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3 Greedy Williams
12 Byron Murphy
22 Kris Boyd
34 DeAndre Baker
37 Trayvon Mullen
60 Amani Oruwariye
70 Kristian Fulton
86 Michael Jackson
96 Julian Love
113 Levonta Taylor
140 Lavert Hill
145 Mark Gilbert
147 Rock Ya-Sin
170 Bryce Hall
174 C Gardner-Johnson
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2019 NFL Mock Draft Round 1
Selections 17-32


17 Denver
Juan Thornhill
    Virginia
    S
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
200



As if the Broncos season couldn't get any stranger, they followed up a three-game win streak that included upsets over the Chargers and Steelers, with a loss to San Francisco. It seemed as if visions of a playoff scenario that could actually include Denver were just sprouting, and then came those 3-10 49ers to stomp them out. This season has been confusing and frustrating, and I just don't see how Vance Joseph keeps his job in a situation like that. The funny thing is, I don't believe he is the main culprit. This team really isn't that talented. I look at this roster and wonder how many of these guys are going to be around in three years? For that reason, John Elway deserves to be on the hot seat. This team has been poorly constructed, and he is the man calling the shots. Having said that, the Broncos need to take the best player available next April. I'd love it to be an offensive lineman picked but they need more than one. I'd love it to be someone that can get pressure from the interior. The secondary needs help, the receivers and tight ends aren't great, and as much as I'd love to see them find a future signal-caller, those hopes rest on whether or not Justin Herbert and Dwayne Haskins choose to declare. So at this point, this pick appears to be wide open. As long as it's not a running back or an edge rusher, I can make a case for drafting them. That is the mess the Broncos have found themselves in. ~Austin Smith


18 Minnesota
Jeffery Simmons
    Mississippi St
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
300



With the Bears' win over the Rams at Soldier Field in Week 14, the Vikings are unofficially, but pretty well officially, eliminated from contention for the division title. That said, even with the loss in Seattle, they'd still be in the driver's seat for the final Wild Card spot, thanks to their tie in Green Bay earlier this year. With respect to the 2019 NFL Draft, the story for the Vikings remains much the same, regardless of how the season turns out, as the biggest need continues to be on the offensive line. It sounds so strange to say but, to the naked eye, it sure seems like Kirk Cousins has done better under pressure than not this year. In some games, the stats seem to back this up as he has floundered at times with a clean pocket and overall he's done remarkably well under pressure. Obviously, over the course of the season, these numbers don't hold up and it's clearly not a good policy to continually put your $84M QB in the line of fire. So, with that, Rick Spielman's #1 job this off season is to get the players in place to keep Cousins on his feet and generate some push so the team can establish a running game. Whether it's through the draft or another means, the offensive line needs to improve as the window for the Vikings' Super Bowl hopes might come to a close at the end of Cousins' 3-year contract.

- Brett Stott, Vikings Analyst


19 Miami
Raekwon Davis
    Alabama
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'7
Weight:
306



For the first time this season, Miami fans witnessed a Dolphins team that was firing on all cylinders with a healthy Ryan Tannehill at the helm. After leaving Patriots fans exasperatedly bewildered and at a loss for words due to Kenyan Drake's late-game heroics, the Dolphins find themselves with a 7-6 record and the playoffs well within reach. Miami has now won two straight games and are heating up at the perfect time with fairly easy schedule down the final stretch. They travel to face a seemingly defeated Minnesota Vikings team this coming Sunday and follow that up with games against the Jags and a Bills team that they just beat in week 13. The Dolphins seemingly did everything necessary to come out of this tight game against their divisional rival - the defense did all that they could against Tom Brady and his illustrious offensive unit, besides coming up short in the fourth quarter and allowing for two long Patriots drives that resulted in a pair of field goals. The only thing that the defense could not do was cause a turnover and left Tom Brady with a clean pocket for much of the game. On offense, however, Tannehill matched the Pats blow-for-blow. Kenny Stills had a huge day in the passing attack, shredding New England's secondary, Frank Gore had another strong showing in the running game, and Brandon Bolden added two huge touchdowns to help get the Dolphins the win. The last-second touchdown that was the result of two laterals cannot be overstated. This play is definitely play-of-the-year material, and it led to a must-win game for the Miami Dolphins.


