2019 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

The clock is ticking, the spotlight is making you sweat, and this one pick could affect your franchise for years to come. That’s the beauty of the NFL draft. You could draft the next Tom Brady in the sixth round, or you could spend multiple first round picks on players who won’t even be on your roster after a few seasons. You draft to build a team, not to collect talent. Now that free agency has ended, some of the staff here at Texas Sports Review have completed our second mock draft. Not only are we going to share with you our picks, but we’re also going to let you know our reasoning for why we selected each player.

This was our system: Seven of our writers were each given a division (the final division was split between a few people), and we went through the first two rounds as though we were the general managers for each franchise. Some drafted based on team need, some based on value, and others drafted because the player happened to be the best available option. You can check out the first mock draft that we did back in February and compare the results.

Here are the writers and the divisions they were in charge of:

AFC East: Chris Kennedy (@ChrisKennedy318)
AFC North: Alec Miller (@alecmiller0423)
AFC South/Carolina Panthers/New Orleans Saints: Jules Jefferson Sr. (@Jeffbear80)
AFC West: Rickey Girouard (@RickeyGirouard)
NFC East/Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Thomas Chavarria (@ThirdCoastTom)
NFC North/Atlanta Falcons: Chris Paguio (@EZtospell)
NFC West: Chad White (@DynastyWiseChad)

Stat Sources: y = Pro Football Focus; z = Football Outsiders; all other stats are from Sports Reference

Now, without further ado, the Arizona Cardinals are on the clock!

Round 1

1. Arizona Cardinals select Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

All of the buzz points to Arizona taking Murray with the number one pick. The NFL’s newest “guru,” Kliff Kingsbury, must see something in the Heisman winner to be replacing last year’s first round pick, Josh Rosen. Rosen should be traded if that’s the case, and the undersized Murray will control the fate of Kingsbury’s coaching career. —Chad White

2. San Francisco 49ers select Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

All-world younger brother of former top five pick Joey Bosa, Nick poses the same potential nightmare for opposing quarterbacks and coaches. He’s coming off of an injury, but has had plenty of recovery time. If Murray doesn’t go number one, Bosa will. —Chad White

3. New York Jets select Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky

I was flip-flopping between Allen and Quinnen Williams with this pick. It came down to Allen’s 17 sacks and 57 quarterback pressures last year for Kentucky that sealed the deal for me.y Allen’s ability to get to the quarterback will help a Jets defense that ranked in the bottom third of the NFL in sacks last season. —Chris Kennedy

4. Oakland Raiders select Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

The Raiders need some help getting pressure on opposing offenses in a division that is stacked with offensive talent. They get that by drafting one of the top defensive linemen who is coming out of the top conference in college. With a mix of size and power, Williams is a nightmare for opposing offensive linemen. —Rickey Girouard

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

This is a draft for offensive linemen, so it is critical that Tampa Bay wastes no time and selects the best one on the board. —Thomas Chavarria

6. New York Giants select Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

The Giants are in a similar boat to the Buccaneers. They’ll scoop up a tackle to protect their quarterback and open up holes for Saquon Barkley. —Thomas Chavarria

7. Jacksonville Jaguars select D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

The Jaguars finally got their quarterback for the next five to six years in Nick Foles. They hope it is the 2017–2018 playoff version of Foles, and not the version we saw in 2014–2016. They have upgraded their offensive line over the past couple of years, and Fournette is leading the way at running back with a chip on his shoulder. Jacksonville only had one major need: a big, fast outside receiver. Insert D.K. Metcalf. The combination of size, speed, and hands checks all of the boxes. With Metcalf on the outside, the Jaguars can move Dede Westbrook back to the slot. Finally, the Jaguars can have an offense that could match their defense. —Jules Jefferson, Sr.

