2020 NFL Mock Draft - Rev 1

May 31, 2019 2:00 AM EST
2020 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 Picks 1-16
7 Rounds of Results / Round 1 with comments
  • Cards, Dolphins, Giants projected to draft in the top-3 positions! The selection order was determined by a consensus of our team analysts.
  • Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is the top-ranked prospect in the NFL Draft. Our early mock shows Tagovailoa going to the Bengals at #4. The QB-needy teams at this point all fall toward the backend of Round 1.
  • A mock draft this early is rather dubious. Our comments are directed more at the "State-of-the-team" with an eye toward reviewing presumed team weaknesses.
  • Next Mock Draft July 1.


1 Arizona
Chase Young
Ohio State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
265
Chase Young NFL Draft photo
The cadre of analysts who produced the current power rankings/selection order are all taking a "show-me" approach to the 2019 Arizona Cardinals. There's a lot of yet-to-be-fulfilled young promise on the team, but until they start converting this latent talent into Ws, the Cards will be mired here in the 2020 draft's top spot.

A recent piece in The Athletic discussed how the Cards' top-6 picks were all considered RD1 prospects at one time or another, and DraftTek's mocks backed that up. Beyond the draft's top pick, Kyler Murray, GM Steve Kiem wasted no time sprinting to the podium to snag the draft's top-rated CB in RD2 at pick #33. Byron Murphy had experience with all types of coverage at Washington. Murphy was a mock draft fixture in the teens.

At the back end of RD2, the Cards picked speedy (4.30) stat-producer Andy Isabella who was in fact mocked by us to the Pats at #32 at least once. Third-round pick DT Zach Allen was the #25 ranked player (per Steve Keim) on the Cards' board, a range where DraftTek mocks regularly placed Allen prior to a lackluster Combine workout.

Rounding out the 2019 Draft "Super 6" for Arizona , 4th-round WR Hakeem Butler and 5th-rounder Deionte Thompson were regularly featured in RD1, with Thompson considered a top-10 talent prior to news about a degenerative knee wrecked his stock.

If this group can start producing sooner rather than later we can see the Cards peaking with a .500 season in 2019, and the playoffs next year.

2 Miami
A.J. Epenesa
Iowa
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
277
A.J. Epenesa NFL Draft photo
With the #2 pick in the draft, the Dolphins should finally have their opportunity to take the cream of the Quarterback prospects. There's only one problem with that assumption: Josh Rosen. As it stands, it's difficult to know whether Rosen is likely to fail or flourish. If Rosen presents any signs of being the franchise QB, Miami should focus entirely on adding either Pass Rushers or O-Linemen through the draft.

Generating consistent pass rush appears to be the 'Phins' biggest concern as we head into the 2019 season. Allowing Cam Wake to test Free Agency, and trading Robert Quinn, strips Miami of its top two edge rushers. Wake & Quinn tallied 12.5 of the 31 sacks Miami had in 2018 (40.32%). The returning players only accounted for 13 sacks in 2018.

The 2019 season will give Miami the chance to assess what they have in other areas but, at the moment, you could make a case for most positions to be an area of need. By the time we get to the 2020 draft, it could be that we're looking at Corner, Receiver, or Defensive Tackle as the biggest need, but I hold hope that the current group of players will rise to the task and negate the need to draft high for those positions.

The Dolphins have a lot of young, promising players (none moreso than Rosen). As mentioned, Miami made a point of removing aging veterans this off-season and Reshad Jones, Kiko Alonso, & T.J.McDonald could follow them out of the door after the 2019 season. If Brian Flores can maximize the talent of his young roster, in the same way that his old boss does in New England, then the future should be bright in South Florida.

David Payne, Dolphins' Analyst.

