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4 Greedy Williams
7 Deandre Baker
17 Julian Love
55 Iman Marshall
72 Alijah Holder
81 Lavert Hill
96 Michael Jackson
104 Mark Fields
116 Amani Oruwariye
121 Trayvon Mullen
127 Kiy Hester
139 Damon Arnette
149 Juan Thornhill
152 Mook Reynolds
158 Rashad Robinson
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2019 NFL Mock Draft Round 1
Selections 17-32


17 Detroit
Julian Love
    Notre Dame
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
193



After star CB Darius Slay went down hard in Wednesday morning's practice, Twitter was bursting with fans and media types questioning the Lions' CB depth. As I scrolled through the timeline of anxious tweets, I wracked my brain for another Detroit CB, and while I recalled Teez Tabor, I was largely stumped. The CB room has some young talent that may emerge, but on paper, this position does not look like a strong one, and that's a massive issue in Matt Patricia's defensive scheme. Patricia loves versatile DBs that can play safety and corner. He wants corners that he can use to either bracket off one side of the field or completely shut down the side so he can use his safeties creatively over the top.

If this young CB room doesn't have a player that emerges as the #2 guy behind Slay, Patricia will be looking for a versatile corner in the 2019 Draft. Here, they grab Julian Love out of Notre Dame. Love is exactly the type of CB that Patricia used (along with some guy named Belichick) in New England; not the biggest, fastest, or most athletic guys, but the heady players that are smart enough to grasp their complicated system. What Love lacks in physical prowess he more than makes up for in smarts and toughness. He ranked second in the nation in pass breakups and had a healthy 68 tackles, showing he is willing in run-support. Love is a perfect fit for Detroit's new head coach, 'Matty P.'

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


18 Tennessee
Jonah Williams
    Alabama
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
296



At face value, this pick looks like a head-scratcher. Tennessee already carries one of the best tackle duos in the game in Taylor Lewan (who's now the highest-paid Offensive Lineman in NFL history), and Jack Conklin, and the team has a pretty gaping hole at receiver, with Corey Davis struggling at camp. However, Marcus Mariota's health needs to be the most important thing to the franchise, as he's never played all 16 games in his three seasons. Plus, Conklin is returning from an ACL tear, so we will see if he returns to form in 2018. He's still under team control for up to three more seasons, so it may be premature to already look for his replacement. However, if Conklin was unable to return to All-Pro form, Williams would be able to slide right in and take over. Other positions that Tennessee could target include Wide Receiver (already mentioned) and potentially Safety, pending Jon Cyprien's performance in 2018.


19 Kansas City
Mitch Hyatt
    Clemson
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
305



(Update 8/21) Patrick Mahomes' 69-yard bomb to Tyreek Hill was longer than any pass thrown last year by any QB on any team. In fact, the list of active QBs who have completed a pass with at least 63 air yards since 2009: Aaron Rodgers. That's it. I'm excited... You?

Prior to preseason, Parker Ehinger was competing to be a starting guard. The Chiefs have now moved him to backup tackle. The move is perplexing. Yet, looking at our line right now, we have a long list of competitive guards and a short list of quality tackles. This is a little surprising considering Brett Veach has been accused of ignoring this position. Also, this goes against Andy Reid's o-line philosophy, which is to invest in tackles and, to quote Reid, "I'll figure the rest out."

The depth behind the starting tackles (Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz) is pitiful. The Chiefs need to land a good swing tackle in the 2019 NFL Draft, such as Clemson's Mitch Hyatt, to provide desperately needed security heading into the 2019 season. This pick would also give KC the option to turn the page in 2020 on one of the expensive OTs, and move on with a talented young player who could set blocks for Mahomes for years down the road. (Fisher's cap lands just shy of $14 million. Schwartz is the third highest-paid right tackle in the NFL right now. He will count $8 million against the cap both in 2019 and 2020.)

~KCBudMan, Chiefs Analyst


20 Dallas
Marvell Tell III
    USC
    S
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
195



(Update 8/21) STATE OF THE COWBOYS (after 2 preseason losses?) - Nah, we haven't run another Draft Simulation . . . I just thought it was time to state the obvious (in other words, what you've all been thinking!) The 1st and 2nd Team participants have won their portion of the first 2 encounters; nevertheless, it's somewhat disconcerting that castoffs from the 49ers and Bengals may have more luck in the CFL than the Cowboy castoffs! True Believers, the depth may not be all it's knocked up to be!

