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1 Justin Herbert
7 Drew Lock
19 Ryan Finley
23 Jarrett Stidham
42 Clayton Thorson
75 Will Grier
90 Jake Browning
105 Nick Fitzgerald
107 Tyree Jackson
122 Brett Rypien
130 Daniel Jones
157 Brian Lewerke
169 Shea Patterson
174 Kelly Bryant
195 Kyle Kempt
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2019 Consensus Mock Draft In-Season #2

October 2, 2018 1:00 AM EST
  • Bills, Cards continue to lead draft order
  • Browns vacate bottom-5 for first time in 3 years
  • Justin Herbert first QB off board at #15 to Broncos
  • Next Mock October 16th


1 Arizona
Nick Bosa
    Ohio State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
270



The Cardinals emerged from Week 4 as the only winless team in the NFL, leaving Arizona as one of the early favorites for the top overall pick. HC Steve Wilks quickly decided to see what he has in RD1 selection Josh Rosen, relegating Sam Bradford to an inactive designation, despite being the league's top-paid backup QB. It's a pattern that you can expect to become more prominent over the next few weeks as the Cardinals try to identify young talent that can develop at the expense of playing time for declining veterans.

Picking near the top of the draft will put GM Steve Keim in an interesting situation. Arizona has historically been a talented defensive team, finishing no lower than sixth in total yards allowed over the past three seasons. However, the Cards have fallen to 23rd in yards allowed so far this season. It may be tempting to add a top offensive weapon to help Rosen develop. Yet, this is a class that appears to be stacked with top defensive talent that may be hard to pass up.

- James Siebers, Cardinals Analyst


2 Buffalo
A.J. Brown
    Ole Miss
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
225



(Updated 10/9) The Buffalo Bills moved to 2-3 on the year following their last-second 13-12 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 5. The offense did just enough to win, and still comprise 5 of my top 6 draft needs (WR, WR, OL, OL, RB; plus OLB/EDGE). Buffalo's defense has been very good since the second half of the team's Week 2. The defensive line showed up, bolstered by the inspiring Kyle Williams , game-ball-awardee Shaq Lawson (who, despite losing a friend, played his best game as a Bill), and Dolphin refugee Jordan Phillips. Without Titans' OT Taylor Lewan in front of him, Jerry Hughes recorded a sack and forced a fumble. Trent Murphy, almost back to pre-injury form, logged a sack. Nickel CB Taron Johnson again played a part in the win. Last week, he sacked Aaron Rodgers and forced a fumble. This week, Johnson notched his first INT. As always, Tre White took the Titans' best WR, Corey Davis, out of game.

I've raised the level of need at WR, RB, OT, Center, and LB so that the DraftSIM computer grabs the best value on Days 1 and 2. Check out the results, not just in RD1, but in later rounds!

- Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst


3 Oakland
Clelin Ferrell
    Clemson
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
250



Through 4 games, the Oakland Raiders find themselves in a familiar position: dead last in the league in sacks with 5 (btw, Khalil Mack's Chicago Bears lead the league with 18; more on that below). Now, against Cleveland, the Raiders' defensive front was as active as I've seen the Silver & Black in some time. Mo Hurst landed his 2nd sack of the season, and Arden Key provided some pressure, though there were blown assignments aplenty, as evidenced by the Browns' 42 points. No longer winless, I still expect the Raiders to land a Top 10 pick where selecting a high-impact DL in a draft full of them would be wise. If Oakland could use a selection to take, say, Nick Bosa, the atrocious Mack trade will feel less horrendous, albeit slightly.


4 Detroit
Greedy Williams
    LSU
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
182



It's long been said that consistency is the key to success. It's also been said that repeating the same mistakes again and again, expecting different results, is deemed insanity. You see, there are two types of consistency, one that when repeated brings positive results and the other trying to force a square peg in a round hole. The Detroit Lions are not a consistently "good" football team. It's almost "Caldwellian" in nature. Even, Schwartz-ish. Dare I say it, Millen-esque. Now I don't mean to be Dougie Downer here, but after watching this team for a month now, we've gotten a fair glimpse into how the Patricia Era is going to start out: players missing assignments in crucial situations, penalties when you can't have them, and poor game management by the coaching staff. That's the picture that's been painted thus far, and it's not pretty.

The Lions' players themselves have talked about becoming more consistent. "You just got to be consistent. You got to come out every single day and you got to know that this is what we got, this is what our issues are. This is what this team likes to do", said Jarrad Davis after the loss against the Cowboys. Yet, still, the Lions cannot find a way. This is what Patricia was hired to do, vault the team to a different level. We have yet to see it. What we have seen, however, is more of the same. The years change, but SOL (Same Ol' Lions) remain just that....consistent.

- Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst


5 NY Giants
Jonah Williams
    Alabama
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -22
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
301



Already at the quarter pole, the 2018 Giants find themselves in dire straits. The Giants are likely to miss the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years. In a league where rules favor the offense and various teams seem to be lighting up the scoreboard weekly, the Giants are stuck in neutral and have now failed to score 30 points or more in 37 straight games. With a healthy Odell Beckham Jr. and 2018 second-overall pick Saquon Barkley on the field together, Big Blue has not even reached 20 points in three of their four games this season.

Thus far, the Giants' revamped offensive line has been a disaster. They can't run block well enough and the pass protection has been shoddy. Eli Manning is on pace to be sacked 60 times this season. Despite a complete overhaul left-to-right, the offensive line remains plagued by the usual woes in performance --the same ones that beleaguered Giants' fans have become accustomed to seeing weekly. Whether the current O-Line can jell and bounce back to respectability in 2018 remains a mystery. I expect they are going to need to find two or three solid linemen in Free Agency and the 2019 Draft.

- Kevin McWalters, Giants Analyst


6 NY Jets
Joe Jackson
    Miami
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
258



With 3 losses on the bounce, the Jets are in freefall and look a safe bet to be picking early in the 2019 Draft. Things don't get much easier over the next few weeks either, with Denver, Indy, Minnesota and Chicago, making up the next quarter of the schedule. Quincy Enunwa has been one of the very few positives so far on Offense. Enunwa, who missed all of last year with a neck injury, has been Sam Darnolds' favorite target, hauling in 21 catches so far. O-Line appears to be a major issue, one that seems to be hampering the form of Darnold. While Darnold may have been NFL ready, I'm not sure he was "Playing behind this terrible O-Line" ready. If things persist, fans will really start to question the decision to trade Teddy Bridgewater and will make strengthening the O-Line, along with finding an elite Edge Rusher, the highest priorities during the Off-Season.


7 Indianapolis
Raekwon Davis
    Alabama
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -13
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
306



Nothing changes in terms of what the Colts need as a team following their OT loss to Houston. There are talent-depth voids across the roster, but chock-full of mostly young guns that are beginning to see the field for extended amounts of time. This is going to come in extremely handy down the road. GM Chris Ballard and the Colts' coaching staff continue to utilize the NFL Draft as their primary vehicle to beef up the Indy franchise.

HC Frank Reid underscored the overall new approach in Indianapolis by going for a first down late in OT. Facing a 4th and 4 on the Indy side of mid-field, the gamble didn't pay off and it eventually cost the Colts the game. The ROI from that gambit, however, is that the the players wearing The Shoe now know the HC and staff will allow the players every possible opportunity to win a game on the field, rather than "playing it safe" for a tie.

The message is that Indy still has quite a task ahead: to consistently put enough talent on the field to keep out of the situation they were in during the first half of the game. Namely, falling behind 28-10. With so many needs (among them OL, DL, LB, RB and WR), it isn't a solution that takes a single draft. Or two. Thus, in the 2019 NFL Draft (and beyond) any top prospect, on either side of the ball, is basically going to become a Colt on Draft Day.


8 San Francisco
N'Keal Harry
    Arizona State
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
216



The CJ Beathard Redux Era is off to a somewhat-promising start as the Niners nearly pulled off an upset of the Chargers in LA despite a slew of injuries. While Beathard proved that the step down from Garoppolo might not be as steep as some thought, San Francisco's team struggles remained on full display: The defense recorded a season-low of just one sack from DT Shelton Day, once again highlighting the need to find an upgrade at EDGE rusher early in this draft if no help can be found on the free agent or trade market.

On offense, the good news is TE George Kittle became the first pass catcher to eclipse 100 yards receiving in a game this season (on the back of an 82-yard TD.) That bad news is that through 4 weeks, no 49ers WR has made it past 61 yards in a single game. Some of that is by design, sure, but it's hard to watch the Niners and not attribute some of the teams shortcomings to the lack of a true WR1 in a league that is so chock-full of talent at the position.




9 Houston
Ed Oliver
    Houston
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +4
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
291



First and foremost, thank the Colts for gifting us our first win, it was "kind of" a relief. After taking a 28-10 lead late into the 3rd QTR, the Texans became soft and complacent. At some point I hope our coaches develop a killer instinct, or at least better instincts. The mental mistakes, blown coverages, missed assignments, and ridiculous penalties are traits of an undisciplined Team. I think O'B is a great coach, but he needs to get the Team better prepared, someway, somehow. Championship Teams don't leave WRs and TEs uncovered with the game on the line. On the bright side, seeing JJ return to dominance is a blessing, well deserved for that young man. If Clowney seeks Mack and Donald money, he must perform like he did against the Colts the rest of the season, minus the dumb penalties. At this point the Texans look brilliant for not backing up the Brinks truck, although I admit it made my heart happy to finally watch Clowney and Watt destroy offenses together. If Hopkins, Fuller, and Coutee remain healthy and on the field together, Watson will take the Houston offense to new heights. The Texan's weaknesses are well known, OT and CB are critical needs, but after starting 1-3 Houston must land playmakers across the board. Drafting best player available is alive and well in this draft. ~CME, Texans Analyst


