In this mock draft, @FarabaughFB and @AJDraftScout combined to create their personal mock drafts for the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. They alternated picks in the first round and then flipped alternating in the 2nd.
AJ’s picks will be bolded, Nick’s in normal font.
1: Arizona Cardinals-Quinnen Williams, IDL, Alabama
Arizona has a plethora of needs they need to address, but grabbing the #1 player in the draft would be a great start to righting the ship.
2: San Francisco 49ers-Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State
With Quinnen Williams gone, the 49ers get an easy slam dunk pick with Nick Bosa. Put him down on the same line as Deforest Buckner and you have an absolute wrecking crew up front for the 49ers.
3: New York Jets-Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
The Jets need to move on from Kelvin Beachum. Jonah Williams would slide right in at left tackle and be an elite blindside protector for Sam Darnold for several seasons.
4: Oakland Raiders-Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky
After shipping Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin out of town, the Raiders have little to nothing at edge rusher, and Josh Allen fits everything Guenther loves in an edge rusher. He is bendy and should test relatively well to fit the Raiders scheme. It is a natural lock and key fit.
5: Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
Tampa likely doesn’t bring back Brent Grimes, so they’ll need to find a new corner to play. Byron Murphy is a smooth, technical operator with elite ball skills and can start Day 1.
6: New York Giants-Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
You know, maybe Dwayne Haskins is in fact better, but the fit here is a bit too good to pass up. With an offense already having OBJ, Saquon, Shepherd, and Engram, Kyler Murray is a natural fit. He has an absolute cannon for an arm which allows Beckham to be more diverse than he could be with Eli Manning, and the added threat of Murray’s legs and hero plays can immediately make this offense crazy scary.
7: Jacksonville Jaguars-Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
I’m not sure how much explanation I need to put here. QB1 to a QB-needy team.
8: Detroit Lions-Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson
With Josh Allen being gone, Clelin Ferrell seems like a natural fit as well. He doesn’t have the wow bend to the outside like Allen does, but he has arguably better hand usage and a better first step. Add in the fact that he can still hold that edge in run defense well and Matt Patricia would love a guy like Ferrell.
9: Buffalo Bills-Ed Oliver, IDL, Houston
Buffalo does need offensive playmakers, but Oliver is BPA and would add an insane playmaker to the Bills front defensive line and make that defense even more formidable. This draft is loaded at skill positions, go take an elite defensive talent.
10: Denver Broncos-Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
Lock might not be a top 3 QB in the class by my rankings, but Lock is the typical Elway QB. He is tall, strong armed, and can make the offense center itself around a dynamic vertical passing game. Case Keenum and Trevor Siemian were not that guy, but Lock would be the best QB Elway has ever drafted, and he certainly has the ideal fit in Denver.
11: Cincinnati Bengals-Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia
The Bengals offensive line is pretty dreadful all over. Adding Cajuste to play either tackle position is a smart step in the right direction if they want to protect Andy Dalton for the foreseeable future.
12: Green Bay Packers-Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida
The Packers are overly needy for an edge rusher with Clay Matthews only aging by the day. Jachai Polite and Kyler Fackrell could very well combine to be a formidable OLB duo, and Polite’s first step and new found pass rush moves should be incredibly alluring to the Packers. They need that edge badly.
13: Miami Dolphins-Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State
Miami has had bad luck with undersized pass rushers, but Brian Burns is a legit talent. New HC Brian Flores would have a field day taking advantage of his elite bend and pass-rushing ability. With Cameron Wake likely retiring and the team moving on from Robert Quinn and draft bust Charles Harris, Miami needs a new pass rusher.
14: Atlanta Falcons-Jeffery Simmons, IDL, Mississippi State
How crazy is this defensive line now? With Simmons and Grady Jarrett, the Falcons would have that vaunted duo of wrecking balls up front who can destroy a game whenever they are on the field. Simmons is the strongest DL in the draft and has an incredibly high ceiling. Add him to Deion Jones among other key pieces and Atlanta should be playing in January again.
15: Washington Redskins-Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
The team wasted a 4th on Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, but they understood they have a need at safety. That need still hasn’t been fixed. Adding Thompson would give Washington a really nice 3-deep safety look and let Montae Nicholson play better to his strengths underneath.