8. Detroit Lions select Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

Detroit’s GM, Bob Quinn, has a draft plan, and that plan is to pick playmakers. Ed Oliver is that playmaker. Once considered the top prospect in the draft, Oliver’s fall to number eight is a steal for the Lions. He has the penetration skills up the middle that the quarterbacks of the NFC North will hate to face. This scenario reminds me of when Aaron Donald slipped to the tenth pick, and we all know what happened after that. —Chris Paguio

9. Buffalo Bills select Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

Wilkins can stuff the run and collapse the pocket to pressure the quarterback; he was rated the second best defensive tackle, just behind Quinnen Williams, in both of these areas. Buffalo’s run defense was already pretty good last year, but with the loss of Kyle Williams to retirement, Wilkins can slide into that starting spot and contribute immediately. —Chris Kennedy

10. Denver Broncos select Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

The Broncos get a steal here, with the Giants passing on getting their next franchise quarterback. Haskins can come in and learn from a quarterback with a similar play style, while possibly getting a chance to start at some point this year. Haskins has all the tools; he’s just missing the experience. He only started one year with the Buckeyes after sitting behind the Ohio legend in JT Barrett. Last season, Haskins came in and threw for 50 touchdowns and almost 5,000 yards while throwing just eight interceptions. —Rickey Girouard

11. Cincinnati Bengals select Devin White, ILB, LSU

With the loss of Burfict, the Bengals are left with a huge hole at linebacker. Insert Devin White. The LSU standout has all the tools to replace Burfict, without the character issues. The Bengals have a new head coach, and White can immediately become the leader that this defense needs. —Alec Miller

12. Green Bay Packers select TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa State

Aaron Rodgers rejoices. The defensive moves that the Packers made in free agency now allow them to go after another offensive weapon that Mister Rodgers can use to terrorize NFL secondaries. Hockenson excels in the run game as well as in the passing game. TJ will fit in nicely with new Head Coach Matt LaFleur’s offense. —Chris Paguio

13. Miami Dolphins select Brian Burns, OLB, Florida State

Last year, the Dolphins had the fifth-worst sack rate in the NFL.z While Burns only had eight sacks last season, he did lead all edge rushers in the Power Five conferences in quarterback hurries with 63.y His combination of size and speed is just what Miami’s defense needs. —Chris Kennedy

14. Atlanta Falcons select Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State

Sweat has been rising up the prospect list as fast as his 40-yard dash time at the combine. This native of Atlanta comes home with speed and great pass rush moves. He can generate the pressure the Falcons have been wanting, which top pick Vic Beasley could never consistently generate. Pressure leads to turnovers, and turnovers leads to more possessions for their dynamic offense. —Chris Paguio

15. Washington Redskins select Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

With so much uncertainty at the quarterback position, Washington drafts their potential signal caller of the future. —Thomas Chavarria

16. Carolina Panthers select Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

Cam Newton needs to be protected at all costs. Where Williams will play is the question. He played left tackle for Alabama, but most scouts have him moving to guard. He’s smooth, strong, and very solid in pass blocking and run blocking on both ends.  Wherever he plays, he will be an upgrade, and much needed to help protect Cam. Darly Williams is re-signed for at least another year and will man the right tackle spot. They have lost both Kalil brothers, making the offensive line a must for their first pick in this year’s draft. —Jules Jefferson, Sr.

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17. New York Giants (from Cleveland Browns) select A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

In an effort to replace the recently traded Odell Beckham, Jr., the Giants take a big body in Brown, who can play both the slot and the outside. —Thomas Chavarria

18. Minnesota Vikings select Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma

Ford plugs the hole in the line as a run blocker, an area that Minnesota struggled with in 2018. He played some tackle at Oklahoma, but a move to guard would make him a plus starter. With the way the NFC North is stacked defensively, protecting the quarterback is a must. If the offensive line can keep Kirk Cousins clean, you’ll see a track meet with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs running up and down the field. A strong presence at guard will also benefit Dalvin Cook. —Chris Paguio

19. Tennessee Titans select Irv Smith, Jr., TE, Alabama

Delanie Walker is looking at his last year with the Titans. Smith is a shifty route runner with quickness down the seams, good hands, and the size to be dangerous after the catch. He has room to grow as he gains more snaps. This pick will help Marcus Mariota get the ball out of his hands faster. Smith can be a mismatch for opposing defenses. —Jules Jefferson, Sr.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers select Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan

The Steelers have waited long enough to replace Shazier, and Devin Bush is the best way to fill that void. Bush measured amazingly at the combine, causing more teams to take notice. He can be lined up all over the field and used as the leader of the defense, similar to what Shazier did. Mike Tomlin is going to love Bush. —Alec Miller

21. Seattle Seahawks select DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia

The Seahawks are in need of some help in the secondary, and Baker will be a welcomed addition. Last season at Georgia, Baker allowed zero touchdowns, just ten first downs, and only nine yards per reception.y For a Seattle secondary that allowed the fifth most receiving yards to opposing WRs (78.9), Baker should be able to come in and provide a positive impact from day one.z —Chris Kennedy

22. Baltimore Ravens select N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

Priority number one for the Baltimore Ravens should be surrounding their new franchise Quarterback with enough weapons. The Ravens haven’t had a top receiver in a long time, and Harry has all the tools to become that number one target for Lamar Jackson. —Alec Miller

23. Houston Texans select Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Recent talks have lowered his draft stock, due to a slim build and tackling issues. Deion Sanders has stated, “Now it’s gotta be one or the other. If you ain’t gotta tackle, you’d better cover. If you ain’t gotta cover, you’d better tackle.” Greedy can cover, and with his 4.3 speed at the combine, he can run with anyone. The Texans have had very good cornerbacks in the past, but never had a playmaker at the corner spot. Coming from LSU, a school that has put out many highly-talented secondary players over the last ten years, the Texans will be getting a well-coached cornerback. —Jules Jefferson, Sr.

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24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears) select Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

Jeffery is still a very raw talent. He doesn’t have a lot of pass rushing moves, and he only totaled two sacks last season at Mississippi State. Even with those concerns, he was still viewed as a top-ten pick when he had an ACL tear before the pre-draft events. He has all the talent to destroy some offensive lines in the NFL, and with a year under his belt, he can be one of the forces that offenses have to game plan to stay away from. Simmons won’t be the force to help Oakland this year, but this is a pick to help them stay at the top once they reach it. —Rickey Girouard

25. Philadelphia Eagles select Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

The secondary is a concern for the Eagles, so Abram just makes sense in this spot. He’s a heavy hitter that fits the Eagles’ style of play. —Thomas Chavarria

26. Indianapolis Colts select Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech

Ferguson is a luxury pick for the Colts. Having done such a great job drafting last year, they can go for the best player available and take a high-reward guy. With straight-line speed and a knack for rushing the passer, Ferguson has the talent to be a force in the NFL for years. The signing of Justin Houston could also help speed up the learning curve for the young Ferguson. —Jules Jefferson, Sr.  

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27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys) select Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan

Oakland continues to draft along the defensive line. It is the position with the highest talent in the draft, and Oakland needs a lot of it. Three years ago, Gary was the top defensive lineman coming out of high school, but he went to a Michigan team where he didn’t have much help. He still has that raw talent and is still learning some of the great pass rush moves that he showed when the team really needed plays last year. —Rickey Girouard

28. Los Angeles Chargers select Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

When discussing the top ten defensive linemen coming out this year, Dexter Lawrence has shown that he is in the conversation. The only reason he falls this far is that there are so many physical freaks ahead of him. He may never be the next JJ Watt, but putting him between Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, even with their injury troubles, will make the Chargers defensive line one of the most feared in the league. —Rickey Girouard

29. Kansas City Chiefs select Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

Love fell in this draft after a poor combine performance. He redeemed himself at his pro day, running the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds. He is a strong leader for any secondary he goes to. He will be a day one starter. He doesn’t make many mistakes, and makes sure people get into position before the snap. —Rickey Girouard

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30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans Saints) select Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State

Jenkins fills a need at guard for the Packers. He’s a solid prospect that has experience playing at center, guard and both tackle positions. His wide frame and anchor ability will keep Aaron Rodgers clean. The more time Rodgers has, the tougher it will be for secondaries to keep up with Davante Adams and the newly-acquired TJ Hockenson. —Chris Paguio

