Mar. 15, 2019
Post Combine 2 Round NFL Mock Draft
1. Arizona Cardinals: QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
- The Cardinals came out of combine weekend, linked with Murray. The Cards need the best quarterback they can get their hands on if they want to return to relevance. Murray is a bonafide playmaker that is excellent at making plays outside of the pocket. He is a perfect fit in new head coach Kliff Kingsbury's system where he can read the defense out of shotgun.
2. San Francisco 49ers: DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
- The 49ers should be jumping for joy if the Cards take Murray number one. Now they have the chance to draft the best player in the draft. Bosa will give them a valid rusher off the edge that lives in the backfield and should help hassle the quarterbacks of the NFC West.
3. New York Jets: DL Quinnen Williams, Alabama
- The Jets need to add talent on defense in order to compete in the stacked AFC East. Williams had a great combine and showed the speed and strength to be a force on the interior of the defensive line. He should be a starter from day one and provide pressure up the middle as well as bringing leadership to the defense. He should also allow the team to move on from the regressing Leonard Williams and give them a better building block to build the defense around.
4. Oakland Raiders: EDGE Josh Allen, Kentucky
- The Raiders need to add as much talent as possible in this draft. Here they can grab the second best player in the draft to finally give them a valid pass rusher. Allen will give this defense a fast and explosive player on the edge to give this defense a cornerstone that can take pressure off of the other levels of the defense. Allen is a complete package and will definitely fill the void left by Khalil Mack.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DL Rashan Gary, Michigan
- The Bucs need to build on defense to be able to compete in the NFC South. Adding Gary will give this defense a versatile lineman that can set the edge and provide pressure up the middle. He has all of the tools to play a strng side defensive end role and should be able to bump down on passing plays to add pressure up the middle if needed.
6. New York Giants: QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State
- The Giants need to add a quarterback of the future here. They have talent on both sides of the ball, but need a playmaker under center to take them to the next level. Adding Haskins will give this team a trio of young playmakers on offense in Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: WR D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss
- The Jaguars seem poised to grab Nick Foles, and need to add as much talent around him as possible. With this pick they can grab an athletic freak that exploded onto the scene at the combine. At 6'3" and 223 pounds, he ran a 4.33 forty. This means he has the size to win with strength and the speed to get separation deep. He will be the Weapon X that this offense needs to get back on track.
8. Detroit Lions: EDGE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
- Sweat dominated at the combine and showed that he has the athleticism to be a menace in the NFL. The Lions need a pass rusher to take pressure off of the secondary. Sweat will allow this defense to have a strong pass rush and attack the talented offenses of the NFC North.
9. Buffalo Bills: OT Jawaan Taylor, Florida
- The Bills have to protect their new franchise quarterback, Josh Allen. With this pick they can grab an athletic big that has the foot speed to stay at left tackle or can slide inside to guard. Either he fills a big need for this team and will help the running and passing games.
10. Denver Broncos: OT Jonah Williams, Alabama
- The Broncos need to add talent to this team so that they can drop a new quarterback in the next draft to an excellent supporting cast. With this pick they can grab a versatile offensive lineman with the skillset to excel in their new zone scheme. Williams is a technician that wins with his technique and should be able to slot in and start at right tackle for the Broncos.
11. Cincinnati Bengals: LB Devin White, LSU
- The Bengals need to continue rebuilding this defense if they want to turn the ship around. They can do this by grabbing an absolute menace at linebacker in Devin White. White flashed record setting speed and has shown the talent to lock down the middle of the field on all three downs. This pick should help to get this defense back on track and will help take the pressure off of the offense.
12. Green Bay Packers: EDGE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
- The Packers need to add a bite to their pass rush if they want to get back into the playoffs. They can do that here with Ferrell. Ferrell is a great athlete with the tools and bend to dominate the edge and harass quarterbacks in the pocket all day. Despite a lackluster performance in the agility drills at the combine, he should do just fine in dominating the edge in the NFC North.
13. Miami Dolphins: DL Ed Oliver, Houston
- The Dolphins have gotten old and stagnant on defense. They also don't seem to be willing to reach for a quarterback here. So instead the grab one of the best interior linemen in the draft to wreak havoc on opposing backfields. Oliver is one of the most talented interior linemen in this draft and has the skillset to live in the backfield and consistently blow up plays.
