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3 Drew Lock
8 Ryan Finley
25 Justin Herbert
33 Nick Fitzgerald
49 Jarrett Stidham
69 Clayton Thorson
85 Will Grier
100 Brett Rypien
103 Jake Browning
126 Tyree Jackson
133 Trace McSorley
151 Kelly Bryant
176 Kyle Kempt
178 Andrew Ford
194 Malik Rosier
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2019 Consensus Mock Draft #1

June 3, 2018 1:00 AM EST
  • Until proven otherwise, Browns drafting #1 again!
  • DL crop deep, garners top four picks
  • Will Broncos select a QB in 2019 draft?
  • Next Mock July 6


1 Cleveland
Ed Oliver
    Houston
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
291



It is starting to turn into the movie Groundhog's Day here at DraftTek, and I'm Bill Murray. Every time one draft ends and another begins, the Browns are picking number one again. It's the same thing over and over. How 'bout we start a petition to rename them the Cleveland Groundhogs? Maybe that will change this curse that is the Browns' franchise. Obviously, there is a year of football to play for these prospects, so these predictions are more about what we've seen so far rather than what teams will do (as if anyone can accurately predict what Cleveland will do). I had my heart set on Bradley Chubb forming a dynamic pass-rush combo with Myles Garrett last year, but the truth is they are less settled up the middle now that Danny Shelton is gone. Ed Oliver is my top prospect in the country that will be eligible to enter the 2019 NFL Draft, and obviously my friends on the Big Board Team agree, ranking him in the top five. The defensive line prospects are looking like they could be one of the most talented groups we have seen in a long time, which will help me get over the fact that they passed on Chubb. Offensive Tackle could be another position they look at early, and it seems like Cleveland can always use another talented defensive back. Also, let's not dismiss receiver as being a big need next April. Corey Coleman has had little success in the league, and Josh Gordon and Antonio Callaway are big risks when the leave the team facilities.

~Austin Smith


2 Indianapolis
Rashan Gary
    Michigan
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -10
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
280



GM Chris Ballard has pretty much cleared the deck of most players that were on the roster when he became "the man" in Indianapolis two years ago. Now he gets to begin to implement his vision of what the Colts can do to win back the AFC South in order to get back to the Super Bowl. The 2018 roster will be chock-full of young talent (including 11 selections from this year's draft) with many possibly holding down starting positions as rookies once training camp is over. So long as Andrew Luck can return to "normal" this season, QB will not be a position to worry about for the draft next year.

This roster, however, is not completely finished being re-tooled. Indy still needs defensive difference-makers (up front and at LB, CB) and possibly a new starter at LOT, as Anthony Castonzo begins his next to last season under his current contract (and a $6.25M cap hit in 2019). Additions at TE, RB, and WR are likely. Indy will have at least 8 selections in 2019. It could even go as high as 10 picks with compensatory consideration should WR Donte Moncrief and RB Frank Gore put together solid seasons in 2018.


3 Cincinnati
Nick Bosa
    Ohio State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
270



Well, 2018 doesn't look like it will be a good year for the Bengals. The core of this team is getting older and older, and they haven't quite found the talent to replace them. On offense, Tyler Boyd and John Ross haven't been able to solidify themselves opposite A.J. Green, Cedric Ogbuehi didn't have his fifth-year option picked up, and Joe Mixon struggled in his rookie campaign. Fortunately, the defensive front has stayed strong all these years, but players like Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap only have limited years left before they aren't as effective. Not to mention, both mentioned players have their contract expire after this season.

The Bengals now have spent so much draft capital on offense that they should be in a position to focus on their aging defense with Nick Bosa, who will be in the conversation for first-overall pick all season.


4 NY Jets
Clelin Ferrell
    Clemson
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
250



What a difference an off-season makes! Not only did Sam Darnold (#1 QB prospect in the eyes of many) fall to them at #3, they injected much-needed youth into their 3-man DL in the forms of Nathan Shepherd and Folorunso Fatukasi. Add a solid TE security blanket (Chris Herndon) for young Darnold and the fastest CB from the Combine (Parry Nickerson), plus a speedy return specialist (Trenton Cannon) and the Jets' FO has every reason to be proud of their Draft haul.

