The NFL Draft is here and you’ve been meaning to consume content. The guys at work are all over you because you thought Nick Bosa already played for the Chargers.
And you need a last minute NFL mock draft to get up to speed. But there is a lot of crap out there.
Any “draftnik” with internet access can pump out a mock draft and defend his positions. Who can we blame for this? Who is credited with inventing the actual concept and pumping it into an unsuspecting public?
I googled “when invented the nfl mock draft” and Wikipedia credits Mel Kiper. And adds, “Internet mock drafts typically rank many dozens of players per position with immense, ‘fetishistic’ detail for each prospect.”
We don’t care about your fetishes and won’t dare judge you.
Take a look at our NFL mock draft for the first round of 2019.
1) Arizona Cardinals- Nick Bosa DE
There is speculation that new head coach Kliff Kingsbury is going to take Kyler Murray at one. News flash: he’s not. The Cards will go defense with the first pick, and take Nick Bosa because there is no reason to jump ship on Josh Rosen. Get that guy some talent, and all will be great in the desert. Disregard all other NFL mock drafts that have Murray in this spot.
2) San Francisco 49ers- Josh Allen DE
3) New York Jets- Quinnen Williams DT
The Jets have no massive offensive need in this draft. They’re job is to build that incredibly tough, young, defense. New York will take defensive tackle Quinnen Williams out of Alabama to sure up that d-line for years to come.
4) Oakland Raiders- Kyler Murray QB
Oh Jon Gruden, you mastermind. After the Cardinals WISELY pass on Murray, there is no way he gets past Oakland at four. Gruden and his quarterback Derek Carr have a failing relationship. The Raiders will take Murray because Jon Gruden wants the black and silver to be “his team.”
5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Devin White LB
This is a “draft for need” move. Tampa is another team looking to sure up its defense, and a linebacker will do the trick. Devin White is the best true linebacker on the board, and will fit well in Todd Bowel’s new defensive scheme.
6) New York Giants- Ed Oliver DE
Pump this pick into my veins. The Giants aren’t taking Eli’s predecessor, they’re taking defense. GM Dave Gettleman keeps saying they’re going to draft the best player available. Ed Oliver is the guy the Giants need on the edge after losing Olivier Vernon. He will pair well with BJ Hill, and make that Giants defense very solid.
7) Jacksonville Jaguars- Rashaan Gary DE
The Jags have a weird spot in the draft this year. They have a great defense, but great can always be better. Once the Giants pass on Gary, the Jags will hop all over him. I think Gary is a bust, so what better place to land than Jacksonville.
8) Detroit Lions- Clelin Ferrell DE
The fifth edge rusher taken off the board goes to Detroit. Matt Patricia loves his defense, and will look to solidify it with the Clemson product. He’s a championship caliber player, and will fit nicely into Patricia’s defensive scheme.
9) Buffalo Bills- Jawaan Taylor OT
Gotta protect Josh Allen, and Jawaan Taylor is the best offensive lineman in the draft. It’s not a glamorous pick, but protecting the franchise guy is the most important thing. Get that line all set for the future.
10) Denver Broncos- Drew Locke QB
The Broncos just got Joe Flacco, but it won’t be enough for John Elway. There’s a ton of upside with Drew Locke, and he fits the Elway mold. He has a strong arm, he’s pretty mobile and he’s blue collar. Everything Elway likes. Get ready for a QB battle in the Mile High City.
11) Cincinnati Bengals- Dwayne Haskins QB
Sweet home Ohio. The Bengals didn’t extend Andy Dalton this off season, and it leads me to believe they’re looking to draft a quarterback this year. Haskins’s draft stock has plummeted since the combine, and the Giants passing on him makes him fall out of the top 10. He’s an Ohio State guy, and will look to turn the tide in Cincinnati.
12) Green Bay Packers- TJ Hockson TE
Green Bay keeps losing targets, and they’re adding a massive rushing attack, so why not add a dynamic tight end? Hockson is a threat in the passing game, and is pegged a sure-handed blocker. It’ll be a quick pick for the Pack, and it’ll get that offense a shiny new weapon.
13) Miami Dolphins- Daniel Jones QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick just got a contract from Miami, but they need a franchise guy. Dan Jones from Duke is that QB, and Miami would be nuts not to take him. There are bigger needs for the ‘Phins, but I think Jones fits their mold well.
14) Atlanta Falcons- Christian Wilkins DT
The Falcons have made a living with dominant defensive lines, and Wilkins will add to it. Wilkins was a dominant in his time at Clemson. He held down the middle of a stalwart defensive line for a championship teams. He also just adds a ton of fun to a team than needs a change of pace.
15) Washington Redskins- Brian Burns DE
Quite frankly, the Washington Redskins need a lot. Brian Burns had a successful college career, and will help beef up a very scarce Washington defense. I wouldn’t be shocked if the Redskins try to trade into the top 10.
