NFL Project No. 5 of 2019

(WKBW) – With only a week ahead of the ever-so-crucial NFL Draft 2019, the rumors of crazy and crazy are just beginning. If you have paid enough attention, there has been a lot of movement in media circles for the last three to four days.

How much can we believe? How much of that is a course correction that was true at all times, and what part of that is simply a rumor to benefit teams in the NFL's biggest poker game?

With seven days to go, my last look at how the draft might be shaken:

Joe B. and the 7 Eyewitness News sports team will break down what you need to know to head into the draft in a special live draft on Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. Stay with 7ABC for Round 1 of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday starting at 7 p.m. and Rounds 4 to 7 on Saturday from 12 p.m.

Round one

one) – QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
– There was a bit more discussion about this election in the last week than there has been since the NFL Combined. However, the lack of a firm vote of confidence from the head coach or general manager of Josh Rosen keeps Murray as the choice. Maybe that's his way of trying to increase the market so that Rosen has a better choice, now that we only have one week left.

two) – EDGE Nick Bosa, State of Ohio
– He and Dee Ford will make a tremendous two-in-two hit, and the 49ers suddenly have one of the most promising defensive fronts in the NFL. That, and a healthy Jimmy Garoppolo could be a terrifying combination. The 49ers could try to change down, but without the rush for a quarterback, they might not see what they want from an exchange pack, unless the Raiders get involved.

3) – DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama
– I looked for ways for the Jets to leave this selection and change, but in fact, without a field marshal sitting there as motivation for a team to advance, I do not know if a team would deliver the necessary value. to go up and take someone like Quinnen Williams. For example, Tampa Bay would need to give up its second-round pick to jump ahead of Oakland based on the commercial value chart. For me, that is something that is not incumbent when there is still the possibility that they can get Ed Oliver. The operations become a little more realistic when you're out of the top three. If they're meeting their biggest need, Kentucky's Josh Allen is probably the one chosen here, but Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan is known to stay true to courage, which could lead Quinnen Williams to become a piece of hybrid strategy that can be aligned. In all the line of scrimmage on his forehead of strange man.

4) – LB Devin White, LSU
– General manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden are complete wild cards with this selection. I could see them climb two to go find Bosa. I could see them go down because after their attack of four selections in the top 35, they do not have another selection until 106 in general. And I could also see them betting on a defensive tackle or a linebacker. However, with Quinnen Williams off the board, the Raiders opt for Devin White, considering the fall perceived in the linebacker behind him, and Devin Bush is an important person.

5) – DT Ed Oliver, Houston
– If the Bills want Ed Oliver, they will have to have some business negotiations with Tampa Bay, just like they did in the last draft to advance Josh Allen. I think this is the starting point for Oliver. With the likelihood that Gerald McCoy will go elsewhere in the next few months, they need a high impact interior pbader, with Oliver as a perfect fit for that role. If the Bills wanted to move up to get Oliver in this place, they would have to be comfortable with the idea of ​​handing over their third-round pick and some other draft badets, which I think could be too rich. A sale price for the Bills GM Brandon Beane. Instead, the Buccaneers stand their ground and take Oliver, an impact player in this draft.

6) – QB Daniel Jones, Duke
– I'm as surprised as you are by this choice. However, the Giants have continued to allude to a "plan" all the time, and rumors that Jones is going higher than everyone thinks he is gaining strength. At 17, with the way things are being set up, the Giants can get a defensive lineman to add to the equation. They may not be able to get the field marshal they love there, considering the emphasis on the position. So, Daniel Jones in the top ten? Well, he's attending the draft, if that's a sign.

7) **COMMERCE (from JAX) – EDGE Josh Allen, Kentucky
– Oh, Thomas Dimitroff is aggressive on draft day? You do not say Vic Beasley is entering the last year of his contract and has not had the same impact as his second season in the league. Therefore, instead of relying on an unequal player to get large sums of money in the long run, the Falcons advance to ensure an edge runner that suits their style perfectly, and will be in a rookie deal during the next four seasons. The Jaguars can afford to wait for their draft needs, especially by adding an additional selection of top 50s in the process.

Commercial details: Atlanta receives the seventh place in general and the 109 in general. Jacksonville receives 14th in the general standings, 45th overall and 137th overall.

8) – TE TJ Hockenson, Iowa
– I have some rules when it comes to draft season, and one of them is simple. Trust reporters who have been around the team for a long time. In the case of the Lions, Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press, has been in the idea that Detroit took a look at Hockenson with his first round of selection. Matt Patricia knows very well what an impact tight end can do for an offense and a quarterback, and finding a complete one like Hockenson is not the easiest task. While Eric Ebron's ghost still lingers in Detroit, that does not matter at all with the new regime in the city.

