2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Mock Draft

Last Updated: January 18


See Also: DraftGeek’s 2019 NFL Mock Draft

*(utilizes a number of analytics based on need, positional value, draft history, and positional supply/demand)


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NFL Mock Draft - Arizona Cardinals

1. Arizona Cardinals 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: OL, OG, WR, TE


Total Offense: 32 Passing: 32 Rushing: 32

Total Defense: 20 Passing: 4 Rushing: 32

Nick Bosa NFL

Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

The Cardinals could have a lot of changes coming before next year. They have a good young QB, that has seems to matured during his rookie campaign. They also have lots of talent on defense, and a star running back. Their offensive line was bolstered by some questionable free agency signings last year, and that will need to be addressed. Picking first, when you don’t need a QB, means you get the absolute best talent available. Nick Bosa is the best player at a premier position of value in the draft.


NFL Mock Draft - San Francisco 49ers

2. San Francisco 49ers 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: CB, DE, DT, WR


Total Offense: 16 Passing: 15 Rushing: 13

Total Defense: 13 Passing: 11 Rushing: 14

Quinnen Williams NFL

Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

The 49ers seemingly have their QB, and hopefully he fully recovers from his knee injury. This team made a lot of good moves before last season, with a mix of veterans and drafting well. They also don’t need a QB, so they will be going after the best player available at a high value position. They might also take a long look at offensive tackle.


NFL Mock Draft - New York Jets

3. New York Jets 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: OT, WR, RB, TE, DE


Total Offense: 29 Passing: 25 Rushing: 26

Total Defense: 25 Passing: 24 Rushing: 26

2019 NFL Mock Draft - Jonah Williams

Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

Astonishingly, we are three teams deep in the draft and nobody needs a QB yet. At some point, there is going to be talk starting around this draft slot for a trade up for a QB needy team. The Jets have a bright young star in Sam Darnold, that they got unexpectedly in the 2018 draft. Darnold needs weapons and to be protected better. An elite offensive tackle is a very sound pick here.


NFL Mock Draft - Oakland Raiders4. Oakland Raiders 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: DE, OLB, WR, QB


Total Offense: 23 Passing: 18 Rushing: 25

Total Defense: 26 Passing: 19 Rushing: 30

Josh Allen NFL

Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky

The first round is lousy with Raiders picks, and their first comes very early. Carr did seem to start to click in Gruden’s offense very late in the season, so as of now, they seem to be set with their QB from here on. Josh Allen could very well be the best overall player in the draft, and could be a potent threat off of the edge that they need.


NFL Mock Draft - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: QB, CB, S, DE


Total Offense: 3 Passing: 1 Rushing: 29

Total Defense: 27 Passing: 26 Rushing: 24

Deandre Baker NFL

Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

Tampa Bay will have a new coach, but not a new QB next year. They have made a lot of moves over the last two years, and the coach was the one to take the blame as those moves did not produce results. However, it appears that the GM ordered the coach to play one QB over another, which is a very bad sign. This team needs help in the secondary in the worst way. Greedy Williams is often listed as the top CB in the draft, but his tape just didn’t show it. LSU has 4 future defensive backs playing, and Williams got beat too often when one or more of those guys were out. Deandre Baker, however, looks the part of an NFL corner, and shut down elite WR’s that he faced.


NFL Mock Draft - New York Giants

6. New York Giants 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: QB, OT, DT, DE, CB


Total Offense: 17 Passing: 11 Rushing: 24

Total Defense: 24 Passing: 23 Rushing: 20

Dwayne Haskins NFL

Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

There is not doubt that this is the pivot pick of the draft at the moment. Eli is under contract, and the Giants actually looked much, much better as the season progressed. The Giants have to get their QB of the future at some point, but there are many signs pointing to them not being a team to draft a QB high in the draft and develop him. There will be several very good QB’s to get via a trade or in free agency, and Shurmur has done an excellent job of getting the best out of QB’s in the past.


