The NFL playoffs are right here, which means all however a dozen of the league’s 32 groups can flip their focus to the 2019 offseason. With that, we lastly have an official order for the primary 20 choices within the 2019 NFL Draft to assist us make higher mock picks.

The Cardinals are locked into No. 1 total after posting the worst document (3-13) in 2018. The Raiders know their first of three first-rounders, their authentic decide, might be No. 4.

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The Class of 2019 has high-quality depth early at edge-rusher and broad receiver. The quarterbacks aren’t perceived as being sturdy as an entire, however there are no less than 4 groups determined sufficient to take one.

Given what we all know now by way of workforce wants and prospect inventory, with loads extra adjustments to come back, right here’s how Sporting Information sees the primary spherical enjoying out.

NFL mock draft 2019

1. Arizona Cardinals

Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

The Cardinals have been pass-rushing workforce in 2018 with one-and-done coach Steve Wilks thanks to a different monster season from Chandler Jones. Arizona might fill loads of different positions however can’t go mistaken bookending Jones with Bosa, who has extra disruptive upside than older brother Joey.

2. San Francisco 49ers

Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

The 49ers haven’t gotten the specified outcomes but from 2017 third total decide Solomon Thomas, however they lastly noticed an explosion from 2016 seventh total decide DeForest Buckner. Though finish is extra urgent than sort out, it’s laborious to go on Williams as one other inside pass-rush pressure to flank Buckner, particularly given his huge body (6-4, 295 kilos) and Aaron Donald-like upside.

3. New York Jets

Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

The Jets additionally might use some edge pass-rush assist, however the theme of 2019 seems to be serving to Sam Darnold flip the nook from promising rookie QB to sensational sophomore passer. His weapons are higher than you suppose, and wideout is a attain right here, so as an alternative they offer him a easy go protector who is also sufficiently big (6-5, 301 kilos) to pave the best way within the operating sport.

4. Oakland Raiders

Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky

Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock would possibly sing a duet of “Return of the Mack” if Allen continues his trajectory as a doubtlessly dominant professional edge pass-rusher within the pre-draft course of. Allen is loaded with strikes to get to the quarterback and has the athleticism to assist in second-level protection.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Grasping Williams, CB, LSU

The Bucs whiffed in not taking a secondary game-changer in security Derwin James final season. They will’t afford to disregard the again finish once more this early to assist fight the large, quick receivers within the NFC South. Williams is an extended, lean cornerback (6-3, 184 kilos) who has uncommon velocity, quickness and agility for his dimension. He’s not probably the most bodily participant, however he’s basically sound in protection, and he makes use of his size effectively on the line to interrupt up routes.

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6. New York Giants

Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

With Justin Herbert staying at Oregon, Haskins, ought to he come out early as anticipated, could make a beeline to being the primary QB off the board to succeed Eli Manning. Haskins cemented his inventory late within the Buckeyes’ season, when he had some jaw-dropping video games together with his large arm and downfield accuracy. He has perfect dimension as a powerful pocket passer (6-3, 220 kilos) with the correct dose of athleticism.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars

Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

The Jaguars are a reliable, younger quarterback away from getting again on observe, given they’re nonetheless loaded defensively and have the ability of Leonard Fournette within the backfield. That’s a reasonably good state of affairs for the fearless Grier (6-2, 215 kilos), who’s the form of passer and character Jacksonville wants as the brand new face of its franchise.

8. Detroit Lions

Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

Ferrell is on the prime of the Tigers’ defensive position prospects as a result of his dimension (6-5, 260 kilos) offers him baseline as an outdoor run-stopper so as to add to his explosiveness as a pass-rusher. He’s the form of versatile participant out of whom Matt Patricia can get probably the most, and he additionally suits the Lions’ prime want.