10 Cleveland
Trey Adams
    Washington
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
316



I have to say, the Browns at least look competitive, which is not something that we have been accustomed to over the years. They still have plenty of holes on this roster, but it no longer looks like a team with such a void of talent that it is at the mercy of its opponents to play down to their level. They have tied the Steelers, beaten the Jets, and came within a crazy call of securing another victory. I give credit to Oakland because they still had to win the game after that call was made but when did irrefutable evidence turn into examining multiple angles to come up with a proper "guestimation". Still, the Browns are becoming a "tough win" and that is progress. Continued progress will require more of the same strategy, and that is to continue to acquire talent. They need to get better at tackle. Cleveland has given up 16 sacks in the first four games which is the third-highest total in the league. They could also use a number-one target in the passing game. On the defensive side, the interior of the defensive line is still average at best, and while Denzel Ward looks to be the corner they'd hoped he'd be, no one else has stepped up at the position. The two guys I am currently keeping an eye on are LSU corner Greedy Williams and Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence. While the Browns are looking less and less likely to repeat as the worst record in the league for a third straight year, they are still strong candidates to pick in the top 10, and that is where you will most likely have to be to get Williams or Lawrence. ~Austin Smith


11 Seattle
Deionte Thompson
    Alabama
    S
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
196



Seattle didn't want to get burned by resigning a player that ended up on IR, and Earl Thomas didn't want to be left out to dry without a guaranteed contract if he did wind up on IR. This is one of those rare times were both the organization and player were correct with their holdout stances. It's a shame that the last image of Thomas as a Seahawk will be him telling his team they're number one. The team should just boycott that field down in Arizona for being responsible for ending three different Seahawk careers of L.O.B. members.

Somehow the Seahawks were able to win Sunday while converting a whopping 0/10 on third-down - such a putrid stat that it's only been accomplished five times in NFL history. The lone bright spot on offense has been the running game with back-to-back 100 yard rushers. Defensively, Seattle has been better than expected. How much that changes without Thomas could be the deciding factor on how vital addressing the defense will be in the off-season.

~ Jeff Chapman, Seahawks Analyst


12 Tampa Bay
Greg Little
    Ole Miss
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -19
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
325



Lost in all the high-scoring "Fitzmagic" hoopla of the first three weeks is that the defense has been putrid, despite all the big names added to the front line. Looking at stats, that DL has done their job stuffing the run - allowing 3.6 ypc and 70.7 ypg going into the Bears' game (3rd in the NFL). Even in the Bears' bloodbath, the DL allowed just 78 yards on 24 carries by opposing RBs Cohen and Howard (Trubisky's scrambles added another 53 yards).

This secondary couldn't stop IMG Academy, there the Bucs have allowed 375.3 ypg (going into Week 4), good for 31st in the league. How the Bucs' secondary surrendered 6 first-half TDs to a group of no-name receivers and an unremarkable 2nd-year QB is beyond comprehension. What happens when the team visits Atlanta in two weeks with Matt Ryan throwing to Sanu, Ridley and Julio??

Aside from the stats, the real issue is that the team was not ready to play against Chicago, and that's on the coaching staff. DC Mike Smith's seat is getting awfully warm about now.


13 Dallas
Rashan Gary
    Michigan
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
280



Dallas is now 2-2, tied for first in the NFC East, and is experiencing home wins, away losses, and nothing has been settled in the first quarter of the 2018 season. That pretty well sums it up but is probably too much "levity with brevity" so let's see if I can expand on this week's analysis . . . LOL!

What's the old comedy routine . . . "I told you all that so I could tell you this?" My opening dialogue was to admit that this topsy-turvy NFL season changes my perception from week to week as to what position(s) the Cowboys should target in the 2019 NFL Draft. I could make a strong, logical case for a number of different position groups. On offense, TE and WR should be addressed, yet the roster has youthful options in both areas that very well may improve throughout this season. On the other side of the ball. DT and S come to mind and now that Earl Thomas injured his leg yesterday, that trade may never materialize. The nice thing about it is we can learn more about this existing roster as the season progresses.

