Arizona grabs a tight end to compliment Charles Clay. Kyler Murray has Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, Charles Clay, and John Mackey Award Winner T.J. Hockenson in this mock draft which is an awesome start for Arizona if their draft ends up like this.
I intially did not have Deebo Samuel as high on my rankings, but he dominated during the 2019 Senior bowl. The 5-11 216 lb Deebo Samuel can come in right away to play slot receiver for the Indianapolis Colts.
Andrew Luck will have T.Y. Hilton as his number one target with Devin Funchess complimenting him. With Deebo Samuel playing in the slot, Andrew Luck will.finally have a variety of weapons that will help him get to a Super Bowl.
Deebo Samuel put on a clinic against Clemson. Here is the film cut to prove it.
The 5-11 189 lb Rock Ya-Sin did well versus Buffalo wide receiver Anthony Johnson on tape which is why I moved him ahead of Anthony Johnson in this latest mock. Rock Ya-Sin had 36 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, 47 total tackles, 12 deflections from pass breakups, and 2 interceptions in 2018.
Rock Ya-Sin did well versus Buffalo wide receiver Anthony Johnson, who I love on tape. Rock Ya-Sin is now a top 40 player in this class after watching him dominate versus Buffalo. Oakland grabs Rok Ya-Sin at 35 to pair with Gareon Conley.
San Francisco gets a wide receiver to make things easier for their quarterback assuming they trade for Jimmy Garoppolo. One player who can run all 30 different routes that a wide receiver needs to run is the 6-2 207 lb Anthony Litman Johnson out of Buffalo. I had a first round grade on Anthony Johnson and still believe he is a steal at this point in the second round. Anthony Johnson fits the criteria as Jadeveon Clowney's cousin and he ran a 4.43 40-time when he enrolled at Buffalo. Anthony Johnson ran two 4.43 40-times at Buffalo's Pro Day validating my impression of him desptie what other experts say about him.
Anthony Johnson had 76 receptions, 1,356 receiving yards, and 14 receiving touchdowns in 2017. Anthony Johnson had 57 receptions, 1,011 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns in 2018. He wasn't targeted as much, but he still had a huge impact as far as attitude and blocking goes. Tyree Jackson was lost without him, so that speaks volumes about Johnson.
Anthony Johnson is a gamer. He's high character off the field and a total savage on game day.
Previous Pick: Christian Miller, 3-4 ROLB, Alabama
The 6-1 225 lb A.J. Brown is talented with 75 receptions, 1,252 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns in 2017. All of his good tape came against teams with mediocre corners. N'Keal Harry, Dillon Mitchell, and Anthony Johnson did well versus NFL corners. Johnson can run 30 different routes and Harry dropped fewer passes then any receiver I watched so far. A.J. Brown struggled versus Trevon Diggs and Greedy Williams in 2018, but he ran a 4.49 40-time at the 2019 NFL COmbine.
A.J. Brown may not even be the best receiver on his own team. D.K. Metcalf is projected to run a better 40-time. Brown had better production then Metcalf with 85 receptions, 1,320 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns in 2018.
Here is tape of A.J. Brown versus Alabama. You can tell he doesn't separate himself like Harry, Mitchell, Samuel, or Johnson does just by watching the tape.
Jacksonville gets a wide receiver to make things easier for their quarterback. Parris Campbell balled out versus Michigan and did well enough at the 2019 NFL Combine to jump from being a fourth round pick to a second round pick.
The 5-11 195 lb Nasir Adderley can play strong safety, free safety, or nickel cornerback with his versatility. His man coverage and press coverage is awful, but his center fielder ability in zone coverage is on an Ed Reed level. This is the biggest reason Adderley is getting hyped up by the mainstream media.
Oren Shiri did a mock draft slideshow for the 2019 NFL Draft. Oren mocked Adderley to Oakland at 27.
