O/A Rank Top-15 CBs
4 Greedy Williams
8 Julian Love
25 Deandre Baker
60 Lavert Hill
72 Iman Marshall
86 Alijah Holder
96 Jamel Dean
108 Amani Oruwariye
120 Levonta Taylor
125 Jordan Wyatt
132 Blace Brown
134 Ken Webster
143 Blessuan Austin
153 Michael Jackson
155 Mark Fields
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2019 NFL Mock Draft Round 1
Selections 17-32


17 Pittsburgh
Julian Love
    Notre Dame
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
193



This is a passing-driven league, and the Steelers right now are neither good at consistently passing nor defending against it. It's debatable whether from a draftnik's perspective this is attributable to the roster or to coaching. The change in Offensive Coordinator from Todd Haley to Roethlisberger's buddy, Randy Fichtner has resulted in star players out of sync, questionable game-planning and an overall lack of preparation. As unreliable as the offense is, the defense seems to be steadily poor. In the fourth year under DC Keith Butler, the team ranks 29th in yards versus the pass and 25th in scoring defense. Blown coverages and defensive miscues attributed to the ubiquitous "communication issues" can't exactly be addressed in the draft.

What can be fixed in the draft is getting pressure on the passer and improving coverage. This past offseason, the team re-tooled at Safety, drafting two and picking up two in Free Agency. If we assume those guys will gel and yield some quality starters, then upgrading the edge rusher or outside corner position is the logical next step. At OLB, the team lacks a feared pass rusher, necessitating the use of scheme to generate pass rush. At corner, Burns isn't making a case that he deserves to be a starter. Haden on the other side is playing well, but isn't a long-term solution.


18 LA Chargers
Drew Lock
    Missouri
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
225



The Chargers' Week 4 win over the 49ers not only got them back on track for what promises to be a strong playoff push, it also got them a lifetime fan, thanks to one divided Compton couple. Between that and the terrific work of this year's first round pick Derwin James, life is looking up for the Bolts. But looking up at the emerging Chiefs, the Chargers will need to add weapons to get to the top of their division for the next few years. Along with a young QB to replace Phil Rivers, that will include a pass catching tight end and speed all over the edges.

Jud Branam, Chargers Analyst


19 Miami
Josh Allen
    Kentucky
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
230



Talk about awful; the Miami Dolphins looked absolutely dreadful this past Sunday. The Patriots blew them out of the water in every aspect of the game. Tannehill led a lackluster Dolphins' offense that did next to nothing against a bad Patriots' defense. Belichick and Company came in with the game plan of running the football and allowing James White to expose the Dolphins' young linebackers. The front seven looked absolutely terrible, as the lack of depth along the defensive line stuck out like a sore thumb. The only positive things that can be taken away from this dreadful game is that Minkah Fitzpatrick continues to impress, and Frank Gore continued to pad the stats and climb the all-time touchdown and yards-leader ladder.


20 Carolina
Taylor Rapp
    Washington
    S
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
207



(Updated 10/9) With the Carolina Panthers now sitting at 3-1, they now find themselves in second place in the NFC South standings. Chasing a surging New Orleans Saints team, but seemingly not trailing by much. The Panthers are coming off a seemingly impossible win against the Giants after Gano's heroics. The team looks sharp right now, as the Panthers lead the NFL in rushing yards per game with 154; while also being ranked among the top 5 defenses in the league to date. They have gotten past a number of injuries on the roster, and also gained a couple of new weapons in the past week. Eric Reid and Curtis Samuel are both emerging as top-tier players on both sides of the ball, while teammate Greg Olsen announced that he plans to hold out on getting surgery and return to the team in week 6. This comes as great news, as rookie tight end Ian Thomas has not been a key contributor since being forced into the starting role. Along with the emergence of Samuel, the offense will definitely see an uptick in productivity and efficiency on the offensive side of the ball in the coming weeks.


21 Green Bay
Montez Sweat
    Mississippi St
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
241



The Packers suffered a disappointing Week 3 loss to Washington, but they bounced back with a 22-0 win over the Buffalo Bills. Surprisingly, Green Bay's Week 4 win was buoyed by an outstanding defensive performance that was no doubt aided by a lackluster Bills' offense. Aaron Rodgers described the team's performance as "championship level defense and non-playoff team offense" for the day.

The Packers racked up seven sacks and three turnovers (2 INT, 1 FR) in their matchup with the Bills. Green Bay has spent their last six RD1 picks on defensive players, and the trend could very well continue after new GM Brian Gutekunst spent his first three draft picks on the defensive side of the ball in 2018. However, at some point the Packers will have to add an impactful offensive weapon to ensure the strength of the Packers' offensive attack.

