In last yr’s draft, virtually half of the picks in the first round have been a part of a trade. That included five of the first 10 picks — and with three of those, teams traded up to seize a quarterback.
That could be the case once more in the 2019 NFL Draft. This week’s mock draft explores some of the trades that could occur throughout draft weekend.
1. Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
Buying and selling the first decide in the NFL Draft is rare. It’s only happened 3 times since 2000, and all of those trades have been for quarterbacks (Jared Goff and the Rams in 2016; Eli Manning and the Giants in 2004; and Michael Vick and Atlanta in 2001). It’s unlikely to occur this yr because there isn’t a celebrity quarterback in the draft.
But wouldn’t it be in the greatest interest of the Cardinals to trade the first decide? In all probability, contemplating the wants the workforce has on the offensive and defensive strains. Still, shifting off the prime decide is unlikely, so holding and taking Bosa is the probably plan of action.
2. San Francisco 49ers: Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky
It is going to be arduous for San Francisco to trade again, the similar approach will probably be for Arizona. Because of that, the 49ers could be caught at No. 2 taking Allen. That’s not a nasty thing, though. He’s an exceptional athlete on the subject and may do every little thing. He’ll have to adjust some enjoying together with his hand down just a little extra, however he ought to be high-quality.
TRADE: Jacksonville provides up decide Nos. 7 and 38 and a 2020 second-round decide to the New York Jets for the No. Three decide
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
This might be a daring move by Jacksonville, but perhaps not a nasty one. The most important difficulty for the Jaguars has been quarterback play. What occurs if they will get a superb quarterback in Haskins and a gifted protection bounces back next season? The amount of draft capital given up in a trade wouldn’t matter.
4. Oakland Raiders: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
The Raiders can be sensible to think about a commerce if Williams is gone already. With three first-round picks in 2019 and two in 2020, the Raiders could accumulate even more picks by buying and selling down from the No. Four selection. However that may be onerous to justify if Williams is obtainable. He’s thought-about by some the prime participant in the draft and fills an enormous want for the Raiders.
TRADE: Denver provides up decide No. 10 and a 2020 first-round decide to Tampa Bay for the No. 5 decide.
5. Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
If a staff moves forward of the Giants for Haskins, the Broncos could feel compelled to commerce up and get the quarterback they actually need. In 2016, John Elway made a trade to move up in the first spherical to take Paxton Lynch. That one clearly didn’t work. The hope is that Lock, a high-upside but inaccurate quarterback, does work.
6. New York Giants: Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
It will be a shock to see the Giants transfer off the No. 6 decide. Basic Manager Dave Gettleman has by no means traded up in his career, and final yr was strongly opposed to giving up future belongings. That leaves the Giants in a troublesome position relating to a quarterback. If two teams bounce the Giants for one, New York could select to show to 2020 for a passer.
That convey the Giants to an offensive lineman, and Gettleman has all the time had a passion for “hog mollies.” That could cause them to Ford — a pure right deal with — over somebody like Jonah Williams of Alabama.
7. New York Jets: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
The Jets could be interested in trading down from the No. Three decide to recoup a few of the draft capital misplaced in last yr’s deal for Sam Darnold. Dropping down is a chance, but Gary is the cross rusher New York needs and he has a lot better value at No. 7 than inside the prime 5.
8. Detroit Lions: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
The Lions had considered one of the worst secondaries in the NFL in 2018, based on Pro Soccer Focus. That could lead Detroit to concentrating on a cornerback with its first decide in the draft. In that case, that must be Williams. He’s an distinctive playmaker at cornerback and will solely get higher as a tackler.
9. Buffalo Payments: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
The strikes inside the prime 5 for quarterbacks would have a trickle-down impact, and a staff like Buffalo will benefit. Williams would fit nicely with the Payments serving to to guard franchise quarterback Josh Allen. He can play either deal with spot, and some contemplate him a guard.