3 NY Giants
Jerry Jeudy
Alabama
WRF
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
192
Jerry Jeudy NFL Draft photo
The precendent has been set! If the Giants are unhappy with progress made by Daniel Jones during the season, they should feel no qualms about pulling the trigger for Tua T or one of the other QBs in the 2020 draft who are better, stronger, faster than the substandard 2019 crop. Right? Realistically, this is no way to build a franchise - you can't just draft a QB in the first round every year until one hits. Even dudleys like Ryan Leaf, JaMarcus Russell, Paxton Lynch and Blaine Gabbert got two, even three years before team management admitted failure.

The Giants will need to surround Jones with targets and protection if he's expected to take over the reins in 2020. The team will lose WR Sterling Shepard and RT Mike Remmers to Free Agency after the 2019 season, and they'll need to be replaced. Fortunately, the 2020 draft is packed with both WR and OT talent all through the first round. The Drafttek Power Ranking team has slotted the Giants in the bottom-5 for next years draft, that will put them in Jerry Jeudy (Scouting Report) range (WR) and Walker Little/Trey Smith along the OL.

4 Cincinnati
Tua Tagovailoa
Alabama
QB
Reach/Value:
+3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
218
Tua Tagovailoa NFL Draft photo
The Bengals are truly one of the 2019 NFL season's wild card teams. Though a new coaching staff has begun installing various schemes in OTAs, the roster remains mostly the same as it was in 2018, save for their draft picks and a few key players who are currently recovering from injury in Joe Mixon, Carl Lawson, and AJ Green. One key change that may help set the tone for Taylor's new offensive scheme is the move of Cordy Glenn, an able LT, to LG in favor of rookie Jonah Williams. While many assumed Williams would slide into guard in the NFL, it's great news that he has pushed the veteran LT inside on just the first day of OTAs, as usually such a switch happens the other way around.

Taylor will supposedly employ a quick-passing, variable air attack that won't require the offensive line to protect for many five to seven step drops, while his lineman must instead be able to get out and block on bubble screens, sweeps, and RPOs. If Joe Mixon, Tyler Eifert, and AJ Green can come back healthy and Tyler Boyd continues to grow as a young receiver, Andy Dalton should have quite the skill position group to work with.

Assuming Taylor's system has success, the true question will be the defense. Can a below-average group make a significant jump without many changes on their side of the ball? The Bengals are going to have to improve on their 28th overall defense, and even more importantly, their 26th ranked run defense (both in terms of DVOA), as nearly 70% of playoff teams over the past three years have ranked in the top 10 in run defense. The Bengals have a ton for work cut out for them in a tough AFC North, but new regimes can bring on tremendous change, so all bets are off for the Bengals in 2019.

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

5 Detroit
Grant Delpit
LSU
S
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
203
Grant Delpit NFL Draft photo
Coming off a 6-10 season in 2018, the Detroit Lions aimed at making big moves to improve the roster that was yearning for playmakers heading into 2019. Letting Ziggy Ansah walk and releasing Nevin Lawson was a start. Going out and signing Justin Coleman and Trey Flowers, both former Patriots under Patricia, were two of the bigger moves to address key parts to the Lions' defensive needs in 2019. Fast forward to the NFL Draft, the Lions selected TE from Iowa, T.J. Hockenson, who under Darrell Bevell, might actually do some really good things for this new-look offense.

From the 8 picks afterward, 5 were defensive players (2 of which addressed the secondary, a position of major need during free agency). Detroit reporters and analysts alike gave the Lions an average grade for their 2019 Draft and I'm on board with that line of thinking. Quinn spoke about the criteria he put heavy emphasis on for his scouting of this year's class; Leadership, toughness, and playmaking ability. Perhaps these players won't "wow" you with their highlight reels, but perhaps Quinn is looking more at the little things, the things that change a game that go unnoticed, under the radar so to speak. We can only hope he sees what most don't, since most of the time, "playmaking ability" is usually synonymous with athleticism and "wow" factor.

