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8 Ryan Finley
25 Justin Herbert
33 Nick Fitzgerald
49 Jarrett Stidham
69 Clayton Thorson
85 Will Grier
100 Brett Rypien
103 Jake Browning
126 Tyree Jackson
133 Trace McSorley
151 Kelly Bryant
176 Kyle Kempt
178 Andrew Ford
194 Malik Rosier
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2019 Consensus Mock Draft #2

July 3, 2018 1:00 AM EST
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1 Cleveland
Ed Oliver
    Houston
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
291



Before I get started on early predictions of who the Browns will, or should take in a draft that is nearly 10 months away, let me speak on behalf Cleveland fans to attempt to dissuade Hue Jackson and John Dorsey from allowing anything stupid to happen here in the next five months. Now that LeBron James is off to L.A., discussions are already starting about who is going to step into the spotlight in Cleveland. By no means should Baker Mayfield step into a regular season game until he is good and ready. I don't care if Tyrod Taylor can barely stand upright, he needs to stay behind center until Mayfield is truly ready to run an NFL offense against an NFL defense. And before anyone tries to remind me, I know what that pair of knuckleheads said after drafting Mayfield. I don't believe a word that comes out of anyone in this organization's mouth until I see it with these 20/20's. They blew it last year by letting Brock Osweiler go when he was already paid for, and could have taken the lumps. They had a pair of young quarterbacks that could have taken the lumps while DeShone Kizer was brought along slowly. But no, they felt Kizer was ready. If they rush Mayfield into playing, and he fails, which can be damaging for any player's confidence (no matter how much they have), I will refer to the Browns in every comment I make between the end of the season and the draft, as the Premature Brownies. Now as far as what the Browns would do with a third-straight top-overall selection, I don't see how defensive line is not the easy answer this time of year. This bunch looks like it may be one of the most special positional groups we have seen ever. I could easily make a case for any of the top four defensive linemen on our board with this pick, and I may very well do so before the season even starts. ~Austin Smith


2 Indianapolis
Clelin Ferrell
    Clemson
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
250



Andrew Luck and his health is the #1 concern for Colts' fans coming into the 2018 season. If #12 can come back and show that he's entirely healed from his injury and post-surgical rehab, then Indianapolis should once again contend for the AFC South title. Many pundits (and even oddsmakers) still remain skeptical. However, if it appears that Luck is extremely rusty (having not thrown a real football for months until recently) and struggles through the season finding his old groove, then it could possibly be another long season for Blue Nation. That doesn't even take into account if the revamped Offensive Line (complete with 3 first-round selections in the past five years) isn't able to keep him healthy, then the season will be a difficult one at best. There is still a need for a starting-caliber RT (Denzelle Good is a pre-camp favorite to win the starting slot in 2018) and there's another opening at the other Guard position( due to recurring injuries to Jack Mewhort) opposite of the Colts' 2018 RD1 pick of Quenton Nelson. Starting LOT Anthony Castonzo will enter his final contract next season, so I wouldn't rule out that Indy targets a couple of OL prospects early.

It remains to be seen if a younger, faster defensive unit can respond to the coaching staff now in place and how that helps or hinders the success of this team in 2018. The defensive side of the ball is not completely fixed yet either, so a talent like the Clemson Tigers' standout Clelin Ferrell would be huge for the Colts. Some might see Clelin Ferrell as strictly a 3-4 EDGE type, but he certainly could play multiple positions in any scheme. He should have little trouble making a team like Indianapolis much more difficult to handle up front and is extremely adept at breaking up running plays at the point of attack.


