O/A Rank Top-10 QBs
9 Justin Herbert
38 Will Grier
45 Drew Lock
47 Daniel Jones
50 Dwayne Haskins
122 Jordan Ta'amu
127 Tyree Jackson
142 Brett Rypien
162 Shea Patterson
194 Ryan Finley
206 Jarrett Stidham
241 Gardner Minshew
262 Clayton Thorson
270 Jake Browning
292 Steven Montez
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2019 Consensus Mock Draft In-Season #8

December 11, 2018 2:20 AM EST
  • Despite win over Denver, Niners still hold top draft pick!
  • 4 win teams - Bills, Falcons, Jets, Jags - in contention for top spot
  • 2019 NFL Draft selection order updated through Week 14 games
  • Selection order determined by strength-of-schedule calculator. Next mock December 27th.


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



Even with their 2018 season lost and what feels like half the roster on IR, the 49ers continue to show signs of life on offense. Rookie WR Dante Pettis continues to blossom (21 catches for 255 yards and 4 TDs in last 3 games) with Nick Mullens under center and TE George Kittle is a low-key superstar after setting franchise records for yards in a game (210) against the Broncos and becoming the first TE in franchise history to have a 1000+ receiving season. In fact, Kittle's trip over the millennium mark is only the fourth by any 49ers pass-catcher since 2003.

On the defensive side of the ball, well, the Coordinator may as well be Cyndi Lauper, as the same issues arise, "Time After Time". Granted, San Francisco recorded a respectable 5 sacks in Weeks 13 and 14 with four of them credited to the defensive line, but finding a dominant edge rusher remains the top priority. DB help is a close second, and WR and OL fortification well within the conversation. If San Francisco plays itself out of the top spot and a shot at Nick Bosa, I love the speed element that Kentucky's Josh Allen would bring to the incumbent group of pass rushers.

- Brett Clancy, 49ers Analyst (@thebrettclancy on Twitter)


2 Arizona
D.K. Metcalf
    Ole Miss
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -11
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
225



It's not exactly breaking news, but the Cardinals have now officially been eliminated from the playoffs. It's been an awful first season for HC Steve Wilks, who finds himself back on the hot seat after a poor showing against Detroit. The Cardinals currently rank 32nd in passing yards, 30th in rushing yards, and 32nd in scoring. New OC Byron Leftwich hasn't been able to turn around a struggling offense. In six games under Leftwich, Josh Rosen is completing just 56% of his passes for 5.9 YPA while leading Arizona to an abysmal 14.3 PPG.

Arizona needs to rebuild its offense if they expect to reap any benefit from their investment in Josh Rosen. Rosen is playing behind a line that's missing all five of its projected Week 1 starters. The Cardinals' leading receiver, Christian Kirk, is averaging 49.2 yds/game. There's no guarantee that Larry Fitzgerald will be back for another season or that David Johnson will return to form. GM Steve Keim, if he's even in charge of the Cards' draft board this April, needs to add to the offense early and often.

- James Siebers, Cardinals Analyst


3 Oakland
Josh Allen
    Kentucky
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
230



What was this all for? The pain, the heartache, and the agony of seeing a 12-4 team in 2016 return to rock-bottom all while forcing fans players formerly thought to be franchise cornerstones look All-World in other uniforms. It was SUPPOSED to be about getting high draft picks, but, just when Oakland was poised to take the lead in the race for #1, they showed new life and beat the Steelers. Wherever, that pick (and the ever-lower selections from the Cowboys and Bears) land, ousted Reggie McKenzie won't be a part of the decision. While the much-maligned former Executive of the Year took justifiable heat for his lackluster drafts, his recent selections of DT Maurice Hurst, CB Gareon Conley, and S Karl Joseph are beginning to look like building blocks for a defense in woeful need of an upgrade. The foremost need, however, remains improving a pass rush that continues to be ranked dead last in the league- putting together a sack total that is HALF of the 31st ranked Dolphins. Should this be the first selection, I expect another of the first rounders to be used on an impact defender with another being used on an offensive skill player.


