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7 Greedy Williams
14 Byron Murphy
21 DeAndre Baker
24 Trayvon Mullen
43 Amani Oruwariye
70 Julian Love
99 Rock Ya-Sin
102 JoeJuan Williams
113 Lonnie Johnson
114 Derrick Baity
115 Michael Jackson
134 Jimmy Moreland
138 Kris Boyd
152 Saivion Smith
169 Justin Layne
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2019 NFL Mock Draft Round 1
Selections 17-32


17 Cleveland
Greg Little
    Ole Miss
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -19
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
325



As scouts continue to peruse game tape and with many senior offensive tackles having made a name for themselves in the All-Star games, Greg Little's name continues to slide down boards. Even I am starting to think his name is dropping out of the first-round conversation, but it's important to remember Little's upside.

With the Combine coming up, we are getting ready to get some answers on some of the better Offensive Tackle prospects. While the casual fan often refers to this process as the Underwear Olympics, it has more meaning to scouts who have watched players and are still looking for answers.

How long are Jonah Williams' and Dalton Risner's arms going to be? Has Jawaan Taylor started to remake his body to take advantage of his tremendous feet? Will Cody Ford have the feet to survive on the edge? Has Andre Dillard been getting stronger in order to improve as a run blocker? These are all questions that can be answered through the Combine process.

As far as Little is concerned, I'm interested to see if he has remade his body. He is also extremely unpolished with his feet and hands, thanks to his ability to get by so long because of his natural gifts. Still, Little might have the most untapped potential of anyone I mentioned, and a Combine workout that shows he has slimmed down and improved his techniques could put him back on the early radar.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst

18 Minnesota
Christian Wilkins
    Clemson
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
300



Comment forthcoming . . .

19 Tennessee
Jachai Polite
    Florida
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
260



Huge grab by the Titans here. Not only do they address a need at Edge after the retirement of Brian Orakpo and the pending Free Agency of Derrick Morgan, but they don't have to reach significantly to find one. In previous versions of the DraftTek CMD, we've seen huge runs on pass rushers, leaving Tennessee to try and find other players who could make an impact in a different area of need.

After two seasons of minimal impact, Polite broke out in 2018 with 17.5 TFL and 11.0 sacks. He doesn't have the multiple-season pedigree that GM Jon Robinson often targets, but he did finish First Team All-SEC, so he does have the hardware that Robinson enjoys.

Polite doesn't bring the frame and length that GM's love to take swings on, but he does show a lot of polish to his pass rush than expected, especially considering he's only had one full season of production. Polite will be an excellent partner to pair with Harold Landry, a Second Rounder in 2018, to create a dynamic pass rush duo for the next few seasons.

20 Pittsburgh
Trayvon Mullen
    Clemson
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
190



The Steelers' secondary needs an injection of talent at cornerback. Joe Haden has a couple years left but the team needs another corner to play opposite him. Sensibaugh and Sutton took over for the regressing Artie Burns, and though the defense ranked 10th in passing yards allowed, they came up short in generating turnovers. This defense led the league in sacks over the last 2 years, but is, incredibly, only 26th in takeaways.

Mullen has great length, and the experience in man coverage that the Steelers will look for on the outside. His physicality at the catch point and in run support is also a trait the Steelers have long valued.

Mullen is a tricky evaluation. He's an excellent athlete who should shine at the combine yet he doesn't have the resume of splash plays the team would like. Playing on an elite Clemson squad also makes the evaluation difficult. At this point his RD1 status is based on a projection of where his game could be in a couple years. He needs to do well in interviews and demonstrate his elite physical gifts at the Combine to maintain his elite draft status.

21 Seattle
Jaylon Ferguson
    Louisiana Tech
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -10
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
256



Comment forthcoming . . .

22 Baltimore
D.K. Metcalf
    Ole Miss
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +11
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
225



Comment forthcoming . . .

23 Houston
Cody Ford
    Oklahoma
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -53
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
335



Comment forthcoming . . .

24 Oakland
Mack Wilson
    Alabama
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -15
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
236



The Raiders desperately needed help at linebacker when they drafted Rolando McClain in RD1 back in 2010, and the problem has only gotten worse since then. As such, the unit has been held together seemingly by off-brand duct tape and annual prayers that a patchwork of journeymen, washed up vets, and late round picks can form a cohesive corps.