It's always a good idea to follow the money . . . thanks to sources like Rotoworld and OTC, I have come up with the following 9 players who are either on a 1-year deal or attain UFA status in 2019: Cole Beasley (WR), Cameron Fleming (OT), David Irving (DT), Datone Jones (DT), DeMarcus Lawrence (DE), Jamize Olawale (FB), Geoff Swaim (TE), Deonte Thompson (WR), and Damien Wilson (OLB). I'll allow you the luxury of playing the "They'll sign him / They'll release him" game, as I want to address position groups in the next paragraph.

Offense: QB, RB, and WR do not need to be addressed at this time from a pure numbers standpoint. Dak has proven to be durable, Zeke is a beast (both are still on rookie contracts), and the "pass the ball to the open man" philosophy among WR's appears to be logical. Despite the excellence of the 5 starters, depth in the OL is thin . . . Swing OT will have to be addressed after this season. There are 4 young TE's competing to be the next Jason Witten, so we'll let the dust settle on that skirmish.

Defense: DT will be a need, despite the arrival of Antwaun Woods (a pretty fair 1-Tech pickup) . . . David Irving is a force when on the field but cannot be depended on. DE is deeper than it's ever been with the return of Randy Gregory and I cannot picture a scenario where Dallas does not resign DeMarcus Lawrence. The LB group is also deep and talented . . . Jaylon Smith is playing terrific without his brace and Damien Wilson is playing for a contract! (Notice I didn't even mention Sean Lee and Leighton Vander Esch!) CB is young and deep . . . and then there's Safety! Earl Thomas trade, anyone???


21 Houston
Cameron Smith
    USC
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
245



The Houston Texans are going to be one of the most interesting stories to follow this year. Technically, ANYTHING could happen to any team on any given year, but this Texans team could legitimately finish as the AFC's #1 seed, or end up with a Top 5 draft pick. It's easy to look at the 2017 season and point out that they finished 32nd in the league with 27.2 Points Allowed per game, that they ranked 20th in Total YDS allowed, and conclude that their defense stinks. The truth is, when Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt were lost, the Texans lost their identity, and the season just got away from them. The talent is there however. Their first game is against New England, and being that the Texans are unknown but potentially highly dangerous, I suspect Bill Belichick might feel like an unwilling contestant on some sketchy game show: What's behind Curtain #1...a brand new washer and dryer, or a sack full of rabid wolverines?

However this 2018 season plays out, the Texans still have some roster-building to do. In this week's CMD, the Texans select USC LB Cameron Smith. Smith comes from the "thumper" mold of linebackers. His forte is hanging around the box and laying hits to ball carriers. While I like Smith, if I'm Houston, I don't take a LB this high unless the guy can run a 4.5-forty and excels in coverage. Great thumper-linebackers can be had in the second and third rounds. Assuming Watson becomes the game-changing QB everyone thinks he will, I would devote my highest draft resources to support him. Houston's offensive line is far from solid, and with some good O-Tackles and versatile interior linemen still available, that's probably the direction I'd lean towards.


22 LA Chargers
Ryan Finley
    NC State
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +12
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
210



Chargers GM Tom Telesco has been kind of a Boy Wonder of the NFL, working as a scout through Indy's great Manning-Luck years before grabbing the Bolts' top job at the tender age of 40. Now, six years in, he must be feeling a touch of deja vu when he looks at the quarterback position, Granted, Philip Rivers hasn't won at a Peyton-like clip, but he has played at a high level while starting every game since 2006. That streak, like every one, will come to an end and the Chargers will need a new QB at the ready when it happens. All signs so far point to a nice season for the transients in blue and yellow, meaning they might be in place for a slightly less flashy, slightly more developmental quarterback of the future. Pick-wise and cap-wise, the Chargers can afford to invest in a new QB, even with Rivers signed through 2020. One early candidate who has that Telesco look is Ryan Finley of NC State. Dubbed by one analyst the nation's most underrated QB, Finley has a strong enough arm, quick enough feet, and plenty of smarts. Of particular importance, he's highly accurate and durable, so it could be a nice fit. Other areas of focus will be continuing to build that defense, particularly up front, and adding downfield weapons at the tight end and wide receiver positions.

