O/A Rank Top-10 QBs
3 Drew Lock
10 Ryan Finley
25 Justin Herbert
35 Nick Fitzgerald
50 Jarrett Stidham
66 Clayton Thorson
87 Will Grier
99 Brett Rypien
115 Jake Browning
122 Tyree Jackson
136 Trace McSorley
150 Kelly Bryant
174 Andrew Ford
183 Kyle Kempt
195 Shea Patterson
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2019 Consensus Mock Draft #3

August 2, 2018 1:00 AM EST
  • Jets take over top draft spot in 2019
  • Bill draft Josh Allen 2nd year in a row!
  • Broncos and Chargers draft RD1 QBs
  • Next Mock September 2


1 NY Jets
Nick Bosa
    Ohio State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
270



After drafting QB Sam Darnold, I suspect the Jets may continue to use high draft picks to add talent on that side of the ball. The unit that will be under the microscope entering this season will be the misfiring O-Line. If former Bills O-Line guru and current O-Line coach/Run Game Coordinator, Rick Dennison, can't work his magic, this may be the top need as they enter the 2019 Draft. On the defensive side of the ball, Pass Rusher is one area that the Jets have struggled with for over a decade. In the unlikely event the Jets end up picking 1st overall, nabbing someone like Nick Bosa, may be the piece needed to get this exciting young defense, firing on all cylinders, for years to come.


2 Cincinnati
Ed Oliver
    Houston
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
291



With a cast of characters like Vontaze Burfict, A.J. Green, Carlos Dunlap, and a quarterback who looks like he should be wearing giant shoes and juggling bowling pins in a circus, you would think the Bengals would be a bit more entertaining than they are. Even horrible 0-16 teams offer the macabre lure of wondering just how bad the team can blow games. The Bengals, however, have figured out the exact balance to neither be good enough, nor bad enough, to elicit any sort of emotion. In a league where offense = excitement, the Bengals were 32nd in Total Yards and Time of Possession. The defense, good enough to keep the team hovering around the 7-9 or 8-8 zip code, but not dynamic enough to mimic the Jaguars' or Vikings' model of success, will see its best players (Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins) on the wrong side of 30 before the 2018 Draft.

The Bengals' draft slot projection in this CMD might be depressing to some of their fans, but it shouldn't be. If Cincy doesn't make the playoffs this year, and then do some damage once they're there, they need a major facelift. You don't get a facelift with an 8-8 record, you get perpetual mediocrity. The Bengals need to accumulate great players, and Houston's Ed Oliver has the makings of one. At 6'2" and 290 pounds, he's not a huge DT, but he more than makes up for it with immense strength and incredible burst. Despite facing constant double teams, Oliver still makes tons of plays: in 24 games he's amassed 4 forced fumbles, a whopping 38.5 TFL, and 10.5 sacks. If he could get within sniffing distance of double-digit sacks this year, he'll be a lock as a Top-5 selection.

-Broz, Guest Bengals Analyst


3 Cleveland
Rashan Gary
    Michigan
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
280



The optimism is certainly shining brightest in Cleveland right now, but I am not quite sold yet. While it does appear that Hue Jackson will finally learn what a winning streak is in Cleveland, there are still some things that have me worried. It didn't take long for the Browns to catch on to what most scouts knew back in spring. Austin Corbett is not a Tackle in the NFL. Joel Bitonio has been moved to Tackle but I am just not sure how I feel about the Browns moving one of their few stars to a new position. He is an All-Pro-caliber guard, and I don't expect him to have the same success outside. Because of that, Tackle will be one of the positions I monitor closely for this team among draft-eligible prospects. The secondary is still not a strength, nor is the inside of their defensive line, and those are the places I have been focused on thus far. Ed Oliver was my pick for my first two mock drafts but I was going to switch it up this month because I am honestly just as high on Nick Bosa. Still, Rashan Gary could have more upside than either. I am still not sure if I like him more as an end or a three-technique, but in today's league, versatility is something that teams covet. I could honestly make a case for Clelin Ferrell as well, but this time around the idea of Rashan Gary and Myles Garrett is too good to pass on. If the Browns' excitement continues to infect our Big Board team and they drop out of the top five, Greedy Williams is another possibility.