Those were Oren's words on Nasir Adderley. Check out this Voch Lombardi film session on Nasir Adderley. One thing I noticed in Voch Lombardi's film session is that he blitzes like Polamalu and covers like Ed Reed in zone coverage. He will line up as a third outside linebacker or an edge rusher when he blitzes as an eighth man in the box. I may move Adderley up in my next mock draft because he has the intiative and back bone to confront an offensive lineman and push him by getting in his face. He plays on special teams too as a kick returner and a punt returner as well. After dominating Delaware's Pro Day, he's now my top ranked safety in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The 6-6 320 lb Max Scharping got the best of Khalil Hodge in the MAC Championship game. The four year starter has an exceptional football IQ along with versatility to play both left tackle and right tackle. He only allowed one sack in the past three seasons versus Iowa in 2018. Scharping held his own versus teams like Boston College, Florida State, Ball State, Buffalo, and Central Michigan. Brian Burns who I mocked to Tennessee at 19 had problems versus Scharping which is my main reason for giving Scharping a first round grade despite the fact that most people have a day 2 grade on him.
Max Scharping has the pass blocking, run blocking, and zone blocking down. you want to see him improve his cut blocking, pull blocking, and reach blocking. His leg drive is also inconsisent so that may be why some people have a third round grade on Scharping.
I really wish there were more film cuts for Max Scharping. Here is Northern Illinois offensive line versus Utah. His tape versus Utah and Iowa in 2018 was lackluster for a left tackle, but the Buffalo Bills could make him a bookend to Dion Dawkins. At the very worst, he's a quality swing tackle on Buffalo.
I love going with offensive players in the second round of my mock drafts after going quarterback in the first round.
I love going with offensive players in the second round of my mock drafts after going quarterback in the first round. The 6-4 314 lb Elgton Jenkins has the versatility to play left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, or right tackle. He's a two-year starter at center, and now my top center in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Matt Paradis has an expiring contract. If Elgton Jenkins dominates this week in Mobile, he may even sneak into the late first round and go to a team like the Kansas City Chiefs or the Los Angeles Rams. Jenkins can maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds as a constant blocker on tape.
Cincinnati gets an upgrade over Bobby Hart at right tackle. The 6-6 311 lb Greg Little dominated as a right tackle in High School. He's struggled as a left tackle at Ole Miss though. Cincinnati gets Little as a right tackle.
Previous Pick: Chris Lindstrom, RG, Boston College
Detroit gets T.J. Lang's replacement at right guard. Beau Benzschawel is a 6-6 307 lb right guard out of Wisconsin. He bolsters the Detroit Lions offensive line. Here is a film cut of Beau Benzschawel versus Ohio State in 2017. This was his best game of tape.
Green Bay gets an inside linebacker here. Gary Johnson had a superb 2019 NFL Combine, plus I'm a big fan of his tape the way he drops into coverage, stops the run, and uses variety to recognize plays. The 6-0 226 lb linebacker ran a 4.43 40-time at the 2019 NFL Combine. Here is tape of Gary Johnson against USC.
Atlanta cut their right tackle so now they use this pick on a right tackle after upgrading both guard spots in Free Agency. The 6-5 305 lb Bobby Evans has the versatility to play left tackle and right tackle.
Bobby Evans played well on Oklahoma's offensive line this season. Here is game film of Bobby Evans versus UCLA.
Washington has three assets on the offensive line with left tackle Trent Williams, right tackle Morgan Moses, and right guard Brandon Scherff. Both left guard and center need to be upgraded. Erik McCoy can play center or guard and he is someone who I could see being a Pro Bowl center.
Carolina gets another cornerback here. The 6-2 207 lb Isaiah Johnson did well in 2018 with 50 solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles, 66 total tackles, 7 deflections from pass breakups, and 2 interceptions. Isaiah Johnson also did well in the 2019 Senior Bowl as well as the 2019 NFL Combine. He was injured at his Pro Day, but was awesome in one-on-one drills versus Buffalo wide receiver Anthony Johnson. Isaiah Johnson is a top 50 player in my opinion mainly due to how well he performed against Anthony Johnson.
Isaiah Johnson did well versus Arizona. Here is his tape versus Arizona from 2018.
Miami gets another defensive tackle to push for a starting roster spot. The 6-7 305 lb Jerry Tillery had 19 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, 30 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, 8 sacks, and 5 quarterback hurries in 2018.
Jerry Tillery is more versatile then I realized. Initially, I assumed he was mainly a 4-3 defensive tackle.