- James Siebers, Packers Analyst


22 Tennessee
Rodney Anderson
    Oklahoma
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
219



It's certainly not been pretty, but the Titans are 3-1 and sitting atop the AFC South standings. Marcus Mariota started off very slow and missed a game due to injury, but finally put a good outing together against the Eagles, throwing for 344 yards and two touchdowns. Corey Davis is finally starting to come into his own as well, with a huge 9-catch, 161-yard performance. However, the running game will need to be better. Derrick Henry cannot continue to only average 3 yards per carry, though it should get better as Jack Conklin finally returned from injury to give Tennessee arguably the best Tackle combination with Taylor Lewan.

As for the defense, the secondary has looked a bit better, currently sitting 12th in pass yards allowed per game in the NFL. The run defense, despite being ranked 25th in yards per game, has not allowed any rushing touchdowns, and the most yards allowed to one player this season was 70 to Jay Ajayi. So despite the team showing poor numbers, they're still a strong unit, and the numbers will even themselves out as the year progresses.

There's still a long way to go in this football season, and Tennessee has certainly not looked great, but they keep finding way to "Git'R'Done."


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



I'm not sure why, but the Raiders' front office was convinced that, even with Khalil Mack, the Chicago Bears would deliver a high RD1 selection in return. Add that to the list of aspects of this trade that do not make sense. The Bears stand 3-1 and look like a real contender, meaning this pick is very likely to be in the 20s. If Gruden takes advantage of this elite DL class and uses Oakland's own pick on one, look for LB, S, or an offensive weapon for Carr to be targeted with the second. One thing to consider as the season wears on is the perception of the franchise QB. His standing would have really taken a hit without that game-winning drive.


24 Minnesota
Ahmmon Richards
    Miami (FL)
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +9
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
190



The Vikings' season has been temporarily de-railed by the "WTF JUST HAPPENED?" loss vs. the Bills in Week 3, followed by a hard-fought loss to the Rams in the Week 4 Thursday nighter. Their overall record of 1-2-1 after four weeks is an outcome absolutely no one predicted. That said, there's plenty of football left to play and, fortunately, the biggest concern to date so far (pass defense) is an area where Mike Zimmer's teams have traditionally excelled. With that, one can't help but feel like it's only a matter of time before he rights the ship on that front.

Looking ahead to the draft, there are a lot bigger needs at this point of the season than I think anyone had foreseen coming into the year. Everson Griffen's departure is concerning. Obviously, the biggest concern for him is his life away from the football field, but if he can't overcome his issues, it could open a hole for a pass rusher. The struggles on the offensive line continue and an offensive tackle seems like an appropriate investment at this point, as well. That said, the roster is still well-stocked overall and the window remains wide open for the team to compete for the foreseeable future.





25 Cincinnati
Christian Wilkins
    Clemson
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
300



Wait...is the Bengals being not bad a thing? I'm so conflicted because...the Bengals are bad, right? Their coaching situation is a mess, the ownership is old-fashioned, stubborn, and generally ineffective, the team has drafted terribly over the past few years, and the roster could stand to be improved at almost every position. But...the Bengals might be good...!?!? Want to hear something even more befuddling? It's the offense, not the defense, that has won three of four games in 2018. Averaging 35 ppg is the only reason the Bengals have a 3-1 record, as the defense has been porous, allowing 419.2 ypg and 28.2 ppg, good for the 29th-ranked defense in the league. What Bengals fans have to trust is that the Red Rifle's renaissance remains rolling and that Tyler Boyd and AJ Green capably continue to carry the load, again without Tyler Eifert. I do think this offense is sustainable because of Joe Mixon's ability out of the backfield, but I also worry about the lack of big plays, something Dalton admitted was key to sustained success in 2018.

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


26 Baltimore
T.J. Edwards
    Wisconsin
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
244



Although Pittsburgh has had a rough start to the 2018 season, a road win at the Steel City is always held in the highest regard by fans and NFL pundits alike. With one of the league's better defenses and an efficient offense, along with a team, coaching staff and front office who knows how to win, the Ravens are positioned nicely for a deep run into the playoffs.

