2019 NFL Mock Draft – Playoff Teams
See Also: DraftGeek’s 2019 NFL Mock Draft
*(utilizes a number of analytics based on need, positional value, draft history, and positional supply/demand)
21. Minnesota Vikings 2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Draft Needs: DT, OLB, DE, OT
Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech
The Vikings QB is set, and they are in a hard core press for a SB in the next few years. They have talent across the board, and will be able to approach the draft for truly the best player available.
22. Baltimore Ravens 2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Draft Needs: WR, RB, DE
Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
The Ravens will be under a new GM for the first time in a long time, and will have one year as well to see what Lamar Jackson can do. They always want to revolve around their defense, and will grab a dominant defensive lineman when they fall to them, but also will need to keep improving that offensive line if they want to keep Jackson healthy.
23. Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Draft Needs: CB, ILB, OLB, S
Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
The Steelers defense is improving, but there is a definite need for a top corner. They ask a lot out of their cornerbacks, and when one isn’t performing, they can start to slip quickly.
24. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas) 2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Draft Needs: DE, OLB, WR, QB
A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
The Raiders traded away a first round pick for Amari Cooper, a player with a chronic case of the WR yips. They will need to add talent to their WR core in this draft. The Raiders will have the option of taking one of the top 3 WR’s in the first round, which seems like a foregone conclusion with their dire need at the position.
25. Seattle Seahawks 2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Draft Needs: WR, CB, DT, DE, S
Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
Seattle is at a crossroads with their roster, and are well into a reboot that was much needed. They have had some misses in terms of defensive linemen, and need to add a star that can anchor the D-Line, allowing others to make plays.
26. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago) 2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Draft Needs: DE, OLB, WR, QB
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
The QB question for the Raiders will be answered in the offseason, probably fairly quickly. If Gruden wants a new QB, it would go against his history to draft one early. Drew Lock was very inconsistent in his last year at Missouri, but finished very strong and has all the skills for the next level.
27. Houston Texans 2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Draft Needs: OT, OG, CB, S
Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
The Texans haven’t seemed to have harmony between their GM and HC, and that has been fixed. Will they be able to finally put in the full Bill O’Brien offense that he has been wanting to for years? They would love to be able to run the ball more effectively and to control the clock, but have recently been built upon a dominant defense that needs help in the secondary.
28. Los Angeles Chargers 2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Draft Needs: QB, OT, S, DT
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
The Chargers’s should have a few good years left in them with Rivers under center. They really improved throughout the season last year and could be a surprise in the AFC in the playoffs. This could be the draft to get their QB of the future.
29. New England Patriots 2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Draft Needs: DE, DT, OLB, ILB, TE
Irv Smith, Jr., TE, Alabama
The Patriots, in order for their offense to work optimally, need tight ends, wide receivers, and running backs that can be shifted all around in different formations interchangeably. The issue has been that Gronk just can’t stay healthy. Look for them to add a versatile tight end early in the draft.
30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans) 2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Draft Needs: S, DE, WR, OLB
Max Scharping, OT, Northern Illinois
The Packers have this pick from the Saints, and can use the extra pick to help keep their superstar QB healthy.
31. Kansas City Chiefs 2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Draft Needs: DT, DE, OLB, S
Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
The Chiefs lost their OC that saved their season last year. They have a young QB that started hot, but is coming back to earth. They have neglected their defensive front, and desperately need to add some interior pass rush.
32. Los Angeles Rams 2019 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Draft Needs: DT, OLB, TE, S
Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
The Rams were the turnaround story of last year, but a few positions that they addressed in free agency will need replenishing soon via the draft with young talent.