20 Indianapolis
Dexter Lawrence
    Clemson
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -16
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
340



Indianapolis, who allowed the Jaguars to punk them with a 6-0 shutout a week ago, came up big in a showdown with AFC South leader Houston. The Colts ended the Texans' nine-game winning streak (started back in September with a win in Indy) behind solid O-Line play, tough defense, and the continued rebirth of Andrew Luck's right arm. Suddenly, a shot at the 6th-seed playoff spot is a possibility.The offense, however, is still a bit disconcerting.

They're saddled with a lack of consistent playmakers not named T.Y. Hilton. Obviously, TE Eric Ebron has been brilliant with the Colts this season (passing Dallas Clark for most TD's in a season by a TE), but will he return for 2019? More importantly, could he duplicate his effectiveness in a non-"prove it" year? The loss of Jack Doyle (Indy's other dependable TE) was a huge tough break, and there will be questions on his ability once rehab is complete.

While the young defense is doing far better than anyone had imagined coming into 2018 (five sacks and nine TFL vs Houston), there are still holes to fill.

If the offense sputters like it has the past game and a half, then the defense could find themselves trying to bail the team out week after week with little to no scoring production on the other side of the ball. So don't be surprised if Indy (and specifically, GM Chris Ballard) don't just snatch up a wideout with a first-round pick. I'm still betting a defender up front --or CB-- will be the selection. The offense already makes up almost triple the roster expenditures, so Ballard will need to add high-impact D standouts. Still, there are a couple of offensive weapons that might give the Colts reason to pause and think a bit longer before making the selection next April.


21 Tennessee
Damien Harris
    Alabama
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
196



After spending all season talking about how this Tennessee offense has no running game, leave it to Derrick Henry to run for 238 yards and four touchdowns on Thursday Night Football against the Jaguars. After a slow start, though the numbers aren't spectactular, Henry has been very good since the start of November . In six games, he's only averaged under four yards per carry once (3.8 against Houston). He's been efficient with his touches, and is starting to show his potential as an NFL runner. Henry's story seems to be the story of this whole offense. Mariota has started to pick up his play, and Corey Davis has stood out with the makings to be a top receiver. Matt LaFleur's offensive scheme is finally starting to take shape in Nashville. And fortunately, it's not too late to start clicking. The team is 7-6 and tied with Indianapolis, Miami, and Baltimore for the final playoff spot. Crazy, right? This team is so up-and-down, it's a surprise they're not a two- or three-win team. But they keep finding ways to win, keeping their playoff hopes alive.


22 Baltimore
Devin White
    LSU
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
255



A trip to Arrowhead Stadium against the Chiefs (even minus Kareem Hunt) is no "pic-a-nic!" Nevertheless, the Ravens made a game out of it, taking the game into OT . . . but would have not required the additional period for a victory if not for another amazing throw by Patrick Mahomes on 4th and 9. X-Rays were negative on Lamar Jackson's ankle injury late in the game, which is good news for the Ravens; however, it does not diminish the fact that they are now 7-6, a half-game behind the Steelers for the division lead, looking up at the Chargers (10-3) and tied with the Dolphins, Colts, and Titans in the Wild Card Race!

So how do we analyze the talent available in the upcoming NFL Draft as it applies to Baltimore? The positional needs (in no particular order) are RB, WR, Interior OL (both OG and OC), EDGE rusher, and ILB. There are no stud RBs in this year's class but quality depth through RD5. The same goes for ILB (through RD5). Both Interior OL positions are deep-deep-deep (as in through RD7). Quality WRs will cost a RD2 or RD3 investment and a stud EDGE rusher will require a RD1 selection. These are the "pockets" as I see them now, prior to Bowl Games, All-Star Games and Practices, and the Combine . . . now let's see how the dust settles!

