be a win/win for both organizations, and allows the Cardinals to get their franchise left tackle.
18. Minnesota Vikings- Garrett Bradbury IOL, NC State
Bradbury just looks like a Minnesota Viking and has the ability to play center or guard. He is very quick and has really good play strength. Him and Pat Elflein are similar in stature and should become a formidable duo from day 1.
19. Tennessee Titans- N’Keal Harry WR, Arizona State
N’Keal Harry and Corey Davis are going to be scary as outside receivers in this offense with Taywan Taylor in the slot. Harry has big play ability after the catch and can win the jump ball at 6’3 220. The Titans offense should finally be exciting next season if they draft Harry.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers- Devin Bush LB, Michigan
It has been rumored that the Steelers really like Bush and rightfully so. Despite being undersized he can fly with his 4.4 speed and brings power on contact. Drafting Bush will steer the Steelers in the right direction for rebuilding their defense.
21. Seattle Seahawks- Greedy Williams CB, LSU
Greedy fits the mold of the long Seattle corner’s that have come before him. At 6’2 he is one of the taller corner’s in the draft and put his speed on display at the combine. While Sherman was known for being lockdown in a zone defense, I believe Greedy can be known for his play in man to man.
22. Baltimore Ravens- Hakeem Butler WR, Iowa State
In my opinion, Hakeem Butler is the most underrated player in the draft. I really hope Baltimore can put together at least a decent passing game because Butler will be the best player on their offense. He had some drops last season but his ability to snag over the top of defensive backs is the best in the draft. And prior to his breakout season, he proved he can run quality routes from the slot as well.
23. Houston Texans- Cody Ford OL, Oklahoma
Many analysts have Ford sliding inside to guard but I believe he can play right tackle in the NFL like he did at Oklahoma. Ford has a nasty mentality and makes sure to try and finish his opponents. He would bring a physicality to the Texans offensive line they have not had since Duane Brown.
24. Oakland Raiders- Byron Murphy CB, Washington
Oakland needs help at corner opposite of Gareon Conley so they draft possibly the most pro ready one in the draft. Murphy does a great job in zone coverage and has a knack for disrupting the catch, often very quickly breaking on the ball to lay a solid hit on receivers to earn a pbu.
25. Philadelphia Eagles- Josh Jacobs RB, Eagles
Jacobs is the most versatile running back in the draft and earned that title from a breakout season. His performance vs Oklahoma was dominating and looked like the best player on the field that day. He will make the Eagles backfield more dynamic than it has been since Shady McCoy.
26. Indianapolis Colts- A.J. Brown WR, Ole Miss
A.J. will give Andrew Luck a more short and intermediate threat with good RAC ability. He is a bigger receiver at around 225 lbs but might be the best route runner in the draft. Drafting Brown will open up even more opportunities for T.Y. Hilton, Devin Funchess, and Eric Ebron.
27. Oakland Raiders- T.J. Hockenson TE, Iowa
The most complete tight end in the draft will fall because of positional needs and the Packers valuing fellow Hawkeye Noah Fant as a better fit in their offense. Hockenson will be a great fit in Gruden’s offense. He is more than capable of blocking defensive ends and isn’t a stranger to finishing defenders in the turf. He also has good speed with great hands and I think he can have a Gronk like impact for the Raiders.
28. Los Angeles Chargers- DeAndre Baker CB, Georgia
Baker did not have the best combine and that might scare off some teams that want a corner, but he didn’t win the Thorpe award for no reason. He is physical and has a knack to make a big play.
29. Miami Dolphins (moved to 29th pick after trade with the Chiefs)- Clelin Ferrell EDGE, Clemson
Ferrell had a very productive career at Clemson and he will be a solid pro as well. The Dolphins are looking to trade Robert Quinn and just lost Cameron Wake in free agency. Ferrell will be just what Brian Flores is looking for, a smart football player with refined technique to rush the passer. He is also really good at setting the edge vs the run.
30. Green Bay Packers- Nasir Adderley S, Delaware
Adderley reminds me of an old school safety. He is not afraid to put his hat on ball carries and has great closing speed. He also has good ball skills and will be fine roaming around center field.
31. Los Angeles Rams- Amani Oruwariye CB, Penn State
It is no secret the Rams like long corner’s such as Talib and Peters, but Talib is aging and Peters was inconsistent last season. Amani is a long and physical corner that would fare well in a Wade Phillips defense.
32. New England Patriots cough defending super bowl champs cough- Jerry Tillery DT, Notre Dame
Tillery will fill a need after the Patriots lost Malcolm Brown in free agency and possibly Danny Shelton as well. He has Richard Seymour like size. He has good awareness rushing the passer and provides a good push. He is also slippery for his size working to the quarterback from the inside. There is no question he would benefit from the Patriots coaching and could be even better in the pros.
33. Cardinals- Erik McCoy IOL, Texas A&M
34. Colts- Chauncey Gardner-Johnson DB, Florida
35. Raiders- Marquise Brown WR, Oklahoma
36. 49ers- Johnathan Abram S, Mississippi State
37. Giants- Dalton Risner OT, Kansas State
38. Jaguars- Jachai Polite EDGE, Florida
39. Buccaneers- Mack Wilson LB, Alabama
40. Bills- Kelvin Harmon WR, NC State
41. Broncos- Dexter Lawrence DT, Clemson
42. Bengals- Daniel Jones QB, Duke
43. Lions- Justin Layne CB, Michigan State
44. Packers- Deebo Samuel WR, South Carolina
45. Falcons- Greg Little OT, Ole Miss
46. Redskins- Deionte Thompson S, Alabama
47. Panthers- Chris Lindstrom IOL, Boston College
48. Dolphins- Lonnie Johnson Jr. CB, Kentucky
49. Browns- Taylor Rapp S, Washington
50. Vikings- Jeffrey Simmons DT, Mississippi State
51. Titans- Chase Winovich EDGE, Michigan
52. Steelers- Parris Campbell WR, Ohio State
53. Eagles- Juan Thornhill S, Virginia
54. Texans- Yodny Cajuste OT, West Virginia
55. Texans- Julian Love CB, Notre Dame
56. Patriots- Irv Smith Jr. TE, Alabama
57. Eagles- Kaleb McGary OT, Washington
58. Cowboys- Charles Omenihu DL, Texas
59. Colts- Trayvon Mullen CB, Clemson
60. Chargers- David Edwards OT, Wisconsin
61. Dolphins (acquired pick 61 from Chiefs in trade)- Elgton Jenkins IOL, Mississippi State
62. Saints- Emanuel Hall WR, Missouri
63. Chiefs- Rock Ya-Sin CB, Temple
64. Patriots- Andy Isabella WR, UMass