~ Austin Smith


4 Indianapolis
Raekwon Davis
    Alabama
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -12
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
306



Although Indy currently stands as the team picking 4th overall in this edition of the CMD, you can probably make a little money by betting they won't be picking this early come next Spring. They'll be in the thick of an AFC South title hunt. Mark it down.

Right now, however, the talk of the Colts' training camp is the return of Andrew Luck. He's looking much happier, healthier, and stronger...and he's been increasing his accuracy each day of camp thus far. That's great news for the organization should Luck's stock keep on the upward trend. The offensive line improvements (particularly that of the Colts' #1 overall pick, OG Quenton Nelson) could account for much of Luck's happiness. We'll see how it all turns out through this season, as I still suspect there is a need for another OG and OT before all is said and done. And that was before the news on Colts' OG, Jack Mewhort. The oft-injured (but very effective prior to injuries) former Buckeye announced his retirement , which creates either a huge opportunity for 2018 (looking at you, RD2 pick Braden Smith), or creates a void for 2019.

Defensively, Indy still needs to add playmakers, but may have found one. There is lots of buzz about Linebacker Darius Leonard, out of South Carolina State. He's already garnered a nickname ("Maniac"). If the Colts added a force that can push in from the EDGE, or another solid, extremely athletic linebacker, that's the type of move that comes to mind in 2019 for the Indy draft. But don't forget about the trenches, where GM Chris Ballard is most adamant about it being the driving force of this team. Either an Offensive Lineman, or a guy like Raekwon Davis would provide the Colts with more of the young, athletic, and speedy arsenal DC Matt Ebeflus is trying to stockpile.


5 Miami
Clelin Ferrell
    Clemson
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
250



As of right now, the starting and backup left defensive ends/ edge rushers for the Dolphins are above the age of 33. Aside from Charles Harris (23), even the defensive ends on the right side are on the wrong side of their twenties. Starter Robert Quinn is 28, and backup Andre Branch is 29. William Haynes is 33, and although he is a good player to have for depth, his age cannot be ignored. Although, Cameron Wake is still a genuinely good starting option for any NFL team regardless of his age (36). Even so, the Dolphins need to start looking forward and strongly consider drafting Wake's heir. Aside from his age, it is very apparent that it is time for that heir to be selected in the upcoming draft since earlier in the offseason, Wake verbally accepted to minimize his role for the upcoming season. Indicating that the end of his career will be on the Dolphins plate sooner rather than later. With all of these players beginning to lose the battle with Father Time -- looking ahead to the 2019 NFL Draft is imperative. The Dolphins could easily find his replacement in the first round, as there is a copious amount of different options that they can choose from. One that I believe could end up falling to the Dolphins is Clemson pass rusher, Clelin Ferrell. This stout and athletic pass rusher has a lightning quick first step and uses his reach advantage to ward off opposing tackles from grabbing ahold of his pads and has the ability to shed blockers with ease. He shows great versatility by being a very efficient run stopper and has also shown off that he has the ability to drop back into coverage and not be a liability due to his speed and effort. This is not the best asset of his game, but it adds to his versatility. With his frame, he could easily be a defensive end in a 4-3 scheme, or a hybrid standup outside linebacker who can also put his hand in the dirt, much like Jadeveon Clowney. Overall, if this dominant edge rusher drops in the draft, the Dolphins would be foolish not to select him.


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



Through the start of training camps, the Bears are a lot of media pundits' 'team that will surprise' this year. Well, if they're picking 6th overall in the spring, I guess we can safely say that didn't quite work out. While Matt Nagy added some potential firepower to his new offense while trying to help groom Mitch Trubisky, Allen Robinson (because of his injury), Taylor Gabriel (because of the fact that he's never been used in a featured-role), and Anthony Miller (because he's a rookie) are all projections. If this WR corps doesn't end up being as explosive as Chicagoans hope they will be, adding a talent like AJ Brown in the 2019 NFL Draft would be a tremendous addition to a young, talented offense. Brown is huge, looking more like a TE at 6'1", 225 lbs, yet quick, demonstrating his route-running ability while lining up in the slot at times. He's a bruiser both before and after the catch and he would give the Bears' new WCO a Pierre Garcon-like receiver chain-mover with even more physical prowess to be a consistent safety-blanket for Trubisky for years to come.

