NFL Draft 2019 Picks Tracker by Team: Results + Grades (Updated)

Round 1

The first round wrapped up after several hours of country stars chiming in about their teams. We had a few surprises, but mostly it was offensive lineman and the defensive studs that dominated the draft. We had our first positional player go to Detroit, as T.J. Hockenson will try and actually give Detroit some value at the position. Kyler Murray was the favorite to go number one, and Arizona went that route. All eyes were on New York, as they selected Daniel Jones out of Duke. That left Dwayne Haskins going to Washington at 15.

Overall the 1st round of the draft went about as planned. Oakland’s three picks are highly questionable, and teams that needed offensive line help drafted those needs. The Los Angeles Chargers grabbed another stellar defensive pick, and their track record over the last few seasons cannot be questioned. Outside of the Giants pick, they landed two solid defensive prospects to replenish the lost bodies lost in the offseason. With the first round picks all wrapped up, it is going to leave plenty of wide receivers for the next two rounds, in addition to some still strong defensive players.

Overall Team Draft Grade + Analysis

TeamGradeAnalysis
Arizona CardinalsA+The A+ grade doesn't have much to do with the Kyler Murray pick. It has everything to do with what they got later on. Byron Murphy, Andy Isabella, Zach Allen, Hakeem Butler, and Deionte Thompson were all names that could have went earlier than they did, but Arizona swooped them up.
Atlanta FalconsBAtlanta didn't have many picks to begin with, but they did have two first rounders. Both went to the offensive line. Not flashy picks, but great adds to the nucleus of an offense. They skipped Day 2, but landed Kendall Sheffield in the the fourth round. They need some development, but good pieces for a team that didn't have many needs.
Baltimore RavensB+Baltimore looked to have a goal in this year's draft, which was giving Lamar Jackson some weapons. Marquise Brown is a major weapon, and Miles Boykin at 93 has potential to be a steal. In between they added Jaylon Ferguson who is interesting as a prospect.
Buffalo BillsABuffalo was able to land a top defensive prospect at nine, in Ed Oliver. They then added Cody Ford out of Oklahoma, who is projected to be an above average tackle that could also play guard. They ended up taking high upside skill position players the next two rounds, and overall had a very strong draft.
Carolina PanthersA-I really like what Carolina did, getting a terrific defensive end in Brian Burns. They also grabbed a top tackle in Greg Little. At pick 100 Will Grier was their selection, who was a versatile quarterback at West Virginia.
Chciago BearsB+Chicago had their first round pick go to Kahlil Mack, and that was a win. They drafted David Montgomery, who has big potential. They also landed Riley Ridley as they look to bolster their skill position players. Chicago is already a well rounded team and targeted upside.
Cincinnati BengalsB-Cincinnati went out and got Jonah Williams to be an immediate help, but made an odd pick of Drew Sample in for round 2. That was an extreme reach. They made up for it grabbing Germaine Pratt, but the round 2 pick ultimately drops them down a few pegs.
Cleveland BrownsB+Cleveland gave up their 17th overall pick for Odell Beckham Jr, and ended up getting one of the top corners in the draft, Greedy Williams. They continued to pound defense, and overall Mack Wilson is a name that has big value for a 5th rounder.
Dallas CowboysBDallas traded away their first round pick for Amari Cooper, so we can take that into consideration. Trysten Hill is a piece needed in the middle of that line, and they added some guard depth in Connor McGovern. Nothing flashy, but Dallas added some role pieces.
Denver BroncosB+There were two Iowa tight ends in the draft, and Denver grabbed the latter. Noah Fant is a potential strong receiving option moving forward. They had some second picks to pile up, grabbing Dalton Risner, and Drew Lock. It was a strong round two. Lot of potential in the future of Denver.
Detroit LionsC+A tight end at eight in this draft seems a little steep, especially with Detroit needing a lot on the defensive side. They did address some defensive picks in the later rounds, but Hockenson at 8 was not my favorite pick there. It has always been a down position in Detroit, and they still run that risk.
Green Bay PackersB-Green Bay took their first round pick to land a production-less OLB in Rashan Gary. Tons of upside, but we will need to see if that transitions into the NFL. Darnell Savage was a strong get especially with their need at safety. A guard and tight end proceeded, and overall there were some offensive weapons that might have helped more.
Houston TexansCHouston had to be rattled with Philly drafting Andre Dillard just a pick ahead, as they reached for Tytus Young. There was a major focus on the offensive line, and secondary. This was their first three picks, but none seem like major upgrades.
Indianapolis ColtsB+Indy traded out of their first round pick to take another second in the draft. They ended up getting Rock Ya-Sin in the second round, Ben Banogu, and then Parris Campbell. All three have big potential to make an impact right away. I do believe Chris Ballard is weighting what grades analysts give to be higher.