NFL Mock Draft - Jackson Jaguars

7. Jacksonville Jaguars 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: QB, WR, OT, TE


Total Offense: 27 Passing: 26 Rushing: 19

Total Defense: 5 Passing:Rushing: 19

2019 NFL Mock Draft - Will Grier

Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

Everyone is coming back in Jacksonsville in terms of coaches and front office, but there will be riots in the streets if they bring back their QB. The players on this team seem to lose faith in the coaches and the front office as they kept staying with Bortles, and need not only a new QB, but need that psychological reboot. The QB prospect ratings have a long way to go, but Grier is a very bright and hard working QB that can lead as a rookie.


NFL Mock Draft - Detroit Lions

8. Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: OLB, DE, CB, TE


Total Offense: 24 Passing: 20 Rushing: 23

Total Defense: 10 Passing:Rushing: 10

Jachai Polite NFL

Jachai Polite, DE, Florida

Detroit’s defense is actually pretty good. It was a long journey from looking absolutely disinterested and lost at times early in the year, to looking like a well-oiled, dynamic unit like the Patriots did when their defense is clicking. They then get decimated with injuries. They have three excellent D-linemen, a star corner, an up and coming rookie safety, and a few linebackers that are finding their roles. What they desperately need is another OLB that can wreak havoc off of the edge. They are a 2-gapping defense with lots of looks, and need to get 20 sacks combined from their OLB’s. Polite could end up being taken this high or could fall down draft boards. The edge guys have a long way to go in the draft process.


NFL Mock Draft Buffalo Bills

9. Buffalo Bills 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: OT, OG, WR, CB


Total Offense: 30 Passing: 31 Rushing: 9

Total Defense:Passing:Rushing: 16

Greg Little NFL

Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

Buffalo needs weapons at WR and RB, and now need a big man in the middle of their defense. They will need to wait and pick those guys up in the next few rounds, as they first and foremost need to protect their QB. There are two elite offensive tackles in this draft, and unless they really love one of the guys that could be available in the next round, this could be one of the more obvious picks in the draft.


NFL Mock Draft - Denver Broncos

10. Denver Broncos 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: QB, DT, OT, CB


Total Offense: 19 Passing: 19 Rushing: 12

Total Defense: 22 Passing: 20 Rushing: 21

Ryan Finley - 2019 NFL Draft

Ryan Finley, QB, NC State

Do the Broncos have their QB for the near future? If they are going in with a new coaching staff, the chances of them starting over at QB increases. Finley is a from the pocket passer that Elway loves. Running and “dynamic” QB’s are making several teams above average, but there is a chasm between that and what actually wins championships.


NFL Mock Draft - Cincinnati Bengals

11. Cincinnati Bengals 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: OG/C, TE, OLB, ILB


Total Offense: 26 Passing: 24 Rushing: 21

Total Defense: 32 Passing: 32 Rushing: 29

Devin White NFL

Devin White, LB, LSU

It is impossible to try and guess what the Bengals will do in free agency and the draft, so it is best to try to match them with their biggest need. They will have a new coaching staff and a lot of fresh ideas and priorities. Their defense has some talent, but it is bunched together in certain position groups. With such a talented defensive line, they could really use a captain and solidifying force in the middle, and Devin White is the most well rounded, NFL ready linebacker in the draft.


NFL Mock Draft - Green Bay Packers

12. Green Bay Packers 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: S, DE, WR, OLB


Total Offense: 12 Passing: 9 Rushing: 22

Total Defense: 18 Passing: 12 Rushing: 22

2019 NFL Mock Draft - Clelin Ferrell

Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson 

Green Bay is teetering on LeBron/Cavaliers territory and if they don’t have a big turn around next season, the LeBron – Rodgers comparisons will provide hot takes all season long, including apparently quitting on his team and using leverage to oust coaches and to influence personnel decisions. What this team needs most is more help in getting to opposing QB’s, but we will see who is pulling the strings if they go with an offensive weapon.


NFL Mock Draft - Miami Dolphins

13. Miami Dolphins 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: QB, DE, WR, RB


Total Offense: 31 Passing: 30 Rushing: 18

Total Defense: 29 Passing: 21 Rushing: 31

N'Keal Harry NFL

N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

Miami will be undergoing some major changes in the offseason, after a previous offseason that just didn’t make any sense. Why did this owner hire and then stick with the previous Jets GM that decimated that franchise with bad move after bad move? The Dolphins might not want to start again with a rookie QB, and could be one of the big players in the free agency / trade market for QB’s. They have a major need at WR in any event.


