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WNS Roundtable 2019 NFL Mock Draft v3.0

It’s the final Mock Draft Monday of the 2019 season so we brought out just about everybody for this mock draft, we’ve got (in order of selections) Devin Jackson, Derek Overly, Austin Cunningham, Doug Andersen, Justin Rochat, Dylan Sanders, and Brandon Olsen.

1.1 Arizona Cardinals (Devin)

The pick: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

There is too much fascination for the Cardinals to pass up Kyler Murray. Despite these first few rounds being top heavy with defensive players, I think the Cardinals like the thought of having their potential franchise guy at QB, especially since the Kliff Kingsbury hire. This means Josh Rosen is gone, and the Cardinals can likely get future draft picks for him.

1.2 San Francisco 49ers (Derek)

The pick: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State

Adding a pass rusher to the already developing DL in SF makes for a formidable front.

1.3 New York Jets (Austin)

The pick: Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama

There have been talks of the Jets trading back to get more picks, but adding a promising talent like Williams to your front four only makes your team better. His ability to get to the quarterback is second to none and the Jets could use his skill set against the likes of a Tom Brady and athletic Josh Allen

1.4 Oakland Raiders (Doug)

The pick: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston

Oakland needs to take the best defensive player at this pick, and Ed is the best avaliable. The Raiders needed an overhaul on both side of the ball, and their best bet is in this draft.

1.5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Justin)

The pick: Devin White, LB, LSU

Devin White is a top 3 talent in this class with TB taking best player available, he’s their guy.

1.6 New York Giants (Dylan)

The pick: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

The New York Giants are one solid offensive lineman away from having a not horrible line, grab that piece early and worry about your other needs later.

1.7 Jacksonville Jaguars (Brandon)

The pick: TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa

TJ Hockenson is personally my TE2 (a very close second to Noah Fant) but I think here the Jags are more likely to draft Hockenson. Hock would benefit the Jags as both a blocker in the run game and safety net for Nick Foles in the passing game.

1.8 Detroit Lions (Devin)

The pick: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky

Detroit needs a pass rusher bad and Allen is too talented of a player to pass up. He can immediately produce for a Detroit defense that desperately needs a pass rusher.

1.9 Buffalo Bills (Derek)

The pick: DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

Josh Allen needs a big target to throw to and Metcalf is the top receiver in the class.

1.10 Denver Broncos (Austin)

The pick: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

John Elway needs to hit on a Quarterback in the first round and grabbing one of the best in this class at pick 10 works great for several reasons. He did not have to trade up, his team gains a smart quarterback. Now he is in a position to sit and learn behind Flacco until he is truley ready to step in as the full-time guy.

1.11 Cincinnati Bengals  (Doug)

The pick: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Andy Dalton has ran his course in Cincy, and they need to plan for their future. Daniel Jones has plenty of kinks and inconsistencies, but having him sit a year would help him become who the Bengals need.

1.12 Green Bay Packers (Justin)

The pick: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

Rodgers needs a TE that he can rely on and Fant could be that guy, Jimmy Graham just can’t be relied on to contribute like he once could.

1.13 Miami Dolphins (Dylan)

The pick: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State

Montez Sweat absolutely blew up the Combine, he’s good at defending the pass and run, replace Cameron Wake with someone that’s going to be starting for another decade.

1.14 Atlanta Falcons (Brandon)

The pick: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

There is no way that Jonah Williams should be available here but NFL teams don’t seem to value him as much as they should so he ends up in Atlanta as a replacement for Ryan Schraeder because Ty Sambrailo is 100% not the answer.

1.15 Washington (Devin)

The pick: Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, WR, Oklahoma

Washington hasn’t had a true number one wide receiver in years and Hollywood Brown is one of the most dynamic receivers in the draft. He may be small in stature but his speed and size draws comparisons to the likes of Tyreek Hill.