3 Cincinnati
Nick Bosa
    Ohio State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
270



Marvin Lewis' dance with mediocrity continued in 2017, bringing his overall record as the Bengals' head coach to a steady .512, a whopping half-percent below last year's career total. Somehow, he survived another season, after reports surfaced that Paul Gunther was going to be named HC and Marvin Lewis would be moved to a front office position. While mediocrity is often frowned upon by NFL fans, hovering around .500 with a few 10+ win seasons for 15 (yes, FIFTEEN) years is nothing short of amazing. Much of the consistency comes from stability in the organization, and this is, in all likelihood, the last season of that stability for the franchise, as even though Lewis signed a two-year extension, most believe 2018 will be his last. The team could either play hard for their coach, or they could flounder in his final season, desiring change at the helm. Here, it looks like the 'Bungles' are back, as the team is picking in the top 5 for only the second time since Carson Palmer was Lewis' first pick with the franchise in 2003. Adding an EDGE talent like Nick Bosa to an already impressive mix of aging and young talent would assure that the Bengals' calling-card in the Lewis Era, their defensive front, remains their strength.


4 NY Jets
Greedy Williams
    LSU
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
182



The addition of Sam Darnold has the Jet fan base re-energized, but this is a roster that is still a few years away from truly competing. If the young defensive players taken in the 2016 and 2017 Drafts keep rounding into form and, most importantly, Leonard Williams can take a step forward, the defense should be fine. I am a huge fan of what they did in the 2018 Draft, but this is a young team with a lot of question marks. On the offensive side of the ball, while the Jets threw a lot of proverbial darts at the OL board before the Draft and added three QB-friendly TEs to the roster between February and May, but I still don't expect them to throw Sam Darnold into the fire any time soon. McCown is a perfect bridge QB who is popular in the locker-room, and there's no reason to hurt a young QB's confidence when he simply doesn't have the the beef up front or the skill players around him needed to help him grow. Be patient, Jets fans; if Darnold is a franchise QB, you have many happy years ahead. If not, well, where you're picking doesn't matter anyway.


5 NY Giants
Deandre Baker
    Georgia
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
185



With a dismal 3-13 season in the rear-view, the 2018 Giants' locker room is going to have a noticeably different look thanks to several roster changes made under new GM Dave Gettleman and a new coaching staff led by Pat Shurmur. Saquon Barkley, arguably the best player in the 2018 Draft and a once-in-a-generation RB, will look to ignite a feeble ground game. As promised, the offensive line was addressed with Nate Solder and Patrick Omameh signed via Free Agency and Will Hernandez, one of the premier offensive linemen in the draft, added in RD2 (34th overall).

While much of the focus for the Giants has been fixing their broken offense, former Arizona DC James Bettcher comes to New York in 2018 with a new playbook and a scheme change that offers versatility and aggressiveness. NYG added DT B.J. Hill (RD3) and EDGE Lorenzo Carter (RD3) via the draft while trading for LB Alec Ogletree in early March. Eli Apple, the 10th-overall pick in 2016 and coming off a disastrous season, is expected to start at CB opposite Janoris Jenkins. The Giants currently do not have a lot of proven depth behind them. DeAndre Baker, who looked hard at the 2018 NFL Draft before returning to Georgia this season, will impact any NFL secondary immediately.


6 Miami
Trey Adams
    Washington
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
302



Leading up to this season, the Miami Dolphins have had a multitude of different problems along the offensive line. The one player that year in and year out, brought some form of stability to the lackluster unit, was Mike Pouncey. Now gone, the Dolphins had to rush to swiftly find a replacement; which they did, in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers to acquire center Daniel Kilgore. The Dolphins also went out and acquired the 10-year veteran guard, Josh Sitton, who Gase and company will look to, to brush off a little experience onto Laremy Tunsil, as he had an up and down season in the 2017-2018 campaign. Moving forward, if Tunsil does not seem to be progressing into what the Dolphins envisioned him being, I believe that they will look ahead to the 2019 NFL draft and have Washington offensive tackle, Trey Adams, near the top of their draft board. Projected to go in the first three rounds of recent too early to tell mock drafts, the 6'7", 302-pound Washington product looks to be one of the few true left tackles to find their way onto the field at the next level. With Adams' length, size, foot speed, and frame to back up his play on the field over the past two season, he would be an ideal replacement for Tunsil, if he fails to improve moving forward. Although on paper, the Dolphins seem to have finally weathered the storm and assembled a truly exceptional unit, with substantial upside, we will see if this is the case in the coming months.


