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Welcome to the MFST collaborative 2019 NFL Mock Draft! We asked a few of our knowledgeable writers to put on their GM hats for a day or two and pull together a predictive mockĀ  for the first 32 picks in this years draft. So what does predictive mean when it comes to mock drafts? Well, it’s basically our best guess at who the team we’re picking for would take at the spot…NOT who we would personally select. While we understand that the actual NFL draft this Thursday will likely shake out quite differently than our mock draft, this article should provide you with a look at the top players in this years draft, where each team will be picking, and give an idea of what positions every team needs. Without further ado, let’s jump into the mock!

Pick Number

NFL Team

Player

Position

College Team

Team Needs

Writer

Notes

1 Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma DE,DT,OL,CB Dan Schalk While I would never draft Murray first overall (let alone in the first round), I am not buying this hype all of a sudden that the Cards are not interested. Smokescreen at its finest. The Cards take Murray and deal with the inevitable QB drama.
2 San Francisco 49ers Nick Bosa DE Ohio State DE,CB,S Malachi David This pick becomes super easy for the 49ers with the Cardinals taking Kyler Murray. Bosa is widely considered the best player in the draft. The hope is that Bosa can bring the same kind of immediate production that his older brother Joey provided for the Chargers.
3 New York Jets Ed Oliver DT Houston DE,DT,CB Dillon Davis-Tirado With Gregg Williams as the new Defensive Coordinator, the New York Jets will want this pick to be a big one to head up the defensive line. The recent hype has even seen Oliver compared with Aaron Donald, who Williams also coached. Other great options at this pick include Josh Allen, who the Jets can draft outright, or who might still be available in a trade-down scenario with another team in the Top-10. Overall though, Williams will want HIS guy, and Oliver is likely higher on the list than Allen.
4 Oakland Raiders Quinnen Williams DT Alabama TE,CB,OL,DE,RB,WR Casey Birch The Oakland Raiders are stunned that Quinnen Williams, who many have ranked as the top overall player in this years draft, has fallen to them. Williams doesn’t fill the biggest position of need for the Raiders, of which there are many, but is too good of a talent to pass up on for a rebuilding team. Some other options at this pick include Devin White or Josh Allen. Even a trade-down scenario might be possible if the Bengals, Dolphins, Redskins, Giants, or Broncos are looking to move up for a QB.
5 Tampa Bay Devin White LB Oklahoma DE,DT,OL,CB Dan Schalk White is a perfect fit for Coordinator Todd Bowles and a perfect replacement for Kwon Alexander, who departed for San Francisco in the offseason. Tampa Bay’s defense was horrendous last season and White will instantly improve it.
6 New York Giants Josh Allen DE Kentucky DE,QB,OL,CB Dillon Davis-Tirado The New York Giants select Josh Allen here, arguably one of the best defenders in the entire draft. Allen shows some impressive versatility and has a ton of upside.
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Jawaan Taylor OT Florida OL,TE,WR,DE Brandon Reid The Jags have invested a lot into their defense over the last several years. The need now revolves around the QB position. They made one of the most anticipated free agent pickups of the year in landing Nick Foles. Now it’s time to protect him and lift this offense back up. They do that with what I believe is the top offensive lineman in the draft
8 Detroit Lions Montez Sweat DE Mississippi State DE,TE,CB Malachi David The Lions have their pick as to whether Matt Stafford gets another weapon or the defense gets another piece to couple with newly acquired Trey Flowers. They opt for the latter as the add Montez Sweat. Sweat stole the show for edge rushers at the combine with his 4.41 40-yard dash. That speed, coupled with his 6’6″, 260 pound frame, makes his upside very enticing, especially in an NFC North that is driven by quarterbacks.
9 Buffalo Bills Andre Dillard OT Washington State OL,TE,DT,WR Dillon Davis-Tirado The Bills, who invested heavily in Josh Allen last year, will be looking to give him more protection up front. Dillard immediately steps in and improves their rough offensive line.
10 Denver Broncos Drew Lock QB Missouri QB,LB,DT,TE Malachi David The Broncos continue to look for their offensive leader. The addition of Joe Flacco seems to be a move in the right direction, however, with Flacco being 34-years-old, they need to look to the future. They will look to Drew Lock out of Missouri to lead them into that future. The Broncos would be able to give Lock time to adapt and learn the offense behind Flacco, which should help him develop.
11 Cincinnati Bengals Brian Burns DE Florida State LB,DE,OL,TE Dan Schalk A very reliable source Dave Lapham, who has been around the Bengals organization for 30+ years has said Cincinnati will select an edge rusher with their first round pick (he has made the correct pick before the draft the last seven out of eight years) —while I do not have Burns graded this high, he will likely go in Round 1 and based on the draft picks already made in this ‘mock,’ Burns is the best choice.
12 Green Bay Packers Noah Fant TE Iowa TE,S,OL,DT Malachi David The Packers are always a tough team to read when it comes to the draft. This is their first chance in a few years to have a higher draft choice. There are plenty of needs that could be addressed but the likeliest choice would be another offensive weapon for Rodgers. Noah Fant is considered the slightly lesser of the two tight ends out of Iowa, but his athletic ability makes him a slightly better fit in the Packers high potency offense.
13 Miami Dolphins Jonah Williams OT Alabama OL,QB,DE,DT Casey Birch The Miami Dolphins have SO MANY holes to fill on this roster. If the “fish tank” predictions are right, and I bet they are, the Dolphins would do best to see if they could trade down at this pick and acquire more draft capital in 2020. If they make the pick, I see Jonah Williams as one of the best fits here. This team needs serious offensive line help and Williams can be a staple in the line for years to come as a tackle or a guard.
14 Atlanta Falcons Devin Bush LB Michigan LB,OL,CB,DE Brandon Reid The Falcons have been one of the most prolific offenses over the last several years, including a trip to the Super Bowl, where they blew the lead heard round the world. They are building a speedy defense and Devin Bush is a great take for them at pick 14.
15 Washington Redskins Greedy Williams CB LSU QB,OL,WR,DE Dan Schalk Washington needs corners badly. Greedy is number one on my board and can be a starter for a long time in the NFL.
16 Carolina Panthers Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson OL,DE,S Casey Birch The Panthers will likely look to pick the best offensive tackle available, but with the draft falling this way, they are pushed to the defensive side of the ball. Clelin Ferrell was a beast at Clemson and will be a solid performer coming off the edge. He’s not a home run pick, but has a very low chance of busting.
17 New York Giants D.K. Metcalf WR Ole Miss QB,OL,DE,WR Dillon Davis-Tirado The Giants can’t help but to swing for the fences and try to replace some of the talent they lost when they traded Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason. Metcalf is a physical freak with family ties to the NFL. While raw, his straight line speed and body size should be a huge benefit to the Giants offense, assuming Eli can still throw it deep every now and again.
18 Minnesota Vikings Cody Ford OL Oklahoma OL,DT,TE Malachi David The Vikings biggest need is some protection on their offensive line. There are plenty of options to be had on that front, but Cody Ford provides a sense of stability and versatility. With the ability to play multiple positions, he could be the future for this line to build around.
19 Tennessee Titans Rashan Gary DE Michigan OL,DE,TE,WR Brandon Reid It’s hard not to take an offensive lineman at 19 for the Titans. The need is definitely on the offensive side of the ball. It’s hard to pass up on Lindstrom and Bradbury. My choice would have been Cody Ford until he was taken at pick 18. I feel the gamble on Gary is worth the pick. He was projected anywhere from a Top 10 pick to a 2nd round pick. The Titans are in a position to take the best available player, and look at the offensive line next.