9) – OT Jonah Williams, Alabama
– I admit that this player has grown in me after coming back and watching him a little more, learning a little more about who he is and how he would fit into the Bills' vision of how they want their young core to look. . Anyway, Williams has the game, the behavior, the work ethic and the measurable ones to become the left tackle that the Bills expected Dion Dawkins to become two years ago. If the Bills missed the two main defensive tackles, I think the selection is reduced to offensive tackle, defensive end and tight end. With respect to the defensive end, the Bills could be in a position to add one a bit later in the draft, so there might not be as much consideration there, although Montez Sweat would be tempting. With Hockenson off the board, this choice comes down to Williams versus Andre Dillard of Washington state in my eyes, and although he might prefer that Dillard be a real left-handed tackle, it's hard to ignore all the traits in which the Bills Believe … – Both on and off the field – are exhibited by Williams. And after all, this is the selection of the Bills, not mine. Not to mention that they have an advanced recognition report on Williams in the form of offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. This raises again the question, what happens then with Dion Dawkins? Do you think he can move in to watch? Would you fight against Ty Nsekhe for the starting position in the right? Brandon Beane tries to turn it around for a mid-round selection? There are some options on the table, but Dawkins would be even more "alert" than he is now. Either way, they clearly were not happy with Dawkins' progress in his second professional season in a key position in his offensive line.

10) **COMMERCE (from DEN) – LB Devin Bush, Michigan
– Realizing that Devin Bush will not reach 20th place overall, falling into an important position of need for them and that, if they do not act quickly, he could end up in the hands of his division rivals, the Steelers do the Move the board up to secure it.

Commercial details: Pittsburgh receives the 10th in the general clbadification and the 237th in the general clbadification. Denver receives the number 20 in general, 66 in general and 83 in general.

eleven) – OT Jawaan Taylor, Florida
– The Bengals signed Bobby Hart with a contract that indicates a marginal start, and is one of those that can also leave the 2019 season. With Taylor drifting out of the top ten, the Bengals pick it up while they have the flexibility to sit to Taylor for a season, or if he's smart enough, to make him the starting right tackle, which would push Bobby Hart into a reserve role.

12) – WR Hollywood Brown, Oklahoma
– I liked this pairing so much the last time, that I'm going to do it again. Aaron Rodgers gets what is probably an impact slot receiver as soon as he regains full health from his foot injury.

13) **COMMERCE (from MIA) – QB Drew Lock, Missouri
– The same pairing, different shot slot – and it makes too much sense for both sides. The & # 39; needs & # 39; The Chargers' side is not enough to dissuade them from making a move for their future, a move they must do sooner rather than later, because they do not know how many more years Philip Rivers wants to continue playing or continue playing at a similar level. By making the deal now, they will head to the 2019 season as Super Bowl contenders, and with a vision for the future with a quarterback they believe in. For Miami, they add a fundamental piece to their reconstruction efforts: an additional 2020 First round selection. While it could be a late first-round pick, it could make all the difference in their ability to maneuver for the quarterback they covet in 2020 if they win one or two too many games.

Commercial details: Los Angeles Chargers receive 13th in total, 151th in total. Miami receives 28 general, 91 general and the first round selection of the Los Angeles Chargers 2020.

14) (from ATL) – OT Andre Dillard, Washington State
– Some temptation to take Noah Fant here, but the primary factor is to protect Nick Foles at all costs, considering his lack of mobility.

fifteen) – QB Dwayne Haskins, State of Ohio
– Washington takes a risk and stands firm in his election, and ends with a quarterback to build on Dwayne Haskins.

sixteen) – EDGE Montez Sweat, State of Mississippi
– This is a great victory for Carolina as she gets a much needed boost for her advantage group, and Sweat will be a factor in the starting lineup almost immediately.

17) (From CLE) – DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson
– This is such a Dave Gettleman selection that hurts. Defensive line, inner rusher, high character: all the boxes are marked. They expected Sweat to last another set, but they're still happy with Wilkins.

18) G Cody Ford, Oklahoma
– If the Vikings do not go out with an offensive lineman in the first round, their fans could be disturbed.