Ultimately, to sum up the Lions' state-of-the team, there was a sense of urgency to win with the Patricia hire in 2018 just the same as there was this offseason to get substantially better. We know how the Patricia hire turned out after year one and we know that this offseason and draft class were above average at best. As Lions' fans, we are left to wonder as to why with so much emphasis and comments from Quinn about how a 7-9, 8-8, 9-7 season "isn't good enough" or the need to acquire "playmakers" hasn't equated into groundbreaking transactions to deliver on those comments. Granted, we should be happy knowing the Lions recognize the need to improve and make necessary changes, but the execution in the face of that apparent urgency has been somewhat lackluster and underwhelming. Considering Detroit's star player Matthew Stafford had perhaps his worst statistical season of his career in 2018, battling personal issues at home with his wife, and of course battling father time, it's no wonder why Quinn wants to improve and in a hurry. However Detroit figures a way to do that, it needs to be quick or the window may abruptly, close on both the Lions with Stafford, but the Quinn era in general.

- Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst

6 Tampa Bay
Walker Little
Stanford
OT
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
313
Walker Little NFL Draft photo
As we watch the draft unfold, we can't help but notice how some teams seem to nail pick after pick, while other teams select major-reach prospects or leave us befuddled in some other manner. Then we go to the message boards and read comments from the sympathizers: "The Bucs' staff know more about football (in their pinky fingers!) than we mere fans can ever hope to know". I'm not disagreeing with the notion that the Bucs' brass know football, but as a veteran of corporate America I'd definitely suggest that levels of dysfunction can permeate the war room decision-making process. It might just be that the loudest voice in the room wins - and bone-headed picks are the result!

In the 2016 Draft the Bucs selected Defensive Backs Vernon Hargreaves (RD1) and Ryan Smith (RD4). In 2017 it was the selection of Justin Evans in RD2. Then , 2018 brought us three DBs on Days 1 and 2: M.J. Stewart and Carlton Davis (RD2), and Jordan Whitehead (RD3).

So why with major needs along the Offensive Line and at Edge do the Bucs need to sink three more high-round picks into the defensive backfield in 2019? Sean Bunting (RD2) Jamel Dean and Mike Edwards (RD3) all climb aboard the brigantine. Meanwhile, the Bucs have done absolutely nothing for the OL , which allowed 41 sacks and ranked 30th in yards/rushing attempt.

Certainly some defensive coach has excessive influence upon GM Jason Licht, ya think?

7 Washington
Laviska Shenault
Colorado
WRF
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
220
Laviska Shenault NFL Draft photo
Dwayne Haskins, by all accounts, looks like the real deal. While Case Keenum is the veteran with the experience to pick up the new offense quickly, he has been described as paling in comparison to the rookie number 7, both in physical prowess and arm talent. Haskins is reportedly picking up the offense swiftly and has shown the ability to quickly adjust his footwork and arm mechanics based on coaching on some overthrown passes.

Most of all, however, Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA is buzzing about the former Ohio State QB's leadership ability. Multiple teammates and coaches have stated that when Dwayne walks out on the field, you 'just get that feeling that everything's going to be OK.' And this is a rookie we are talking about!! If this trend continues, look for Haskins to truly re-define the Dan Snyder era in Washington...and I'm not hyperbolizing. Now, I know I've spent this entire state-of-the-franchise update on one position, but let's be honest; the quarterback position is the most important in all of sports, and as the QB goes, so does the franchise.

Quickly switching gears, though, I'll offer two things to watch: first, on a good note, I think the two new defensive coaches brought in, Ray Horton and Rob Ryan (both former defensive coordinators), will bring new, fresh ideas to an overly-simplistic Greg Manusky defense and will help solidify communication in a secondary that was a mess last season. Secondly, on a less-than-positive note: who the heck is Haskins going to throw to? The Redskins receiving corps could be the worst in the league on paper, and they must prove to be better if Haskins is to have success as a rookie.

