By Reece Mowlem.
After countless hours of tape watching, player analysis and scout research, my 2019 big board is finally complete. This 100 player list takes position value, as well as injury history, into consideration, but doesn't account much for off-field concerns and character issues, mainly as I haven't personally interviewed any players so it's hard to make a judgement. Regardless, this is what my draft board would look like if I was a GM in the NFL. If you disagree with any of my decisions, feel free to tweet me @ReeceMowlem97, I love a good debate.
1. Quinnen Williams (DI, Alabama)
Williams can wreck an offensive game plan in both the run and pass game, earning a 96.0 overall grade from Pro Football Focus in 2018, the highest ever given to an interior defender.
2. Nick Bosa (EDGE, Ohio State)
The younger Bosa brother has all the traits teams look for in an edge defender. His hand technique and ability to execute a wide range of pass-rush moves makes him almost unplayable at times.
3. Kyler Murray (QB, Oklahoma)
Without a doubt the best quarterback in the class. Kyler possesses arm strength and accuracy as a passer, as well as devastating speed and elusiveness as a runner. Murray is the ultimate dual threat QB.
4. Josh Allen (EDGE, Kentucky)
The most effective pass-rusher in all of college football in 2018. In addition, Allen has solid coverage skills that make him the ideal 3-4 outside linebacker.
5. Jonah Williams (OT/OG, Oklahoma)
A dominant tackle with a delicious blend of power and mobility. Some NFL franchises might see him as a guard, but Williams has the skills to be elite at either position.
6. Ed Oliver (DI, Houston)
Oliver is undersized but that doesn't stop him from getting the job done. The Houston prospect finished the year with a 90+ pass-rush grade per PFF.
7. Brian Burns (EDGE, Florida State)
Burns racked up 69 pressures last season, the most of any Power-5 defender. His combination of flexibility and explosiveness makes him a nightmare for opposing tackles.
8. Byron Murphy (CB, Washington)
Physicality, passion, great feet, quickness, zone awareness, run defense, press technique, fluidity: Murphy has it all. He's stronger playing zone, but his skills make him a scheme-transcendent talent.
9. Jawaan Taylor (OT, Florida)
The best pure right-tackle in the draft. Taylor was elite as both a pass and run blocker at Florida, making him a valuable commodity.
10. Devin White (LB, LSU)
With freak athleticism, superb coverage skills and the ability to get home when blitzing, White is the perfect linebacker for the modern day NFL.
11. Dwayne Haskins (QB, Ohio State)
Haskins' production as a Buckeye was exceptional in 2018. There's still a few question marks over his abilities, but the one-year starter has franchise QB potential.
12. Jeffery Simmons (DI, Mississippi State)
If it wasn't for an ACL injury at the start of the year, Simmons would probably be near the top of this board. His off-field past isn't great, but his talent is unquestionable.
13. Jerry Tillery (DI, Notre Dame)
Although the sack total didn't match, Tillery tied Quinnen Williams for the highest pass-rushing grade among interior defenders in college football last year, according to PFF.
14. Dalton Risner (OT, Kansas State)
Risner was one of the best all-round tackles in college and could do the same in the NFL. The Kansas State prospect only allowed a single sack during his four year college career, a highly impressive stat.
15. Andre Dillard (OT, Washington State)
Maybe the best pure pass-blocker available, Dillard had the highest PFF pass protection grade of any starting tackle in the country this past season.
16. Christian Wilkins (DI, Clemson)
Christian Wilkins was top three in both PFF's run-defence and pass-rushing grades among interior players this past season.
17. Greedy Williams (CB, LSU)
An elite press-coverage cornerback with blistering speed. Williams allowed a catch rate of just 36% when targeted in 2018.
18. Clelin Ferrell (EDGE, Clemson)
Ferrell is a versatile player who has the talent and build capable of fitting any scheme. The 21-year-old had 14 sacks and 14 QB hits in his final year at Clemson.
19. Cody Ford (OT/OG, Oklahoma)
Ford, like Murray, may have only started one year at Oklahoma, but he made the most of his short career, not allowing a single sack until the college playoffs.
20. DeAndre Baker (CB, Georgia)
The Georgia cornerback only gave up a single touchdown during his entire collegiate career and allowed just 10 first downs last season.
21. T.J. Hockenson (TE, Iowa)
One of the rare tight ends who's as effective as a run blocker as he is a pass catcher. Hockenson boasted less than a 2% drop rate last year at Iowa.
22. D.K. Metcalf (WR, Mississippi)
Metcalf is blessed with quite ridiculous physical traits, running a 4.33s 40-yard dash at 6'3" and 228lbs. The only concerns with the Mississippi wideout are his poor change of direction skills and his injury history.
