Oakland Raiders: Full first-round 2019 NFL mock draft 2.0
By Sanjit T.
6. New York Giants Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Last year the Giants drafted a running back who might be the best in the league by the end of the 2019 season. However, they made a mistake by selecting him. Eli Manning needs to be replaced, and the Giants had the chance to get Sam Darnold, but they didn’t pull the trigger. Instead, they took an RB.
Even though Barkley is an excellent player, the Giants lack a quarterback who can play within the system and move the ball downfield. Kyler Murray is the best Quarterback coming out of college, and the Giants should select him. If they choose too, he could even sit for a season behind Eli if the Giants don’t want to force Murray in.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
The Jaguars have signed Nick Foles to a massive deal, which means now they must protect him. My pick of the Jaguars is the exact same as my first mock. The Jags will select Jawaan Taylor, the most aggressive and punishing offensive tackle in the draft class. Some even say he is better than Jonah Williams. The Jags will lock down there offensive line with this pick.
8. Detroit Lions Andraez “Greedy” Williams, CB, LSU
The Detriot Lions need cornerbacks, and Greedy is the best one available. The Lions second-year coach Matt Patricia is doing a lot to solidify that defense, news has hit that he has agreed to get Trey Flowers from his former team, and last year, the Lions drafted the best defensive tackle in the 4th round, De’Shawn Hand.
This team is building the correct way, they are gaining pieces all over the defense, on every level. This year, he can focus on the secondary, Darius Slay although very good, can’t do it all by himself. Williams gives the Lions the versatility at corner that it needs. Although Williams is known for his excellent zone coverage, he can also lock down taller wide receivers in man to man defense.
9. Buffalo Bills D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
I said this last time, and I’ll say it again, Josh Allen needs help. Robert Foster and Zay Jones are nice weapons for the Bills, but D.K. Metcalf is the true possession wide receiver that they need. His blazing fast 40 and record-setting bench press numbers put him in the top-10. D.K. Metcalf, the best wide receiver in this draft, should give Allen his go-to guy.
10. Denver Broncos Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
I love Quinnen Williams as much as the next guy. However, a defensive tackle hasn’t gone in the top-10 since 2011. Many will point to him being the best candidate in a long time. However, NFL.com doesn’t agree. They gave Williams a 6.70 grade. His teammate last year, Jonathan Allen was graded even higher at 6.81, and he ended up being picked with the 17th pick. I’m not sure why, but I believe defensive tackles aren’t valued as high as some other positions.
Think about this scenario: Bradley Chubb, Von Miller, Shelby Harris, & Quinnen Williams. That is scary. And what’s the craziest part is it’ll be the best defensive coach in the NFL, running that team. Vic Fangio is going to love it.
11. Cincinnati Bengals Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
The Bengals recently gave Bobby Hart an extension. Rated as one of the worst offesive tackles in the NFL, I believe the Bengals should have drafted an offensive tackle. However, with glaring needs on both sides of the ball, I see them skipping on a player like Cody Ford here, and instead drafting one of the top pass rushers coming out, Clelin Ferrell. Ferrell has a quick burst and shows excellent technique. He will be a day one starter.
12. Green Bay Packers Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
The Green Bay Packers have two first round picks this April, and certainly need help on both sides of the ball. With there recent signings of Za’darius Smith and Adrian Amos, the defense will get a huge boost. However, that defensive line still needs help, and if they fill in Christian Wilkins, one of the best defensive linemen coming out, and the Packers should improve tremendously.