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PFF's head-to-head 2019 NFL Mock Draft Rounds 1-3

By PFF Analysis Team
Apr 4, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and with the month of April, it’s officially draft season. This week on the PFF Podcast, our very own Steve Palazzolo & Mike Renner took their turn at a competitive mock draft that saw them alternate picks for the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

The results and subsequent picks for some teams may surprise you while others certainly align with our most recent 2019 NFL Draft Big Board. Check it out for yourself and keep up-to-date with all the latest NFL draft news on Twitter.


All 32 picks from the first round:

1. Arizona Cardinals (Steve Palazzolo) – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

“We’re the GMs, we’re doing this as what we would do … The upgrade is strong enough there.”

2. San Francisco 49ers (Mike Renner) – Nick Bosa, Edge, Ohio State

“As sure things go, if he stays healthy, he’s going to be a productive NFL player.”

3. New York Jets (SP) – Josh Allen, Edge, Kentucky

“In a real-life scenario, this is a trade-down situation, as the Jets general manager … He’s got a top-five grade for us and he fits a need.”

4. Oakland Raiders (MR) – Quinnen Williams, DI, Alabama

“The Raiders have Maurice Hurst, no one on this roster is going to prevent from picking Quinnen Williams.”

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (SP) – Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

“There are still some question marks at guard, going to go Jonah Williams, he could play guard, but not just because his arms are short, there is obviously starting tackle ability there.”

6. New York Giants (MR) – Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

“Right tackle is the need there for the Giants and right tackle is the pick … The roster basically pencils them into a top five or top 10 pick next year, that’s when you get the quarterback.”

7. Jacksonville Jaguars (SP) – D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

“With Nick Foles, we have to build around him on offense, and even though Metcalf isn’t a perfect prospect, he may be a perfect pick for Foles.”

8. Detroit Lions (MR) – Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

“What he can do from a press-man alignment makes him the fit … Greedy is at his best in press-man coverage while (Byron) Murphy is better in zone coverage while the Lions are extremely man-heavy coverage.”

9. Buffalo Bills (SP) – Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

“The Bills aren’t tied to Kevin Johnson but Byron Murphy fits perfectly opposite Tre’Davious White in that scheme, as Murphy is perhaps the best zone coverage corner.”

10. Denver Broncos (MR) – Devin White, LB, LSU

“They need a guy who can cover ground and Devin White is a perfect fit in Vic Fangio’s defensive scheme.”

11. Cincinnati Bengals (SP) – Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

“With Devin White gone, with the board having fallen this way, not expecting Dwayne Haskins to be here, and quarterback is the place you have to take shots.”

12. Green Bay Packers (MR) – Jerry Tillery, DI, Notre Dame

Tillery is that good. Tillery is a top-10 player in this draft class.”

13. Miami Dolphins (SP) – Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State

“If you’re looking at quarterbacks here, the next guys up are not here (as high first-round picks). Burns led the nation in pressures during the regular season.”

14. Atlanta Falcons (MR) – Ed Oliver, DI, Houston

“Atlanta has added athletes at every level, someone to pair with Grady Jarrett is a need.”

15. Washington Redskins (SP) – Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

“The dropoff at cornerback is too big to not take Baker here whereas wide receivers can be selected early in Round 2.”

16. Carolina Panthers (SP) – Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State

“Daryl Williams is only locked up for one more year … Risner can play anywhere along the offensive line and gives flexibility for Carolina.”

17. New York Giants (MR) – Jeffery Simmons, DI, Mississippi State

“You get two blue-chip players with Jawaan Taylor and Simmons on the interior in this class so far.”

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

“Minnesota goes offensive line and they go best available here.”

19. Tennessee Titans (SP) – A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

“Tennessee is in a position to add playmakers … Brown can get open for Marcus Mariota.”

20. Pittsburgh Steelers (MR) – Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

“Bush can cover ground and adds coverage to the linebacking corps.”

21. Seattle Seahawks (SP) – Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

“Adderley has legit free safety skills and the Seahawks need a true free safety with Earl Thomas’ departure.”

22. Baltimore Ravens (MR) – Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma

“Offensive lineman gets more value in the Ravens potential run-heavy offense and Ford fits the need.”

23. Houston Texans (SP) – T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

“Hockenson is a stretch the seam kind of guy who can get open.”

24. Oakland Raiders (MR) – Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

“Positional value makes a reach here for a cornerback … Oruwariye had the best one-on-ones at the Senior Bowl.”

25. Philadelphia Eagles (SP) – David Long, CB, Michigan

“Long is sneaking into the first round as well as the Eagles need to continue to build cornerback depth.”

26. Indianapolis Colts (MR) – J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

“Arcega-Whiteside fits perfectly with what Indianapolis already has on offense.”

27. Oakland Raiders (MR) – Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

“Pair Butler with Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams, give Derek Carr no excuse.”

28. Los Angeles Chargers (SP) – Christian Wilkins, DI, Clemson

“The Chargers have had issues for years on the defensive interior and Wilkins brings a little bit more versatility.”

