2019 NFL Draft: Superstar Mock Draft (Rounds 1-3)

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They say you save the best for last, exactly what we did for one of our final mock drafts of of the calendar year. I put my GM hat on and built my superstar team of draft scouts and experts to help give us a better understanding of who’s rising and falling from multiple evaluators in one of the most exciting yearly projects around.

Check out the entire lineup below.

Jeff Risdon – Lions/Browns Wire
Trevor Sikkema – The Draft Network
Russell Brown – Cover 1
Ben Solak – The Draft Network
Mark Schofield – Inside the Pylon
Luke Inman – Zone Coverage
Shane Alexander – Inside the Pylon
Arif Hasan – The Athletic


1) Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma (Shane Alexander)

I’ve resisted this possibility for too long. As crazy as it appears to pair an unproven coach in Kliff Kingsbury with a unique quarterback like Murray, all indications are that this is Arizona’s path forward.

2) San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State (Luke Inman)

Three first-round defensive linemen isn’t cool. Do you know what’s cool? Four first-round defensive linemen.

3) New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama (Mark Schofield)

Last year the Jets figured out the QB position. Time to figure out the rest, and Williams is great addition to this defense. Jets might also consider trading here, if someone wants to come up and grab a QB ahead of Oakland/NYG.

4) Oakland Raiders: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan (Russell Brown)

With four picks in the top 35 the Raiders have the luxury to take a shot on the highest ceiling defensive edge player in the draft with speed and bend like Gary.

5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky (Trevor Sikkema)

I know that offensive line could be a direction for Tampa here, as well, but with Jason Pierre-Paul getting up there in age and Carl Nassib not really a true edge player, they should jump on Allen, if he’s here.

6) New York Giants: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida (Ben Solak)

Pure pocket passers need a clean pocket, and adding a mauler like Taylor seals the deal on the Giants complete offensive line overhaul.

7) Jacksonville Jaguars: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama (Arif Hasan)

They may need to move Jonah Williams to the right side of the line for this to work out, but it does solidify a line that doesn’t need that much more patching up. Williams played on the right side of the line to start out his Alabama career, and he could do the same in Jacksonville.

8) Detroit Lions: Brian Burns, EDGE, FSU (Jeff Risdon)

Lions still need a stand-up pass rusher with some sizzle. Too early to address the other needs (TE, WR, OG) based on the board.

9) Buffalo Bills: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston (Shane Alexander)

When you think Bills, you think cold nasty tough defense. Adding Oliver to the mix smack dab in the middle with his game-changing penetration skills is a worst case scenario for the rest of the NFL.

10) Denver Broncos: Devin White, LB, LSU (Luke Inman)

Elway has to be held back as he walks up to the podium with “Drew Lock” on the card. However, Devin White is just too good to pass up here, adding more speed and playmaking ability to an already stout unit. With a loaded quarterback class next year, the Broncos stay patient and continue to rebuild their defense back to the powerhouse it once was not long ago during their Super Bowl run.

11) Cincinnati Bengals: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan (Mark Schofield)

QB is a darkhorse need at this spot, and a Rosen acquisition would make sense. But they need help defensively as well, and Bush’s combine has him moving up boards, and he can play on all three downs in the NFL.

12) Green Bay Packers: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa (Russell Brown)

Best TE in the class and gives Rodgers another weapon. Could look at IOL at 30 or BPA on defense.

13) Miami Dolphins: Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma (Trevor Sikkema)

I think Miami is fully committed to the tank for a quarterback in 2020, and the best they can do to advance that plan in 2019 is by picking the best offensive lineman they can in the first round.

14) Atlanta Falcons: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson (Ben Solak)

After the departure of Grady Jarrett, finding a smooth transition like Wilkins is a match made in heaven.

15) Washington Redskins: Dwayne Haskins, QB, OSU (Arif Hasan)

Washington is not likely to get Alex Smith back ever, and certainly not this year. They’ve got a good roster and may be in a position to compete sooner rather than later — so jump on the quarterback.

16) Carolina Panthers: Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State (Jeff Risdon)

River Boat Ron just can’t help adding power into his trenches. Risner is as rock solid as they come.

17) New York Giants: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State (Shane Alexander)

Sweat is in play at 8, so we’ve heard. If he gets to 17, Gettleman jumps at the opportunity to add a dynamic edge and looks to Eli’s replacement later on.

18) Minnesota Vikings: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State (Luke Inman)

A long history of Mike Zimmer using the majority of his high end draft picks on defense stops here. With a pure pocket passer as your franchise QB, protecting your investment is the only pick in play. Dillard looked big and smooth down in Mobile and has carried that momentum throughout the pre-draft process. Don’t get cute.

19) Tennessee Titans: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa (Mark Schofield)

Too good to pass up even with their depth on the roster. Fant is a weapon all over the field and helps aid Mariota’s next phase of development.

20) Pittsburgh Steelers: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU (Russell Brown)

I can hear you, Ledyard, but it’s gotta be done. Let’s fix the mistake of Artie Burns and get this team a real CB1. Joe Haden can’t play forever.

