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NFL Mock Draft 2019: Edition 4 (Final Edition)

Josh Allen to New York Jets
1. Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
With just a few days to go before the NFL Draft kicks off in Nashville, we still don't have a clear indication on who the Cardinals will select No. 1 overall. Will they trade down? Will they end up taking one of the superb pass rushers available in this Class? Perhaps, but I think they'll stick with the reigning Heisman winner here. Murray is the ideal fit in Kliff Kingsbury's offense, and his playmaking ability would upgrade this Arizona offense right from the get-go.
Previous Selection: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Other Possibility: Nick Bosa, DL, Ohio State
2. San Francisco 49ers
Nick Bosa, DL, Ohio State
Viewed by many as the top prospect in this Draft, Nick Bosa would be a home run for San Francisco if he falls to the No. 2 selection. The former Buckeye is an explosive defender off the edge who seems fully recovered from a core muscle injury that ended his 2018 season. He'll be a major help for a San Fran pass rush that has lacked much bite the last few years.
Previous Selection: Nick Bosa, DL, Ohio State
Other Possibility: Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama
3. New York Jets
Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky
The Jets have spent big money to upgrade their offense by signing Le'Veon Bell, Jamison Crowder and much more. With that in mind, it's time to work on the defensive side of the ball and there are an abundance of options here. Rumor is the Jets love Ed Oliver, but I still think Josh Allen makes the most sense. He's a versatile, impact defender who would be a perfect fit in this New York defense.
Previous Selection: Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky
Other Possibility: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston
4. Oakland Raiders
Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama
Rumors continue to swirl about Jon Gruden and company moving up to try and make a play at Murray, but if they stay put Quinnen Williams seems like the pick. Williams is my top prospect in the Draft, as a guy that can collapse the pocket despite not being an edge rusher. He had only one year of starting experience with Alabama, meaning he has the potential to be even better.
Previous Selection: Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama
Other Possibility: Devin White, LB, LSU
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Devin White, LB, LSU
If somebody does move into the Top 4 to snag a quarterback, Tampa could have a chance at landing a dropping Bosa, Allen or Williams. Yet, if that doesn't occur, the Buccaneers would be just fine with picking Devin White here. The LSU product has amazing sideline-to-sideline range, with impressive, twitchy instincts. He'll aid a Tampa defense that desperately needs linebacker support.
Previous Selection: Devin White, LB, LSU
Other Possibility: Montez Sweat, DE/LB, Mississippi State
6. New York Giants
Ed Oliver, DL, Houston
Ed Oliver appears to be shooting up boards mere days before the Draft, which is understandable. The former five-star recruit can make a difference inside or out, and is blessed with an incredibly high motor. It is looking more and more like the Giants will not take QB here despite months of speculation they will, making Oliver look like the move.
Previous Selection: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
Other Possibility: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
The Jaguars' O-Line struggled in 2018, falling to 27th in the league in Adjusted Sack Rating. That won't fly anymore, especially with Jacksonville spending big-time money on Nick Foles to be their franchise guy. Taylor is well worth a Top 10 pick as a feisty run blocker who has an incredibly high ceiling.
Previous Selection: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Other Possibility: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
8. Detroit Lions
Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
GM Bob Quinn has made it well known that Detroit is "open for business" and the Lions are looking to trade down. However, if they can't find a partner they should be just fine sitting at eight and adding Rashan Gary from inside the state. Gary never had crazy production numbers with Michigan, but he has the NFL frame and athleticism to do damage in the pros.
Previous Selection: Montez Sweat, DE/LB, Mississippi State
Other Possibility: Montez Sweat, DE/LB, Mississippi State
9. Buffalo Bills
Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Josh Allen was solid in his rookie season despite an offense that lacked much playmakers or a strong offensive front. Buffalo should solve at least one of those issues with the ninth pick; while tight end T.J. Hockenson remains a possibility, Jonah Williams is the move. I consider him the best O-Linemen in the Draft, and he seems like a guy that could play a decade in the league.
Previous Selection: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston
Other Possibility: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
10. Denver Broncos
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Will the Broncos trade up to snag their quarterback of the future? Perhaps, but if things work out this way, they won't have to move at all to land my favorite QB in the Class. John Elway has to adore Haskins, a massive signal-caller with an even bigger arm. He could sit out a year and learn under veteran Joe Flacco.