Free Agency was a bit of a wash . . . yes, holes were filled, but the losses totaled almost $15M in dead money versus the Cap. Some would state this is a moot point, as the Jets started the off-season with a surplus of almost $100M; as a result, the old expression "Use it or Lose it" comes to mind. The bottom line is the Jets are a young team on the rise and are expected to improve upon their 5-win season in 2017.

Clelin Ferrell considered declaring for the 2018 Draft but returned to Clemson . . . another season like 2017 and the Jets might add another "Sack-Master" to their stable!

- Long Ball, Guest Jets Analyst


5 NY Giants
Greedy Williams
    LSU
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
182



Upon arrival, new GM Dave Gettleman promised massive change with the restoration of Giants' pride and commitment in mind. His blueprint included rebuilding a broken offensive line and leaning heavily on running the ball effectively.

Two years ago, new HC Pat Shurmur, as OC of the Vikings, saw the team finish 8-8 with the 28th-ranked offense. That offseason, the Minnesota offense underwent massive transformation. They signed two offensive linemen in Free Agency, drafted center Pat Elflein in RD1 and added RB Dalvin Cook in RD4. The Vikings finished 13-3 and won the NFC North in 2017. They finished with the seventh-best rushing attack in the league, averaging 122.3 yards per game.

With the second-overall pick, the Giants added Saquon Barkley, arguably the best player in the draft and a once-in-a-generation RB. Offensive linemen Nate Solder and Patrick Omameh were signed via Free Agency. Will Hernandez, one of the premier interior linemen in the draft, fell into Gettleman's lap in RD2. The Giants have pushed all their chips to the middle of the table with Eli Manning at QB in 2018. He will have Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram as dangerous weapons.

Former Arizona DC James Bettcher comes to New York in 2018 and seems to be a rising star with a defensive scheme offering versatility and aggressiveness. If the Giants' offense produces next season like many think it may, perhaps Gettleman will lean towards the defensive side of the ball early in the 2019 draft.


6 Miami
Trey Adams
    Washington
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
302



Miami's roster isn't a good one, and each of the other teams in the AFC East had better offseasons than they did. If Tannehill can stay healthy, Adam Gase might be able to show off the offensive mind he was hired for, but I'll believe it when I see it. I LOVED the Minkah Fitzpatrick pick, but the rest of the draft didn't impress me. The Dolphins are bad on the offensive and defensive lines...what did they do to improve those units? Oh, also, their secondary struggled on the outside and they lost their best and safest target on offense, but what they were trying...what did they...goodness...I'm sorry...I can't come up with anything positive to say here. There's always a chance that things happen and everything changes? Yeah. Let's stick with that.

For those that are screaming, 'BUT WE ADDED DANNY AMENDOLA, ROBERT QUINN, AND JOSH SITTON!! WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM!?' you can stop reading now, because I can't help you or reason with you. The Miami Dolphins will be picking in the top 10 next season, and you can take that one to the bank. They do have cool jerseys, though. Also, it seems they have a beat writer who can predict the future. So that's another positive.


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



The Cardinals enter the final stages of the 2018 offseason near the bottom of the league in most power rankings. Arizona's defense has been the strength of the team and figures to get a boost from new HC Steve Wilks' aggressive 4-3 approach. Look for a blitz-heavy attack after Wilks' unit ranked second in the NFL with a blitz rate of 44% last season in Carolina. New OC Mike McCoy will hope that a revamped offensive line can keep the oft-injured QB Sam Bradford intact. If the Cards can get solid QB play out of a Bradford-Rosen combo, David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald could make this a dangerous offensive attack in a hurry. The Cards are lurking near the bottom right now, but could easily become a surprise contender with a little bit of luck.

- James Siebers, Cardinals Analyst


8 Chicago
Josh Allen
    Kentucky
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
230



The Bears have made some strides with their offensive weapons, adding Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller to their group of receivers to pair with QB Mitch Trubisky and the RB tandem of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. Not to mention new Head Coach and offensive mastermind, Matt Nagy. So, despite an abysmal 2017 where the team finished 29th in points per game and 30th in offensive yards per game, if 2018 is a bad year with that offense, it was likely a defensive issue.