7 Arizona
A.J. Brown
    Ole Miss
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
225



David Johnson's holdout appears to be the biggest story to watch as training camp approaches. Johnson, going into the final year of his rookie deal, has a 2018 cap figure of $2,066,844, which ranks 27th among active RBs. A healthy David Johnson would figure to pair with Larry Fitzgerald to account for a huge portion of Arizona's offensive production. Fitzgerald has led the Cardinals in targets each of the past 11 seasons, including a 28% target rate in 2017. However, the 34-year-old Fitzgerald contemplates retirement at the end of each year. A potential No. 1 WR like Mississippi's A.J. Brown could be a valuable weapon as the Cardinals transition into the Josh Rosen era.

- James Siebers, Cardinals Analyst


8 Chicago
Josh Allen
    Kentucky
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
230



Whether life as a Bears' fan is pleasant or heartbreaking over the next five years will largely depend on the development of QB Mitchell Trubisky. To support him, the team added some nice offensive weapons this offseason to go along with the solid group of running backs already in place. The Bears still need to improve the O-Line, however, if they want to maximize Trubisky's development. Consider this: even though the Bears were often playing from behind, they still had the 7th-highest rush percentage in the league (45.2%). You would think such a run-heavy attack would keep pass rushers on their heels, yet Trubisky was sacked on nearly 10% of his dropbacks. That is a horrendous stat, and a sure-fire way to derail a young QB's confidence. James Daniels (the Bears' RD2 pick this year) was a great pick for C/G and should help.

If the 2019 Draft went according to this CMD, I would hope the Bears would try and jump up two spots and nab Trey Adams, the best true left tackle in this draft. Since no trades are allowed here, the Bears opt to select Kentucky pass rusher Josh Allen. The Bears defense in 2017 was respectable (10th Overall...9th in PTS Allowed). Unfortunately, "respectable" doesn't win Super Bowls. As Vic Fangio himself said: "We were 5-11. If we were a GREAT defense we'd have more than five wins." It's a great D-Line class, so picking Allen, Joe Jackson, or any of the other talented pass rushers at this spot makes a lot of sense.




9 Washington
Anfernee Jennings
    Alabama
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
262



The Redskins are not getting any love in national circles, and most fans are just fine with that. Head Coach Jay Gruden is #5 on Vegas' first-fired coaching odds, tied with Dirk Koetter as tops in the NFC. The Redskins projected win total caps out at 8 depending on the book you reference, as many expect the team to take a step back after losing Kirk Cousins and gaining Alex Smith. Fact is, however, this is a talented roster that won 7 games even after losing the most starters to injury in the league. When the front-seven was healthy, the Redskins led the league in pressures per play and was 3rd in ypg against the run. Jonathan Allen, Phil Taylor, Matt Ioannidis, Mason Foster, Zach Brown, were all missing (or limited) for at least half the season after that point, and the Redskins ended up being the most-injured team since 2002. Well, what about the year before, you ask? The Redskins were the 6th most injured team in 2016, a year in which they also finished just under .500. This roster is more capable than most deem it, and I would be less surprised if the Redskins were picking in the bottom ten picks of the round than I would be if they picked in the top 10. In any case, the Redskins have made it clear what they are looking for on their team, and what they will inevitably add wherever they pick in 2019; speed.


10 Buffalo
Parris Campbell
    Ohio State
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
208



When recently talking about free-agent Dez Bryant, Brandon Beane noted that GMs keep saying, "You know what? I don't want to pay this guy $5 million or $6 million. I just drafted a guy that I want to get on the field anyhow....You'll see some guys slowly come out back in the free-agent waters over the next month." Beane has said this before about WRs; he works the waiver wire well. Teams who drafted WRs in RD1-2 this year (ATL, DEN, SF, AZ, CHI, PIT, JAX) may release talented vets who still have mileage, like the Jets did with Kerley. Beane's also open to trades; remember Beane's Halloween treat of Kelvin Benjamin.

