Ledyard's 2019 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

You know how it's going to be a great Monday? Because my mock draft 4.0 is here for you to either bask in, or release a healthy vent session upon. Two full rounds of action, all based off the current draft order right now. Congrats on the first overall pick, Arizona. Now just don't blow it like the 49ers did...

1. Arizona Cardinals

Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State

Arizona is easily the worst team in the NFL, so it makes sense to see them finally capturing the top spot in the draft. There are so many holes to fix that trading down should be a legitimate option for a king's ransom, but we're not quite at the point to predict such a move in a mock draft. For now, Bosa makes a ton of sense opposite Chandler Jones, giving the Cardinals a terrific start toward building a dominant defensive front.

2. Oakland Raiders

Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky

Brutally tough pick for Oakland right now. Obviously Quinnen Williams is an elite prospect, but the Raiders just drafted P.J. Hall in Round 2 last year, and fifth-round pick Maurice Hurst has been one of the best defensive rookies in the NFL. Interior defensive line isn't like edge defender, where you can put three on the field and be fine on passing downs. The Raiders have far bigger needs, and Williams or Ed Oliver would absolutely be a luxury pick here.

Wide receiver, cornerback, safety, edge defender and linebacker are all crying needs, but quarterback may end up being the biggest need depending on what they do with Derek Carr this offseason.  For now, I can't ignore edge rusher, and even though this is probably too high for Josh Allen, he's definitely a player I believe Oakland will target if they miss out on Bosa.

3. New York Jets

Quinnen Williams, IDL, Alabama

Interior defensive line is not the biggest need for the Jets either, but with the top two edge defenders off the board and Leonard Williams coming off a disappointing season, Q certainly makes sense here. The Jets could trade down and look to stockpile picks to build around Sam Darnold, but Williams might be the best player in the class when it's all said and done. With new coaching coming in, he'll be a valuable piece to build around.

4. San Francisco 49ers

Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

The 49ers desperately need cornerback help and Murphy is...not the ideal fit for Robert Saleh's prototype at the position at all. But sometimes rules are meant to be broken. Plus, it's December and Saleh might get canned, so for now, just taking the best cornerback in the class makes a ton of sense. Murphy is unbelievably instinctive in zone coverage, showing ball skills, physicality and easy movement skills from various alignments.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars

Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

How do Jaguars fans feel about drafting another raw quarterback with mechanical concerns? Tell you what, you should feel better than when y'all drafted Blake Bortles, because Haskins has great tools and far better short-intermediate accuracy, and his issues are nowhere near Bortles-level. I'm not sold on him, but I expect him to be my top quarterback in the class with Justin Herbert likely going back to school.

6. Atlanta Falcons

Ed Oliver, IDL, Houston

The Falcons have a couple clear-cut needs, but none bigger than interior defensive line. Putting Oliver never to Grady Jarrett would give them two of the most explosive defensive tackles in the NFL, a perfect fit for that highly-athletic defense. This is probably a dream scenario for Atlanta.

7. Detroit Lions

Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson

There is clearly a huge need for pass rushers in Detroit, the question is whether Matt Patricia will value the position enough to draft it this high. Patricia's commitment to run defense means that quality must exist in any edge defender they select, so Ferrell's well-rounded, pro-ready game could be exactly what the doctor ordered.

8. New York Giants

Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

I believe that protecting Eli Manning will be the top priority for the Giants this offseason, rather than selecting a quarterback in the draft. Jonah Williams is the best offensive tackle in the draft, the only question will be how comfortable the Giants feel selecting him to play on the right side opposite Nate Solder. Given the fact that Williams started and excelled there as a true freshman at Alabama, the move seems like a natural one.

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

Oh no! While Little certainly has talent, this is a bit high for my tastes. The Bucs do need offensive tackle help in the worst way with Donovan Smith struggling in a contract year and Demar Dotson aging, but is Little the answer? The ceiling is high, but offensive linemen who lack technique and footwork scare me without great coaching.

10. Buffalo Bills

D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

The Bills have so many needs, you almost can't go wrong here. I've opted to give them the most high-ceiling wide receiver in the draft in Metcalf, a player who can grow with Josh Allen while providing vertical and contested catch ability down the field. The fit is great, it's just a matter of Metcalf continuing to develop at the next level.

11. Green Bay Packers

Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama 

Easiest pick of the mock so far. The Packers have zero desirable starters at safety, and Thompson is the best one in the draft. His ball skills and range will continue transformation of the Green Bay secondary over the past year-and-a-half.

