2019 NFL Mock Draft, Team Needs: January

2019 NFL Mock Draft, Team Needs: January

2019 NFL Draft

2019 NFL Mock Draft, Team Needs: January


21. Seattle Seahawks

The Pick Will Be: DE Jachai Polite, Florida

Biggest Need: Pass Rusher

Okay, okay, okay … this might be WAY too long for Polite to last. He could go to  Green Bay at the 12, Tennessee at the 19, or even somewhere in the top ten without a problem. Either Polite or Montez Sweat will be here.

22. Baltimore Ravens

The Pick Will Be: DT Dexter Lawrence, CLemson

Biggest Need: Defensive Tackle

By the time the final mock draft is done, Lawrence is probably a top ten pick. Talent-wise, he’s got No. 1 overall ability, but at the moment he’s going to slide on down after the issues and performing enhancing drug allegations.

23. Houston Texans

The Pick Will Be: CB Deandre Baker, Georgia

Biggest Need: Offensive Line

Greedy Williams will be long gone, but Washington’s Byron Murphy might last this long. Baker is every bit as good as both of them. Houston needs offensive line help to keep Deshaun Watson from getting destroyed, but the value won’t be there.

24. Oakland/Las Vegas/Los Angeles/San Diego Raiders

The Pick Will Be: DE Brian Burns, Florida State

Biggest Need: Pass Rusher, Defensive Back

Assuming the Raiders go with one of the superstar defensive tackle prospects with the fourth pick, this is where they start to correct the all-timer of a Khalil Mack mistake for a pass rush last year that desperately needed … Khalil Mack.

25. Philadelphia Eagles

The Pick Will Be: RB Josh Jacobs, Alabama

Biggest Need: Cornerback

Philly has done just fine with its running back by rotation world, but it could use an upgrade No. 1 guy to rely on. Everyone is falling in deep smit with Jacobs, but he’s still a running back in a draft that’s way too loaded at other positions.

26. Indianapolis Colts

The Pick Will Be: WR MArquise Brown, Oklahoma

Biggest Need: Defensive Line

Andrew Luck is back and the offense exploded, but can TY Hilton keep this going? The more playmakers for this offense while the window is back open, the better.

27. Oakland/Las Vegas/Los Angeles/San Diego Raiders

The Pick Will Be:  WR N’Keal Harry, Arizona State

Biggest Need: Pass Rusher, Defensive Back, Offensive Line

Assuming the Raiders go heavy on the D line with their first two picks – and they keep their three first rounders – they replace Amari Cooper with a wide receiver, hoping he’ll be as good as … Amari Cooper.

28. Los Angeles Chargers

The Pick Will Be: LB Devin Bush, Michigan

Biggest Need: Defensive Tackle

The Chargers could use more linebacker help, and Bush is the type of take-charge, sideline-to-sideline leader who could just be the missing piece to finally get the franchise over the top in the Phil Rivers era.

The last four depending on how the rest of the playoffs play out.

29-30. Green Bay (from) New Orleans

The Pick Will Be: TE Noah Fant, Iowa

Biggest Need: Pass Rusher, Cornerback

Assuming the Packers go after a pass rusher with their first selection – and that they keep both of their first round picks – they’ll boost up the arsenal of weapons or Aaron Rogers. They need a tight end, and they’ll take one of the Iowa guys – either Fant or TJ Hockenson.

29-30. Kansas City Chiefs

The Pick Will Be: CB Trayvon Mullen, Clemson

Biggest Need: Pass Rusher

This might be a wee bit of a reach, but the Chiefs aren’t always about going with the conventional pick. A hybrid pass rusher would be nice – Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat would be the right guy to drop here – but going after a corner like Mullen or Penn State’s Amani Oruwariye would work.

31-32. Los Angeles Rams

The Pick Will Be: S Deionte Thompson, Alabama

Biggest Need: Outside Linebacker

The defense might need a few key parts replaced, and while safety isn’t a glaring need, Thompson keeps the talent coming in. He has the versatility and size to move around where needed in the Ram secondary.

31-32. New England Patriots

The Pick Will Be: DT JErry Tillery, Notre Dame

Biggest Need: Defensive Tackle

The right move would be to go with Drew Lock – or Kyler Murray or Daniel Jones, if they happen to fall – but nah. Tillery is nothing crazy, nothing splashy – just a rock-solid, ten-year pro to throw on the D line to help keep the machine going.


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