He can line up at 4-3 right end, 4-3 defensive tackle, 4-3 left end, 3-4 right end, 3-4 nose tackle, and 3-4 left end. Tillery is versatile enough to play anywhere on the defensive line. That is something Miami will love about Tillery. You can see how versatile Tillery is by watching this film session of him versus Stanford.
Cleveland gets a cornerback with this pick to replace E.J. Gaines. It's a deep cornerback class and anyone still there at 48 would be a nice complimentary piece to field cornerback Denzel Ward who did a lot better then I expected during his rookie season.
The 6-1 204 lb Amani Oruwariye had 12 deflections from pass breakups. Amani Oruwariye really caught my eye in Penn State's game against Pittsburgh.
Minnesota gets Harrison Smith a complimentary safety. Deionte Thompson would make a solid complimentary safety. He had the best tape among safeties in this class, but thanks to missing the 2019 NFL Combine and Alabama's 2019 NFL Pro Day.
The 6-2 196 lb safety had 48 solo tackles, 31 assisted tackles, 79 total tackles, 6 deflections from pass breakups, 3.5 tackles for a loss, and 2 interceptions. His numbers don't really appear to be that impressive on the surface. The irony is he has the best tape of any of Alabama's defensive backs.
Lil John on Draft Twitter who edits On The Clock is a huge Panthers fan. He's the fourth member of the Draft Twitter Film team that I'm networking with Daily for the 2019 NFL Draft. He did a film session on Deionte Thompson and I'm posting Thompson's tape here.
The 6-1 195 lb Trayvon Mullen only had 3 deflections from pass breakups and 1 interception in 2018. However his man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage is strong, but not very strong due to his stiff hips. I feel Mullen is an upgrade over Adoree Jackson so Tennessee can take the best player on their board and bring him in for competition at the cornerback position.
Here is tape of Trayvon Mullen versus Boston College. He has first round talent despite what his stats say.
Pittsburgh drafts the 6-2 239 lb Mack Wilson to fill-in for Ryan Shazier after getting Byron Murphy to compliment Joe Haden in the first round. Wilson is mainly a middle linebacker/3-4 middle linebacker. Mack Wilson is versatile enough to play 4-3 right outside linebacker or 4-3 left outside linebacker. Mack Wilson is the most versatile middle linebacker in the 2019 NFL Draft despite only having 36 solo tackles, 35 assisted tackles, 71 total tackles, 7 quarterback hurries, 5 tackles for a loss, 5 deflections from pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and 1 sack.
Mack Wilson is also the best player on the board. Pittsburgh needs a second middle linebacker next to Vince Williams, that will most likely be Ryan Shazier's eventual replacement.
Mack Wilson can drop back into coverage. Knows how to stop the run. Can even blitz off the edge as he hurdled Paul Adams on one play. He lacks the strength to win blocks though when watching his tape versus Missouri. Mack Wilson may be best off as a left outside linebacker for that reason, but I will mock him as a middle linebacker for now.
Philadelphia needs a replacement to Jordan Hicks. T'Von Coney is the best player on the board and a great fit for the Eagles at this point.
The 6-0 244 lb T'Von Coney had 63 solo tackles, 60 assisted tackles, 123 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss, 6 quarterback hurries, 4 sacks, 4 deflections from pass breakups, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 intercepiton at 3-4 middle linebacker. He also has the skill to play 4-3 middle linebacker as well as 4-3 right outside linebacker on the weak side. T'Von Coney also did better in coverage then T.J. Edwards in Mobile which is the biggest reason I moved Coney up.
T'Von Coney is versatile enough to play 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, 4-3 left outside linebacker, or 3-4 middle linebacker. He's also excellent in coverage on tape despite what his stats say. He knows how to stop the run as well.
I believe he has second round talent when watching his tape. Coney balled out versus Michigan.
Houston provides competition for for left tackles Julie'n Davenport and Matt Kalil. Neither is a long-term answer for Deshaun Watson. Kalil could be serviceable if he's healthy in 2019, but that's a big if considering his injury history since there is no guarantee he beats out Davenport. Cajuste is raw, but he is an upgrade over both Davenport and Kalil if you develop him correctly. That's the biggest if with Will Grier's blindside.
