2019 NFL Mock Draft

Updated 4/6/19

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1. Arizona Cardinals – QB Kyler Murray (Oklahoma)

The growing consensus is that the Cardinals are locked in on Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the first overall pick, now that the Heisman winner and former MLB top-10 pick has committed to football full time. Taking a quarterback in the first round for the second straight year would make them just the 2nd team to do so in the last 50 years, with the only other instance being when the Colts drafted and subsequently were forced to trade John Elway after losing their previous first round pick Art Schlichter to a gambling suspension. Prior to that, most instances of taking quarterbacks in back-to-back first rounds came in the 60s, when the NFL had to compete with the AFL for collegiate talent.

The Cardinals taking Murray a year after trading up to draft Josh Rosen in the first round would be an unprecedented move in the modern era, but the Cardinals have shown they are willing to make unorthodox moves, with their hiring of Kliff Kingsbury, who they hired after sticking with Steve Wilks for just a year, and Kingsbury is known to be in love with Kyler Murray as a prospect. I may end up changing my mind on this, but it’s very possible the Cardinals have already decided on Murray and are keeping it a secret publicly in an effort to drive up the trade value of Josh Rosen (more on that later).

2. San Francisco 49ers – DE Nick Bosa (Ohio State)

Prior to the Dee Ford trade, Nick Bosa seemed like the obvious choice for the 49ers, who needed an edge rusher opposite disappointing 2017 3rd overall pick Solomon Thomas. However, Ford fills that need in a big way, at the cost of a 2nd round pick and a 5-year, 85.5 million dollar contract. Bosa still makes sense though if they think he’s the best player available, which recent reports suggest they do. Thomas has struggled thus far in his career and both he and Bosa have the size to line up inside in passing situations. A trade down with a quarterback needy team would also make a lot of sense for the 49ers, as they could accumulate more picks and draft in a spot where the best available players better fit their top needs (cornerback, safety, wide receiver).

3. New York Jets – OLB Josh Allen (Kentucky)

Recent reports have suggested that the Jets are locked on to Josh Allen with the 3rd overall pick. It’s unclear if that’s assuming that Bosa goes #2 to the 49ers, but with Williams a strong possibility at 2 I would guess that means they’d take him over Bosa. That may surprise some, but the Jets are sticking with a 3-4 defense and they certainly wouldn’t be the first team to take a perceived “lesser” talent because they are a better scheme fit. Allen isn’t exactly a slouch either and he’d instantly boost a pass rush that hasn’t had an edge rusher with more than 7 sacks since 2013.

4. Oakland Raiders – DE Rashan Gary (Michigan)

The Raiders could take Quinnen Williams here, but have a much bigger need at defensive end than defensive tackle. The Raiders took a pair of defensive tackles in the draft last year in PJ Hall and Maurice Hurst and also re-signed veteran Johnathan Hankins, but they have next to nothing at the defensive end position behind 2018 3rd round pick Arden Key, who had just 1 sack as a rookie. Rashan Gary could easily lead the team in sacks as a rookie and his ability to line up all across the 4-3 defensive line is a bonus.

Some have the Raiders taking a quarterback here, but I don’t see it. Jon Gruden has never had much success with young quarterbacks because of his complex offensive scheme and 5-year veteran Derek Carr got better as his first year in Gruden’s system went on. The Raiders also have much more pressing needs and effectively chose Carr over Khalil Mack last August, citing not wanting to have too much money tied up in two players as their reasoning for moving on from Mack.

5. Washington Redskins (TRADE) – QB Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State)

The Redskins are in an interesting situation and it’s hard to predict what they’ll do because of the uncertainty of Alex Smith’s long-term future. If the Redskins believe Smith can recover for the 2020 season, they probably won’t want to move up for a quarterback, instead sticking with Case Keenum and Colt McCoy as one-year stopgaps. With 22 million owed to Keenum, McCoy, and Smith combined in 2019, and another 16 million guaranteed committed to Smith in 2020, the Redskins already have a lot of resources tied up in the quarterback position and have other pressing needs. Picking at 15, the Redskins would likely have to surrender at least a future first round pick to move up into the top-5 to take a quarterback, which is a steep price.

The Redskins have never been known for being patient, so I’m going to predict this trade up for now. The Buccaneers have their pick of some talented defenders if they stay put, so the Redskins will have to pay a premium to move up, but their 2nd rounder and a 2020 1st round pick should be enough to get the job done. The Redskins reportedly like Haskins a lot and would probably need to move at least ahead of the Giants at 6 to ensure they get him.

6. New York Giants – DE Quinnen Williams (Alabama)

The Redskins move up ahead of the Giants to take Dwayne Haskins, but it’s unclear if the Giants would even take Haskins at 6 if he was available. Part of the reasoning behind the Odell Beckham trade was that it didn’t make sense for a team that wants to build around defense and running the football to be paying that much money to a wide receiver. Given that, they might be hesitant to use a high first round pick on a quarterback with Eli Manning already making 17 million in 2019. GM Dave Gettleman has said he likes the approach that the Chiefs took with taking a quarterback (Patrick Mahomes) to sit for a year behind a veteran, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the conservative Gettleman has his eyes on someone with the 6th pick and at the very least I think it’s unlikely they’ll give up multiple picks to move up and take a quarterback in the top-5.

With the Redskins moving up for Haskins, the decision is made for the Giants and the obvious choice for them is to take one of several blue chip defensive prospects available to them here. Which one they’ll take is unclear and players like Ed Oliver, Clelin Ferrell, Montez Sweat, and Devin White will all likely get consideration here, but Quinnen Williams could be a top-3 pick and will probably be the top player left on the Giants’ board. He has the potential to be one of the best 3-4 defensive ends in the league.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars – OT Jawaan Taylor (Florida)

The Jaguars will probably have better injury luck on the offensive line in 2019 (at one point all 5 week 1 starters were out with injury), but they still need to add talent upfront. Jawaan Taylor would give them a long-term bookend for Cam Robinson and allow 2018 4th round pick Will Richardson to serve in a swing role or potentially move inside to guard, where right guard AJ Cann is an underwhelming starter. The Jaguars could also take a defensive player here if they like the value better. They’re far better on defense than offense, but they have some expensive, aging players on the defensive line and could really benefit from a player like Ed Oliver.

8. Detroit Lions – MLB Devin White (LSU)

If the Lions hadn’t just given a huge contract to Trey Flowers, a defensive end like Clelin Ferrell or Montez Sweat would probably be the pick here. They still would make some sense, but Devin White fills a much bigger need at linebacker. The Lions used a 2017 first round pick on middle linebacker Jarrad Davis, but he played much better at outside linebacker in 2018 and they need a linebacker to pair with him long-term.