Time and again, however, the duct tape hasn't held, and the prayers have gone unanswered. That's why 2019 MUST be the year the team addresses this glaring weakness. Enter, Mack Wilson, a prospect I see as one of this draft's most underrated performers. In fact, I see him as similar (even a bit bigger than) to Roquan Smith who was drafted 8th overall last season, 2 slots ahead of where the Silver & Black would have eagerly taken him. So, how'd that work out for Da Bears?

Well, they went from 9th to 1st in points allowed, from 11th to 1st in rush yards allowed, and from 10th to 3rd in total yards allowed. Now, there were other reasons for this improvement (see Mack, Khalil), but Smith, who led the team in tackles and was 3rd in sacks, played a big role in taking the defense from good to great. Wilson could play a similar role in taking the Raiders D from abysmal to acceptable.




25 Philadelphia
Jawaan Taylor
    Florida
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -43
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
328



Well, Eagles fans, this is our first CMD since the Jeffery Simmons injury, and it's the first CMD this year where a blue-chip D-Lineman didn't fall into my lap at spot #25. From my perspective, the common assumption that Philly's RD1 pick will be a D-Lineman is quickly evaporating. Unless you want the Eagles to reach for Zach Allen (overrated) or Brian Burns (underfed), then you're left with either burning second rounders to trade up for a premier D-Lineman, or staying put and going in a different direction. I was highly tempted to take Josh Jacobs here because of his potential positive impact on Carson Wentz's effectiveness. However, after 20 years of letting Andy Reid's drafting philosophy seep into my cerebrum, the thought of drafting someone other than a QB, OT, D-Lineman, or CB in RD1 brings on an illogical feeling of impending doom that I just can't shake.

I'm surprised that O-Tackle has not been widely talked about as an urgent need by Eagles "experts" this offseason. If you believe that QB is the most important position in football, and that the play of your O-Line is directly proportional to the success of said QB, then Left Tackle should be VERY high on your Eagles' needs list. Could Jason Peters limp through one more year? Maybe. Could Jordan Mailata go from never playing football to Pro Bowl Tackle? Maayyybeee. Could Big V...uhh, never mind. Let's move on.

In this week's CMD, the Eagles stick with a money position, don't reach for a D-Lineman, and select Florida's OT Jawaan Taylor. Here, one of my favorite draft analysts rates him as a Top 15 player. Taylor has great size, strength, and raw skills...and unlike some of the Big Uglies drafted higher in this CMD, has true Left Tackle genes. The former Gator allowed 11 QB pressures in 426 snaps in 2018, and led a line that allowed only 18 sacks all year. And hey, for everyone that was jonesing for a dominant D-Lineman this week, look which pretend-Eagles GM used Jeffery Simmons' horrible, costly misfortune to his advantage by scooping him up in RD2.

- Broz, Eagles Analyst

26 Indianapolis
Brian Burns
    Florida State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -45
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
231



Should Indy select a player like Brian Burnswith the 26th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, it would leave many Colts' fans ecstatic. Some may seriously want a top wideout (and that may ultimately be the selection at pick #26), but it would be hard to deny the range of versatility Burns would provide Colts' Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus.

Many might pigeonhole Burns into a 3-4 only base D, but his athleticism, speed, and power allow him to play in multiple fronts and from either side. Hand in the dirt or standing upright, Burns has ample talent to provide production from either method. Getting him together with Coach (and former Colts' standout) Robert Mathis gives one reason to think he has an even higher floor for the future. Indy finished in a 3-way tie for 19th in the league in sacks for 2018 (which was up from 31st in the NFL in 2017).

The Colts will need to jump into the top 10 if they want to become a legitimate Super Bowl threat. Denico Autry and Darius Leonard led the way last season with 9 and 7 QB sacks, respectively. More is needed in the way of QB pressure and sacks, which is why an added EDGE presence is needed, along with increased pressure up the middle. With the versatility Brian Burns brings to the table, that pressure could be coming from anywhere on the Indy defense in 2019, which is what helps keep the opposition guessing throughout the game - and especially in "crunch time."