14. Atlanta Falcons: DE Brian Burns, Florida State
- The Falcon shave a stacked roster but fell victim to injuries on defense. Now they need to focus on adding to their pass rush in order to help shutdown the talented passers of the NFC South. Burns has the speed and bend to constantly make quarterbacks uncomfortable. At the combine he showed that he put on more muscle without slowing down as he weighed in at 249 pounds while running a 4.53 second forty.
15. Washington Redskins: QB Drew Lock, Mizzou
- The Redskins need to find their quarterback if they want to return to competing in the playoffs. Lock has all of the potential they could look for, but needs to be able to grow into an offense. This team has talent at wide receiver and tight end to help him through the growing pains and should be a good fit for his cannon arm. They also have an excellent offensive line when healthy, which should also help his development.
16. Carolina Panthers: OT Andre Dillard, Washington State
- With Cam Newton possibly set to miss the entire season, this team needs to focus on shoring up their offensive line. Dillard is a smooth tackle that has the athleticism to hold down the blind side for the next decade. This pick should help solidify the line and make this offense even more dangerous. this will only help to keep Newton healthy and to open more running lanes.
17. Cleveland Browns: CB Greedy Williams, LSU
- The Browns hit on their draft last year and now must continue to build. After nabbing Denzel Ward with their first pick, they must lock down the other side of the defense. Adding a lengthy and technically sound corner to the secondary is a great way to do just that. Williams comes in at 6'3" and has the ball skills to steal the show in the AFC North. This pick could take this defense to a new level next season.
18. Minnesota Vikings: OL Cody Ford, Oklahoma
- The Vikings have to get better in the trenches if they want to continue to be contenders. Here they can start with a dominant blocker that can play either guard or right tackle. Either way he is an improvement and should also help open holes for the running game. Ford is a road grader that clears gaping holes in the running game. With some solid coaching he should develop into a solid pass protector as well.
19. Tennessee Titans: TE Noah Fant, Iowa
- This offense needs to add playmakers around Marcus Mariota. They missed a key element of this offense after losing Delanie Walker. With this pick they can fill that void with the best tight end in this draft in Fant. Fant has the athleticism and hands to make plays at every level. He also has the size to move chains and should be a welcome safety blanket for Mariota.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB Deandre Baker, Georgia
- The Steelers need to get better in the secondary if they want to continue to be contendors. Too often last season, they got burned by opposing receivers. Baker fits the Steelers mold with his physicality and willingness to tackle. He should find early starter reps and look to make an impact.
21. Seattle Seahawks: DE Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech
- The Seahawks have to continue adding talent in the defensive line in order to continue matching up with the powerful offensive minds of the NFC West. With Frank Clark being franchised tagged they can add another talented edge rusher here. Ferguson is slim but has all of the physical traits to be a dominant edge rusher. With some bulk and good coaching he should be dominant on this defensive front.
22. Baltimore Ravens: LB Devin Bush, Michigan
- With CJ Mosely slated for free agency, this team needs to grab a leader in the middle of their defense. Bush has all of the athleticism to make Pro Bowls in the NFL but lacks ideal height. In the 3-4 defense of the Ravens though he should be able to make a huge difference as a blitzer and as a cover backer.
23. Houston Texans: OT Greg Little, Ole Miss
- This offseason the Texans have one main mission: Protect Deshaun Watson. Little has the size and strength to hold down the right tackle position, but also has shown the athleticism to play left tackole. Either way, the Texans get an upgrade up front and will be able to protect their franchis quarterback better.
24. Oakland Raiders (From CHI): LB Mack Wilson, Alabama
- The Raiders grabbed a quality interior lineman with their first pick, and now grab a stud to play in the middle of their defense. Wilson is different than the typical Alabama linebacker. He has the speed to cover and the ability to make plays all over the field. The Raiders have missed having a presence in the middle of their defense and can fill that hole here.
25. Philadelphia Eagles: WR Marquise Goodwin, Oklahoma
- With the top linemen off the board, the Eagles have to look at giving Carson Wentz as many playmakers as possible. With Golden Tate set to hit free agency, the Eagles could use a dynamic receiver to stretch defenses and make plays with the ball. He should be an excellent complement to the size of Alshon Jefferey and the Nelson Aguillar. This pick could easily be a linemen or corner as well.