9. Buffalo Bills – DT Ed Oliver (Houston)

The Bills addressed offensive needs in free agency, but they still need to add a defensive tackle and they’ll probably have a good option at 9 in a loaded defensive tackle class. Christian Wilkins would make sense here if Oliver goes earlier than this and if Oliver is available here he seems like the no-brainer selection. Oliver would replace the retiring Kyle Williams in the defensive tackle rotation with 2018 free agent acquisition Star Lotulelei and 2018 3rd round pick Harrison Phillips.

10. Denver Broncos – QB Drew Lock (Missouri)

The Broncos traded for Joe Flacco, but they only gave up a 4th rounder for him, so his addition won’t preclude the Broncos from taking a quarterback in the draft. The remaining 63 million over 3 years left on Flacco’s contract is all non-guaranteed, so the Broncos can get out of his contract whenever they want. John Elway is known to be a big fan of Lock, who can sit a year behind Flacco with an eye on him being the starter in 2020, which would save the Broncos significant cap space. Flacco would otherwise be owed 20.25 million in 2020 if they stick with him.

11. Cincinnati Bengals – TE TJ Hockenson (Iowa)

It’s tough to figure out what the Bengals will do at 11. Going into the off-season, their biggest needs were at middle linebacker, right tackle, and right guard, but they addressed those 3 positions with multi-year contracts in free agency, re-signing middle linebacker Preston Brown and right tackle Bobby Hart and signing right guard John Miller from the Bills. All three players are below average starters, but their contracts likely lock them into starting roles in 2019.

Given that, they will likely just take the best player available and that could easily be TJ Hockenson. The Bengals re-signed Tyler Eifert and CJ Uzomah as well, but Eifert is very injury prone and Uzomah is an underwhelming player. Hockenson gives them a reliable player at the position, someone who can be a weapon both in the pass game as a receiver and in the run game as a blocker. He’d be the 3rd tight end taken in the first round by the Bengals in the past decade.

12. Green Bay Packers – MLB Devin Bush (Michigan)

Before free agency, an edge rusher like Clelin Ferrell or Montez Sweat would have made sense here, but the Packers made big financial commitments to Preston Smith (52 million over 4 years) and Za’Darius Smith (66 million over 4 years) and also have Kyler Fackrell as a rotational player. Instead, they could look at inside linebacker, where they need a starter next to Blake Martinez. Martinez is a free agent next off-season anyway and could be cost prohibitive to keep long-term, given the way middle linebackers were paid in free agency this off-season. Devin Bush is a likely top-15 pick and is preferred by some over Devin White.

13. Miami Dolphins – DE Clelin Ferrell (Clemson)

The Dolphins’ plan seems to be to stockpile future draft picks, shed salary, and rebuild, with an eye on taking a quarterback with an early draft pick in a better quarterback class in 2020. That makes more sense than giving away future picks to move up and get a quarterback in the top-5 or top-10, even with only Ryan Fitzpatrick and unproven backups on the roster. They could still take a quarterback in the middle rounds, but in the first round I expect them to address another need. After getting rid of Andre Branch and Robert Quinn and losing Cameron Wake, the Dolphins are very thin at defensive end and need a long-term starter opposite Charles Harris. They’ll have their pick between Clelin Ferrell and Montez Sweat in this scenario, but Ferrell seems like the safer pick given the concerns about Sweat’s heart condition.

14. Atlanta Falcons – DT Christian Wilkins (Clemson)

Christian Wilkins could easily go in the top-10 based on talent, but this is a strong defensive tackle class, so he could slip. The Falcons wouldn’t complain, as they have a massive need at defensive tackle next to Grady Jarrett, who still isn’t signed long-term on the franchise tag. If Wilkins can develop into a high level player and Jarrett signs long-term, they’d be one of the best defensive tackle duos in the league.

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TRADE) – OT Jonah Williams (Alabama)

The Buccaneers obviously need help on defense, but after moving down and accumulating more picks they can afford to take the best available player who fits a need. That could be Jonah Williams, who would give them an instant upgrade at right guard and a long-term option at right tackle, where Demar Dotson is going into his age 34 contract year. Williams’ arm length will probably keep him out of the top-10, but he’s a very technically sound blocker and can play multiple positions.

16. Carolina Panthers – DE Montez Sweat (Mississippi State)

Montez Sweat could definitely go higher than this, with some expecting him not to fall out of the top-8, but uncertainty over his heart condition could cause him to fall a little bit. How much he falls is the question. Star Lotulelei and Nick Fairley both had heart conditions that dropped them from possible top-5 picks to 14 and 13 respectively. Those were minor slides, but after Fairley’s heart condition caused an early retirement, teams were more cautious with Maurice Hurst last year, letting the potential first round pick fall all the way to the 5th round. Hurst was one of the better rookie defensive tackles in the league last year and looked like someone who should have been a first or second round pick, so maybe teams will be less cautious with Sweat, but it’s tough to tell.

If the Panthers clear Sweat medically, they’ll be thrilled if he falls to them at 16, as he’ll fill one of their biggest needs. Starting defensive ends Mario Addison and Bruce Irvin are both going into their age 32 seasons, with Irvin only on a one-year contract, and they lack proven depth behind them. Sweat could immediately compete for a starting role and could push to lead the team in sacks as a rookie (Addison led them with 9 in 2018). He’d also be a good fit for them if they are looking to run more 3-4 base sets in 2019, as the Panthers are rumored to be considering with head coach Ron Rivera now calling defensive plays.

17. New York Giants – CB Greedy Williams (LSU)

The Giants continue to build their defense and take a player who could be an instant starter for them at cornerback opposite Janoris Jenkins. The Giants are hoping 3rd round supplemental pick Sam Beal can contribute in 2019 after an injury plagued rookie year, but you need three good cornerbacks in the NFL at least and the Giants don’t have another experienced or highly drafted option.

18. Minnesota Vikings – OT Andre Dillard (Washington State)

The Vikings have had major problems on the offensive line the past few seasons and Kirk Cousins is not nearly as adept at playing under pressure as Case Keenum was, so they’ll need to get help upfront. The Vikings have talked about moving Riley Reiff inside to guard, after struggling at left tackle in his first 2 seasons in Minnesota. In order to do that, they would need a new left tackle. Andre Dillard is a rising prospect and could easily be the pick here at 18 if he’s still on the board.

