The NFL draft is coming up in less than a month, and a lot of the big names are still on the board. It’s not just that they’re left over from last year — it’s that they’re new this year and there’s no telling how many will go in the first round.
Last year, the top three quarterbacks were Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen and Sam Darnold. This year, however, there are two more: Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins Jr.
In addition to those five, Murray is expected to get selected at No. 1 overall by the Arizona Cardinals, who traded up for him in this year’s draft. If Murray does get picked by Arizona, it would mark the third straight year that a quarterback has been selected No. 1 overall after being taken first overall in 2017 (Mitchell Trubisky) and 2018 (Baker Mayfield).
“I think he’s got an opportunity to be special,” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said of Murray on Thursday. “But I also think he’s got an opportunity to fall flat on his face.”
Murray was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year last season as a junior at Oklahoma, where he threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns while
The NFL draft is a week away and the Detroit Lions have yet to make a trade. That’s not a big deal, since they have been linked to more prospects than any other team in the league, but it’s something worth pointing out with their track record.
The Detroit Lions have been in the news recently for their interest in trading up in the 2019 NFL Draft. However, there has been no confirmation on whether or not they are still interested.
The Detroit Lions have also been linked to several players who are projected to go in the top 10 of this year’s draft. These include Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen and Michigan linebacker Devin Bush Jr.
These two players are expected to be drafted by the end of the first round and could possibly slip into the second round if they do not get traded up for.
But there is also a chance that one or both of these players will fall into the second round and could be available for the Lions at pick No. 43 overall.
This would give them two extra picks in this year’s draft which could be used on other positions such as offensive line or cornerback.
This is a 2019 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 4 and 5 for Saturday’s NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don’t expect to get many of these right, but it’s still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft.
My final mock draft for the 2019 NFL draft is now up. On Thursday and Friday, I covered the first three rounds. Now, here are my projections for Rounds 4-7 on Saturday.
In addition to each pick, I’ve also included a quick thought on why each team is making that choice. For example, if you look at No. 111 overall, you’ll see:
111. Minnesota Vikings: Olisaemeka Udoh, OL, Elon
The draft is finally here, and the annual event will kick off Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET with the first round. Rounds 2-3 are scheduled for Friday night and rounds 4-7 will take place on Saturday afternoon.
This year’s class features plenty of elite talent at the top of the draft, but there are also several prospects with questions marks and plenty of uncertainty beyond the first round.
The Arizona Cardinals hold the No. 1 pick and will set the tone for this year’s event by taking Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray or trading down to another team that wants to move up for a quarterback. The San Francisco 49ers will be on the clock with the No. 2 pick, followed by New York Jets at No. 3, Oakland Raiders at No. 4 and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 5.
With the NFL Scouting Combine and pro days in the rearview mirror, we’re getting closer to the 2019 NFL Draft. Here’s my updated mock draft after three weeks of free agency, with some more trades sprinkled in.
The Redskins’ trade for Case Keenum gives them a bridge quarterback (and backup plan if they can’t land their guy at No. 15) while they continue to build their roster, which still needs plenty of help.
The Giants clearly need a quarterback of the future, but with Eli Manning still on the roster and 38 years old, they can afford to sit Jones for a year or two while he learns behind Manning. Jones has some mechanical issues to work out and could benefit from time on the bench.
The 2019 NFL Draft is fast approaching, and with the Scouting Combine officially in the books, it’s time to update my mock draft.
First-round mock drafts aren’t as fun as they used to be — a recent rule change allows prospects to immediately sign with agents after high school, which means no more unexpected returns — but I’ll be putting out a new first-round projection every Wednesday throughout the draft season.
Let’s get to it.
Going into the combine, the Lions appear to be in a great position. As we mentioned above, they have a need at defensive end, wide receiver and running back. The good news is that all three positions are loaded with talent in this year’s draft.
Drafting a wide receiver seems to be the popular pick among fans, but I think it would be wise for the Lions to wait until the second round to address that position. At pick No. 8, edge rushers like Montez Sweat, Jachai Polite and Brian Burns will likely still be available, and any one of them could make an immediate impact on Matt Patricia’s defense.
I’m not saying there isn’t a chance those players are off the board by pick No. 8, but if they are, I think the Lions should trade back and target a player like Florida offensive lineman Jawaan Taylor or Washington State left tackle Andre Dillard. Detroit has invested heavily in their offensive line and both Taylor and Dillard would provide competition for Rick Wagner on the right side of the line and potentially replace Taylor Decker down the line at left tackle.
If none of those options are available when the Lions are on the clock at No. 8 then I think it would be smart for them