Draft order is based on current standings.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Andrew Thomas (OT/Georgia)
The Jaguars signed Nick Foles to a big deal this summer, so quarterback is unlikely and they have so much talent along the defensive line it is hard to imagine they draft another player. They selected Jawaan Taylor in the second round of last April’s draft, but he is a bit raw. Ultimately, the Jaguars would likely trade away the selection if they had the No. 1 pick, but it is doubtful they remain here.
2. Indianapolis Colts – Tua Tagovailoa (QB / Alabama)
The Colts gave Jacoby Brissett a two-year extension, but he is only making $15 million per season and with rookie contacts not the colossal deals they once were, they can afford to keep Brissett on the books. Indianapolis could be looking for a new signal caller following the shocking retirement of Andrew Luck.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Justin Herbert (QB/Oregon)
Jameis Winston bombed in his season debut. Head coach Bruce Arians likes him, but Winston is in the final year of his contract and if Tampa is selecting this high in the draft they will more than likely move on without him.
4. Carolina Panthers – Derrick Brown (DT/Auburn)
Gerald McCoy was brought in this offseason, but he’s on just a one-year deal. Brown paired up with Kawann Short would give the Panthers a scary combo up front.
5. Miami Dolphins – A.J. Epensa (EDGE/Iowa)
Cam Wake is now with Tennessee and the Dolphins have nothing to offer al0ng the edge. They desperately tried to trade for Jadeveon Clowney, but he refused to play for them.
6. New York Jets – Chase Young (EDGE/Ohio State)
Leonard Williams is in his contract year. New York wants to extend him, but regardless of wheter or not he returns, they should continue to bolster the pass rush.
7. Miami Dolphins – Jerry Jeudy (WR/Alabama)
A lot of people have the Dolphins using one of their picks on a quarterback, but I’d like to believe they gave up a second round pick for Josh Rosen for a reason. Miami can use their second first round pick to get a weapon for the offense.
8. Cincinnati Bengals – Trevon Diggs (CB/Alabama)
William Jackson enters his contract year in 2020 and he hasn’t lived up to his elite 2017 season, so the Bengals could deem him too expensive. Here is an early option for a replacement.
9. Atlanta Falcons – Najee Harris (RB/Alabama)
Devonta Freeman’s guaranteed money is mostly gone after this season. A year removed from an injury-shortened season, Freeman struggled mightily against a stout Vikings defense. At age 28, Atlanta could look to get younger at running back.
10. Pittsburgh Steelers – Grant Delpit (S/LSU)
Safety has been a position of need for the Steelers for quite some time and they luck out here with Delpit, a personal favorite player of mine in this draft class.
11. Cleveland Browns – Walker Little (OT/Stanford)
It’s a shame that Joe Thomas retired before the 2018 season becaue the Browns are finally a competitive team and their biggest hole is left tackle. Chris Hubbard and Greg Robinson were equally terrible at left tackle in Week 1, combining for two sacks allowed and five penalties.
12. New York Giants – Laviska Shenault (WR/Colorado)
A home run hitter, Shenault could become a dangerous weapon as the Giants usher in the Daniel Jones era. New York needs an outside threat with both Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate more fit for a slot role.
13. Washington Redskins – Jeff Okudah (CB/Ohio State)
Offensive tackle is a desperate need, it looks like Trent Williams will never play for Washington again, but there are serious concerns with the rest of the available top prospects at the position. Instead, they pivot to cornerback where they find a replacement for Josh Norman, who enters the final year of his deal as a 32-year-old in 2020.
14. Denver Broncos – Jake Fromm (QB/Georgia)
Joe Flacco is only here to keep the seat warm for Denver’s quarterback of the future. The Broncos spent a second round pick on Drew Lock, but he had a rough summer and ultimately ended on injured reserve. Denver could pull a Carolina and draft a quarterback in the first round a year after taking one in the second.
15. Las Vegas Raiders – Terrell Lewis (EDGE/Alabama)
The Raiders selected Clelin Ferrell with the No. 4 pick in the 2019 draft, but they should continue to add to the edge rush. Armed with a pair of first round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, they can do just that.
16. Arizona Cardinals – Nick Coe (DT/Auburn)
Robert Nkemdiche was a colossal flop for the Cardinals and was released during training camp. Arizona would prefer to go offensive line here, but Coe is a good consolation prize.
17. Detroit Lions – Paulson Adebo (CB/Stanford)
Darius Slay is a talented cornerback, but the Lions need more talent across from him.
18. Buffalo Bills – CeeDee Lamb (WR/Oklahoma)
Buffalo has one of the weakest corps of wide receivers in the NFL. Josh Allen would benefit from having a quality option in the passing game.
19. Philadelphia Eagles – C.J. Henderson (CB/Florida)
The Eagles secondary was torched by Case Keenum last Sunday. Their front seven is a stout unit, but the secondary has continuously been an issue.
20. Los Angeles Rams – Raekwon Davis (DT/Alabama)
The Rams allowed Ndamukong Suh to walk away in free agency, but they waited until the fourth round to draft a defensive tackle. Perhaps they don’t wait as long in the 2020 NFL Draft.
21. Tennessee Titans – Yetur Gross-Matos (EDGE/Penn State)
Cam Wake had a monster game against the Browns, but he is 37 years old and not a long-term answer. Tennessee needs another edge rusher across from Harold Landry.
22. San Francisco 49ers – Jaylon Johnson (CB/Utah)
Akhello Witherspoon is talented, but at age 31, Richard Sherman isn’t the same player he once was.
23. Baltimore Ravens – Khalid Kareem (EDGE/Notre Dame)
Baltimore lost Za’Darius Smith and Terrell Suggs in free agency, so they will look to bolster their edge depth.
24. Minnesota Vikings – Prince Tega Wanogho (OT/Auburn)
Minnesota never really had a chance to address the need for a tackle in the 2019 NFL Draft. There’s a chance Riley Reiff becomes a cap casualty next summer.
25. Los Angeles Chargers – J.K. Dobbins (RB/Ohio State)
Melvin Gordon is holding out and it looks like the Chargers aren’t keen on offering him a new deal. Meanwhile, Austin Ekeler is in the final year of his deal. I wouldn’t be surprised if they gave Ekeler a new contact, but if he isn’t retained, expect the Chargers to look for a new running back early in the draft.
26. Seattle Seahawks – Isaiah Simmons
Once a strength of this team, the secondary has become a weak link on the Seahawks defense.
27. Las Vegas Raiders – Jacob Phillips (LB/LSU)
The Raiders current group of linebackers is just a bunch of retreads. Overhauling this unit should be a priority next offseason.
28. Green Bay Packers – Dylan Moses (LB/Alabama)
Blake Martinez is in the final year of his contract, so here is his replacement if they fail to bring him back.
29. Dallas Cowboys – Albert Okwuegbunam (TE/Missouri)
Jason Witten came out of retirement to return to Dallas, but it’s hard to imagine he lasts longer than this season. The Cowboys need a new safety valve for Dak Prescott.
30. Kansas City Chiefs – Travis Etienne (RB/Clemson)
Damien Williams did well down the stretch for Kansas City last year, but the Chiefs seem committed to the committe of him, LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson. Expect the Chiefs to reasses the position next offseason.
31. New England Patriots – K.J. Costello (QB/Stanford)
Tom Brady is 42 and at some point New England will have to find their long-term replacement for him.
32. New Orleans Saints – Shyheim Carter (CB/Alabama)
Marshon Lattimore is talented, but Deshaun Watson was absolutely surgical in Week 1 with his passing. The Saints need to do better.