31. Los Angeles Rams select Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

While the Rams don’t have an immediate need for a pass catcher, Fant’s athleticism is tough to ignore. His nine percent drop rate is a bit of a concern, but this is a player who can line up anywhere on the field and cause mismatches for defenses.y —Chris Kennedy

32. New England Patriots select Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

With the top tight ends off the board, the Patriots need a big offensive target. At 6’5”, Butler has the size and length that can create matchup problems for defenders. Some may view him as a possession receiver, but Butler had 19 receptions of 20 yards or more, which was the most of any receiver in this year’s draft class. —Chris Kennedy

Round 2

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33. Arizona Cardinals select Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State

Harmon had great production at NC State, and the Cardinals are going to need another receiver to be mentored by an aging Larry Fitzgerald. He isn’t the fastest of wide receivers, but he has great hands and can find the endzone. —Chris Kennedy

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34. Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets) select Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

Last year’s playoff loss to the Chiefs showed that the Colts need more help on defense before they can be considered a Super Bowl contender. For their first pick, we went with an edge rusher, so for this pick we are going with a cornerback to pair with current safety Malik Hooker. I was shocked that Murphy fell to the second round. He has been in the conversation as one of the top cornerbacks in this year’s draft. The Colts are thrilled to have him fall to them. He can play man coverage with the best of them. Murphy has great eye contact to watch the receiver that he is covering as well as the quarterback’s motion. He makes excellent breaks when the ball is in the air. With his quickness, he can go toe-to-toe and guard those shifty slot receivers. —Jules Jefferson, Sr.

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35. Oakland Raiders select Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

Little is being overlooked because of poor molding in college, after the long scandal at Ole Miss. He has the size and ability to play outside, but will probably move inside, with Oakland having two tackles that they are already paying. Keep in mind that Trent Brown’s contract is only a two-year deal with a clean out after the 2020 season. In Little, Oakland gets a top-level guard who can move to Brown’s spot in two years. —Rickey Girouard

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36. San Francisco 49ers select Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

The 49ers need a lot of help on the defensive side of the ball, so adding both Bosa in the first round and Ya-Sin here will certainly help. Ya-Sin has good size for a cornerback, and he can play both the pass and the run. His longest reception allowed last season at Temple was just 17 yards.y —Chris Kennedy

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37. New York Giants select Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

Eli is old. Really old. Will Grier has great value at this spot. —Thomas Chavarria

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38. Jacksonville Jaguars select Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

If not for his lack of size, he would be the best safety in the draft, and it wouldn’t even be close. The Jaguars cut Tashaun Gipson for salary cap relief, and they are now getting younger and cheaper. —Jules Jefferson, Sr.

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39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

Everyone knows the Buccaneers are a one-trick pony with Mike Evans. Samuel gives Tampa Bay a wingman for Evans to keep defenses honest. —Thomas Chavarria

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40. Buffalo Bills select Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State

Last year, the Bills finished dead last in the NFL in adjusted line yards at the center/guard position.z That means they were the worst in the league when it came running the ball up the middle. Bradbury should be able to come in and be the week one starter at center, as he has good strength and decent quickness to get off the line and create space for his running backs. —Chris Kennedy

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41. Denver Broncos select Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M

With their first pick being their next franchise quarterback, the Broncos will need a safety blanket in the form of a sure-handed, sneaky, quick tight end. For the past few years, Jace has shown his ability to run and pass block, while also being a primary target at Texas A&M. —Rickey Girouard

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42. Cincinnati Bengals select Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

Mullen has first-round talent, but dropped due to a down year at Clemson. He has speed and a great ability to track the ball in the air. The Bengals don’t have much depth in the secondary, and Mullen would be a welcome piece on that defense. —Alec Miller

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43. Detroit Lions select Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College

The “Patriots of the NFC” are building up their trenches. This pick, paired with Ed Oliver, proves it. Lindstrom is an athletic, smart blocker with an NFL pedigree. —Chris Paguio