- Long Ball, Guest Ravens Analyst


23 Pittsburgh
Kris Boyd
    Texas
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
195



Common wisdom among Steelers' fans has often been that the team plays up or down to the competition, particularly outside the division. The history of the team includes high points such as the '84 squad putting the only black mark on the 49ers' 15-1 season and back-to-back wins over the undefeated Eagles and Pats in 2004. On the other hand, there were clunkers such as the 2002 contest versus the expansion Texans, where they outgained them 422-47 in yardage, allowed 8% on third-down conversion, and forced 10 punts only to lose by 18 points. The Week 14 loss to the 2-10 Raiders has a familiar taste to it, but is it particularly instructive about how to improve this team?

As with most defensive breakdowns in this pass-driven league, the pass rush and defensive backfield are the obvious places for improvement. The Steelers lead the league in sacks at 45 through Week 14 but only a third of those have come from the edge rushers. Nose Tackle Javon Hargrave, who has played only 42% of defensive snaps, has more sacks than the starting ROLB, Dupree. In the secondary, the team has struggled to cover tight ends for years. In the Kevin Butler (DC) era, opposing teams seem to gouge this team at will in the fourth quarter to claw their way back into games and wins over the Steelers. While the recent RD1 selection of Edmunds may yet pay out, the team must continue to pursue corners with ball skills and playmaking ability to put some swagger back into the secondary.


24 Oakland
Kelvin Harmon
    NC State
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
213



This pick acquired from Chicago. Raiders comment can be located at pick #3.





25 Seattle
Montez Sweat
    Mississippi St
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
241



Even when Russell Wilson has an off day the Seahawks' rushing offense is a force to be reckoned with. Seattle has now rushed for more than 150 yards in nine games this season - one of those being a 273-yard performance against the Rams. The three-headed monster of Chris Carson, Mike Davis, and Rashaad Penny has been electric. Last season, Seattle had one rushing TD from a back, this year they have ten.

On the defensive side, Seattle has been able to keep opponent scoring down (6th) and force copious amounts of turnovers (8th). Unfortunately, they've struggled against the run giving up five yards per carry good enough for 29th in the NFL. But the elite play of Bobby Wagner has helped hide this issue so far. The rest of the defense is young and hungry though which should give fans optimism.

Speaking of defense, Frank Clark is going to get paid this summer. He's been an animal on the defensive front with 31 tkls, 18 QB hits, 11 sacks, and 3 FF. Outside of Wilson's contract extension, Clark is the most important piece of this off-season.

~Jeff Chapman, Seahawks Analyst


26 Oakland
Albert Okwuegbunam
    Missouri
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
260



This pick acquired from Dallas. Raiders comment can be located at pick #3.


27 Houston
Dalton Risner
    Kansas State
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -47
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
308



Don't over-think this draft, Houston; bolster the O-Line and find a CB capable of preventing TY Hilton from running free through the secondary. After witnessing Luck dismantle Houston (again), the Texans' weakness at CB is as evident as ever. Houston must find a CB1 before becoming a perennial championship contender. To be successful the rest of this season, it's essential the defense minimizes chunk plays and eliminates stupid mistakes. The defense got embarrassed, but the offense was worse. The running game was extinct, and the O-Line gave up five more sacks, although four of the five sacks were due to Deshaun keeping the ball entirely too long (4+ seconds). Deshaun is the franchise, but DW4 must distribute the ball quickly; half his sacks this season have been his own fault, not the O-Line's. There isn't a line in the NFL that can block 4-5 seconds per play, an incompletion is better than a sack, young Watson. Additionally, Houston can use more weapons on offense and a penetrating DT to push the pocket between Clowney and Watt. If either Clowney or Mathieu are lost this offseason, look for their positions to be addressed early in this deep defensive class. The Texans have much to improve before being considered an elite Team.

