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2019 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: How many defensive linemen go in the first round?

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2019 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: How many defensive linemen go in the first round?

The 2018 NFL draftees haven't even gone through their first full summer camps yet, but that doesn't mean it's too early to take another look at what next year's class of first-round draftees might look like.

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We don't know yet exactly what the final rosters will look like this season, but we're still here to look at which college stars NFL teams might be interested in next spring. This list will change with time and evolve based on the construction of those final rosters, the successes and failures of each team and the subsequent changes in draft position to the one listed here.

This draft doesn't look to be as top-heavy with quarterbacks like 2018 was, but there does seem to be a trend emerging in the Class of 2019. This defensive line class is loaded, particularly with Clemson Tigers. Not a ton has changed since the first edition, with all but one of the first 10 picks remaining the same, but there are some big jumpers.

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Much like Alabama running backs of the past, Damien Harris has top-10 potential out of the backfield. The Crimson Tide are typically a force in the ground game, and Harris has the tools to be a No. 1 back in the NFL. There's bound to be plenty of movement in the first round as the season progresses, but for now, all 32 picks are projected to be from Power-5 schools.

With only four quarterbacks projected to go in the first round, Missouri's Drew Lock leads the charge at No. 4 overall. The Tigers aren't expected to be world-beaters in 2018, but a strong statistical season could keep Lock in the top five.

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2019 NFL mock draft: Which college teams have the most players on our way too early list?

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2019 NFL mock draft: Which college teams have the most players on our way too early list?

Look, we know what time of year it is and that you're likely still processing some of the picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. We know that college teams have barely finished playing their spring games and that the first game of the season is still months away.

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But that's not stopping us from trying to guess who will be included in the 2019 NFL Draft. We know this list will change – with much of it depending on how all the NFL teams finish the 2018-19 season. Based on how these players performed for their college teams last season and where we anticipate the NFL teams finishing, here's our best guess and way too early 2019 NFL mock draft.

As of now, the field isn't loaded with standout quarterbacks the way it was this year, but, of course, that could change. Four out of the top-5 picks are defensive linemen with Missouri quarterback Drew Lock sitting as the No. 4 pick. 

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If he can stay healthy through the 2018 season, Stanford running back Bryce Love has the potential to capture the pre-draft attention in a similar way to Saquon Barkley this year, and he'll likely have the jaw-dropping highlights to support that. 

Expected schools have their presence in this super early mock draft – such as Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State – but schools like Northwestern and Arizona State have representatives too.

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

Vegas has spoken and they are not optimistic about rookie Lamar Jackson starting under center for the Ravens in 2018.

Bovado, an online gambling site, has set the odds on how the top 2018 rookies will perform and they have Jackson getting 0.5 starts this season.

That number will come as a surprise considering the popular narrative that Lamar Jackson will be the Ravens' starter in no time. The team made it clear they are planning for life after Flacco when they traded back into the first-round of the 2018 draft to select the quarterback out of Louisville at No. 32

Flacco - who is entering his 11th season with the organization - is experiencing a decline in his performance of late, one that can not be put entirely on his shoulders as the team has failed in finding him valuable weapons to throw to. Nonetheless, Flacco's projected 2018 season is very much up in the air and it appears Vegas is betting on the one-time Super Bowl MVP to bounce back. 

However, the Ravens have failed to make the playoffs four of the last five seasons, and if that trend continues into 2018, the rookie could get his shot at flipping the script.

If you're a betting man, it could payoff to bet the over on Jackson. Low risk, seemingly high reward. 

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