9. Buffalo Payments

Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

The Payments might think about some broad receiver or offensive line assist right here for Josh Allen, however it might be laborious for Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott to go on Oliver if he’s nonetheless on the board. Venerable Kyle Williams retired, and 2018 free-agent pickup Star Lotulelei was an enormous bust in his first season with the workforce. Oliver has slipped behind Quinnen Williams together with his inside pop, however he’s nonetheless worthy of the highest 10.

10. Denver Broncos

Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

John Elway can’t attempt to plug his most vital place with Case Keenum or one other recycled backup-type possibility once more. He must dive right into a first-rounder with hopes for significantly better success than Paxton Lynch in 2016. Elway already has had scouting take a look at Lock, who has an enormous arm to go along with perfect dimension (6-4, 225 kilos). Lock additionally has the fearlessness and elusiveness NFL groups like in an aggressive, downfield passer.

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11. Cincinnati Bengals

Devin White, ILB, LSU

The Bengals have been a large number towards the run principally due to the accidents and ineffectiveness from their linebacker corps. They want an athlete who can cowl a ton of floor towards the run and likewise assist them with their weak intermediate protection. White is well the rangiest defender within the 2019 class.

12. Inexperienced Bay Packers

Jachai Well mannered, OLB, Florida

The Packers, ought to they maintain their base 3-Four underneath Mike Pettine with a brand new head coach, desperately want so as to add a particular edge pass-rusher. Though a bit undersized at 6-2, 242 kilos, Well mannered’s velocity and athleticism are off the charts as a freak who channels a few of former Gator Jevon Kearse.

13. Miami Dolphins

Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Jones made the correct name to go away the Blue Devils early after getting all the mandatory pro-style tutelage from David Cutcliffe, who additionally served as a mentor to Peyton and Eli Manning. Jones (6-5, 220 kilos) is wise, athletic and correct, and he’s very coachable to place all his abilities collectively. The Dolphins are about to maneuver on from Ryan Tannehill proper together with Adam Gase.

14. Atlanta Falcons

Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

The Falcons’ security and linebacker accidents have been solely a partial motive for his or her go protection woes in 2018. They struggled in downfield protection away from Desmond Trufant. Staying in state for Baker, he may give them the good, bodily, press protection presence they should higher deal with the likes of Mike Evans and Michael Thomas.

15. Washington Redskins

A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

The Redskins fielded one of many worst receiving corps within the NFL in 2018, which was additional marred by accidents to Paul Richardson and Jamison Crowder. Brown (6-1, 230 kilos) suits the profile as a No. 1 as a strong-handed, dependable route runner who is hard sufficient to make large performs after the catch, even in site visitors.

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16. Carolina Panthers

Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

The Panthers needs to be thrilled if Thompson falls to them, extra for the place he performs than his expertise. That they had a number of the worst security play within the NFL in 2018, principally in terrible protection of tight ends. Thompson (6-2, 196 kilos) is the rangy playmaker they should clear up towards the go, and he’s stable in run help, too.

17. Cleveland Browns

D.Ok. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

Whereas his school teammate (Brown) is the shorter, scrappier playmaker, Metcalf is the traditional size-speed prospect at 6-4, 230 kilos. That’s the form of outdoors No. 1 the Browns’ offense must push the ball higher each downfield and within the crimson zone with Baker Mayfield.

18. Minnesota Vikings

Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

The Vikings suffered from shaky go safety in 2018, which contributed to Kirk Cousins’ first season as their beginning quarterback ending with a thud. Little (6-5, 325 kilos) has the agility and athleticism to lock down the blind aspect.

19. Tennessee Titans

N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

The Titans noticed how particular Corey Davis might be of their passing sport, however they actually a second outdoors menace to stretch the sector. Harry (6-4, 216 kilos) would offer one other large matchup nightmare by way of the crimson zone.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers

Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

The Steelers have Joe Haden holding down one outdoors spot, however they might use one other easy, fluid cowl man. What Murphy offers up in dimension and press potential (5-11, 170 kilos) he makes up for in velocity, aggressiveness and ball-hawking abilities.