- Jud Branam, Chargers Analyst


23 Carolina
Anthony Johnson
    Buffalo
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +4
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
207



The Panthers selected DJ Moore with their First Round Pick this past year. As of today, the Panthers' Receiver's room is in good shape. Wide Receivers are getting paid top dollar these day, see Stefon Diggs' $80M contract. However, I question whether the Panthers will be able to or will want to re-sign Devon Funchess at that rate. If that turns out to be the case, they will look to draft another Receiver in 2019. Anthony Johnson is from Rock Hill, SC and has very good size for a WR at 6'2 and 207 lbs. Last season, Johnson tallied 1,356 yards on 76 receptions and scored an impressive 14 TDs. Watch his highlights and you'll see he could be a great option for the Panthers should Funchess departs via Free Agency. This is my last write up for this site, I've enjoyed my last five years and respect this site very much. Stay in touch with me at @panthersdrafter on Twitter. ~@PanthersDrafter, Panthers Analyst


24 Green Bay
Martez Ivey
    Florida
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
315



GM Brian Gutekunst has clearly established that his approach to building a team varies from that of predecessor Ted Thompson. However, Ted once said of big guys that "God only made so many of them and he only made so many of them that can move." Gutekunst could do well to heed that advice as he devises a plan to protect franchise QB Aaron Rodgers, who missed time in both 2013 and 2017 with broken collarbones.

Few teams depend more heavily on a single player than the Packers rely on Rodgers. In the last 16 games that Rodgers has started and finished, Rodgers has thrown for 43 TDs and 8 INTs while leading Green Bay to a 12-4 record. If HC Mike McCarthy could sum up the game plan in a single goal, it's keep Aaron healthy. Florida OT Martez Ivey could be the type of player that makes achieving that goal much easier. Ivey has prototypical size, excellent length, and the ability to dominate at the point of attack. Rodgers dreams of being productive into his 40s, a dream that could only be a reality if the Packers can build a dominant offensive line.

- James Siebers, Packers Analyst





25 Atlanta
Tyler Petite
    USC
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
250



That soft, warm southerly breeze you feel is the sigh of relief from Falcons' fans now that Julio Jones has ended his holdout. That sort of player acrimony has been largely absent from Dimitroff's reign as GM and entirely absent from Dan Quinn's "Brotherhood." The Falcons have agreed to look at Jones' contract next offseason, but that will come up at the same time as a host of extension candidates. Jake Matthews was ranked as the 8th-best left tackle by Bleacher Report, and his recent contract extension secures Matt Ryan's blindspot --but at a cost. Grady Jarrett has been a consistent terror on the interior of the defense, and arguably their best defensive player overall. While Dimitroff believes that the Falcons can keep all their players, it's tough to see how they both get extensions, Julio Jones is made happy and they find a way to keep Mohamed Sanu, Tevin Coleman, and Ricardo Allen. Therefore, the development of wide receiver depth, Ito Smith at RB, and the very deep group of secondary players is something to keep an eye on this training camp.


26 Pittsburgh
C.J. Conrad
    Kentucky
    TE
    Reach/Value:     -15
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
245



The Steelers haven't had a complete tight end since Heath Miller hung up his cleats in 2015. The team has since addressed the situation with modestly-priced free agents Ladarius Green and Vance McDonald. Neither has been able to stay healthy. The team moved on from Green, and McDonald has already been hurt on the second practice of training camp. Jesse James, the 2015 pick, has been a healthy contributor, but he doesn't stand out as a blocker or receiver.

The Wildcats' Conrad has the frame to be an inline blocker with the speed to be a mismatch as a receiver. His injury-truncated 2017 season was productive with 16 catches for 286 yards and 4 TDs. If he can continue to develop as a receiver, stay healthy, and make some game-changing plays this coming season, Conrad could be one of the top tight ends in this class.


27 Jacksonville
N'Keal Harry
    Arizona State
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
216



After finishing in the top 4 last year, the Jaguars are looking at a 1-2-year window with their current roster. Depending on how they handle various contracts, many stars including Blake Bortles, Calais Campbell, and A.J. Bouye get a lot more expensive to keep on the roster. Last year, the defense was elite and the offense was average, and they made it to the conference championship. Do they keep stocking the defense to carry them or build up the offense to pick up the slack? There isn't a correct path, and it depends on who is available and what the salary cap looks like.

