February 4th, 2019 NFL Mock Draft Print E-mail
Written by Denis Krusos   
Monday, 04 February 2019 07:41

1) Arizona Cardinals (3-13): DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama- Arizona is terrible at stopping the run. Williams will help shore up the team’s run defense and can also rush the quarterback.  Williams isn’t as good as Aaron Donald, but he projects to be a very disruptive interior force.


2) San Francisco 49ers (4-12): DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State- The 49ers are still in need of a terrific pass rushing defensive end.  Solomon Thomas has not produced yet and may be best at tackle.  Bosa is explosive and plays with terrific technique.


3) New York Jets (4-12): OLB Josh Allen, Kentucky- Gang Green’s biggest need on defense is a quality edge rusher.  Allen’s first step and length make him a productive pass rusher.  He also can drop into coverage and cover backs and tight ends. 


4) Oakland Raiders (4-12): DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson- Oakland had a paltry 13 sacks last year! Khalil Mack was traded and the Raiders are in dire need of an edge pass rusher. Ferrell was a productive pass rusher in college and is not a one-trick pony.  The former Clemson star defends the run well too.


5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11): CB Greedy Williams, LSU- The Bucs are a mess on defense and especially versus the pass.  Williams comes from DB U and should upgrade Tampa Bay’s secondary.


6) New York Giants (5-11): QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State- Big Blue can dream of a big three (Haskins, Barkley and Beckham) on offense that is young and talented.


7) Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11): DT Ed Oliver, Houston- Oliver is too good for the Jags to pass up. Plus, they have age on their defensive line (Calais Campbell is 33).


8) Detroit Lions (6-10): DE Rashan Gary, Michigan- Ziggy Ansah is a free agent and is past his prime. Gary is a great athlete who could be an impact player.


9) Buffalo Bills (6-10): OT Jonah Williams, Alabama- Josh Allen was running for his life far too often in 2018. Williams has good balance and foot quickness to stay in front of pass rushers. 


10) Denver Broncos (6-10): QB Drew Lock, Missouri- Case Keenum is a stop-gap veteran and Denver still very much needs a young quarterback to be the answer for years to come.  Lock is tough and physically gifted.  He can sit for a year and be ready to take over in 2020.


11) Cincinnati Bengals (6-10): LB Devin White, LSU- Cincinnati needs to start over at linebacker.  White would be a great start.  The former LSU star defends the run, can cover and blitz. He is a 3-down defender with the skill-set demanded of today’s top linebackers.


12) Green Bay Packers (6-9-1): DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State- The Pack addressed their secondary last draft and now need to add a productive pass rusher.  Sweat was very productive in college and his non-stop motor bodes well for his chances in the NFL.


13) Miami Dolphins (7-9): QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma- Murray has everything you need to star at quarterback except size.  Fortunately, he plays in an era where protecting the quarterback is a very high priority.  Russell Wilson has proven that a quarterback can be under 5’11” and excel.  You need a great arm with quick feet and Murray has both. It also helps to have touch when throwing deep.  Murray has that too.  Miami needs an impact player at quarterback to break out of years of mediocrity.


14) Atlanta Falcons (7-9): DT Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State- Atlanta has to keep beefing up their defense to return to the post-season.  Simmons does it all at defensive tackle and would be a welcome addition.


15) Washington Redskins (7-9): QB Daniel Jones, Duke- Alex Smith’s career is likely over.  The cerebral Jones goes through his progressions well.


16) Carolina Panthers (7-9): OT Greg Little, Mississippi- Cam Newton is coming off of shoulder surgery and has to be protected better.


17) Cleveland Browns (7-8-1): WR D.K. Metcalf, Mississippi- Josh Gordon did not work out and Metcalf can be the big and fast receiver to team with Baker Mayfield.


18) Minnesota Vikings (8-7-1): OG Cody Ford, Oklahoma- The Vikings were one of the more disappointing teams in the NFL in 2018.  An offensive line that sprung a leak was a big reason why.  Ford will help Minnesota’s run game and keep Kirk Cousins clean.


19) Tennessee Titans (9-7): WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma- Marcus Mariota needs a playmaker that can turn a short pass into a big play.  Brown is electric and can add juice to Tennessee’s passing attack.


20) Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6-1): CB DeAndre Baker, Georgia- Pittsburgh has to improve their cornerback play. Joe Haden is at the end of his career. Baker is talented and could be a young Joe Haden.


21) Seattle Seahawks (10-6): DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson- The Seahawks will trade down in the first round to recoup some picks.  Seattle gave up 4.9 yards per carry in 2018.  They could not stop Ezekiel Elliott in the playoffs.  Pete Carroll knows defense and it starts with stopping the run.  Lawrence is a cement truck in the middle of your defensive line.  He also can collapse the pocket in passing situations.


22) Baltimore Ravens (10-6): S Deionte Thompson. Alabama- Eric Weddle is late in his career.  Ozzie Newsome is no longer the GM of the Ravens, but he would approve of a rangy safety from Alabama.


23) Houston Texans (11-5): OT Jawaan Taylor, Florida- Deshaun Watson is too important to continue to be sacked so often.  Taylor has the quick feet necessary to block good pass rushers coming off of the edge.


24) Oakland Raiders (4-12, via Bears): CB Byron Murphy, Washington- Mike Mayock is big on cornerbacks that can flip their hips.  Murphy is extremely fluid and flips his hips with the best of them.


25) Philadelphia Eagles (9-7): DT Christian Wilkens, Clemson- Philadelphia has a lot of age and injury concerns along their defensive line.  Chris Long, Haloti Ngata, Michael Bennett, Brandon Graham and Tim Jernigan all have seen better days.  Wilkens has good quickness and size that enables him to penetrate backfields.


26) Indianapolis Colts (10-6): WR N’ Keal Harry, Arizona State- Andrew Luck gets a big receiver to complement speed-burner, T.Y. Hilton.


27) Oakland Raiders (4-12, via Dallas): WR A.J. Brown, Mississippi- Brown has excellent size, hands and is physical.  Mike Mayock will like his toughness and that he’s a willing blocker.  Derek Carr gets some much-needed wide receiver help.


28) Los Angeles Chargers (12-4): DT Dre’ Mont Jones, Ohio State- New England exposed the interior of LA’s defensive line.  The Chargers need to get younger and better at defensive tackle.


29) Kansas City Chiefs (12-4): CB Amani Oruwariye, Penn State- KC has the offense, but need to improve on defense to finally get to the Super Bowl.  Oruwariye has a good combination of size, speed, balance and ball skills to be a quality press cornerback in the pros.


30) Green Bay Packers (6-9-1, via New Orleans Saints): TE T.J. Hockenson, Iowa- Jimmy Graham is a shell of himself.  Hockenson blocks and catches well.  The former Iowa standout should fit in well in Green Bay.


31) Los Angeles Rams (13-3): OT Andre Dillard, Washington State- Andrew Whitworth is 37 and has had a long career.  Dillard could be LA’s left tackle of the future giving him some time to add size and power.


32) New England Patriots (11-5): DE Brian Burns, Florida State- New England does not have a big pass rush. Burns would bring speed and quickness to the Pats’ front seven.



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