- Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray QB UO
It seems like this is a done deal for the first overall pick. The question will be if the Cardinals can move quarterback Josh Rosen, who is a better prospect than any quarterback after Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins.
- San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, Edge OSU
For all intents and purposes, this is academic. With Bosa, the Niners have a legit pass rush.
- TRADE! Green Bay Packers (from New York Jets): Quinnen Williams, DT Bama (Pack gives up both 1s for 3 overall)
Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will use coverage to create sacks and utilize the blitz, but a serious push in the middle of the defense will make that easier.
- TRADE! New York Giants (from Oakland Raiders): Dwayne Haskins, QB OSU (Giants give the sixth, 17, 95 and a 2020 third for the fourth overall and 27)
New York has been waffling on their quarterback love, but this is an easy trade for them to make. Having two firsts to flop gives them the right ammo to move up.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White, LB LSU
Bucs get the last premier blue-chip defender.
- Oakland Raiders (from New York Giants): Montez Sweat, Edge MissSU
Here, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther gets an ideal strong side edge defender who can defend both the run and the pass. At a meeting with multiple Kentucky prospects including Josh Allen, Paul Guenther did not attend, but defensive backs coach Jim O’Neil did.
- Jacksonville Jaguars: Jawaan Taylor, OT UF
Getting more offensive line help will be important in making the investment in Foles mean something.
- Detroit Lions: Josh Allen, LB UK
Head coach Matt Patricia will get his version on Patriots linebacker Donta Hightower. Allen will play in the middle and use his length on base downs. He will then become a situational pass rusher.
- Buffalo Bills: Ed Oliver, DT UH
The Bills need a player they can groom into a traditional three tech defender.
- Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, QB Mizzu
Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco is a temporary solution that can be productive for a couple of years, but having a guy that he can help mold is a necessity
- Cincinnati Bengals: TJ Hockenson, TE UI
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is a pretty decent quarterback when he has a true target at the tight end position.
- New York Jets (from Green Bay Packers): Brian Burns, Edge, FSU
In free agency, the Jets went after Anthony Barr. Here the Jets get the player Barr was supposed to be.
13. Miami Dolphins: Rashan Gary, DE UM
With former Raider GM Reggie McKenzie on the staff, the Dolphins could definitely be looking for highly athletic versatile defenders. It would fit the New England motif as well for head coach Brian Flores.
14. AtlantaFalcons: Jonah Williams, OT Bama
The Flacons need to upgrade their offensive line; Williams can be plugged right away and help them do so.
15. Washingtonkins: TRADE with Arizona Cardinals (from Washington Redskins): Devin Bush, LB UM (Redskins give the 15 for QB Josh Rosen)
Vance Joseph puts a lot of pressure on safeties and linebackers in his systems. Having Bush at the weakside spot would be an ideal fit for him.
- Carolina Panthers: Clelin Ferrell, Edge Clem
Here, the Panthers get a traditional strongside defensive edge player to be the main end and allow defensive end Bruce Irvin to be a situational pass rusher.
- Oakland Raiders (from New York Giants): Chris Lindstrom, OG BC
Oakland has a gaping hole at one of the guard spots. Gabe Jackson is a very good pro, but Denzelle Good is a weak link. Having Lindstrom, who is the top guard in this year’s draft, would make this group one of the best in the NFL. Cody Ford is also an option here.
- Minnesota Vikings: Greg Little, OG Ole Miss
There are not many teams who need offensive tackles as much as the Vikings.
- Tennessee Titans: D.K. Metcalf, WR Ole Miss
Wide receiver Tajae Sharpe had a decline in 2018 and with the addition of Adam Humphries in the slot, the Titans need a true physical boundary receiver.
- Pittsburgh Steelers: Christian Wilkins, DL Clem
Nose tackle is a weakness for the Steelers and in this spot, they get a real weapon.
- Seattle Seahawks: Greedy Williams, CB LSU
This is the perfect fit skill set and location wise. Seattle loves long physical man coverage corners and this Williams to a “T”.
- Kansas City Chiefs: TRADE (from Baltimore Ravens) Byron Murphy CB WU (KC gives 29 and 63 for 22 and 113)
A couple of flipped picks and the Chiefs get a young cornerback to be a foundational piece for a new defense.
- Houston Texans: Noah Fant, TE UI
The Texans offense is already very exciting, now insert a super athletic tight end who can dominate the middle of the field and you have something amazing brewing.
- Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears): Josh Jacobs, RB Bama
The Raider offense is designed to sub in running backs, but those backs need to do it all. Jacobs is the best back and can do everything well. He will be someone Gruden can depend on.
- Philadelphia Eagles: Cody Ford, OT OU
Ford, depending on who you talk to, can be a standout at either guard or tackle. In this case, he can learn from offensive tackle Jason Peters and develop as a long term solution to solidify the line.
- Indianapolis Colts: Deandre Baker, CB UG
The Colts defense played much better than people expected last season. There are weak spots at the cornerback positions, but that can be addressed.
- New York Giants (from Oakland Raiders): Jeffrey Simmons, DT MissSU
In this case, the Giants not only get their quarterback, but they get their future three tech.
- Los Angeles Chargers: Raekwon Davis, DL Bama
Racking up the defensive talent.
- Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City Chiefs): Mack Wilson, LB Bama
After losing a lot of defensive talent this offseason, the Ravens will focus in on filling the void in the middle with their franchise penchant for Alabama defenders.
- New York Jets (from Green Bay Packers): Trayvon Mullen, CB Clem
Part of what makes the Gregg Williams system effective is athletic cover corners. Mullen is one of the top end athletes and would be a solid fit opposite of cornerback Trumaine Johnson.
- TRADE! Indianapolis Colts (from LA Rams): N´Keal Harry, WR ASU (Colts five up 34 and 135 for 31)
Adding wide receiver Devin Funchess gives the Colts a big boundary target, but they have no long term investment in that skill set.
- New England Patriots: AJ Brown, WR Ole Miss
Another bigger toolsy receiver who is versatile and can run a ton of routes. Great fit for New England.
Pick 35: Deebo Samuel, WR SCU
Deebo Samuel, Wr SCU
Some people are going to hate this, but the Raiders do not have an investment in a third wide receiver and Deebo has huge hands and can do it all.
Pick 95 (from New York Giants): Rock Ya-Sin, CB Temple
There has been some talk of Rock as a round one prospect. I do not buy it; he is at best a mid rounder and in round 3, he is an ideal fit for general manager Mike Mayock and Guenther.
Pick 106: Anthony Nelson, Edge UI
This is one of my favorite mid-round edge prospects. He is young with all the tools for a Guenther 4-3 scheme.
Pick 140: Foster Moreau, TE LSU
Kahale Warring and Foster Moreau are both physical freaks from run-heavy offenses who are solid receivers. Both should be targeted in the fourth and fifth rounds.
Pick 218: Garner Minshew, QB WashSU
Garner throws like Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and has massive hands. Brett Rypien is an option here if he is still on the board.
Pick 235: Saquan Hampton, S UR
A top recruit who dealt with injury issues but was well respected as a leader. He has significant upside and can become a solid player.