23. Devin Bush Jr. (LB, Michigan)
Bush lacks slightly in length but more than makes up for that deficiency in his processing skills, physicality and range. He projects as an every down linebacker in the NFL.
24. Nasir Adderley (S, Delaware)
Maybe the best in coverage out of all draft eligible safeties. Adderley also possesses all the attributes required to play as a single high safety.
25. Deebo Samuel (WR, South Carolina)
The South Carolina pass catcher broke a crazy 21 tackles on 62 catches in 2018. Samuel is most likely to find a home in the slot but can also make plays as an outside receiver.
26. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (WR, Stanford)
When it comes to contested catches, not many of Arcega-Whiteside's peers are close to his level. He also raised some eyebrows at his Pro-Day, running considerably faster than expected.
27. Dexter Lawrence (DI, Clemson)
Lawrence is incredibly athletic for his size. The 160kg nose tackle can affect both the run and pass-game of opponents, making him a sort after prospect.
28. Amani Oruiwariye (CB, Penn State)
Oruwariye had a productive 2018 season at Penn State, as well as an outstanding week at the Senior Bowl. He doesn't have the highest ceiling in this year's CB class, but he has a high floor.
29. Garrett Bradbury (C, N.C. State)
Of this year's draft eligible centres, Bradbury has had the highest PFF grade over the past two seasons. The only true knock on him is that he's played almost exclusively in a zone blocking scheme.
30. Darnell Savage (S, Maryland)
Savage has all the athletic tools to be a starting safety in the NFL. His aggressive mentality makes him a missile around the line of scrimmage and a ball hawk when playing deep.
31. Josh Jacobs (RB, Alabama)
The best three-down back in the draft. On a reasonably light workload at Alabama, Jacobs showed great power, vision, and most importantly, pass-catching ability.
32. A.J. Brown (WR, Mississippi)
A superb all-round receiver, Brown forced 17 missed tackles and only dropped only 5 of 90 catchable targets in 2018. He can play either in the slot or on the outside.
33. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (S/CB, Florida)
A versatile safety who's more than happy to play as a nickel cornerback. Although he hasn't done it too much, CGJ has the physical tools to also be used as a lone deep safety.
34. Montez Sweat (EDGE, Mississippi State)
Sweat is an athletic freak who put up recording breaking numbers at the scouting combine. A raw talent, his production didn't quite match his potential at Mississippi State.
35. Noah Fant (TE, Iowa)
An incredible receiving tight end with excellent speed and route running abilities. If Fant can reduce his drops, he can be a mismatch weapon for an NFL team.
36. Andy Isabella (WR, UMass)
An absolute speed demon. Isabella was PFF's highest graded wide receiver in college football last year racking up over 1,600 yards, including 219 against Georgia.
37. Drew Lock (QB, Missouri)
Lock has elite level arm strength, making 33 big-time throws in 2018 for Missouri. He has to seriously improve his accuracy and decision making to become a franchise quarterback.
38. Elgton Jenkins (C/OG, Mississippi State)
Highly efficient in pass-protection, Jenkins allowed only 5 pressures on over 360 pass-blocking snaps in 2018. He could play guard, but is definitely more comfortable at centre.
39. Hakeem Butler (WR, Iowa State)
A man monster at 6'5" and 227lbs, Butler actually led this receiver class in downfield receptions (20+ yards) with 19. Some compare his physical traits to Calvin Johnson.
40. Chase Winovich (EDGE, Michigan)
The only Power-5 edge defender to receive a 90+ overall PPF grade in both 2017 and 2018. Winovich hasn't got the highest ceiling, but is a solid day one starter,
41. Taylor Rapp (S, Washington)
Rapp might be the best tackler in the draft, missing only two last year. He does lack a bit of speed, but he certainly doesn't lack effort.
42. Rashan Gary (EDGE/DI, Michigan)
Raw and unproven. Gary's power and quickness make him an exciting prospect but he needs a lot of development to reach his potential. He played mainly on the edge at Michigan but could find a home inside in the NFL.
43. Greg Little (OT, Mississippi)
Over the past two seasons, Little has allowed just 26 pressures on nearly 1000 pass-blocking snaps. He could be highly effective in the right scheme and with good coaching.
44. N'Keal Harry (WR, Arizona State)
Harry possesses an enticing combination of contested catch skills and the ability to make big plays after the catch. However, his incapacity to gain separation is a concern.
45. Chris Lindstrom (OG, Boston College)
Lindstrom gave up only four pressures during his first season as a guard at Boston College. He has the polish to be an instant starter.
46. Marquise Brown (WR, Oklahoma)
Brown looks like he could take it to the house every time he gets the ball in his hands. The Oklahoma burner scored 10 touchdowns on 77 receptions last year.
47. Charles Omenhiu (DI/EDGE, Texas)
More proficient as a run-stopper than a pass-rusher, but did generate pressure in flashes. Omenihu's combination of speed, size and athleticism are hard to find.