4 NY Jets
Greg Little
    Ole Miss
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
325



The Jets showed some fight this weekend to get a win against their Divisional rival Buffalo. Sam Darnold orchestrated a nice fourth quarter comeback, showing a lot of poise under pressure, to help the Jets get their first win since Week 6. Jet fans will be encouraged with the performance of the Southern California rookie, particularly in the Buffalo cold. The Jets have struggled all year of offense, ranking last in 3rd Down Conversion and also last in Red Zone TD's. The Jets have just 29 players under contract for the 2019 season at this moment in time. With a plethora of Cap Space entering Free Agency ($106M), and the likelihood of another high draft pick, expect some major changes on both sides of the football. Pass Rush looks a priority along with CB, and they will almost certainly look to upgrade the O-Line. They'll likely add some weapons to aid in the development of Darnold. A busy Off-Season awaits.


5 Atlanta
Jonah Williams
    Alabama
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
301



Most horror movies leaven the dread with humor, but there is nothing laughable about the horror show unfolding in Atlanta. The past two weeks have seen the worst offensive showing of the Matt Ryan Era, first against Baltimore and then a penalty-laden, putrid showing in Green Bay. Matt Ryan is getting hit at an alarming pace, and up until the Green Bay game, the rushing attack was moribund. Changes and improvement must be made on the offensive line. On defense, Robert Alford has put up an atrocious display of busted coverage and costly penalties. Atlanta needs to play Isaiah Oliver these next three weeks to see whether he's the answer or whether Greedy Williams should be their first-round pick. Meanwhile, the defensive line continues to rank near the bottom of the pack in pressures, and is as effective at stopping the run as a thin strand of wet tissue paper. Luckily, they should have a high draft pick to address at least one of those glaring issues. Inevitably, the calls to fire both coordinators will grow louder. While Dan Quinn is largely safe --and much of the problems this year can be placed on player execution and injuries-- it is up to Manuel Marquand and Steve Sarkisian to fix what's broken. They have failed to do so. In this horror movie, the calls are coming from inside the house.


6 Buffalo
Greedy Williams
    LSU
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
182



As my brother-in-law Jule just said, "All over but the cryin'." The Bills have outgained their past two opponents, 783-423. They lost both games. Why? Here's why.

The Bills' Special Teams unit is a disaster. Against the Jets, we had a FG blocked, missed a FG, gave up returns of 81 and 51 yards, 176 yards overall, and had an illegal formation penalty assessed on a kickoff. Haushka hasn't been money, with 4 points missed last week and 6 points this week. ST Coach Danny Crossman has to go.

The defensive line isn't generating pressures, hits, or sacks. Star Lotulelei, Trent Murphy, Harrison Phillips, and Jordan Phillips combined for just 2 pressures last week. The entire defensive unit was sackless this week.

Finally, the offensive line isn't providing Josh Allen a clean pocket. I know we lost 2 Pro-Bowl linemen off the squad, but after the Bills drafted Josh Allen last year, they went Defense with the next 4 selections, giving him no protection or targets until RD5B. The OL was out-toughed this week, and it was embarrassing. I expect to see offensive line help and playmakers often, both in FA and the draft. Put me down for OT, WR1, RB, OC, TE, and WR3.

- Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst


7 Jacksonville
Quinnen Williams
    Alabama
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
285



Well it's official. Thursday's loss to the Titans eliminated Jacksonville's playoff hopes. After starting the year as one of the favorites in the AFC, the bottom fell out and the Jags are looking at a top-10 draft pick. So what happened? One big difference from last year is that the way the 2017 games played out allowed the Jaguars to maximize their roster talent. Jacksonville had a talented RB, an iffy QB, and were loaded at Defensive Line and Cornerback. Therefore the best scenario they could have was claiming an early lead in the game. Offensively, this allowed them to lean on their running game in the second half, and didn't ask too much of Blake Bortles. Defensively, the early lead forced their opponents to be one-dimensional, and throw the ball more. Jacksonville had great pass rushers and CB's, so this played right into the strength of their defense. Per the link above, the 2017 Jaguars led the league in first-quarter offensive efficiency. However, the 2018 Jaguars rank 30th in first half points. This lack of dominance early in the game disrupted their winning formula, putting more emphasis on their lackluster passing game, and forcing the defense to defend a more balanced opponent. Add to that some key injuries. The 2017 Jags were remarkably healthy, and the 2018 team was forced to compete in less-than-ideal scenarios in the second half of games this year. Hopefully, this off-season brings some balance to the roster, and the Jags find a way to make their team more adaptable.


