Every Mock Draft Monday you can expect to see at least a two round mock draft from one, some, or all of the Whole Nine Sports crew. This week, the mock draft is brought to you by Brandon Olsen, taking you through the first 64 picks of the 2019 NFL Draft.
1.1 Arizona Cardinals
The pick: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
The Cardinals have long been rumored to be very interested in Kyler Murray and now they finally get to pull the trigger on him.
1.2 San Francisco 49ers
The pick: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State
The 49ers don’t hesistate to get the best edge rusher in the class here.
1.3 New York Jets
The pick: Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama
One of the most dominant interior defensive linemen we’ve had in recent drafts, the Jets get an immediate star on the defensive line.
TRADE:The Oakland Raiders trade #4 to the New York Giants in exchange for picks #6, #108, and a 2020 second round pick.
1.4 New York Giants (OAK)
The pick: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
The Giants trade up to draft their next hopeful franchise QB after solidifying 4/5 of the offensive line and most of their receivers. He probably sits at least part of the year behind Eli Manning but they still make the move up to get their guy.
1.5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The pick: Devin White, LB, LSU
The Bucs are most likely losing Kwon Alexander this offseason and perhaps the reason that they were willing to part ways with him was because they knew that they would be able to replace him early in the draft.
1.6 Oakland Raiders (NYG)
The pick: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky
Josh Allen is the most versatile edge defender in this year’s draft class and Jon Gruden should be able to maximize his potential.
1.7 Jacksonville Jaguars
The pick: DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
I personally don’t think that DK Metcalf should be a top-10 pick but I think that he will end up being one and that the Jaguars are desperate enough to make that reach.
1.8 Detroit Lions
The pick: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State
After absolutely lighting up the combine, Sweat all but solidified himself as a top-10 pick and the Lions make the move that makes that happen.
1.9 Buffalo Bills
The pick: Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama
At this point, the Bills need all of the help they could get along the offensive line so here they take arguably the best lineman in the class that can also play multiple positions along the offensive line so he’s a great plug-and-play option.
1.10 Denver Broncos
The pick: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
I don’t think that trading for Joe Flacco has changed the Broncos plans for drafting Drew Lock so they stick to the plan and draft the Mizzou product at 10.
1.11 Cincinnati Bengals
The pick: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
With Devin White off the board, the best bet for the Bengals here is to take the best offensive lineman available and that just so happens to be Jawaan Taylor out of Florida.
1.12 Green Bay Packers
The pick: Rashan Gary, DL/EDGE, Michigan
Mike Pettine is a creative defensive coordinator that should be able to maximize the potential of Rashan Gary, who’s had a difficult time putting it all together.
1.13 Miami Dolphins
The pick: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State
Burns’ stock is on the rise and for good reason. The question was always if Burns was able to put the weight on to play in the NFL while maintaining his athleticism but at the Combine, he proved he could do exactly that at the Combine.
1.14 Atlanta Falcons
The pick: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston
Even though the Falcons tagged Grady Jarrett, the two sides are apparently very far apart and I think a tag and trade situation might happen. Luckily Ed Oliver has fallen to the Falcons and they can try their best to replace Jarrett in the draft.
The pick: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
I actually think that trading for Case Keenum made Washington more likely to trade for a QB to sit for a year and learn. Daniel Jones is just the QB to do that, as he’s personally one of my least favorite QBs in this draft and I think he could benefit greatly from it.
1.16 Carolina Panthers
The pick: Garrett Bradbury, IOL, NC State
After his performance at the combine I think Garrett Bradbury pushed himself up into the 15-25 range and replacing Ryan Kalil should be a must for this franchise.
1.17 Cleveland Browns
The pick: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Securing another boundary corner for this defense should be a top priority this offseason, especially if Denzel Ward gets hurt again they’d need that talent on at least one side of the field.
1.18 Minnesota Vikings
The pick: Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma
Another versatile offensive lineman goes here to another team that could just use some talent on the line.
