2019 Mock Draft (1.0) by James Fedewa

 

3/9/2019 – by James Fedewa @jamfed www.NationalFanatic.com

Why am I not that motivated about this years NFL Draft? For the last 26 years, I have been nothing less than an NFL crazed draft fanatic, but I guess this season has started a little late for me.  Motivational inspirations are not what they once were since the demise of the San Diego football region. San Diego is a part of the whole NFL but L.A. move was not the solution.   **So the Manny Machado thing might have swayed and changed inspirations a bit (for me). But, Chargers fans knew their fate years before the actual move…

Regardless to say, here is my first mock draft (1.0), which is NOT a masterpiece at all. I have already made four other NEW versions, so let’s call this mock drat a “pre-AB” (Antonio Brown destination).  And I will also denote that I do not think Kyler Murray is a top tier NFL specimen.  Sure, maybe a late first rounder, but not top half…  (FTR: I had Josh Rosen as the #1 overall QB in 2018 – so the Cardinals are blind with this outcome):

 

Pick Round 1 Player Notes
1 ARIZONA Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma Better prospect than Patrick Mahomes (in college), with Russell Wilson comparisons.  Current NFL “HYPE” has Murray #1 overall, so I will buy in (for a little bit). In my opinion, he should go in the twenties. Size Matters. Josh Rosen gets traded for a 2nd and 4th round pick to NYG.
2 SAN FRANCISCO Josh Allen, EDGE Josh Allen is a true edge rusher and I like him better than Bosa. SF needs a true edge rusher more than anything. S.Thomas is a 3 tech DT and Armstead and Buckner are really 5 tech DE’s. 4th year in a row, SF drafts D-Lineman in the 1st round.
3 NEW YORK JETS Nick Bosa, Edge,  Ohio State Nick Bosa looked a little stiff at the combine and I think his name gives him some false juice. Brother Joey Boas looked like a better prospect coming out of college, but both go #3 overall. NYJ has not had a quality edge rusher since Calvin Pace (10 sacks in 2013)
4 OAKLAND Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama IMO: Best player in the draft and can easily go #1 to Arizona (and should).
5 TAMPA BAY Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State Height / Weight / Speed guy with tremendous speed and upside for a edge guy.  What ever happened with Noah Spence?
6 NEW YORK GIANTS Rashan Gary, Edge, Michigan Gary has versatility and can play inside or outside.  Plus, O. Vernon was just traded, so pass rushers needed. I think NYG trades for Arizona’s QB Josh Rosen, so they do not draft a QB here (probably a 2nd round pick).
7 JACKSONVILLE Dwayne Haskins, QB Ohio State If Nick Foles does sign with JAX, it will not be a long-term gig. The Jags better have a backup plan.
8 DETROIT Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson  Ziggy Ansah replacement. Ferrell has a great JUMP off the ball.
9 BUFFALO D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss  Who needs Antonio Brown when you have D.K?
10 DENVER Drew Lock, QB, Missouri  Elway tries again
11 CINCINNATI Devin White, ILB, Georgia  I do not like ILB’s in the first round, unless you run a 4.4 forty
12 GREEN BAY Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State  Packers get a pass rush specialist, and a good fit for a 3-4 OLB. His stock is rising fast with a very impressive combine.
13 MIAMI Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson No QB worth taking here at #13, but Duke QB Daniel Jones might be worth the gamble here.  Wilkins is just too good to pass up.
14 ATLANTA Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama  Gan play OG or OT. Very versatile
15 WASHINGTON T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa Duel threat tight end (premier blocker and great receiving)
16 CAROLINA Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State  Can play right tackle for a season, then could steal the left tackle job in a year
17 CLEVELAND Greedy Williams, CB, LSU Finding another WR could be nice, but finding another quality DB could improve this team even more.   Look for OL and WR a little later.
18 MINNESOTA Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida OL line depth and improvement is the most pressing need
19 TENNESSEE Noah Fant, TE, Iowa  Getting younger and faster at the Tight End position is a need. D.Walker can’t play forever.
20 PITTSBURGH Byron Murphy, CB, Washington  Zone CB = Check! Upgrade over Burns = CHECK!
21 SEATTLE Ed Oliver, DL, Houston Oliver slides a little, only because of his height.
22 BALTIMORE N’Keal Harry WR Arizona State The offence needs a big WR, even though this is a running team. He’s a WR1.  Every year, the Ravens need WR and they bring in free agents and draft them, but they rarely stick.
23 HOUSTON Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma Offensive line upgrades are a must.  Keep Watson upright.
24 OAKLAND (via Chicago) Marquise Brown, WR, OKLAHOMA Hollywood Brown’s injury might be a concern, but if healthy, he can get drafted sooner.  Raiders can make this gamble for this playmaker.
25 PHILADELPHIA Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia  WR could be a target here, but Philly needs some upgrades at CB.
26 INDIANAPOLIS Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State  Strong safety could be a good fit here, maybe even a RB or WR.
27 OAKLAND (via Dallas) Jaylon Ferguson, Edge, LOUISIANA TECH Ferguson has some baggage, but if Bosa and Josh Allen are gone with #2 and #3, Raiders can find their edge guy here. Ferguson is a sack artist
28 LOS ANGELES CHARGERS Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson If the Charges are going to run a 7 DB package, they better draft some beef up front.  Three DT’s could be gone: Liuget, Philon and Mebane are all free agents
29 KANSAS CITY Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State  SS Eric Berry is consistently hurt and KC needs to groom his replacement
30 GREEN BAY (via New Orleans) Mack Wilson, ILB, Alabama  Day one starter at ILB – yes both of the Packers 1st round picks are on defense.
31 LOS ANGELES RAMS Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State  Interior O-line needs help now
32 NEW ENGLAND Daniel Jones, QB, Duke  Tom Brady’s replacement (Finally)

 

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Posted on March 9, 2019, in NFL. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Ugh, not thrilled with Williams @17. Would prefer a DT

  2. Ed Oliver or Dexter Lawrence would be available. I do like Oliver, but he’s a little undersized 3-Tech (currently occupied by Larry Ogunjobi). Lawrence is a zero technique and could actually slide out of the first round. Not many zero tech DT’s go in the 1st round. I think Greedy Williams would compliment the whole Cleveland secondary.

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