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Those Little Red Crunchy Things by pinkstob
Published at 4/25/2019 8:06:55 AM

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Round 1

Picks 1-16
1. Cardinals: Kyler Murray, Quarterback, Oklahoma

I believe the Giants traded OBJ to get enough draft capital to trade up to get their QB of the future. Gentleman said he wants the follow the model of what the Chiefs did at QB by drafting a QB and letting him sit for a year behind a veteran. Also, Murray is the closest QB in this draft to Mahomes.

2. 49ers: Quinnen Williams, 3-4 Defensive End, Alabama

I think Q. Williams is the best prospect in this draft class. The GM Lynch said he got the players he did in FA so that he could draft the best player available. As for Bosa or Allen, the 49ers already have Dee Ford and Solomon. Ford got 13 sacks last year and Solomon was just drafted #3 overall 2 years ago by the same regime. All they have at DT is Buckner. Williams' speed and pass rush ability on the interior will be second only to A. Donald in the NFL.

3. Jets: Nick Bosa, 3-4 Outside Linebacker, Ohio State

***TRADE WITH THE NEW YORK JETS*** I think Bosa was a very good, not great pass rusher in college who is elevated more by this family history in the NFL. Running a 4.83 40 at the combine is not exactly an elite DE number, but the Giants have Gettleman as their GM now and Bosa is the type of polished player he loves. The Giants would give up their 2nd round pick to move up to this spot. Bosa will play OLB in the Giants new 3-4, the same transition Joey Bosa successfully made for the Chargers after playing as a 4-3 DE for the Buckeyes.

4. Raiders: Ed Oliver, Defensive Tackle, Houston

Oliver underachieved this past season but he was also dealing with an injury. He is a player who is a good athlete but his production never lived up to his star rating coming out of high school. However the Raiders are rumored to have a surprise pick and this is the only surprise I could come up with since I don't think Oliver is actually a good fit for this Raiders 4-3 defense.

5. Buccaneers: Devin White, Inside Linebacker, LSU

White is a fantastic ILB with great block-shedding tackling, speed, instincts and energy. He'll be a significant upgrade over Kwon Alexander and a good fit for the Bucs' new 3-4 defense.

6. Giants: Josh Allen, Outside Linebacker, Kentucky

Allen is the best pass rusher in this draft class. He was consistently great over the past two seasons in college and has production to go along with his elite athleticism. He'll fit in nicely as a 3-4 OLB in the Giants new defensive scheme.

7. Jaguars: Jawaan Taylor, Offensive Tackle, Florida

I like Cam Robinson at LT but the Jaguars have nothing at RT. Taylor is the best O-lineman in the draft and showed in college that he has what it takes to play RT. Taylor has great feet and can mirror NFL pass rushers.

8. Lions: Brian Burns, Outside Linebacker, Florida State

I'm moving away from WR with this pick since the Bills picked up WRs C. Beasley and J. Brown in FA and they still have Z. Jones. Burns is undersized but added 20 lbs before the combine and still ran a fast 40 time. He has proven he can play all 3 downs at OLB in a 3-4 in the NFL and that's what the Lions run for the most part.

9. Redskins: Dwayne Haskins, Quarterback, Ohio State

***TRADE WITH THE BUFFALO BILLS*** Haskins is accurate, has a strong enough arm and is also a good decision maker with the ball. Haskins falls this far mainly due to a combination of his experience level and allowing too many games to become nail biters that should have been easy wins at Ohio State. Jay Gruden said he doesn't want to play a rookie, but with C. Keenam on the roster Haskins does not have to start right away and maybe that is for the best.

10. Broncos: T.J. Hockenson, Tight End, Iowa

It's hard to put a TE here over a QB, but Hockenson is too good to fall any further. He's the rare TE that is an exceptional blocker and great receiver. He fills a need for the Broncos and Elway seems to prefer veteran QB's so I think he'll ride with Flacco for at least this season.

11. Bengals: Devin Bush, Inside Linebacker, Michigan

The Bengals finally moved on from V. Burfict so they upgrade the LB position with Bush. Bush didn't make many splash plays, but he is well round as he is really good in pass coverage and is a great tackler.

12. Packers: Noah Fant, Tight End, Iowa

Fant isn't a strong run blocker but he is a very fast TE. He will create mismatches that the Packers new creative offensive minded HC will love. He also doen't have great hands, but that is why he is still available at this point in the 1st round.

13. Dolphins: Drew Lock, Quarterback, Missouri

Lock was an inaccurate and inconsistent passer at Missouri, but he probably has the strongest arm of any QB in this draft class. Ryan Fitmagic is not a long term solution at QB. He has proven to be capable starter recently so Lock won't have to start right away and maybe not at all this year so Lock can continue to develop behind the scenes.

14. Falcons: Christian Wilkins, 3-4 Defensive End, Clemson

The Falcons need a long term solution at DT and Wilkins is the best one available on the board. He was a key cog and led a defense that took Clemson to another national championship.

15. Bills: Montez Sweat, Outside Linebacker, Mississippi State

***TRADE WITH THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS*** The Bills have traded down before in the 1st round under this regime. I don't think Sweat will fall out of the 1st round from the minor heart condition they discovered at the combine. He's too great of an athlete which he proved at the combine and has been too productive in college to fall far. He'll be a great fit for the Bills as a 4-3 DE.

16. Panthers: Andre Dillard, Offensive Tackle, Washington State

The Panthers really need an O-lineman and although they don't seem to like to take them in the 1st round Dillard just provides too much value here. Dillard isn't much of a run blocker but he is a great pass protector and that is exactly what the Panthers need. He should start at LT this season and provide an instant upgrade.

Picks 1-16


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