NFL Mock Draft 2019

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.

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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’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: