Kyler Murray is talented enough to start right away and you could argue he's the safest quarterback in the draft. Another argument you could make for Murray is that he has an awesome attitude and is extremely likable.
I'm honestly torn on what Arizona will do. This feels a lot like the movie Draft Day. Nick Bosa is the best player in the draft, but at the end of the day, if Kyler Murray is first on Arizona's draft board he's going to be the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft even if I have Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, and Daniel Jones all graded ahead of Kyler Murray.
Apparently, size does not matter in 2019. The 5-7 145 lb Frankie Amaya was the first pick in the 2019 MLS Super Draft. F.C. Cincinnati's front-office told us that Amaya was the top player on their board. If Kingsbury is hell bent on having a quarterback who is the best scheme fit for Arizona then Kyler Murray will be the first pick.
At the same time, Steve Keim could be pulling our leg like Kevin Costner in draft day. Nick Bosa is better for a 4-3 defense then a 3-4 defense which Arizona is switching to. Also, Kyler Murray is a better fit for the new spread offense kingsbury wants to run which is why I'll say Arizona drafts the 5-10 207 lb Heisman Winner who got drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft, first overall.
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Kyler Murray avoided a turnover versus Alabama. That's impressive considering how lackluster his brilliant offensive line was during the 2019 College Football Playoff. I will reveal my Kyler Murray grade when we go live at Super Foods in Jacksonville.
Nick Bosa is better then Joey Bosa was since Nick plays 4-3 right end and 4-3 left end unlike Joey who was a 4-3 left end at Ohio State before making the transition to the NFL. Nick Bosa is 4-3 dependant despite being the best overall player in the draft.
The 6-4 266 lb Nick Bosa had 16 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks in 2017. Bosa only had 6 tackles for a loss and 4 sacks before a season ending injury versus TCU. His rip and swim moves are more polished then Joey Bosa's when you compare his tape to his older brothers. He didn't pad the same stats Bosa did.
Nick Bosa and Dee Ford could be a lethal tandem off the edge. You also got Solomon Thomas for depth so the San Francisco 49ers are the team that I'm expecting to make the biggest leap regardless of what they do with the second pick because I believe both Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams would both thrive on their 4-3 defense.
Mark and I agreed on seven picks in the first round and we usually go at it like Skip and Shannon on Undisputed when it comes to debating draft picks. We also agreed on four more picks one each in rounds 2-5. Mark Jarvis posted Nick Bosa tape on his Youtube Channel versus Oregon State. Check out his channel and subscribe for more awesome content.
New York can either go with Josh Allen who would be a better scheme fit at 3 or Quinnen Williams, who is the best overall player if Kyler Murray goes first overall. I think the man known as Quinnen Williams could beat out nose tackle Steve McClendon in a 3-4 defense that may become a hybrid defense in due time operated by defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Williams had 45 solo tackles, 26 assisted tackles, 71 total tackles, 19.5 tackles for a loss, and 8 sacks.
Waldo Roren did a film cut of Quinnen Williams. He did well versus Texas A & M. If the Jets draft Williams, we can see Williams and Williams go Gumbel and Gumbel on the GOAT known as Tom Brady.
The 6-5 265 lb Clelin Ferrell is the best player on the board. Ferrell had 29 solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles, 54 total tackles, 19.5 tackles for a loss, and 11.5 sacks in 2018. Ferrell is a top 5 pick in this draft. I posted a film session where Ferrell struggled, but his dominant game against Jonah Williams is enough to make me look past his tape until the 2019 NFL Combine.
Ferrell did not run at the 2019 NFL Combine or his Clemson Pro Day. He's a blue chip talent when he's healthy, but I'm questioning how durable Ferrell is. I like him os a top 20 talent. He did not work out leading up to the draft, and that's why I think the Raiders may regret this pick. I think Wilkins is the best player on Clemson so this pick gets a B+ grade.
The irony is Ferrell was graded higher then Josh Allen on my board, prior to the 2019 NFL Combine where he did not work out. I gave Oakland an A- grade since I have reservations about taking a guy that did not workout before the draft in the top 5 overall.
Tampa Bay needs a 3-4 middle linebacker. Devin White dominated the 2019 NFL Combine with a 4.42 40-time and 22-reps on the bench press outperforming both Roquan Smith and Tremaine Edmunds who I had 98 and 97 potential grades on at last years NFL Combine.
The 6-1 240 lb Devin White can rush the quarterback, stop the run, or drop back into coverage at a Pro Bowl level. White had 37 solo tackles, 96 assisted tackles, 133 total tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, 5 quarterback hurries, 4.5 sacks, and 3 deflections from pass breakups in 2017. White had 62 solo tackles, 61 assisted tackles, 123 total tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, 8 quarterback hurries, and 6 deflections from pass breakups in 2018.
Devin White is still my top middle linebacker. White missed some tackles against Georgia running back DeAndre Swift. While White is clearly a blue chip middle linebacker and I'm going to look past his bad game versus Swift because he's a good scheme fit for Tampa Bay who is switching to a 3-4 defense.
New York had Daniel Jones as their top quarterback. I like that the Giants took their top guy at 6. However, they passed on Josh Allen and I cannot justify their decision for that.
Scouts have told us they like Daniel Jones arm strength. They also believe he's more familiar with a Pro Style offense then someone like Will Grier out of West Virginia. Daniel Jones had a strong week in Mobile and showed the ability to read up to five progressions in Mobile.
This draft does not have a blue chip quarterback. Dwayne Haskins is my top graded quarterback with a 93 potential grade which is what I gave both Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson last year. I got a 90 potential grade on Drew Lock and a 90 grade on Daniel Jones. Like Drew Lock, Jones was consistent throughout the week in Mobile. Daniel Jones had a good Senior Bowl, NFL Combine, and a strong Duke Pro Day.
Caddy To The Lamma did a good film session on Daniel Jones. Go follow him for awesome film content. Here is a film cut of Daniel Jones in Duke's Bowl win versus Temple.
Josh Allen is a 4-3 defensive end. Since Jacksonville has Calias Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue on the edge, I believe Josh Allen moves to 4-3 left outside linebacker to compliment Telvin Smith and Myles Jack at linebacker. If they keep Allen at defensive end, then this is an A grade rather then an A+ grade, but I'll give Jacksonville the A+ only because Allen is the undisputed best player on the board.
The 6-5 262 lb Josh Allen had 56 solo tackles, 32 assisted tackles, 88 total tackles, 21.5 tackles for a loss, and 17.5 sacks. Josh Allen gives Jacksonville a final piece to the front 7.
@DeludedYinzer also known as Tyler on Draft Twitter posted tape of Kentucky pass rusher Josh Allen. He has a ton of film cuts of Josh Allen on his channel so check them all out.
Detroit got Jesse James from Pittsburgh. Now they get T.J. Hockenson to pair with Jesse James. Now we see Detroit copy the two tight end set that Bob Quinn helped establish with Gronkowski and Hernandez in New England.
Buffalo gets a defensive tackle to compliment and succeed Kyle Williams. Ed Oliver is an excellent pick for Buffalo at 9.
The 6-2 287 lb Oliver had 47 solo tackles, 19 assisted tackles, 66 total tackles, 22.5 tackles for a loss, 9 deflections from pass breakups, 7 quarterback hurries, and 5 sacks as a true freshman in 2016. Oliver even frustrated Orlando Brown one of our 2018 first round prospects in his first career start. Oliver had 16.5 tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks in 2017. Oliver had 29 solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles, 54 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, and 3 sacks in 2018. Oliver dominated Houston's Pro Day despite missing the 2019 NFL Combine.
Voch Lombardi did a preview on Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver. Check it out by watching the video in the paragraph below. You can also join his Facebook group Lombardi's Draft Talk you can converse with myself, members of the Draft Utopia podcast, other hardcore NFL fans, and Voch Lombardi himself.
The 5-11 237 lb Devin Bush had 39 solo tackles, 63 assisted tackles, 102 total tackles, and 9.5 tackles for a loss as a sophomore. Devin Bush only had 38 solo tackles, 41 assisted tackles, 79 total tackles, 9 tackles for a loss, 6 deflections from pass breakups, and 5 sacks in 2018 despite dealing with injuries. One of my friends called Devin Bush the best Michigan prospect they have seen in the last ten years, and Chris Robbins looks incredibly credible for stating this since Bush added 15 lbs of muscle prior to the 2019 NFL Combine while running a 4.43 40-time and doing 21-reps on the bench press. Bush also dominated his Pro Day.
Pittsburgh only gave up 20, 52, and a 2020 third round pick for Devin Bush. Enjoy this film cut of Devin Bush.
This is an awesome pick for Cincinnati. Cincinnati shores up their offensive line. Williams is projected to start at right tackle right away while Hart serves as a swing tackle.
Jonah Williams is a 6-5 301 lb offensive tackle with a year of experience at right tackle and a year of experience at left tackle. Williams looked nearly flawless versus Louisville showing the ability to maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds.
Green Bay replaces Wilkerson as a 3-4 right end at 12. The 6-4 277 lb Rashan Gary is a defensive tackle that has lined up everywhere on the defensive line except nose tackle. You are talking about someone who can play 4-3 right end, 4-3 left end, 4-3 defensive tackle, 3-4 right end, and 3-4 left end. I love his rip and swim moves on tape as well. Gary had 7.5 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks in 2018. He missed some time in 2018, but his versatility still makes him a first round talent.
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Miami getting Christian Wilkins at 13 would be one of the biggest steals in the 2019 NFL Draft. Wilkins is a top 10 talent. Christian Wilkins had 26 solo tackles, 24 assisted tackles, 50 total tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, 6 sacks, and 6 quarterback hurries in 2018. Voch Lombardi did a 2019 film session on Christian Wilkins.
Chris Lindstrom can push Jamon Brown for the right guard job. Atlanta took a swing guard at 14, but I believe Chris Lindstrom has Pro Bowl upside so I love this pick for that reason.
The 6-3 303 lb Chris Lindstrom has experience at right guard and right tackle. Lindstrom pushes for a right guard spot since the ability to overhtrow Brown as the starting right guard down the road is there.
The 6-3 220 lb sophomore redshirt Dwayne Haskins had a monster year in his first season as a starting quarterback at Ohio State with 4,831 passing yards, 50 passing touchdowns, 4 rushing touchdowns, 54 total touchdowns, 8 interceptions, and a 70 completion percentage. Haskins dominated down the stretch and established himself as the top quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Haskins was my top ranked quarterback. They can start Haskins over Case Keenum and I think Haskins comes in and energizes the Washington Redskins. Only reason this pick got a B+ grade is because the 2020 NFL Draft is stronger.
Carolina gets a pass rusher at 16. The 6-5 235 lb Brian Burns had 31 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 52 total tackles, 15.5 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, 8 quarterback hurries, 3 deflections from pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery.
Brian Burns struggled against Northern Illinois left tackle Max Scharping. At the same time, he dominated Boston College left tackle Anthony Montiero which is one reason why he could get picked in the first round. I feel he's too small to be a pass rusher off the edge in Carolina, but if he's used as a right outside linebacker this could work which is why the Panthers got a C- grade.