DraftTek is a primarily a draft-oriented website, so let's take a look ahead to the 2019 Draft and the Ravens' impending free-agent situation. Defensively, the front seven will take some hits with starters Terrell Suggs (35-year-old Terrell Suggs), CJ Mosley, and Brent Urban all hitting the road. Ouch! The outlook for the offense, unfortunately, doesn't even look that good. The skill positions lose John Brown, Buck Allen, and Alex Collins, though Collins (and his 3.4 ypc) is a RFA and can be retained. The OL loses Matt Skura this year, but must also look ahead to 2019 when 60% of the OL starters will depart --both OGs Marshall Yanda and Alex Lewis. Ronnie Stanley is also up, but as a first-round pick (in 2016), he can be extended. To compound the hurt, the Ravens will be without the services of a 2nd-round pick in the 2019 draft. Little margin for draft errors, but we have faith that Ozzie Newsome's replacement will continue to steer the ship in a winning direction.


27 Philadelphia
Mitch Hyatt
    Clemson
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
310



So far in 2018, the 2-2 Eagles don't look much like their championship doppelganger from a season ago. Is Philly destined for a mediocre season, or are these problems correctable? The Eagles currently have issues in their secondary, and at receiver, and at running back. But the unit that's causing the most problems this year is the same unit that won a Super Bowl for the team last year: the O-Line. In the last nine games of 2017, the Eagles' line surrendered 11 sacks (1.2 per game), and that was without Jason Peters. In Weeks 2-4 this year, the line has surrendered 12 sacks (4.0 per game) WITH Jason Peters. The boys over at BleedingGreenNation illustrate the breakdowns perfectly. Against the Titans, the unthinkable happened: Pro Bowl tackles Jason Peters and Lane Johnson got beaten repeatedly. In the short term, I think the O-Line will get their act together and start dominating again, but a legit O-Tackle prospect is a must-have in the 2019 Draft.

- Broz, Eagles Analyst


28 Green Bay
Noah Fant
    Iowa
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +12
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
241



The race for the NFC North is shaping up a bit differently than most expected. The Vikings are coming off back-to-back losses that included a shocking upset to the Buffalo Bills and a close loss to the impressive L.A. Rams. Green Bay currently sits just behind a Chicago Bears' team coming off a strong 48-10 win over Tampa Bay.

The Packers' first four point margins have been incredibly close. They are two plays away from sporting a 3-1 record, but they're also two plays away from a 1-3 start to the season. Even the Packers' wins have had their fair share of lost opportunities. Favorable matchups against the Lions and 49ers over the next two weeks should give Green Bay an opportunity to show their true colors.

- James Siebers, Packers Analyst


29 New England
Deandre Baker
    Georgia
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
185



After a dominant performance against the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots are now 2-2 through four weeks, which means Belichick and Co. are right where they want to be. During the Belichick/Brady era, New England has started 2-2 or worse six times with rather good results:

2017: Started 2-2, Finished 13-3, won AFC.
2014: Started 2-2, Finished 12-4, won Super Bowl.
2012: Started 2-2, Finished 12-4, hosted/lost AFC title game.
2005: Started 2-2, Finished 10-6, lost Divisional Round.
2003: Started 2-2, Finished 14-2, won Super Bowl.
2001: Started 1-3, Finished 11-5, won Super Bowl.

Both the offense and defense got back on track against Miami, with the big improvement coming on the defensive side of the ball. Ryan Tannehill passed for only 100 yards against New England, while the Patriots allowed just 172 total yards on defense. One of New England's biggest issues thus far has been their absolute lack of pressure on the opposing quarterback, but on Sunday the Patriots generated pressure on 51.6% of passing snaps.

While encouraging, one good defensive performance doesn't change everything. The Patriots still have talent issues at all three levels of the defense. At present, the two biggest weaknesses are edge defender and linebacker. Impressive rookie Ja'Whaun Bentley was unfortunately placed on IR following Week Three, so the Patriots are now a Dont'a Hightower injury away from being devastatingly thin at linebacker for the remainer of the season.

- Jonathan Rosenberg, Patriots Analyst


30 Jacksonville
Albert Okwuegbunam
    Missouri
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
260



It has been an up-and-down couple of games. Last week, coming off the huge win vs New England, the offense completely stalled, scoring a measly 6 points and losing a defensive struggle to the division-rival (and quietly 3-1) Titans. Then in Week 4, Bortles and Co. hung 29 points on what was supposed to be the league's second-best defense, and top defense against the pass. As many predicted, this team would go as far as the offense, and Bortles in particular, would allow it to go. The mention of Bortles and the passing game is even more prescient than people realized. Fournette has been hurt, and though Yeldon has been pretty good, this team isn't hammering opponents with the power-run game as expected. They've been forced to adapt to a less-conservative game plan, and this is the second time in three weeks that we've seen it work. Dede Westbrook really emerged this week and was able to create separation in the downfield passing game. Donte Moncrief had a long touchdown catch. Keelan Cole had a big game vs the Patriots. The trouble has been putting it together for a couple games in a row. It isn't news to say that if the pass-catchers are able to get open, and Bortles can hit them, the Jaguars are going to win a lot of games. The question is how consistent will they be?


31 Kansas City
Dexter Lawrence
    Clemson
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
340



(Updated 10/9) The Chiefs committed their first turnover in 177 snaps, halting Patrick Mahomes' chance at breaking another NFL record, most TDs without an INT. (Peyton Manning owns it with 16 TDs, 0 INTS.) So, what happens next? Dee Ford wins the ball right back with a strip-sack. Tack on four INTs, five sacks ... Oh wait a minute, are we talking defensive highlights? Yes, we are! And, some nasty defensive highlights too - five personal fouls, two ejections. The Defense found its attitude. It was nice to see the unit step up when the offense was not at the top of its game. Third-stringer Jordan Lucas stepped in for injured safeties Eric Murray (sprained ankle) and Armani Watts (groin) and looked like an All Pro making his first career interception, topping it off with a 49-yard return. Lucas was picked up from the Miami Dolphins via a trade on the cutdown day at the end of the preseason. He's another example of GM Brett Veach's thorough research paying off. Veach has shown that he's willing to take a chance on another team's failed investments. The Cardinals are dangling some such trade bait. Now that Justin Houston is out for a few weeks, will Veach bite?

~KCBudMan, Chiefs Analyst


32 LA Rams
Lavert Hill
    Michigan
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -22
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
177



(Updated 10/9) What did we learn from the Seahawks game? Well, for Seattle, when the game is on the line, Pete Carroll will often outcoach himself. If Carroll had not called the timeout when the Rams punter was on the field - essentially giving the Rams a fourth timeout - we could very well be looking at our first loss of the season. However, still on reserve are those luxury seats in the Coliseum, plus bottles of champagne, for Larry Czonka and his old, fat Dolphin friends. The high-flying Rams are still undefeated.

All joking aside, this matchup provided a great preview of what the 2019 Rams defense may look like. The hired guns, CB Marcus Peters and DT Ndamukong Suh, did not play well. The other hired gun, CB Aqib Talib, is not slated to return until December. Noting that each of these players are only on a one-year guaranteed contract and may well be gone next season, the Corner position, in my opinion, is now the top priority.

Traded Round 1 Picks:
Green Bay gets New Orleans R1 Pick (2019 Draft trade)
Oakland gets Chicago RD1 pick (Khalil Mack trade)

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Big Board Rankings
O/A Rank SEC Conference
Top-40 Players
Psn
4 Greedy Williams
LSU
CB
6 A.J. Brown
Ole Miss
WRF
7 Drew Lock
Missouri
QB
9 Deionte Thompson
Alabama
S
11 Josh Allen
Kentucky
EDGE
13 Jeffery Simmons
Mississippi St
DL3T
15 Jonah Williams
Alabama
OT
17 Devin White
LSU
ILB
18 Raekwon Davis
Alabama
DL5T
21 Anfernee Jennings
Alabama
ILB
23 Jarrett Stidham
Auburn
QB
25 Deandre Baker
Georgia
CB
26 Greg Little
Ole Miss
OT
28 Derrick Brown
Auburn
DL5T
30 Albert Okwuegbunam
Missouri
TE
34 Quinnen Williams
Alabama
DL5T
37 Damien Harris
Alabama
RBF
45 Montez Sweat
Mississippi St
EDGE
46 Ross Pierschbacher
Alabama
OG
53 Deebo Samuel
South Carolina
WRF
55 Terrell Lewis
Alabama
EDGE
67 Benny Snell Jr.
Kentucky
RBF
69 Isaiah Buggs
Alabama
DL1T
70 Terry Beckner Jr.
Missouri
DL3T
77 C.J. Conrad
Kentucky
TE
82 Terry Godwin
Georgia
WRS
83 Prince Teno Wanagho
Auburn
OT
85 Charles Wright
Vanderbilt
OLB
89 Johnathan Abram
Mississippi St
S
95 Irv Smith Jr.
Alabama
TE
96 Jamel Dean
Auburn
CB
97 Elgton Jenkins
Mississippi St
OC
99 Mack Wilson
Alabama
ILB
105 Nick Fitzgerald
Mississippi St
QB
111 Erik McCoy
Texas A&M
OC
115 Dontavius Russell
Auburn
DL1T
116 D.K. Metcalf
Ole Miss
WRF
128 Dre Greenlaw
Arkansas
OLB
131 Jabari Zuniga
Florida
OLB
134 Ken Webster
Ole Miss
CB
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