Jacksonville JaguarsAJosh Allen falling to seven was fairly lucky, and we can probably thank Oakland for that. They then grabbed Jawaan Taylor in the second, and Josh Oliver in the third. All tremendous picks and focusing on what worked in their playoff run season.
Kansas City ChiefsC+KC did get Frank Clark for a majority of their picks, and then this led them to Mecole Hardman and Juan Thornhill early on. The Hill news is likely linked to the Hardman pick. Overall it wasn't a great haul for the Chiefs, but they got some depth at positions needed.
Los Angeles ChargersBJerry Tillery will just add to an already dominating offensive line. They added another safety, and this defense is a strong suit. They did need an offensive tackle, and time will tell if Sioux Falls can fill that role. Overall the Chargers didn't have much positional needs, so hard to judge here.
Los Angeles RamsBThe Rams didn't have much to work with, given there was no first round pick. They had their first pick at Taylor Rapp, who is a big safety that can hit. Darrell Henderson went at pick 70, and might be some Gurley insurance if his knee acts up further.
Miami DolphinsB+If we are factoring in that Miami landed Josh Rosen for next to nothing, then we can bump this up to an A. Christian Wilkins is an excellent pick at 13, and gives that defensive line an identity after losing so many names. There backend picks weren't as highly rated, but Michael Deiter and Andrew Van Ginkel have some potential to make an impact early.
Minnesota VikingsB+Minnesota took a center at 18, as their offensive line desperately needed help. They followed up with a Kyle Rudolph replacement at 50, taking Irv Smith. Marcus Epps will learn under one of the best, and have potential to come into his own in just a few years.
New England PatriotsA-Arizona State's N'Keal Harry landed in New England, which is a perfect place for both sides. New England proceeded to add Joejuan Williams and Chase Winovich. Both are typical NE picks and in a draft where they loaded up, they filled out their draft with quality upside picks.
New Orleans SaintsCNot much to talk about here, as the Saints drafted Erik McCoy at 48th overall with their first pick. Going back to back safeties after that is also not thrilling news either. The Saints have a fine core now, but didn't add much in this draft.
New York GiantsBWe can question the Daniel Jones pick all we want, but we need to move on. They gave up a lot this offseason, but grading their draft they had some quality picks. Dexter Lawrence was one of the many top DT picks. Deandre Baker in the second round, and then Julian Love a round later give them some help in the secondary. Ximines was also a nice pick with some potential to be a strong pass rusher.
New York JetsA-New York had a major need on the defensive end, and landed Quinnen Williams at number three. They also landed Jachai Polite at pick 68. Polite has major potential, and the Jets defense is already looking much improved.
Oakland RaidersC+Clelin Ferrell was a reach, and Josh Jacobs was a first round running back that was taken with better options on the board. I love the Jonathan Abram and Trayvon Mullen picks with their next two. This balances out their draft a little for me, but overall it was tough passing on Josh Allen and some of the other options.
Philadelphia EaglesAReally like the aggressiveness to move up ahead of Houston for Andre Dillard. He stands a chance to be the next great Eagles lineman, but also gives them some depth right away. They also took some shots on Miles Sanders and JJ Arcega-Whiteside to help get their offense going.
Pittsburgh SteelersA-Pittsburgh ended up moving up for Devin Bush, but it was still a solid pick. Diontae Johnson was an odd name given how many wideouts were left on the board. The big get for me was Justin Layne at 83. Tons of potential on the defensive side, which Pittsburgh needed to add to.
San Francisco 49ersASan Francisco took the best defensive player in the draft, and potential best player on both sides. They followed up with some receiver weapons, getting Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd. They passed on most notable wideout names, but Samuel has plenty of upside. San Francisco is building quickly.
Seattle SeahawksA-Seattle replaced Fred Clark, or at least hope to, with L.J. Collier. Just a few picks later they grabbed Marquise Blair. The big talking point is D.K. Metcalf at 64, going later than expected. Seattle has not had a dominant receiver of his size in years. Tons of upside for a no risk third round receiver pick.
Tampa Bay BuccaneersC+Devin White has big potential as an inside linebacker, but I am still not fond of teams passing on Josh Allen. Sean Bunting was a solid get at corner, and they focused on adding to a weak secondary. With no need on the offensive side, they didn't flip the switch on defense like they could have.
Tennessee TitansATennessee had an underrated draft if you ask me. Jeffery Simmons is rehabbing from his ACL, and why not take a shot on a special talent. A.J. Brown fell to the second round and the Titans continue to take shots on wide receivers. Amani Hooker was a great late round safety get.
Washington RedskinsAI am all aboard what Washington did in this draft. Got Dwayne Haskins after teams that needed a QB passed. Montez Sweat has huge upside if he is healthy, and then two premier skill position players in the next two rounds. Washington's defense is already strong, and they have quickly moved into a potential young and upcoming offense.

