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As we approach the end of April there is one thing everyone looks forward to, the NFL draft. The NFL draft takes place on Thursday April 25th and ends on Saturday the 27th. Here is my mock draft for the 2019 NFL draft.

1. CardinalsKyler Murray, QB,  Oklahoma

I think 2018 Heisman winner Kyler Murray, from Oklahoma, will go first overall. The Cardinals need a quarterback and Kyler Murray is that man for them.

2. 49er’sNick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

The 49ers only finished with the second-worst record last season because they lost their starting quarterback to a torn ACL. The 49ers should be dangerous in 2019 after adding Bosa and a healthy Jimmy Garoppolo

3. JetsQuinnen Williams, DL, Alabama

The Jets could take a pass rusher/defensive end like Josh Allen from Kentucky but for the Jets, I think their best bet is Quinnen Williams and stack their defensive line.

4. RaidersJosh Allen, DE, Kentucky

Josh Allen was a beast for Kentucky racking up 17 sacks last season. The Raiders need a pass rusher badly after trading Khalil Mack to the bears.

5. BuccaneersMontez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State

Tampa Bay had one of the worst defenses in the league last year. They could honestly pick anyone for their defense but a defensive end and a pass rusher who can cause massive destruction in the backfield like Montez Sweat would be the best option possible.

6. GiantsDwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Eli Manning is going to go. It is his time to retire or just be benched. Eli Manning was terrible for the giants. The Giants will be going for a QB and Kyler Murray will will be gone, so the next best quarterback is Haskins.

7. Jaguars,-Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

The Jaguars recently just paid 88$ million, for four years, for Nick Foles who did win the Super Bowl for the Eagles. Jawaan Taylor is the best offensive tackle in the draft and will protect Foles.

8. LionsGreedy Williams, CB, LSU

The lions needed a cornerback and a defensive lineman. After signing Trey Flowers, the defensive lineman is covered. That leaves the cornerback position and Greedy Williams would make their cornerback position unreal.

9. Bills-Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

With Kyle Williams retiring, the Bills have a need on the interior of their line. It’s a need Oliver fills. He’s coming off a three year college career that saw him record 53 tackles for a loss. He is an explosive player who will make plays for the Bills.

10. Broncos-Devin White, LB, LSU

A very fast downhill and explosive linebacker. He flies all over the field making plays sideline to sideline. He is the best LB in the draft and after Brandon Marshall left, they need to fill his position and Devin White is the guy.

11. BengalsDevin Bush, LB, Michigan

Bengals after losing Vontaze Berfect will need a new LB to run around and make plays. Devin Bush will be a huge impact on the worst defense in the league. He is a fast linebacker with great instinctual awareness.

12. PackersTJ Hockenson, TE, Iwoa

Packers have Jimmy Graham still but two tight ends is what they need. Jimmy Graham is not the best at blocking and is mostly a catching and passing tight end. TJ is the best of both worlds and it could be huge for the Pack to add a blocking tight end.

13. DolphinsRashan Gary, DL, Michigan

This is a safe bet for the Dolphins as they need a quarterback but do not want to take one if he is not the best. That is why wait for a quarterback who can be a long term impact and pick up a DL who will be an impact for many years

14. FalconsByron Murphy, CB, Washington

Murphy joins a secondary that already features one former Washington cornerback in Desmond Trufant. The Falcons could also use some help up front on the interior of their line, but assuming Grady Jarrett doesn’t hold out, they can also afford to take a cornerback here.

15. RedskinsDK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

The Redskins fixed their quarterback problem by trading for Rosen. Time to get him some weapons. As it stands, their receiver room is very unreliable with Paul Richardson and Josh Doctson leading the way. After a great combine, Metcalf might have the highest ceiling of any receiver in the draft

16. PanthersClelin Ferrel, DE, Clemson

The Panthers lost Julius Peppers to retirement and Mario Addison, 31, is a free agent next year. They need to get better and younger on the edge. Ferrell had 21 sacks over his final two college seasons.

17. GiantsJonah Williams, OT, Alabama

First they grab a quarterback. Then they make sure that quarterback will be well protected when he’s ready to start. Williams should start immediately on one side with Nate Solder locked in on the other.

18. VikingsCody Ford, OL, Oklahoma

The Vikings desperately need to get better up front and Ford can play on the interior of their line and be a nasty lineman up front.

19. TitansDeandre Baker, CB, Georgia

The Titans’ secondary is crowded, but it could stand to get better. The Malcolm Butler deal appears to have backfired, though Butler could always right the ship in his second season with the Titans. Logan Ryan is a free agent next year. The point being, the Titans could use another corner in a league that often requires three cornerbacks to defend three receiver sets.

20. SteelersAndre Dillard, OT, Washington State

Cornerback and linebacker are both needs, but both linebackers went earlier and so did the top three cornerbacks. After trading away right tackle Marcus Gilbert, the Steelers could use a replacement.

21. PatriotsNoah Fant, TE, Iwoa

While Gronk is retiring, the Patriots will need to replace him. Noah Fant gifted pass catcher who can develop into a strong blocker

22. RavensMarquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

The Ravens’ top receiver at the moment is Willie Snead. That needs to change. Brown would immediately become their most explosive and dangerous play maker.

23. TexansGreg Little, OT, Ole Miss

The Texans nearly got Deshaun Watson killed last year. They have to take an offensive lineman in the first round.

24. RaidersBrian Burns, DE, Florida State

After losing Khalil Mack they need to replace there pass rushing game and adding Brian Burns along with Josh Allen would make their defense better.

25. EaglesJosh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

Josh Jacobs is a triple threat running back who can catch a ball out of the back field, block, and run up the middle and truck someone.

26. ColtsChristian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

The Colts need a WR but with two second-round picks, they can wait to grab a receiver. Here, they take a player who can immediately make an impact in the middle of their defense. Wilkins is coming off a 5.5 sack season that also included 14 tackles for a loss.

27. Raiders-Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Unless Derek Carr gets better, they are going to need a long term quarterback.

28. ChargersJerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

Despite re signing Brandon Mebane, the Chargers could stand to improve on the interior of their line and get younger seeing that Mebane is 34 years old. Jerry Tillery with Brandon Mebane, Melvin Ingram, and Joey Bosa would give Chargers the best defensive front in football.

29. ChiefsDexter Lawerence, DT, Clemson

The Chiefs could also use help on the inside of their line. Lawrence should bolster the Chiefs’ defense against the run, a major weakness last season, when they allowed 5.0 yards per carry.

30. PackersNasir Adderley, S, Delaware

He goes to a team that needs a new single high safety after trading Ha Ha Clinton-Dix last year. Newly signed safety Adrian Amos is a box safety, so the two players would fit well together.

31. RamsGarrett Bradbury, C, NC State

Jared Goff isn’t the kind of quarterback who can survive intense, constant pressure. The Rams need to make protecting him a priority so he can step into his throws.

32. SeahawksJustin Layne, CB, Michigan State

The Seahawks lost Justin Coleman, so they’re down a corner. Layne is a taller and lengthier Cornerback which the Seahawks seem to like.

 

 

 

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