21) Seattle Seahawks: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S/NB, Florida (Trevor Sikkema)

I think CGJ fits into who the Seahawks are so well. His personality, how versatile he is as a man-to-man nickel or deep coverage free safety. He’s what they need to officially start rebuilding in life after the Legion of Boom.

22) Baltimore Ravens: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss (Ben Solak)

The Ravens need a pass-catcher desperately and, boy, is Metcalf a good one. Getting an elite player at 22 is always a win in my book.

23) Houston Texans: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington (Arif Hasan)

More than anything else, Houston needs help along the offensive line. But without any good system fits left on the OL worthy of a first-round pick, they’d be better off selecting a high-quality player at another need and looking for OL later in the draft.

24) Oakland Raiders: Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston (Jeff Risdon)

Classic Raiders pick: ridiculous athletic ability, two rounds earlier than expected but with the potential to make it look prescient.

25) Philadelphia Eagles:  Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama (Shane Alexander)

With multiple second-round picks Howie Roseman has the luxury to grab the best tailback on the board, filling a huge need with the top talent available in the class.

26) Indianapolis Colts: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State (Luke Inman)

I told myself I would only add defensive players for the Colts, but giving Andrew Luck a true jump ball 50-50 monster on the boundary and in the red zone was too juicy to pass up. Get your money in on Butler winning Offensive Rookie of the Year now while you still can.

27) Oakland Raiders: Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware (Mark Schofield)

Forget about his small school label, Adderley can win at every spot of the field both in-the-box and as a playmaking center fielder. After this haul the Raiders now have the ability to close out games in the fourth quarter.

28) L.A. Chargers: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State (Russell Brown)

Justin Jones and Brandon Mebane aren’t terrible on the interior, but Mebane is 34 and Simmons is for real. He’d already be off the board if it wasn’t for the torn ACL. Chargers look beyond it, and it will pay off big time.

29) Kansas City Chiefs: Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State (Trevor Sikkema)

I think Oruwariye is more of a solid CB2 than he is a first-round CB1, but this late in the first round it makes sense for a team that desperately needs a good outside cornerback.

30) Green Bay Packers: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson (Ben Solak)

Having extra picks allows us to stay true to our board and add an explosive playmaker for the Packers. They went heavy on EDGE in free agency, as we all well know, but young and cheap talent on the EDGE is always a huge boon. Ferrell is a polished rusher and value pick late in Round 1.

31) L.A. Rams: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington (Arif Hasan)

The Rams have two primary needs: edge and safety. With the top five edge defenders off the board, they’ll reach just a little bit for Rapp, who can play with the type of versatility they like at the position.

32) New England Patriots: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina (Jeff Risdon)

Tom Brady has two solid years left. You get him as much support and help as you can find. No one surprised me more down in Mobile with his aggressive play strength as both a pass catcher and ball carrier.


33) Arizona Cardinals: Garrett Bradbury, C, NC State (Shane Alexander)

34) Indianapolis Colts (Via Jets): Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame (Luke Inman)

35) Oakland Raiders: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss (Mark Schofield)

36) San Francisco 49ers: Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College (Russell Brown)

37) New York Giants: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri (Trevor Sikkema)

38) Jacksonville Jaguars: Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama (Ben Solak)

39) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple (Arif Hasan).

40) Buffalo Bills: Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M (Jeff Risdon)

Continuing to build around your young franchise quarterback.

41) Denver Broncos: Dexter Lawrence, NT, Clemson (Shane Alexander)

The best true nose tackle of the class, Lawrence now opens up holes for Bradley Chubb, Von Miller and Devin White. Who needs a quarterback when you’ve got that front seven?

42) Cincinnati Bengals: Erik McCoy, IOL, Texas A&M (Luke Inman)

43) Detroit Lions: Hollywood Brown, WR, Oklahoma (Mark Schofield)

44) Green Bay Packers: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State (Russell Brown)

With T.J. Hockenson and N’Keal Harry the Packers offense suddenly gets a shot of young talent. Much needed.

45) Atlanta Falcons: Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida (Trevor Sikkema)

Even with a horrid combine, enough is enough. Harold Landry-type value in Round 2.

46) Washington Redskins: Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State (Ben Solak)

Not sure why Harmon is slipping down a few boards given his consistent, clean route running and sure hands. New quarterback. New wide out. Jay Gruden is a happy pappy.

47) Carolina Panthers: Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan (Arif Hasan)

If you haven’t watched his tape yet, check it out. Might be the best motor player you’ll find, and now he gets to play with Myles Garrett and Sheldon Richardson. Are the Browns actually cool again?

48) Miami Dolphins: Charles Omenihu, DL, Texas (Jeff Risdon)

Ultra-versatile as he flashes flat-out dominance both inside at the three-tech and outside off the edge. Dolphins have a long way to go and just need to add the best talent possible.

49) Cleveland Browns: Darnell Savage, S, Maryland (Shane Alexander)

50) Minnesota Vikings: Michael Deiter, OL, Wisconsin (Luke Inman)

A surprise decision to return by Anthony Barr dried up the cap and has left a gaping hole on their offensive line. Deiter dominated the Big Ten as a guard, but offers upside as a tackle and center, too.