Draft Results: Picks by Team & Round + Grades

RoundPickTeamPlayer SelectedPositionCollegeGrade
11Arizona CardinalsKyler MurrayQBOklahomaB-
12San Francisco 49ersNick BosaDEOhio StateA
13New York JetsQuinnen WilliamsDTAlabamaA
14Oakland RaidersClelin FerrellDEClemsonD
15Tampa Bay BuccaneersDevin WhiteLBLSUB-
16New York GiantsDaniel JonesQBDukeD
17Jacksonville JaguarsJosh AllenEDGEKentuckyA +
18Detroit LionsT.J. HockensonTEIowaC+
19Buffalo BillsEd OliverDTHoustonA
110Pittsbrugh SteelersDevin BushLB MichiganB+
111Cincinnati BengalsJonah WilliamsOTAlabamaA-
112Green Bay PackersRashan GaryDEMichiganC
113Miami DolphinsChristian WilkinsDTClemsonA
114Atlanta FalconsChris LindstromGBoston CollegeB+
115Washington RedskinsDwayne HaskinsQBOhio StateA
116Carolina PanthersBrian BurnsEDGEFlorida StateB
117New York GiantsDexter LawrenceDTClemsonB
118Minnesota VikingsGarrett BradburyCNC StateB+
119Tennessee TitansJeffery SimmonsDTMississippi StateA
120Denver BroncosNoah FantTEIowaB-
121Green Bay PackersDarnell SavageSMarylandB+
122Philadelphia EaglesAndre DillardOTWashington StateB
123Houston TexansTytus HowardOTAlabama StateC-
124Oakland RaidersJosh JacobsRBAlabamaB-
125Baltimore RavensMarquise BrownWROklahomaB
126Washington RedskinsMontez SweatEDGEMississippi StateB+
127Oakland RaidersJonathan AbramSMississippi StateB
128Los Angeles ChargersJerry TilleryDTNotre DameA +
129Seattle SeahawksL.J. CollierDETCUB+
130New York GiantsDeandre BakerCBGeorgiaB
131Atlanta FalconsKaleb McgaryOTWashingtonC
132New England PatriotsN'Keal HarryWRArizona StateB
233Arizona CardinalsByron MurphyCBWashingtonB+
234Indianpolis ColtsRock Ya-SinCBTempleB
235Jacksonville JaguarsJawaan TaylorOTFloridaB+
236San Francisco 49ersDeebo SamuelWRSouth CarolinaB
237Carolina PanthersGreg LittleOTMississippiA
238Buffalo BillsCody FordOGOklahomaA
239Tampa Bay BuccaneersSean BuntingCBCentral MichiganB
240Oakland RaidersTrayvon MullenCBClemsonC
241Denver BroncosDalton RisnerOTKansas StateC+
242Denver BroncosDrew LockQBMissouriB
243Detroit LionsJahlani TavaiLBHawaiiB-
244Green Bay PackersElton JenkinsCMississippi StateB+
245New England PatriotsJoejuan WilliamsCBVanderbiltB+
246Cleveland BrownsGreedy WilliamsCBLSUB
247Seattle SeahawksMarquise BlairSUtahB-
248New Orleans SaintsErik McCoyCTexas A&MB-
249Indianpolis ColtsBen BanouguEDGETCUC
250Minnesota VikingsIrv Smith Jr.TEAlabamaB
251Tennessee TitansA.J. BrownsWRMississippiB+
252Cincinnati BengalsDrew SampleTEWashingtonD
253Philadelphia EaglesMiles SandersRBPenn StateB
254Houston TexansLonnie JohnsonCBKentuckyB-
255Houston TexansMax ScharpingOTNorthern IllinoisB-
256Kansas City ChiefsMecole HardmanWRGeorgiaC+
257Philadelphia EaglesJ.J. Arcega-WhitesideWRStanfordC
258Dallas CowboysTrysten HillDTCentral FloridaB+
259Indianpolis ColtsParris CampbellWROhio StateA
260Los Angeles ChargersNasir AdderleySDelawareB+
261Los Angeles RamsTaylor RappSWashingtonB
262Arizona CardinalsAndy IsabellaWRMassachusettsB+
263Kansas City ChiefsJuan ThornhillSVirginiaA
264Seattle SeahawksD.K. MetcalfWRMississippiB
365Arizona CardinalsZach AllenDEBoston CollegeB-
366Pittsburgh SteelersDiontae JohnsonWRToledoC
