Texas Sports Review’s First Mock Draft of the 2019 NFL Offseason

How would the first round of the NFL draft look if it happened today? The minds at Texas Sports Review got together and tried to answer that question with a very early NFL mock draft. We will do another mock draft closer to the real draft; it can be heard on KTXF-db The Reel on the TuneIn app (or ask Alexa to find the station).

We’ve compiled a summary of our mock draft picks. Contributors to the project included Jules Jefferson, Albie Shore, Stephanie Abbott, Thomas Chavarria, Chad White, Jordan Smith, Chris Paguio, Rickey Girouard, Alec Miller, and Chance Cox; we always welcome comments from our listeners and readers.

1. Arizona Cardinals select Nick Bosa, Defensive End, Ohio State

We really would like to see the Cardinals trade down and compile picks. Nick Bosa is not too keen on playing the “edge” position, but since this is a straight-up draft, they go with Nick Bosa.
– Jordan Smith

2. San Francisco 49ers select Quinnen Williams, Defensive Tackle, Alabama

For what seems like the tenth year in a row, the Niners take a defensive lineman. A trade here would be feasible for the Niners just like the Cardinals, but there is a good argument for Williams being better than Bosa and the best player in the draft. It’s hard to pass that up with a trade-down for the Niners.
– Jordan Smith

3. New York Jets select Jawaan Taylor, Offensive Tackle, Florida

The Jets got their franchise QB last year, and now they get the “purest” offensive tackle in this draft. Taylor is a huge man who will become a wall for Sam Darnold on the left side.
– Jules Jefferson

4. Oakland Raiders select Clelin Ferrell, Defensive End, Clemson

The Raiders address a need that they created by trading away Khalil Mack. In fact, you could argue that Khalil Mack is the best player in this draft, based on the shadow he casts over it. Ferrell comes from a very talented team where many of his teammates will be selected in the first few rounds of this draft.
– Thomas Chavarria

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Josh Allen, OLB/Edge, Kentucky

In Tampa Bay, there is a new sheriff in town in Bruce Arians. There are numerous holes to fill, but none more pressing than on the defensive side of the ball. It is expected that the Bucs will roll into the 2019 season with Jameis Winston at quarterback. With this being a weak quarterback class, the Buccaneers will be looking for the best available defensive player.
– Stephanie Abbott

6. New York Giants select Rashan Gary, Defensive End, Michigan

Maybe the Giants need a quarterback, but at the same time, they ranked 31st in sacks. They can wait for next year’s draft to address their need for a QB. In the meantime, they can play ground-and-pound with their powerful running back.
Chris Paguio/Alec Miller

7. Jacksonville Jaguars select Dwayne Haskins, Quarterback, Ohio State

It’s obvious what the Jaguars need, and Haskins is the best of the prototypical quarterback in this draft.
Chad White

8. Detroit Lions select Greedy Williams, Cornerback, LSU

Considered by some the best cornerback in this draft, the Lions select Williams to fill a need.
Rickey Girouard

9. Buffalo Bills select N’Keal Harry, Wide Receiver, Arizona State

Harry is a top-level pass catcher, probably the best in the draft, with sneaky speed and the size and hands to turn 50/50 balls to 90/10. At 6’4’’ he has a catch radius that few can match. He has Hopkins-like ability with a Megatron mindset.
Jules Jefferson

10. Denver Broncos select Kyler Murray, Quarterback, Oklahoma

Murray is the wild card pick of this draft, from his size to his attitude to the possibility that he will play baseball instead. Regardless, he has great talent. Elway will look to grab a guy with similar abilities to himself.
Thomas Chavarria

11. Cincinnati Bengals select Jonah Williams, Offensive Tackle/Line, Alabama

Jonah Williams is rated as the highest offensive lineman in this draft, with the ability to play OT or Guard. He will play offensive tackle for the Bengals to help Mixon keep Dalton upright.
Albie Shore

12. Green Bay Packers select Greg Little, Offensive Tackle, Ole Miss

Little is a back-of-the-first-round talent. But with the headliner being taken the pick before, the Packers play it safe and hope to get a playmaker later in the first round. I think this is a slight reach, but with an aging QB who was sacked 49 times last year (fifth most in the NFL), Greg Little is a must-have.
Rickey Girouard

13. Miami Dolphins select Ed Oliver, Defensive Line, Houston

Ed Oliver is a multi-talented defensive lineman who can play inside and out. The Dolphins will need to get pressure on Tom Brady, and it will start with Ed Oliver.
Jules Jefferson

14. Atlanta Falcons select Devin White, Linebacker, LSU

The best player available is taken here, and Dan Quinn and the Falcons are happy. There has been some talk that White is climbing the charts, and some consider him the most talented player.
Stephanie Abbott