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

8 Denver
Andrew Thomas
Georgia
OT
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
320
Andrew Thomas NFL Draft photo
Let's be honest; the Broncos still have a lot of question marks on their roster, and as much as I'd like to say this team is ready to take a step forward, their contract situations could actually dictate them taking another step towards rebuilding following the 2019 season. Key contributors such as Emmanuel Sanders, Ron Leary, Connor McGovern, Derek Wolfe, Adam Gotsis, Chris Harris, and Justin Simmons could all see their time in Denver come to an end next off-season, and the Broncos has a club option on Von Miller's contract as well. So, we could see a lot of turnover on this roster in which a healthy number of starters are not returning in 2020. With that in mind, it is difficult to pinpoint areas in which the Broncos will need to improve next April because it could honestly be anywhere. Still, I'm going to throw out a few positions that are likely to be questions no matter who stays or goes.

Call me a broken record, but the offensive line is still a problem. I like the additions of Dalton Risner and Ja'Wuan James, but that still leaves three other slots where I have questions. Hopes are high that Mike Munchak can get the best out of former first-round pick Garett Bolles, but that needs to proven if Denver is going to lock him in at left tackle moving forward. They could still use help at receiver, and while I like Drew Lock's potential as their long-term answer at quarterback, we still need to see it happen.

On defense, that line needs playmakers on the interior, and the secondary looks like a mess. I understand giving Chris Harris a raise, but if he is truly part of this team's future, why is it only one year? Was getting him to show up to OTA's that important to rush the raise without also negotiating an extension if they truly want to keep him? Not sure that made much sense considering Harris is a veteran, and really only needs OTA's to become more familiar with Vic Fangio's system. Right now, the only certainty I can commit to about a 2020 NFL Draft strategy is that this team needs to get it right. They are on the lower end of talent when it comes to NFL rosters, and depending on who returns after this season, that problem could be amplified.

- Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst



9 Las Vegas
Isaiah Simmons
Clemson
OLB
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
225
Isaiah Simmons NFL Draft photo
Welcome to this historic moment... the first time DraftTek has mocked for the LAS VEGAS Raiders! In the last 2 drafts, Jon Gruden has invested 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th-round picks to improve a woeful pass rush. For this reason, Raider Nation will spend a significant amount of time counting the number of times these picks and other additions bring down opposing quarterbacks.

Should the number resemble the historically-low 13 of the 2018 season, the team's last season in Oakland will be a long one, and the franchise will, once again, need to readdress the issue in the draft. If the number is closer to the league average of 39 (yes, THREE TIMES what the Raiders accomplished), then look for the Raiders to address the likely needs of interior OL and LB (is 2020 the year?). Outside of sack totals, the main thing to watch: Derek Carr's performance. After passing on a QB in 2019 (as we correctly predicted), there can be no doubt that the signal-caller --provided with a new aresenal of weapons-- is in a "prove-it" year.

10 NY Jets
Trey Smith
Tennessee
OT
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
337
Trey Smith NFL Draft photo
The Jets ended the Mike Maccagnan era in dramatic fashion, firing the former GM after the Draft. Reports that new HC Adam Gase was unhappy with the Off-Season that Mac had put together. His main gripe appeared to be the contracts handed out to Free Agent acquisitions Bell and Mosley, and the lack of movement at the Center spot.

Gase has taken over the GM role on a temporary basis, the Jets have 5 candidates due to interview for the vacant role. The Eagles Joe Douglas appears to be the fan favorite, but the Seahawks Scott Fitterer and Saints Terry Fontenot would be very good options too. Regardless of who gets the job, O-line appears the obvious primary need right now.