10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
You couldn’t actually fault the Buccaneers for taking Oliver with the fifth decide in the draft. To get him at No. 10 while additionally including a first-round decide next yr can be a steal. With Tampa shifting to more of a Three-Four underneath Todd Bowles, Oliver could line up subsequent to nose deal with Vita Vea and play extra inside in odd fronts.
11. Cincinnati Bengals: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
Cincinnati unusually has three free agent tight ends this offseason, with the contracts of Tyler Eifert, Tyler Kroft, and C.J. Uzomah all expiring. Eifert has played just 14 video games the last three seasons, and Kroft solely performed 5 in 2018. Cincinnati and new head coach Zac Taylor could wipe the slate clear at the place and have Hockenson be one among the key pieces of his offense.
12. Green Bay Packers: Jachai Polite, DE/OLB, Florida
There are a couple of cross rushers who could be cycled by means of with the 12th decide. That could lead Inexperienced Bay to dropping back barely if the right trade is made obtainable. One didn’t make sense this week, nevertheless it’s something to maintain in thoughts. For now, the selection for Inexperienced Bay is again to Polite, the aggressive Florida edge rusher.
13. Miami Dolphins: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
If the Dolphins really fall in love with Haskins or Lock, they need to pursue a transfer up. Sadly, getting from No. 13 to inside the prime five would at the least require this yr’s first- and second-round picks and a first-round decide in 2020. As an alternative of giving up that many picks, the Dolphins could maintain at 13 and take Murray, the fan favourite Heisman Trophy winner.
14. Atlanta Falcons: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Even with Oliver gone, the Falcons must be in a very good position to seek out an inside defensive lineman with the 14th decide. As a result of they need to have options, the Falcons could be one other group that could transfer down a couple picks and still find a starter-level player.
15. Washington: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
In an effort to save lots of $eight.5 million in 2019 and $12 million in 2020, Washington could launch Josh Norman this offseason. If that happens, cornerback jumps forward of an edge rusher and offensive line as the workforce’s prime need. That may make the versatile Murphy, a speedy nook with great ball expertise, the obvious selection.
16. Carolina Panthers: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
Whether or not it’s Sweat, Clelin Ferrell of Clemson, or Brian Burns of Florida State, the Panthers could have options at cross rusher with the 16th decide. Sweat has the length benefit over Ferrell and the power benefit over Burns. The mixture can be arduous to cross up.
17. Cleveland Browns: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
The Browns have a variety of expertise on the defensive position, however they still need a few players to complete off the group this offseason. Simmons is the sort of powerful deal with who would line up properly subsequent to the more agile Larry Ogunjobi.
18. Minnesota Vikings: Devin White, LB, LSU
An offensive lineman has been the common decide for the Vikings, however Anthony Barr could depart in free agency. If that happens, a player like White can be a sensible choice to pair with Eric Kendricks at linebacker.
19. Tennessee Titans: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
The Titans don’t have a wide receiver who can do what Brown does. He’s a fast and precise route runner who picks aside zone defenses in the brief and center areas of the area. In man coverage, he has the sort of velocity to fly by defensive backs for giant positive aspects. He could immediately turn into Marcus Mariota’s prime target.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
Though Pittsburgh’s offense appears to be crumbling, the group arguably has greater wants on defense this offseason. The Steelers especially need expertise in the again seven, the place they’ll be choosing from edge rushers, linebackers, and cornerbacks. Baker is the sort of participant who could come in and begin right away for them.
TRADE: Indianapolis trades decide Nos. 26 and 89 to Seattle for the No. 21 decide.
21. Indianapolis Colts: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
With two picks in the second spherical this yr, the Colts can go bold in the first and commerce up if a participant falls. On this case it’s Ferrell, the gifted cross rusher from Clemson. A large receiver may be an choice too, however the Colts at present have extra money without spending a dime company than any workforce in the NFL. They will afford to overpay someone like Golden Tate, as an example, and then maneuver and fills holes in the draft.