15. Washington Redskins select D.K. Metcalf, Wide Receiver, Ole Miss

Metcalf is 6’4”, 230-pound monster at wide receiver. The concern is his neck injury, but he has been cleared to go to the combine. The Redskins need WR help, and they take the beast with this pick.
Chris Paguio/Alec Miller

16. Carolina Panthers select Deandre Baker, Cornerback, Georgia

The Carolina Panthers have a few holes, but they take one of the best cornerbacks in the draft. This player has elite All-Pro potential.
Stephanie Abbott

17. Cleveland Browns select Jeffery Simmons, Defensive Tackle, Mississippi State

The Browns are happy Simmons is here, and they take the 300-pounder to bring some destructive power on the inside which will help the Browns’ outside rushers.
Albie Shore

18. Minnesota Vikings select Jachai Polite, Defensive End/Edge, Florida

The Vikings could go offensive line here, but they cannot pass up the talent of Polite. With Griffen getting older, the Vikings bring in a guy who works hard on both the run and pass.
Rickey Girouard

19. Tennessee Titans select Christian Wilkins, Defensive Tackle, Clemson

Christian Wilkins was widely viewed as a top-5 pick going into the season, and he didn’t disappoint on the field. What hurt his draft stock was off-the-field issues, but with the 19th pick, the Titans are getting a top player. They have some veterans in the locker room who should help Wilkins with any off-the-field problems.
Chad White

20. Pittsburgh Steelers select Byron Murphy, Cornerback, Washington

The Steelers get the last of the three best cornerbacks in the draft, with the two other CBs already taken. Murphy joins a budding defensive backfield in Steel Town.
Albie Shore

21. Seattle Seahawks select Brian Burns, Defensive End/Linebacker, Florida State

Seattle may take someone for the offensive line, but Duane Brown still has a little left in the gas tank. We have seen that Seattle loves to draft defense in the first round.
– Jordan Smith

22. Baltimore Ravens select Marquise Brown, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma

At the time of this writing, the Steelers are trying to get rid of Antonio Brown. The Ravens troll the Steelers and draft his cousin.
Albie Shore

23. Houston Texans select Dalton Risner, Offensive Line, Kansas State

Houston may riot if the Texans do not address their offensive line, which has been a concern since 2002. With Risner, they get a four-year starter who can play all over the offensive line (which seems to be the way the Texans like to use their offensive linemen). Risner is strong and dominant in his blocks.
Chad White

24. Oakland Raiders select Montez Sweat, Edge, Mississippi State

The Raiders could also pick for the offensive line or a wide receiver, but Montez Sweat is the best player left on the board at this point. It may take two men to replace Mack.
– Thomas Chavarria

25. Philadelphia Eagles select Cody Ford, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma

Philadelphia drafts Cody Ford. He is a one of the most solid linemen in this draft and has enough movement to be a long-time starter. The Eagles need a long-term starter with most of their current starters missing games last season.
Chris Paguio/Alec Miller

26. Indianapolis Colts select Kelvin Harmon, Wide Receiver, NC State

The Colts draft Kelvin Harmon, who is a giant-frame wideout. Standing at 6’3’’, he will give Andrew Luck a 50/50 throw-it-up target.
Chad White

27. Oakland Raiders select Noah Fant, Tight End, Iowa

The Raiders once again gain a first-round pick by trading away one of their top players (Amari Cooper). They draft Noah Fant, TE out of Iowa. He is a versatile player, who when needed will be able to match up most of the defensive lineman in the NFL, while also creating a passing game threat.
– Thomas Chavarria

28. L.A. Chargers select, Mack Wilson, Linebacker, Alabama

Mack Wilson is a solid tackler who will help the Chargers from day one.
– Thomas Chavarria

29. Kansas City Chiefs select Nasir Adderley, Safety, Delaware

Adderley is a complete safety with the speed to cover the deep passes and the love of being a solid tackler.
– Thomas Chavarria

30. Green Bay Packers select Deionte Thompson, Safety, Alabama

The Packers have their second pick in this draft after trading down with the Saints last year. They will replace Ha-Ha Clinton Dix by drafting Deionte Thompson out of Alabama. Thompson is a top overall safety in this draft. He has all the signs of being an elite player, following in the footsteps of previous SEC safeties.
Rickey Girouard

31. Los Angeles Rams select Andre Dillard, Offensive Line, Washington State

Andrew Whitworth is old and talking retirement. The Rams already have a lot of talent on the defensive side of the ball, so they’ll go for someone with great ability at the tackle Position.
– Jordan Smith

32. New England Patriots select Daniel Jones, Quarterback, Duke

Is he the replacement for Tom Brady? At 6’5”, he has all the tangibles of a quarterback. With a big arm and time to sit and learn behind Brady, Jones can become a solid starter in the NFL.
Jules Jefferson


We will follow up with another mock draft closer to the real draft. Thank you for reading, and we welcome all comments.

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