19. Tennessee Titans – OLB Brian Burns (Florida State)

Even with the addition of Cameron Wake, edge rusher is still a need for the Titans. Wake is not a long-term solution, going into his age 37 season, and they lack a long-term starter opposite 2018 2nd round pick Harold Landry. Burns is pretty raw, but has a huge upside. He could start as a rotational player, before developing into an every down player, as he continues to grow into his frame. He had a dominant combine that would have gotten a lot more attention if it wasn’t for Montez Sweat’s otherworldly performance.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers – WR DK Metcalf (Mississippi)

Trading Antonio Brown obviously left a big hole at wide receiver. The Steelers have JuJu Smith-Schuster to step into the #1 role in his 3rd season in the league and they also added veteran Donte Moncrief to go with last year’s 2nd round pick James Washington, but Moncrief is not a long-term solution on only a two-year deal and Washington struggled mightily as a rookie, often spending gameday as a healthy scratch. Now possessing 4 picks in the first 3 rounds, I expect them to use at least one on a wide receiver. Metcalf’s strong combine likely makes him the first receiver off the board and he could be pushed up into the top-15 if a team is desperate enough for a pass catcher.

21. Seattle Seahawks – CB Byron Murphy (Washington)

Much has been made of the Seahawks losing every member of the Legion of Boom, with Richard Sherman signing with the 49ers, Earl Thomas signing with the Ravens, and Kam Chancellor retiring, but the loss of slot cornerback Justin Coleman, who signed with the Colts, will also hurt this team, especially since they’ve done nothing to replace him. With only 2018 5th round pick Tre Flowers, who struggled as a rookie, of note behind Shaq Griffin on the depth chart, cornerback is a pressing need for the Seahawks going into the draft. In the past, they’ve waited until the mid-to-late rounds to take developmental defensive backs to start a year or two down the road, but the Seahawks need someone who can contribute now.

22. Baltimore Ravens – MLB Mack Wilson (Alabama)

Losing CJ Mosley to the Jets this off-season was obviously a big loss for the Ravens. They like young linebackers Patrick Onwuasor and Kenny Young, but need to add competition, as they have basically no depth behind them. Why not replace one Alabama linebacker with another? Mack Wilson isn’t as highly rated as Devin White or Devin Bush, but he has three down linebacker potential and should still go in the first round.

23. Houston Texans – OT Cody Ford (Oklahoma)

The Texans have badly need upgrades on the offensive line for years, but have struck out in free agency in the past two years and were not in a position to add a high level offensive line prospect in a thin offensive line class in 2018. With a better offensive line class coming out this year, the Texans will have to find upgrades. Cody Ford is a versatile player with a huge upside that can potentially play both tackles spots and guard. He’d make a lot of sense for them at 23.

24. Oakland Raiders – TE Noah Fant (Iowa)

Tight end Jared Cook was the Raiders’ leading receiver in 2018 and with him gone as a free agent the Raiders have next to nothing at the tight end position. With four picks in the first 35 in a strong tight end class, expect for them to find an upgrade through the draft. Fant is one of three possible first round tight ends that the Raiders could plug and play at the tight end spot in 2019. He’s rawer than the other two tight ends, but is a freak athlete with a massive upside.

25. Philadelphia Eagles – DT Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame)

The Eagles signed Malik Jackson in free agency, but could still use more depth at defensive tackle. Jackson may play both defensive end and defensive tackle for them anyway, similar to the way they used Michael Bennett in 2018. Tillery is a perfect fit for their scheme as a one-gap penetrator and can be a very effective rotational player for a team that loves having a deep defensive line.

26. Indianapolis Colts – WR AJ Brown (Mississippi)

The Colts’ offense was very impressive down the stretch in 2018, despite lacking a clear #2 receiver. They signed Devin Funchess in free agency, but he signed just a one-year deal and they lack depth behind him and #1 receiver TY Hilton. AJ Brown gives them a long-term option opposite TY Hilton and his size would complement the smaller, speedier Hilton well. He’s in the mix to be the first receiver off the board, though his teammate DK Metcalf likely moved ahead of him on most boards with his combine performance.

27. Oakland Raiders – CB Trayvon Mullen (Clemson)

The Raiders addressed their pass rush earlier and now address their secondary, as they try to jumpstart what was arguably the worst defense in the league last season. Their only off-season addition of note at cornerback was the mediocre Nevin Lawson, who will compete for roles with Nick Nelson, Daryl Worley, and Gareon Conley. Conley was a first round selection two years ago, but both the GM and head coach who drafted him are gone and he hasn’t shown much in two seasons in the league. Mullen gives them a long-term #1 cornerback option and a starter opposite Conley if Conley can ever put it together.

28. Los Angeles Chargers – DT Dexter Lawrence (Clemson)

Defensive tackle was a weakness for the Chargers in 2018 and things got even worse when they lost their top player at the position Darius Philon in free agency and didn’t replace him. Right now, the only three defensive tackles on the roster are 2018 3rd round pick Justin Jones, who had a rough rookie year, declining veteran Brandon Mebane, and bottom of the roster type TY McGill. Dexter Lawrence would have a big rookie year role.

29. Kansas City Chiefs – S Deionte Thompson (Alabama)

The Chiefs signed Tyrann Mathieu to a big deal in free agency, but they also parted ways with the injury plagued Eric Berry at the same time, so safety is still a need for them, especially if they’re going to drop Tyrann Mathieu down to the slot in sub packages. They’ll have their pick of a few safeties that could potentially play right away opposite Mathieu on a defense that badly needs a talent infusion. Thompson is a big thumper that would complement Mathieu well.

30. Green Bay Packers – S Taylor Rapp (Washington)

Even after adding Adrian Amos in free agency, the Packers could still use help at the safety position and they’ll be in a good spot to take one with their second pick in the first round, the 30th overall pick that they acquired from the Saints in a trade down last year. Taylor Rapp is a likely first round pick and could push to start as a rookie next to Amos.

31. New York Giants (TRADE) – QB Daniel Jones (Duke)

Even if the Giants don’t move up to secure Dwayne Haskins, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them move up for a quarterback at some point. They obviously lack a long-term option at the position and it makes sense for them to move up a few spots from 37 into the end of the first round, not just to make sure they get their guy, but also so they’ll have a 5th year option on his rookie deal. The price to do so will be much less than moving up into the top-5, as the trade value chart suggests the 95th overall pick the Giants got in the Odell Beckham trade is more than enough to make moving down a few spots worth it for a team like the Rams, who currently have just 2 picks in the first top-100. The Giants can sit Daniel Jones for a year behind Manning and turn to him as the starter in 2020.

32. New England Patriots – TE Irv Smith (Alabama)

Tight end obviously becomes a huge need for the Patriots with Rob Gronkowski retiring, leaving Matt LaCosse, Jacob Hollister, Stephen Anderson, and Ryan Izzo as the only tight ends on the roster. Fortunately, this is a good tight end class and they could easily find a starting caliber tight end at the end of the first round, with 3 tight ends expected to go in the top-40 picks or so. Irv Smith could have a big rookie year role for them.

2019 NFL Mock Draft – 2nd Round

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33. Arizona Cardinals – WR Marquise Brown (Oklahoma)

Most teams that take a quarterback in the first round follow it up by taking another offensive player with their next pick. Christian Kirk looks like a nice find in the 2nd round of last year’s draft, but they need a long-term complement for him, with Larry Fitzgerald going into his age 36 season. Chad Williams, a 3rd round pick in 2017, has shown nothing in two seasons in the league, catching just 37% of his targets. Marquise Brown could easily go in the first round and was Kyler Murray’s favorite target in college.

34. Indianapolis Colts – DT Dre’Mont Jones (Ohio State)

Justin Houston was a big addition at defensive end, but the Colts need to add depth at defensive tackle behind Denico Autry and Margus Hunt. Dre’Mont Jones would factor into the rotation immediately and fits their scheme well. He could go in the first round, but this is a deep defensive tackle class.

35. Oakland Raiders – RB Josh Jacobs (Alabama)

The Raiders signed Isaiah Crowell to a one-year deal and could still bring back Marshawn Lynch, but neither player is a long-term option at running back. Josh Jacobs will likely be the first running back off the board and if he doesn’t go in the first round he’d make a lot of sense for the Raiders at the top of the 2nd round.

36. San Francisco 49ers – WR Deebo Samuel (South Carolina)

The 49ers were unsuccessful in trading for Odell Beckham, so they’ll probably address the wide receiver position through the draft. The 49ers like last year’s 2nd round pick Dante Pettis, but still lack a clear long-term #1 receiver.

37. Los Angeles Rams (TRADE) – C Garrett Bradbury (NC State)

The Rams trade down and take the first center off the board. It’s not a flashy pick, but the Rams have lost a pair of starters on the offensive line this off-season and Jared Goff has had a big statistical drop off in his career when under pressure. Last year’s 3rd and 4th round picks Joseph Noteboom and Brian Allen are penciled in as the starters at left guard and center respectively, but they need competition for them and Noteboom’s long-term future may be at left tackle anyway, with Andrew Whitworth going into his age 38 contract season. Bradbury gives them more options, with the ability to play both guard and center himself. They could start him at center as a rookie with Allen and Noteboom competing at left guard.

38. Jacksonville Jaguars – DT Jeffery Simmons (Mississippi State)

The Jaguars let go of defensive tackle Malik Jackson this off-season for salary purposes and could do the same with Marcell Dareus (owed 20 million non-guaranteed in 2020) next off-season, as they try to manage the cap with several key young players due extensions. They took Taven Bryan in the first round last year, but need a long-term starter opposite him. Jeffery Simmons could have been a top-15 pick, but tore his ACL in the pre-draft process. WIth Dareus still on the roster, Simmons won’t be needed much as a rookie, but he could prove to be a steal for a team that needs to keep finding talented young players on cheap rookie deals.

39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DE Zach Allen (Boston College)

After adding to their offensive line in the first round, the Buccaneers need to focus on defense with their day 2 picks (now 3 after their trade down with the Redskins). Zach Allen gives them a useful piece upfront for their new 3-4 defense. Especially if they’re planning on moving on from the highly paid Gerald McCoy at some point, they need a young 3-4 defensive end.

40. Buffalo Bills – CB Rock Ya-Sin (Temple)

The Bills took one-year fliers on injury prone cornerbacks Kevin Johnson and EJ Gaines this off-season, but lack a long-term starting option opposite Tre’Davious White. Rock Ya-Sin is a rising prospect and would give the Bills a talented young trio with White and slot cornerback Taron Johnson, a 2018 4th round pick who had a promising rookie year.

41. Denver Broncos – C Elgton Jenkins (Mississippi State)

The Broncos signed right tackle Ja’Wuan James to a big contract in free agency, which fills a big need, but they also lost center Matt Paradis and right guard Billy Turner. The Broncos have an open competition to replace them upfront and could easily add a premium prospect through the draft. Jenkins can play both guard and center, but would probably be most valuable at the next level as a center.

42. Cincinnati Bengals – OT Greg Little (Mississippi)

Cordy Glenn is a solid left tackle when healthy, but he’s also missed 19 of 48 games with injury over the past 3 seasons and they lack a good replacement. Little would give them more depth at the position and another option at right tackle, where the Bengals inexplicably re-signed Bobby Hart to a 3-year, 16.15 million dollar contract this off-season.

43. Detroit Lions – DE Jaylon Ferguson (Louisiana Tech)

Even with the addition of Trey Flowers, the Lions still need to add one more edge rusher. Ezekiel Ansah is still available to bring back as a free agent, but he’s highly unlikely to return. Jaylon Ferguson is a good value at 43.

44. Green Bay Packers – DE Isaiah Buggs (Alabama)

The Packers could still bring back Muhammad Wilkerson, but they’re pretty thin on the defensive line without him. Wilkerson also isn’t a sure thing, coming off a serious injury, with his last strong season coming in 2015.

45. Atlanta Falcons – DE D’Andre Walker (Georgia)

The Falcons are bringing back Vic Beasley for the final year of his rookie deal, but he hasn’t been nearly the same pass rusher over the past 2 seasons as he was in 2016. With little depth behind him and Takkarist McKinley, the Falcons will need to add another edge rusher at some point. D’Andre Walker is undersized at 6-2 251, but the Falcons don’t mind smaller defensive ends (both Beasley and McKinley are under 260) and they can use Walker as a standup linebacker in some situations as well.

46. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TRADE) – OLB Jachai Polite (Florida)

The Buccaneers add another piece for their new 3-4 defense. Shaq Barrett was a nice addition, but he was only signed to a one-year deal, while Carl Nassib, a questionable scheme fit, will also be a free agent next off-season. Character concerns drop Polite out of the first round, but someone will take a chance on his talent.

47. Carolina Panthers – S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (Florida)

The Panthers used a 3rd round pick on Rashaan Gaulden last year and used him sparingly at safety as a rookie, behind veteran Mike Adams. Gaulden appears to be heading to cornerback for 2019 and probably beyond though, meaning the Panthers will need a long-term option at safety opposite Eric Reid. Mike Adams is gone, so Chauncey Gardner-Johnson could easily be a starter as a rookie.

48. Miami Dolphins – OT Yodny Cajuste (West Virginia)

The Dolphins have a big hole to fill at right tackle after losing Ja’Wuan James in free agency. They could end up starting a rookie at that spot in 2019.

49. Cleveland Browns – CB Sean Bunting (Central Michigan)

The Browns took a cornerback 4th overall in last year’s draft, taking Denzel Ward, and he’s gotten off to a great start, but they lack a long-term starter opposite him. Bunting would probably start as the 4th cornerback behind veterans TJ Carrie and Terrance Mitchell, but could easily be a starter in 2020 and beyond.

50. Minnesota Vikings – CB Justin Layne (Michigan State)

The Vikings have never shied away from using early picks on cornerbacks since Mike Zimmer got to town. With both Trae Waynes and Mackenzie Alexander set to hit free agency next off-season and a lot of the Vikings’ cap already committed to other players, the Vikings will need to add some cornerback depth at some point.

51. Tennessee Titans – G Chris Lindstrom (Boston College)

The Titans moved on from their two starting guards in 2018, free agent Quinton Spain and cap casualty Josh Kline. They upgraded one spot with the addition of free agent Rodger Saffold, but they still need a new starter at the other spot. Lindstrom could compete for the week 1 starting job at right guard.

52. Pittsburgh Steelers – OLB Joe Jackson (Miami)

The Steelers used first round picks on outside linebackers in 2015 (Bud Dupree) and 2017 (TJ Watt), but they could use more depth behind them, particularly with Dupree going into the final year of his rookie deal.

53. Philadelphia Eagles – MLB Te’Von Coney (Notre Dame)

The loss of Jordan Hicks was big for the Eagles’ defense. They’ll need to address the linebacker position at some point and the draft is their best chance to do so at this point in the off-season.

54. Houston Texans – RB Damien Harris (Alabama)

Lamar Miller is going into the final year of his contract. He’s an underwhelming starter anyway, but the Texans lack another capable back. Dont’a Foreman, their 3rd round pick in 2017, showed promise as a rookie, but couldn’t get back into form in his 2nd season after a torn achilles. He may still be in their future plans, but they should add another young back to the mix at some point.

55. Houston Texans – CB Kendall Sheffield (Ohio State)

After losing both Kareem Jackson and Kevin Johnson, the Texans are in a tough spot at cornerback. Johnathan Joseph is going into his age 35 season and the final year of his deal, free agent acquisition Bradley Roby is signed to just a one-year deal, and Aaron Colvin is coming off of a disastrous first season in Houston after signing a 4-year, 34 million dollar deal in free agency last off-season. On top of that, their depth at the position is suspect at best. They’ll need to address this position through the draft.

56. Arizona Cardinals (TRADE) – S Johnathan Abram (Mississippi State)

With the Cardinals taking Kyler Murray #1, the next step would likely be to trade Josh Rosen. Rosen’s name has already come up in trade rumors, being linked to the Chargers, Giants, and Patriots, with one team reportedly offering a second round pick. It makes sense that would be the Patriots, who have a pair of late second round picks and no long-term option behind a soon-to-be-42-year-old Tom Brady.

Rosen had a disastrous first year in the league, but had little help from his supporting cast and was a top-10 pick just a year ago. He’s better than any quarterback the Patriots can get at this point in the draft. The Patriots could also send a future conditional pick based on playing time. The Cardinals need all the help they can get in the draft and, after starting with two offensive players, now turn to defense with the pick they got from New England. They haven’t replaced either Antoine Bethea or Tre Boston this off-season, so they address the safety position here.

57. Philadelphia Eagles – RB David Montgomery (Iowa State)

The Eagles traded for Jordan Howard, but they didn’t give up much for him and probably aren’t done adding at the position, especially with Howard in the final year of his contract and coming off of a down year. David Montgomery gives them a long-term lead back.

58. Dallas Cowboys – WR Miles Boykin (Notre Dame)

The Cowboys added a #1 receiver at the trade deadline in Amari Cooper, but the rest of their receiving corps is pretty suspect, especially with Cole Beasley leaving in free agency. They signed Randall Cobb to replace him, but he’s only on a one-year deal and fellow veteran Allen Hurns is also in the last year of his deal. Last year’s 3rd round pick Michael Gallup could still develop into a solid starter, but they need a 3rd receiver to go with him and Gallup long-term.

59. Indianapolis Colts – WR Terry McLaurin (Ohio State)

With few pressing needs, it would be a surprise to see the Colts double up on wide receivers, as wideout is their biggest position of weakness right now. Last year, they doubled up on defensive ends and guards both in the first 2 rounds, so clearly they aren’t afraid to do it.

60. Los Angeles Chargers – OT David Edwards (Wisconsin)

The Chargers’ offensive line has gotten better in recent years, but right tackle Sam Tevi is their worst starter. They need to add more competition for him. Even if Edwards doesn’t start as a rookie, he can be a valuable swing tackle and develop into a starter long-term.

61. Kansas City Chiefs – CB DeAndre Baker (Georgia)

The Chiefs addressed the safety position in the first round, but they need to address cornerback as well. They had one of the worst secondaries in the league last year and lost their top outside cornerback Steven Nelson to the Steelers in free agency. Baker could compete for a big role in his rookie year in a thin group.

62. New Orleans Saints – WR Hakeem Butler (Iowa State)

The Saints don’t have a ton of needs, even without a first round pick, but they could dip into a deep wide receiver group on day 2, with their depth chart unsettled behind Michael Thomas. 2018 3rd round pick Tre’Quan Smith could develop into a starter, but veteran Ted Ginn is going into his age 34 season and you need at least three good wide receivers in today’s NFL. Butler can be that 3rd guy long-term.

63. Kansas City Chiefs – C Erik McCoy (Texas A&M)

Losing center Mitch Morse in free agency left the Chiefs pretty thin on the interior of their offensive line. Austin Reiter is penciled in as the starter, but he’s an underwhelming option. Erik McCoy is a versatile player who could also compete with Cameron Irving at left guard or serve as a reserve across all 3 interior spots.

64. New England Patriots – WR Parris Campbell (Ohio State)

The Patriots haven’t had much success developing early round wide receivers, but they might have to try again. Julian Edelman is going into his age 33 contract year, Josh Gordon is a constant question mark, and their depth behind them is suspect.

2019 NFL Mock Draft – 3rd Round

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65. Arizona Cardinals – OT Bobby Evans (Oklahoma)

The Cardinals traded for Marcus Gilbert from the Steelers to fill a hole at right tackle, but he’s going into the final year of his contract, as is left tackle DJ Humphries. Neither player has been that dependable over the past couple years either, missing 20 games and 18 games respectively. They need to improve their depth behind them.

66. Pittsburgh Steelers – G Dalton Risner (Kansas State)

The Steelers re-signed Ramon Foster to a two-year deal, but he’s going into his age 33 season and hasn’t been the same player in recent years. They could use a long-term replacement. In the meantime, Risner can be a valuable reserve who can legitimately play any spot upfront in a pinch.

67. San Francisco 49ers – S Juan Thornhill (Virginia)

Somehow, the 49ers didn’t end up with a starting caliber safety in free agency this off-season, despite a deep position group and a ton of cap space. Juan Thornhill can compete immediately for a role.

68. New York Jets – CB JoeJuan Williams (Vanderbilt)

The Jets upgraded the slot cornerback spot by swapping Buster Skrine for Brian Poole, but have a big hole at the other outside spot opposite Trumaine Johnson. They don’t have a second round pick and probably won’t take a corner at 3, but any cornerback they add through the draft is going to have an immediate shot at playing time, unless they bring in a veteran. Even if they bring in a veteran, any veteran they get at this point likely wouldn’t be a long-term option.

69. Jacksonville Jaguars – TE Jace Sternberger (Texas A&M)

The Jaguars didn’t get much in terms of receiving production from their tight ends last year and their outlook isn’t looking much better going into 2019. They should add a tight end early in the draft.

70. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – MLB Drue Tranquill (Notre Dame)

The Buccaneers signed Deone Bucannon to replace free agent departure Kwon Alexander, but he was only signed to a one-year deal and hasn’t been nearly the same player in the past couple years as he was early in his career. This is another defensive position they’ll have to address.

71. Denver Broncos – OLB Maxx Crosby (Eastern Michigan)

The Broncos had one of the deepest edge rusher groups last season, but after losing Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett, the Broncos are now actually pretty thin behind Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. They should add depth in the middle rounds.

72. Cincinnati Bengals – QB Jarrett Stidham (Auburn)

The Bengals aren’t tied to Andy Dalton long-term and it’s very possible new head coach Zac Taylor has his eyes on a quarterback in the middle rounds to be a potential successor. At the very least, they could use a better backup. Jarrett Stidham is a likely day 2 pick that they could develop into a potential future starter.

73. New England Patriots – DE Anthony Nelson (Iowa)

The Patriots traded for Michael Bennett to replace Trey Flowers, but they still need another defensive end. Nelson has the size that Belichick likes in a defensive end at 6-7 271 and can also line up inside in passing situations.

74. Buffalo Bills – WR Kelvin Harmon (NC State)

The Bills added a pair of veteran receivers in free agency, but could still add one more through the draft in case Zay Jones and Robert Foster don’t keep developing.

75. Green Bay Packers – WR N’Keal Harry (Arizona State)

Aaron Rodgers struggled by his standards in 2018 in large part due to a thin receiving corps. With Randall Cobb leaving in free agency, they are now even thinner. They have some promising young players, but haven’t used an early pick on the position in a while. They’ll have plenty of good options on day 2. This receiver class lacks the high end prospects, but has good depth outside of the first round.

76. Washington Redskins – WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside (Stanford)

This is the Redskins’ first pick since moving up for Dwayne Haskins. They need to get him someone else to throw to. Neither Paul Richardson nor Josh Doctson are impressive and both could be pushed for their jobs by a talented rookie.

77. Carolina Panthers – OLB Germaine Pratt (NC State)

Not only did the Panthers lose Thomas Davis in free agency, but they also lost valuable reserve David Mayo, leaving them very thin at the linebacker position, even with Shaq Thompson taking on a larger role. Pratt could compete for a role in base packages as a rookie.

78. Miami Dolphins – QB Will Grier (West Virginia)

I don’t expect the Dolphins to take a quarterback in the first round, since they prefer the 2020 prospects and figure to have a tough year in 2019, but they’ll have to take a shot on a quarterback at some point. Will Grier is a likely day 2 prospect and would probably make rookie year starts in Miami. Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick is their only experienced quarterback.

79. Atlanta Falcons – OT Kaleb McGary (Washington)

The Falcons are reworking their offensive line, signing veterans James Carpenter and Jamon Brown to start at guard, releasing right tackle Ryan Schraeder, and replacing him with former Broncos bust Ty Sambrailo. They appear to have their starting 5 locked in for 2019, but could use better depth at a couple spots. McGary gives them competition at right tackle and could also push Sambrailo inside to guard if either of their starting guards struggle.

80. Cleveland Browns – OT Tytus Howard (Alabama State)

The Browns will enter the 2019 season with a lot of hype because of their skill position players, but their offensive line could end up holding them back. They brought back Greg Robinson as their left tackle, despite an up and down season in 2018 and his history of struggles, and they traded right guard Kevin Zeitler, arguably their best offensive lineman in 2018. They have 2018 2nd round pick Austin Corbett to plug in at right guard, but they could use better depth at both right guard and left tackle. Howard at least gives them a good swing tackle and could potentially kick inside if needed.

81. Minnesota Vikings – TE Josh Oliver (San Jose State)

The Vikings top-2 tight ends Kyle Rudolph and David Morgan are both set to hit free agency next off-season, so the Vikings could use a mid-round pick on a developmental prospect. With so much of their cap tied up in a few players, it could be hard for them to retain both tight ends.

82. Tennessee Titans – DT Khalen Saunders (Western Illinois)

The Titans could use added depth on their 3-man defensive line. Khalen Saunders is a great athlete for his size at 6-0 324 and could play multiple spots upfront, including nose tackle.

83. Pittsburgh Steelers – MLB Tre Lamar (Clemson)

The Steelers added Mark Barron in free agency, but he’s struggled in the past couple years with the Rams and doesn’t have any guaranteed money on his contract beyond this year. They could add a rookie to the mix. Tre Lamar would at least have a shot at a rookie year role next to Barron inside in the Steelers’ 3-4 defense.

84. Seattle Seahawks – DT Trysten Hill (Central Florida)

The Seahawks are pretty thin at the defensive tackle position behind Jarran Reed, so they could add help through the draft.

85. Baltimore Ravens – WR Keelan Doss (UC Davis)

I know the Ravens are a run first team, but Lamar Jackson needs to succeed as a passer for this offense to play at a high level. He’s not going to be able to carry the ball 15-20 times per game for the rest of his career and hold up. Right now, Jackson has next to nothing to work with in the receiving corps, with Willie Snead penciled in as the #1 receiver and no proven talent behind him on the depth chart. That’s a big problem for a quarterback with accuracy issues.

86. Houston Texans – TE Dawson Knox (Mississippi)

When Will Fuller and Keke Coutee are healthy, the Texans will have a talented trio of wide receivers, but they need a pass catching threat over the middle at tight end.