29. Kansas City Chiefs (SP) – Darnell Savage Jr., S, Maryland

“With sub-4.4 speed, he can fly, Savage accelerates through the catch point in coverage.”

30. Green Bay Packers (MR) – Andy Isabella, WR, UMass

“If you want to pencil him into the slot, sure, he can do that. But he is a vertical threat and can torch defensive backs.”

31. Los Angeles Rams (SP) – Chase Winovich, Edge, Michigan

“The best edge defender to come out of Michigan, and he can win in the run game.”

32. New England Patriots (MR) – Dexter Lawrence, DI, Clemson

“Lawrence is a disruptor on the interior and is only 21 years old.”

33. Arizona Cardinals (SP) – Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

34. Indianapolis Colts (MR) – Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

35. Oakland Raiders (SP) – Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson

36. San Francisco 49ers (MR) – Chauncey Garnder-Johnson, S, Florida

37. New York Giants (SP) – Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

38. Jacksonville Jaguars (MR) – Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (SP) – Montez Sweat, Edge, Mississippi State

40. Buffalo Bills (MR) – Zach Allen, Edge, Boston College

41. Denver Broncos (SP) – Drew Lock, Quarterback, Missouri

42. Cincinnati Bengals (MR) – Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

43. Detroit Lions (SP) – Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

44. Green Bay Packers (MR) – Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

45. Atlanta Falcons (SP) – Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College

46. Washington Redskins (MR) – Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

47. Carolina Panthers (SP) – Amani Hooker, S, Iowa

48. Miami Dolphins (MR) – Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State

49. Cleveland Browns (SP) – Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

50. Minnesota Vikings (MR) – Rashan Gary, DI, Michigan

51. Tennessee Titans (SP) – Khalen Saunders, DI, UCF

52. Pittsburgh Steelers (MR) – N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

53. Philadelphia Eagles (SP) – Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

54. Houston Texans (MR) – Max Scharping, OT, Northern Illinois

55. Houston Texans (SP) – Hjalte Froholdt, OG, Arkansas

56. New England Patriots (MR) – Anthony Nelson, Edge, Iowa

57. Philadelphia Eagles (SP) – Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

58. Dallas Cowboys (MR) – Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State

59. Indianapolis Colts (SP) – Dre’Mont Jones, DI, Ohio State

60. Los Angeles Chargers (MR) – Chuma Edoga, OT, USC

61. Kansas City Chiefs (SP) – Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

62. New Orleans Saints (MR) – Garrett Bradbury, OG, NC State

63. Kansas City Chiefs (SP) – Ronheen Bingham, Edge, Arkansas State

64. New England Patriots (MR) – Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M

65. Arizona Cardinals (SP) – Kaleb McGary, OT, Washingon

66. Pittsburgh Steelers (MR) – LJ Collier, Edge, TCU

67. San Francisco 49ers (SP) – Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn

68. New York Jets (MR) – Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M

69. Jacksonville Jaguars (SP) – Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

70. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (MR) – Marquise Blair, S, Utah

71. Denver Broncos (SP) – Nate Davis, OG, Charlotte

72. Cincinnati Bengals (MR) – Te’Von Coney, LB, Notre Dame

73. New England Patriots (SP) – Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

74. Buffalo Bills (MR) – Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

75. Green Bay Packers (SP) – Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota

76. Washington Redskins (MR) – Charles Omenihu, Edge, Texas

77. Carolina Panthers (SP) – Maxx Crosby, Edge, Eastern Michigan

78. Miami Dolphins (MR) – Jachai Polite, Edge, Florida

79. Atlanta Falcons (SP) – Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan

80. Cleveland Browns (MR) – Jimmy Moreland, CB, James Madison

81. Minnesota Vikings (SP) – Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State

82. Tennessee Titans (MR) – Connor McGovern, OG, Penn State

83. Pittsburgh Steelers (SP) – David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

84. Seattle Seahawks (MR) – Trevon Tate, OG, Memphis

85. Baltimore Ravens (SP) – Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame

86. Houston Texans (MR) – Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston

87. Chicago Bears (SP) – Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

88. Detroit Lions (MR) – Ben Banogu, Edge, TCU

89. Indianapolis Colts (SP) – Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt

90. Dallas Cowboys (MR) – Marvell Tell, S, USC

91. Los Angeles Chargers (SP) – Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

92. Kansas City Chiefs (MR) – Drue Tranquill, LB, Notre Dame

93. New York Jets (SP) – Tim Harris, CB, Virginia

94. Los Angeles Rams (MR) – Greg Gaines, DI, Washington

95. New York Giants (SP) – Xavier Crawford, DB, Central Michigan

96. Washington Redskins (MR) – Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

97. New England Patriots (SP) – Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

98. Jacksonville Jaguars (MR) – Michael Deiter, OG, Wisconsin

99. Los Angeles Rams (SP) – Ryan Finley, QB, NC State

100. Carolina Panthers (MR) – Kingsley Keke, DI, Texas A&M

101. New England Patriots (SP) – Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA

102. Baltimore Ravens (MR) – Oshane Ximines, Edge, Old Dominion

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