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21. Seattle Seahawks

Rashan Gary, DT, Michigan

The Seahawks have had nice returns from former Wolverine finish Frank Clark, and Jarran Reed has revved up the go rush inside. However regardless that they might use some offensive line assist, it’s laborious to go on the versatile Gary, who can channel a lot of former Seahawk Michael Bennett.

22. Baltimore Ravens

Montez Sweat, OLB, Mississippi State

Sweat’s dimension (6-6, 241 kilos) and relentless productiveness as an edge pass-rusher makes him the best successor to Terrell Suggs within the Ravens’ steadfast 3-Four scheme.

23. Houston Texans

David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin

Edwards is the standard high-level Badgers offensive line prospect as a result of he’s an amazing athlete for his dimension (6-7, 315) and can even push round defenders within the operating sport. He might begin at left or proper sort out instantly and be an enormous fast improve for Deshaun Watson’s edge go safety.

24. Oakland Raiders (from Bears)

Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

The Raiders is probably not in rolling into Vegas but in 2019, however they might use some “Hollywood” within the downfield passing sport. This can be a decide the late Al Davis would love, as Brown is the traditional speedy menace constructed to persistently make large performs earlier than and after the catch.

25. Philadelphia Eagles

Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

The Eagles must rebuild their defensive position, and getting Simmons to flank fellow former Bulldog Fletcher Cox inside could be begin. Simmons (6-3, 301 kilos) has nice quickness with which to disrupt performs within the backfield.

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26. Indianapolis Colts

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

The Colts can return to the Cardinal to get Andrew Luck a gradual, outdoors goal to enhance the big-play potential of go-to broad receiver T.Y. Hilton. Arcega-Whiteside (6-3, 225 kilos) can each stretch the sector as a deep menace and struggle to win battles within the crimson zone.

27. Los Angeles Chargers

Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama

Davis (6-7, 306 kilos) gives a pleasant mix of energy and athleticism, balancing out his spectacular body with a fast, compact push. His wingspan is engaging, as he can add some inside pass-rush pop to enhance what Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram do off the sting.

28. Oakland Raiders (from Cowboys)

Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

Thornhill has the nice dimension (6-0, 210 kilos), smarts and protection abilities the Raiders might use on the place. He cleans up effectively towards the run, and what he lacks by way of top-end athleticism, he compensates for together with his self-discipline and data of a number of schemes and positions.

29. New England Patriots

Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State

The Patriots tried to make issues work with Josh Gordon as their speedy, fast outdoors No. 1. They will discover a sturdy substitute right here in Harmon (6-3, 214 kilos), who is also a savvy route-runner and blocker to fulfill New England’s excessive requirements of versatility and execution.

30. Los Angeles Rams

Brian Burns, OLB, Florida State

The Rams want a dynamic edge pass-rusher so as to add punch to Wade Phillips’ entrance seven given their restricted returns from midseason acquisition Dante Fowler Jr. Donald had half of their 41 sacks, and their outdoors linebackers supplied little manufacturing. Burns can change that; he’s coming off 15.5 sacks in his remaining Seminoles season.

31. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

Montgomery (5-11, 216 kilos) has steadily emerged as a powerful, all-around characteristic again prospect; he finishes runs sturdy and has proven some good fingers and wiggle as a receiver. His school coach Matt Campbell has even likened Montgomery on the sector to the again the Chiefs want to switch, Kareem Hunt.

32. Inexperienced Bay Packers (from Saints)

Zach Allen, DE, Boston Faculty

As soon as the Packers seize an edge-rusher at outdoors linebacker, they’ll go after Allen (6-5, 280 kilos), who would match as a five-technique finish underneath Pettine. He’s an enormous, good, sturdy, high-effort participant who excels at stopping the run, and he has room to develop as a pass-rusher.

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