Welcome to the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft!
After months of guesswork and debate, the time for action has arrived. Over the next four or five hours, NFL teams will attempt to get the best of the best in the first round of this years’ draft.
We will be updating the first round results in real time and providing instant analysis of each pick as it happens. Refresh this post often and join the discussion in the comments section below.
The Denver Broncos ended up trading back with the Pittsburgh Steelers from the 10th spot to the 20th spot to select Iowa tight end Noah Fant. They picked up another second round pick at 52 and a third rounder in 2020.
Here are the final results for the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
First Round - 2019 NFL Draft Results
|1||Arizona Cardinals||Kyler Murray||QB||Oklahoma||Just last year, the Arizona Cardinals moved up to make Josh Rosen their quarterback of the future. A year later with a new coaching staff in place, they have decided to select Oklahoma's Kyler Murray. Isn't it funny how things can change so quickly? Murray is a talented player but the ultimate boom or bust prospect. I worry more about his commitment to the game as opposed to how he plays it.|
|2||San Francisco 49ers||Nick Bosa||DE||Ohio State||The 49ers snag themselves a game-changing defensive end with Nick Bosa. The third-ranked player on my board and a prospect who has the potential to be an All-Pro for years to come.|
|3||New York Jets||Quinnen Williams||DT||Alabama||With the third selection, the Jets get the best player in the draft in Quinnen Williams. At only 21 years of age, Williams best football is in front of him. He has the potential to be one of the most fearsome interior defenders the league has seen in decades and that's saying something.|
|4||Oakland Raiders||Clelin Ferrell||DE||Clemson||I had Clelin Ferrell ranked fourteenth on my board and I like him a lot, but him over Ed Oliver or Josh Allen doesn't make a lick of sense. He is a high-effort player with a non-stop motor, but he isn't top-five material. Big reach. Never change, Oakland.|
|5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Devin White||ILB||LSU||Tampa Bay selecting Devin White has been telegraphed for months and was set in stone when Kwon Alexander departed in free agency. They now have an extraordinarily athletic linebacker who plays with his hair on fire that possesses true three-down ability. He needs to work on his mental processing and discipline, but if he does can become one of the best linebackers in the National Football League.|
|6||New York Giants||Daniel Jones||QB||Duke||Dave Gettleman does the most Dave Gettleman thing and takes Daniel Jones with their first selection. I just can't believe it. It honestly blows my mind that he did this. I think Jones can eventually be a productive pro but this is terrible value for him in my opinion.|
|7||Jacksonville Jaguars||Josh Allen||DE||Kentucky||It's absolutely criminal that Josh Allen is available for the Jaguars at this point in time. I thought he was the second-best player in this draft. He has played all over the place for the Wildcats and is a tackle for loss and sack machine. Tremendous selection for Jacksonville. He is a future star.|
|8||Detroit Lions||T.J. Hockenson||TE||Iowa||T.J. Hockenson has a chance to become an elite tight end in this league. He will be a great target for Nick Foles and will make an impact right away. He reminds me of Jason Witten. Great selection.|
|9||Buffalo Bills||Ed Oliver||DE||Houston||I never believed there was a chance Ed Oliver was going to fall to the Broncos and the Bills snag him one pick ahead of them. Oliver can be a transcendent defensive tackle in the league. He is too quick for interior offensive lineman to handle him. It's an incredible pick for Buffalo who gets one of the draft's most dynamic defenders.|
|10||Pittsburgh Steelers (from Broncos)||Devin Bush||ILB||Michigan||A son of a former NFL player, Bush has an impeccable football IQ and uncanny athleticism. He can do it all: blitzing, covering and quickly diagnosing plays against the run. I thought he would be a great fit for the Broncos, but the Steelers were reportedly infatuated with him. The Broncos gain a second-round pick (52 overall) and 2020 third-rounder to move down to the 20th selection in round one.|
|11||Cincinnati Bengals||Jonah Williams||OT||Alabama||The Bengals desperately needed offensive line help and Jonah Williams is one of the most technically sound lineman in the draft. His football and personal character off the charts and he can play tackle or guard. Great value here for Cincinnati.|
|12||Green Bay Packers||Rashan Gary||DE||Michigan||Rashan Gary has the potential to be an elite player but whether or not he realizes it or not is an entirely different story. There are questions about his attitude and that he operates with a great deal of entitlement. If he can put it all together he can be special.|
|13||Miami Dolphins||Christian Wilkins||DT||Clemson||The Miami Dolphins stand pat at thirteen and select one of the best players in the draft in Christian Wilkins. Wilkins is one of the best stories in the draft and has an elite get-off at the line of scrimmage. One of my favorite players and could end up being as good as Warren Sapp was.|
|14||Atlanta Falcons||Chris Lindstrom||OG||Boston College||Chris Lindstrom is an absolutely fantastic fit for what the Falcons do up front. I didn't think he would go this high but believed he had an honest shot at the first round. He has excellent movement skills and gets to the second level with ease. Plug-and-play starter for Atlanta's offensive line.|
|15||Washington Redskins||Dwayne Haskins||QB||Ohio State||Dwayne Haskins was the highest player remaining on my board and the Redskins committed theft by stealing him at the fifteenth overall selection. He has all the traits to become a top-tier quarterback in this league. Washington has a great offensive tackle in Trent Williams to protect him.|
