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1. Cardinals- QB Kyler Murray

Note: New head coach Kliff Kingsbury can’t pass up the opportunity to grab a QB to lead his “Air Raid” offense. Murray’s skill set seems to fit Kingsbury’s system perfectly so for the second straight year the Cards take a QB in the first round. 

2.  49ers- EDGE Nick Bosa

3.  Jets- DL Quinnen Williams

Note: This pick is a coin flip. I believe the Jets will go with either Williams or Josh Allen. New defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has to be salivating when he watches the interior defensive lineman from Alabama who will provide pass rush up the middle and the ability to stop the run. 

4.  Raiders- EDGE Josh Allen

5.  Buccaneers- LB Devin White

6.  Giants- QB Dwayne Haskins

Note: A lot of people scratched their heads when the Giants didn’t take a QB in last year’s draft but they finally land who they hope will take over for Eli Manning as the franchise quarterback. 

7.  Jaguars- OL Jawaan Taylor 

Note: The Jags paid QB Nick Foles a ton of money and need to protect that investment. Jacksonville fills a big hole on their offensive line with the top o-lineman in the draft. 

8. Lions- TE T.J. Hockenson 

Note: A lot of Bills fans will be bummed when the Lions snag Hockenson. Detroit gives Matthew Stafford a much needed weapon at tight end. 

9. Bills- DL Ed Oliver

Note: The Bills added 18 free agents and 14 of those were on offense so I expect the Bills to go defense at 9th overall. Ed Oliver is a playmaker on the interior line. His size is a concern but his athleticism jumps off his highlight reel. If Oliver slides to the Bills they will run the card up to the podium. 

10. Broncos- QB Drew Lock

Note: It’s hard to believe that 3 quarterbacks from this draft class would go in the top 10 but teams tend to get desperate when it comes to that position. GM John Elway takes another swing at finding his future qb. 

11. Bengals- LB Devin Bush

12. Packers- TE Noah Fant

Note:  A play making tight end will be dangerous when paired up with Aaron Rodgers. Fant will be a matchup nightmare at the next level. 

13. Dolphins- OL Jonah Williams

14.  Falcons- DL Rashan Gary

Note: Gary’s reported shoulder issue could scare off some teams but if he slips to 14 overall the Falcons would be ecstatic to snag the athletic interior d-lineman. 

15.  Redskins- WR D.K. Metcalf

16.  Panthers- EDGE Brian Burns

17. Giants- OL Andre Dillard 

Note: The G-men found their quarterback with the 6th overall pick and now they add an offensive lineman to protect him. The Giants only have one glaring hole up front and it’s at right tackle. Dillard was a left tackle in college but scouts believe he could swing to the other side and is a high value pick at 17. 

18. Vikings- DL Christian Wilkins 

19.  Titans- OL Garrett Bradberry

20.  Steelers- DE Clelin Ferrell

21.  Seahawks- EDGE Montez Sweat

Note: Sweat is a top 10 talent but his heart condition could keep him from going that high. The Seahawks traded pass rusher Frank Clark and take Sweat to replace him. 

22.  Ravens- OL Cody Ford

23.  Texans- OL Dalton Risner

Note: Deshaun Watson spent 2018 running for his life. The Texans need help up front and Risner would step in and be an immediate upgrade. 

24.  Raiders- RB Josh Jacobs

Note: This pick made sense prior to Marshawn Lynch retirng and now it’s a no-brainer.  The Raiders added fire power on the outside this offseason by acquiring wide out Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams. Jacobs gives them a running back to carry the load. 

25.  Eagles- S Nasir Adderly

26.  Colts- WR Hakeem Butler

27.  Raiders- CB Greedy Williams

28.  Chargers- DL Jerry Tillery

29.  Seahawks- S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson  

30.  Packers- WR Marquise Brown

31. Rams-  OL Kaleb McGary 

32.  Patriots-  WR A.J. Brown

Note: With Gronk retiring the Patriots give Tom Brady a new weapon to haul in passes.


Nick Filipowski 2.0 Mock Draft
 

1 – Arizona Cardinals – QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
TRADE ALERT: The Cardinals will trade quarterback Josh Rosen, who was the 10th overall pick a year ago.  The Patriots send the 32nd overall pick to Arizona in exchange for the heir apparent to Tom Brady.

2 – San Francisco 49ers – DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State

3 – New York Jets –  DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama

4 – Oakland Raiders – DT Ed Oliver, Houston

5 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DE Josh Allen, Kentucky

6 – New York Giants – TE TJ Hockenson, Iowa
If the Giants are going to compete, they need weapons for Eli Manning now and for whoever they decide is the QB of the future. Hockenson is that guy.

7 – Jacksonville Jaguars – QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State
Nick Foles isn’t the answer to Doug Marrone’s quarterback issues in Jacksonville.  Even though they paid the QB in the offseason, the Jags still need a long term solution at the position.  Remember just a few years ago Foles thought about retiring from the game?

8 – Detroit Lions – DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
Health issues aside, Sweat is an impact player on the defensive line and with the type of versatility he brings, Matt Patricia finds a difference maker in the Bulldog edge rusher.

9 – Buffalo Bills – OT Jonah Williams, Alabama
Even with all the additions they made in free agency, things haven’t yet been solidified for the Bills up front on offense. With TJ Hockenson off the board and with it being too early to take any of the other tight ends, the Bills opt to stay at 9 and select the best tackle in the draft.

10 – Denver Broncos – QB Drew Lock, Missouri
John Elway is a Hall of Fame QB who keeps getting a pass on terrible quarterbacking decisions.  He got lucky with Peyton Manning joining him in the Mile High City, but even he’s admitted in the past he’s not done taking a swing (and missing) on the most important position in the NFL.  He trade for Joe Flacco — who is the perfet bridge to Lock.

11 – Cincinnati Bengals – OT Jawaan Taylor, Flordia

12 – Green Bay Packers – TE Noah Fant, Iowa

13 – Miami Dolphins – DE Rashan Gary, Michigan

14 – Atlanta Falcons – DL Christian Wilkins, Clemson

15 – Washington – WR AJ Brown, Ole Miss

16 – Carolina Panthers – DE Brian Burns, Florida State
At the NFL Combine Burns joked about stepping into the shoes of Julius Peppers — now he gets his chance.

17 – New York Giants – QB Daniel Jones, Duke
The connections are there with Duke HC David Cutcliff mentoring the Manning brothers throughout their careers. With a year or two to watch Eli, plus time to continue to develop with Manning and Cutcliff, it’s a near perfect marriage at 17.

18 – Minnesota Vikings – OT Andre Dillard, Washington State

19 – Tennessee Titans – OL Garrett Bradbury, NC State

20 – Pittsburgh Steelers – LB Devin White, LSU
It’s a steal Devin White lasted this long, and while they could use some additions on offense, defense is what the Steel City has been known for and White will instantly be a fan favorite in the Black & Gold.

21 – Seattle Seahawks – CB Greedy Williams, LSU

22 – Baltimore Ravens – LB Devin Bush Jr., Michigan

With the loss of CJ Mosley, the Ravens scoop up their linebacker of the future.


23 – Houston Texans – CB DeAndre Baker, Georgia

24 – Oakland Raiders – DE Clelin Ferrell

25 – Philadelphia Eagles – OL Dalton Risner, Kansas State

26 – Indianapolis Colts – OL Cody Ford, Oklahoma

27 – Oakland Raiders – CB Byron Murphy, Washington

28 – Los Angeles Chargers – WR N’Keal Harry, Arizona State

29 – Seattle Seahawks – WR D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss

30 – Green Bay Packers – S Deionte Thompson, Alabama

31 – Los Angeles Rams – DE Chase Winovich, Michigan

32 – Arizona Cardinals – TE Irv. Smith Jr.
With their new quarterback, the Cards snag a new weapon for their air raid offense.

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