11 Buffalo
CeeDee Lamb
Oklahoma
WRF
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
189
CeeDee Lamb NFL Draft photo
Finally unfettered by his predecessor's cap mismanagement, GM Brandon Beane gave us a crystal-ball gaze into the Bills' Free Agency/Draft philosophy moving forward. First, plug as many holes as possible in Free Agency. You'll see at least three new faces, and likely four, on September's O-Line. Two of new OL Coach Bobby Johnson's former guys, OT LaAdrian Waddle and OG OC Jon Feliciano, have a shot, but so do swing OT Ty Nsehke, OG OC Spencer Long, OG OC Jeremiah Sirles, OC Mitch Morse, and OG Quentin Spain. They'll compete with OG Wyatt Teller, who had PFF's top pass-blocking grade for the Bills last year (78.3), plus OG Ike Boettger and OG Vlad Ducasse, both good as gone.

WR choices in Free Agency -slot man Cole Beasley, deep-baller John Brown, KR/PR Andre Roberts, and the CFL's top receiver D'haquille Williams- allowed Beane to draft BPA instead of reaching for iffy pass-catcher options in RD1 and RD2. This will be Beane's blueprint. Expect a fun matchup at camp between Brown and Foster, and expect UDFAs Nick Easley (insane 3.77 short shuttle) and David Sills V (whose 18 receiving TDs led FBS in 2017) to put up a good fight for a roster spot. I'll be at St. John Fisher every day to watch.

I gave Beane's draft an A, mainly for his patience in RD1, letting Oliver fall into his lap, and moving up for the draft's best RT/Pro Bowl OG, Cody Ford. Having the cunning to wait, and the viciousness to strike, are two traits of Beane's you'll see again next April, but it will be his 2020 free-agent dealings at WR, EDGE, OT, OLB, and DB depth that will allow Beane that flexibility.

- Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst

12 Jacksonville
Dylan Moses
Alabama
ILB
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
233
Dylan Moses NFL Draft photo
I probably shouldn't say this, being a writer for an NFL Draft website, but the Jacksonville Jaguars' offseason is entirely irrelevant outside of one player; quarterback Nick Foles. The Jags went from the doorstep of the Super Bowl in 2017 to a dysfunctional mess last year - which frankly hasn't quite gone away yet - with elder statesman Tom Coughlin picking (non-sanctioned) qualms with some of the teams' star players. Such petty shots will be forgotten quickly if Nick Foles is what the team hopes he is, but fans, media, and likely those in the organization will not be so accepting if the team starts out slow in the fall.

There's reason to be optimistic, obviously, as one of the league's best defenses added possibly the best pass-rusher in the Draft in Josh Allen as well as Jawaan Taylor to solidify the team's biggest offensive need at tackle.

Jace Sternberger may prove to be the outlet Nick Foles depends on as his safety blanket, akin to Zach Ertz in Philly, but even if Sternberger is ready, it's clear Foles won't have the same weapons he did with the Eagles. In the end, I expect the AFC South to be one of the most competitive divisions in the league, as three teams might again qualify for the playoffs in '19, and, come December, Jacksonville should be right in the mix for one of those three spots.

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

13 San Francisco
C.J. Henderson
Florida
CB
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
186
C.J. Henderson NFL Draft photo
After seeing their 2018 season marred by injuries to key players, the 49ers are off to an ominous start in 2019. Second overall pick Nick Bosa suffered a hamstring injury early in OTAs and the newly re-signed Jimmie Ward broke his clavicle. While it's hasty to overreact to these injuries it's an important reminder of how reliant the 49ers are on potentially injury prone players. QB Jimmy Garoppolo, CB Jason Verrett and LB Kwon Alexander are all still recovering from serious injuries, but will need to play key roles if the Niners want to avoid another lost season.

2019 is shaping up to be an important evaluation season for a team that still has struggled to find it's identity in the Lynch/Shanahan era. One of the position groups that will be under the most scrutiny after being among the hardest hit by injuries last season, the secondary, could be the focus of the 49ers 2020 draft plans. There is plenty of potential within the current group, but San Francisco needs to find out which, if any of their young question mark players can be long term solutions. If it becomes apparent that an upgrade is needed the 49ers could look to take a DB as early as RD 1 in 2020 after waiting until their last pick to address the position in the 2019 draft.