NFL Mock Draft - Atlanta Falcons14. Atlanta Falcons 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: DT, DE, OG


Total Offense: 6 Passing: 4 Rushing: 27

Total Defense: 28 Passing: 27 Rushing: 25

Ed Oliver NFL

Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

The Falcons appear to be cleaning house with their coordinators and keeping their head coach. They appear to be a good team that just hasn’t clicked. If they can acquire some proven NFL coordinators, they could be a surprise team next year, as they have talent across the board. Ed Oliver could very well go much higher than this, as he is an elite talent. However, he needs to prove to teams that he has his head on straight.


NFL Mock Draft - Washington Redskins15. Washington Redskins 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: CB, QB, S, WR, OT


Total Offense: 28 Passing: 28 Rushing: 17

Total Defense: 17 Passing: 15 Rushing: 17

Kyler Murray NFL

Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

The Washington Redskins are waiting to see how Alex Smith heals from his gruesome leg injury. Furthermore, he is getting long in the tooth, and they need to start finding their QB that they can have for the next decade. This is going to be a wild offseason for QB’s, and that will set the QB board for this draft much further along the draft process. Kyler Murray is not a running QB that can throw, he is a passer that can use his legs to extend plays, and run now and then to make big plays.


NFL Mock Draft - Carolina Panthers

16. Carolina Panthers 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: S, OT, DE, OG, WR


Total Offense: 10 Passing: 16 Rushing: 4

Total Defense: 15 Passing: 182 Rushing: 12

Deionte Thompson NFL

Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

Should the Panthers be looking for a QB soon? Cam Newton just keeps having the same story year after year, and they will need to take a serious look at if he has reached his ceiling. Until more evidence appears that they are looking for a QB in the draft, we will assume they will be addressing other needs.


NFL Mock Draft - Cleveland Browns

17. Cleveland Browns 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: OT, ILB, WR, CB, S


Total Offense: 13 Passing: 14 Rushing: 14

Total Defense: 30 Passing: 25 Rushing: 28

Jawaan Taylor NFL

Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

Cleveland made great strides this year, and are getting at least one very important element to being a very good NFL team – stability. However, there is a big difference between an improving team – which obviously should have improved after having so many draft picks and money to spend in free agency – to being a true grown up playoff contender. That starts with more pocket passing development from their young QB. Baker showed that progress, but can only do so much until that offensive line takes the next step. They will be tempted to get him some more weapons, but the prudent move is to first protect him.


NFL Mock Draft - Minnesota Vikings18. Minnesota Vikings 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: DT, OLB, DE, OT


Total Offense: 20 Passing: 13 Rushing: 30

Total Defense:Passing:Rushing: 15

Max Scharping NFL

Max Scharping, OT, Northern Illinois

Minnesota is loaded at skill position players, and the first priority for this team is to fully commit to an offensive philosophy and an offensive coordinator. Their offensive line acquisitions from a year ago are declining rapidly, and need to immediately make an improvement there to help stabilize their offense.


NFL Mock Draft - Tennessee Titans19. Tennessee Titans 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: WR, TE, ILB, OLB


Total Offense: 25 Passing: 29 Rushing: 7

Total Defense: 8 Passing:Rushing: 18

Dexter Lawrence NFL

Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

The prevailing wisdom is that the 2 gapping defensive tackle is diminishing in value, but that is only true for some schemes. Furthermore, Dexter Lawrence has shown significant skill at attacking his gaps. The Titans’ defense requires a big man to anchor that defensive line and when a talent like Lawrence is available, they will have to very strongly consider grabbing him when they can.


NFL Mock Draft - Pittsburgh Steelers

20. Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 NFL Mock Draft

2019 NFL Draft Needs: CB, ILB, OLB, S


Total Offense: 4 Passing: 2 Rushing: 31

Total Defense:Passing: 10 Rushing: 6

Byron Murphy NFL

Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

It is difficult to put a finger on what went wrong with the Steelers, but this is still a very talented team with good talent, coaching, and management. If you examine the roster, the secondary is the main concern. Some younger players have stepped up at other areas of concern, but they have not developed in the same way with their corners and safeties.


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