In our first full first round 2019 NFL mock draft, we take a look at all 32 selections, predicting where the dominoes could fall.
The Oakland Raiders hold three of the first 32 selections in the 2019 NFL Draft, possessing the kind of draft capital that could really turn this franchise around. In our first shot at predicting the entire first round, we take a look at all 32 selections, and who goes where if the draft order stayed the way it is now.
Here is our first full first round 2019 NFL mock draft.
1. Arizona Cardinals Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
With the First pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select Nick Bosa. This is a no brainer with a new coaching staff, which includes Denver Broncos former coach Vance Joseph. This coaching staff has already committed to switching to a 34 defensive front, and with Bosa currently weighing around 270 pounds, once he gets into the league, he will gain 10-20 pounds, which would make him a great fit to play the 5-technique in a 34 front.
2. San Francisco 49ers Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky
The San Francisco 49ers selected three first-round defensive linemen the past few seasons, of which two are on the lines of being labeled busts. The third, DeForrest Buckner, is an outstanding defensive lineman but he will need help. Fill in Josh Allen, 17 sacks and five forced fumbles last season; he will be a great fit for this team.
3. New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
Labeled as the best player in this draft by many analysts, Williams will be a great fit for this aggressive Jets defense. With Leanord Williams having one year left on his contract, and Henry Anderson a free agent, Quinnen Williams would help this defense out tremendously. He is a high motor player, with very good hands rushing the passer.
4. Oakland Raiders Devin White, ILB, LSU
The Oakland Raiders need a lot of help on defense. However, with Bosa, Allen, & Williams all gone, and also considering they’ve invested three picks last year on their defensive line, and none on any players for the second level of their defense, the Raiders will draft the 4th best player in this draft, Devin White. The Raiders have had a huge need at LB ever since Kirk Morrison. White is going to be a superstar, and the Raiders should take him with this pick.