Round one, 2019 NFL Draft

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1. Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma.

The Cardinals roll the dice on the player who could be the NFL’s next big thing. The next question is when/if they’ll trade QB Josh Rosen, the 10th overall pick a year ago.

2. 49ers: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State.

Bosa joins his big brother in California, albeit in difference conferences and at the other end of the state. If he plays like Joey, the 49ers could have a great defensive line.

3. Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama.

Never mind the pre-draft chatter that if they can’t trade down they’d take Ed Oliver. They couldn’t trade down, but they opted for perhaps the best player in the draft, at any position.

4. Raiders: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson.

The first surprise of the night comes from a team that wants to make people forget about Khalil Mack. Ferrell plays the same position, and he will be relentlessly compared to Mack, for better or worse.

5. Buccaneers: Devin White, LB, LSU.

A no-brainer pick for a team that needed to replace Kwon Alexander.

6. Giants: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke.

They were smart to not risk that he’d be there at No. 17. They were dumb to make it so clear that they wanted him, or they could have waited.

7. Jaguars: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky.

For the second straight year, the seventh overall pick has the same name. Josh Allen the pass rusher falls to the Jaguars, who didn’t hesitate to pounce.

8. Lions: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa.

A year after the Lions tried to trade for Gronk, they potentially get a Gronk of their own.

9. Bills: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston.

Oliver slides right into the awaiting arms of a Bills team that will benefit significantly from his presence, especially with Kyle Williams now retired.

10. Steelers (from Broncos): Devin Bush, LB, Michigan.

The Steelers didn’t draft for need; they traded up for need.

11. Bengals: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama.

The Bengals get a belated replacement for Andrew Whitworth.

12. Packers: Rashan Gary, EDGE, Michigan.

Injury concerns fuel a slide, and the Packers beef up their pass rush.

13. Dolphins: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson.

They pass on a quarterback and opt for a guy who could be a key piece of the defensive puzzle in Miami.

14. Falcons: Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College.

The Falcons work on the trenches, in an effort to get more out of their offense.

15. Washington: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State.

The guy who would have been in the mix for the top pick but for Kyler Murray, Haskins’ arrival almost certainly means that Alex Smith won’t be back.

16. Panthers: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State.

With Julius Peppers retiring, the Panthers fill a need on their defensive line.

17. Giants (from Browns): Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson.

The Giants beef up their defensive line, a clear area of need.

18. Vikings: Garrett Bradbury, C, N.C. State.

One less excuse for Kirk Cousins, and one more guy to buy him time in the pocket.

19. Titans: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State.

A boom-or-bust prospect, the Titans get a guy who if healthy and effective could be a beast.

20. Broncos (from Steelers): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa.

They pass on a passer and pick a guy who can catch passes.

21. Packers (from Seahawks): Darnell Savage, S, Maryland.

Chronically overlooked by the draft experts, Savage slips past the top 20, and the Packers move up to grab him.

22. Eagles (from Ravens): Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State.

The Eagles jump three spots to get a guy who may replace Jason Peters, eventually if not sooner.

23. Texans: Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State.

Houston throws everyone a curveball, but they address an area of true need.

24. Raiders (from Cowboys): Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama.

The first running back exits the board; Jacobs will replace Marshawn Lynch.

25. Ravens (from Eagles): Marquis Brown, WR, Oklahoma.

Antonio Brown‘s cousin will now play for his old team’s biggest rival. But the younger Brown may not see the ball very much in Baltimore’s run-based offense.

26. Washington (from Colts): Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississipi State.

One team that took Sweat off the board regarded him as the best pass rusher in the draft. Washington moves up to roll the dice on a guy who may or may not have a heart condition.

27. Raiders (from Bears): Johnathan Abram, DB, Missippi State.

Despite all the chatter about the Raiders trading up or down or whatever, they use all three picks in the original spot, and they add a guy who will help Oakland/Vegas deal with Patrick Mahomes.

28. Chargers: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame.

He won’t have very far to go from his draft destination of Hawaii, and the Chargers ignore concerns that Tillery doesn’t “love” football.

29. Seahawks (from Chiefs): L.J. Collier, DE, TCU.

The Seahawks get their Frank Clark replacement, and they’ll pay him a lot less than they would have had to pay Clark.

30. Giants (from Saints through Packers through Seahawks): Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia.

The first true corner off the board joins a secondary that has more holes than one guy can fill.

31. Falcons (from Rams): Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington.

Atlanta trades up, adding another blocker for Matt Ryan, Devonta Freeman, and company.

32. Patriots: N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State.

Harry didn’t think he’d be picked below No. 33, and he was right — thanks to the Patriots taking a receiver in the first round for the first time since 1996.

35 responses to “Round one, 2019 NFL Draft

  1. I’ve been saying Gettleman was a horrible GM for over a year now, but even I didn’t expect this. He really outdid himself today.

    Daniel Jones is the biggest, most unnecessary reach in a draft I have ever seen. My goodness.

  2. Nick Bosa is not going to play at the other end of the State than his big brother, who plays about 100 miles from the southern end. Frisco is in central California. To be at the other end, Nick has to go up north to Redding or Eureka.

  3. Clelin Ferrell abused Jonah Williams in the National Championship game.. yet just like DeSean Watson.. his stock magically fell in the eyes of pundits between that game and draft day. Dude is a day 1 starter at DE.

  4. Can the Giants get a re-do?

    6 – Josh Allen
    17- Montez Sweat
    30 – Jawaan Taylor

    Trade this years 3rd and next years 3rd (next years 2nd if that’s what it takes) for Rosen.

    Use the remaining picks to target:
    Trystan Hill
    Jachai Polite
    Miles Boykin
    Jalen Hurd
    Mike Bell

  5. therealraider says:
    April 26, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Clelin Ferrell abused Jonah Williams in the National Championship game.. yet just like DeSean Watson.. his stock magically fell in the eyes of pundits between that game and draft day. Dude is a day 1 starter at DE.

    I support the Ferrel pick cuz hes a great player, but other than 1 play he did not abuse Jonah Williams.

  6. Lions take a TE ahead of a potential star Defensive lineman-not a good idea–even if you need a TE, when was the last time a TE taken in the top 10 of the draft lived up to the hype?

    Giants taking Daniel Jones with the #6 overall pick–ahead of Josh Allen–the DE–not the QB.

    Jones has a 59% completion percentage despite that most of his throws were not very deep–and on throws deeper than 20 yards, he only completed 28%.

    Jones has a much higher chance of becoming the next Hackenberg than a solid NFL starter. And at #6, needs to become a star to justify his position. Giants would have been much better off taking Allen at #6 and perhaps whatever QB was left at #17–Haskins or Jones–one would have been there. OR take a tackle or anybody else and draft a QB next year since they likely will stink again anyway.

    Instead they took a really good RB at #2 overall last year–a position you can easily find solid NFL starters in the later rounds, over a francise QB, so they had to spend #6 pick for a QB nobody heard of before the draft as being a potential #1 pick.

    Does this mean once Jones can’t run Pat Schumur’s offense, that David Cutcliffe leaves Duke to take over as HC of the Giants? Peyton or Eli becomes the OC?

  7. therealraider says:
    April 26, 2019 at 12:37 am
    Clelin Ferrell abused Jonah Williams in the National Championship game.. yet just like DeSean Watson.. his stock magically fell in the eyes of pundits between that game and draft day. Dude is a day 1 starter at DE.
    ————————
    I totally agree with you here! I watched that championship game expecting to Q.W. go nuts, but instead he laid an egg and C.F. had a great game. I couldn’t understand why he kept getting pushed down on draft boards, as he finished out in great fashion and was ranked as the 3rd to 4th d lineman, being 2nd or 3rd in the edge position. Before Murray entered and while Bosa was expected to be taken by the Cards, I was hoping the Niners would take either C.F., or Burns. Raiders got themselves a player here. Congrats!

  8. Bengals war room laughed their butts off at Steeler’s trade up ahead of them to pick Bush. Bengals were locked in on taking an Offensive Tackle the whole time. Nice job trading half a draft for an inside linebacker to keep the Bengal’s from drafting a player they had no intention of taking.

  9. Ferrell did not abuse Williams, here is quote from Kiper:

    “And I think people always look at the Clemson game and say (Clelin) Ferrell beat him up bad in that game, and that wasn’t the case. You go back and watch the tape of that game, there’s one play where Ferrell got the best of him when Jonah was a little off balance and he kind of embarrassed him on that one play. And then after that, he made the play behind the line of scrimmage when Jonah pulled and he went unblocked, Ferrell did. So, Jonah more than held his own against Ferrell in that game.”

  10. The Packers edge rush(OLB) group is now very formidable to say the least. Gute said he was “locked in” on Rashan Gary since February. Packers scout Joe Hueber who spoke to the media after the Gary pick said Mike Pettine is “extremely happy.”

    2 defensive difference makers on night one for the Pack. Love it!

    Can’t wait for tonight. Some great players still out there. 2 picks tonight for the Pack and I think it’s safe bet that at least one player will be added to the offense tonight.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  11. John Schneider is a magician. 4 picks a week before the draft. Successive fleeces of the Chiefs, Packers and Giants. Abracadabra— 9 picks in the one of the deepest drafts in years. Plus, replaces DE hole in the first pick. Amazing work!

