NFL Mock Draft 2019: The time for talking and projection is almost over, and mercifully the picking is about to begin. In our attempt to mock out the first-round events that will transpire in Nashville Thursday night.
Despite all the smokescreens, beat writers and reporters have provided useful nuggets—potentially shedding light on front-office plans across the league. Before Commissioner Roger Goodell steps to the podium, we’ll go through one more dress rehearsal—a final first-round mock draft, which connects the top prospects with teams.
What’s the Arizona Cardinals’ final decision on the No. 1 overall pick? How many quarterbacks will go in the first round? Did the New York Giants find Eli Manning’s successor? What did the Oakland Raiders do with their three first-round picks? The selections below are based on reports and rumors—not the best-case scenario for roster needs.
Final 1st-Round Mock Draft
1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
2. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State
3. Washington Redskins: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (trade with the New York Jets)
4. Oakland Raiders: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky
6. New York Giants: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
8. Detroit Lions: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
9. Buffalo Bills: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
10. Denver Broncos: Devin White, LB, LSU
11. Cincinnati Bengals: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
12. Green Bay Packers: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State
13. Miami Dolphins: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
14. Atlanta Falcons: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
15. New York Jets: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
16. Carolina Panthers: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
17. New York Giants: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
18. Minnesota Vikings: Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College
19. Tennessee Titans: Garrett Bradbury, IOL, North Carolina State
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
21. Seattle Seahawks: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
22. Baltimore Ravens: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi
23. Houston Texans: Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
24. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas): Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
25. Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri (traded with Philadelphia Eagles)
26. Indianapolis Colts: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
27. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago): Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech
28. Los Angeles Chargers: Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson
29. Seattle Seahawks: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans): Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
31. Los Angeles Rams: Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
32. New England Patriots: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
The Cardinals could’ve gone in three directions: select Kyler Murray, take a top defensive lineman (Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams or Josh Allen) and there’s the trade-back option.
It’s quite telling that quarterback Josh Rosen is out of the loop this close to the draft. At an early stage in his career, he needs support from the organization. Instead, the Cardinals have left him guessing on his future.
Rosen called the process of awaiting his fate “annoying”, per ESPN.com’s Josh Weinfuss. “It’s annoying, but it is what it is. Football’s a business, and I definitely respect the higher-ups and their decisions,” he said.
According to NFL Network’s Steve Wyche, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said the team was undecided on their top draft choice as of Tuesday: