2019 NFL mock draft: First-round pick projections after Super Bowl
1. Arizona: DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama
There’s a lot to weigh here, including the Cardinals’ switch to a 3-4 base defense.
2. 49ERS: DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
The No. 1 item on John Lynch's to-do list is to get a game-changing edge rusher. Check.
3. N.Y. Jets: DE Josh Allen, Kentucky
The top edge rusher after Bosa decided to protect his stock and avoid the risk associated with suiting up for the week at the Senior Bowl.
4. RAIDERS: DE Rashan Gary, Michigan
His versatility and shocking size-to-speed ratio allows him to play a number of positions along the defensive line.
5. Tampa Bay: CB Greedy Williams, LSU
Being greedy is encouraged with all the rules set up against defensive backs.
6. N.Y. Giants: QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
The G-Men are in need of a burst of excitement. Meanwhile, the Athletics weep.
7. Jacksonville: QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State
The decision last year to stick with Blake Bortles set the franchise back three seasons.
8. Detroit: DT Ed Oliver, Houston
He fits the Aaron Donald mold, though we acknowledge that's a stretch at this point.
9. Buffalo: OT Jonah Williams, Alabama
With as much running as Josh Allen does, the Bills need a line to help him avoid hits when he’s in the pocket.
10. Denver: CB Deandre Baker, Georgia
Yes, there are issues at QB, but they cannot pass up a corner who fits perfectly in Vic Fangio’s scheme.
11. Cincinnati: OL Cody Ford, Oklahoma
He’s ready to handle this new generation of dominant defensive tackles.
12. Green Bay: DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
Helping Aaron Rodgers starts with shoring up the other side of the ball.
13. Miami: DE Jachai Polite, Florida
His last name is the antithesis of how he plays the game.
14. Atlanta: DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson
The Falcons simply got pushed around too much.
15. Washington: QB Drew Lock, Missouri
Alex Smith’s career is in serious jeopardy.
16. Carolina: DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
The Panthers will have to get comfortable with the character aspect because the on-field side is just fine.
17. Cleveland: OT Jawaan Taylor, Florida
It only seems logical the Browns will want to protect the franchise, Baker Mayfield.
18. Minnesota: LB Devin White, LSU
Of course, the Vikings will declare, “We can’t believe he was still here.”
19. Tennessee: WR D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss
The only question is whether the medical concerns lead to a drop down the board.
20. Pittsburgh: CB Byron Murphy, Washington
With or without Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, the Steelers’ offense is fine.
21. Seattle: TE Noah Fant, Iowa
Russell Wilson needs someone, anyone, to help.
22. Baltimore: LB Devin Bush, Michigan
When have the Ravens ever turned down an opportunity to select an inside linebacker?
23. Houston: OT Greg Little, Ole Miss
Another year removed from his injury, Deshaun Watson needs help in front of him to take it to the next level.
24. RAIDERS: WR A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
In desperate need of a playmaker for Derek Carr, the Raiders go with the top WR on their board.
25. Philadelphia: DT Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
Fletcher Cox would be so much better if there was someone competent lining up next to him.
26. Indianapolis: WR N’Keal Harry, Arizona State
Andrew Luck needs another target to help the Colts take the next step.
27. RAIDERS: S Nasir Adderley, Delaware
Jon Gruden and his staff coached him at the Senior Bowl and came away fully impressed.
28. L.A. Chargers: OT Andre Dillard, Washington State
All he did in Mike Leach’s offense is protect the quarterback.
29. Kansas City: DE Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech
The NCAA all-time sack leader is here for one reason and one reason only.
30. Green Bay: TE T.J. Hockenson, Iowa
Geez, what’s up with Iowa? George Kittle, Noah Fant, and now this guy.
31. L.A Rams: DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson
The Rams get this consolation prize after losing Super Bowl LIII.
32. New England: WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
While the Patriots were preparing for the Super Bowl, Samuel was rising up draft boards in Mobile.