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.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to protect Jameis Winston, who is one of the most sacked players in the NFL. Plug in Jonah Williams, who has been protecting some very good quarterbacks since his High School Days when he was tasked with protecting Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Browning at Folsom High School. Jonah Williams came into Alabama his freshman year and started dominating right away. The Buccaneers will be getting a solid-fluid tackle with Williams.
6. New York Giants Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
It's time to move on from Eli Manning. The New York Giants have one of the best wide receivers, one of the best running backs, and a very good run blocking offensive line. The only thing they really lack is a quarterback who can play within the system and move the ball downfield. Fill in Dwayne Haskins, and the Giants have their future Quarterback.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
With the best offensive tackle taken with the 5th pick by the Buccaneers, the Jaguars will select Jawaan Taylor, the most aggressive and punishing offensive tackle in the draft class. The Jaguars are a complete team, minus a quarterback, and although some will say they should draft a quarterback, they will be better off getting a quarterback through free agency. Tom Coughlin could look at Eli Manning, Nick Foles, or Teddy Bridgewater.
8. Detroit Lions Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
With Ezekiel Ansah likely headed out of town, the Lions need to upgrade their pass rush. Last year, the Detroit Lions hit with their second-round pick, selecting the best defensive linemen from the 2018 NFL Draft, Alabama's De'Shawn Hand. This year, they will add Rashan Gary, who will replace Ansah, and although Gary is a bit raw, Lions head coach Matt Patricia is great at developing players.
9. Buffalo Bills D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
Josh Allen needs help. Although Robert Foster and Zay Jones are good weapons for the Bills, they need a true possession wide receiver that can catch those 50/50 throws. Input D.K. Metcalf, the best WR in this draft, and Allen should have his go-to guy.
10. Denver Broncos Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
The Denver Broncos have chosen their QB for the future, at least the short term future. With Joe Flacco as his QB, new defensive head coach Vic Fangio will need to solidify that defense. The front seven is very solid, but what Fangio will need to fix is that secondary. He already has one of the top slot corners, Chris Harris Jr., and a solid outside corner Bradley Roby. However, the opposite of Roby will need to be filled in. Greedy Williams, the best corner in the draft can fill that role.
11. Cincinnati Bengals Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
The Bengals have a need on the offensive line. Bobby Hart gave up the third most sacks last year. Cody Ford is one of the best all around offensive linemen coming out this year, and if the Bengals want to win, they must sure up that offensive line.
12. Green Bay Packers Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
The Green Bay Packers have two first round picks this April, and certainly need help on both sides of the ball. Clelin Ferrell is an edge rusher that should be dominant at the NFL level, and Green Bay need to get more pressure on the edge heading into 2019.
13. Miami Dolphins Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
The Dolphins don't have a quarterback, and without one, they won't win. They can continue to be average with Brock Osweiler or Ryan Tannehill, or they can draft the quarterback with the most potential in this draft. Kyler Murray is fresh off a Heisman Trophy, and despite his size, has the intangibles to win at any level.
14. Atlanta Falcons Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
The Atlanta Falcons could lose Grady Jarrett to free agency this offseason, they have to make sure they bring in talent in the interior of the defensive line. Ed Oliver was a top-5 pick before a whacky final season at Houston, and a good combine could rocket him up the draft board.
15. Washington Redskins Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
Alex Smith is out for the 2019 NFL season, and there is no saying whether or not he will ever step foot on a football field again. Washington needs their quarterback of the future, and Drew Lock absolutely shredded the SEC during his time at the University of Missouri.
16. Carolina Panthers Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
With Julius Peppers retiring, this makes perfect sense for this team. Montez Sweat is one of the best pass rushers in this class and Sweat sort of reminds people of Peppers. He's big, fast, and can dominate with physicality.
17. Cleveland Browns Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
During his time at Clemson, Christian Wilkins helped the Tigers to two national titles, and he heads to a team looking to get on the winning track. Cleveland is definitely a team to keep an eye on this coming season, and adding to the defense could lead them to an AFC North title.
18. Minnesota Vikings Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
The Minnesota Vikings offensive line was atrocious last season, and that is where they should focus their efforts in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Andre Dillard is a guy who has been on a lot of mock drafts as of late, and would be a nice addition to this offensive line moving forward.