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44. Green Bay Packers select Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

Green Bay adds another bullet in the chamber for Aaron Rodgers. Jacobs draws comparisons to Alvin Kamara with his vision, wiggle, and blocking ability. —Chris Paguio

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45. Atlanta Falcons select Jachai Polite, DE, Florida

Polite is raw and highly talented. Vic Beasley is having an up-and-down career, and Takkarist McKinley, their 2017 first round pick, still has not shown this worth. The Falcons are in need of some outside pass rushing to go with their inside pressure from Grady Jarrett. Polite has the speed that will allow the Falcons defense to prevent the playmakers within their division, such as Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey, from breaking big plays outside of the tackles. —Jules Jefferson, Sr.

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46. Washington Redskins select Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

Brown’s size is the only reason why he is still on the board. He is a speedster with great hands, and Washington is thrilled to nab him here. —Thomas Chavarria

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47. Carolina Panthers select Christian Miller, DE, Alabama

With the loss of one of their leaders, Thomas Davis, the Panthers defense needs a solid young player. That is exactly what they are getting in Miller. Miller is an edge setter with a heavy punch and well-placed hands. Stud middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will need a young player to help cover opposing tight ends and running backs coming out to the flats. Miller will also set Shaq Thompson free to be a better pass rusher, which is what the Panthers need. Miller can be a great fit between the two that will help get the Panthers’ defense to get back to the days of being feared among the league. —Jules Jefferson, Sr. 

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48. Miami Dolphins select Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

While Rapp is a below-average run stopper, he is one of the best coverage safeties in the draft. He allowed just a 44 percent completion percentage to opposing quarterbacks and only missed two tackles all of last year.y He should be matched up against tight ends quite a bit; that will help Miami, since they allowed the third most receiving touchdowns to opposing tight ends last year. —Chris Kennedy

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49. Cleveland Browns select Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

The Browns have a dynamic offense after the moves they made during the offseason, so the focus will be on the other side of the ball. Justin Layne will be a good piece to have on the other side of Denzel Ward, shoring up Cleveland’s young secondary. —Alec Miller

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50. Minnesota Vikings select Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State

The Vikings finish their offensive line makeover with this strong-handed anchor that has a nasty demeanor. Kirk Cousins should be very pleased with the first two rounds of this draft. —Chris Paguio

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51. Tennessee Titans select Chase Winovich, DE, Michigan

Winovich will fit perfectly into the Titans defensive scheme under former linebacker–defensive coordinator–head coach Mike Vrabel. Vrabel will use him to help put pressure on the quarterbacks and contain running backs. Chase has 4.59 speed that make him very valuable to the Titans defense, and he can be used in multiple ways. —Jules Jefferson, Sr.

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52. Pittsburgh Steelers select Oshane Ximines, DE, Old Dominion

With a lot of the top talent in the secondary gone, Pittsburgh would be smart to improve the pass rush. Increasing the pressure on the quarterback is the best way to help the secondary without reaching. Oshane is still raw, but with some coaching he could become a top rotation player on this Steelers defense. —Alec Miller

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53. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore Ravens) select Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

I said from the beginning that offensive linemen are at a premium in this draft, and Philadelphia makes sure to get one here. At 6’5” and 312 pounds, Cajuste is a space eater for sure. —Thomas Chavarria

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54. Houston Texans (from Seattle Seahawks) select Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

The Texans had to get a future left tackle in this draft, having already missed out on the top three in this year’s draft. Howard could be the perfect second-round pick for them. Coming from a smaller college, it may take a year to get him up to speed. With reports of Matt Khalil and Julian Davenport battling for the starting left tackle spot for the 2019 season, Howard could have a great opportunity to study and learn from veteran players and get ready for the 2020 season. He has great feet, and a smooth kick step that will give speed rushers hell when trying to beat him on the outside. He has a powerful punch and upper body strength to handle bull/power rushers. —Jules Jefferson, Sr.