Chicago has some nice players in the secondary with Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara. However, outside of Akiem Hicks' 8.5 sacks, no player had more than 4.5 total. Leonard Floyd has looked like a very good pick, but the pass rush needs more talent and more depth to pair with Floyd if they're going to build a dominant defense like the "Monsters of the Midway" once were.




9 Washington
Cameron Smith
    USC
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
245



The 2017 Washington Redskins were ravaged by injuries and still managed to win 7 games. Most forget the Redskins crushed the at-the-time-heralded Raiders and lost on a dropped TD to the Chiefs. The following game, Matt Ioannidis broke his hand, Jonathan Allen went down with a Lisfranc injury, and Montae Nicholson went down for the year, as well. In addition, Mason Foster only played one more game and Zach Brown was hampered by injury. So, after week 5, the Redskins were down 5 defensive starters on their new-look defense. They didn't have a single offensive lineman start more than 13 games on offense while Jordan Reed was never himself after injuring his toes in the offseason.

IF the Redskins can stay healthy, the team should be better in 2018. Offensive and defensive players alike have praised Alex Smith for his leadership and have highlighted the stark contrast between Smith and the departed Cousins; Smith is all about 'team and ball' while Cousins was all about 'the process' and often left teammates out of that system. In any case, Smith should not be anything less than a lateral move on offense, and again, assuming health on the offensive line, the addition of Derrius Guice should bring this into back into top-10 discussion. Defensively, the young pieces have to come together, but when healthy through 5 weeks in 2017, this defense was a top-12 unit on its own and is adding Da'Ron Payne to help stop the run and create interior pressure.

Overall, I expect this team to be improved in 2018, and with a group of young, talented players at its core, the Redskins could be a force to be reckoned with in the NFC East for years to come.


10 Buffalo
Parris Campbell
    Ohio State
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
208



Stop me if you've heard this before: The Bills have needs at WR and OG, plus RB, OLB, and DB depth. Wide Receiver is the team's biggest question mark; the Bills ranked second to last in 2017 in passing yards per game (176.6). This year, the Bills will have a national-champion Offensive Coordinator (Brian Daboll), utilize a different quarterback, and throw to a finally-healthy Kelvin Benjamin and as many as five new Bills' receivers. Beane signed WR Jeremy Kerley to a one-year contract, and I bet he stays; Kerley has an 81% catch rate. It's "Last-Chance Hotel" for Zay Jones. Zay's catch rate was an anemic 36%, and he and Incognito led the team in ODs (off-season dramas). While I like the rookie WRs a lot (Austin Proehl, Ray-Ray McCloud, and Cam Phillips), their output at the NFL level is a huge question mark. While I Trust The Process, giving a strong-armed rookie QB plenty of reliable targets can't hurt. Parris Campbell leads the FBS in average yards after catch with an obscene 13, and in yards per route run with 3.46. In RD2, I'll have DraftTek's computer pick a Guard who's not in cahoots with Security Agency National Enterprise (S.A.N.E.).

~Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst


11 Tampa Bay
Deandre Baker
    Georgia
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
185



The Bucs appear well-stocked at virtually all positions and, on paper at least, should be primed for a run at the playoffs, but this is a song that Bucs' fans have heard before in recent history. The team heads into the pre-season as a dark-horse, or even a favorite, then flops, as if the pressure of expectations become too much a burden to bear. During the years that the team is supposed to be "re-building", that's when the upside surprises occur! There's the cultivation of a winning attitude that comes with long-term success that the Patriots and Steelers possess (the Ravens, Packers, and Seahawks to a lesser degree) which evades the Bucs and leads to a yo-yo success pattern.

In looking at the Free-Agent picture for the 2019 Draft, Offensive Line and Linebacker take the pole position as draft targets. On the OL, Donovan Smith, Ali Marpet, and Adam Gettis are expiring. At LB, Kwon Alexander will look to add another zero to his $689,580 salary, either at Tampa Bay or elsewhere. Also look for a RB to be added to the stable on Day 2 as both Peyton Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers move on. The team is expecting big things from 2018 draftee Ronald Jones, but he'll require a wing man.