8 Detroit
Clelin Ferrell
    Clemson
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
250



To tank or not to tank, that's the question that as Lions' fans we've heard debated for quite some time during this tumultous season. Many pundits will say that tanking is both logical and optimal for quickly improving a talent-deprived roster. Opponents to this will jump to the fan confidence and player morale card. Despite the win on Sunday in Arizona against a pitiful Cardinals team, no Lions fan should be jumping for joy that this team is somehow improving. Roster holes and talent gaps are aplenty and fans debating on whether or not the team should utilize the tank theory will need to ask themselves this question as their beloved Lions head to Draft Day in 2019: Are you more comfortable with a Quinn-Patricia duo that wins games, in a meaningless season, with a less than talented roster, just to get a lesser draft pick, or are you more comfortable with a Quinn-Patricia duo that loses games and gives you no confidence that what they're doing is working? Both being cut from the Patriot cloth, history would say that draft position doesn't seem to matter all that much so I'm not sure tanking is optimal at all. It's actually comforting to see the Lions win on the road after everything that's happened this season. It's comforting to know that Patricia is capable of winning games like this. Not giving too much credit, but the Lions played sound defensively holding Arizona to 279 yards of total offense, sacking Rosen 3 times and also forcing an INT that was returned for a touchdown. Let it be known, this performance does not cover up the holes the Lions have on both sides of the football and should be taken with a grain of salt. While it's encouraging to see Detroit win a game like this, it's even more encouraging to see the team hasn't quit.

- Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst




9 NY Giants
Ed Oliver
    Houston
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
291



After a brutal first half, the Giants have won four out of their last five games since their Week Nine bye. In that span, their offense has averaged 31.4 points per game. Keep in mind the Giants did not score 30 points or more a single time over the two prior seasons! As this surge continues, you can argue that with each quality offensive game the likelihood of Eli Manning being the starting QB in 2019 for the Giants increases.

Wisely, Eli and the Giants are leaning heavily on 2018 RD1 pick Saquon Barkley. Saquon is the first rookie in franchise history to crack 1,000 rushing yards (1,124 through 13 games) and has a franchise-rookie-record 13 touchdowns. Barkley has finished with more than 100 yards of total offense 12 times this season, tying former Colts' running back Edgerrin James' rookie mark of 12 in 1999. Only Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson (13) has more games of 100 yards or more as a rookie than Barkley, dating back to 1950.

The Giants could go in several directions in the draft. Eli Manning has been sacked over forty times, and the team could use upgrades at C, RG, and RT. Eli also turns 38 years old, and despite recent success, the Giants could still be in prime position to land his eventual successor. The pass rush remains weak, tallying just 24 sacks thus far this season. Nobody knows for sure what draft direction the Giants will take as we hit the home stretch of the 2018 regular season. We do know there will be premium talent available at positions of need when the Giants are on the clock.

- Kevin McWalters, Giants Analyst


10 Tampa Bay
Trey Adams
    Washington
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -15
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
316



Since our last Consensus Mock Draft (following Week 12), the Buccaneers' secondary has improved their interception total from 2 (through 12 games) to 7 following the Saints loss in Week 14. This stat ranks in the NFL's bottom quartile, but let's now look at the flipside, which is how many INTs that Buc QBs have thrown. Hint: it's bad and the worst in the league by far. This information is not for the faint of heart, so I will leave the the decision to readers to click over to ESPN's turnover margin page.

Tampa Bay continues to be the graveyard for NFL kickers. Chandler Catanzaro is the latest casualty after making only 85% of PATs and 0-3 in FGs from 40-49 yards. The team has since brought in Cairo Santos, who was perfect in his first three games, but missed two key field goal tries against the Saints. After the team drafted Roberto Aguayo in RD2 back in 2016 to "solve" the kicking woes for the next 15 years, Aguayo is now out of football, as are Nick Folk and Patrick Murray who split the 2017 season, followed by Catanzaro this season, and we'll see with Santos. FYI, Catanzaro has been granted another chance and is now kicking for Carolina due to Graham Gano's injury.

The 2019 Draft? I'm looking for OL protection for Winston and a kicker in the late rounds. See Utah's Matt Gay or LSU's Cole Tracy.


11 Cincinnati
Deionte Thompson
    Alabama
    S
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
196



As predicted in my week 5 comment, the Bengals are back in sole possession of fourth place in the AFC North. While this was a foregone conclusion after the injury to their starting quarterback, one could see cracks in this team even when it was sitting pretty at 4-1. Even with a fairly even performance against the Chargers, the team's surprisingly poor defense has never regained its usual swagger, and the surprisingly efficient offense just hasn't been able to keep up. Jeff Driskel didn't turn the ball over, but his 36.4 QBR isn't going to win any games for this team.