367San Francisco 49ersJalen HurdWRBaylorC-
368New York JetsJachai PoliteEDGEFloridaA-
369Jacksonville JaguarsJosh OliverTESan Jose StateC
370Los Angeles RamsDarrell HendersonRBMemphisB-
371Denver BroncosDre'mont JonesDTOhio StateB
372Cincinnati BengalsGermaine PrattLBNC StateD
373Chicago BearsDavid MontgomeryRBIowa StateC
374Buffalo BillsDevin SingletaryRBFlorida AtlanticC+
375Green Bay PackersJace SternbergerTETexas A&MC
376Washington RedskinsTerry MclaurinWROhio StateB-
377New England PatriotsChase WinovichEDGEMichiganB+
378Miami DolphinsMichael DeiterOGWisconsinB
379Los Angeles RamsDavid LongCBMichiganB
380Cleveland BrownsSione TakitakiLBBYUC+
381Detroit LionsWill HarrisSBoston CollegeC+
382Tennessee TitansNate DavisOGNorth Carolina-CharlotC
383Pittsburgh SteelersJustin LayneCBMichigan StateA
384Kansas City Chiefs Khalen SaundersDTWestern IllinoisB
385Baltimore RavensJaylon FergusonEDGELouisiana TechB
386Houston TexansKahale WarringTESan Diego StateA
387New England PatriotsDamien HarrisRBAlabamaC
388Seattle SeahawksCody BartonLBUtahC+
389Indianpolis ColtsBobby OkerekeLBStanfordC
390Dallas CowboysConnor McGovernOGPenn StateC+
391Los Angeles ChargersTrey PipkinsOTSioux FallsB
392New York JetsChuma OdogaOTUSCB
393Baltimore RavensMiles BoykinWRNotre DameA
394Tampa Bay BuccaneersJamel DeanCBAuburnB+
395New York GiantsOshane XiminesEDGEOld DominionB-
396 (Compensatory)Buffalo BillsDawson KnoxTEMississippi B
397 (Compensatory)Los Angeles RamsBobby EvansOTOklahomaC+
398 (Compensatory)Jacksonville JaguarsQuincy WilliamsSMurray StateC-
399 (Compensatory)Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike EdwardsSKentuckyC-
3100 (Compensatory)Carolina PanthersWill GrierQBWest VirginiaC
3101 (Compensatory)New England PatriotsYodny CajusteOTWest VirginiaC+
3102 (Compensatory)Minnesota VikingsAlexander MattisonRBBoise StateC
4103Arizona CardinalsHakeem ButlerWRIowa StateA+
4104Cincinnati BengalsRyan FinleyQBNC StateC+
4105New Orleans SaintsChauncey Gardner-Johnson Jr.SFloridaB+
4106Oakland RaidersMaxx CrosbyEDGEEastern MichiganB
4107Tampa Bay BuccaneersAnthony NelsonDEIowaB+
4108New York GiantsJulian LoveCBNotre DameA
4109Indianapolis ColtsKhari WillisSMichigan StateD
4110San Francisco 49ersMitch WishnowskyPUtahF
4111Atlanta FalconsKendall SheffieldCBOhio StateC
4112Washington RedskinsBryce LoveRBStanfordB
4113Baltimore RavensJustice HillRBOklahoma StateB
4114Minnesota VikingsDru SamiaGOklahomaA-
4115Carolina PanthersChristian MillerEDGEAlabamaB+
4116Tennessee TitansAmani HookerSIowaA
4117Detroit LionsAustin BryantDEClemsonC
4118New England PatriotsHjalte FroholdtGArkansasB+
4119Cleveland BrownsSheldrick RedwineSMiamiB
4120Seattle Seahawks Gary JenningsWRWest VirginiaB-
4121New York JetsTrevon WescoTEWest VirginiaD
4122Pittsburgh SteelersBenny SnellRBKentuckyC+
4123Baltimore RavensBen PowersGOklahomaC+
4124Seattle SeahawksPhil HaynesGWake ForestA+
4125Cincinnati BengalsRenell WrenDTArizona StateB
4126Chicago BearsRiley RidleyWRGeorgiaC
4127Baltimore RavensIman MarshallCBUSCB
4128Dallas CowboysTony PollardRBMemphisC
4129Oakland RaidersIsaiah JohnsonCBHoustonC+
4130Los Angeles ChargersDrue TranquillLBNotre DameB+