48. Justin Layne (CB, Michigan State)
Excellent in coverage during his time as a cornerback at Michigan State. Layne also took 36 snaps at receiver in 2018.
49. Amani Hooker (S/CB, Iowa)
Despite projecting as a safety in the NFL, Hooker was one of the best defensive-backs in college football when it came to coverage last year.
50. Jachai Polite (EDGE, Florida)
Polite's production was outstanding last season, achieving a 90+ grade from PFF as both a pass-rusher and run-defender. If it wasn't for his miserable testing and attitude at both the combine and Florida pro-day, he would be a top 15 player.
51. David Long (CB, Michigan)
52. Juan Thornhill (S, Virginia)
53. Zach Allen (EDGE, Boston College)
54. Erik McCoy (C/OG, Texas A&M)
55. Julian Love (CB, Notre Dame)
56. Daniel Jones (QB, Duke)
57. Dre'Mont Jones (DI, Ohio State)
58. Kelvin Harmon (WR, N.C. State)
59. Irv Smith Jr. (TE, Alabama)
60. Khalen Saunders (DI, Western Illinois)
61. Anthony Nelson (EDGE, Iowa)
62. Max Scharping (OT, Northen Illinois)
63. Oshane Ximines (EDGE, Old Dominion)
64. David Montgomery (RB, Iowa State)
65. L.J. Collier (EDGE, TCU)
66. Darrell Henderson (RB, Memphis)
67. Jace Sternberger (TE, Texas A&M)
68. Michael Deiter (OG/OT, Wisconsin)
69. Ben Burr-Kirven (LB, Washington)
70. Deionte Thompson (S, Alabama)
71. Hjalte Froholdt (OG, Arkansas)
72. Yodny Cajuste (OT, West Virginia)
73. Te'Von Coney (LB, Notre Dame)
74. Damien Harris (RB, Alabama)
75. Riley Ridley (WR, Georgia)
76. Miles Sanders (RB, Penn State)
77. Tytus Howard (OT, Alabama State)
78. Blake Cashman (LB, Minnesota)
79. Chuma Edoga (OT, USC)
80. Kaleb McGary (OT, Washington)
81. Maxx Crosby (EDGE, Eastern Michigan)
82. David Edwards (OT, Wisconsin)
83. Terry McLaurin (WR, Ohio State)
84. Rock Ya-Sin (CB, Temple)
85. Devin Singletary (RB, Florida Atlantic)
86. Christian Miller (EDGE, Alabama)
87. Jamel Dean (CB, Auburn)
88. Nate David (OG, Charlotte)
89. Mack Wilson (LB, Alabama)
90. Connor McGovern (OG, Penn State
91. Ronheen Bingham (EDGE, Arkansas State)
92. Jonathan Abram (S, Mississippi State)
93. DaMarkus Lodge (WR, Mississippi)
94. Marquise Blair (S, Utah)
95. Sean Bunting (CB, Central Michigan)
96. Will Grier (QB, West Virginia)
97. Caleb Wilson (TE, UCLA)
98. D. Andre Walker (EDGE, Georgia)
99. Gerald Willis (DI, Miami)
100. Emanuel Hall (WR, Missouri)
Once again I've decided to attempt the impossible task of predicting how the first round of the NFL Draft will play out on Thursday night. Now obviously my picks are guesses as I'm not in the war rooms, but I ensure you they are educated guesses and I've not just thrown prospect darts at a dartboard of teams (although that would probably be more accurate). If you want to know what I would do in the first three round if I was the GM of each team then read my "What I Would Do" mock draft here. Anyway, my final note is this: unless I get at least 5 picks correct, forget this mock draft ever existed. Got it? Good. Well in that case, enjoy!
This year I've decided to do two different types of mock draft, and this is one of them. This mock represents what I would do in the first three rounds if I was the GM of each NFL team, not necessarily who I think they ultimately will draft in April. If you don't like the players I give to your team then I'm sorry, it's just my opinion.
Texans get Pick 12 / Packers get Pick 23 and Pick 54.
Chargers get Pick 25 / Eagles get Pick 28 and Pick 91.
* = Compensatory pick
By Reece Mowlem.
Draft season is here! These rankings represent who I personally believe are the best prospects at each position in terms of how successful I believe they can be at the NFL level, as well as at what pick range I would be willing to draft them in if I was an NFL GM. They will be updated regularly as we approach the 2019 NFL Draft.
Where I'd be willing to draft them, taking position value into consideration:
Pick 1-10 Pick 11-20 Pick 21-32 2nd Round 3rd Round 4th Round
Mowlem is a young sports writer from Reading, United Kingdom. All articles are written by Reece Mowlem (unless stated otherwise).