With the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine (March 1-4 on NFL Network) just around the corner, here's my first mock for Round 1 of this year's draft.
Dominant vs. the run and can rush the passer. Williams is better than Ndamukong Suh was coming out of college.
I'm expecting the Jaguars to acquire a QB1 before the draft, but they'll select a QB here if they don't.
DE and CB are also needs and Hockenson is a reach here, but so are any CBs or DEs at this spot, which is why I could see Detroit trading down.
The Bills also need an outside rusher, OT and WR, but they take the best D-lineman on the board here.
Versatile CB who can play press and man coverage.
Little has good size and athletic ability. He can play left or right tackle for Cincinnati.
Excellent field vision, anticipation and accuracy. The future is now in Washington!
Polite broke out this past season as a pass rusher.
Excellent instincts and athletic ability. Too good of a player to pass up here.
Athletic offensive lineman who can play left tackle or move inside to guard.
They could use an interior O-lineman, but the top players at the position are already off the board. The decision comes down to a speedy WR vs. a DT, and they go with the latter.
An ILB is a definite possibility here, too, but they go CB in this scenario.
Shows the potential to be an excellent pass-rushing complement to Frank Clark, assuming Clark's retained. Sweat's a better athlete than Jadeveon Clowney was coming out of college.
Fast-rising CB who's excellent in press coverage.
Versatile defensive lineman who fits the athletic mold that Indy wants.
Good cover CB whose speed will play a big part in determining where he goes in the draft.
Smith is the second-best tight end in the draft.
Fant becomes the third TE to go in Round 1, and the second one from Iowa. Is he Gronk's successor?