4131Washington RedskinsWes MartinOGIndianaD
4132Seattle SeahawksUgo AmadiCBOregonC-
4133New England PatriotsJarrett StidhamQBAuburnC
4134Los Angeles RamsGreg GainesDTWashingtonC+
4135 (Compensatory)Atlanta FalconsJohn CominskyDECharleston (WV)D
4136 (Compensatory)Cincinnati BengalsMichael JordanOGOhio StateC
4137 (Compensatory)Oakland RaidersFoster MoreauTELSUC
4138 (Compensatory)Philadelphia EaglesShareef MillerEDGEPenn StateC
5139Arizona CardinalsDeionte ThompsonSAlabamaA
5140Jacksonville JaguarsRyquell ArmsteadRBTempleB
5141Pittsburgh SteelersZach GentryTEMichiganC-
5142Seattle SeahawksBen Burr-KirvenLBWashingtonB+
5143New York GiantsRyan ConnellyLBWisconsinC+
5144Indianpolis ColtsMarvell TellS USCC
5145Tampa Bay BuccaneersMatt GayKUtahD-
5146Detroit LionsAmani OruwariyeCBPenn StateB+
5147Buffalo BillsVosean JosephLBFloridaB+
5148San Francisco 49ersDre GreenlawLBArkansasC
5149Oakland RaidersHunter RenfrowWRClemsonC
5150Green Bay PackersKingsley KekeDETexas A&MB-
5151Miami DolphinsAndrew Van GinkelLBWisconsinB
5152Atlanta FalconsQadree OllisonRBPittsburghC
5153Washington RedskinsRoss PierschbacherCAlabamaD
5154Carolina PanthersJordan ScarlettRBFloridaB
5155Cleveland BrownsMack WilsonLBAlabamaA-
5156Denver BroncosJustin HollinsEDGEOregonB+
5157New York JetsBlake CashmanLBMinnesotaB+
5158Dallas CowboysMichael JacksonCBMiamiD
5159New England PatriotsByron CowartDTMarylandD
5160Baltimore RavensDaylon MackDTTexas A&MB
5161Houston TexansCharles OmenihuDETexasB+
5162Minnesota VikingsCameron SmithLBUSCC+
5163New England PatriotsJacob BaileyPStanfordD
5164Indianpolis ColtsE.J. SpeedLBTarleton StateF
5165Dallas CowboysJoe JacksonDEMiamiB-
5166Los Angeles ChargersEaston StickQBNorth Dakota StateC+
5167Philadelphia EaglesClayton HorsonQBNorthwesternB+
5168Tennessee TitansD'andre WalkerEDGEGeorgiaB
5169Los Angeles RamsDavid EdwardsOTWisconsinC+
5170Cleveland BrownsAustin SeibertKOklahomaD+
5171 (Compensatory)New York GiantsDarius SlaytonWRAuburnB-
5172 (Compensatory)Atlanta FalconsJordan MillerCBWashingtonB+
5173 (Compensatory)Washington RedskinsCole HolcombLBNorth CarolinaB-
6174Arizona CardinalsKeesean JohnsonWRFresno StateB
6175Pittsburgh SteelersSutton SmithEDGENorthern IllinoisC
6176San Francisco 49ersKaden SmithTEStanfordC+
6177New Orleans SaintsSaquon HamptonSRutgersB
6178Jacksonville JaguarsGardner MinshewQBWashington StateC-
6179Arizona CardinalsLamont GaillardCGeorgiaB+
6180New York GiantsCorey BallentineCBWashburnC+
6181Buffalo BillsJaquan JohnsonSMiamiA
6182Cincinnati BengalsTrayveon WilliamsRBTexas A&MC
6183San Francisco 49ersJustin SkuleOTVanderbiltC-
6184Detroit LionsTravis FulghamWROld DominionC
6185Green Bay PackersKa'dar HollmanCBToledoC
6186Detroit LionsTy JohnsonRBMarylandC+
6187Denver BroncosJuwann WinfreeWRColoradoB-
6188Tennessee TitansDavid LongLBWest VirginiaB-
6189Cleveland BrownsDrew ForbesOGSoutheast Missouri St.B
6190Minnesota VikingsArmon WattsDTArkansasA-
6191Minnesota VikingsMarcus EppsSWyomingB+
6192Pittsburgh SteelersIsaiah BuggsDTAlabamaD
6193Minnesota VikingsOlisaemeka UdohOTElonB
6194Green Bay PackersDexter WilliamsRBNotre DameB+