-- Brett Clancy, 49ers Analyst

14 Carolina
Tee Higgins
Clemson
WRF
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
200
Tee Higgins NFL Draft photo
Hope springs eternal in the Carolinas. It would appear that things are moving in the right direction for the Panthers to have a successful 2019 campaign! Free Agency proved to be fruitful, with the signings of Matt Paradis and Bruce Irvin to bolster both sides of the line of scrimmage, and a draft that looks like it filled out some major holes on a team that badly needed an injection of youth. Even though Cam Newton is still not yet throwing the football as of this past week's OTA's, it is not yet time to push the panic button over whether or not Newton will be ready for the start of the season.

Speaking of OTA's, a few players have started to show they just might be ready to turn into something special! Curtis Samuel, third-year receiver out of Ohio State, has been busy laying out to grab deep passes thrown by backup QB Kyle Allen. Second-year cornerback Donte Jackson has also been turning heads doing impersonations of his fellow LSU alumni Odell Beckham Jr. by snagging footballs out of the air with one hand. It will be interesting to watch Jackson's development seeing as how his teammate, and fellow cornerback, James Bradberry, is due for a new contract after this coming season.

In the coming months, the Carolina Panthers will be the focus of the Amazon Prime series, All or Nothing, which chronicles the ups and downs of the 2019 season. It will be interesting to see what storylines take center stage as the Carolina Panthers started 6-2, only to end up with a highly-disappointing 7-9. Yet, it might hold some secrets on what's to come in 2019 for the Carolina Panthers!

Check out the C3 Carolina Cat Chronicles podcast Tuesday nights at 9 PM to hear us discuss all the latest in Panther Nation!

- Cody Lachney, Panthers Analyst

15 Tennessee
Kristian Fulton
LSU
CB
Reach/Value:
-7
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
192
Kristian Fulton NFL Draft photo
The Titans have been on the verge of breaking into the upper echelon of the AFC for a few years, and while they're coming off a winning record, they have yet to take the next step. Their 2019 draft class should help. RD1 pick Jeffery Simmons has both health and character concerns. If he is able to stay healthy and out of trouble he's a steal, but that's two ifs, which has to cause concern. RD2 pick AJ Brown should help immediately in the passing game. He was rated by many as the top wide receiver in the draft, so the hope is that he develops into the go-to receiver that the Titans have been looking for since Marcus Mariota showed up.

Round 3 OG Nate Davis should push for the starting position, I expect him to win the job over Kevin Pamphile and provide Mariota with better protection than he has received in previous years. RD4 Safety Amani Hooker was a real steal, I wouldn't have been surprised if he went in the second round. Hooker should push for some playing time and I would expect him to take over the starting position next year when Kenny Vaccaro leaves via free agency. The Titans lack of skill and depth at linebacker and edge mean possible playing time for RD6 picks D'Andre Walker and David Long Jr..

The Titans need Corey Davis to continue developing in his third year, usually a key year for receivers. They also need for 34 year-old Delaine Walker to stay healthy. Tennessee has a strong running game with Derrick Henry looking like a potential breakout star in 2019 and Dion Lewis as a solid backup and third-down back. The Titans will need to focus on their edge rusher and linebacker positions this coming offseason and draft, as well as adding another cornerback - especially if Logan Ryan is allowed to leave. The biggest prioroty for the team will be signing Mariota, without whom it will be back to square-one.

While the Titans have some positions where they could use help, the team has improved since last season where they had a winning record. If Mariota can stay healthy, anything other than the playoffs has to be considered a disappointment for the upcoming season.