It'd be nice to have our own drafted dynamo, though. Parris Campbell's 40 catches for 584 yards and three TDs in 2017 is an anomaly, as he battled nagging injuries late in the 2017 season. Campbell has led the FBS in average yards after catch (13.0 ypc), and led college football in yards per route run (3.46 yprr).

-Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst


11 Tampa Bay
Jonah Williams
    Alabama
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -12
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
296



The bad news is that Jameis Winston will be serving a suspension for the first three games of the 2018 season. The badder news is that these games come against the Saints (in the Big Easy), followed by two home tilts against the Pennsylvania perfecta: the Super-Bowl-Champion Eagles in Week Two followed by the always-contending Steelers. Ryan Fitzpatrick is an able backup and has seen spots of success for weeks at a time! Hey, he convinced the Bills to offer $60M over 6 years. He also convinced the Titans, Texans and Jets that he was starter material before historical repetition kicked in; once Fitzy cashes in his falls from grace have been epic. Leopards don't change their spots, but if Fitzpatrick can play for three weeks to his honeymoon-phase capability --that elite level that convinced his prior suitors to gush cash-- then the Bucs could win a couple of the first three.

Regarding Winston and the long-term QB situation for the Bucs, the 2018 season is WInston's option year. Winston will need to impress both on the field and off if the Bucs are going to reward him with a big-money long-term deal. Significant community work in support of battered women, and distancing himself from his bad-news buddies will go a long way. If Winston reverts even once, expect Drew Lock and Ryan Finley to take over the focus of 2019 draft talk.


12 Denver
Drew Lock
    Missouri
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +9
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
225



I am very uncertain about how much confidence I will allow myself to have in the Broncos this year. I was elated to see that Bradley Chubb made it to their top pick last April, and the praise he is already getting from his teammates is like music to my ears. Still, I don't know what to make of this offense, and it's not just Case Keenum I am worried about. I am still not sold on the newest version of what the Broncos think an offensive line is, and between the veteran skilled-position players they have, and a young group that is, in my opinion, getting a little overhyped, I see a lot of possible solutions but no real answers. If the Broncos finish at the bottom of that division again, and if the offense is the culprit, I have to think taking the top quarterback on the board is going to be a strong possibility here. I am still making my mind up on who I think that top quarterback is entering the season, but Lock is definitely in the conversation. Justin Herbert has freakish abilities, but is still very raw, and honestly I don't know how much that will change in Oregon's system. The fact is, between Lock, Herbert, and Jarrett Stidham out of Auburn (who is probably the safest of the bunch at this point), none are playing in a system that will adequately prepare them to handle an NFL playbook as a rookie. With that being said, I am going to stick with Lock for now, and keep an open mind about what Denver can accomplish in a division that was really good in 2017. ~Austin Smith


13 San Francisco
Austin Bryant
    Clemson
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
265



When asked about why the 49ers didn't focus more of their 2018 draft capital on pass rushers after finishing 26th in sacks in 2017, GM John Lynch replied: "Part of this deal is you have to develop your own talent...we do believe there's great room for growth with the guys we have and that's got to come alive. That's a challenge to them, it's a challenge to our coaches and it's a challenge to all of us." Roughly translating from Coachspeak, this seems to mean, "We're holding out for next year when the talent pool is better."

Of course, the Niners want to see what they have in their young pass rushing corps, but they better develop quick. Jeremiah Attaochu was brought in on just a one-year deal, and picking up Arik Armstead's 5th year option feels like more like a hopeful gamble than a true vote of confidence. The former first rounder has struggled to find the field, let alone make an impact the past two seasons. Even promising youngsters Cassius Marsh and Ronald Blair are locked up on low-money deals that don't go beyond 2019. Lynch is giving these guys a chance to state their case this year, but he won't hesitate to replace underperformers next year if/when the pickings become lush.

