I can’t wait for the 2019 NFL Draft and I’m sure you can’t either. We’re only a few days away from knowing how things will work out on a draft class filled with intriguing storylines, starting from the first overall pick.
I’ve written my second and final Mock Draft of the year, this time doing a deep dive into the second round. The Dallas Cowboys don’t pick until the 58th spot, the only second round pick for which I have written a brief description. Make sure to let me know what you think about my latest Mock Draft in the comments section below or on Twitter @MauNFL!
Note: This mock doesn’t include any sort of trades. Enjoy!
R1/1 – ARI: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
The Cardinals find a new QB for Kliff Kingsbury’s offense. It’s a wild story line, but it certainly seems like a true one. This will happen. The question is where will Josh Rosen end up?
R1/2 – SF: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State
Best player in the class. Nick Bosa will be a successful pass rusher in the NFL and the 49ers are very luck to see him “fall” to the second overall pick.
R1/3 – NYJ: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
If the Jets can’t trade this pick away, Quinnen Williams might be the way to go. Lately, pressure in the interior has grown more and more important in the NFL. Ed Oliver could also be an option here, and his name has been making a buzz at #3.
R1/4 – OAK: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Ed Oliver has been disrespected throughout this process. Many have him falling to the teens in their mock drafts, but not me. The Raiders find an insanely talented defensive tackle at four.
R1/5 – TB: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky
The Bucs get a premium pass rusher for their defense early in the Draft. A quarterback wouldn’t surprise me, but they opt for the best player available.
R1/6 – NYG: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Time for a new era in New York. I believe that era begins with Dwayne Haskins, a QB they reportedly like and want in this upcoming Draft. That’s a rumor I’m buying.
R1/7 – JAC: T.J. Hockenson, TE , Iowa
Jawaan Taylor has been the most heard name at this pick, but I believe T.J. Hockenson ends up being too good of a player to pass on here. Nick Foles succeeded in Philly with quality tight ends and the Jaguars give him one of the best prospects in the Draft in Hockenson.
R1/8 – DET: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State
Many doubt how far will Montez Sweat will fall but I have the Lions taking a chance on one of the best prospects in the Draft.
R1/9 – BUF: Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama
The Bills will be tempted to go for a skill player at this pick, but Jonah Williams is a very wise selection. They get offensive line help that can play anywhere they ask him to.
R1/10 – DEN: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
Joe Flacco might be the guy for 2019, but the Broncos get a young prospect for the future. Lock can make all the throws and has ton of potential.
R1/11 – CIN: Devin White, LB, LSU
Devin White is your ideal middle linebacker. He has the speed and range needed to be a quality starter in the NFL and the Bengals fill an important need.
R1/12 – GB: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
The Packers prepare for life after often-injured 30-year old Ryan Bulaga. Jawaan Taylor is a physical prospect with tons of upside at right tackle.
R1/13 – MIA: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
The Dolphins must get help at offensive line. They start by adding Andre Dillard, a player ready to step in and play.
R1/14 – ATL: Rashan Gary, EDGE, Michigan
Gary has a lot of athletic talent and the Falcons will try to exploit it in Atlanta. Fourteen is great value for Rashan Gary.
R1/15 – WAS: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
The Redskins could use a QB, but Josh Rosen might be their way to address that need. Here they find one of the best defensive prospects in Devin Bush. The linebacker class won’t look pretty after the top two prospects are gone.
R1/16 – CAR: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State
The Panthers need to help their offensive and defensive line. In this scenario the best prospect is on the defensive side. Brian Burns heads to Carolina.
R1/17 – NYG: Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson
Wilkins might end up surprising all of us and be gone earlier than expected. The Giants find a quality interior defender who can rush the passer.
R1/18 – MIN: OL, Cody Ford, Oklahoma
The Vikings need to help their offensive line. If there’s no one available, they probably should reach for one. Cody Ford provides decent value, and the Vikings get help.
R1/19 – TEN: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
At 19, Metcalf could be a steal. He’s a WR1 in the NFL and the Titans will pair him up with Corey Davis.