12 Denver
Drew Lock
    Missouri
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
225



Let's just start by saying if the Broncos are picking anywhere near the top 10 in 2019, then Case Keenum probably turned out to be, well, Case Keenum. Still, I have to say that this is where I see them picking. Sure, the defense is going to be good, but that offense just looks like a hot mess. Demaryius Thomas and Emmaunel Sanders seem like their days in Denver are numbered after the additions they made at receiver, yet that might be the only position I think has answers. Do the Broncos have a quarterback? They hope so, but only time will truthfully answer whether Keenum or Paxton Lynch can win in Denver. How about at running back? I liked Devontae Booker coming out of Utah, but I am certainly not betting the farm on him. Newly-acquired Jared Veldheer is a temporary solution at tackle, but not a long-term fix, and Matt Paradis may be the only player on that line in whom I have any confidence. The front-three of that defensive line looks average at best, and the safety position will probably be looking for an upgrade next off-season, as well. Let's not forget that as big a headache as Aqib Talib was, they didn't exactly replace him after shipping him out of town. Still, quarterback is the top priority until you know you've got one, and if they are picking this high, they don't know that. The quarterback class won't be anywhere as talented as we saw last year, and even though I love the selection of Bradley Chubb, fans won't forget who all we passed on in 2018 if quarterback struggles continue in Denver.

~Austin Smith


13 San Francisco
Austin Bryant
    Clemson
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
265



Last year, the Lynch/Shanahan era brought an air of optimism to San Francisco that seemed to stick with players and fans despite a 1-10 start to the season. The Jimmy Garappolo trade and ending the season on a 5 game win streak brought things to a whole other level. While fans are enjoying the high of finding a true franchise QB there is still work to be done, there are serious question marks at pass rusher, and it will be interesting to see how things shake out along the offensive line. Lynch and Shanahan have done an excellent job of shaping the roster in their image, and at least here in June it feels like the Niners could join the Yankees, 76ers, and last year's Jags as a team that pulls out a playoff run ahead of schedule.


14 Detroit
Anthony Johnson
    Buffalo
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
207



This year's draft left a lot of Lions' fans uninspired, to say the least. However that may be, it was a good draft for the team as it solved many depth issues across the board. From running back, o-line, and secondary, the Lions addressed needs but got some good talent back. With WR Golden Tate not getting any younger (he turns 30 this August) and the Lions not having a "true" number 1 WR since Calvin Johnson, I was surprised they didn't add another playmaking wideout to the mix. Granted, Kenny Golladay played solid when he was healthy by posting 28 receptions, 477 yards receiving, and 3 touchdowns. It's clear they like Golladay as their "young guy" option, but can you ever have too many good wide receivers? Especially with a QB like Stafford? They addressed the running game, sure, but that alone won't carry an offense. I anticipate Detroit to take hard looks at WRs this season early.

- Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst


15 Seattle
Noah Fant
    Iowa
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
232



Times are changin' for the Seahawks. While there will still be plenty of familiar names on the roster, the 2019 Seahawks are simply going to have a different "feel" and identity than the Seattle teams that bullied their way through the NFL over the last eight seasons. One of the easiest ways to stay competitive when your team is rebuilding, is embracing the run game...and the Hawks seem to be ready to embrace that plan. Aside from Germain Ifedi, the O-LIne (bolstered by the addition of LT Duane Brown) looks like it's own the road to respectability again. Tackle Jamarco Jones was a great mid round gamble: he has great raw skills and intangibles...he just didn't play very well a lot of the times (minor detail, right?). Once NFL coaches grab hold of him, he's either going to be out of the league in 5 years, or he's going to be a very good starting tackle. The team also added TE Will Dissly in the Draft, who I think is a great pick for a team like Seattle. When Dissly and Ed Dickson are on the field in 2-TE sets, the Seahawks will be opening holes in the run game. Last but not least, Seattle FINALLY ackknowledged the need for a young feature back when they drafted SDSU's Rashaad Penny in RD1. In order for the Seahawks to be the Seahawks again, they need a big, bruising runner racking up 1,500 YDS a year, not the committee of scrubs they've tried to eek by with the last couple of years. Penny is that guy, and he'll be dangerous once the team commits to their smash-mouth style of several years ago.