Clemson's Austin Bryant is the 4th EDGE off the board in this mock and 2nd from his school, but he's still well worth a mid-round pick. Bryant broke out with 8.5 sacks as a junior last year and many thought he'd go pro. I like Bryant's move to stay in school and refine his game, specifically growing a repertoire of pass rush moves to complement his strong edge-setting ability. If Bryant can grow his game and rack up some more sacks, the Niners will be lucky to grab him at 13.

- Brett Clancy, 49ers Analyst (@thebrettclancy on Twitter)


14 Detroit
Julian Love
    Notre Dame
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
193



It's been a long time since I've personally seen a defensive player cause as much havoc when the ball is in the air as I have with Julian Love from Notre Dame. It doesn't seem to matter where he's at on the field defending passes up the middle, left, or right, he's consistently making plays. The knock on Love is that he's not the fastest corner you'll ever see, but he's smart and has a nose for the football and a knack for making offensive players uncomfortable attempting to haul in a catch.

So why does this "way too early" selection make sense for the Lions? Tavon Wilson and Glover Quinn aren't getting any younger. I believe Lions' GM Bob Quinn saw that writing on the wall when signing former Seahawk DeShawn Shead this offseason and selecting Safety Tracy Walker in this year's NFL Draft. With reports that young corner Teez Tabor is making strides in camp and Quandre Diggs (25 years old) making a household name for himself in Detroit, selecting Love and adding to the defensive backfield brings stability to the unit in case Wilson and Quinn's performance drops off in the years to come. Not to mention Quinn's contract extension keeps him here until the 2019 season ends. It may be wise to start planning ahead.

-Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst


15 Seattle
Joe Jackson
    Miami (FL)
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
258



The defensive backfield formerly known as the "Legion of Boom" lost another member, as Kam Chancellor has reportedly called it quits due to the lack of healing in his neck. Even with Chancellor, this roster is a wildcard…and that's being nice. The porous offensive line goes nearly unaddressed again as the team loses yet another couple of front-seven players in addition to the aforementioned crumbling of the once-daunting secondary. Without much hesitation, the Seahawks have gotten significantly worse (on paper) in a division that has made massive strides. It's possible that Pete Carroll has some magic up his sleeve, and maybe he needed to get rid of a few bad apples in order to move forward, but don't be surprised if this team is battling with the Cardinals to stay out of the division's basement in 2018. If the Seahawks do, in fact, pick 15th overall, I would consider that a win for the franchise, and landing an EDGE player like Joe Jackson in 2019 would provide a huge boost to a team that apparently held it together in 2018.


16 Baltimore
Anthony Johnson
    Buffalo
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
207



The Ravens' 2018 draft haul brought in 12 drafted players, eight of those on offense. Ozzie Newsome added two big-name TE's to the roster (Hayden Hurst in RD1 and Mark Andrews in RD3). Those two, along with 2017 RD2 pick Maxx Williams, could struggle to match the 61 receptions from departed Ben Watson, but with the Ravens depleted WR roster coupled with Joe Flacco's fondness for TEs, it's achieveable.

On the WR front, Jeremy Maclin and Mike Wallace are replaced by enigmatic Michael Crabtree and two "Average-Joe" draftees: 4th-rounder Jaleel Scott and Jordan Lasley in RD5. Breshaud Perriman, the 2015 RD1 pick, is still on the roster for now, but he really needs to step it up; 10 receptions in 35 targets doesn't portend a bright future.

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Wisconsin
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Ohio State
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Michigan
CB
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Michigan State
TE
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Michigan
S
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Michigan
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Michigan
ILB
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CB
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DL1T
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Penn State
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Rutgers
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RBF
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162 Parker Hesse
Iowa
EDGE
168 Stanley Morgan Jr.
Nebraska
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171 Felton Davis III
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