VA
  • TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Sam’s 2019 NFL mock draft version 1.0

Sam’s 2019 NFL mock draft version 1.0

Mock Draft!
Publish Date: 03/30/2019
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

I wanted to get out a first mock draft before the combine. That obviously didn’t happen and now the actual draft is less than a month away but better late than never I guess.

Pick #1- Arizona Cardinals- Kyler Murray QB

Josh Rosen‘s days in Arizona are limited. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury clearly wants Murray and it would be shocking if he wasn’t the first pick.

Pick #2- San Francisco 49ers – Quinnen Williams DT

I believe Williams is actually a better prospect with more potential than Bosa. Plus, the 49ers already have Dee Ford on the edge and the idea of pairing Williams with DeForest Buckner is too great to pass up.

Pick #3- New York Jets- Nick Bosa EDGE

The Jets will happily take Bosa with the third pick. He’s the best defender in the draft according to many analysts.

Pick #4- Oakland Raiders- Josh Allen EDGE

The Raiders defense recorded 13 sacks in 2018 which was last in the league. The Giants had the second least with 30. The gap from second worst to worst was 17 sacks. That’s crazy when you consider the gap between the Giants and the teams with the most sacks in 2018 (Chiefs and Steelers with 52) was only 22. The Raiders need to replace Khalil Mack and fast.

Pick #5- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Rashan Gary EDGE

The Buccaneers finished tied for the 19th fewest sacks in 2018. Pairing Gary with Jason Pierre-Paul could produce a lethal combo, but the Buccaneers may admittedly have more pressing needs.

Pick #6- New York Giants- Dwayne Haskins QB

This pick is far from a slam dunk, but it would make sense for the Giants to get Eli Manning‘s heir now rather than continue waiting.

Pick #7- Jacksonville Jaguars- Noah Fant TE

Any pass catchers would be welcome in Jacksonville at this point. The team hasn’t had a good tight end since Marcedes Lewis.

Pick #8- Detroit Lions- Montez Sweat EDGE

Looking to set Trey Flowers up with a freakishly athletic running mate? Sweat would be the way to go. Granted, the Lions might be alright sticking with Romeo Okwara, who recorded 7.5 sacks in 2018.

Pick #9- Buffalo Bills- Jawaan Taylor OT

Josh Allen might be able to run now, but it would be nice for the Bills to limit the number of hits he’ll take early on.

Pick #10- Denver Broncos- Devin White LB

With Brandon Marshall no longer on the team, the Broncos will need a new player to hold down the center of their defense.

Pick #11- Cincinnati Bengals- Andre Dillard OT

The Bengals offensive line has always been a mish-mash of pieces. Some think Dillard is actually the best tackle in the draft, and if the Bengals are among that group they may jump at the chance to add some stability along the line.

Pick #12- Green Bay Packers-Jonah Williams OG

I don’t care if the team added Billy Turner, Aaron Rodgers was still sacked 49 times last season. Even the greatest quarterbacks of all-time can’t do anything if they’re lying on their backs.

Pick #13- Miami Dolphins- Clelin Ferrell EDGE

Cameron Wake is gone and Robert Quinn is a mess. I happened to have a front row seat to Ferrell’s home games this past college season. I can vouch that he’s worth drafting this high.

Pick #14- Atlanta Falcons- Ed Oliver DT

Oliver is incredibly talented and getting him this low would be a steal for Atlanta. Oliver would form a formidable interior pair with Grady Jarrett.

Pick #15- Washington Redskins- Drew Lock QB

I don’t really think Lock will fall this far. Every year quarterbacks have a way of moving up the draft boards in the final hours, but for a first draft, I’ll have him slide to the Redskins.

Pick #16- Carolina Panthers- Devin Bush LB

No more Thomas Davis, no problem. Although, I’d be interested to see how the Panthers would utilize Bush in their 4-3 defensive scheme.

Pick #17- New York Giants (from Cleveland Browns)- Christian Wilkins DT

The Giants defense is an absolute mess. Wilkins will provide a physically and mentally stabilizing force in the center of the defensive front.

Pick #18- Minnesota Vikings- Cody Ford OT

The Vikings offensive line has been a mess for years despite multiple attempts to fix it. This spot might be a little high for Ford, but the Vikings are desperate for stabilizing talents.

Pick #19- Tennessee Titans- D.K. Metcalf WR

This isn’t my favorite pick and it will likely change in future mocks. That being said, just because the Titans signed Adam Humphries doesn’t mean they won’t try to find more weapons to surround Marcus Mariota with.

Pick #20- Pittsburgh Steelers- Greedy Williams CB

I am praying to the football gods that the Steelers will get their pick right this year. They seem to find a player in the first round every other year, which means this is going to be a good year. Williams isn’t the top corner on most analysts’ boards, but I liked his college play the most.

Pick #21- Seattle Seahawks- Dexter Lawrence DT

While it would be nice to have Frank Clark back for good, while he’s away the Seahawks will rely on Jarran Reed to hold down the defensive line. Lawrence would pair well with him.

Pick #22- Baltimore Ravens- Marquise Brown WR

Pittsburgh drafts great receivers every year. Baltimore doesn’t. Maybe this will finally be the year they land a star pass catcher, who also happens to be Antonio Brown‘s cousin.

Pick #23- Houston Texans- Byron Murphy CB

The Texans swung and missed with cornerback Kevin Johnson in 2015. Here’s the redo Houston, don’t screw it up.

Pick #24- Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears)- T.J. Hockenson TE

With Jared Cook on his way to New Orleans, the Raiders will need to give Derek Carr a new best friend, other than Antonio Brown I mean.

Pick #25- Philadelphia Eagles- Josh Jacobs RB

The Eagles have a solid offensive line but absolutely nobody to run the ball with. In a down year for running backs, Jacobs is the most impressive of the bunch.

Update: The Eagles traded for Jordan Howard from the Bears. It is unlikely the team will take a running back now. Instead they will target a player to help their defensive line or secondary.

Pick #26- Indianapolis Colts- Deandre Baker CB

They resigned Pierre Desir, but that’s not enough to deal with players like DeAndre Hopkins. Baker will work to solidify a spot on a rising Colts team.

Pick #27- Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys)- Rock Ya-Sin CB

Yeah, Gareon Conley was a recent first round selection, but the Raiders still need a lot of help at cornerback.

Pick #28- Los Angeles Chargers- Dalton Risner OT

The Chargers can find a better right tackle than Sam Tevi. If the team chooses to go in a different direction than offensive tackle, they might target a cornerback or interior help for the defensive line.

Pick #29- Kansas City Chiefs- Garrett Bradbury C

This may be the most boring, but most secure, pick in the first round. The Chiefs lost their starting center from last season and scouts have been raving about Bradbury since the combine.

Pick #30- Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans Saints)- A.J. Brown WR

How can you not have better options for Rodgers to throw to? Remember when he had multiple real threats at receiver and not just one guy who gets double covered every time? A.J. Brown will give the future Hall of Fame QB another quality option.

Pick #31- Los Angeles Rams- Jeffery Simmons DT

I am very hesitantly putting Simmons here. He tore his ACL only a few months ago and that has hurt his draft stock quite a bit and I would ordinarily expect a player with that injury to fall out of the first round. However, scouts and analysts are still talking about Simmons’ talent and potential. Since Ndamukong Suh is a free agent and the Rams seem like the kind of team that likes to take risks, why not draft Simmons? If he recovers well, he’ll be a steal at this spot.

Pick #32- New England Patriots- Jaylon Ferguson EDGE

Trey Flowers is gone, which means it’s time for the Patriots to churn out his replacement. They did land Michael Bennett, but he’s been used more as a rotational pass rusher recently and I’m not confident in having Deatrich Wise Jr. as a full-time starter yet anyways. Did I mention that Ferguson had 45 sacks and 67.5 tackles for loss in college?

Best Remaining Offense-

Daniel Jones QB, Greg Little OT, Kaleb McGary OT, Irv Smith Jr. TE, Riley Ridley WR

Realistically, Jones will go somewhere in the first round. Even if he isn’t worthy of a top 15 pick, quarterbacks always have a way of rising on draft night. Offensive linemen are always hard to judge and half of them turn out to be busts anyway. Little and McGary will have to wait to see when and where the other tackles go before knowing if they have a shot at being taken in the first round.

Smith Jr. is a great prospect who could go in the first round, especially since tight ends of his skill don’t come through every year. Ridley was more potential than production in college and it helps that his bother is already a solid pro for the Falcons. Still, I don’t think he’s first round worthy, especially compared to the three wideouts I have going in this mock.

Best Remaining Defense-

Brian Burns EDGE, Jachai Polite EDGE, Jerry Tillery DT, Mack Wilson LB, Julian Love CB, Johnathan Abram S, Nasir Adderley S, Taylor Rapp S, Deionte Thompson S

This draft will have quality edge and interior defenders all the way through the third round. It will simply be impossible for NFL teams to take all of them in the first. Wilson and Love both had more hype going into the 2018 college season but lost ground due to inconsistencies. Since so many safeties bounced around in free agency, I find it hard to believe that one will be taken in the first round.

Read Also
Come Fly with me: How the 1988-89 Chicago Bulls pushed forward to an NBA dynasty.
Find the best sportsbook to bet on the NBA Playoffs! Prologue: By ...
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
SI Sportsbook Promo
Elmer Ray: The Humble Man of Hastings
"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for ...
Grading every NFL team’s picks from the 2021 NFL Draft
Quickly, click away if you’re going to get upset by reading draft ...
Grading every first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft
The first-round of the 2021 NFL Draft is over. Months of speculation ...
Sam Teets 2021 NFL three-round predictive mock draft 6.0
This is a predictive NFL mock draft and my final of the ...
Sam Teets 2021 NFL mock draft 4.0- Free agency shakes things up
Despite the salary cap dropping to $182.5 million, the start of NFL ...
Top 100 remaining 2021 NFL free agents after Day 1
This is the most up-to-date list of available NFL free agents following ...
Bonus of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Latest News
Top 10 Pound for Pound Boxers 12/05/22
The criteria for the Grueling Truth Pound for ...
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: The Sports Zone: Top Sports News: Luke Fickell is gone, Bengals/Chiefs Preview and more
The Sports Zone: Top Sports News: Luke Fickell is gone, Bengals/Chiefs Preview and more
Video: The NFL Draft Show
The NFL Draft Show
Video: Froggy Talkin Sports W/Ryan & Joe
Froggy Talkin Sports W/Ryan & Joe
Betting Tips
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Review
95/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
94/100
DraftKings
DraftKings
DraftKings Review
92/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
90/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in CO, MI, VA | Promo code EXTRA200| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500, CO: CALL 1-800-522-4700, MI: CALL 1-800-270-7117 | Full T&C apply
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Bonus
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
WynnBET
WynnBET Bonus
Bet $100 Get $100
T&Cs apply
9/10
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsMark Lewis
+6
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Editor
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
Author
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Author
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Author
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Author
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into “The Grueling Truth” sports shows, “Where the legends speak”

Contact us: [email protected]

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

Trading financial products carries a high risk to your capital, especially trading leverage products such as CFDs. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

ccww
Move to Top
Close
Our Sports Pros recommend these awesome Social Casino sites this week:
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site