~ CME, Texans Analyst


28 New England
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
    Stanford
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
222



We have a new first in the Belichick-Brady Era: an absolutely disastrous tactical error at the end of a game. New England was up 5 with 16 seconds remaining, and the Dolphins had the ball at their own 25-yard line. For some inexplicable reason, the Patriots sent their Hail Mary defense out on the field; despite the fact Miami was not going to attempt a Hail Mary from 75 yards away. The result was the Dolphins successfully completing a lateral play and scoring with no time remaining to beat New England by 1.

The kicker in all of this is that Devin McCourty was not on the field for the last play, even though he is the team's best open-field tackler. Instead, the team had Gronk in deep coverage, with his purpose to knock down a Hail Mary at the goal line. Again, there was never a chance of Miami throwing a Hail Mary. Kenyan Drake outraced Gronk to the pylon for the game-winning touchdown. It is no guarantee had McCourty been there instead of Gronk that McCourty would have saved the game, but it would have increased the odds significantly.

The Patriots got some help from the football universe, however. Both Houston and Pittsburgh lost, leaving New England still in the driver's seat for the #2 seed. The Patriots could even drop their looming showdown with the Steelers and still finish with a higher seed as Pittsburgh can no longer reach 11 wins, and after a trip to Heinz Field New England closes out the season with home games against the Bills and Jets, so 11-5 seems to be the team's floor.


29 LA Chargers
Mack Wilson
    Alabama
    LB
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
236



Heading into Thursday's showdown against the Chiefs, the Chargers survived a gritty Cincinnati team and got to 10-3 on Sunday. Despite a handful of significant injuries, most notably RB Melvin Gordon, the Chargers' roster is locked and loaded to chase a ring for QB Philip Rivers. But standing in the way of glory is the modern-game offensive arsenal of the Chiefs, which brings us to next year's draft. Adding diverse and exotic weapons is sure to be the pre-draft goal of many a GM, and the Chargers could use their late first-rounder on a beast wideout, tight end, or defensive weapon such as an edge rusher or speed linebacker. When you're all in, it's all about more, more, more.


30 Green Bay
A.J. Brown
    Ole Miss
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
225



This pick acquired from New Orleans. Packers comment can be located at pick #12.


31 LA Rams
Christian Wilkins
    Clemson
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
300



Holy cow! In the city where hot dogs can be used as currency, where defense and fat guys rule, the Rams' high-octane offense gets shut down! ... I'm not bitter. Honest! All right, maybe a little. Give Matt Nagy and "duh Bears" some credit for executing a great game plan. Their defense harassed and confused Jared Goff, who earned a 19.1 QB rating in the game. Arguably in Goff's worst performance as a pro, he was sacked three times --including once for a safety-- and threw FOUR balls to the opponent. The Bears' front seven made Todd Gurley look like a pedestrian RB. He was limited to 28 yds and a 2.5 yds-per-carry average. Gurley was driven backward about 7 yds on the play that led to the safety. On the other side of the ball, the Chicago offensive line double- and triple-teamed Aaron Donald, limiting him to one tackle, one assist, and zero QB sacks. Even kicker Greg Zuerlein was snakebit. As for the fat guys, how many players with a 90+ jersey number lined up as an eligible receiver on that 2-pt conversion? How do you game-plan for that brilliant play? Good job, Bears! Now go face the Saints in the playoffs.

On the positive side, Marcus Peters, who returned an INT 48 yds, is back to his Pro Bowl form. In fact, kudos to the whole secondary, which limited Mitchell Trubisky to 110 yds in the air, a 33.3 QB rating, and forced him to throw 3 INTs. Beyond that, not much to say.

This game was a reminder that the Rams start three O-Lnemen over the age of 30. Facing Khalil Mack, 36-yr-old OT Andrew Whitworth had two false starts and allowed one sack, which is not bad considering the caliber of the opponent. Center John Sullivan (age 33) muffed the block that led to the safety. It is time for a youth movement in 2019.