Houston gets a good cornerback here. Pairing Bradley Roby with Jonathan Joseph could work in the short-term. You lost Kareem Jackson and Kevin Johnson. Another cornerback from this uber loaded cornerback class is needed to be a nickel cornerback in 2019 and then potentially the number one cornerback down the road in 2020 and beyond thanks to Jonathan Joseph aging.
The 6-3 208 lb JoeJuan Williams had 48 solo tackles, 13 assisted tackles, 61 total tackles, 13 deflections from pass breakups, 4 interceptions, and 2 tackles for a loss in 2018. JoeJuan Williams looked like a second round cornerback when I watched his tape.
Here is some tape of JoeJuan Williams versus Ole Miss. A.J. Brown had a huge game versus Vanderbilt, but most of his big plays came away from JoeJuan Williams who also had the game-winning deflection for Vanderbilt by breaking up a pass intended for DaMarkus Lodge.
Neither Danny Shelton or Malcolm Brown got a sack in 2018. The 6-4 300 lb Gerald Willis III is raw. His upside is through the roof though since he plays like Warren Sapp in a 4-3 defense and Vince Wilfork in a 3-4 scheme. He's so good that he commanded double teams versus LSU despite a slow start.
Gerald Willis III had 34 solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles, 59 total tackles, 18 tackles for a loss, 5 quarterback hurries, 4 sacks, and 2 deflections from pass breakups.
Gerald Willis III did well versus LSU despite the slow start. Gerald Willis III is a second round talent despite not running the 40-time at the 2019 NFL Combine. If the Patriots are thin at defensive tackle, and Willis shows flashes of Vince Wilfork they will draft him or one of the other defensive tackles in this draft. That's how the Patriots function.
Even though Irv Smith Jr. may not have the most consistent receiving, his tape against Santos Ramirez stands out. The media is overhyping him due to the success of Alabama tight ends. Finally, the tight end tandem of Jason Witten and Irv Smith Jr. sounds like radical innovation that Dallas needs to bolster their passing attack through the air.
Juan Thornhill had a good senior bowl and had the best NFL Combine of all the safeties in the class. Also Clayton Geathers is a Free Agent. Enjoy Free Agency Mr. Geathers, Juan Thornhill, will be, Malik Hooker's new understudy and sparring partner at the safety position.
Juan Thornhill had 62 solo tackles, 36 assisted tackles, 98 total tackles, 7 deflections from pass breakups, and 6 interceptions in 2018. Thornhill is one of the best safeties in this draft. Here is Thornhill's tape versus Miami FL.
Brandon Mebane got retained. Also the Chargers cut the cord with Cory Liuget so instead of making Greg Gaines a third round pick who replaces Danny Shelton, he now gets promoted a round due to a strong combine and becomes an immediate starter next to Mebane.
Greg Gaines could replace one of the current Washington defensive tackles on New England's roster. Here is tape of Greg Gaines versus the Utah Utes from the 2018 PAC 12 Championship Game.
Kansas City needs a new running back to replace Kareem Hunt. Darrell Henderson reminds me of DeAngelo Williams. As sad as that statement sounds, Henderson is still a top 3 running back in this class due to leading the FBS in rushing yards as well as running a good 40-time. He's also got Leigh Steinberg as his agent so if the Chiefs pair Henderson with Mahomes, then Jerry McGuire can guide KC to Super Bowl 54. My father had a restaurant called 54th street in Kansas City, Kansas so if the Chiefs get Henderson they are my pick for Super Bowl 54 next season period.
Basically pair Henderson with Mahomes without overselling it. That's all Mr. Steinberg has to do the rest will take care of itself.
I think Henderson provides much better value in day 2 then Josh Jacobs does in day 1 even though Jacobs probably will be the first back picked. Watch the tape. I like Henderson more on tape. My instincts are so bad, that I told you guys Mahomes was QB1 so go ahead and laugh at me when I say Henderson will be the steal of this class if he goes to Kansas City.
Kansas City gets their first cornerback in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 5-11 195 lb Kris Boyd had 49 solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles, 67 total tackles, and 16 deflections from pass breakups in 2018. Kris Boyd has the man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage you want as well as tremendous speed.
Kris Boyd did well in the Sugar Bowl against Georgia. Kris Boyd can be a good cover cornerback who anchors the secondary as a field cornerback in Kansas City.