NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Selections – Comments
# Team / Player / Position / School
1 Arizona – Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma
Cards pick another QB early with a one year starter under huge pressure in 2019.
2 San Francisco – Nick Bosa LB Ohio St
49ers address their front seven again with best edge guy in this class.
3 NY Jets – Quinnen Williams DT Alabama
Jets continue to build their front line with an impact interior force.
4 Oakland – Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
Raiders showed little edge pressure after moving Khalil Mack to Da Bears.
5 Tampa Bay – Devin White LB LSU
Blue chip Mike man gives this defense a leader and playmaker.
6 NY Giants – Daniel Jones QB Duke
GMen surprise everyone with a talented passer this early.
7 Jacksonville – Josh Allen LB Kentucky
Jaguars needed another edge rusher and jump on this playmaker here.
8 Detroit – TJ Hockenson TE Iowa
Lions look to give QB Matt Stafford a strong weapon in the middle zones.
9 Buffalo – Ed Oliver DT Houston
Bills grab an explosive interior guy with impact talent.
10 Pittsburgh (from Denver) – Devin Bush LB Michigan
Steelers paid a huge price to move up for this three down playmaker.
11 Cincinnati – Jonah Williams OT Alabama
Bengals look to get the outside right after continuous problems recently.
12 Green Bay – Rashan Gary DE Michigan
Packers committed to improving their battered defense.
13 Miami – Christian Wilkins DT Clemson
Dolphins starting to build new club with front four talent.
14 Atlanta – Chris Lindstrom OG Boston College
Falcons must keep Matt Ryan upright to contend in the tough NFC South.
15 Washington – Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State
Redskins considered moving up for this guy.
16 Carolina – Brian Burns DE/LB Florida State
Panthers need edge rushers and Burns ranks among the best in this deep class.
17 NY Giants (from Cleveland) – Dexter Lawrence NT Clemson
GMen get a strong interior presence with the explosiveness to rush the passer.
18 Minnesota – Garrett Bradbury C NC State
Vikes had to address their offensive line and Bradbury is an excellent addition.
19 Tennessee – Jeffrey Simmons DL Mississippi State
Titans like his ability to play five technique here.
20 Denver (from Pittsburgh) – Noah Fant TE Iowa
Broncos added extra picks and get the seam playmaker for new vet QB Joe Flacco.
21 Green Bay (from Seattle) – Darnell Savage S Maryland
Packers get the centerfielder for this talented young secondary.
22 Philadelphia (from Baltimore) – Andre Dillard OT Washington State
Eagles move up to land an agile athletic left tackle.
23 Houston – Tytus Howard OT Alabama State
Texans’ reached for a talented small college tackle.
24 Oakland (from Chicago) – Josh Jacobs RB Alabama
Raiders turn the page from veteran back Marshawn Lynch.
25 Baltimore (from Philadelphia) – Marquise Brown WR Oklahoma
Ravens land a burner to open up this young offense.
26 Washington (from Indianapolis) – Montez Sweat LB Mississippi State
Skins land a tough edge rusher to bookend with veteran Ryan Kerrigan.
27 Oakland (from Dallas) – Johnathan Abram S Mississippi State
Da Raiders add a striker here for a problem position.
28 LA Chargers – Jerry Tillery DL Notre Dame
Chargers get an athletic versatile lineman for their aging front line.
29 Seattle (from Kansas City) – LJ Collier DE TCU
Seahawks reach for this emerging edge rusher, but not the talent to replace Frank Clark.
30 New York Giants (New Orleans-Green Bay & Seattle) – Deandre Baker CB Georgia
GMen made great move to trade back into first round for the most developed cover man in his class.
31 Atlanta (LA Rams) – Kaleb McGary OT Washington
Falcons hell bent on improving the right side of line.
32 New England – N’Keal Harry WR Arizona State
Patriots shock fans by taking this tough receiver with a #1 selection.
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