- Jonah Anderson, Titans Analyst

16 Baltimore
Yetur Gross-Matos
Penn State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
262
Yetur Gross-Matos NFL Draft photo
Eric DeCosta's first draft as GM of the Ravens was spent ensuring the success of new franchise QB Lamar Jackson. The offense is solely in Jackson's hands now, since Baltimore agreed to trade Joe Flacco to Denver back in February. Robert Griffin III and rookie Trace McSorley will be the backups. The receiving corps has a new and youthful look after the 2019 Draft. There is no more Michael Crabtree or John Brown but rookies Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin will step into major roles right away. Willie Snead will be back and 2018 draftee Jordan Lasley is a breakout candidate. NFL journeyman Michael Floyd was signed earlier this month. Floyd is a low-risk signing who will provide a veteran presence in the locker room if he makes the roster. Tight ends Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst will be important in the passing game, also. Looking ahead to 2020, Baltimore shouldn't have any glaring needs when it comes to receiving threats.

The interior O-Line is going to be addressed next year with Alex Lewis' contract expiring and Marshal Yanda turning 35 in September. Oklahoma product Ben Powers was drafted in RD4 in 2019 in preparation for the future. Center Matt Skura will be a restricted free agent after the '19 season. Even if Skura does get retained, depth is needed there, anyway. Mark Ingram was added to the RB group on a three-year deal, but both of his backups, Kenneth Dixon and Gus Edwards, have their contracts expiring next year. Justice Hill from Oklahoma State has the talent to be a weapon down the road.

The defense should be the focal point of the offseason after 2019. There are needs at every level of Don Martindale's defense. The biggest need will most likely be CB, as Jimmy Smith is in the final year of his contract while Brandon Carr has a team option coming up. Both are over 32 years old, so the team may be ready to move on from both. If they do, a starting-caliber talent is a must opposite Marlon Humphrey. The Ravens might wait another year to focus on the Safety spot, but of course a lot of that depends on how Earl Thomas performs.

The current edge rushers on the roster are all pretty unproven. Free agent Shane Ray and rookie Jaylon Ferguson are new faces who have to prove they will fit. Matt Judon and Tim Williams are current Ravens who will have play more vital roles moving forward. Kenny Young was drafted in 2018 and is the frontrunner to replace C.J. Mosley at ILB. If he pans out, the Ravens will still need to find depth behind him. Patrick Onwuasor will still be in the mix at the linebacker spot.

- Talon Graff, Ravens Analyst

Traded Round 1 Picks:

Las Vegas gets Chicago RD1 pick (Khalil Mack trade)

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O/A Rank Big 10 Conference
Top-30 Players
Psn
4 Chase Young
Ohio State
EDGE
4 A.J. Epenesa
Iowa
DL5T
18 Yetur Gross-Matos
Penn State
EDGE
23 Tristan Wirfs
Iowa
OT
26 Tyler Biadasz
Wisconsin
OG
28 J.K. Dobbins
Ohio State
RBF
31 Donovan Peoples-Jones
Michigan
WRF
39 Jonathan Taylor
Wisconsin
RBF
54 Shea Patterson
Michigan
QB
56 Tarik Black
Michigan
WRF
61 Kenny Willekes
Michigan State
EDGE
66 Lavert Hill
Michigan
CB
71 K.J. Hill
Ohio State
WRF
73 Alaric Jackson
Iowa
OT
75 Jeffrey Okudah
Ohio State
CB
79 Malik Harrison
Ohio State
ILB
88 Ben Bredeson
Michigan
OG
92 Jordan Fuller
Ohio State
S
94 Joe Bachie
Michigan State
ILB
107 David Dowell
Michigan State
S
109 Paddy Fisher
Northwestern
ILB
110 Tuf Borland
Ohio State
ILB
117 Brian Lewerke
Michigan State
QB
132 Jonathon Cooper
Ohio State
EDGE
134 Damon Arnette
Ohio State
CB
139 Cesar Ruiz
Michigan
OC
145 Carter Coughlin
Minnesota
OLB
146 Anthony McFarland Jr.
Maryland
RBC
147 Jon Runyan
Michigan
OT
150 Lorenzo Neal
Purdue
DL3T
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