Previous Selection: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Other Possibility: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
11. Cincinnati Bengals
Montez Sweat, DE/LB, Mississippi State
I would not be surprised if Cincinnati looks at selecting a quarterback here, particularly with Drew Lock on the board. Yet, they need help in their front seven and it would be extremely difficult to pass up on Sweat. The Mississippi State product may drop due to a heart condition recently identified, but he should still be a first-round lock.
Previous Selection: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
Other Possibility: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
12. Green Bay Packers
T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
Green Bay will focus on their offense with this selection and taking a pass-catcher makes the most sense. Hockenson would be a huge help as a blocker in run support, as well as a lethal red zone presence. He could eventually spell Jimmy Graham, who is a shell of his old self.
Previous Selection: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
Other Possibility: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
13. Miami Dolphins
Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
Even with Drew Lock and Daniel Jones still on the board, I see Miami waiting to take a future franchise quarterback. They'll likely roll with Ryan Fitzpatrick for the season and take their pick from what will be a stacked 2020 QB Draft Class. With that in mind, the Dolphins work on addressing another major need: pass rush. Clelin Ferrell was a monster off the edge the last few seasons for Clemson, and projects favorably in the NFL.
Previous Selection: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
Other Possibility: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
14. Atlanta Falcons
Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson
The Falcons haven't shied away from taking Clemson defenders in the past (Grady Jarrett, Vic Beasley) and Christian Wilkins makes a lot of sense here in the mid-first round. He's a tremendous athlete who is an excellent pass rusher for his position, which will be a huge help for an Atlanta D-Line that struggled in 2018.
Previous Selection: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Other Possibility: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
15. Washington Redskins
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
Even if Alex Smith is able to recover from the horrific injury he suffered late in the year, Washington needs a long-term solution at quarterback. Luckily for them, it's very likely either Dwayne Haskins or Lock drops, depending on what the Giants do. If that is the case, the 'Skins won't wait on a chance to add a gunslinger like Lock, who has all the tools to be that franchise guy.
Previous Selection: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
Other Possibility: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
16. Carolina Panthers
Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma
Cody Ford protected two outstanding athletes and two Heisman winners over the course of his career in Oklahoma. He can certainly do much the same in the NFL, helping keep Cam Newton on his feet. Ford played guard with the Sooners and is a superb run blocker, but some scouts believe he can play tackle at the next level.
Previous Selection: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
Other Possibility: Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
17. New York Giants
Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
While Murray, Haskins and Lock rightfully get most of the attention reserved for quarterbacks, Daniel Jones looks well worth a first-round selection. The Duke product has size, arm talent and an excellent feel for the game. Plus, he spent the last three years learning under David Cutcliffe, who mentored both the Manning brothers.
Previous Selection: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
Other Possibility: Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
18. Minnesota Vikings
Garrett Bradbury, OL, NC State
Despite the talent Minnesota possesses offensively, they didn't get the scoring punch they need in a disappointing 2018. Much of that can be blamed on an offensive line that was dreadful, and must be addressed right away in this Draft. Garrett Bradbury isn't a flashy prospect by any means, but he is a well-rounded blocker who impressed at the Combine. As I've mentioned previously, taking Bradbury and plugging him in at center will move Pat Elflein to guard, a much more natural spot for him.
Previous Selection: Garrett Bradbury, OL, NC State
Other Possibility: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
19. Tennessee Titans
Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College
The Titans would love if Christian Wilkins were to drop to 19, but if not, I see them taking an offensive linemen with pick 19. Marcus Mariota will be owed nearly 21 million dollars in 2019, but will need to stay upright if Tennessee wants to get the most out of him. Lindstrom is the best guard in this Draft and will keep Mariota clean, while also opening up gapping holes for back Derrick Henry.
Previous Selection: Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson
Other Possibility: Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
20. Pittsburgh Steelers
Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
This would be an ideal scenario for Pittsburgh, able to snag a prospect like Devin Bush, who some consider a Top 10 guy. Bush does everything well, and is the type of rangy defender who can build an entire defense around. He'll fill the spot previously left behind by Ryan Shazier in the heart of this Steelers' D.