Looking to the future, this team needs help all over on defense. Offensively, the team is young and talented and the offensive line investments seem to finally have panned out, but the question still remains whether or not Andy Dalton needs to be replaced at the helm. Unless a QB is targeted early in the 2019 NFL Draft, expect the Bengals to have a defense-heavy strategy in late April.

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


12 Green Bay
Jachai Polite
    Florida
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
260



A week after the Packers fired HC Mike McCarthy, playoff scenarios are dominating news outlets in Wisconsin. After a Week 14 win against the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay has about a 4% chance of making it to the playoffs. The Packers will need a lot of help in order to even sniff postseason play. Yet, despite a season of soul-crushing lows, having a QB like Aaron Rodgers can make you feel good about your chances.

Rodgers was downright surgical on third downs against Atlanta, going 5 of 6 for 70 yards and a TD while adding 23 yards and two first downs with his legs. Rodgers also passed Tom Brady for the most consecutive pass attempts without an INT by threading a TD to Randall Cobb in the third quarter. Quite frankly, the Packers will only go as far as Aaron Rodgers can carry them this year. If interim HC Joe Philbin can keep Rodgers clicking in a huge Week 15 matchup in Chicago, there may be reason to hold onto hope in Titletown.

- James Siebers, Packers Analyst


13 Cleveland
Byron Murphy
    Washington
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
182



As the Browns continue to win, it becomes more likely that they will be picking outside of the top 10 selections. That is an impressive feat for a team that has been scheduled to pick first or second each of the last three years. It will be difficult to get an idea of what the Browns want to do until a head coach is hired, but I'll start by saying that cutting down on penalties has to be part of the process. There are currently 15 players in the NFL who have been flagged for 10 or more penalties, and three of them belong to the Browns. I am willing to be more forgiving to Myles Garrett whose 10 infractions are mostly for being offsides, but the other two spots could give us a good idea of where they need to improve. Desmond Harrison has been whistled 11 times, including a league-leading seven holding penalties. Greg Little of Ole Miss and Jonah Williams of Alabama are both currently top-10 candidates, assuming they chose to declare. While Williams might be a better fit on the interior, the Browns need improvement at Left Tackle, and either player could offer that. On the other hand, T.J. Carrie is the second-most-penalized defensive back in the NFL, and a corner like Greedy Williams of LSU, DeAndre Baker of Georgia, Julian Love of Notre Dame, or Byron Murphy of Washington could be options in the first half of the first round. If the Browns stick with the "best player available" approach, the inside of the defensive line is also a possibility, where nose tackle like Dexter Lawrence of Clemson would be a heck of a fit.

~ Austin Smith, Browns Analyst


14 Washington
Justin Herbert
    Oregon
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
225



"Gather up your jackets, move it to the exits, I hope you have found a friend..." As I watched the Redskins get piled up on on Sunday and the fans poured out of the stadium before the second quarter mercifully ended, this 90's hit from Semisonic ran through my head, and I realized that it isn't just the fans headed to the exits; for the Redskins and the current staff/front office, it's 'Closing Time', too.

Though the team has lost the most starters to injury for three straight seasons, Gruden has yet to field a team that is even competitive in the month of December. It's one thing when a team is hurt and/or just not very talented, it's another when a team has clearly quit on a coach and players consistently play without discipline or focus to the game-plan. Oh, and for those of you saying, "These players are professionals...of course they're focused and playing hard!" Well, then, these coaches need to go because their schemes are consistently hot garbage, my friend.

No matter how you slice it, it's time for this front office's (mainly Bruce Allen's) institutional arrogance and this coaching staff's general incompetence to go. New front office, new coaching staff, and possibly a new QB of the future in 2019. "I know who I want to take [us] home..." Vic Fangio..."take [us] hooooooooome."

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


15 Carolina
Derrick Brown
    Auburn
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
316



For the Carolina Panthers, "Freefalling" isn't just a song written and performed by the late great Tom Petty. It's a way of life! After starting 6-2, the Panthers have found a way to lose five consecutive games. But what remains even more concerning is that for the third time this year, Cam Newton was benched on plays where a Hail Mary pass was required, in favor of backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke, third-year quarterback out of Old Dominion. Ian Rapoport has since come out publicly stating on NFL network that Cam Newton's shoulder "will not require surgery", but the skepticism remains aplenty.

