The 2018 faculty soccer common season is full, and a flood of underclassmen are saying their choices to go professional subsequent 12 months. That makes now a good time for an additional 2019 NFL mock draft, simply in time for the bowl and vacation season.
The groups that decide within the prime 20 are up to date based mostly on present data and tiebreakers. The ultimate dozen picks are reflective of present playoff-positioned groups and a projected playoff order of end. The Raiders nonetheless have three picks, and for now, the Packers are the one group with two picks.
The Bears and Cowboys primarily made their first-round picks early within the type of trades for Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, respecitvely. The Saints gave up theirs to go up and get Marcus Davenport in final 12 months’s draft.
Earlier than the pre-draft course of revs up with the postseason all-star video games, listed below are some viable early targets for the 29 different groups.
NFL mock draft 2019
1. San Francisco 49ers
Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
The 49ers will earn the highest decide if the standings maintain, and there must be no hesitation to reap the benefits of their misplaced, injury-riddled season and add the disruptive edge rusher they should pair with Solomon Thomas. Nick is perhaps higher than Joey total and must be absolutely wholesome for the draft course of.
2. Oakland Raiders
Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
Williams has loved a meteoric rise by dominating for the Crimson Tide all season. He blows up a ton of performs within the backfield and is an elite inside pass-rushing prospect. He has some Aaron Donald potential with a large body (6-4, 295 kilos).
3. New York Jets
Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
The Jets want extra receivers for Sam Darnold, however first comes improved move safety, and that strains up with the worth at this spot. Williams (6-5, 301 kilos) not solely is clean in maintaining rushers at bay and his QB clear, however he additionally is a big asset for the operating sport New York wants.
4. Arizona Cardinals
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Oliver is perhaps dropping behind Quinnen Williams as probably the most desired inside power within the Class of 2019, however it’s not by a lot. He can disrupt nearly the whole lot at 6-3, 292 kilos. His quickness and go off the snap stands out as a front-changing expertise.
5. New York Giants
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Haskins was not a candidate for early entry till late within the Buckeyes’ season, when he had some jaw-dropping video games together with his huge arm and downfield accuracy. He has supreme measurement as a powerful pocket passer (6-3, 220 kilos) with the best dose of athleticism. Though his NFL-tied head coach in ready Ryan Day will attempt to get him to remain, the irony is Day has ready Haskins effectively to go professional now and instantly pose probably the most attraction in an enigmatic QB class.
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6. 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 facility of Leonard Fournette within the backfield. That’s a fairly good scenario for the fearless Grier (6-2, 215 kilos) who’s the sort of passer and persona Jacksonville wants as the brand new face of its franchise.
7. Buffalo Payments
A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
Buffalo is cleansing up huge receiver and is giving kids Zay Jones and Robert Foster extra of an opportunity to shine, however it nonetheless wants loads extra dynamic playmakers to utilize Josh Allen’s thrilling, aggressive downfield throwing. Brown (6-1, 230 kilos) suits the profile to enrich Jones and the deep menace of Foster as a strong-handed, dependable route runner who is hard sufficient to make huge performs after the catch, even in visitors.
8. Detroit Lions
Grasping Williams, CB, LSU
Williams is an extended, lean cornerback (6-3, 184 kilos) who has uncommon velocity, quickness and agility for his measurement. 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. The NFC North is loaded with huge, gifted receivers, so the Lions desperately want such a nook to pair with Darius Slay.
9. Atlanta Falcons
Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
The Falcons have hit this place of late and Clemson of late (Vic Beasley), however they go the very best participant obtainable route right here, as a group can’t have sufficient edge pass-rushers within the NFC South towards Drew Brees, Cam Newton and (perhaps, in all probability) Jameis Winston. Whereas Ferrell must get somewhat stronger and stouter towards the run to see common snaps, he can first have an effect as an explosive situational sack artist.
10. Inexperienced Bay Packers
Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky
Final 12 months, it was the imposing athlete at quarterback who went within the first spherical with this identify. Now it’s time for a monster, 3-Four exterior linebacker to even issues out on the move protection facet. Not solely does Allen possess a range strikes off the sting, however he’s additionally versatile sufficient athletically to excel as a canopy man when wanted.
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11. Cleveland Browns
N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
The Browns may go in lots of instructions right here, as they all of a sudden have quite a bit fewer holes on either side of the ball, however it’s onerous to disregard the prospect to present Baker Mayfield one other playmaker. Antonio Callaway, David Njoku, Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins have had their moments, however Harry would offer the lacking ingredient of a giant (6-4, 216 kilos) matchup nightmare by means of the crimson zone. He may assist give Cleveland a top-five offense.
12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia
The Bucs ought to have their eyes on both Grasping Williams or Baker, assuming they keep proper round this decide. Their secondary has been torched this season, and accidents even have been a significant concern. Baker may give them the sensible, bodily, urgent protection presence they should higher deal with the likes of Julio Jones and Michael Thomas.
13. Cincinnati Bengals
Devin White, ILB, LSU
The Bengals have been a multitude towards the run largely 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.
14. Miami Dolphins
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
Herbert has immense bodily and athletic instruments, very like Carson Wentz and Josh Allen. However he’s a bit uncooked, and there are considerations about constant supply together with his arm energy. At 6-6, 233 kilos, he has to resolve quickly if he is able to go professional as a surefire first-rounder in 2019 or if he wants somewhat extra faculty seasoning.
15. Indianapolis Colts
D.Okay. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
Whereas his faculty teammate (Brown) is the shorter, scrappier playmaker, Metcalf is the basic size-speed prospect at 6-4, 230 kilos. The Colts want assist at wideout past diminutive dasher T.Y. Hilton to spice up Andrew Luck, and Metcalf ultimately can function as the group’s true exterior No. 1 as Hilton enters his age-30 season in 2019.