22. Baltimore Ravens: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
If the Ravens select to deal with operating back by way of free agency with somebody like Tevin Coleman or Mark Ingram, the Ravens could move off this decide. But when they don’t decide up a veteran again, Jacobs is an effective selection. He would develop into Baltimore’s workhorse and focus of the offense.
23. Houston Texans: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
With the prime three cornerbacks all gone, the Texans could turn their consideration in the first spherical to the offensive line. Houston’s line did little to maintain Deshaun Watson upright, and a player like Dillard could take over the left deal with spot as a rookie.
24. Oakland Raiders (by way of Chicago): Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State
If the Raiders can get Williams at the prime of the first round, they should be on the lookout for an edge rusher with certainly one of their later picks. Burns is at his greatest when he can play proper on the edge on the left aspect together with his hand down. There, he can rely on his quickness and length to beat offensive tackles both on the edge and dealing again to the inside.
25. Philadelphia Eagles: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
I almost made a commerce for the Eagles to go up a couple of picks to draft Dillard. It might be a simple transfer for Philadelphia since the group has two second-round picks. As an alternative, I stored the Eagles at No. 25 to take Little. He’s a bit uncooked still, however his athleticism and measurement make him a natural at left deal with.
26. Seattle Seahawks: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
Seahawks common manager John Schneider is all the time lively on draft weekend and and not using a second-round decide this yr, look for him to move down. It could even be all the approach out of the first round if the supply is sweet sufficient. In this mock draft, he stays inside the first and picks up an additional third-round decide.
An interior defensive lineman could be thought-about a secondary want for the Seahawks, however Lawrence’s measurement and athleticism will probably be exhausting to cross up.
27. Oakland Raiders (by way of Dallas): D.Okay. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
Here we’re with the third Raiders decide of the first round. It begs the question of whether or not or not the Raiders ought to commerce one among them. The straightforward reply is not any because of how poor the roster is true now. That’s notably true relating to offensive playmakers. Derek Carr has a mean set of targets, so a player like Metcalf could be engaging. He’s not a cultured receiver, however he can make the sort of splash plays the Raiders want.
28. Los Angeles Chargers: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
The playoffs proved that the Chargers want to significantly improve the right deal with position this offseason. Taylor is a pure on the proper aspect, and would simply exchange 2017 sixth-round decide Sam Tevi.
29. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs: Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
If Oruwariye has an honest NFL Scouting Mix later this month, he could easily discover himself in the first-round combine. He’s a bodily nook with good measurement and palms. But there are some considerations about his enjoying velocity. If he occasions nicely, his inventory shall be on the rise.
30. Green Bay Packers: (by way of New Orleans): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
Some see flashes of Travis Kelce in Fant’s recreation. If he’s something close to that as a pro, imagine what Aaron Rodgers could do with that sort of weapon. Fant can run quite a lot of routes and be lined up at multiple spots. He’s only average as a blocker, but he does sufficient to get by.
31. Los Angeles Rams: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
What the Rams do in the first spherical is totally dependent on which gamers they will retain in free company. The large free agents for Los Angeles are real huge ones. They embrace defensive finish Dante Fowler, security Lamarcus Joyner, left guard Rodger Saffold, and defensive deal with Ndamukong Suh. If the Rams lose a few them, which is feasible, the workforce should attempt to transfer back. But if they’re stuck at No. 31 and Joyner leaves, Thompson can be a nice addition. He’s a very good protection security and involves the NFL pro-ready in his method because of enjoying at Alabama.
32. New England Patriots: Zach Allen, DE, Boston School
The Patriots don’t actually pay big-money second contracts to defensive ends, so Trey Flowers is probably not back with the Tremendous Bowl champions. If that’s the case, a player like Allen can be a pleasant pickup. He plays the run and cross nicely, and may transfer inside in certain conditions.