|16||Carolina Panthers||Brian Burns||DE||Florida State||One of my favorite EDGE prospects in this draft, Brian Burns pound for pound is one of the best athletes in the class. He is a terror rushing the quarterback but needs to add strength and wait to his frame. He has all the traits to be a handful for opposing offensive classes to combat.|
|17||New York Giants (from Browns)||Dexter Lawrence||DT||Clemson||Dexter Lawrence is a mountain of a man in the middle and provides the Giants with an immovable object to fortify their defensive trenches. He may never be a top-tier pass rusher, but he will be a dominant defender against the run for his entire career.|
|18||Minnesota Vikings||Garrett Bradbury||C||NC State||Garrett Bradbury is excellent value for the Vikings who desperately needed help on the offensive lines. He was the key cog in the Wolfpack's offense and is a perfect fit for the zone blocking scheme in Minnesota.|
|19||Tennessee Titans||Jeffrey Simmons||DT||Mississippi State||The Titans shock the draft world and select Jeffrey Simmons. He had Top 5 tape and was an absolute savage in the defensive trenches in college. He is a redshirt for his first season due to his torn ACL but has dominant skills and traits. I like it!|
|20||Denver Broncos (from Steelers)||Noah Fant||TE||Iowa||Fant is one of the most dynamic offensive players in this draft and a great value selection for the Broncos at 20th overall. He will be a mismatch move tight end for the Broncos' offense and give them a vertical threat who can stretch the field and be lethal after the catch and in the red zone. I love it!|
|21||Green Bay Packers (from Seahawks)||Darnell Savage||S||Maryland||Darnell Savage Jr. is an absolute missile in the secondary who plays with incredible effort. He has the versatility and athletic ability to play any position in the defensive backfield. I thought he was a early second-rounder based on tape, but you can't teach his speed and that's a big reason why he went this high.|
|22||Philadelphia Eagles (from Ravens)||Andre Dillard||OT||Washington State||The Eagles get their replacement for Jason Peters in Andre Dillard. He is a great value at this point in the draft and Dillard has the potential to be a stalwart left tackle for their offensive line for years to come.|
|23||Houston Texans||Tytus Howard||OT||Alabama State||I had a middle of the second-round grade (#54) on Tytus Howard but he is an absolute finisher and boasts top-tier athleticism and tenacity. There will be a learning curve coming from Alabama State and he will have to pick things up quickly to protect DeShaun Watson.|
|24||Oakland Raiders (from Bears)||Josh Jacobs||RB||Alabama||Josh Jacobs was the highest remaining player on my board (#15) and a great selection for the Raiders. True three-down back who has fresh legs and will be a handful for defenses to account for. Broncos fans will get used to seeing his talents quickly.|
|25||Baltimore Ravens (from Eagles)||Marquise Brown||WR||Oklahoma||Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown is an absolute burner who leaves press corners in the dust and zone corners on a swivel. He was my top wide receiver in this draft and he is the first one drafted. Big-play threat who can change the tide of a game with one catch. He has that adios speed. Fantastic selection.|
|26||Washington Redskins (from Colts)||Montez Sweat||DE||Mississippi State||Montez Sweat had a mind-blowing combine and is my #22 ranked player. He was only that low due to reports that he was diagnosed with a heart condition. Earlier today those reports were rebuked and the Redskins obviously felt comfortable with their medical re-check on him. If his health isn't an issue moving forward he will be an absolute baller.|
|27||Oakland Raiders (from Cowboys)||Jonathan Abram||S||Mississippi State||Johnathan Abram plays with unparalleled fashion that feeds over to his teammates. His dedication to the game is top-notch and his demeanor on the field is best described as ruthless. He is an enforcer who is better downhill than in coverage but fills a need for Oakland and continues their theme of high-character, high-effort prospects.|
|28||Los Angeles Chargers||Jerry Tillery||DT||Notre Dame||Tillery got a late first-round grade from me (#31) an is an ascending talent. He had a dominant performance (4 sacks) against Stanford, but disappeared in some games down the stretch. However, he was playing with a torn labrum so you know he is tough. I love the value and the fit.|
|29||Seattle Seahawks (from Chiefs)||L.J. Collier||DE||TCU||L.J. Collier earned a late-second round grade by me, so this is a bit of a reach. He still has a way to go as a pass rusher but had 11.5 tackles for loss and 6 sacks this past year. He is a better run defender who wins with strength at the point of attack. Their replacement for Frank Clark.|
|30||New York Giants (from Seahawks via Packers via Saints)||DeAndre Baker||CB||Georgia||The Giants move up the board and get my favorite corner in this year's draft in Deandre Baker, who just so happened to be my highest rated player left over (#17). He only allowed one touchdown in four years at Georgia and is active in run support. He reminds me of Antoine Winfield. Awesome selection for the G-Men!|
|31||Alanta Falcons (from Rams)||Kaleb McGary||OT||Washington||Kaleb McGary is also a good fit for a zone blocking scheme which is used under Chris Petersen at the University of Washington. I thought he was an inconsistent player who struggled against speed rushers in college and thought a move inside would be best. Atlanta obviously disagrees and with him and the selection of Lindstrom earlier show they want to get better up front.|
|32||New England Patriots||N'Keal Harry||WR||Arizona State||N'Keal Harry will be a deadly threat in the Patriots' offense. I had him at #34 overall so this is solid value here. He has the ability to play outside and in the slot and provides New England's receiving corps with a big target for Tom Brady to link up with.|