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16. Carolina Panthers
Zach Allen, DE, Boston School
The Panthers discovered success going to BC early within the draft six years in the past once they landed all-everything linebacker Luke Kuechly. This time, they may use some pass-rushing assist in the type of one other well-rounded, relentless participant with a historical past of constant manufacturing.
17. Philadelphia Eagles
Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
Left deal with Jason Peters has yet one more 12 months left on his deal, however at 36 and with a number of extra accidents in 2018, there have been indicators of his carrying down. Risner (6-5, 300 kilos) isn’t the dominant athlete Peters has been, however he can get the job performed sealing the sting with energy, leverage and approach. He is also a bodily nasty asset for the operating sport.
18. Washington Redskins
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
The Redskins now not can contemplate something apart from a long-term substitute for Alex Smith now that the QB’s enjoying future is in critical doubt after his main leg harm. Lock received’t final this lengthy ought to each Haskins and Herbert keep in faculty. He has the arm to go together with supreme measurement (6-4, 225 kilos), together with the fearlessness and elusiveness NFL groups like in an aggressive, downfield passer.
19. Tennessee Titans
Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State
Corey Davis is beginning to look the a part of a well-rounded No. 1 for Marcus Mariota, however the Titans are nonetheless brief on different dependable playmakers within the passing sport. Harmon has most of the similar all-around attributes Davis has, with perhaps somewhat extra velocity and quickness.
20. Denver Broncos
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
The Broncos like what they see out of Courtland Sutton, however with Emmanuel Sanders now coping with an Achilles harm going into his age-32 season and after the Demaryius Thomas commerce, they want one other dynamic, exterior participant for Case Keenum. Arcega-Whiteside (6-3, 225 kilos) can each stretch the sector as a deep menace and combat to win battles within the crimson zone.
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21. Minnesota Vikings
Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
The Vikings with Mike Zimmer can by no means cease including forces to their entrance seven. Bosa has gotten extra of the highlight at Ohio State, however Jones has nice inside pass-rush expertise, and even confirmed off his big-man athleticism with a pick-six towards TCU. He could be a pure substitute for Sheldon Richardson, who was signed for just one season.
22. Baltimore Ravens
Jachai Well mannered, EDGE, Florida
The Ravens want to search out their true successor to Terrell Suggs. Well mannered stands out as that man to focus on at this half in the draft. At 6-2, 242 kilos, he’s not as huge as Suggs, however his velocity and athleticism are off the charts as a sudden pass-rushing freak who channels a few of former Gator Jevon Kearse.
23. Pittsburgh Steelers
Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
The Steelers have Joe Haden holding down one exterior spot and Mike Hilton balling within the slot, however they may use one other clean, fluid cowl man exterior. What Murphy offers up in measurement and press potential (5-11, 170 kilos) he makes up for in velocity, aggressiveness and ball-hawking expertise.
24. Seattle Seahawks
Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
The Seahawks have helped their line by going to a run-heavy strategy that always encompasses a third deal with. Now it is time to handle the sting in the best manner. Little (6-5, 325 kilos) has the agility and athleticism to enhance Russell Wilson’s blindside move safety.
25. Oakland Raiders (from Cowboys)
Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
The Raiders go to ‘Bama once more, this time to handle the opening within the again finish of their protection for Paul Guenther. Thompson (6-2, 196 kilos) is the rangy playmaker they should clear up towards the move, and he’s stable in run assist, too.
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26. Los Angeles Chargers
Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
Tillery has been a beast working as three-technique at 6-7, 305 kilos. He has matured effectively together with his play and temperament to unleash his pass-rush expertise. With Corey Liuget hurting and Brandon Mebane growing old, the Chargers may use disruptive assist inside.
27. Oakland Raiders (from Bears)
Mack Wilson, ILB, Alabama
Sure, on this mock, the Silver and Again go three-for-three with Crimson Tide gamers to handle each degree of their protection. With LSU’s White off the board, Wilson (6-2, 236 kilos) is the subsequent greatest prospect on the place. He has extra of C.J. Mosley and Dont’a Hightower in him than Rolando McClain, Reggie Ragland and Reuben Foster in him, on and off the sector.
28. Houston Texans
Kris Boyd, CB, Texas
The Texans keep in-state with Boyd (6-0, 200 kilos), a scrappy, ball-skilled nook with good combat and approach. He makes up for his measurement limitations with quickness and toughness, constructed to win battles exterior towards No. 2-type huge receivers.
29. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs
Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
The Chiefs launched Kareem Hunt, and each Spencer Ware and Damien Wiliams are headed to free company. They may discover free-agent choices for a substitute, however in addition they may wait to take Harris, a robust again who can complement Patrick Mahomes at first and has potential to develop into an asset within the passing sport, too.
30. Los Angeles Rams
Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State
The Rams rely on Donald disrupting the whole lot up entrance to generate a move rush, however they want an impression, second-level edge participant for Wade Phillips. Burns (6-5, 235 kilos) makes use of his size, agility and savvy to get after quarterbacks, and Phillips may also help elevate the extent of his explosiveness.
31. New England Patriots
Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Wilkins is a flexible, disruptive lineman from a pedigreed championship program. That feels like a participant who ought to beeline from Dabo Swinney to Invoice Belichick. This additionally fills a Patriots want up entrance.
32. Inexperienced Bay Packers (from Saints)
Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami (Fla.)
Johnson is not the largest security prospect (5-10, 190 kilos), however he performs prefer it together with his physicality and linebacker-like tackling in run assist. He is also displaying he’s now not a legal responsibility in protection, making quite a lot of performs there, too. He could be the entire substitute for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.