The reality is that the defense may take a slight step back in 2018, just because they were unrealistically and atypically healthy last year. So, the offense will need to step up. Bortles' targets are okay, but not overly inspiring. If value is there, they could grab a WR/TE to help balance out the offense. Arizona State's N'Keal Harry is a big-bodied (6'4", 215 lb) WR who represents a size mismatch and jump ball threat. If they're looking at only one more year with their stacked roster, drafting someone who can immediately contribute as a role player could move the team forward.


28 Green Bay
Montez Sweat
    Mississippi St
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -14
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
241



Many Packers fans were shocked when the biggest edge-rushing addition through Free Agency or the Draft was RD7 selection Kendall Donnerson from Southeast Missouri State. DC Mike Pettine is either naively optimistic about the week-to-week availability of Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, or he is supremely confident in the ability of DTs Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark, and Muhammad Wilkerson to generate pressure up the middle.

Depth at the edge-rushing position is sure to be tested, as Matthews and Perry have combined to miss 12 games over the past two seasons. Matthews is also entering the final season of his contract, so Green Bay could be looking for more than just depth going into the 2019 season. Mississippi State's Montez Sweat burst onto the SEC scene with 10.5 sacks and 15.5 TFL last season. Sweat has the frame, athleticism, and production to project as a good fit for any team looking to add talent along the edge.

- James Siebers, Packers Analyst


29 Minnesota
T.J. Edwards
    Wisconsin
    OLB
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
244



With the recent signing of Stefon Diggs to a 5-year contract extension, the Vikings will have the following core players signed through 2020: Diggs, Kirk Cousins, Everson Griffen, Danielle Hunter, Xavier Rhodes, Linval Joseph, Riley Reiff, Harrison Smith, Eric Kendricks, and Dalvin Cook. If not the best, the Vikings have the makings of one of the top rosters in football for the foreseeable future. Combined with an excellent coaching staff, this team should be competitive in the NFC for at least the next three years.

Having said that, there is one player still looking for a contract extension, as he'll be a free agent after the 2018 season, and that's OLB Anthony Barr. From an outsiders perspective, Barr has had an up-and-down start to his young career. He burst onto the scene as a rookie, with 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries in 12 games, but he hasn't been able to sustain those exciting numbers as more responsibilities have been given to him in Mike Zimmer's defense. That said, the expectation is that he's still looking for a big payday on his next contract and if he can't work something out before next year, it wouldn't shock me if Rick Spielman and his staff look to find Barr's replacement in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Brett Stott, Vikings Analyst


30 LA Rams
Beau Benzschawel
    Wisconsin
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
317



The Rams, desperate to land a top-tier edge rusher, are in a terrible position to do so, and every team ahead of them on the draft board knows it. If one of the top edge guys drops, fantastic! GM Les Snead will bull rush his way to the podium to take him. (Maybe even sacking the commissioner in the process.) Trading up is not an option, unless the Rams are ready to part with the unhappy Aaron Donald. After trading away this year's RD2 pick for CB Marcus Peters, Snead lacks the draft capital to do so. Expect the Rams to trade back or build on the depth in the trenches.

The Rams o-line was arguably the most-improved unit in 2017 after the additions of left tackle Andrew Whitworth and center Jon Sullivan. However, Sullivan turns 33 this year and Whitworth 37. Whitworth already showed signs of slowing down late in the season. His Wild Card performance against the Falcons was the lowest-graded game of his entire career.

Starting all 12 games for the Badgers, Beau Benzschawel led the way for one of the best college running attacks in the country. Many were surprised that the Wisconsin road grader stayed on for his final season. He showed his RD1-RD2 potential during his 2017 Orange Bowl performance, in which Benzschawel (jersey 66) allowed just one sack against a Miami defense that leads the nation in sacks per game. Typically, I'm not one to reach for a guard this early on the board, but this guy is worth the investment.