6195Houston TexansXavier CrawfordCBCentral MichiganC
6196New York JetsBlessuan AustinCBRutgersC
6197Baltimore RavensTrace McsorleyQBPenn StateC
6198San Francisco 49ersTim HarrisCBVirginiaC+
6199Indianapolis ColtsGerri GreenEDGEMississippi StateC
6200Los Angeles ChargersEmeke EgbuleLBHoustonB+
6201Kansas City ChiefsRashad FentonCBSouth CarolinaD
6202Miami DolphinsIsaiah PrinceOTOhio StateB+
6203Atlanta FalconsMarcus GreenWRLouisiana-MonroeC
6204Seattle SeahawksTravis HomerRBMiamiB
6205Chicago BearsDuke ShelleyCBKansas StateB
6206 (Compensatory)Washington RedskinsKelvin HarmonWRNC StateA+
6207 (Compensatory)Pittsburgh SteelersUlysees GilbertLBAkronC
6208 (Compensatory)Tampa Bay BuccaneersScott MillerWRBowling Green StateC-
6209 (Compensatory)Seattle SeahawksDemarcus ChristmasDTFlorida StateC+
6210 (Compensatory)Cincinnati BengalsDeshaun DavisLBAuburnC
6211 (Compensatory)Cincinnati BengalsRodney AndersonRBOklahomaC_
6212 (Compensatory)Carolina PanthersDennis DaleyOTSouth CarolinaB+
6213 (Compensatory)Dallas CowboysDonovan WilsonSTexas A&MC
6214 (Compensatory)Kansas City ChiefsDarwin ThompsonRBUtah StateB-
7215Tampa Bay BuccaneersTerry Beckner Jr.DTMissouriB
7216Kansas City ChiefsNick AllegrettiOGIllinoisC-
7217Minnesota VikingsKris BoydCBTexasA
7218Dallas CowboysMike WeberRBOhio StateC+
7219Pittsburgh SteelersDerwin GrayOTMarylandC+
7220Houston TexansCullen GillaspiaRBTexas A&MD
7221Cleveland BrownsDonnie LewisCBTulaneB
7222Chicago BearsKerrith WhyteRBFlorida AtlanticB
7223Cincinnati BengalsJordan BrownCBSouth Dakota StateB
7224Detroit LionsIsaac NautaTEGeorgiaC+
7225Buffalo BillsDarryl JohnsonEDGENorth Carolina A&TB+
7226Green Bay PackersTy SummersLBTCUB
7227Washington RedskinsJimmy MorelandCBJames MadisonC+
7228Buffalo BillsTommy SweeneyTEBoston CollegeC+
7229Detroit LionsP.J. JohnsonDTArizonaB
7230Oakland RaidersQuinton BellEDGEPrairie View A&MC-
7231New Orleans SaintsAlize MackTENotre DameB+
7232New York GiantsGeorge Asafo-AdjeiOTKentuckyC
7233Miami DolphinsChandler CoxRBAuburnC-
7234Miami DolphinsMyles GaskinRBWashingtonB+
7235Jacksonville JaguarsDontavius RussellDTAuburnC
7236Seattle SeahawksJohn UrsuaWRHawaiiC+
7237Carolina PanthersTerry GodwinWRGeorgiaB-
7238Chicago BearsStephen DenmarkCBValdosta StateB+
7239Minnesota VikingsDillon MitchellWR OregonB+
7240Indianpolis ColtsJackson BartonOTUtahB
7241Dallas CowboysJalen JelksEDGEOregonB-
7242Los Angeles ChargersCortez BroughtonDTCincinnatiA
7243Los Angeles RamsNick ScottSPenn StateC-
7244New Orleans SaintsKaden EllissLBIdahoB
7245New York GiantsChris SlaytonDTSyracuseB
7246Indianapolis ColtsJavon PattersonCMississippiC+
7247 (Compensatory)Minnesota VikingsOlabisi JohnsonWRColorado StateC-
7248 (Compensatory)Arizona CardinalsJoshua MilesOTMorgan StateC
7249 (Compensatory)Arizona CardinalsMichael DogbeDETempleB+
7250 (Compensatory)Minnesota VikingsAustin CuttingLSAir ForceD
7251 (Compensatory)Los Angeles RamsDakota AllenLBTexas TechC
7252 (Compensatory)New England PatriotsKen WebsterCBMississippiC+
7253 (Compensatory)Washington RedskinsJordan BrailfordEDGEOklahoma StateC
7254 (Compensatory)Arizona Cardinals Caleb WilsonTEUCLAC+