16: Carolina Panthers-Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
What do you want me to do here? I could have grabbed Cody Ford, true, but safety is absolutely an issue in Carolina. They need the splash play more than anyone else out there, and Adderley does that with fantastic ball skills. Get Eric Reid back and you have a real nice duo.
17: Cleveland Browns-DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
Cleveland does not have a ton of crazy needs, but adding an elite WR prospect to pair with Baker Mayfield certainly could not hurt their offensive ability.
18: Minnesota Vikings-Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
Okay, okay, do not chop my head off Vikings fans. I know, you need the OL, but with Anthony Barr hitting the market this offseason and Mack Wilson falling here, I just don’t know how I could pass him up. He is a better coverage LB than Barr was and he can just fly from sideline to sideline. This is a game changer on an already awesome defense.
19: Tennessee Titans-Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Tennessee’s corner group stinks. Malcolm Butler looks like a completely terrible signing and Adoree Jackson is still boom or bust. Adding an elite playmaker in Greedy Williams to the secondary can only help.
20: Pittsburgh Steelers-Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
Well with Wilson, Greedy, and Murphy gone it is time to choose between Baker and Oruwariye, and the Steelers go with Oruwariye because he fits their athletic and length standards while also being increasingly smart and fluid while making plays on the ball. These two are a nice fit together.
21: Seattle Seahawks-Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
How I let Cody Ford fall this far I do not know, but Ford is an elite offensive tackle prospect. Seattle can play him at right tackle right away. He’ll help them establish the run even better.
22: Baltimore Ravens-N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
Lamar Jackson might not have been that great as a passer but he doesn’t have much to work with either. He needs a true #1 receiver that he can throw it up to and let him grab him. He needs a guy that can make a big play and turn nothing into something. Welcome in N’Keal Harry, who does that and more for Lamar Jackson.
23: Houston Texans-Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
Deandre Baker is a stud with super overblown athletic concerns. His elite physicality and technical skills make him a round 1 prospect and a top-tier corner for several seasons to come.
24: Oakland Raiders (via CHI)-Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State
With Amari Cooper gone, you need another strong route runner who can stretch the defense vertically, and Kelvin Harmon is that guy.
25: Philadelphia Eagles-Christian Wilkins, IDL, Clemson
Philly was one of the more difficult teams to mock for in this. I went Christian Wilkins because Wilkins is the BPA who fills a hole for the Eagles. Jernigan and Ngata are likely gone, so IDL is a need.
26: Indianapolis Colts-Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
It was terribly evident after the Colts were dominated by the Chiefs that TY Hilton and Eric Ebron were just not enough. Marlon Mack can do some nice things, but they need another compliment on the outside opposite of Hilton. So, a guy that can run routes well and go up and grab just about any ball is ideal, I would say. Easy pick here, Ridley fits this system super well.
27: Oakland Raiders (via DAL)-TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa
Jared Cook is way too old for sustainable play, and having a nitty gritty TE who makes tough catches and blocks well might be enough for Jon Gruden to dream about at night, reminding him of his amazing 90s.
28: Los Angeles Chargers-Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
An aging OL and Sam Tevi as a starter? Yeah, Risner is a pretty easy pick here even if Forrest Lamp is on the roster. Risner offers versatility that the Chargers do not have right now on the line and becomes an instant contributor.
29: Kansas City Chiefs-Dre’Mont Jones, IDL, Ohio State
The Chiefs have Chris Jones, but imagine having another elite interior pass rusher next to him? Oh boy.
30: Green Bay Packers (via NO)-Chris Lindstrom, IOL, Boston College
Let’s help Aaron Rodgers stand in the pocket for a little longer, huh? The Packers really need help on the inside of that offensive line and Lindstrom is an incredibly polished plug and play for a team that will hope to get back into the postseason with new HC Matt LaFleur.
31: New England Patriots-Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
Tom Brady isn’t getting any younger, you know. Daniel Jones has shown progression at the very least and has a definite starter ceiling, and sitting behind the GOAT in Brady would only do well to the succession plan.
32: Los Angeles Rams-Charles Omenihu, DL, Texas
There were a couple of guys I wanted to go here. Omenihu however he was too good for me to pass on. He fills a need if Ndamukong Suh leaves and adds to the Rams very talented front rotation.