19) – TE Noah Fant, Iowa
– You have to take into account an edge runner here, but take advantage of Fant drifting off the board a little more than expected, and hope he can become the versatile piece for the offense that can help Marcus Mariota Go back to your track, once very promising. .

twenty) (from PIT) – C Garrett Bradbury, NC State
– The Broncos need a replacement for Matt Paradis, and this is the perfect player and the courage to do that in the first round.

twenty-one) **COMMERCE (from SEA) – EDGE Brian Burns, Florida State
– A simple motivation for Seattle with this move, which has only four selections in total in the NFL 2019 Draft and the detection value in Burns is available a bit later than expected. The Chiefs have three picks in the top 64, so moving their third and fifth round choices to achieve a potential impact pbader to replace Dee Ford is worth it in their eyes.

Business details: Kansas City receives the 21st general and the sixth round selection of Seattle in 2020. Seattle receives 28 in total, 92 overall and 167 overall.

22) – IOL Erik McCoy, Texas A & M
– They would have liked to get Burns, but helping Lamar Jackson and his running game along the interior is also on his laundry list. McCoy has the flexibility to play throughout the interior, and is likely to enter an early role.

2. 3) – G Chris Lindstrom, Boston College
– Some consideration for Tytus Howard in this place, but general manager Brian Gaine puts him "safe" by choosing a guard who knows he will help the future of his franchise, Deshaun Watson, immediately.

24) (from CHI) – EDGE Rashan Gary, Michigan
– Surprise! Gary goes much later than you think in this drill, but he has the traits that Mayock and Gruden can not ignore. Can he become the productive player that his talent proves he can be? Will it help to play alongside your Michigan friend, Maurice Hurst? At this point in the draft, the Raiders hope so.

25) – CB Rock Ya-Sin, Temple
– With Ronald Darby only on a one-year contract, the Eagles take the first corner of the board and make him a local player in his garden at Temple.

26) – EDGE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
– With Justin Houston and Jabaal Sheard as their main pbading drivers, they infuse some young people into the position with a player who could have been much higher had it not been for the talent in his position this year.

27) (from DAL) – CB Greedy Williams, LSU
– The trend for the three selections of the first round of the Raiders? All three are defenders, and those who expect them to begin immediately to renew their regrettable defense.

28) (from LAC) – DT Jeffery Simmons, State of Mississippi
– What better way to repeat that 2020 is your year to recover it than to take a very talented player who is coming out of an injury, and one that probably will not be ready until that season, right? The course, with regard to 2020, already looks quite prominent for the Dolphins.

29) (from KC) – CB Byron Murphy, Washington
– Now that Russell Wilson's future is solved, it's time to rebuild the core with players who can take them to the top where they know that Wilson is capable of becoming a Super Bowl contender once again.

30) (from NO) – T / G Dalton Risner, State of Kansas
– It's probably more a guard in this case, since that's where the Packers' need is.

31) – OT Tytus Howard, State of Alabama
– Drafting Howard gives the Rams a replacement for Andrew Whitworth when he decides to retire, and gives Howard a seasoning on behalf of a great player. The young offensive tackle is raw with a lot of potential, and the Rams are betting that they can achieve the level of play that he is capable of, while expecting him to surpbad his position in the draft.

32) – WR DK Metcalf, Ole Miss
– The addition of Demaryius Thomas does not make any difference to this couple. In any case, it helps Metcalf to be able to work with Thomas, a similar player. Metcalf needs to refine his route to become a more deceptive player, but the potential is hard to ignore.

Second round

33) – S Juan Thornhill, Virginia

3. 4) (from NYJ) – WR AJ Brown, Ole Miss

35) – RB Josh Jacobs, Alabama

36) – WR Hakeem Butler, State of Iowa

37) – EDGE LJ Collier, TCU

38) – TE Irv Smith, Jr., Alabama

39) – Dean Dean Baker, Georgia

40) – EDGE Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech
– I fully understand that this is not a popular choice among Bills fans. Jaylon Ferguson, because he slipped in a three-cone drill after a three-cone drill on his professional day, accumulated a horrible time that has generated laughter around #DraftTwitter. Because of this, Ferguson is one of the few boys in this draft where, no matter what argument he provides, he is considered a "horrible choice." However, I do not think the same court of opinion prevented the Bills from recruiting Josh Allen last year, right? Although I know that I am effectively screaming on a pillow, I will defend why Ferguson makes a lot of sense for the Bills. First, I encourage you to watch it play. Simple, I know, but when you look at it you will see a highly productive impact pbader working on both the left and right side of the defensive line, so there is versatility. Here, I made it easy for you and check out the competition if you want to argue that he did not play against anyone:

Turning the corner:

Speed ​​to power:



Change of direction and athletics:

