Arizona grabs a cornerback to be a nickel cornerback next to field cornerback Patrick Peterson and boundary cornerback Robert Alford. The 5-11 190 lb Byron Murphy had 13 deflections from pass breakups and 4 interceptions in 2018. Murphy also held N'Keal Harry the top receiver in this draft to 5 receptions for 20 receiving yards versus Washington. Murphy did better in positional drills then Greedy Williams at the 2019 NFL Combine despite not having the speed that Williams had.
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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. Indianapolis gets Rock Ya-Sin to compliment Kenny Moore and Quincy Wilson.
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 San Francisco 49ers complimenting Pierre Garcon and Dante Pettis.
With Deebo Samuel playing in the slot, Jimmy Garoppolo will finally have a variety of weapons that will help him get to a wild card.
Deebo Samuel put on a clinic against Clemson. Here is the film cut to prove it.
Carolina gets the top left tackle. They need offensive line help everywhere and I got Dalton Risner graded higher. They also gave Seattle their second and third round picks to move up for Greg Little which is why this is an A- grade.
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. Here is the film cut if you don't believe me.
Buffalo gets a right tackle to compliment Dion Dawkins as a bookend. The 6-4 338 lb Ford had 7 starts at left guard before moving to right tackle in 2018. I've seen Ford mocked as early as the first or second round, but he's versatile enough to play right tackle, left guard, or right guard.
Here is a brand new video of Kyler Murray versus Kansas. Cody Ford blocked for Kyler Murray at Oklahoma so take a look at this video and tell me how you think Ford performed at right tackle versus Kansas in the comments section below.
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. Trayvon Mullen compliments Gareon Conley very well in Oakland.
Here is tape of Trayvon Mullen versus Boston College. He has first round talent despite what his stats say.
The Denver Broncos have Joe Flacco. They also got rid of Case Keenum which tells me they are looking at a quarterback like Drew Lock at 42 who continues to ace the draft process.
My gut told me they'd get Joe Flacco, and my gut was right so now they got Flacco and Keenum. They could trade Keenum and draft Lock. Denver could also keep both quarterbacks and sit Lock out in 2019. Finally, Denver could also keep both quarterbacks and not draft a quarterback at 10 and instead decide to wait until 2020 for a quarterback in a much stronger draft class. For now, I'm keeping Lock in at 10 unless keeps both quarterbacks and Lock somehow screws up part of the draft process leading up to April's draft.
Drew Lock had 3,339 passing yard, 23 passing touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in 2016. Lock improved on that with 3,964 passing yards, 44 passing touchdowns, and 13 interceptions in 2017. Drew Lock is the most durable quarterback in this class and makes a lot of sense for Miami at 4. Lock had 289 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions in Missouri's opener for 2018. Drew Lock finished the year with 3,498 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, and 8 interceptions.
Brett Rypien is the only quarterback that can read up to six progressions and he has a noodle for an arm unlike Lock who knows how to fire it deep. The 6-3 223 lb Drew Lock does have good footwork for a quarterback. I did a film session on Drew Lock a while ago. You can check it out. It's pretty lengthy with two games and around 35 minutes long. It's also got a SWOT report and SEA report on Lock.
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. Green Bay needs a right guard so they draft Rankin as one.
Jenkins dominated in Mobile. Jenkins can maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds as a constant blocker on tape.
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.
Cleveland gets a cornerback next to Denzel Ward. Greedy Williams may be the best cornerback to enter the draft since Darrelle Revis. He is a way better prospect then Denzel Ward who went in the top 4 of the 2018 NFL Draft despite how Mr. Move The Sticks Feels because I see a complete corner that does all on tape. His poor tackling and off the field concerns caused Greedy Williams to fall to Cleveland.
Greedy Williams ran a 4.37-40-time at the 2019 NFL Combine and then topped that with a 4.36-40-time at LSU's Pro Day. Cleveland was smart to trade up for Greedy Williams.
The 6-2 182 lb Greedy Williams had 26 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 38 total tackles, 11 deflections from pass breakups, and 6 interceptions in 2017. He had a strong season as a freshman redshirt. Williams had 23 solo tackles, 10 assisted tackles, 9 deflections form pass breakups, and 2 interceptions in 2018. Williams only allowed one touchdown all season versus Alabama. Greedy was that stout in man, zone, and press coverage.
Greedy Williams looked great versus Miami FL and Georgia in 2018. Quintin Lash posted tape of Greedy Williams versus Georgia. Go ahead and check out this film session and give Quintin a follow.
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 Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith Jr. gives Minnesota two tight ends as well as two receivers to gameplan against.
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.
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 Houston Texans get a great offensive tackle for depth here.
The 6-3 225 lb J.J. Arcega-Whiteside had 63 receptions, 1,059 receiving yards, and 14 receiving touchdowns in 2018. He caught a touchdown in the red zone by fighting off great man coverage by Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love. He only had 5 receptions, 30 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown versus Love, but his tape versus Notre Dame is better then his stats indicate.
Indianapolis 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. He's dependant on screen passes and streak routes so this gets an A- grade.
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.
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.
Arizona gets a wide receiver to compliment Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. Andy Isabella is another tiny slot receiver with ideal speed that fits into Carolina's crew of wide receivers if they believe Moore can take that next step in 2019. Isabella had a good 2019 Senior Bowl week and ran a 4.31 40-time despite his size so he's a steal for Arizona at this point.
Juan Thornhill had a good Senior Bowl and had the best NFL Combine of all the safeties in the class. Kansas City has Juan Thornhill at strong safety and Tyrann Mathieu at free safety with Daniel Sorenson as a safety for depth.
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.