33: Arizona Cardinals-Christian Miller, EDGE, Alabama
If you don’t select Nick Bosa, you may as well deal with the pass rusher across from Chandler Jones now. Miller’s flashes and high ceiling while still being relatively polished should be flattering to a team like the Cardinals. His explosiveness and bend around the edge specifically make him ideal here.
34: Indianapolis Colts (from NYJ)- Jerry Tillery, IDL, Notre Dame
The Colts need some interior help. Tillery plays with excellent technique and motor and can be a very good interior pass rusher to boost Eberflus’s defense. Chris Ballard believes in building the trenches and this represents that belief.
35: Oakland Raiders-Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
It was awesome to see Gareon Conley and Daryl Worley both come on as the season went on, but other than that, there is not too much to work with at CB. Julian Love has nothing “wow” to him, but he is an excellent #2 CB who just does the correct things. Overall solid and a limited ceiling, but it something the Raiders could use.
36: San Francisco 49ers-Dru Samia, IOL, Oklahoma
The 49ers guard spots are…less than ideal. Adding Samia will give Shanahan a great pass protector for Jimmy G and will help open up holes for their running game.
37: New York Giants-Garrett Bradbury, IOL, NC State
Let’s help out Kyler Murray so he is not running for his life. He gets a new Center and Guard hybrid in Garrett Bradbury who might be the best IOL in the draft. He is a fantastic run blocker with nimble and just needs to bulk up a bit to truly become elite.
38: Jacksonville Jaguars-Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
Jacksonville got their QB, now they need to add a top receiver. Hakeem Butler is a great talent with insane contested catch ability at 6’6. He’ll need to prove his athletic ability at the Combine to make a pick this high, but I think he’ll make it.
39: Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Josh Jacobs, TB, Alabama
Ronald Jones had one of the most disappointing rookie seasons out of anyone, and with Peyton Barber hitting the open market, the Buccaneers could use another dynamic weapon to help Jameis Winston. Jacobs is a do-it-all RB that should give them what they need.
40: Buffalo Bills-Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
Buffalo adding a mismatch weapon to replace Charles Clay makes too much sense. He can give Josh Allen a new target over the middle and gives OC Brian Daboll a fun moveable piece to utilize.
41: Denver Broncos-Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
Isaac Yiadom is a nice piece but Bradley Roby has not been everything he was desired to be and hits the market. Ya-Sin gives the Broncos that length and ball skills they need. Oh, and he can play inside too, so some help for Chris Harris.
42: Cincinnati Bengals-Devin White, LB, LSU
Devin White is here because of his athletic ability. The Bengals have *the* worst LB group in the NFL. Adding White doesn’t necessarily fix the problem, but he’s a better talent than what they have right now.
43: Detroit Lions-Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
Jarrad Davis’ progression has been nice to watch, but that LB is still somewhat lacking, so let’s keep the UM product right in the state. Bush gives the Lions added athleticism and IQ they don’t have right now in that unit.
44: Green Bay Packers-Irv Smith, TE, Alabama
Green Bay has a huge hole at TE with Jimmy Graham being a complete bust. Irv Smith is a serious contender for the #1 tight end in this class. He’s as good of a receiver as David Njoku was and is a better blocker. Serious mismatch weapon for new HC Matt LaFleur.
45: Atlanta Falcons-Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State
Vic Beasley is the definition of meh and Takk McKinley has looked decent but not great. Sweat gives Atlanta that 4-3 DE that can create havoc through a variety of moves while being a force in run defense.
46: Washington Redskins-Michael Dieter, IOL, Wisconsin
Michael Dieter fills a hole at LG for Washington. His power and mobility will look really great opening up holes for RB Derrius Guice next year.
47: Carolina Panthers-David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
If Carolina does not address OL in R1, they should do it here. Edwards can help make that mediocre OL of Carolina’s much better. If Daryl Williams leaves in the offseason, adding Edwards at right tackld can help push this Panthers OL to protecting Cam Newton better
48: Miami Dolphins-Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
I’m going all in on the trenches for Miami. That defense needs to keep improving up front. Rashan Gary is a developmental piece on the defensive line, but if he pans out, he will be a key piece moving forward for this defense.