The talent is there. Is it the ideal athletics and where do you want it to be? No, but I also believe that the time of three cones that everyone else badembles could also be a product of slipping through as many consecutive attempts as he did. You take slips into account, of course, but I do not think that's a true representation of him. You must also remember that you will not get a perfect player in 40th place. Ferguson has everything the Bills want, from a height (6 feet 5 feet), weight (271 pounds), length (34 long arms 1/2 inches) and a production point of view, and would immediately be placed in the rotation of the defensive end with starting potential. He presses the opposing quarterback, which is something that the Bills were largely lacking last year outside of Jerry Hughes. I think he's going to be much higher in the draft than people think, and as long as the Bills can get through their problem out of the 2015 field, I would not doubt at all that he's in the discussion for his 40th pick. in general. The Bills will invest in the approval of their pbades in this draft, because this regime has not done so at any time in the last two drafts.

41) – WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

42) – LB Mack Wilson, Alabama

43) – CB Lonnie Johnson, Kentucky

44) – S Nasir Adderley, Delaware

Four. Five) (from ATL) – WR N & # 39; Keal Harry, State of Arizona

46) – WR Parris Campbell, State of Ohio

47) – CB Justin Layne, State of Michigan

48) – OT Kaleb McGary, Washington

49) – S Johnathan Abram, State of Mississippi

fifty) – DT Dre & # 39; Mont Jones, State of Ohio

51) – EDGE Jachai Polite, Florida

52) – EDGE Chase Winovich, Michigan

53) (from BAL) – LB Jahlani Tavai, Hawaii & # 39; i

54) (from SEA) – OT Greg Little, Ole Miss

55) – CB Julian Love, Notre Dame

56) (from CHI) – DT Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame

57) – RB Miles Sanders, Penn State

58) – S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida

59) – CB Amani Oruwariye, Penn State

60) – DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

61) – CB Sean Bunting, Central Michigan

62) – C Elgton Jenkins, State of Mississippi

63) (from LAR) – LB Germaine Pratt, state of NC

64) – TE Kahale Warring, San Diego State

Third round

Sixty-five) – G Nate Davis, Charlotte

66) (from OAK through PIT) – QB Will Grier, West Virginia

67) – S Taylor Rapp, Washington

68) – EDGE D & # 39; Andre Walker, Georgia

69) – RB Damien Harris, Alabama

70) – Darnell Savage, Maryland

Lost selection, used in the supplementary draft of NFL 2018

71) – TE Dawson Knox, Ole Miss

72) – DT Rennell Wren, State of Arizona

73) (from DET) – IOL Connor McGovern, Penn State

74) – CB Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt
– I also considered a wide receiver here, but in the end, the value of Joejuan Williams and how well he fits in the scheme might be too tempting to let them go through the Bills. While it's true that they have some cooks in the kitchen with the cornerback, the starting point in front of Tre & # 39; Davious White is still in doubt. The moves to sign both Kevin Johnson and EJ Gaines showed me that as solid as Levi Wallace was last season, they are not resolved in that position. The choice of a corner in this place is more about the value above all else. Williams, a T, is the cornerback style of Sean McDermott. He's huge for the position at 6 feet 3 and 5/8, 211 pounds, and he has the long arms that the head coach craves in his cornerbacks. Williams is an excellent tackler who is a prerequisite for the job, moves very well for a cornerback of his size and has a long-term starting potential, which is what he is looking for in the third round. If the Bills are like the way the Carolina Panthers were built, they do not believe in breaking the bank for the cornerbacks, but believe in their exploration and training to develop players to spend the money elsewhere. Tre & White White has three years remaining in his rookie contract (with the fifth year option), so having another player of initial caliber in the place where White comes out after that time, is always a good commercial practice And if Williams develops as if he has the potential to do so, then the Bills could get their hands on one of the best NFL cornerback duos. As for the offensive side of the ball, the way in which this draft is prepared, the Bills should be able to get two skill players in a talented fourth round, either running, wide receiver or tight end. I think that could be the sweet spot for them with those three positions.

So, what about the Bills defensive tackle?
– If the draft is shaken this way and you can not get a defensive tackle of three techniques in the first two or three rounds, it would not surprise me at all to see the Bills make a move for Gerald McCoy of Tampa Bay. They have the room on the cover, they have the place on the list for it, and they can get away from their deal whenever they want. As long as the cost is not extreme, I'm thinking of one or two selections from rounds five to seven, so I could see the Bills extremely motivated to add someone like McCoy as a short-term solution. Not only would it be an improvement and a starter right away, but its effect on the locker room as another leader might be too good to miss out on McDermott and Beane. So, if they try to get a defensive tackle in the first two days of the draft, or the value is never worth it, stay tuned for the Bills to see how much it will cost McCoy.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia

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