  12. “Nice job trading half a draft for an inside linebacker to keep the Bengal’s from drafting a player they had no intention of taking.”

    They gave up their 2nd round this year and 3rd round next year to trade up into the top 10 and grab an excellent player. The Bengals “war room” notwithstanding, the Steelers didn’t give up “half a draft” in which the Steelers have 10 picks, nor did they give up mch next year when the Steelers will get an extra 3rd comp for Lev Bell.
    But the Benglas still have a massive hole and ILBer. Of course it’s easy to draft for need when you have holes all over your team. Maybe the Bengals should have drafted a QB. Big hole there too.

  13. brady2gronktd says:
    April 26, 2019 at 12:51 am

    therealraider says:
    April 26, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Clelin Ferrell abused Jonah Williams in the National Championship game.. yet just like DeSean Watson.. his stock magically fell in the eyes of pundits between that game and draft day. Dude is a day 1 starter at DE.

    ———————————

    I support the Ferrel pick cuz hes a great player, but other than 1 play he did not abuse Jonah Williams.

    —————————————

    Ferrell had the advantage on Williams in that game on about 30% of the plays. The bull rush and swim (where Williams needed help or Tua was toast) by Ferrell were both very impressive moves.

    Do a search ‘Clelin Ferrell vs Jonah Williams’ and you will find a pretty decent breakdown of their match up by Trapasso. It was a great match up overall. But Ferrell did some things to Williams in that game that had not been done to Williams before.

  14. When Cincinnati becomes relevant, I might take any comments made by their fans seriously. Until then, enjoy getting beat by the Steelers twice a year.

  15. Not thrilled with the Ravens pick. A run oriented offense does not need a stud WR (and I’m not so sure he is a stud). Should have gone OL or replace some of the defensive losses like ILB or Edge. Could have gotten a decent receiver in later rounds. Until LJ improves his accuracy the only way Brown is getting the ball is on an end around. Not a happy Ravens fan today.

  16. I’m only concerned with my team this weekend. And so far, the Vikings got themselves exactly what I wanted, an immediate starter on the O-Line. I’d call it a successful draft if they got themselves two OL starters. I’ll hang up and listen…

  17. I don’t recall Kirk Cousins ever once publicly call out his lineman so the statement one less excuse for him doesn’t really jive.

    Maybe on less excuse for Zim & Spieldope.

  18. dfwhawkguy says:

    April 26, 2019 at 8:21 am

    John Schneider is a magician. 4 picks a week before the draft. Successive fleeces of the Chiefs, Packers and Giants. Abracadabra— 9 picks in the one of the deepest drafts in years. Plus, replaces DE hole in the first pick. Amazing work!

    __________________________

    The Packers came out ahead regardless of what draft chart you subscribe to. He was fleeced by Green Bay because he needed as many picks as possible.

    I’ll grant you her did great getting what they did for Clark though.

  19. Lots of questions about the Giants and Jones. And lots of talk with Haskins falling into the Redskins lap. Potential for a lot of fun with them both in the same division. There guys will eventually be pulling the trigger for these teams and see each other twice a year. Armchair quarterbacks believe they have the answer now about who made the best choice but on the field will let us all know which was the smarter move.

  20. If Arizona took Bosa instead of Murray, I think Frisco would have taken Williams. Watching the highlight films shown on ABC, they look similar. Both are very quick and they can simply run around their blockers to get to the QB.

    So, the Raiders sent the scouts home because Gruden and Mayock were scared that the scouts will leak the info that Raiders will pick Clelin Ferrell? LOL I guess they were scared that someone would trade up to pick him or if Frisco knew about this pick, then Frisco would have picked him with the second overall pick.

  21. 1st Round Draft Grades:

    Cardinals: C-
    49ers: A-
    Jets: B+
    Raiders: A+
    Bucs: A-
    Giants: C+
    Steelers: B+
    Patriots: A+

  22. “Not thrilled with the Ravens pick. A run oriented offense does not need a stud WR (and I’m not so sure he is a stud).”

    Especially since he’s related to Antonio Brown, will no doubt get advice from him and therefore has the potential to become a similar locker room cancer.

  23. Raiders 4th pick and Giants number 6 pick were ridiculous! Major reach by both. Giants deserve a D- grade for not taking an offensive lineman.

  24. Marquise Brown???? BUST!!!!! He will be broken in two – what a reach.
    Only worse pick than Brown was Daniel Jones. Oh and Clellin Ferrell 😂✌🏻

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