16) Carolina Panthers- Jonah Williams G
The Panthers have all of the makings of a playoff team, but they have some holes in the offensive line. Jonah Williams is a solid guard that will beef up the middle of that line, and give Cam more time to stay in the pocket. He will also aid Christian McCaffery in the run game.
17) New York Giants- Montez Sweat DE
Again, Eli Manning‘s heir isn’t in this draft… Well if he was, he’s gone. After picking Ed Oliver at six, the Giants will look to add his counterpart at 17. Sweat has all of the makings of an NFL star, and putting him opposite of Ed Oliver will be killer in the Giants defense.
18) Minnesota Vikings- Andre Dillard OT
This pick is about three things: protection, protection… and oh yeah, protection. The Vikings need to build around their strong backfield, and Dillard is a great blocker in the run game. If Dalvin Cook stays healthy for the whole season, he can stick behind Dillard and have a great season.
19) Tennessee Titans- DK Metcalf WR
This is one of the bolder takes in this mock. The Titans have a lot going for them, but a dynamic wide receiver would be awesome. Metcalf isn’t the best receiver in the draft, but he has a ton of upside. Marcus Mariota needs an outside threat, so I like Metcalf here.
20) Pittsburgh Steelers- Greedy Williams CB
The Steelers are having trouble staying together… much like Al Green and whoever he wrote that song about. They’ll look to add some defensive depth, and a really dynamic athlete. Greedy Williams is a stud, and will fit so well with the Steelers.
21) Seattle Seahawks- Dexter Lawrence DT/DE
The Seahawks ditched Frank Clark, so they will look to add a pass rusher in the first round. Lawrence is another one of those defensive freaks from Clemson, and Pete Carroll can really make the most of his talents. Lawrence will make a huge impact in year one for the Seahawks.
22) Baltimore Ravens- Marquise Brown WR
It’s time for Hollywood in Baltimore. The Ravens are looking to give Lamar Jackson some options, and what better than this Oklahoma stud. Brown is a great athlete, and lit up the combine. Pairing him with Lamar Jackson and that offense will be great for years.
23) Houston Texans- Greg Little OT
Deshaun Watson continues to get lit up by defenses, but also puts up good offensive numbers. They’re going to look to add someone to give Watson more protection. Little has a great reputation as a pass protector, and will help bolster that awesome offense.
24) Oakland Raiders- A.J. Brown WR
The Raiders are going to add some weapons at the end of day one. Once Gruden gets Kyler Murray with the fourth pick, he will want a receiver. AJ Brown will be the best available, but I really think Gruden and his Madden mindset will try and trade up.
25) Philadelphia Eagles- Josh Jacobs RB
Run Eagles run. With the health problems in the Eagles backfield, I think it would be great for them to take Jacobs. Jacobs is a great runner, and even though he didn’t have a ton of touches at Alabama, he made the most of the ones he got. He can wreak havoc in the NFC East if he falls to Philly.
26) Indianapolis Colts- Jonathan Abraham S
The Colts are looking for defense, especially in the secondary. They will have a ton of options in the back end of this draft to bolster the secondary, so I think they go with a safety. Abraham is the best safety in the draft, and I think it’s an easy pick for the Colts.
27) Oakland Raiders- Byron Murphy CB
With their last pick in the first round, the Raiders are going defense. I think they will try and leverage this pick and move up, but if they still have it, they’re going with the best corner available. Byron Murphy will be the move for Oakland, unless they trade the pick.
28) San Diego Chargers- Rock Ya-Sin CB
Another team in need of a corner. The Chargers play a zone pass defense, and they love hard-hitters. Rock Ya-Sin is a great player to bolster an already awesome secondary. If they add him, the defense will be set for good.
29) Seattle Seahawks- Devin Bush LB
The Seahawks are going to add some linebacker depth to make up for the Frank Clark loss. Devin Bush can play the edge and cover. If they put him over top of the newly added Dexter Lawrence, it will be a great pairing.
30) Green Bay Packers- Noah Fant TE
Green Bay will complete the Iowa connection with the 30th pick. Noah Fant played alongside TJ Hockson for years, and Green Bay can add him to build the offense. Fant is more of a pass catcher than Hockson, so they will use him more as a receiver. I think it would be an ideal move for the Pack.
31) Los Angeles Rams- Garrett Bradbury C
Here come some boring picks. The Rams have it all. A young quarterback, great defense, a deep offense and superstars everywhere. They’re going to make a safe pick and just sure up the offensive line with a center.
32) New England Patriots- Cody Ford G
This pick for the Pats can go a bunch of ways, but I think they decide to play it safe. They’re going to take a guard to make the offensive line stronger for the run game. Sony Michel showed a ton of promise last year, and I think Cody Ford will be a great fit for the Patriots.