32 Kansas City
David Montgomery
    Iowa State
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
219



Mahomes Magic struck again as the Chiefs squeaked out an OT win against a tough Ravens' team. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce accounted for 40 percent of the offensive plays and a combined 215 yds in our first planned game without Hurdlin' Hunt (Turns out the only obstacle he could not hurdle was himself). Spencer Ware, who already expressed concern that his knee may not be able to handle a full load of game snaps, ran 15 times for 75 yards. I would like to see the Chiefs utilize a RB-by-committee approach at this point; otherwise, the risk is Ware may "wear" down before playoffs start. Ware landed hard on his right shoulder after FS Eric Weddle forced him out of bounds and left the game late in the first half. He did return in the second half. He needs a little love (Hint).

The addition of Kelvin Benjamin not only will help ease the absence of Sammy Watkins, but may fill a needed role of backup TE. To make room for Benjamin, DE Jarvis Jenkins was cut. That move surprised me, considering his run-stopping ability. I was sure 2-year practice squad WR Gehrig Dieter would be sent back to the PS.

The Chiefs' defense allowed a 75-yard, entirely-on-the-ground drive in the first half. They recouped by making the key plays when the game was on the line. Eric Berry promises to be back in the mix next week against the Chargers. Sprinkle in a little more love in the secondary (hint, hint), and this D may have a nice turnaround in 2019.

~ KCBudMan, Chiefs Analyst

Traded Round 1 Picks:
Green Bay gets New Orleans R1 Pick (2019 Draft trade)
Oakland gets Chicago RD1 pick (Khalil Mack trade)
Oakland gets Dallas RD1 pick (Amari Cooper trade)

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Big Board Rankings
O/A Rank SEC Conference
Top-40 Players
Psn
2 Quinnen Williams
Alabama
DL3T
3 Greedy Williams
LSU
CB
5 Josh Allen
Kentucky
OLB
6 Greg Little
Ole Miss
OT
7 Jonah Williams
Alabama
OT
10 Deionte Thompson
Alabama
S
13 D.K. Metcalf
Ole Miss
WRF
14 Jachai Polite
Florida
OLB
15 Devin White
LSU
ILB
16 Albert Okwuegbunam
Missouri
TE
17 Jeffery Simmons
Mississippi St
DL3T
18 Derrick Brown
Auburn
DL3T
23 Raekwon Davis
Alabama
DL5T
24 Damien Harris
Alabama
RBF
26 Mack Wilson
Alabama
ILB
27 A.J. Brown
Ole Miss
WRF
28 Montez Sweat
Mississippi St
EDGE
34 DeAndre Baker
Georgia
CB
45 Drew Lock
Missouri
QB
48 Martez Ivey
Florida
OG
51 Deebo Samuel
South Carolina
WRF
52 Darryl Williams
Mississippi St
OG
54 Elgton Jenkins
Mississippi St
OC
59 C.J. Conrad
Kentucky
TE
61 DaMarkus Lodge
Ole Miss
WRF
67 Isaiah Buggs
Alabama
DL5T
69 Benny Snell Jr.
Kentucky
RBF
70 Kristian Fulton
LSU
CB
73 Riley Ridley
Georgia
WRF
78 Foster Moreau
LSU
TE
85 J.R. Reed
Georgia
S
91 Elijah Holyfield
Georgia
RBF
97 Terry Beckner Jr.
Missouri
DL3T
102 Anfernee Jennings
Alabama
OLB
106 Javon Kinlaw
South Carolina
DL5T
107 Garrett Brumfield
LSU
OG
110 Jordan Jones
Kentucky
OLB
122 Jordan Ta'amu
Ole Miss
QB
128 Dontavius Russell
Auburn
DL1T
138 D'Andre Walker
Georgia
EDGE
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