Mock Draft 1.0 Pre Free Agency

3001624_SP_Cardinals_2 1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Cardinals

NCAA Football: College Football Playoff Semifinal-Orange Bowl-Alabama vs Oklahoma

Dec 29, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the fourth quarter of the 2018 Orange Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Murray is the pick, according to multiple sources. Personally, I’d build around Rosen, but if Kingsbury wants his guy, he should be able to convince the front office.

 

49ers helmet 2. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Bosa

Edge is a desperate need for the Niners, and Bosa is the best prospect in the draft, regardless of position. Perfect fit.

 

jets helmet 3. New York Jets: Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky

Josh Allen

The Jets have needed a blue-chip edge rusher forever, and here’s Josh Allen, fresh off a 17 sack season. He’s a perfect fit for their 3-4 defense.

 

raiders helmet 4. Oakland Raiders: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T - Alabama v Clemson

The Raiders love Williams, need help everywhere, and Williams happens to be the highest player left on the board. He’s probably their number two guy.

 

bucs helmet 2 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White, LB, LSU

devin-white

With Kwon Alexander headed for free agency, a replacement is needed, and the Bucs can’t do much better than the next great LB from the factory at LSU.

 

giants helmet 6. New York Giants: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Big Ten Championship - Northwestern v Ohio State

The Giants and Haskins are a perfect fit. Haskins slides right in as an ideal backup to Manning, with his pocket passing skills, and has the kind of high upside to take over as starter quickly and go to pro bowls.

 

jags 7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jonah Williams, T/G, Alabama

Jonah Williams

The Jags are a team ready to compete right now, and Williams slides in as an immediate high-impact starter on an offensive line that desperately needs to do a better job facilitating its offense.

 

Lions 2 8. Detroit Lions: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

Ed Oliver

The Lions have been looking for an interior disruptor like Oliver since Ndamokung Suh left. It’s time.

 

Bills 9. Buffalo Bills: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

Clelin Ferrell

The Bills have a solid tandem at edge, but rotational depth is important, and highly valued by Coach Sean McDermott. Don’t be surprised if the Bills trade back, too.

 

Broncos 10. Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Drew Lock

Lock should be the apple of John Elway’s eye through the pre-draft process. Big arm, excellent measurables, extensive starting experience, intangible moxie. He can and should be the face of the franchise.

 

bengals 11. Cincinnati Bengals: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

NCAA Football: SEC Championship-Alabama vs Georgia

Baker is a stud, with real shutdown ability and a physical edge that fits right in with what the Bengals are building on that side of the ball.

 

Packers 12. Green Bay Packers: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State

Montez Sweat

The Packers have a glaring need at rush end, and Sweat is a great fit for the Packers 3-4 base. He destroyed the combine and has solid tape and production.

 

miami 13. Miami Dolphins: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

Rashan Gary

The Dolphins are trying to build something special on the defensive side of the ball, and could do worse than adding a dynamic athlete like Gary to the defensive line.

 

falcons helmet 14. Atlanta Falcons: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Greedy Williams

The Falcons must shore up the spot opposite Desmond Trufant for the long term, and though Greedy Williams may not be an impact starter right away, he has sky-high potential with his height-weight-speed combo.

 

skins helmet 15. Washington Redskins: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

DK Metcalf

Metcalf is probably the highest upside receiver in the draft, and should help out whoever lines up at quarterback for the Skins in 2019. His combine was incredible, and he passes the eye test.

 

Panthers 16. Carolina Panthers: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

Byron Murphy

The Panthers should continue to develop their secondary, which has been a huge liability, with a rock solid prospect like Murphy, who does a great job reading and reacting.

 

browns helmet 17. Cleveland Browns: Andre Dillard, T, Washington State

Andre Dillard

The Browns have improved the roster a lot, but need to find a franchise left tackle. Dilllard has maybe the best pass blocking resume, and profiles well as Baker Mayfield’s blindside protector.

 

Vikings helmet 18. Minnesota Vikings: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

Christian Wilkins

Losing Sheldon Richardson, as the Vikings are expected to, would leave a big hole on the Vikings defensive line. The Vikings have bigger needs and would probably trade back in this scenario, but take a talent that has tumbled too far already in Wilkins.

 

ten-titans-home 19. Tennessee Titans: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

TJ Hockenson

The Titans find Mariota a rock-solid option with great hands, who will also help tremendously in the running game.

 

pit-steelers-revolution 20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Brian Burns, DE, Florida State

Brian Burns

Burns is a heck of a pass rusher, and would be great opposite TJ Watt. That pass rush would help the whole defense and mask the deficiencies at linebacker and in the secondary.

 

Seahawks helmet 21. Seattle Seahawks: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

Noah Fant

After Jimmy Graham left, the Seahawks turned to Will Dissly who was solid. Fant is a perfect complement to him, and gives Wilson the seam stretching weapon he has really never had.

 

Ravens 22. Baltimore Ravens: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

Marquise Brown

Brown is among the most dynamic players in this draft, and would fit perfectly in the short passing and hard-nosed running game the Ravens are building with Lamar Jackson.

 

texans 23. Houston Texans: Jawaan Taylor, T/G, Florida

Jawaan Taylor

Taylor is a bit of a projection as an NFL player, but he has ideal size and great foot quickness and functional strength. Despite his rawness, he may already be better than any offensive lineman in Houston.

 

raiders helmet 24. Oakland Raiders: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

AJ Brown

Brown would give the Raiders and Derek Carr a reliable winner in the short to intermediate levels of the field. He’s a better, younger Michael Crabtree.

 

Eagles 25. Philadelphia Eagles: Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

Parris Campbell

The Eagles love dynamic receivers after the catch, and need more weapons for Wentz, especially if Agholor’s strong season in 2017 turns to have been a fluke.

 

Colts 26. Indianapolis Colts: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

NCAA Football: Clemson at Texas A&M

The Colts desperately need a dominant presence in the middle of the defensive line, and they don’t come much more imposing than Lawrence.

 

raiders helmet 27. Oakland Raiders: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

NCAA Football: College Football Playoff National Championship-Clemson vs Alabama

Jacobs is a perfect lead runner for Gruden’s Raiders and continues to transform what was a very poor offense a year ago.

 

chargers 28. Los Angeles Chargers: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

Devin Bush

The Chargers biggest need, for awhile now, has been a dynamic pass-coverage linebacker. Bush is it.

 

chiefs helmet 29. Kansas City Chiefs: Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

Nasir Adderley

The Chiefs need serious help all over the defense, but secondary profiles as a good spot to improve here.

 

Packers 30. Green Bay Packers: Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

Irv Smith Jr

After cleaning up the a hole on defense with the first pick, the Packers take a field stretching threat at tight end, who was extremely successful at Alabama.

 

rams helmet 31. Los Angeles Rams: Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama

Mack Wilson

The Rams need to continue to infuse young, cheap talent into their defense, since they’ll eventually need to pay big money to Jared Goff and maybe Cooper Kupp.

 

Patriots 32. New England Patriots: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Daniel Jones

Jones is a rock-solid QB prospect, with great size, great coaching and solid arm talent. The Patriots will either look to Jones as the successor or flip him for picks a couple of years down the road.

 

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