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



So, the first round ends without the Raiders taking a DL? It's unlikely that happens in April, but it's even less likely that Gruden allows April 25 to pass by without adding a new WR to the roster. A group led by an over-the-hill Jordy Nelson, Seth Roberts, and Marcell Ateman might be the worst in NFL history. Bringing in A.J. Brown, rated the #36 overall prospect coming out of high school who then went on to surpass expectations at Ole Miss, is just the talent infusion the Raiders desperately need. Despite being part of a loaded receiving corps, Brown built an incredibly productive career that now has him as the #6 all-time leader in receiving yards in SEC history. If Gruden rolls with Carr for another 16 games, it's imperative to give the 2016 MVP candidate the tools needed to succeed. With his lowest QBR since the 2015 season, Brown is a much needed asset whose floor is developing into an elite #2.

28 LA Chargers
Jerry Tillery
    Notre Dame
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
306



Big guy who can run is pretty much football in a nutshell. Inside D-Lineman who generates pass pressure is a more datalytical way to describe it. At 6-6, 306, Jerry Tillery is a big guy. He's projected to run a forty in the 4.8 range, and he has flashed a versatile skillset, racking up eight sacks, three forced fumbles, and two blocked kicks as a key cog in Notre Dame's 13-1 season. That's a pile of talent to pick up at #28, and D-Tackle is a position in need of a refresh on the Chargers' roster.

USA Today projects Tillery as a first-rounder, saying, "Tillery has the athleticism of a defensive end, the power of a nose tackle, and the makings of an 8-10 year player in the NFL."

The only question marks on Tillery seem to be in the leadership/decision-making category. He's run into trouble a time or two, from social media indiscretion to on-field outbursts and incidents. Combine interviews will be key to answering whether teams are comfortable Tillery can get down to business as a pro or if he slides due to risk/reward calculations.

- Jud Branam, Chargers Analyst

29 Kansas City
Nasir Adderley
    Delaware
    S
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
200



Much like Gulliver waking up on the island of Lilliput, Chiefs' GM Brett Veach finds himself strapped down by the strings attached to the pulling hands of Justin Houston, Eric Berry, and Daniel Sorensen -- contracts delivered under the Reign of Dorsey. Under the Veach Reign, Anthony Hitchens and Sammy Watkins are also high-priced acquisitions pulling those salary cap strings even tighter. This week, contracts expire for Dee Ford, Steven Nelson, Allen Bailey, Chris Conley, and Mitch Morse. There is not enough string to go around. Like it or not Chiefs fans, it is time to break some strings and set free the sleeping GM. The Free Agency period has begun. February 19 marks the first date that teams may choose to designate FAs as Franchise or Transition players. The franchise deadline is March 5th. Teams must be under the salary cap by March 13th.

Houston, Ford, Nelson, Bailey, and Morse were strong and steady producers in 2018. The injury bug, however, has plagued each of their careers. In fact, of all previously listed, only Hitchens has a history of staying healthy. He and Berry are the only players listed who should feel secure etching their name above their locker for 2019. And, Berry, because his contract financially hinders his release, is kept only one more year.

That brings us to our future at Safety --Nasir Adderley. Like Bret Veach, he is a Delaware alumni; plus, he's the popular pick of almost every Chiefs draft analyst. I've been slow to buy in, but I do like his bloodlines.

~ KCBudMan, Chiefs Analyst

30 Green Bay
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
    Stanford
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +13
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
222



Davante Adams exploded into stardom during a 2018 season that saw him rack up 111 receptions for 1,386 yards and 13 TDs. If he'd been able to play in the final game, there's a strong possibility that Adams would have set single-season franchise records in catches and yards. The rest of the WRs on the team totaled just 128 receptions on the season. Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown showed promise as legitimate NFL targets, while Geronimo Allison set a strong pace in the early weeks of the season. However, GM Brian Gutekunst may be reluctant to count solely on improvement from within given the Packers' offensive struggles the last two seasons.

Stanford's J.J. Arcega-Whiteside could be a perfect target for Aaron Rodgers. Arcega-Whiteside is a possession receiver with elite hands and exceptional body control. Arcega-Whiteside improved his production for the Cardinal in each of the past three seasons and capped his collegiate career with 63 catches for 1,059 yards and 14 TDs in 2018. Arcega-Whiteside's frame, ability to adjust to throws, and success rate on contested catches could draw comparisons to Jordy Nelson. If Arcega-Whiteside can contribute early, the Packers would suddenly have a deep and dangerous stable of young WRs to build around.