12. Denver Broncos

Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

John Elway shooting his shot! Lock will have the character and work ethic that Paxton Lynch never brought to the table, but this would be a risk that would terrify me as a Broncos fan. Lock's accuracy and decision-making can be troubling at times, but he did show marked improvement over the last several weeks of the season in Derek Dooley's offense.

13. Cincinnati Bengals

Devin White, LB, LSU

The Bengals linebackers are atrocious, and have been for some time now. Who knows if a new regime is coming or not, but even if they don't, the time has come to boot Vontaze Burfict, stop signing bad free agents and turn to the draft for a fix. White can run and hit, but he does still need work on the mental processing aspects of playing the position.

14. Carolina Panthers

Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma Sooners

An ultra-physical behemoth who can move big boys up front or counter speed rushers with quick footwork, Ford is still developing at tackle, but his ceiling is sky-high. The Panthers need help all over the offensive line, so plugging him in at guard could be an option as well.

15. Cleveland Browns

Jeffery Simmons, IDL, Mississippi State

The Browns have a crying need at offensive tackle, but the mini-run just ahead of them takes the position out of consideration for now. Greedy Williams could certainly draw consideration here, but the opportunity to pair Jeffery Simmons with Larry Ogunjobi on the inside is one they cannot pass up. If the Browns can dominate on both lines and at the quarterback position, the AFC North will be theirs for the foreseeable future.

16. Miami Dolphins

Raekwon Davis, IDL, Alabama

The Dolphins don't have an impact player on their interior defensive line, and Davis has the potential to change that. He didn't make the pass rush strides I hoped he would this season, but he's still a crazy talent with unbelievable physical tools. If Davis can get some strong coaching in Miami, he could be a difference-maker on that defensive front.

17. Washington Redskins

Dalton Risner, OT/IOL, Kansas State

Washington has been built on the offensive line, with lately too many holes have crept up there. Trent Williams and Morgan Moses are fine at the tackle spots, but fortifying the guard spot opposite Brandon Scherff should be a priority. Risner is versatile, mean and would be an immediate starter with veteran level mental processing.

18. Philadephia Eagles

Yodny Cajuste, OT, WVU

This class is full of offensive tackles who aren't finished products, but have tons of tools to develop with the right coaching. With Jason Peters nearing the end, the Eagles need to start thinking about the future at tackle, and Cajuste makes a lot of sense as a developmental prospect that could be a candidate to move to guard if all else fails.

19. Indianapolis Colts

Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

The Colts draft should be all about finding playmakers at receiver and in the secondary, thus the selection of Ridley at no. 19. Georgia doesn't throw him the ball enough, but his route-running, contested catch ability and underrated athleticism are going to shine in the NFL, especially with Andrew Luck.

20. Tennessee Titans

Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Malcolm Butler hasn't been the answer at cornerback, so the Titans need to return to the well for a starter to bookend Adoree Jackson. Williams slide might be unexpected now, but I have a lot of concerns with his game that the NFL may eventually share. Still, his length, fluidity and ability to play in multiple alignments should keep him in Round 1.

21. Minnesota Vikings

Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

The Vikings are one of the most OL-needy teams in the NFL, so don't be surprised if they make a move when a good player starts falling. I still have concerns with Taylor, but he improved a ton this season, and with tackles going fast, the Vikings have to reach for one at no. 21. Taylor and Brian O'Neill should be the future at the position for Minnesota, and the future might be now.

22. Oakland Raiders (via DAL)

Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

Raiders fans, if you don't know who Adderley is yet, please read my scouting report on the FCS star by clicking his name. And don't think he's just a small school kid either, this guy can run and hit and play free safety or slide into the box. Adderley is an outstanding athlete with size, range and ball skills. Watch his stock rise over the next few months.

23. Baltimore Ravens

N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

Harry is the type of receiver that can win in contested catches down the field or underneath in the short-intermediate spaces, showing dynamic ability post-catch in college. His speed and athleticism will be major question marks until the Combine, but Baltimore's offense could desperately use a three-level player who has the size to be a weapon in the red zone.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers

Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

The Steelers secondary has a crying need for several cornerbacks, some of which will probably be found in free agency and others in the draft. Baker isn't the athlete they typically draft in Round 1, but he's smart, instinctive and played with good ball skills this season. He's probably an immediate starter in Pittsburgh.