-Kennedy Paynter, Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)


7 Arizona
Greedy Williams
    LSU
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
182



According to at least one Las Vegas sports book, only the Bills, Dolphins, and Jets have longer Super Bowl odds than the Arizona Cardinals. There is some upside with a strong defensive unit and a veteran offensive core featuring David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, and Sam Bradford. However, Cards fans may want to focus on the horizon as sparkling reports on Josh Rosen could forecast better long-term fortunes for the franchise.

For the upcoming season, one of the training camp highlights figures to be the "beautiful competition" at No. 2 CB. The battle to line up opposite Patrick Peterson seems to have dragged on for years, but Arizona could secure two potentially lockdown cover men if they're picking near the top of the round. LSU's Andraez "Greedy" Williams had 6 INTs and 10 PDs as a redshirt freshman for the Tigers. Williams could be the type of defensive playmaker that would tempt GM Steve Keim and HC Steve Wilks early in RD1.

- James Siebers, Cardinals Analyst


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



The unsettled positions of RB and WR will require the Bills to watch the waiver wire and assess draftable WR/RB talent over the coming year. However, there are sneaky needs that could make their way into RD1 for the Bills. If Horrible Harry is horrible at 3-tech (my odds are 40:1), Kyle Williams would still need an understudy (Ed Oliver, Rashan Gary, Raekwon Davis). If 35-year-old Lorenzo Alexander turns a year older next May (very good chance), the Bills' heirs-apparent are Ramon Humber (age 31 August 10th) and Deon Lacey (CFL for 3 seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos).

Maybe Josh Allen can play Lorenzo's role as a pass-rushing, sideline-to-sideline OLB. No, not THAT Josh Allen (He's your starting QB)! Kentucky's Josh Allen is DraftTek's top outside linebacker, and it's not even close. Allen's height and range should appeal to McBeane, who traded back into RD1 for wunderkindTremaine Edmunds. Allen describes himself as tough, competitive, an emerging leader, mature, and conscientious (he has a son who drives every decision he makes). The folks at Kentucky say, "We love Josh Allen., and it's not just the football staff, it's the training staff, it's the nutrition staff, it's the guys in the dorm, it's the registrar, it's the campus police. Everybody who's ever bumped into or met Josh Allen loves him." Sounds like a McDermott pick.

- Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst




9 Tampa Bay
Trey Adams
    Washington
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
302



Training camp is in full swing for the Bucs. The team really appears well-stocked across the board, with talent to rival any team in the league. I'm not even disclaiming the QB position, where Jameis Winston is IMO a quality NFL starter. The only question is if he can keep himself in check on those nights when he's out cruising with the boys. The Bucs could do much better than the #9 draft position is showing, but a schedule with Philly, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and twice each from playoff-caliber divisional opponents will mitigate their upside. Vegas odds have the team at 6.5 wins on the season. This writer smells financial gain with a couple Benji's on the over.

In some bad news from camp, top-pick Vita Vea was carted off the field in an early practice and has been seen in a walking boot. Hopefully, Vea is ready for the regular season...


10 Washington
Deandre Baker
    Georgia
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
185



Having just spent four days at Redskins' training camp, I can tell you that this is a young, talented football team. By far the most injured team in the league last year, a 7-9 finish has this organization thinking of big things in 2018. The Redskins, however, are flying under the radar, and that's exactly how they like it. The defensive line and corner positions stood out to me as strengths of the defense, but the corner position is also quite unproven, as Bashaud Breeland is still a free agent, Deangelo Hall retired, and Kendall Fuller was sent to the Chiefs in the Alex Smith trade.

As unproven as they may be, WR-convert Quinton Dunbar has shown that his length is no longer a crutch as he's ready to step into a starting role. Orlando Scandrick has come into the fold as a vocal leader and smart player in the nickel, and Fabian Moreau is rounding into form after the projected first-round pick fell to the third in the 2017 Draft due to injury. So, why are the Redskins taking a corner this high in the 2019 NFL Draft? My guess is that Josh Norman underperformed his massive contract and ends up being a cap casualty in the offseason.

