There’s been plenty of smoke surrounding the Arizona Cardinals and Kyler Murray since the beginning of draft season. However, we’ve yet to spot any fire and draft day is upon us.I can’t imagine the Cardinals will draft Murray if they can’t deal Josh Rosen. So this time around, we’re going to do something different. The Heisman trophy winner doesn’t kick things off.The NFL Draft has become a nice appetizer before our main course in September. A mock version of said draft is meant to educate, and even entertain. At very least, it helps you pass the time.What follows is an attempt at figuring out the best players available in this season’s draft class, and which teams they’d match up well with considering the current draft order. Here’s an updated version of my 2019 NFL Mock Draft:FIRST ROUND1. Arizona (3-13) — Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio St., Jr.If the Cardinals pass on Murray and can’t find a dance partner to trade with, the pick … [Read more...] about NFL Mock Draft 2019: First round predictions
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Less than two weeks to go before we unwrap the gift that is the NFL Draft.The League announced this week 23 players will be in attendance. A noticeable omission was former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Rumors have the Heisman finalist falling on draft day. The list could be confirmation or the rumors could be perpetuating one of the many lies floating around the ether this time of year.Either way, I would be shocked if Haskins isn’t selected day one in Nashville.The NFL Draft has become a nice appetizer before our main course in September. A mock version of said draft is meant to educate, and even entertain. At very least, it helps you pass the time. What follows is an attempt at figuring out the best players available in this season’s draft class, and which teams they’d match up well with considering the current draft order.Here’s an updated version of my 2019 NFL Mock Draft:FIRST ROUND1. Arizona (3-13) — Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma, Jr.The … [Read more...] about NFL Mock Draft 2019: First round!
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 11:05 AM EDT Apr 3, 2019 Go through the gallery to see Justin Rogers’ NFL mock draft 2.0 for 2019. Click here if you have trouble viewing the gallery. Projecting the first round of the NFL draft is a simple exercise of trying to peg the best player to each team at a position of need. Of course, schematic fits must be considered, and outside perceptions of needs don't always align with organizational beliefs, but the idea of a mock isn't that you're going to be 100-percent accurate, or anything close to it, but to get a general feel for how the first round might shake out. This is our second mock draft of the offseason. Our first, posted in early February, was undoubtedly missing several future offseason variables that have changed perceptions. Since then, the league has held it's annual scouting combine, while the majority of impact free agents have signed new contracts, many … [Read more...] about Justin Rogers’ 2019 NFL mock draft 2.0
Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz USA TODAY Published 11:01 AM EDT Apr 1, 2019 It's only fitting that we roll out our latest NFL mock draft on April Fools' Day. No, none of the picks here are made as a prank (even if you disagree with the player slotted for your favorite team). But with less than a month until the first round begins in Nashville, we acknowledge some of these projections could end up looking a little, well, foolish. Yet with most of the biggest free agency moves settled, many of the biggest team needs have come into focus. Here's our latest rundown of how the first round of the 2019 NFL draft might pan out: 1. Cardinals — Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma: It's been almost seven weeks since new coach Kliff Kingsbury said Josh Rosen is "our guy," and the sentiment now seems distant. And while it's entirely possible Arizona stands pat with last year's first-round quarterback and instead turns elsewhere with this pick, Murray offers a rare package of … [Read more...] about NFL mock draft: Detroit Lions still take defender in Round 1
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