- James Siebers, Packers Analyst

31 LA Rams
Juan Thornhill
    Virginia
    S
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
200



What sticks out most in Juan Thornhill's game is his excellent timing both on the ball and knowing when a speedy receiver is about to turn on the burners to attempt to break free for a catch. Thornhill boasts 24 deflected passes and 11 INTs in his career at Virginia. He uses sound technique to avoid penalties in pass coverage and stays hip-to-hip with both slot and outside receivers. After playing cornerback, Thornhill made a smooth transition to safety in 2018, reeling in 6 INTs for the season. His ball-hawking skills would be a great benefit to Jared Goff by giving him more possessions. Watch Thornhill take out a referee during a 63-yard INT return here.

Thornhill would replace Lamarcus Joyner at Free Safety, should the Rams let Joyner slip away in Free Agency. The Cavalier would also be a nice complement to John Johnson III, who beat out veteran Mo Alexander and excelled last year in the Strong Safety position. Joyner and JJ3 were one of the best tandems in the league despite their previous lack of starting NFL experience.

Should the Rams attempt to acquire more picks by trading down, the underrated Thornhill could also be available in RD2.

~ LABudMan, Rams Analyst

32 New England
Kelvin Harmon
    NC State
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +16
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
213



The one thing clearly missing from the New England Patriots' offense is a vertical threat that can stretch the field. While the Patriots re-invented themselves as a power running team over the back half of the season, this was born out of necessity as much as it was the team playing to their own strengths. Rob Gronkowski's ability as a receiver has clearly diminished, yet he remains an elite blocker. The Josh Gordon suspension took away the sole vertical threat the team had, and he only appeared in 11 games.

In fact, during those 11 games, Gordon compiled the second-most receiving yards on the team by a receiver, and the third-most among all players. Only Julian Edelman and James White accumulated more receiving yards during the year. Additionally, Gordon easily lead all Patriots' pass catchers in yards per reception, averaging 18 yards per catch while with the team. That mark was good enough for 2nd best in the league this past year.

Kelvin Harmon is a big-bodied receiver with the top-end speed to stretch the field. He has good ball skills adjusting to back shoulder throws and has natural hands to make contested catches. As Tom Brady continues to age into his 40's, the Patriots need to surround him with as many weapons as possible.

- Jonathan Rosenberg, Patriots Analyst
Traded Round 1 Picks:
Green Bay gets New Orleans R1 Pick (2019 Draft trade)
Oakland gets Chicago RD1 pick (Khalil Mack trade)
Oakland gets Dallas RD1 pick (Amari Cooper trade)

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2 Quinnen Williams
Alabama
DL3T
4 Josh Allen
Kentucky
EDGE
7 Greedy Williams
LSU
CB
8 Deionte Thompson
Alabama
S
9 Jonah Williams
Alabama
OT
11 D.K. Metcalf
Ole Miss
WRF
12 Devin White
LSU
ILB
13 Montez Sweat
Mississippi St
EDGE
15 Jeffery Simmons
Mississippi State
DL3T
19 Josh Jacobs
Alabama
RBF
21 DeAndre Baker
Georgia
CB
22 A.J. Brown
Ole Miss
WRF
23 Jachai Polite
Florida
EDGE
26 Damien Harris
Alabama
RBF
31 Drew Lock
Missouri
QB
37 Greg Little
Ole Miss
OT
40 Mack Wilson
Alabama
ILB
42 Martez Ivey
Florida
OG
44 Elgton Jenkins
Mississippi St
OC
45 Riley Ridley
Georgia
WRF
46 Irv Smith Jr.
Alabama
TE
49 Benny Snell Jr.
Kentucky
RBF
53 Darryl Williams
Mississippi St
OG
54 Deebo Samuel
South Carolina
WRF
61 Isaiah Buggs
Alabama
DL1T
62 C Gardner-Johnson
Florida
S
64 Erik McCoy
Texas A&M
OC
65 Emanuel Hall
Missouri
WRF
68 Jawaan Taylor
Florida
OT
81 Elijah Holyfield
Georgia
RBF
88 Terry Beckner Jr.
Missouri
DL3T
91 Vosean Joseph
Florida
OLB
102 JoeJuan Williams
Vanderbilt
CB
104 Christian Miller
Alabama
EDGE
111 Johnathan Abram
Mississippi St
S
113 Lonnie Johnson
Kentucky
CB
114 Derrick Baity
Kentucky
CB
119 Dontavius Russell
Auburn
DL1T
121 Daylon Mack
Texas A&M
DL1T
125 Jace Sternberger
Texas A&M
TE
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