The Redskins would need to add to the CB room if the self-proclaimed 'cerebral assassin' walked, and that's just what they do here with Georgia's Deandre Baker. Baker likely would've been a first or second-round pick in this year's Draft but decided to return to school after his team's heart-breaking loss to Alabama in the College Playoff. The lean CB has drawn comparisons to Denzel Ward as an overall prospect, and if he can stay healthy, might be a top-ten pick.

-Kennedy Paynter, Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)


11 NY Giants
Austin Bryant
    Clemson
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
265



One major change in New York that has failed to garner much attention yet could pay huge dividends for the Giants is the hiring of James Bettcher. Bettcher comes to New York with a new playbook that offers versatility and aggressiveness. The former Arizona DC ran an aggressive 3-4 defense with the Cardinals and did so with tremendous success. In his three seasons as DC, Bettcher's Cardinals never finished lower than sixth in the NFL in team defense. They had the second-highest blitz rate in the NFL over the last three seasons, while the Giants were seventeenth.

The Giants added DT B.J. Hill (RD3) and EDGE Lorenzo Carter (RD3) via the draft while trading for LB Alec Ogletree in early March. Hill will team with Damon "Snacks" Harrison and 2017 RD2 pick Dalvin Tomlinson upfront for the G-Men. Olivier Vernon, a marquee addition two years ago during Free Agency, has given HC Pat Shurmur and Bettcher reason to believe this can be a major bounce-back season. Landon Collins and Janoris Jenkins will lead the Giants' secondary.

It's hard to be upset with the direction the Giants' new regime is taking. Adding more aggressiveness and versatility to a James Bettcher defense via the draft is certainly possible.


12 Seattle
Noah Fant
    Iowa
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
232



Seattle is a big mystery at this point, especially on the offensive side. Russell Wilson's best moments in the past few years have come when they are spreading the ball out, but the drafting of Rashaad Penny led me to believe that they are probably more interested in getting back to the run-first system that was in place with their Super Bowl teams. Still, this group has a lot of holes to fill on this side of the ball before any system is going to have success. I have to say, Noah Fant is my top offensive player eligible to enter the 2019 Draft. There are some quarterbacks with tons of upside, but they are so far from being NFL-ready that none are considered locks to go in the top 10 picks. A.J. Brown is a gifted receiver, but whether or not he will be able to separate in the NFL is a huge question. Bryce Love is growing on me, but his size will be something that worries teams. On the offensive line, where Seattle is desperate for upgrades, there are some players with a lot of upside but none that I am willing to go out on a limb for over Fant. The more I watch him, the more I see Travis Kelce. Fant has huge size but is slightly on the slender side. Still, he plays in a system at Iowa that demands that he play with his hand on the ground and that is something a lot of these college tight ends don't do anymore. He has a huge catch-radius and his athleticism only enhances that. The Seahawks have an underwhelming group of tight ends, and with Fant still on the board, this makes a lot of sense.


13 Denver
Drew Lock
    Missouri
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
225



I have gotten to watch five games on Lock, and I must say that of my top three quarterbacks, he is more polished than Oregon's Justin Herbert, but probably not as safe a pick as Auburn's Jarrett Stidham. Still, his potential is much higher than Stidham's, and that is why I am continuing to lean with Lock. I just don't see this offense clicking in 2018. Now that Garett Bolles is dealing with a head injury, I am even less optimistic, and the line wasn't exactly set with him healthy. This pick could very well end up being an offensive lineman, but I will continue with my stance that if the Broncos are picking this high, the Case Keenum experiment didn't turn out well. With that being said, this team has holes throughout the roster. The Safety position if far from a strength. Cornerback depth is a mystery. Not sure if any running back blows me away at this point, either. There may be a litany of options once the season starts, and we begin to get a better idea of this group's overall talent.

~ Austin Smith


14 San Francisco
Joe Jackson
    Miami
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
258



While the 49ers made frustratingly few changes to last season's 26th rank pass rushing unit, our first glimpse of the 2018 squad reveals promise of a new attitude. First year pass rush specialist coach, Chris Kiffin, has San Francisco's young defensive line buying into a play style that emphasizes attacking the QB as a cohesive unit. While it may sound obvious, the 49ers young defensive line definitely struggled to find chemistry and adapt to injury. Another year in DC Robert Saleh's defense and Kiffin's tutelage should keep the Niners from another bottom 10 finish, but San Francisco still seems to be lacking a dominant EDGE talent to pair with Defo Buckner (who has started to take snaps on the edge himself.)