51) Tennessee Titans: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama (Mark Schofield)

The Titans have Byard and Vaccaro in place but no one really behind them. EDGE and OL might be needs but the value isn’t here, so they address another area of need.

52) Pittsburgh Steelers: Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota (Russell Brown)

53) Philadelphia Eagles (via Ravens): Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia (Trevor Sikkema)

Monster potential as a deep center field safety. Arguably the best combine of any player here.

54) Houston Texans (via Seahawks): Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia (Ben Solak)

Give them all the offensive line help. Cajuste is a monster of a man with equal upside thanks to length, strength and power. ACL in 2016 and a quad in 2018 makes him a major boom-or-bust prospect in Round 2.

55) Houston Texans: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss (Arif Hasan)

Back to back picks allows them to do some major damage. Another high risk, high reward offensive tackle to help aid the development of Deshaun Watson.

56) New England Patriots (via Bears): David Long, CB, Michigan (Jeff Risdon)

57) Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Allen, EDGE, Boston College (Shane Alexander)

58) Dallas Cowboys: Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia (Luke Inman)

59) Indianapolis Colts: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia (Mark Schofield)

Baker gets knocked for being undersized but plays just as big and physically as any of his other top peers. A feisty and energetic cover man that will walk right up to his opponent in press coverage and go toe-to-toe. I love that.

60) LA Chargers: Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington (Russell Brown)

61) Kansas City Chiefs: Christian Miller, EDGE, Alabama (Trevor Sikkema)

62) New Orleans Saints: J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford (Ben Solak)

This has to be Brees’ last run, right? Get him as many weapons as possible.

63) Kansas City Chiefs (via Rams): Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State (Jeff Risdon)

Flew under the radar playing behind Saquon Barkley. Sanders has huge playmaking ability for Andy Reid and the offense.

64) New England Patriots: Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State (Arif Hasan)

Round 3

65) Arizona Cardinals: Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State (Shane Alexander)

66) Pittsburgh Steelers (via Raiders): Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama (Luke Inman)

67) San Francisco 49ers: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame (Mark Schofield)

68) New York Jets: Dru Samia, OG, Oklahoma (Russell Brown)

69) Jacksonville Jaguars: Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis (Trevor Sikkema)

70) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin (Ben Solak)

71) Denver Broncos: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke (Arif Hasan)

72) Cincinnati Bengals: Tyree Jackson, QB, Memphis (Jeff Risdon)

73) New England Patriots (via Lions): Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss (Shane Alexander)

74) Buffalo Bills: Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State (Luke Inman)

75) Green Bay Packers: Jonathan Abram, S, Mississippi State (Mark Schofield)

76) Washington Redskins: Amani Hooker, S, Iowa (Russell Brown)

77) Carolina Panthers: DaMarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss (Trevor Sikkema)

78) Miami Dolphins: D’Andre Walker, EDGE, Georgia (Ben Solak)

79) Atlanta Falcons: Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson (Arif Hasan)

80) Cleveland Browns: Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan (Jeff Risdon)

81) Minnesota Vikings: Ben Powers, OG, Oklahoma (Luke Inman)

82) Tennessee Titans: Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame (Shane Alexander)

83) Pittsburgh Steelers: Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri (Mark Schofield)

84) Seattle Seahawks: Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State (Russell Brown)

85) Baltimore Ravens: Renell Wren, DT, Arizona State (Trevor Sikkema)

86) Houston Texans: Damien Harris, RB, Alabama (Ben Solak)

87) Chicago Bears: David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State (Arif Hasan)

88) Detroit Lions (via Eagles): Josh Oliver, TE, San Jose State (Jeff Risdon)

89) Indianapolis Colts: Ben Banogu, EDGE, TCU (Shane Alexander)

90) Dallas Cowboys: Anthony Nelson, EDGE, Iowa (Luke Inman)

91) L.A. Chargers: Andy Isabella, WR, UMass (Mark Schofield)

92) Kansas City Chiefs: L.J. Collier, EDGE, TCU (Russell Brown)

93) New York Jets (via Saints): Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State (Trevor Sikema)

94) L.A. Rams: Wyatt Ray, EDGE, Boston College  (Ben Solak)

95) New York Giants (via Browns): Max Scharping, OT, Northern Illinois (Arif Hasan)

96) Washington Redskins: Devine Ozigbo, RB, Nebraska (Jeff Risdon)

97) New England Patriots: Will Grier, WB, West Virginia (Shane Alexander)

98) Jacksonville Jaguars (via Rams): Paris Campbell, WR, Ohio State (Luke Inman)

99) L.A. Rams: Khalen Saunders, NT, Western Illinois (Mark Schofield)

100) Carolina Panthers: Nate Davis, OG, Charlotte (Russell Brown)

101) New England Patriots: Jaylon Ferguson, EDGE, L.A. Tech (Ben Solak)

102) Baltimore Ravens: Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech (Trevor Sikkema)



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