R1/20 – PIT: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Williams has prototypical size for the NFL. The Steelers take the first cornerback off the board.
R1/21 – SEA: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
Russell Wilson just got paid and the Seahawks opt to get him a weapon early in the Draft. Marquise Brown is a dangerous play-maker and should thrive with Wilson as his QB.
R1/22 – BAL: Clelin Ferrell , EDGE, Clemson
The Ravens need to invest on a pass rusher. Ferrell has a high floor for the NFL and could contribute right away.
R1/23 – HOU: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
Hockenson might be the best prospect from Iowa but Fant isn’t far behind. He’s a very complete tight end who can block and produce in the passing game. Deshaun Watson gets a new friend at tight end.
R1/24 – OAK: Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky
Lonnie Johnson’s name has been buzzing in first round rumors and the Raiders could emerge as a possible landing spot. Lonnie Johnson has a lot of traits needed to shine in the NFL and would be a good pick by Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden. Raiders scouts likely won’t get a say in this one since they’ll be watching the Draft at home.
R1/25 – PHI: Jefferey Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
Jeffery Simmons is way too good to slip out of the first round. The Eagles are a complete team that can take the risk here.
R1/26 – IND: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State
The Colts could find a WR here, but they own the 34th pick. They’d be better off by securing the safety they want.
R1/27 – OAK: Irv Smith, TE, Alabama
The Raiders get another weapon for their offense in Irv Smith, a full-rounded TE. He’ll contribute right away.
R1/28 – LAC: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
Byron Murphy fills a need and is the best DB available here. The Chargers shouldn’t overthink this one.
R1/29 – KC: Garrett Bradbury, OC, N.C. State
The Chiefs should avoid reaching for an edge rusher and wait for later instead. Garrett Bradbury would be an excellent pick. Get Mahomes a long-term center.
R1/30 – GB: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
If Daniel Jones is still on the board here, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers do the same they did when they drafted Aaron Rodgers. Get a young player with talent for the future. Green Bay has done its homework on the QB class throughout this process.
R1/31 – LAR: DT, Dexter Lawrence, Clemson
The Rams add talent to their defensive line with Dexter Lawrence. At the end of Round 1, Lawrence is worth it. Lawrence is great against the run, but he’s also able to rush the passer when needed.
R1/32 – NE: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
With the final pick of the first round, the Patriots get Tom Brady an athletic WR who can get open and has a lot of upside.
R2/33 – ARI: Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
R2/34 – IND: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
R2/35 – OAK: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
R2/36 – SF: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
R2/37 – NYG: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
R2/38 – JAC: Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington
R2/39 – TB: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
R2/40 – BUF: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
R2/41 – DEN: Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
R2/42 – CIN: Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State
R2/43 – DET: Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan
R2/44 – GB: Nassir Aderley, S, Delaware
R2/45 – ATL: Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State
R2/46 – WAS: Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
R2/47 – CAR: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
R2/48 – MIA: Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College
R2/49 – CLE: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
R2/50 – MIN: Erik McCoy, OC, Texas A&M
R2/51 – TEN: Mack WIlson, LB, Alabama
R2/52 – PIT: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
R2/53 – PHI: Elgton Jenkins , OC, Mississippi State
R2/54 – HOU: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
R2/55 – HOU: Jaylon Ferguson, EDGE, Louisiana Tech
R2/56 – NE: Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan
R2/57 – PHI: Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson
R2/58 – DAL: Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia
The Cowboys biggest need lies at safety. At 58, the Cowboys aren’t likely to find guys like Taylor Rapp or Jonathan Abram. Instead, I think they’ll be in the range of Juan Thornhill, Amani Hooker, Darnell Savage and perhaps Chauncey Gardner-Johnson. Out of this group of guys, I like Thornhill the best.
He is a great tackler, a natural ball-hawk and a smart player. He would be an excellent player to pair with Xavier Woods and take the Cowboys’ defense to the next level.
R2/59 – IND: Amani Hooker, S, Iowa
R2/60 – LAC: Dre’mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
R2/61 – KC: Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida
R2/62 – NO: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
R2/63 – KC: Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt
R2/64 – NE: Darnell Savage, S, Maryland