26. Indianapolis Colts: CB Byron Murphy, Washington
- Darius Leonard exploded onto the scene as a star last year for the surprising Colts. Now the Colts must continue to bolster the secondary behind him. Byron Murphy has the body type to play the slot, but can also play outside if needed. He has all of the ball skills to start in this league, and could see a role similar to that of Chris Harris from the Broncos. This will allow him to start outside by move inside in three wide receiver sets.
27. Oakland Raiders (From DAL): WR A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
- The Raiders need to add playmakers on offense for David Carr. With this pick they can grab a solid receiver that has all of the traits to succeed for them. At 6'0" and 223 pounds, Brown played mostly in the slot; but he has the skillset to play outside and should be a very good target for Carr with his solid hands.
28. Los Angeles Chargers: DL Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
- The Chargers have a lot of talent and could easily draft an offensive lineman here. But with the middle of their defensive line aging, they look to grab an athletic interior rusher that can add some versatility to the defense. Simmons is a penetrater that blows plays up in the backfield. He should be a welcome addition to a surprising defense from last year.
29. Green Bay Packers (From NO): WR N'Keal Harry, Arizona State
- The Packers need to give Aaron Rodgers all of the tools he needs, if they want to make the playoffs again. With Randall Cobb set for free agency, they can grab a red zone threat here to take the pressure of of Davante Adams. Harry has the size and hands to gain Rodgers' trust and become a solid target for this offense.
30. Kansas City Chiefs: CB Trayvon Mullen, Clemson
- The Chiefs need to improve on defense in order to keep up with their explosive offense. Mullen proved on the biggest stage that he can shut down receivers. He has the size and skill set of a number one corner and should slot in perfectly opposite of Kendal Fuller.
31. Los Angeles Rams: S Taylor Rapp, Washington
- With Lamarcus Joiner heading to free agency, the Rams have to try and keep their defense playing at a high level. they can do that by adding a solid centerfielder at safety here. Rapp has the skills to be a great safety and should fit in nicely with a defense that will surround him with tons of talent.
32. New England Patriots: TE TJ Hockenson, Iowa
- The Patriots need to prepare for Gronk's retirement. They can do that here with Hockenson who has a very similar skill set. He is a willing blocker that also has the skills to be a playmaker as a receiver. He is a leader and should be a perfect fit in the Patriots locker.
1. Arizona Cardinals: OL Dalton Risner, Wisconsin
2. Indianapolis Colts (From NYJ): DL Dexter Lawrence, Clemson
3. Oakland Raiders: HB Josh Jacobs, Alabama
4. San Francisco 49ers: WR Parris Campbell, Oho State
5. New York Giants: OL Garrett Bradbury, NC State
6. Jacksonville Jaguars: TE Irv Smith Jr., Alabama
7. Tampa bay Buccaneers: S Deionte Thompson, Alabama
8. Buffalo Bills: DL Christian Wilkins, Clemson
9. Denver Broncos: QB Daniel Jones, Duke
10. Cincinnati Bengals: QB Will Grier, West Virginia
11. Detroit Lions: EDGE Jachai Polite, Florida
12. Green Bay Packers: OL Erik McCoy, Texas A&M
13. Atlanta Falcons: DL Dre'Mont Jones, Ohio State
14. Washington Redskins: S Jonathan Abram, Mississippi State
15. Carolina Panthers: DE D'Andre Walker, Georgia
16. Miami Dolphins: OT Tytus Howard, Alabama State
17. Cleveland Browns: WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
18. Minnesota Vikings: DL Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame
19. Tennessee Titans: WR Riley Ridley, Georgia
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: WR Mecole Hardman, Georgia
21. Indianapolis Colts: HB David Montgomery, Iowa State
22. Philadelphia Eagles: CB Julian Love, Notre Dame
23. Houston Texans (From SEA): OL Elgton Jenkins, Mississippi State
24. Houston Texans: CB Rock Ya-Sin, Temple
25. Dallas Cowboys: OL Chris Lindestrom, Boston College
26. New England (From CHI): CB Justin Layne, Michigan State
27. Philadelphia Eagles (From BAL): HB Devin Singletary, Florida Atlantic
28. New Orleans Saints: S Amani Hooker, Iowa
29. Los Angeles Chargers: OL Kaleb McGary, Washington
30. Kansas City Chiefs: S Nasir Adderley, Delaware
31. Kansas City Chiefs (From LAR): LB Tre Lamar, Clemson
32. New England Patriots: EDGE Christian Miller, Alabama