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- Long Ball, Cowboys Analyst


14 Washington
Devin White
    LSU
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
255



As the Redskins work through their ridiculously-early bye, health along the offensive line must be the focus. Trent Williams underwent bursa-sac surgery on his knee, Morgan Moses hasn't been himself since offseason ankle surgery (doctors said he needs surgery on the other ankle next offseason), Brandon Scherff's rubber leg is still ailing, and Shaun Lauvao is out once again with a calf injury. While Roullier at LG and Bergstrom at C actually looked better than any other offensive-line combination in recent years, the strength of the teammust remain up front if this team is to be successful in 2018, and the Redskins are one, maybe two injuries away from disaster. The high-powered Saints will play host to the team sitting atop the NFC East on Monday Night Football in Week 4, and if that sentence sounded terrifying to you, Redskins fans, it should be. Washington is 2-2 after the bye under Jay Gruden, but are 9-21 in their last 30 prime-time games and 1-8 on MNF since 2013.

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


15 Denver
Justin Herbert
    Oregon
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +12
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
225



Without a doubt, the Broncos have been every bit of the team most expected. The defense is strong but certainly not the dominant unit that it has been in the past. The cornerback play could certainly use help. Chris Harris and Bradley Roby aren't exactly bad players but having that third guy has always been a staple on this defense. The defensive line needs to get better as a group pass well. Once again, Denver isn't bad at the position but they sure do miss that interior presence that Malik Jackson use to provide. On offense, Case Keenum looks like Case Keenum, and that kind of defines the whole unit. Offensive line has a little promise but there isn't a single player I couldn't make a case for replacing. Phillip Lindsay has provided an entertaining boost of energy for them, but it has also made a number of other players look very slow. They just don't have enough guys that can lineup and honestly say they are better than the person defending them, and that leads to changes in the process. Not saying everyone needs to be fired, ala Dirk Koetter, but I am not sure if I would let any offensive prospect get by if he was on the top of my board. ~Austin Smith


16 Atlanta
Bryce Love
    Stanford
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
213



The Falcons' defense is downright offensive. The basic tenets of Dan Quinn's defensive philosophy is to combine a four-man pass rush and tight coverage to force the play to the center of the field, where athletic playmakers like Deion Jones, Keanu Neal, and Rico Allen can roam. All three of the central defenders --including two Pro Bowlers-- are on IR. Since all three will return next year (Jones hopefully sooner than that), it's difficult to assess how these defensive deficiencies will be addressed in the draft ...with one exception: Vic Beasley. A speed-rushing "LEO" player is essential to the four-man rush, and Beasley has become largely a non-factor since his breakout season two years ago. While Takk McKinley also struggles to stay healthy, he is at least a factor; Beasley is not. Nickel CB Brian Poole has more sacks than Beasley at the quarter-mark of the season. The Falcons entered the season with Super Bowl hopes, based on a young, improving, dynamic defense. So far, that aspiration has all gone up in smoke. Whether they can salvage the season based on a prolific offense remains to be seen, but right now, it looks dubious.

Traded Round 1 Picks:
Green Bay gets New Orleans R1 Pick (2018 Draft trade)
Oakland gets Chicago RD1 pick (Khalil Mack trade)

Forward to Round 1 Picks 17- 32
Forward to Round 2








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Ohio State
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Michigan
DL3T
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Iowa
TE
36 T.J. Edwards
Wisconsin
ILB
41 David Edwards
Wisconsin
OT
42 Clayton Thorson
Northwestern
QB
48 Beau Benzschawel
Wisconsin
OG
51 Tyler Biadasz
Wisconsin
OC
60 Lavert Hill
Michigan
CB
62 Parris Campbell
Ohio State
WRF
71 Connor McGovern
Penn State
OG
76 Raequan Williams
Michigan St
DL1T
91 Damian Prince
Maryland
OG
92 Michael Deiter
Wisconsin
OT
101 L.J. Scott
Michigan St
RBF
103 Mike Weber
Ohio State
RBF
104 Shareef Miller
Penn State
EDGE
108 Amani Oruwariye
Penn State
CB
109 Chase Winovich
Michigan
EDGE
110 Khaleke Hudson
Michigan
S
119 Isaiah Prince
Ohio State
OT
139 Olive Sagapolu
Wisconsin
DL1T
142 Dante Booker
Ohio State
ILB
143 Blessuan Austin
Rutgers
CB
144 Johnnie Dixon
Ohio State
WRS
146 Karan Higdon
Michigan
RBF
147 Michael Jordan
Ohio State
OG
149 Ty Johnson
Maryland
RBF
150 Juwan Johnson
Penn State
WRF
151 Devin Bush
Michigan
ILB
157 Brian Lewerke
Michigan State
QB
158 Stanley Morgan Jr.
Nebraska
WRF
161 Parker Hesse
Iowa
EDGE
169 Shea Patterson
Michigan
QB
170 Tyree Kinnel
Michigan
S
172 Kiy Hester
Rutgers
CB
189 Anthony Nelson
Iowa
EDGE
193 Matt Nelson
Iowa
DL5T
196 David Dowell
Michigan St
S
207 Trace McSorley
Penn State
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