1.16 Carolina Panthers (Derek)

The pick: Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma

Panthers have done well developing a run game, but keeping Cam Newton uptight has to be a priority. Ford is a versatile lineman with a mean streak that could play anywhere on the line

1.17 Cleveland Browns (Austin)

The pick: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

The Giants were able to get some offensive line help at pick six and now have the opportunity to get the guy of the future with Drew Lock. It is surprising he fell down this far in the draft, but it works out well for the Giants. Give Lock a year or two to learn the game from the respected Manning family and then allow him to take over the franchise with a solid RB and rebuilt O-Line.

1.18 Minnesota Vikings (Doug)

The pick: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

Luckily for the Vikings, Barr had a change of heart, but that doesn’t mean they are set on defense. This is a defensive strong draft, and if Bush fell to them here, I don’t see how they could take anyone else.

1.19 Tennessee Titans (Justin)

The pick: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State

After losing Brian Orakpo earlier this offseason to retirement, the Titans draft Brian Burns to replace him on the edge.

1.20 Pittsburgh Steelers (Dylan)

The pick: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Pittsburgh needs help in the secondary so they grab the top corner in the class here.

1.21 Seattle Seahawks (Brandon)

The pick: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

Taylor Rapp has seen his stock tumble a bit since his Pro day due to a poor 40 time but he was absolutely stellar in his agility drills and his film is great too. I think Seattle trusts the tape and takes him at 21.

1.22 Baltimore Ravens (Devin)

The pick: Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State

Risner is one of the most versatile lineman in the draft. The Ravens need a C and OG and although Risner played three seasons at Kansas State as a tackle, he came in his freshman year playing C. The Ravens would be able to utilize him for whatever needs they need to fill on the offensive line.

1.23 Houston Texans (Derek)

The pick: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

The amount of times that Deshaun Watson got hit last season is disgusting and unless the Texans are expecting him to take a beating like that again, they need to add some talent.

1.24 Oakland Raiders (CHI) (Austin)

The pick: Joshua Jacobs, RB, Alabama

Oakland is a different team heading into next season in more ways than one. New front office, new weapons and three first round draft picks. Getting Josh Jacobs here helps them solidify the running back position for years to come if he produces like he did at Alabama.

1.25 Philadelphia Eagles (Doug)

The pick: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

Abram is the hardest hitting safety in this draft, and damn can he talk. His play and his mouth is everything Philly needs to help grow their defense into a heavy threat for years to come.

1.26 Indianapolis Colts (Justin)

The pick: AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss

Aside from TY Hilton, Andrew Luck hasn’t had any truly talented receivers for the most part of his career. Grabbing AJ Brown here gives Indy a legitimate WR2 option.

1.27 Oakland Raiders (DAL) (Dylan)

The pick: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

The next best corner in the class comes off the board here as Oakland goes back to strengthening their defense.

1.28 Los Angeles Chargers (Brandon)

The pick: Rashan Gary, DL/EDGE, Michigan

The Chargers are in win-now mode and luckily enough for them, Rashan Gary has fallen right into their lap and they’re going to grab him here.

1.29 Kansas City Chiefs (Devin)

The pick: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

Baker’s statistics and speed may not jump off the page but his skills can translate to the NFL. He has the ability to play both man and zone, which is very important in today’s NFL. He’s average height for a corner but has excellent ball skills for a corner, and fills a huge need for the Chiefs that has been missing since Marcus Peters departed.

1.30 Green Bay Packers (NO) (Derek)

The pick: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida

One of the most versatile defensive backs in the draft, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson gives Green Bay a piece on the defensive side of the ball that’s able to move around and make plays on the ball.

1.31 Los Angeles Rams (Austin)

The pick: Nasir Adderley, DB, Delaware

The Rams lost some of their defense in Free Agency, but were able to keep their core group of guy. Getting a player like Adderley at the end of round one is great for them. He has been compared to a Earl Thomas type player and leader. The Rams could use both of those traits in their secondary moving forward.

1.32 New England Patriots (Doug)

The pick: Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

If the Pats are here at this pick, why not find a long term TE that can be Brady’s new redzone weapon that he can throw to until he is 50 and slowly start to decay. Is that even possible in the TB12 training program?

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