49: Cleveland Browns-Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Protect Lord Baker. Chris Hubbard has not been it since coming onto the Browns and Taylor gives the Browns a plug and play option to start immediately to protect their franchise QB.
50: Minnesota Vikings-Elgton Jenkins, IOL, Mississippi State
Jenkins will impress people throughout the offseason draft workouts, and teams will be most impressed with his versatility and technique. With an ability to play all over the line, Jenkins will be a hot commodity this draft season.
51: Tennessee Titans-Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
Corey Davis needs a complement and Taywan Taylor is a nice 3, but not a 2. Hollywood adds a deep element to the Tennessee offense that they do not have right now. He will be able to take pressure off of Davis and help Mariota out.
52: Pittsburgh Steelers-Germaine Pratt, LB, NC State
Steelers and poor LB play has been a common theme all season long since Shazier’s injury. Adding Germaine Pratt, a converted safety, would be great value. He’s got coverage ability and ball skills that would be an asset in the middle of Pittsburgh’s defense.
53: Philadelphia Eagles (via BAL)-Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia
Malcolm Jenkins is good but he needs a complement badly. That Philly secondary was super injured this year but Corey Graham is not it regardless. Some depth behind Rodney McLeod is nice, too and with three good safeties who all have ball skills, Thornhill adds to a defense that could use some more help on the back end.
54: Houston Texans (via SEA)-Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
Houston’s OL play has been horrendous at the tackle spots. They need to throw as many picks at the offensive line as possible.
55: Houston Texans-Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
There is no guarantee that Tyrann Mathieu will be back and Rapp has shown the ability to be a ferocious defender down in the box and in man coverage. The Texans could use a moveable chess piece like him on defense.
56: New England Patriots (via CHI)-Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan
This is such a Patriots pick, but Winovich’s skillset and motor will appeal to many teams throughout the process. With Trey Flowers not guaranteed to come back, the Patriots will need to continue to bolster the pass rush.
57: Philadelphia Eagles-David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
Philly needs a RB badly. Ajayi is good but not a dynamic all-around back, Adams has some nice traits but fumbles too much, Clement is a good rotational piece, and Sproles is older than the Pyramids of Giza. Montgomery is that true all-around RB that they are missing and can do anything the Eagles will ask of him.
58: Dallas Cowboys-Damarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss
Dallas needs receivers and as many of them as possible. How I landed Lodge here is nothing short of awesome. He can play in the slot to replace Beasley, but he can play outside just as good. He’s a top WR in this class and Dallas would be a great fit.
59: Indianapolis Colts-Darnell Savage, S, Maryland
Savage is a dynamic safety that would be the perfect complement to Malik Hooker at FS. Savage can play on the line, in the slot, as a dimebacker, or in a two-deep scheme. In Eberflus’ scheme, a chess piece like him is invaluable.
60: Los Angeles Chargers-Trayvon Mullen, DB, Clemson
I am not a super huge fan of Trayvon myself, but his length and ball skills will appeal to many teams. The Chargers could face some corners hitting the market, so nabbing a developmental player here would be a smart call.
61: Kansas City Chiefs-Essang Bassey, CB, Wake Forest
Kendall Fuller is the only guy here who really is that good, and while Stephen Nelson is a nice depth piece, Bassey brings more to the table. His physicality and ball skills would make him an excellent corner opposite of Fuller.
62: New Orleans Saints-Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss
Ben Watson is retiring at the end of the season, and throwing to…Dan Arnold and Garrett Griffin(??) cannot continue going into next season. Dawson Knox would give New Orleans a dynamic offensive weapon at tight end for Brees and a new quarterback in the future.
63: New England Patriots-Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
New England has Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson, Phillip Dorsett, and obviously Josh Gordon set to hit the free agent market. They won’t be able to bring back all of them, so adding a replacement (and upgrade) in such a loaded WR class makes a ton of sense.
64: Kansas City Chiefs (via LAR)-Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke
I would be sprinting up to the podium if I was Kansas City for Giles-Harris. A great coverage linebacker and sure tackler, Giles-Harris is better than the rest of my LB corps and would boost my front 7 seven further.