2019 NFL Post-Combine Mock Draft, Team Needs

2019 NFL Post-Combine Mock Draft, Team Needs

2019 NFL Draft

2019 NFL Post-Combine Mock Draft, Team Needs


The NFL Combine is over, and now come the big moves – especially with free agency kicking in. How does the 2019 NFL Draft look in March?

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2019 NFL Draft: April 25-27

1. Arizona Cardinals

The Pick Will Be: QB Kyler Murray, OKlahoma

Biggest Need: Offensive Tackle

Is this one big bluff to get someone to move up to the No. 1 spot to grab the Oklahoma quarterback? If it’s not, the Cardinals are certainly putting out the vibe that they’d love to restart the franchise with new exciting passer to go along with head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

The better move would be to do with one of the all-timer defensive tackle prospects or one of the freakish ends, but Murray is a fun call … if that’s really the pick.

2. San Francisco 49ers

The Pick Will Be: DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State

Biggest Need: Pass Rusher

The word you’re looking for is YOINK. The Niners might think about Kentucky’s Josh Allen, but nah. If it’s possible to get good value with the No. 2 pick in the draft, Bosa would probably be it.

3. New York Jets

The Pick Will Be: DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama

Biggest Need: Pass Rusher

In most normal years, Williams would be the slam dunk No. 1 overall choice without thinking. He’s the big, fast, aggressive defensive tackle that can change around a defense and a franchise. It’ll kill the Jets to not go with Josh Allen, but boo hoo. Williams would be a brilliant addition.

4. Oakland Raiders

The Pick Will Be: DE Rashan Gary, Michigan

Biggest Need: Pass Rusher

And here’s where the fun begins. What do Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden want to do with their three first round picks? Josh Allen might be Khalil Mack lite, but Gary is way too freakish and has way too much upside in a variety of ways. He’s an instant fit, and then …

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Pick Will Be: DE Josh Allen, Kentucky

Biggest Need: Defensive Back

The Buccaneers will sit back and see who drops to five. No matter if it’s Gary or Allen, there’s no wrong answer here to restart the defense. There are other big needs – like defensive back and offensive tackle – but you don’t mess around with anything other than Best Player Available at the five.

6. New York Giants

The Pick Will Be: QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

Biggest Need: Quarterback

It’s actually a really nice spot and option for the Giants. They can stick with the Eli plan for one more year and ease Haskins into the gig, and get the new guy some work along the way. But what would happen if Murray fell here? Nah, it still might be the Ohio State bomber.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Pick Will Be: DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State

Biggest Need: Quarterback

With Nick Foles a seemingly mortal lock to be a Jaguar, there’s no need to overreach for a Drew Lock or Daniel Jones. Sweat might not be a fluid as some might like, but ends with his size, speed and upside are rare.

8. Detroit Lions

The Pick Will Be: DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson

Biggest Need: Pass Rusher

Jacksonville takes one top pass rusher, and Detroit takes the other. The Jaguars could easily take Sweat with the seven, or Gary if he drops. The Lions will go after whichever disruptive force is still available.

9. Buffalo Bills

The Pick Will Be: OT Jawaan Taylor, Florida

Biggest Need: Offensive Tackle

Time to protect the franchise. Alabama’s Jonah Williams, Washington State’s Andre Dillard, and Greg Little at Ole Miss will be on the board, but building up the line for Josh Allen is the priority – even though grabbing Iowa TE TJ Hockenson would be a huge grab.

10. Denver Broncos

The Pick Will Be: CB Greedy Williams, LSU

Biggest Need: Cornerback

There are enough concerns in Williams’ game to keep him from going higher than this, but he’s too fast and has too much upside to hang around much longer. The first nine players and picks are going to be relatively easy in terms of guys going off the board. To go cliché, this is where the draft really starts.

NEXT: 2019 Mock Draft: 11-20


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