31 New England
Christian Wilkins
    Clemson
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
300



Anyone that watched the Super Bowl understands the most important question for the Patriots heading into 2018 is did they do enough to improve their defense? The team made a lateral movement at corner by letting Malcolm Butler walk and signing Jason McCourty. Dont'a Hightower returns from injury, and the team bolstered the run defense by adding Danny Shelton and Adrian Clayborn to the defensive line. The two biggest positional weaknesses are pass rush and coverage linebacker. Nick Foles destroyed the Patriots' defense on RPO passes and faced virtually no pressure throughout the Super Bowl. Furthermore, starters Trey Flowers, Malcom Brown, and Danny Shelton will all be free agents next offseason, meaning the defensive line will be a primary draft target for the Patriots in April 2019. In this mock draft, the Patriots get the perfect player to fill a prominent need. Christian Wilkins is a versatile lineman capable of playing in a 3-4 or 4-3, which will certainly intrigue Bill Belichick. Wilkins used to be considered an elite prospect, as he ranked as the 10th-best draft-eligible player by Mel Kiper heading into 2017, and was projected to be the 4th pick in the 2018 draft by Todd McShay prior to the 2017 college football season.


32 Philadelphia
Dre'Mont Jones
    Ohio State
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
295



The 2017 Eagles' championship run was yet another testament to the old adage that "football games are decided in the trenches". So assuming the Eagles don't have to worry about their QB situation for the next decade or so, expect a lineman of some sort to be their RD1 pick more often than not over the next ten years. This year should be no exception, as a "perfect storm" of factors seem to be converging: Jim Schwartz likes to have two starting-quality foursomes on the D-Line to platoon in an out; the Eagles' current D-Line group is getting a little long in the tooth; and most importantly, this draft is absolutely loaded with talented pass rushers and defensive tackles. Like a fat lady walking through the free pastry samples section at a supermarket, the Eagles simply won't be able to resist scarfing up multiple D-Linemen in this draft.

Even though the Eagles have one of the top two defensive tackles in the NFL in Fletcher Cox, the position is still an underrated team need. It wouldn't be all that surprising if a trade in the coming weeks addresses this need (similar to how the Ajayi trade gave a boost to the RB group last year). Whether a trade materializes or not, the position WILL be addressed in the draft. In this week's CMD, the Eagles select OSU's Dre'Mont Jones. With Joey Bosa on the outside drawing attention, Jones will have every chance to improve on his 20-tackle, 5-TFL 2017 season. Since athleticism and quickness are his main attributes, he'll need to rack up some sacks to secure a spot in RD1.

- Broz, Eagles Analyst

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Missouri
QB
4 Greedy Williams
LSU
CB
6 A.J. Brown
Ole Miss
WRF
7 Deandre Baker
Georgia
CB
8 Josh Allen
Kentucky
EDGE
15 Anfernee Jennings
Alabama
ILB
16 Raekwon Davis
Alabama
DL3T
21 Jonah Williams
Alabama
OT
31 Martez Ivey
Florida
OT
35 Nick Fitzgerald
Mississippi St
QB
40 Devin White
LSU
ILB
41 C.J. Conrad
Kentucky
TE
42 Montez Sweat
Mississippi St
EDGE
48 Deebo Samuel
South Carolina
WRF
49 Damien Harris
Alabama
RBF
50 Jarrett Stidham
Auburn
QB
56 Greg Little
Ole Miss
OT
60 Garrett Brumfield
LSU
OG
63 Ross Pierschbacher
Alabama
OG
64 Isaiah Buggs
Alabama
DL1T
68 Terry Beckner Jr.
Missouri
DL3T
70 Darius Slayton
Auburn
WRF
80 Mack Wilson
Alabama
ILB
83 Derrick Brown
Auburn
DL1T
88 Terry Godwin
Georgia
WRS
89 Jeffery Simmons
Mississippi St
DL3T
93 Terrell Lewis
Alabama
EDGE
94 Jabari Zuniga
Florida
OLB
108 Benny Snell Jr.
Kentucky
RBF
120 Bryan Edwards
South Carolina
WRF
123 Dontavius Russell
Auburn
DL1T
126 Charles Wright
Vanderbilt
OLB
130 Riley Ridley
Georgia
WRF
135 Jawaan Taylor
Florida
OT
140 Brandon Bryant
Mississippi St
S
144 Tyrie Cleveland
Florida
WRF
147 Albert Okwuegbunam
Missouri
TE
151 Colton Prater
Texas A&M
OG
159 Tyler Clark
Georgia
DL1T
160 Jachai Polite
Florida
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