87. Chicago Bears – S Nasir Adderley (Delaware)

The Bears got a great deal on a one-year contract with HaHa Clinton-Dix as the replacement to free agent departure Adrian Amos, but Clinton-Dix may end up spending just the one season in Chicago, so they need a long-term solution.

88. Detroit Lions – TE Kahale Warring (San Diego State)

No Lions tight end had more than 263 yards in 2018. They added Jesse James in free agency, but he’s never had more than 423 yards in a season. They could keep adding talent at the position through the draft.

89. Indianapolis Colts – MLB Vosean Joseph (Florida)

The Colts struck gold with outside linebacker Darius Leonard in the second round last year and could take another linebacker on day 2 this year, as middle linebacker Anthony Walker is an underwhelming starter. Joseph is a great scheme fit and could push him for his job as a rookie.

90. Dallas Cowboys – S Mike Edwards (Kentucky)

The Cowboys missed on all the top level safeties in free agency and had to settle for a one-year deal with George Iloka. They’ll probably add another safety through the draft at some point.

91. Los Angeles Chargers – CB Julian Love (Notre Dame)

The Chargers have a great outside cornerback in Casey Hayward and a great slot cornerback in Desmond King, but the other outside cornerback spot is a question mark. Trevor Williams played well there in 2017, but struggled in 2018 and was benched before being shut down for the season with injury. His replacement Michael Davis wasn’t much better last season, so they could add another player into the mix.

92. Kansas City Chiefs – RB Darrell Henderson (Memphis)

Damien Williams ran well down the stretch last season after the Chiefs let go of Kareem Hunt, but he’s still pretty unproven and their depth behind him isn’t great. Veteran Carlos Hyde was signed in free agency, but he’s only on a one-year deal and is coming off of a terrible season.

93. New York Jets – C Michael Jordan (Ohio State)

The Jets upgraded the left guard position by adding Kelechi Osemele via trade, but they could still use another player in the mix at center, where the underwhelming Jonotthan Harrison is currently penciled in as the starter.

94. Jacksonville Jaguars – S Marvell Tell (USC)

Both of the Jaguars’ starting safeties from 2018 are gone, with both Barry Church and Tashaun Gipson getting released. Last year’s 3rd round pick Ronnie Harrison will likely start at one safety spot in 2019, but they have an unsettled situation at the other safety spot.

95. Los Angeles Rams (TRADE) – MLB Sione Takitaki (BYU)

Cutting Mark Barron made sense for cap purposes, as he’s struggled in the past couple years, but losing him leaves the Rams even thinner at inside linebacker and they haven’t replaced him. An early round rookie could compete for a job inside next to Cory Littleton. This is the pick the Rams got for moving down with the Giants in the first round.

96. Washington Redskins – S Darnell Savage (Maryland)

The Redskins added Landon Collins on a big contract in free agency to upgrade on free agent departure HaHa Clinton-Dix, but the other safety spot is still unsettled. The Redskins cut safety DJ Swearinger late in the season for a violation of team rules and didn’t replace him this off-season.

97. New England Patriots – OT Max Scharping (Northern Illinois)

The Patriots have 2018 1st round pick Isaiah Wynn coming back from injury to take over for free agent departure Trent Brown at left tackle, but he’s not a sure thing and ultimately might be a better fit at guard long-term. Left guard Joe Thuney is a free agent next off-season, so the Patriots could find a developmental offensive tackle who could potentially kick Wynn inside for 2020 and beyond. At the very least, the Patriots need to replace swing tackle LaAdrian Waddle, who signed with the Bills in free agency.

98. Jacksonville Jaguars – RB Miles Sanders (Penn State)

The Jaguars don’t have much behind Leonard Fournette, who hasn’t exactly been reliable thus far in his career. A team like the Jaguars that wants to run the ball a lot needs another back to at least give Fournette regular snaps off.

99. Los Angeles Rams – DT Gerald Willis (Miami)

The Rams are pretty thin on the defensive line and aren’t expected to bring back Ndamukong Suh. They’ll probably add another defensive lineman through the draft.

100. Carolina Panthers – G Nate Davis (UNC Charlotte)

The Panthers shored up right tackle and center by retaining Daryl Williams in free agency and signing Matt Paradis from the Broncos, but left guard is a bit of a weak spot. Greg Van Roten is their weakest starter and they could add long-term competition in the middle rounds.

101. New England Patriots – DT Renell Wren (Arizona State)

The Patriots lost Malcom Brown to the Saints and haven’t re-signed Danny Shelton, which has left them pretty thin on the interior of their defensive line. Their only off-season addition thus far at the position is run stuffer Mike Pennel.

102. Baltimore Ravens – OLB Chase Winovich (Michigan)

The Ravens lost Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith in free agency and, while they expect Tim Williams and Tyus Bowser to both play a bigger role, they could still add another player for depth purposes.

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103. Arizona Cardinals – TE Drew Sample (Washington)

The Cardinals have needs at pretty much every position and tight end is no different. Ricky Seals-Jones led the team with just 34 catches from the tight end spot and the only competition they added for him is Charles Clay, who had just 21 catches in 2018 and is more of a replacement for blocking tight end Jermaine Gresham (9 catches).

104. San Francisco 49ers – CB David Long (Michigan)

The 49ers got pretty poor play from starting cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon in 2018 and probably don’t want him to continue starting opposite Richard Sherman in 2019. They took a flier on talented, but injury prone Jason Verrett in free agency, but he’s far from a sure thing and only on a one-year deal. Especially with Sherman getting up in age and likely moving to safety long-term, they should add a developmental cornerback at some point.

105. New York Jets – WR Andy Isabella (Massachusetts)

The Jets signed Jamison Crowder in free agency to give them a solid trio of receivers with Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa, but Anderson is going in the final year of his rookie deal, so they could add insurance for 2020 and beyond through the draft.

106. Oakland Raiders – MLB Gary Johnson (Texas)

The Raiders added Vontaze Burfict and Brandon Marshall to start at linebacker, but both are just on one-year deals, so they’ll probably draft another linebacker too, especially given the recent injury history of both Burfict and Marshall.

107. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Amani Oruwariye (Penn State)

The Buccaneers needed to add a veteran cornerback in free agency to replace Brent Grimes, but didn’t have the financial flexibility to add one. They have other young cornerbacks, but will probably add another one to the mix at some point, especially with a new coaching staff in town.

108. Cleveland Browns – OLB Terrill Hinks (New Mexico State)

Releasing Jamie Collins made sense because he was highly paid and just a 3rd linebacker, but now they’re pretty thin at the position. Adding someone like Terrill Hinks to play outside linebacker in base packages would allow Genard Avery to play defensive end full-time.

109. Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Austin Bryant (Clemson)

Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue are a dominant defensive end duo, but the former is going into his age 33 season and the latter is going into the final year of his rookie deal and is due a steep pay increase. The Jaguars might not be able to afford both long-term and need to add a developmental defensive end at some point.

110. Cincinnati Bengals – OLB Joe Giles-Harris (Duke)

The Bengals have some young linebackers, but don’t have a clear Vontaze Burfict replacement. Giles-Harris can also be a contributor on special teams.

111. Detroit Lions – G Connor McGovern (Penn State)

The Lions didn’t replace retiring right guard TJ Lang and have penciled in journeyman Kenny Wiggins as the starter. They need to add competition.

112. Buffalo Bills – RB Mike Weber (Ohio State)

The Bills somehow found a running back even older than LeSean McCoy, signing Frank Gore to a one-year deal in free agency. Going into their age 31 and age 36 seasons respectively, both McCoy and Gore have contracts that expire next off-season. They’ll need a young back for the future.

113. Baltimore Ravens – DE DeMarcus Christmas (Florida State)

The Ravens could use depth on the defensive line too, as they haven’t retained Brent Urban in free agency.

114. Green Bay Packers – OLB Christian Miller (Alabama)

The Packers signed Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith to replace Clay Matthews and Nick Perry at outside linebacker, but they could still use more depth in the middle rounds.

115. Carolina Panthers – WR Emanuel Hall (Missouri)

The Panthers have a pair of promising young receivers in DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel, but you need three good receivers in today’s NFL. Right now, the Panthers are counting on a pair of mediocre veterans, Jarius Wright and Torrey Smith, for significant roles at receiver.

116. Miami Dolphins – G Javon Patterson (Mississippi)

The Dolphins have issues all over their roster, but they’ll have to take a guard at some point. They could use an upgrade at both guard spots.

117. Atlanta Falcons – CB Lonnie Johnson (Kentucky)

With Robert Alford getting released and Brian Poole getting non-tendered, it’s clear the Falcons are going in a different direction at cornerback. Last year’s 2nd round pick Isaiah Oliver figures to be a big part of that new direction and safety Damontae Kazee is expected to move to slot cornerback in 2019 after breaking out in Ricardo Allen’s absence in 2018, with Desmond Trufant remaining as the top cornerback, but they could use depth behind their top trio of cornerbacks.

118. Green Bay Packers – CB Jimmy Moreland (James Madison)

With Tramon Williams going into his age 36 season, the Packers could add another developmental cornerback through the draft.

119. Cleveland Browns – S Amani Hooker (Iowa)

The Browns have remade their safety position this off-season, trading Jabrill Peppers, cutting Derrick Kindred, and replacing them with Eric Murray and Morgan Burnett. They could still use a young developmental player at the position though and Hooker can also play special teams.

120. Minnesota Vikings – RB Devin Singletary (Florida Atlantic)

With Latavius Murray signing in New Orleans, the Vikings are pretty thin behind Dalvin Cook, who has been injury prone thus far in his career.

121. Tennessee Titans – WR Riley Ridley (Georgia)

The Titans signed Adam Humphries in free agency to play the slot, but they could use more competition at the other outside receiver spot opposite Corey Davis. Both Tajae Sharpe and Taywan Taylor were underwhelming in 2018.

122. Pittsburgh Steelers – TE Zach Gentry (Michigan)

The Steelers could take a developmental tight end in the later rounds to replace free agent departure Jesse James.

123. Baltimore Ravens – WR Mecole Hardman (Georgia)

The Ravens are so thin at wide receiver they should probably double up on the position. Hardman provides value as a return man as well.

124. Seattle Seahawks – OT Isaiah Prince (Ohio State)

The Seahawks continue to need help upfront on the offensive line. Isaiah Prince has the size (6-6 with 35 ½ inch arms) that they like to work with and could potentially kick inside to guard.

125. Denver Broncos – S Will Harris (Boston College)

The Broncos could use more depth at safety after cutting veteran Darian Stewart.

126. Chicago Bears – G Ben Powers (Oklahoma)

Kyle Long has had a lot of trouble staying healthy in recent years, so they should add someone in the draft who can develop into a better insurance policy and possible long-term starter.

127. Philadelphia Eagles – DE Ben Banogu (TCU)

The Eagles are deep at defensive end, but also pretty old, with Chris Long, Vinny Curry, and Brandon Graham all over the age of 30. Long and Curry will also be free agents next off-season and may not be retained, going into their age 35 and 32 seasons respectively in 2020.

128. Dallas Cowboys – DT Kingsley Keke (Texas A&M)

The Cowboys could use more depth at defensive tackle.

129. Indianapolis Colts – CB Isaiah Johnson (Houston)

The Colts have a couple key players with expiring contracts at the cornerback position.

130. Los Angeles Chargers – QB Ryan Finley (NC State)

Philip Rivers is going into his age 38 season and won’t play forever, so the Chargers could look for a potential successor through the draft.

131. Buffalo Bills – OLB Tyrel Dodson (Texas A&M)

The Bills have a pair of talented young linebackers in Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds, but their 3rd linebacker Lorenzo Alexander is in his age 36 season. Dodson can provide solid depth and play special teams in the meantime.

132. New York Giants – OT Derwin Gray (Maryland)

The Giants upgraded right guard when they traded for Kevin Zeitler, but could still add competition at right tackle.

133. Los Angeles Rams – S Ugo Amadi (Oregon)

Eric Weddle was a smart signing, but he’s not a long-term solution, going into his age 34 season.

134. New England Patriots – TE Dax Raymond (Utah State)

The Patriots are so thin at tight end that it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them double up on tight ends like they did with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

135. Indianapolis Colts – S Zedrick Woods (Mississippi)

The Colts re-signed Clayton Geathers in free agency, but he hasn’t been durable, so the Colts may want to improve their depth at the position.

136. Dallas Cowboys – TE Foster Moreau (LSU)

The fact that Jason Witten can come straight out of the broadcast booth and be penciled in as the Cowboys’ starting tight end in his age 37 season shows you how thin the Cowboys otherwise are at the position. Witten obviously isn’t a long-term solution.

137. Atlanta Falcons – RB Tony Pollard (Memphis)

Tevin Coleman signed with the 49ers in free agency, leaving the Falcons pretty thin behind injury prone lead back Devonta Freeman. Last year’s 4th round rookie Ito Smith didn’t show much as a rookie, so they could add another young back to compete with Smith for the backup job.

138. Philadelphia Eagles – CB Corey Ballentine (Washburn)

Even after re-signing Ronald Darby, the Eagles could still use another cornerback. Darby is injury prone and will probably be too expensive for the Eagles to retain at the end of his one-year deal if he has a healthy season in 2019.