25. Seattle Seahawks

Brian Burns, EDGE, FSU

I think Burns might fall because of his lankier frame, but if he does, Seattle might get the steal of the draft. Burns has speed and bend that can't be taught, and his bevy of rush moves multiplied this season. He's currently my EDGE2 behind Bosa, and a top ten player on my board.

26. New England Patriots

Charles Omenihu, EDGE/IDL, Texas

Omenihu's stock hasn't risen just yet, but I'm confident it will with a big Senior Bowl week and a standout performance at the Combine. He's similar in physical stature to Chandler Jones, but has the ability to play on the edge and kick inside as needed. Omenihu's get-off and hand usage are among the best in the class.

27. Oakland Raiders (via CHI)

Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State

The Raiders have already addressed edge rusher and safety, now the attention turns to the offensive side of the ball. Their wide receiver group is currently one of the worst in the NFL, and a big-bodied receiver like Kelvin Harmon could be a big asset on the outside in contested catch situations.

28. Kansas City Chiefs

Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia 

I'm not totally sure where I fall on Hall's draft stock just yet, but I can tell you it's a lot higher than the consensus. For a guy who had 20 pass breakups and a pair of interceptions this season, the buzz sure is quiet on Hall, a former wide receiver with outstanding length, physicality and ball skills. He could be a big riser if he declares for the draft as a junior.

29. Houston Texans

Tyler Biadasz, IOL, Wisconsin

The Texans offensive line is playing below average as opposed to poor this season, making them extremely desperate for competent play up front this offseason. Biadasz has excelled for Wisconsin, but as only a redshirt sophomore, it is unlikely he declares for the draft just yet. Until he tells me "no" officially, Imma keep mocking him.

30. Los Angeles Rams

Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida

Dante Fowler is a free agent after this season, and the Rams will have a number of tough choices to make on future contracts with their current defensive corps. The team is in desperate need of linebacker and secondary help, but I'm not sure the way this board has fallen that they're gonna find it. Polite is a speed/bend pass rusher who is not only a perfect fit for Wade Phillips' defense, but a huge asset to push quarterbacks up in the pocket where Aaron Donald is waiting.

31. Los Angeles Chargers

Rashan Gary, IDL, Michigan

Chargers have two impact players on the edge and...none on the inside. Gary is an intriguing piece that could take their pass rush group over the top with his hand usage and violence on third downs. He needs to improve technically and get stronger in the offseason, but his potential will keep him in Round 1 for now.

32. Green Bay Packers (via NO)

Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

A vertical threat for Aaron Rodgers? Sure, why not? Brown is an explosive receiver who can separate deep and make plays after the catch, but his size and limited contested catch ability is something to be concerned about. I don't know that I'll be top 32 high on him, but speed kills, and Green Bay needs more of it.

Round 2

33. Oakland Raiders: Amani Oruwaryie, CB, Penn State

34. Arizona Cardinals: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

35. San Francisco 49ers: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State

36. Jacksonville Jaguars: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

37. Indianapolis Colts (via NYJ): Christian Wilkins, IDL, Clemson

38. Detroit Lions: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

39. New York Giants: Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

40. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

41. Buffalo Bills: David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin

42. Atlanta Falcons: Chris Lindstrom, iOL, Boston College

43. Green Bay Packers: Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss

44. Cincinnati Bengals: Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington

45. Denver Broncos: Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford

46. Carolina Panthers: D'Andre Walker, EDGE, Georgia

47. Cleveland Browns: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

48. Washington Redskins: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

49. Philadelphia Eagles: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

50. Miami Dolphins: Will Grier, QB, WVU

51. Tennessee Titans: Dre'Mont Jones, IDL, Ohio State

52. Indianapolis Colts: Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

53. Minnesota Vikings: Garrett Bradbury, IOL, N.C. State

54. Philadelphia Eagles (via Baltimore): Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

55. Dallas Cowboys: Dexter Lawrence, IDL, Clemson

56. Pittsburgh Steelers: Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida

57. Houston Texans (via Seattle): Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

58. New England Patriots: Derrick Brown, IDL, Auburn

59. New England Patriots (via Chicago): Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S/CB, Florida

60. Kansas City Chiefs: Devin Bush Jr., LB, Michigan

61. Houston Texans: Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

62. Kansas City Chiefs (Los Angeles Rams): Joshua Jacobs, RB, Alabama

63. Los Angeles Chargers: Elgton Jenkins, IOL, Mississippi State

64. New Orleans Saints: Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech

Written By:

Jon Ledyard

Chief Operating Officer

COO & Senior NFL Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. Co-host of the Locked on NFL Draft podcast. Passion for all things Pittsburgh.

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