1.19 Tennessee Titans
The pick: Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, WR, Oklahoma
The Titans would benefit greatly from having a receiver that could stretch the field vertically but also be given the ball near the line of scrimmage and make a big play out of it.
1.20 Pittsburgh Steelers
The pick: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
The Steelers grab their next talented and athletic inside linebacker with Devin Bush.
1.21 Seattle Seahawks
The pick: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
Earl Thomas is leaving so the Seahawks need to find someone that can play center field in their primarily Cover-3 defense, Deionte Thompson is just the guy for the job.
1.22 Baltimore Ravens
The pick: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
The Ravens clearly don’t want to throw the ball a ton while Lamar Jackson is still developing so drafting the best running back in the draft here makes this running attack even more lethal than it already was.
1.23 Houston Texans
The pick: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
If the Texans want to see Deshaun Watson live to see his second contract, they’ll need to get him some protection up front.
1.24 Oakland Raiders (CHI)
The pick: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson
Clelin Ferrell hasn’t really done anything to deserve this drop off in the draft, there were just some edge defenders that are skyrocketing after great combines and he kind of just fell here. Oakland gets a great immediate impact player.
1.25 Philadelphia Eagles
The pick: Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida
If there’s one thing that the Eagles defense loves, it’s pass-rush. Jachai Polite is one of the best pure pass-rushers in this class, but he had a horrid combine and unless he rebounds at his Pro Day, we may see him drop out of the first round altogether.
1.26 Indianapolis Colts
The pick: AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss
Andrew Luck needs some weapons aside from TY Hilton so they go and grab AJ Brown out of Ole Miss, one of the highest floor receivers in the draft.
1.27 Oakland Raiders (DAL)
The pick: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
My personal CB1 this season has fallen to Oakland as they round out an absolutely stellar first round of the 2019 Draft defensively.
1.28 Los Angeles Chargers
The pick: Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame
Jerry Tillery put together a solid combine performance and although I’d still take Jeffery Simmons over him, the Chargers don’t have a large enough window to draft someone that will need a year before they can help the team win.
1.29 Kansas City Chiefs
The pick: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
The best all-around safety lands in Kansas City, where their draft needs are simple: defense.
1.30 Green Bay Packers (NO)
The pick: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
Noah Fant dropping this far is a travesty and pairing him with Aaron Rodgers could immediately make him a top young tight end in the NFL.
TRADE: LAR trades #31 to the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for picks #42, #110, #183, and a 2020 second rounder.
1.31 Cincinnati Bengals (LAR)
The pick: TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa
Another top 8 player of mine falling this is a shame, but Cincinnati traded up into the first-round to both jump the Patriots and secure a fifth-year option on a stellar tight end.
1.32 New England Patriots
The pick: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
The Patriots have restricted free agent Josh Gordon waiting in the wings but he’s about as unreliable as they come so drafting another big vertical threat here might be in the Patriots’ best interest.
2.33 ARI – N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
2.34 IND(NYJ) – Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
2.35 OAK – Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
2.36 SF – Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
2.37 NYG – Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, DB, Florida
2.38 JAX – Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama
2.39 TB – Nasir Adderley, DB, Delaware
2.40 BUF – Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
2.41 DEN – Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
2.42 LAR (CIN) – Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan
2.43 DET – Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson
2.44 GB – Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
2.45 ATL – Elgton Jenkins, IOL, Mississippi State
2.46 WAS – Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
2.47 CAR – Jaylon Ferguson, EDGE, Louisiana Tech
2.48 MIA – Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State
2.49 CLE – Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State
2.50 MIN – Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida
2.51 TEN – Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson
2.52 PIT – Ben Banogu, EDGE, TCU
2.53 PHI – David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
2.54 HOU – Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
2.55 HOU – Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia
2.56 NE – D’Andre Walker, EDGE, Georgia
2.57 PHI – Tytus Howard, OL, Alabama State
2.58 DAL – Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State
2.59 IND – Dre’Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State
2.60 LAC – Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
2.61 KC – Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky
2.62 NO – Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
2.63 KC – Joe Jackson, EDGE, Miami
2.64 NE – Will Grier, QB, West Virginia