In less than two weeks to go until the first round of the NFL draft will start on April 25, we are now officially at homestretch. The combined and free agency is in the books, the circuit pro-day circuit is over, and prospects are busy with last minute visits to potential future teams. Getting all the information we can get from the pre-draft stage today, let's see how the first round can be done. Here is the Ringer's NFL Mock Draft :
1. Arizona Cardinals: QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
It was the pick of each of my last three mocks, and I did not see any reason to change the direction. Certainly, it's rare for a team to draft quarterbacks in the back-to-back first round, but as Ringer colleague Kevin Clark so eloquently put it last week, Arizona's approach here eventually will be: "If you do not have a good quarterback situation, keep picking one until you do." Questions around Murray's lack of size are valid, but formerly Sooner is the most- excellent passer in this draft and can be a franchise-change cornerstone. If they choose Murray, the Cardinals have several options on how to deal with the first-rounder last year, Josh Rosen: They can immediately trade him, or wait and try to rebuild some of his value this time . But either way, Murray is too good to pass this place.
2. The San Francisco 49ers: DL Quinnen Williams, Alabama
Joey Bosa picked me up this place over the past few months, but there's a real chance that Williams is the highest-ranking player on the board of the Niners . Plus, San Francisco sticks to their righer edge by trading for and expanding Dee Ford last month, it gives the team the freedom to join the Best Available Player model instead -draft for needs. Williams is a dominant interior rusher, capable of falling into the pocket or getting into the quarterback with a combination of speed, strength, and technique. Pairing him with the DeForest Bucker is likely to create one of the best interior defensive lines in the NFL.
3. New York Jets: EDGE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
Bosa falls in no. 3 is a dream situation for edge-rush-needy jets. Like her sister Joey, Bosa has an early career with All Pro potential; he is big, strong, explosive, and plays his hair in the fire. Mike Maccagnan must pass the platform for this choice.
4. Oakland Raiders: EDGE Josh Allen, Kentucky
Raiders can take a step towards filling Khalil Mack's shoes by taking Allen in the fourth pick. The former Kentucky standout has an extremely versatile range of skills, with first-stage explosiveness and bending as a pass rusher, and awareness and range when he falls back into coverage. The defensive coordinator Paul Guenther had no trouble deploying Allen to many Oakland defensive duties.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DL Ed Oliver, Houston
Bucs has their pick of pass rushers like Montez Sweat, Brian Burns, and Clelin Ferrell in this area, and they can also look to boost their linebacker corps with Devin White. But the rare ability of Oliver should be to break their other needs. Gerald McCoy's future is on the air, and Oliver falls next to the first-rounder Vita Vea last year with Todd Bowles's new hybrid defense not only creating problems for the interior of the offensive linemen of the opponents, but also make things easier for Jason Pierre-Paul and his new free-agent edge-rushing addition, Shaquil Barrett.
6. New York Giants: OT Jonah Williams, Alabama
The Giants have done a lot to rebuild their offensive lines over the past two seasons, adding left-wing Nate Solder and guard Will Hernandez last spring, and guarded by Kevin Zeitler in March. But there is still a hole in the right direction-and Williams can answer. The former Crimson Tide standout is a technician in both the run and pass games and may start from one day. In this pick, the Giants will add a solid line.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: EDGE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
The foundations of the Jaguars defense in previous times were the deep and talented defensive lines. But with the recent departure of Malik Jackson and Dante Fowler Jr., that unit requires reinforcements. Sweat is a rare athlete talent that brings the length (35 ¾-inch weapon) attacking Calais Campbell and the first eruption that resembles Yannick Ngakoue. He wants to be a bigger addition to the roundabout Jacksonville in 201
8. Detroit Lions: CB Byron Murphy, Washington
The Lions are looking for a counterpart in shutdown corner Darius Slay over the past few years, and they get a good one here at Murphy. The former Husky has lightning-fast feet, vibrant instincts, and good ball skills. Along with newcomers Justin Coleman and Rashaan Melvin, Murphy will respond to the second Lions makeover.
9. Buffalo Bills: EDGE Brian Burns, Florida State
Bills need to add depth and talent to their undermanned pass-rush group, and they will do that by choosing Burns that does not. 9. The former Seminole is an explosive rusher with a quick first step and the flexibility to open the corner. He had to prove that he could keep his weight loss (£ 249) the whole time (he was listed at 235 last year in Florida State), but because of his athletic qualities, length, and flexibility, the Burns may have more openings than other rushers of the edge in this class.
10. Denver Broncos: QB Drew Lock, Missouri
Denver general manager John Elway has an interesting choice to make here, with both Dwayne Haskins and Lock still on board. But he rolls on the Mizzou star because of his fit in what should be a bootleg and play-action-heavy scheme. The lock has a large arm, it can be disassembled, shields football, and has a lot of mobility to play a point guard against Rich Scangarello's new violation coordinator. He will have the opportunity to acclimate at the speed of the pro game as Joe Flacco learns a year.
11. Cincinnati Bengals: QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State
The Bengals can go to any number of directions in this area, but in this situation, they are happy to stop the fall of Haskins. The former Buckeye signal-caller has a strong arm and throws in precision, but he is still raw, with only a season of start-up experience under his belt. In Cincinnati, he will have the opportunity to build behind Andy Hartton's starter starter, whose contract passes through 2020 and contains zero remaining dead money.
12. The Green Bay Packers: OT Destructors Taylor, Florida
Bryan Bulaga's startup effort right now on the wrong side of the 30th and entering the final year of his contract, Packers must insure that place in adding the former Gators in 12th pick. Taylor will compete for snaps in the guard's right position with the newly signed free agent Billy Turner and projects as a long-term replacement on the right side of the line.
13. The Miami Dolphins: OT Andre Dillard, Washington State
Dolphins are in full rebuilding and start that process in the trenches, grabbing former Washington State in their first-round pick. Dillard has top-tier athleticism, light feet, and potential to play on both sides of the line. That pick will give Miami head coach Brian Flores a choice: He can start Dillard on the opposite of Laremy Tunsil in the right tackle or drop the rookie to the left, striking the back-and-down Tunsil back inside to watch.
14. Atlanta Falcons: EDGE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
The Falcons recently signed the former Patriots defensive end Adrian Clayborn on a one-year deal, but it will not stop their bolstering rush group by selecting Ferrell . The former star of Clemson is a long, muscular, and technical sound as a rusher and looks ready to contribute to the team's defensive-line rotation outside the gate. Ferrell is a high floor, all the ends that can help with this defense in 2019.
15. Washington Redskins: LB Devin Bush, Michigan
Washington has had a lot of needs on both sides of the ball, but they want to fill a significant space by adding huge impact playmaker like Bush. The former Wolverine defender is a rangy, fiery ball hawk that can contribute to many roles from day one. He moves the ball against the run, is a great blitzer, and has sideline-to-sideline coverage speed.
16. Carolina Reed Daryl Williams in a one-year deal after she missed 15 games in 2018, but the team could add insurance to the offensive line by choosing the former Sooners face Cody Ford here. Ford has very large size, light legs, and a salty act; he is a reliable roadblock and road-grader on a run run that fits into the balanced offensive philosophy of the Panthers.
17. The New York Giants (From the Browns): LB Devin White, LSU
After capturing a top-tier approach to their first pick of the round, the Giants turn to the other side of the ball, which adds a hatred who are angry players in the middle of their defense. White is physically, quickly, and aggressively-and is capable of upping the intensity of players around him. In a division featuring a dangerous dangerous pass catchers and hard to run back like Ezekiel Elliott, Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice, Jordan Howard, and Tarik Cohen, New York require a lot of explosive and explosive linebacker like White driving in the middle.
18. Minnesota Vikings: DL Christian Wilkins, Clemson
The Vikings signed Shamar Stephen last month with a Band-Aid transfer to help the team that the exchange has recently left defense Sheldon Richardson. The abduction of Wilkins in this area will give the team a young, dynamic, and versatile long-term replacement in the middle. Wilkins is a high-impact, high-effort pass rusher and runs a defender fit in front of Minnesota.
19. The Tennessee Titans: EDGE Rashan Gary, Michigan
Cameron Wake provides a three-year-old free-agent that gives Titans short-term help on the rusher side, but Tennessee needs to invest in the future. Gary is a versatile and supremely athletic pass-rush prospect that is still only scratching the surface of his potential. He has no nuanced procedures, but has a great first step of eruption and plenty of power. He can line up in many positions in front of Tennessee, and former defender Mike Vrabel seems to be capable of overwhelming the talented former Wolverine.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: TE T.J. Hockenson, Iowa
The Steelers have visible defensive parts of the ball, but after being replaced by Antonio Brown, it is reasonable to give quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a more aggressive game, play. I saw some compare Hockenson with former Steeler Heath Miller: He's a fierce, reliable blocker on both the run and pass game and is athletic and smooth on his pass routes. A three-down Hockenson player, along with Vance McDonald, will give Pittsburgh creative gain with two tight sets.
21. Seattle Seahawks: DL Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
Seahawks are likely to look into trading from this area coming April 25, but if they can not find a suitable partner, grabbing Simmons here will be a great deal comfort rewards. The disruptive former Mississippi State defensive lineman will lose most or all of the 2019 season after suffering an ACL lear in training, but when healthy, he has the potential Pro Bowl as a sharp three-technique pass rusher. He is athletic enough to play a strong-seated place in Seattle's way.
22. Baltimore Ravens: WR A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
The current Ravens & # 39; receiver depth chart-headline names such as Willie Snead, Jordan Lasley, Chris Moore, and Quincy Adeboyejo-is, let's say, a reason for concern, especially when the team considers The second-quarter quarterback Lamar Jackson has become more consistent. Baltimore general manager Eric DeCosta needs more talent in that group, and fortunately he has all the options available to him in this area. DeCosta can go to a high rise pick in D.K. Metcalf or Hakeem Butler, or choose speed in size with Marquise Brown, but in this situation, he puts his chips on a large, versatile pass catcher in A.J. Brown. Brown has the potential to be a young quarterback's best friend: He is a dangerous weapon in the slot, is capable of acquiring large yardage after catch, and shows flashes as an effective downfield receiver.
23. Houston Texans: CB Andraez "Greedy" Williams, LSU
The Texans need to upgrade their offensive line group, but Williams has the board here at no. 23, they choose to go to a cornerback instead. The former LSU star is long, physical, and aggressive in coverage and brings the highest speed and athleticism outward.
24. The Oakland Raiders (From Bears): TE Noah Fant, Iowa
The Raiders added some dangerous weapon to their receiver corps outside of trade for Antonio Brown and signed Tyrell Williams, but the loss Jared Cook,. Fant is stylistically similar to Cook: He is an explosive and dynamic pass passer with downfield speed to frighten the seam and the rops running on the route that are featured on the separation routes. As a bonus, he is also solid as a blocker, both on-line and on the move.
25. Philadelphia Eagles: S Darnell Savage Jr., Maryland
The Eagles have a balanced roster with some major holes. But by Rodney McLeod's entry into his contract, Philly should start for the future in safety. The team has taken all the top players in that position here, providing options of the Eagles such as Deionte Thompson of Alabama, of Delaware's Nasir Adderley, of Johnathan Abram of Mississippi State, or by Chauncey Gardner-Johnson of Florida, just to name a few. Eventually, though, they went to Savage-an elite athlete with good instincts, the range to deep gaming, and the physical effect was affecting the box.
26. Indianapolis Colts: WR D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss
The Colts take the low risk flier in former Panther Devin Funchess, one that should not prevent them from adding talent to the receiver in the draft. In this situation, Metcalf's youth have finished and the works of the last 20 have to benefit Indy. The team gets a large, physical pass catcher with an elite downfield speed and an unusual catch radius. It's devoted to T.Y. The Hilton, Andrew Luck may have a couple of top-tier, field targets expanding to dispose of.
27. Oakland Raiders (From Cowboys): CB Deandre Baker, Georgia
The Oakland defense gets another outburst of Baker's choice here. The former star of Georgia is a sticky, physically nasal corner with a nose for the ball and a fiery play of action. He wants to be good in black and silver.
28. The Los Angeles Chargers: S Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State
The Chargers have acquired the talent that changed the game to Derwin James in the first round of last year and could add another top player to this spring position. Abram is a very powerful hitter with great instincts, great coverage, and, like James, he is contagious intensity. He wants to be the perfect complement to uber-versatile James, who is capable of playing in the box, in two in-depth looks, or over the space of three-plus Los Angeles safety.
29. Kansas City Chiefs: OC Garrett Bradbury, NC State
After Mitch Morse loses to Bills with free agency, Chiefs may look to boost their internal offensive line for 2019 and beyond. They make it here by the capture of Bradbury, a muscular, flexible, and powerful center with quick feet, an understanding of the game's run angles, and experience the guard.
30. The Green Bay Packers (From Saints): DL Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame
Packers are shining on their side of hustle with free agency picks like Preston Smith and Za & quot; Darius Smith, and adds more firepower in their defensive lines by leaking with a pick they got from the Saints. The former Notre Dame star has length, strength, speed, and a repertoire of moves that help him break the pockets and slice through the offensive line. The Tillery will be a great fit lined with Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark, and will help transform the Packers' defensive front into a scary group.
31. Los Angeles Rams: OC Erik McCoy, Texas A & M
After the decision not to exercise John Sullivan's option in 2019, Rams has a big cock sign in the center. The draft offers a handful of game-ready, day-to-day start option positions, and Bradbury off the board, Rams rolls to McCoy, a reliable former Aggie with great athleticism and a strong anchor . McCoy has been able to ease the widespread Los Angeles run zone game and the power to hold against interior rushers in the run game.
32. New England Patriots: WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma
Let's finish the first round in a similar way to how we started it: by choosing a tiny but super-talented prospect out of Oklahoma. After weighing only 166 pounds to combine, there are many questions about Brown's pronounced lack of size. But what formerly Sooner lacking in mass he makes up with speed and route-running chops. Brown is lightning fast down the sideline and can play around the formation, threatening a defensive deep or getting a screen pass and picking up chunk units. He is the perfect fit for a team that is missing a real threat of field expansion.