Oakland Raiders: Final full first-round 2019 NFL mock draft
By Sanjit T.
6. New York Giants Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Eli Manning needs to be replaced, and the Giants know it, as they reportedly offered a second round pick for the Arizona Cardinals signal caller, Josh Rosen. Although I don’t think the Cardinals move on from Rosen, I do think the Giants get their next quarterback this year. Although rumors say Giants like Daniel Jones at No. 17, things change quickly once the clock starts.
I don’t think the Giants will end up making this pick at No. 6, I believe they will end up swapping picks with someone like the Raiders or Jets after the Cardinals skip Murray. The Giants will draft Kyler Murray, who is the best quarterback coming out of college. The Giants still like Eli Manning, so ideally Murray could sit for one year behind Eli so he can learn the system.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
This pick has been the exact same in all of our mocks. The reason why, however, is because the Jags are genuinely interested in this big offensive tackle. They’ve reportedly met with him for a second time. After signing Nick Foles to a huge deal, you have to protect him.
With the No. 7 overall pick in this draft, the Jags will do just that, as Taylor to the Jags makes sense. Jawaan Taylor is the most aggressive and punishing offensive tackle in the draft class. Some even say he is better than Jonah Williams, although I don’t agree. Taylor should also help boost that offensive rushing attack.
8. Detroit Lions Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
Matt Patricia has rebuilt this team correctly. Through free agency, the Lions signed former Patriot Trey Flowers, and Justin Coleman, a young corner from Seattle. Through trade, they traded for Damon Harrison, the best defensive tackle in the NFL not named Aaron Donald.
During the draft last year, they choose one of the best young defensive tackle in the fourth round, De’Shawn Hand.
This year, the Lions should continue to build that defensive line and select defensive end, Rashan Gary. By drafting him, you’d have Gary, Hand, Robinson, Flowers, & Justin Coleman added to this defense since Patricia took over as coach. Although some are weary on Gary, he is still super explosive, and his tape shows that. In the correct fit and scheme, he will be able to dominate.
9. Buffalo Bills Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
The Bills most significant needs coming into this offseason was a wide receiver and pass rusher. They’ve added receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley in free agency, so a receiver isn’t as a big need anymore. A more significant need now for this team is a pass rusher, and Brian Burns is the perfect prospect here for Leslie Frazier’s 4-3 defense.
Burns isn’t getting the same attention as he once was. This is primarily because there are always two opinions on a draft prospect, one comes from the fans, the other, from NFL scouts. A fan will put Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell in the top 10, and Burns in the late first round, however, a scout will do the exact opposite.
Burns is going to be a monster in the NFL, and the Bills should select the edge player.
10. Denver Broncos Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Prior to the start of the 2018 season, Ed Oliver was the consensus number one defensive tackle coming out of college. Out of nowhere came this dude named Quinnen Williams. Now regarded as the second-best defensive tackle, Ed Oliver for no good reason, saw his stock fall. Even though he had a more dominating year in 2018 than 2017, his value fell.
Maybe it’s the competition, but you can’t deny the fact he dominated Oklahoma when he played them in 2016. When it comes to need, the Broncos have a significant need on the inside of their defensive line, and if anyone knows Vic Fangio, his defense’s are built from the inside out.
Fill in Ed Oliver, the most explosive defensive lineman coming out, and Fangio has his guy. The Broncos now have one of the best defensive lines with Shelby Harris, Ed Oliver, Von Miller, and Bradley Chubb.