The 2019 draft class could be stacked with pass rush talent like this week's pick, Miami's Joe Jackson. It's worth noting that Jackson is still a little raw and will only be a junior this season, but the tape so far is tantalizing. At 6'5, 256 lbs Jackson has been using his prototype size and freaky athleticism to terrorize QBs since he arrived at Miami. He'd be a great fit for the 49ers, especially if they dont retain Attachou and/or Armstead at the end of the year.


15 Baltimore
Parris Campbell
    Ohio State
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
208



After using a RD1 pick on Lamar Jackson in 2018, the focus of the 2019 Draft could very well target weapons for the hopeful franchise signal-caller. That would not be a sharp deviation from this last offseason, where the Ravens added Michael Crabtree, Willie Snead, and John Brown via Free Agency, then picked up Hayden Hurst, Mark Andrews, Jaleel Scott, and Jordan Lasley in the draft. However, Baltimore has minimal investment in each of the receivers beyond this season, and it's safe to assume the franchise would love to give Jackson a better #1 target than Crabtree, who will be 32 when the 2019 season starts. An elite receiver like Campbell or a top running back --should the Alex Collins experiment falter in Year 2-- would make Jackson's likely transition into full-time starter much smoother.


16 Oakland
Anfernee Jennings
    Alabama
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
262



This is getting to be a bit of a game. Every year at this time, I and others in the draft world slot a linebacker to the Raiders in the draft. Then, the Silver & Black manages to patch in a short term solution with duct tape, crosses its fingers, and hopes in vain for a solid defense. With Jon Gruden and company counting on Derrick Johnson, who will turn 36 this season, in the middle, the 2019 draft might finally be the year the Curse of Rolando McClain- that has kept Oakland from investing in a linebacker in the first two rounds of the draft since 2010- is broken. Drafting another Alabama product, like Jennings, might be the way to go as Saban U has largely produced linebackers that play up to their draft position, unlike McClain. Nevertheless, the opposition to drafting an LB highly could continue for yet another year, and, in that case, look for TE or CB to be among the top targets.

Traded Round 1 Picks:
Green Bay gets New Orleans R1 Pick (2018 Draft trade)

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Top-40 Players
Psn
1 Nick Bosa
Ohio State
EDGE
9 Rashan Gary
Michigan
DL3T
11 Noah Fant
Iowa
TE
13 Parris Campbell
Ohio State
WRF
23 T.J. Edwards
Wisconsin
OLB
32 Dre'Mont Jones
Ohio State
DL3T
37 Beau Benzschawel
Wisconsin
OG
47 Connor McGovern
Penn State
OC
57 Michael Deiter
Wisconsin
OT
65 Mike Weber
Ohio State
RBF
66 Clayton Thorson
Northwestern
QB
67 David Edwards
Wisconsin
OT
75 Shareef Miller
Penn State
EDGE
77 Isaiah Prince
Ohio State
OT
81 Lavert Hill
Michigan
CB
84 Raequan Williams
Michigan St
DL5T
91 Tyree Kinnel
Michigan
S
92 Matt Sokol
Michigan State
TE
100 Chase Winovich
Michigan
EDGE
102 David Dowell
Michigan St
S
114 Devin Bush
Michigan
ILB
116 Amani Oruwariye
Penn State
CB
118 Michael Jordan
Ohio State
OG
127 Kiy Hester
Rutgers
CB
132 Johnnie Dixon
Ohio State
WRS
134 Olive Sagapolu
Wisconsin
DL1T
136 Trace McSorley
Penn State
QB
138 Anthony Nelson
Iowa
EDGE
139 Damon Arnette
Ohio State
CB
146 D'Cota Dixon
Wisconsin
S
154 Tariq Cole
Rutgers
OT
156 Juwan Johnson
Penn State
WRF
157 L.J. Scott
Michigan St
RBF
167 Montre Hartage
Northwestern
CB
170 Kendall Sheffield
Ohio State
CB
177 Stanley Morgan Jr.
Nebraska
WRF
178 Parker Hesse
Iowa
EDGE
181 Nick Linder
Indiana
OC
186 Felton Davis III
Michigan St
WRF
191 Karan Higdon
Michigan
RBF
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