With a rebuilt run game taking the heat off Russel Wilson, the offense seems to have definite direction. The defense on the other hand, is going to be a wild card. They've lost a lot of players, and they've gotten old. Luckily for the Seahawks this draft is dripping with D-Line talent. It wouldn't shock me at all to see the Seahawks trade back with their first pick, and get two defensive linemen early, both of which would be solid RD1 picks in other drafts.


16 Baltimore
Anfernee Jennings
    Alabama
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
262



Don't let the emotion of 'The Wizard, Ozzie's Last Draft' wash over you for too long. This is a rebuilding team at best. While the trade-up for Lamar Jackson was exciting, and Ozzie did a great job of moving around in the draft and accumulating extra picks, this roster is barren (and I'm being nice). How may of the Ravens' 2018 draft picks will contribute significantly in 2018? I count two: Hayden Hurst and Anthony Averett. The other players are projects that will take time to develop, if they ever develop at all. The Ravens have not done nearly the job of turning over their roster as they did during their 15-plus years of success as this team has been slowly heading downward since the ill-advised Flacco deal put the team in cap H-E-Double Hockey Sticks.

Moving forward, Harbaugh has quite a task in many facets. It includes, but is not limited to, trying to develop a QB of the future while getting the most out of his lame-duck veteran QB who only has only one proven (yet inconsistent) target on any level of the offense to throw to. It includes working with an offensive line that only returns two starters at their respective positions, and it includes hammering out a strange amalgam on defense, as much of the defensive roster is young and unproven while the Pro-Bowl players are clearly on the decline.

If key players don't stay healthy in 2018, this team might struggle to win 6 games. If everything (and I mean everything) falls in place, the team ends the season with a +15 TO differential, and Ben Roethlisburger's right arm falls off. The Ravens might sniff 9 wins. Ravens' fans should hope that their new rookies develop far more effectively, and quickly, than the rookies that have come in the past few years.

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Green Bay gets New Orleans R1 Pick (2018 Draft trade)

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Ohio State
EDGE
10 Noah Fant
Iowa
TE
15 Parris Campbell
Ohio State
WRF
20 Rashan Gary
Michigan
DL3T
22 T.J. Edwards
Wisconsin
OLB
37 Beau Benzschawel
Wisconsin
OG
41 Dre'Mont Jones
Ohio State
DL3T
45 Connor McGovern
Penn State
OC
61 Michael Deiter
Wisconsin
OT
66 David Edwards
Wisconsin
OT
68 L.J. Scott
Michigan St
RBF
69 Clayton Thorson
Northwestern
QB
73 Shareef Miller
Penn State
EDGE
78 Isaiah Prince
Ohio State
OT
82 Mike Weber
Ohio State
RBF
87 Lavert Hill
Michigan
CB
94 Matt Sokol
Michigan State
TE
95 Tyree Kinnel
Michigan
S
96 Chase Winovich
Michigan
EDGE
106 Raequan Williams
Michigan St
DL5T
109 David Dowell
Michigan St
S
120 Devin Bush
Michigan
ILB
123 Amani Oruwariye
Penn State
CB
127 Michael Jordan
Ohio State
OG
128 Johnnie Dixon
Ohio State
WRS
129 Olive Sagapolu
Wisconsin
DL1T
130 Kiy Hester
Rutgers
CB
133 Trace McSorley
Penn State
QB
146 Juwan Johnson
Penn State
WRF
147 D'Cota Dixon
Wisconsin
S
150 Tariq Cole
Rutgers
OT
157 Karan Higdon
Michigan
RBF
161 Dante Booker
Ohio State
ILB
162 Parker Hesse
Iowa
EDGE
168 Stanley Morgan Jr.
Nebraska
WRF
171 Felton Davis III
Michigan St
WRF
187 Nick Linder
Indiana
OC
199 Damian Prince
Maryland
OG
220 Rafael Gaglianone
Wisconsin
PK
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