Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Mar 20, 2019 Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett peers into his crystal ball to predict who the Detroit Lions will select with the No. 8 pick in the 2019 NFL draft: 1-Arizona Cardinals: QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma – A change up top as rumors continue to run rampant that the Cardinals will take Murray and deal last year’s first-round pick, Josh Rosen. [ Carlos: Why Lions should draft Kyler Murray in NFL draft ] 2-San Francisco 49ers: DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State – The 49ers traded for Dee Ford, but he’s essentially on a one-year deal. Bosa is too good to pass up at No. 2. 3-New York Jets: OLB Josh Allen, Kentucky – Anthony Barr bailed on the Jets to return to Minnesota, so New York turns to Allen to fill its pass-rush void. 4-Oakland Raiders: DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State – Sweat was reportedly flagged for a heart condition at the combine, but the Raiders took Mo Hurst last season and … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions nab defensive star in NFL mock draft 2.0
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The 2019 NFL Draft is set for April 25. Between now and then, teams will prepare to make their picks, and sportswriters will make their predictions through mock drafts. We analysed nine mock draft’s to get a sense of how the first round might play out. Between now and April 25, all 32 NFL teams will be hard at work studying tape, evaluating players, and working to make deals to move up or down in the 2019 NFL Draft. By examining the predictions of several experts from a variety of outlets, you can get a pretty good idea of how the NFL world feels the first 32 picks could potentially shake out. We analysed the mock drafts of nine different experts –Chad Reuter, NFL.com, Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL.com, Bucky Brooks, NFL.com, Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports, Will Brinson, CBSSports, Mel Kiper 1.0, ESPN, Todd McShay 2.0, ESPN, Walter Football, and John Clayton, WaPo – and attempted to find a consensus among them. Take a look below and see how the experts believe the first … [Read more...] about 2019 NFL MOCK DRAFT: What the experts are predicting for the first round
By Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle Published 2:05 pm CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 UH's Ed Oliver is still projected as a first-round pick, but opinions vary as to when he'll be picked. UH's Ed Oliver is still projected as a first-round pick, but opinions vary as to when he'll be picked. Photo: Brandon Wade, FRE / Associated Press Photo: Brandon Wade, FRE / Associated Press Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 UH's Ed Oliver is still projected as a first-round pick, but opinions vary as to when he'll be picked. UH's Ed Oliver is still projected as a first-round pick, but opinions vary as to when he'll be picked. Photo: Brandon Wade, FRE / Associated Press NFL Draft: Where will Houston’s Ed … [Read more...] about NFL Draft: Where will Houston’s Ed Oliver go?
Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 9:10 AM EST Jan 16, 2019 The complexion of the 2019 NFL draft may have already changed significantly. Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma star Kyler Murray threw his name into the hat — for now anyway — ahead of Monday's deadline for underclassmen to declare their intentions. And though options remain open for Murray — he moonlights (sunlights?) as an outfielder and has already been selected in the first round of Major League Baseball's draft by the Oakland Athletics — his potential availability to NFL teams could add quite a bit of spice to a player pool that appears heavily skewed toward defense. So what if Murray is on the board when the draft kicks off April 25 in Nashville, Tennessee? Here's a very early scenario of how the first round might unfold. 1. Cardinals — Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama: The Cards go to all the trouble of "earning" the top pick with a 3-13 record, yet they don't need a … [Read more...] about NFL mock draft: Detroit Lions get Michigan DE Rashan Gary