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Justin Rochat’s 2019 NFL Mock Draft v1.0

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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 Justin Rochat, taking you through the first 64 picks of the 2019 NFL Draft.

1.1 Arizona Cardinals

The pick: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State

This was really a no brainer. Bosa is the best overall prospect in this draft and the best pass rusher coming in since his brother Joey went to the Chargers in 2016.  

Trade: San Francisco trades down from #2 in exchange for JAX #7, #38, #69, & a 2020 1st rounder.

1.2 Jacksonville Jaguars (SF)

The pick: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Jacksonville makes the jump from 7 to grab their QB. Dwayne Haskins is the top QB in this draft class. The front office and coaching staff need to hit on this pick or they very well could lose their jobs. Haskins is a big strong QB who can make all the throws and will compete for the starting job out of camp.

NYJ trades down from #3 in exchange for DEN #10, #41, #71, & a 2020 1st rounder.

1.3 Denver Broncos

The pick: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Even though they just traded for Flacco they still need to address this position for the long term. Apparently there’s no secret that Elway really likes Drew Lock, so this was a bit of an easy decision to make here. Flacco is not the answer and the trade left more than a few people scratching their heads due to the fact that Case Keenum is scheduled to make $18,000,000 and now they must find a place to send Keenum or outright take the cap hit of releasing him.

1.4 Oakland Raiders

The pick: Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama

Williams falls to 3 here due to the trades for the QBs. Williams is my #2 prospect and could help out John Gruden’s defense by adding his pass rush skills on the interior line. They could’ve picked Josh Allen here, but with 2 more 1st rounders this year they go best player available.

1.5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The pick: Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama

Whoever is in at QB needs someone to keep him nice and clean. Williams is probably the best offensive Lineman in this draft. Although the buzz around the league is that teams view him as an interior offensive lineman due to his size and short arms. Williams, to me, will dominate no matter where he lines up. Tampa gets a future hall of famer with the 5th pick. Yup, bold statement since he’s yet to play a down of football in the NFL. Just wait.

1.6 New York Giants

The pick: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky

Giants have some holes to fill this offseason. Without knowing what happens in free agency I’m just taking the best player available which happens to be the second best edge rusher in the draft. Allen helps out this defense a lot with his speed off the edge.

1.7 San Francisco 49ers (JAX)

The pick: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson

SF drops to 7th with their trade with JAX. They pick up my #3 edge rusher. Ferrell did nothing but dominate in his time with Clemson. Ferrell hasn’t gotten all the hype as Josh Allen has but they’re pretty close in my rankings. San Fran has picked a defensive lineman a lot in the last few years but seems like they don’t always pan out. Ferrell will bring a winning pedigree coming out of Clemson where he won 2 national titles.

1.8 Detroit Lions

The pick: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Detroit needs some help in the secondary so they take my #1 CB prospect from LSU, Greedy Williams. Greedy is a ball hawk but questions come up about his speed and he’ll have to answer those at the combine with his 40. By adding Greedy, Detroit now has a pretty nice secondary with Quandre Diggs and Darius Slay.

1.9 Buffalo Bills

The pick: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston

Oliver has some questions to answer when he meets with teams, but he’s a beast on the defensive line when he wants to be. If Oliver can clear up his attitude and be coachable then he has a chance to be a very good player in this league. Buffalo takes a chance here.

NYJ trades down from #10 in exchange for WAS #15, #46, & a 2020 1st rounder.

1.10 Washington (DEN)

The pick: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Washington gambles on the undersized but talented Kyler Murray. Will Alex Smith ever play again? Probably not for Washington.

1.11 Cincinnati Bengals 

The pick: Devin White, LB, LSU

Cincy fans should be happy with this pick. Devin White is a flat out beast. He fills a void at LB and should dominate from day 1.

1.12 Green Bay Packers

The pick: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

Green Bay needs some help on the defensive line and Rashan Gary brings versatility where he can line up anywhere on the D line.

1.13 Miami Dolphins

The pick: Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

Miami was jumped by Washington for Kyler Murray and while QB is a big need for them I just don’t view any other QB as a 1st round pick. BUT they pick up a very good player to help out their secondary and pair him with Fitzpatrick. Trayvon Mullen is my #2 corner and he can flat out ball.  

1.14 Atlanta Falcons

The pick: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

Okay, So….I did have Jeffrey Simmons here, but then he tore his ACL. So as I was trying to figure out what Atlanta should do here something happened. They cut Brian Poole on top of cutting Robert Alford. So, Byron Murphy seems like the most logical fit. I love Murphy’s game and believe he can do wonders for Atlanta’s secondary.

1.15 New York Jets (WAS)

The pick: Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

Okay Jets fans. I hope you stayed with me so I can explain the logic of trading down TWICE in the first round. First off you get a very good player in Cajuste who could block Darnold’s blind side for years to come. Factor that in with 3 first round picks for 2020 and picking up extra picks for 2019 in rounds 2 and 3. This could be the best possible outcome for the New York Jets.

1.16 Carolina Panthers

The pick: Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida

The pick here was always going to be an offensive lineman, but I just love the idea of Polite in Carolina’s defense. The speed he brings off the edge for the Panthers could be game changing for this defense. Cam looks like he won’t even play a down in 2019 so this year is most likely a retooling year to get younger at certain positions and Polite brings youth to a position that needs it.