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55. Houston Texans select Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M

McCoy will be a great upgrade at the center position. Nick Martin hasn’t been bad, but he has not been that great either. No one player on an offensive line that gave up 62 sacks last season can feel safe. McCoy was the best player on the Texas A&M offensive line for the past two years and was also the leader of that line. The Texans need a leader on the line. Playing in the SEC, with the talented defensive lineman he has faced, he could be ready to start on day one. McCoy has all the attributes to be a ten-year starter, which could mean the Texans line finally gets to have some stability under Coach Bill O’Brien. —Jules Jefferson, Sr.

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56. New England Patriots (from Chicago Bears) select LJ Collier, DE, TCU

The Patriots lost Trey Flowers to free agency, and even though they signed Michael Bennett, they still have a need at defensive end. New England isn’t drafting Collier for his run stopping, but for his ability to win one-on-one matchups and get to the quarterback. Last season, Collier had 54 total pressures and 18 hurries; both are among the best in this draft class.y —Chris Kennedy

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57. Philadelphia Eagles select Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

Drawing comparisons to Percy Harvin, Campbell will be a great addition to a team that has an aging receiving corps. —Thomas Chavarria

58. Dallas Cowboys select Darnell Savage, S, Maryland

Savage is a hybrid defender that could fill multiple roles with the Cowboys. —Thomas Chavarria

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59. Indianapolis Colts select JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

TY Hilton is great and is the number one target for Andrew Luck, but Hilton has been injured frequently the last couple of years. Arcega-Whiteside can help take the pressure off of Hilton and be a true number two wide receiver. At 6’3” and 225 pounds, he will be a big target for Luck and offers something different than what he has in Hilton. Coming from Stanford, we know he was coached to be ready for the NFL. —Jules Jefferson Sr.

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60. Los Angeles Chargers select Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

The Chargers draft a guy to team with Derwin James and Jason Verrett for years to come. These three will wreak havoc for the spread system offense that they will face twice a year in the Chiefs. Thompson is my top safety in this draft, coming out of Alabama. —Rickey Girouard

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61. Kansas City Chiefs select D’Andre Walker, OLB, Georgia

The Chiefs pick up a possible Justin Houston replacement with this hard hitter out of Georgia. Walker has faced some top talent in the SEC and proven he can cover well enough to not be a liability, while also proving to be a force when rushing the quarterback. —Rickey Girouard

62. New Orleans Saints select David Long, CB, Michigan

The Saints don’t have many holes to fill with their early picks in this draft, so they can just pick the best player available. Eli Apple is not the long-term answer at cornerback. Long can go into camp as a rookie and end up being the starter when they face the Texans in week one. He will have a lot of good help in the secondary with superstar cornerback Marshon Lattimore on the other side of the field and safeties Vonn Bell and Marcus Williams behind him. Having that kind of talent around him will allow him to learn on the fly. Long is just under 6 feet tall, so he will have to use all of his height, speed, and coaching to keep up with the bigger-bodied wide receivers that he will face within the division. He is a solid cornerback who can be a number two or a nickel corner. —Jules Jefferson, Sr.

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63. Kansas City Chiefs (from Los Angeles Rams) select Mack Wilson, ILB, Alabama

This will be the steal of the draft in a few years. Mack Wilson is perfect for today’s NFL. He has the size and strength to blitz when needed, but he excels in coverage. He is a middle linebacker who led the Alabama defense in interceptions in 2017 as a backup. He really showed up in the championship game that year against Georgia with 12 tackles, two of them for loss. He helped to shut down an offense that had two running backs that were drafted in the first two rounds that year (Sony Michel and Nick Chubb) —Rickey Girouard

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64. New England Patriots select Andy Isabella, WR, UMass

Julian Edelman 2.0? Isabella had over 100 receptions and almost 1,700 receiving yards at UMass last season. At 5’8”, he runs a 4.3 40-yard dash and is electric in the open field. Brady loves the smaller slot receivers, and Isabella can thrive in New England’s offense. —Chris Kennedy

Stat Sources: y = Pro Football Focus; z = Football Outsiders; all other stats are from Sports Reference


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