Previous Selection: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
Other Possibility: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
21. Seattle Seahawks
D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
Most NFL people are mixed on Metcalf; some see him as the top receiver in this Draft, others have a third to fourth round grade on him. If he does drop a little later than expected, Seattle would make a lot of sense. The Seahawks desperately need somebody to open up this offense, and Metcalf's speed would do just that.
Previous Selection: Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
Other Possibility: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
22. Baltimore Ravens
A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
Metcalf probably will end up going a little higher, but I firmly believe his former Ole Miss teammate, A.J. Brown, is the best wide out in this Class. He's got size, breakaway speed and is a much better route runner than Metcalf. He makes a lot of sense for a Baltimore team looking to fill out their offense around Lamar Jackson.
Previous Selection: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
Other Possibility: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
23. Houston Texans
Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
Dillard is the type of prospect with a wide range of possibilities, as he could go as high as Top 10 or fall to the last few picks of the first round. If he is available at 23, Houston doesn't wait on the chance to snag a possible franchise tackle. He'll help keep Deshaun Watson from getting hit as much as last season, when he was sacked an astonishing 62 times.
Previous Selection: Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
Other Possibility: Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
24. Oakland Raiders
Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
Jon Gruden once again taps into the Alabama pipeline by selecting Josh Jacobs to become his new feature back. Jacobs split carries with the Tide but is still the best RB prospect available, with an immense amount of power and decent shiftiness. Jacobs averaged over seven yards per carry on inside runs the last two years.
Previous Selection: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
Other Possibility: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
25. Philadelphia Eagles
DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia
The Eagles' secondary suffered through an injury-plagued 2018, and more help in the defensive backfield is of top priority on Thursday. DeAndre Baker proved himself as a shutdown corner during his time with the Bulldogs, and he should be able to adjust to to the NFL without much difficulties.
Previous Selection: Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma
Other Possibility: Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
26. Indianapolis Colts
Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State
Considered by some scouts to be a Top 10 prospect, a torn ACL and off-the-field concerns have dropped Jeffery Simmons' stock. With that being said, a team looking for a high potential guy in the late first could certainly take a chance on him, such as Indianapolis. The Colts' D-Line could use some improvement, and he seems like a good scheme fit.
Previous Selection: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
Other Possibility: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State
27. Oakland Raiders
Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
No matter what Oakland chooses to do with Derek Carr and their quarterback situation, they need more offensive help, especially with Amari Cooper traded. Jared Cook left in free agency, opening a hole at tight end they haven't taken steps to fill. Noah Fant likely won't go as high as his fellow Hawkeye tight end, but he's a much better receiver that can stretch the field vertically.
Previous Selection: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Other Possibility: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
28. Los Angeles Chargers
Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson
Even with star defensive end Joey Bosa, the Chargers could use some work on their defensive front, particularly up the middle. Dexter Lawrence becomes the third Clemson defensive linemen drafted in the first because of his frame and gap-clogging ability. He would be a major help to a porous LA rush defense a year ago.
Previous Selection: Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame
Other Possibility: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
29. Seattle Seahawks
Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
With the pick acquired in the recent Frank Clark deal with Kansas City, Seattle selects his replacement in Brian Burns. Burns has a good chance to go much higher with his athleticism and proven pass rushing track record. The Seahawks could really mold him into a force much the same way they did with Clark.
Previous Selection: N/A (Frank Clark trade)
Other Possibility: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
30. Green Bay Packers
Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State
Already addressing some offensive concerns earlier, I don't think Green Bay takes an offensive linemen here like many believe. They continue constructing their secondary, with an abundance of options available late in the first. Johnathan Abram would make a lot of sense as an enforcer safety with vast potential.
Previous Selection: Nasir Adderley, DB, Delaware
Other Possibility: Erik McCoy, OL, Texas A&M
31. Los Angeles Rams
Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
Nicknamed "Mr. Reliable" for his consistency during an impressive career with Ole Miss, Greg Little looks to be a franchise-type tackle who can build an O-Line around. He would be a long-term option at a position Los Angeles wants to keep strong to help out Jared Goff. Defensive back could also be in play here for the Rams.
Previous Selection: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
Other Possibility: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
32. New England Patriots
Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama
The Patriots have 12 picks in this Draft, putting them in prime position to add plenty of young talent to prepare for another Super Bowl run. They'll use their first selection to find their replacement for Rob Gronkowski in Irv Smith. Smith wasn't a top option in the Alabama offense but still flashed great hands and impressive route running potential.

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