20 Pittsburgh Steelers T.J. Hockenson TE Iowa LB,CB,TE,DE Casey Birch I doubt Pittsburgh expects Hockenson to fall this low come draft night. If he does, expect them to run the card up to take the best tight end in this years class and fill a need on offense.
21 Seattle Seahawks Garrett Bradbury OL NC STate OL,DE,DT,S Brandon Reid This is rel simple…you have to protect the highest paid player in the NFL. Bradbury should be able to help with that immediately.
22 Baltimore Ravens A.J.Brown WR Ole Miss WR,OL,LB,DE Dan Schalk The most polished and ready to play receiver right now. He should instantly see the starting lineup and be a safety net for Lamar Jackson as he continues to develop.
23 Houston Texans Chris Lindstrom OL Boston College OL,CB,S Brandon Reid Houston was sacked the most in the league last year with 62. That is not how to extend your young QB’s career. In fact, that’s how you set your franchise back. I feel Lindstrom was the best available to help with this issue.
24 Oakland Raiders Byron Murphy CB Washington TE,CB,OL,DE,RB,WR Casey Birch The Raiders plug another hole here as Byron Murphy can immediately slot in next to Gareon Conley in the secondary. One gaping hole down, many more to go.
25 Philadelphia Eagles Jeffery Simmons DT Mississippi State S,OT,RB,DE,DT Dillon Davis-Tirado The Eagles decide that they can wait a bit for one of this years top overall players, who has only fallen this far in the draft due to a recent torn ACL and some off-the-field concerns. Simmons may not play in 2019, but he should be a force on the defensive line as soon as he takes the field.
26 Indianapolis Colts Christian Wilkins DT Clemson DT,S,CB,WR Brandon Reid The Colts defense really played well at the end of the year, but they could still use some help. This may not be the targeted position for the Colts, but I think they would be lucky if Wilkins fell this low. This could be the steal of the 1st round.
27 Oakland Raiders Hakeem Butler WR Iowa State TE,CB,OL,DE,RB,WR Casey Birch In reality, I see Oakland trading down out of this or the 24th overall pick to acquire more draft capital. If they don’t I see them falling in love with a huge receiver in Hakeem Butler, to pair alongside Antonio Brown. If Hockenson or Fant were available here, the Raiders may go that route instead.
28 Los Angeles Chargers Jerry Tillery DT Notre Dame OL,DT,WR,CB Casey Birch The Chargers need help in the tranches and one of the best defensive tackles in the draft is available here. Jerry Tillery should be able to come in and contribute immediately.
29 Seattle Seahawks Dexter Lawrence DT Clemson DE,CB,S,DT,OL Brandon Reid The Seattle Seahawks should decide to go with defense at pick #29 should the draft fall differently. The need is more on the defensive side of the ball, in my opinion. The once revered Legion of Boom has been dismantled over the last two years. They have to reclaim that calling card. It wouldn’t be out of the question for them to even go with two defensive players in the first round. If they could steal Wilkins and Lawrence, I think that would be quite a haul. I think Lawrence at 29 would be a great pickup.
30 Green Bay Packers Nasir Adderley S Delaware TE,S,OL,DT Malachi David Assuming the Packers don’t trade this away for a few picks later in the draft, they will likely look to add a defensive player. Their secondary could use the most work. They already added a veteran presence in the offseason and Nasir Adderley could benefit greatly from that. Adderley can also act as a return man if need be. There is also the connection between Green Bay and his relative, Herb Adderley, who played 9 seasons in Green Bay.
31 Los Angeles Rams Johnathan Abram S Mississippi State OL,LB,CB,S Dan Schalk The No. 1 safety on my board will be a lethal weapon to an already dangerous Rams defense.
32 New England Patriots Daniel Jones QB Duke DT,WR,TE,OL Casey Birch The Patriots have a plethora of options to pick from here at pick 32. They could reach up and take a Irv Smith, the tight end from Alabama. They could decide to get Brady another weapon in receivers N’Keal Harry or Marquise Brown. Instead, valuing the fifth year option that comes with a first round pick, the Patriots select the potential franchise quarterback of the future (assuming that Tom Brady ever retires).

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