There is now a growing fervor amongst Panther fans for Ron Rivera to lose his head coaching job that he's held since 2011. In the past this might not have even seemed plausible but since the purchasing of the team by former Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner David Tepper, it would appear as though he would have no problem cutting ties with deadweight after spending $2.5 billion on an NFL team that is painfully underachieving. Though games have been close, the problems are painfully obvious to anyone with a working set of eyes. The trenches are a problem. Our makeshift offensive line forces Cam to always make more magic than he is sometimes capable of, and our once vaunted defensive line seemingly got really old over the course of this past off-season. If you can't protect your quarterback or generate a consistent pass rush your team is dead on arrival. Looking to the 2019 NFL draft, it wouldn't be a bad idea to spend multiple pics throughout the offensive and defensive line in a concerted effort to get younger. For more details and insight on everything going on with Carolina Panthers football, check out the C3 Carolina Cat Chronicles Podcast 30 minutes after the game and every Tuesday night at 9 PM! Cody Lachney - Panthers analyst


16 Philadelphia
Rashan Gary
    Michigan
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
280



Welp, after the Eagles' ugly overtime loss Sunday, it appears the mediocre team from the NFC East that will earn the right to get blasted in the first round of the playoffs will be Dallas. Most Eagles fans have had a feeling that this season was not going to end well for a while; however, now it's time for even the most optimistic fans to accept the truth: THE EAGLES WON THE SUPER BOWL LAST YEAR!!! (...but also, that this season is over). It's really looking like the Golden Tate trade was a mistake...a desperate grasp to salvage the season. He simply is not the deep threat the Eagles need at WR to open up their offense. The RD3 pick the Eagles gave up to acquire Tate will be missed: it will surely end up being a pick in the 75 area, a far cry from the comp pick they'll receive a year later that will probably be at the very end of RD4...some 50 picks later or so. What's more, with all the team needs this team has, it's hard to fathom spending ANOTHER high pick on a WR when we just used one for Tate.

The team needs help everywhere: a new Left Tackle, a legit RB, and the LBers have been invisible this year. Injuries have simply decimated the secondary, so Corner is now a huge need, as well. With so many holes, the Eagles simply need to focus on adding three great players in the first two rounds...and it wouldn't even surprise me if two of their first three picks were D-Linemen.

- Broz, Eagles Analyst

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

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








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Psn
1 Nick Bosa
Ohio State
EDGE
11 Rashan Gary
Michigan
DL3T
32 Tyler Biadasz
Wisconsin
OC
33 Noah Fant
Iowa
TE
41 Miles Sanders
Penn State
RBF
44 David Edwards
Wisconsin
OT
49 Dre'Mont Jones
Ohio State
DL3T
50 Dwayne Haskins
Ohio State
QB
55 T.J. Edwards
Wisconsin
OLB
60 Amani Oruwariye
Penn State
CB
64 Isaiah Prince
Ohio State
OT
66 Beau Benzschawel
Wisconsin
OG
75 Anthony Nelson
Iowa
EDGE
89 Stanley Morgan Jr.
Nebraska
WRF
95 Raequan Williams
Michigan State
DL1T
99 Connor McGovern
Penn State
OC
112 Michael Deiter
Wisconsin
OT
115 Shareef Miller
Penn State
EDGE
118 Ryan Connelly
Wisconsin
OLB
120 Karan Higdon
Michigan
RBF
126 T.J. Hockenson
Iowa
TE
130 D'Cota Dixon
Wisconsin
S
135 Darnell Savage Jr.
Maryland
S
140 Lavert Hill
Michigan
CB
143 Olive Sagapolu
Wisconsin
DL1T
144 Joe Gaziano
Northwestern
DL3T
148 Parris Campbell
Ohio State
WRF
149 Tyler Johnson
Minnesota
WRF
150 Antoine Brooks Jr.
Maryland
S
151 Chase Winovich
Michigan
EDGE
156 Mike Weber
Ohio State
RBF
162 Shea Patterson
Michigan
QB
174 Johnnie Dixon
Ohio State
WRS
175 Michael Jordan
Ohio State
OG
199 Ben Bredeson
Michigan
OG
200 Devin Bush
Michigan
ILB
209 Matt Nelson
Iowa
DL5T
214 L.J. Scott
Michigan State
RBF
229 Lorenzo Neal
Purdue
DL1T
256 Zach Gentry
Michigan
TE
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