This is quite a premature exercise, but it is interesting to project where 2019’s top prospects may land. This class features some incredible talent along the D-line, as well as a cluster of Quarterbacks. Here are our way-too-early First Round Projections. The Draft order was determined based on Super Bowl odds from Vegas Insider.
– Picks 1-8
– Picks 9-16
– Picks 17-24
– Picks 25-32
NOTE: To see our projections for every team, click through the links above.
17. New York Giants: Kendall Sheffield, CB, Ohio State
The Giants seem committed to Eli Manning for a couple more years, and may try to add more for one final title run. Sheffield is a talented CB who would fill a need for New York.
18. Carolina Panthers: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
Dexter Lawrence will be a plug-and-play starter right away. He will likely not make it outside the top-15, but due to the crazy talent in this DL class he could. He would fit well with Carolina.
19. Baltimore Ravens: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
The Ravens added a lot of good talent in the 2018 NFL Draft, but they still lack a game-changing No. 1 Wide Reciever. Harry could be just that, and he would be a nice complement to eventual Ravens starting QB Lamar Jackson.
20. Dallas Cowboys: Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
Another super talented Defensive Lineman. Davis would be an instant upgrade for the Cowboys, and would be a solid presence in the trenches.
21. Atlanta Falcons: Martez Ivey, OG, Florida
The Falcons could still use some help on the interior of their Offensive Line, and Ivey would be a good add. Atlanta should focus on adding pieces to help protect Matt Ryan.
22. Los Angeles Chargers: Ryan Finley, QB, NC State
Philip Rivers is not getting any younger, and as of now the heir apparent to Rivers is Geno Smith. Los Angeles really needs to consider a QB early in the 2019 Draft. Finley has shown promise worthy of a Round 1 selection, and would give the team a much better succession plan.
23. Houston Texans: David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
The Texans need to add protection for Deshaun Watson. It was surprising this was not a focus for the team this offseason. Edwards is a solid OT that could contribute right away for Houston.
24. San Francisco 49ers: Michael Jackson, CB, Miami
Cornerback is not the 49ers most pressing need (see what I did there), but Jackson is a talented Cornerback who is a good fit here.
NOTE: To see our projections for every team, click through the links below.
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