Round 1 Draft Winners

The Buffalo Bills were big winners in the first round, as Ed Oliver slipped to them at number nine. They didn’t have to trade up, which is why this pick is rated so high. We need to stop the comparisons to Aaron Donald, but he is going to be an excellent addition to the Bills line. Staying at the same position, Miami landed another Clemson talent, Christian Wilkins. This is a tremendous grab for a Dolphins team that is rumored to trade for Josh Rosen too. Giving up a second round pick for Rosen and landing Wilkins in the first is a great start to the rebuild.

There are a few that like Dwayne Haskins as the number one quarterback for the draft class, and I am onboard. He slid past a few QB needy teams, and fell to Washington. The Redskins also traded with the Colts for their 26th overall pick. They took Montez Sweat, who had heart concerns which caused the drop. However, if everything is okay, Washington just picked up a top ten defensive player in the draft.

Los Angeles took Jerry Tillery with the 28th pick out of Notre Dame. Tillery is a beast of a defensive tackle, and fits right in this Chargers line with Bosa and Ingram. The Chargers have been hitting on recent draft picks for the defensive side, as Derwin James was last year’s selection.

Round 1 Draft Losers

New York is a weird team to call losers, because the Dexter Lawrence pick at 17 and Deandre Baker pick at 30 were really strong. However, taking Daniel Jones out of Duke was all too laughable for a team that has been making mistake after mistake in the offseason. With Josh Allen still on the board, the Giants would have been better off going there. The Packers had two first round picks, and one I like. With the 12 pick, they took Rashan Gary out of Michigan. He is an athletic talent, but production wasn’t really there at Michigan. This is a boom or bust pick for me at 12, unlike Darnell Savage at 21, where he has a ton of upside and is an immediate need.

Andre Dillard had to be Houston’s top pick, and Philadelphia swooped in taking him at 22 after trading up ahead. This lead to Houston Tytus Howard being taken out of Alabama State. There were better lineman on the board, and Howard is going to jump into a team desperate for protection of their franchise quarterback. Not thrilled with this one.

