2019 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 | Fredrickson

College Football has only one game left and the NFL playoffs have begun. That means Draft Season is about to really kick into high gear! Mock drafting is one of the most fun aspects of being a draftnik for me. Mock drafting is like putting a puzzle together, trying to place players with teams while taking into account scheme fits, off-field issues and team needs is a challenge yet is so much fun. So here is my 2019 Mock Draft version 1.0!

A couple disclaimers: The draft order is far from set as the NFL Playoffs have literally just begun, the order of the teams in the playoffs is simply by regular season record. Also the deadline to declare for the draft has yet to come so some of these players may not even declare while there also might be some surprise declarations may also still occur, both will have effects on future mocks. Lastly Enjoy and stay tuned for periodic updates!

2019 NFL MOCK DRAFT 1.0

1.  Arizona Cardinals– OT Jonah Williams, Alabama
2. San Francisco 49ers– EDGE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
3. New York Jets– DL Quinnen Williams, Alabama
4. Oakland Raiders– S Deionte Thompson, Alabama
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers– DL Ed Oliver, Houston
6. New York Giants– QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State
7. Jacksonville Jaguars– QB Drew Lock, Missouri
8. Detroit Lions– EDGE Brian Burns, Florida State
9. Denver Broncos– CB Greedy Williams, LSU
10. Buffalo Bills– WR Hakeem Butler, Iowa State
11. Cincinnati Bengals– LB Devin White, LSU
12. Green Bay Packers– EDGE Josh Allen, Kentucky
13. Miami Dolphins– QB Daniel Jones, Duke
14. Atlanta Falcons– DL Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
15. Washington Redskins– QB Will Grier, West Virginia
16. Carolina Panthers– OL Cody Ford, Oklahoma
17. Cleveland Browns– OT Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia
18. Minnesota Vikings– OT Greg Little, Mississippi
19. Tennessee Titans– EDGE Jachai Polite, Florida
20. Pittsburgh Steelers– CB Byron Murphy, Washington
21. Philadelphia Eagles– CB DeAndre Baker, Georgia
22. Indianapolis Colts– WR N’Keal Harry, Arizona State
23. Seattle Seahawks– EDGE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
24. Baltimore Ravens– WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
25. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas)- EDGE Rashan Gary, Michigan
26. Houston Texans– OT Dalton Risner, Kansas State
27. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago)- LB Vosean Joseph, Florida
28. Los Angeles Chargers– DL Christian Wilkins, Clemson
29. New England Patriots– TE Noah Fant, Iowa
30. Los Angeles Rams– LB Devin Bush, Michigan
31. Kansas City Chiefs– CB Amani Oruwariye, Penn State
32. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans)- TE TJ Hockenson, Iowa

Teams Without 1st Round Picks

57. Dallas Cowboys– TE Kaden Smith, Stanford
64. New Orleans Saints– WR DK Metcalf, Mississippi
91. Chicago Bears– CB Julian Love, Notre Dame

 

Notable Picks

4. Oakland RaidersS Deionte Thompson, Alabama
The Raiders’ defense is a mess and has needs at every level so here they take advantage of the depth at LB and along the defensive line and grab the unanimous top safety and a top 5 player overall Deionte Thompson. Thompson is a true safety who can cover huge swaths of field and has excellent ball skills. Karl Joseph is rumored to be on the outs with the Raiders’ current staff and after him there isn’t much skill at the safety position or in the secondary overall besides Gareon Conley. Thompson’s ceiling might be as high as any safety to come out since Earl Thomas and would give the Raiders a potential all-pro in their secondary.

6. New York Giants– QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State Eli Manning has hamstrung the Giants for several years now and with this pick they finally pull the trigger on his eventual successor. With Justin Herbert going back to Oregon for his senior season Haskins has emerged as the clear cut top quarterback in this class, and rightfully so. While only a one year starter and a redshirt sophomore Haskins has the arm talent to make all the throws necessary in the NFL and has the ability to throw with anticipation that you don’t always see from a player with his experience. Whether he sits behind Eli for any amount of time next year or becomes a day one starter Haskins would have a boat load of weapons at his disposal (Barkley, OBJ, Engram, Shepard) and would be a smart investment for the Giants.

14. Atlanta FalconsDL Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
On paper the Falcons have a defense loaded with talented players. The problem this last season is they couldn’t keep that talent on the field as the injury bug hit them especially hard. Their biggest need is another interior defensive linemen to line up next to Grady Jarrett. Jeffery Simmons would be an excellent fit as he is both a dominant run stuffer as well as a very accomplished pass rusher, something that Atlanta always seems to be lacking in. Based on his on-field traits Simmons could expect to be drafted even higher if not for an off-field issue. The Falcons hope that this was an isolated incident and that Simmons is reformed.

18. Minnesota VikingsOT Greg Little, Mississippi
The Vikings went from 13-3 and a showing in the NFC championship game last year to 8 wins and no playoffs this year. A big reason for this regression was the play of their offensive line which failed to give their free agent signee quarterback Kirk Cousins any semblance of a pocket and also did little to open up holes for their backs to run through. In Greg Little they get a very athletically gifted offensive tackle who has excellent strength and moving skills but who lacks refinement. With three spots in need of upgrade on the offensive line the Vikings could afford to plug Little in at a guard position to get acclimated and work on his techniques before potentially moving him out to tackle to pair with their standout rookie Brian O’Neill.

19. Tennessee Titans– EDGE Jachai Polite, Florida
It appears that the Titans struck gold with their second-round pick last year in OLB Harold Landry who fell due to health issues prior to last years draft. In this scenario they grab another twitchy, athletic pass rusher in Jachai Polite to rush the quarterback opposite Landry in the future. With Derrick Morgan getting long in the tooth and Brian Orakpo’s retirement this is the perfect landing spot for Polite who has an explosive first step and a plethora of effective pass rush moves to go with it. The pairing of Polite and Landry would be ideal playing in a division where the Titans have to face Andrew Luck and Deshaun Watson both twice a year.

2 Comments

  1. With the emergence of Robinson and the decent play of Harrison I’m betting the Browns eschew OT and pick a DT in the first.

  2. Hakeem Butler is EXACTLY the receiver that the Bill’s need…His catch radius and dynamic ability to make impossible catches place him as my number 1 WR…He might be a step behind regarding speed, but he is head and shoulders above the rest of the WR field.

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