1.17 Cleveland Browns

The pick: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

Baker Mayfield is a STUD at QB. When you finally find your franchise QB you must keep him nice and clean. Jawaan Taylor is a big nasty lineman that will protect his blind side for many many years.

1.18 Minnesota Vikings

The pick: Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State

The Vikings offense was disappointing last year which led to offensive coordinator being fired mid season. A big part of that was protection. Dalton Risner is a nasty dude who has the versatility to move around on the line. Gotta give Kirk some time to throw the ball. Although, Cousins needs to be better regardless.

1.19 Tennessee Titans

The pick: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State

Burns is a nice pass rusher that can be a nice compliment to the Titans defense. Burns can most likely be a plug and play piece for Mike Vrabel bringing his speed off the edge.

1.20 Pittsburgh Steelers

The pick: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

The Steelers need a some help in the secondary. Baker is a physical corner who has experience playing inside and out. Although he’s not the biggest corner he does have some length and excels in press coverage. Steelers get a nice piece.

1.21 Seattle Seahawks

The pick: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

Earl Thomas is out in Seattle so they go ahead and draft the best pure free safety in the draft to replace him.

1.22 Baltimore Ravens

The pick: Elgton Jenkins, IOL Mississippi State

Ravens believe they have their Franchise QB, so as it goes you need to find a way to keep your franchise QB clean, even though he’s more of a runner. Lamar needs to improve the way he reads defenses and even though Jenkins will be a rookie he can still help Lamar in that area as well as being an adequate blocker.  

1.23 Houston Texans

The pick: David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin

I feel like every draft OL is a need for Houston. They have their QB so can they finally get him some protection? Edwards is a nice addition to the line and could play left or right tackle.

1.24 Oakland Raiders (CHI)

The pick: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

With their second pick in the 1st round Oakland addresses another need on the defensive side, safety. Thompson is a well rounded player who fills in right away in the secondary.

1.25 Philadelphia Eagles

The pick: David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

This is a perfect fit to me. Montgomery is a well rounded back who can be a very nice piece in the Eagles offense for Wentz especially with Ajayi hitting free agency.

1.26 Indianapolis Colts

The pick: DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

The first WR comes off the board and it’s a big one. Metcalf brings power to the position that the Colts don’t have. He also brings another red zone threat that will make Luck pretty happy.

1.27 Oakland Raiders (DAL)

The pick: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State

Raiders could’ve addressed areas on the offense but Sweat was too good to pass up. The Raiders so far added to their pass rush (inside and out) while also improving their secondary. Sweat is an explosive player that uses his hands well while rushing the passer. Good value at 27.

1.28 Los Angeles Chargers

The pick: Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma

Chargers need some help on the offensive line and they need to keep River upright who turns 38 in December. Cody Ford is a plug and play player that has been making his way up draft boards.

1.29 Kansas City Chiefs

The pick: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

Many people would say the Chiefs don’t need any more help on the offensive side of the ball and I would agree, but they did just cut Hunt due to an off field issue and I can’t help but add a dynamic player to this offense and Josh Jacobs is exactly that.

1.30 Green Bay Packers (NO)

The pick: Jaylon Ferguson, EDGE, Louisiana Tech

Although GB added Rashan Gary already I view him more of a DT so they grab a very very good edge rusher here in Jaylon Ferguson. Ferguson recorded 45 sacks in his career at Louisiana Tech, no matter what you say about the competition he faced that’s pretty damn impressive.

1.31 Los Angeles Rams

The pick: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

Coming off a season that saw their defense pretty much rattle Brady for 3 ½ quarters in the Super Bowl, the Rams look to add to that defense with Devin Bush. Bush is my #2 ILB who can fill in right away.

1.32 New England Patriots

The pick: TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa

Most people have Noah Fant as the #1 TE, but I have his teammate as the top TE in this class. With Gronkowski potentially retiring they fill a big spot for Brady. TJ Hockenson will be a force in the Patriots offense. Sorry AFC East fans.

Second Round

2.33 ARI – Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, WR, Oklahoma

2.34 IND(NYJ) – Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson

2.35 OAK – Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

2.36 SF – Nasir Adderley, DB, Delaware

2.37 NYG – Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

2.38 SF(JAX) – Michael Deiter,  IOL, Wisconsin

2.39 TB – Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

2.40 BUF – N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

2.41 NYJ(DEN) – Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

2.42 CIN – Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama

2.43 DET – Oshane Ximines, EDGE, Old Dominion

2.44 GB – Connor McGovern, IOL, Penn State

2.45 ATL – Zach Allen, DE, Boston College

2.46 NYJ(WAS) – Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

2.47 CAR – Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

2.48 MIA – Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

2.49 CLE – Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson

2.50 MIN – Charles Omenihu, EDGE, Texas

2.51 TEN – AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss

2.52 PIT – Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida

2.53 PHI – Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan

2.54 HOU – Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, DB, Florida

2.55 HOU – Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

2.56 NE – Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State

2.57 PHI – Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt

2.58 DAL – Dre’Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State

2.59 IND – Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

2.60 LAC – Dakota Allen, LB, Texas Tech

2.61 KC – Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky

2.62 NO – Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford

2.63 KC – Garrett Bradbury, IOL, NC State

2.64 NE – Isaiah Prince, OT, Ohio State

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