19. Tennessee Titans T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
The Tennessee Titans Delanie Walker is 34 years old. Although some will say Jonnu Smith is their future tight end, in 13 games, he had 20 catches. He is nowhere near a true number one. Plug in TJ Hockenson, the tight end with the rare ability to both catch passes and run block at an elite level.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
The Pittsburgh Steelers need more help in the secondary, and with the first round pick in 2019, they should bring in one of the better cornerbacks in the draft class. Deandre Baker would be a nice fit on the opposite side of the defense for a Steelers team that has been all over the news this offseason for the wrong reasons.
21. Seattle Seahawks Jachai Polite, OLB/DE, Florida
The Seattle Seahawks came out of nowhere to clinch a playoff spot last season, in what could be Pete Carroll's best coaching job of his career. Their Legion of Boom defense is not what it used to be, but it stepped up big time in 2018, and adding a solid edge rusher like Jachai Polite makes sense at No. 21.
22. Baltimore Ravens Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
Lamar Jackson is the future of the Ravens, and since they traded away Joe Flacco, they've committed to Jackson for the future. The Ravens have a dominant defense, and now they must give Jackson a dominate wide receiver. Plug in Marquise Brown, the fastest wideout in this draft, and someone who should be a legit deep threat for the Ravens.
23. Houston Texans Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
The Houston Texans spent a lot of money on Lamar Miller a few years back, and despite him being a Pro Bowler last season, they need help at the running back position. Enter Josh Jacobs, who could be the only running back taken in the first round this April.
24. Oakland Raiders (from CHI) Brian Burns, OLB, Florida State
With pass rusher a need, and selecting Devin White with their first pick, the Raiders will select the best pass rusher on the board here, and Brian Burns has been all over the field the past few seasons. Burns will come into the NFL as one of the more Pro-ready prospects in this draft class, and the Raiders need someone to help right away.
25. Philadelphia Eagles Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
The Philadelphia Eagles could go a number of different ways with their top pick in 2019, but we like them to continue to bolster their secondary. They have some good young players in their defensive backfield, but it never hurts to add a talent like Byron Murphy.
26. Indianapolis Colts Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
Heading into the offseason, the Colts are in the best shape of any team in the NFL, after making the playoffs last season, and holding over $100 million in salary cap space. With their first pick this April, they should bolster their defensive line, and Jerry Tillery showed during his time at Notre Dame that he can be downright dominant.
27. Oakland Raiders (from DAL) Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
The Oakland Raiders need a safety opposite of Karl Joseph. Three of our four safeties are free agents, and KJ is in the final season of his contract. Alabama has a knack for creating some of the best safeties in the NFL, and Deionte Thompson will be no different. He is an all-around player and can play many different spots for the Raiders. He can play the single high/low look and line up at strong safety, and he can also play in the slot over tight ends and running backs. He is very versatile, and the Raiders need a safety.
28. Los Angeles Chargers Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
The Los Angeles Chargers are a team that should be back in the mix for supremacy in the AFC in 2019, and have a few holes to fill this offseason. They need a strong presence at linebacker, and Devin Bush is a guy who can play sideline to sideline, and come up and make the big hits.
29. Kansas City Chiefs Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State
Eric Berry has been hurt for two seasons now, and there is a good chance he doesn't play again. Johnathan Abram is a thumper, and will fill in for Eric Berry perfectly. The Chiefs were special on offense last season, but their defense certainly was not.
30. Green Bay Packers (from NO) A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
With a new head coach in town, the Packers go out and get quarterback Aaron Rodgers a weapon late in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Rodgers had an icy relationship with former head coach Mike McCarthy, so the organization is going to go out of their way to make sure the one with new head coach Matt LaFleur works.
31. Los Angeles Rams Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
The Los Angeles Rams made it all the way to the Super Bowl this past season, although they failed to show up on offense against the New England Patriots. One area of need on their offense is at the tight end position, and Noah Fant may be too good to fall out of the first round.
32. New England Patriots Jeffery Simmons, DT, Ole Miss
Trey Flowers, Malcolm Brown and Danny Shelton are all free agents, and with a huge need at DT, the defending champions will take the second-best defensive tackle with the last pick in the first round. Sure, Jeffery Simmons tore his ACL this past week, but he has the potential to be an elite player in the NFL, and the Patriots can afford to sit him and let him get to 100 percent before putting him back on the field.