Oakland had three first round picks to start the night, and reached on their first one. Clelin Ferrell is a special talent, and was a projected first rounder. However, he was not projected to go in the first five. They took Jonathan Abram late in the draft, which was a desperate need, and he can add some fire to the back of the secondary. We know Oakland needs a lot to fill their roster. The Josh Jacobs move was questionable given so many defensive players still on the table that I would take over him. Factoring in what they have given up to get these guys, not a fan at the moment.

Round 1 Biggest Surprises

Haskins slipping to 15 is somewhat of a surprise for me, as Miami, Cincinnati, and New York were all teams ahead in need of a quarterback. Washington has been searching for their guy, and you can tell he is already ready to roll teams that passed on him. He is looking at you New York. Detroit taking a tight end is shocking. But, when you look at Detroit’s history of taking pass-catchers in general, maybe it isn’t. With so much defensive talent that Detroit needs, passing on them for a tight end is suspect. This is nothing against T.J. Hockenson, but Detroit had higher priorities that needed filling.

I love the Tennessee pick of Jeffery Simmons, and was actually surprised to see Tennessee take him. He will need to rehab an ACL injury, but is an excellent interior defender. The reason why this is a surprise is I had a feeling the Titans were either going to trade down, or just add a wideout trying to hit once again after years of missing.

Round 2

There was a lot of talent still to be selected heading into Round 2, and Arizona jumped all over Byron Murphy out of Washington. This adds on the other side of Patrick Peterson, or to replace Peterson if traded at some point. The Colts might have drafted Murphy, taking Rock Ya-Sin just a pick after. It was a more popular day for the cornerbacks, as Greedy Williams. Sean Bunting, and Trayvon Millen all went. The Broncos added Drew Lock out of Missouri, who has potential to be a starter sooner rather than later. Some wideouts went late in the second round. A.J. Brown is going to Tennessee, and D.K. Metcalf is headed to Seattle. Andy Isabella and Parris Campbell were also steals late in the second round. Lot of upside for these names, especially for where they went.

Round 3

More wideouts went early in the third round, as Diontae Johnson and Jalen Hurd went two and three. It was a bit surprising given there were still a few names left. Miles Boykin out of Notre Dame went to Baltimore with the 29th pick of the third round. We had more pass-catching tight ends go, and then some fillers on the defensive side. Pittsburgh nabbed Justin Layne out of Michigan State which was a tremendous get for where they grabbed him. A couple of running backs went, as Chicago and Buffalo both added depth. The Rams and Patriots also added backs to their roster. New York landed Jachai Polite out of Florida, which could end up being the steal for them as they needed an outside rusher.

Impact Fantasy Football Rookies

Ok, the 2019 NFL Schedule is set and we have Fantasy Replacements covered in our Bye Weeks Schedule 2019 article. Next up is looking at the fantasy viability of the NFL Rookies. We saw some serious production out of Saquon Barkley in 2018. We had a couple of pass-catchers selected late, and wideouts will be moving more in round two. But, at the moment N’Keal Harry jumps into a great situation in New England. Chris Hogan and Rob Gronkowski leave a lot of uncollected targets. Harry has tremendous athleticism, and moves into a great system for him to thrive early on. At the moment, he is going to be the highest projected fantasy rookie at the position. Marquise Brown is going to be a home run threat for Lamar Jackson, but in terms of consistency, this was not the place for him. He will take a fantasy hit playing in Baltimore.

Both tight ends will move into teams that desperately needed help for their quarterbacks. Noah Fant going to Denver has potential in the long run, but with an average passing game and quarterback in place, it might take some time. Tight ends have struggled in Detroit, but T.J. Hockenson is going to jump into a situation where he can make an immediate impact. He also has a better QB situation than his Iowa teammate Noah Fant. Josh Jacobs was the top running back in the draft, but not a significant athletic profile. Oakland needed a workhorse back, and Jacobs can fill that role. Isaiah Crowell and him might split time, but Jacobs role in the passing game and picking up blitzes gives him a pretty big edge for getting snaps.

Kyler Murray is looking like the guy in Arizona, as Rosen is likely to be traded. His big play upside should transfer over to the NFL, and his legs will give him more fantasy upside. He plays in an extremely tough division however, and the Cardinals offensive line isn’t in great shape. His playmaking ability will desperately be needed. Washington doesn’t have a lot of playmakers around Haskins at the moment, and he won’t be a top fantasy arm just yet.

  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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