ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walks past a video board displaying an image of Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma after he was picked #1 overall by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

NFL 2019 Mock Draft Based on Top 10 Draft Order

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It's never too early to start thinking about your NFL team's future.


The 2019 Draft class is loaded on the defensive side of the ball, particularly in the front seven, but unfortunately for teams like the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos, there doesn't appear to be a blue-chip quarterback prospect this year.


With that said, here's our first NFL Mock Draft with the current Top 10 draft order.

10. Denver Broncos: DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia

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John Elway and the Denver Broncos are a team in need of a quarterback, but they should probably just stick with Case Keenum for another year. The Broncos' secondary isn't what it used to be, so adding another blue-chip prospect at the position would only improve Denver's already-impressive defensive unit. Selecting Baker would immediately give the Broncos some sorely needed depth, and should also improve a Broncos' secondary that surrendered 7.2 yards per pass (9th in the NFL). The Broncos would be wise to pass on a quarterback here, so Denver can select from a talented crop of signal callers in the 2019 NFL Draft. 

9. Buffalo Bills: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

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The Buffalo Bills' top priority this offseason should be protecting QB Josh Allen. The Bills' franchise quarterback was constantly under duress this past season as Bills' quarterbacks were sacked on 7.59 percent of their drop backs (12th in the NFL). Greg Little is an elite pass protector, and has done well for Ole Miss taking over for now-Miami Dolphins OT Laremy Tunsil. The Bills could also consider finding Josh Allen some playmakers at receiver, but they should prioritize the offensive line in the Top 10.

8. Detroit Lions: Devin White, LB, LSU

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The Detroit Lions are completely bereft of talent at linebacker, but they can rectify that by selecting LSU's Devin White. He's a down-hill tackler with plenty of speed and power to boot, and he should make an immediate impact with Detroit. Selecting White would solidify a mediocre Lions' defense that ranked 26th in opponents' yards per pass in 2018.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are also in need of a quarterback, but they don't want to screw up and invest in another Blake Bortles or Blaine Gabbert. With few talented quarterbacks on the board, the Jaguars could "settle" for Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams. He projects as a top-flight left tackle, which would be a big boost for the Jaguars O-line. Williams should immediately bolster a Jaguars' offensive line that allowed its quarterback to be sacked on 9 percent of their drop backs (26th in the NFL).

6. New York Giants: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

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Dwayne Haskins is far from a sure thing, but the New York Giants need to move on from Eli Manning as soon as possible. Haskins already hinted that he would like to play for the Giants and if there's a mutual interest, a top-10 selection would work here.


Haskins is remarkably talented, and he has all of the measurables for an NFL prospect. He isn't a finished product, like many of the other Ohio State players that have declared for the 2019 Draft, which is what makes him one of the riskier selections on this list. That being said, if Haskins pans out, he would be a fantastic fit with Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

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This pick could go in a bunch of different directions. The Buccaneers have needed help on the offensive line for years, and they could also decide to reach for a Jameis Winston replacement at QB (see above). Ultimately, I think they'll decide to bolster their secondary and take the best corner in the 2019 NFL Draft.


Greedy Williams is a perfect fit on a dreadful Buccaneers' pass defense that ranked 31st in opponents' yards per pass, and dead-last in opponents' completion percentage. Williams is a size-speed freak who projects as a No. 1 cornerback in the NFL that should make an impact from day one.

4. Oakland Raiders: Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky

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Raiders head coach Jon Gruden finally gets his Khalil Mack replacement in Josh Allen.


Allen is an extremely versatile player who can line up all over the defense, making him a perfect fit in the modern NFL. Allen is also a high-character kid, who could become the leader of an NFL defense for the next decade. In other words, he's exactly the type of player Gruden wants and needs.


Allen will get to work with NFL teams at the Senior Bowl on Jan. 26, and it's not hard to envision Gruden falling in love with him there. The Raiders certainly need help on defense, as they surrendered the most points in the league during the 2018 season, so Allen would be an excellent fit in Oakland.

3. New York Jets: Rashan Gary, DT/DL, Michigan

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Rashan Gary is an athletic freak that figures to climb up draft boards once the NFL Combine rolls around. Gary is a hybrid who can play all over the defensive line, and he could become a cornerstone of the New York Jets' defense for the foreseeable future. 


The Jets already have their franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold, and they're flushed with cap space, so New York should focus on simply taking the best player available. Drafting Gary would potentially give the Jets a top-flight pass rush, and they can fill the rest of their needs in free agency or later on in the draft.

2. San Fransisco 49ers: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

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The San Fransisco 49ers have drafted a defensive lineman in the first round in three of the last four drafts, and it's somehow still an area of need. While they've whiffed on players like Solomon Thomas and Arik Armstead, Williams feels like a can't-miss prospect. The 49ers will have to contend with QBs Russell Wilson and Jared Goff for a long time, so building a strong pass rush is a must.

1. Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa, DL, Ohio State

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The Arizona Cardinals should look into trading down, as they have holes all over the roster, but if the Cardinals decide to stand pat, then Nick Bosa would be an excellent choice at No. 1. Bosa plays just like his brother Joey, and he's still the odds-on favorite to go first overall, despite not playing in the second half of Ohio State's season. That should illustrate just how talented this kid is.


The Cardinals could pair Bosa with Chandler Jones, who had 13 sacks in 2018, to create a fearsome pass rush that would terrorize the NFC West for years to come.

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