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Given that the draft is so far out, there are obviously many unknowns.
For the draft order of this mock, we used the inverse order of the Consensus 2019 NFL Power Rankings.
More than anything, the goal of this mock is to highlight players that could hear their names called on Day 1 of the 2020 draft.
It should go without saying, but I'll say it anyways -- this mock will look a lot different in April 2020 than it looks now.1. Miami Dolphins (Draft History): Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon Ducks
Moving on from Ryan Tannehill this offseason, the Dolphins signed Ryan Fitzpatrick in free agency and then traded a second-round pick for Josh Rosen. Assuming that Rosen earns the starting gig sooner than later, the front office will get a long look at what they have in the former top-10 pick this season. If Rosen's team once again holds the top overall pick in the NFL Draft, however, it's possible that history repeats itself.
Herbert has all of the physical tools -- prototypical size (6-6, 233), outstanding arm strength and plus mobility -- and intangibles to develop into a franchise quarterback. If the Dolphins decide to pass on Herbert or Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Ohio State's Chase Young could be the pick here.
2. Arizona Cardinals (Draft History): Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia Bulldogs
There were plenty of reasons for Josh Rosen to struggle as a rookie, but one major reason was Arizona's poor offensive line play. In addition, starting left tackle D.J. Humphries will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2019 season. With experience at both tackle spots, Thomas would be an immediate upgrade over Humphries.
3. New York Giants (Draft History): Chase Young, DE, Ohio State Buckeyes
Despite preaching about the importance of staying true to the board, GM Dave Gettleman deviated from that philosophy to get his hand-chosen (and eventual) replacement for Eli Manning. That said, only the Raiders (13) recorded fewer sacks than the Giants (30) in 2018 and it's unlikely that he would pass up another opportunity to draft an elite edge rusher.
Not only did Young finish his sophomore season with 9.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss, but five of his sacks came in the final four games of the season. If the former five-star recruit continues to build upon his current trajectory, he could be a top-three pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
4. Cincinnati Bengals (Draft History): Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama Crimson Tide
The Bengals seem reluctant to extend Andy Dalton, who will be entering a walk year in 2020. Barring a change of heart on the contract front, the Bengals could draft Dalton's replacement if they are picking this high. Runner-up to Kyler Murray in last year's Heisman voting, Tagovailoa threw for 3,966 yards, 43 touchdowns and only six interceptions in first season as a starter.
5. Washington Redskins (Draft History): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama Crimson Tide
Exercising patience instead of trading up as some expected, Washington was still able to get their franchise quarterback. And while they drafted a couple of good receivers -- Terry McLaurin (Round 3) and Kelvin Harmon (Round 6), they have an opportunity here to get a true difference-maker for Dwayne Haskins. Last year's winner of the Biletnikoff Award, Jeudy hauled in 68 catches for 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns.
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Throughout the 2019 NFL season, we will update our consensus NFL Power Rankings from a variety of national sites.
Below you will find a table of our NFL Power Rankings following the 2019 NFL Draft, ranked by their average ranking. The table also lists their respective rankings at various sites.
- See where teams ended in the consensus 2018 NFL Power Rankings
|1||New England Patriots||2||4||2||1||1|
|2||New Orleans Saints||3||2||1||6||3|
|3||Los Angeles Chargers||4||6||4||4||2|
|3||Los Angeles Rams||4||3||3||3||7|
|5||Kansas City Chiefs||5.5||1||8||5||8|
|9||Green Bay Packers||10.25||12||16||2||11|
|Full 2019 NFL Consensus Power Rankings: Post-Draft|
2019 NFL Scouting Combine. At 6-3 and 228 pounds, Metcalf blazed a 4.33 forty while also posting a 40.5-inch vertical jump and putting up 27 reps at 225 pounds on the bench press.
The next day, it was his cross-state rival Montez Sweat (Mississippi State) that ran a DL-best 4.41 forty.
See all results from the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis:
- NFL Scouting Combine Results: Quarterbacks
- NFL Scouting Combine Results: Running Backs
- NFL Scouting Combine Results: Wide Receivers
- NFL Scouting Combine Results: Tight Ends
- NFL Scouting Combine Results: Offensive Linemen
- NFL Scouting Combine Results: Defensive Linemen
- NFL Scouting Combine Results: Linebackers
- NFL Scouting Combine Results: Defensive Backs
The table below is our 2019 NFL Draft Big Board, which ranks the top 100 prospects regardless of position.
|1||Nick Bosa||DE||Ohio State||6-4||266|
|7||Montez Sweat||DE||Mississippi State||6-6||260|
|View our full 2019 NFL Draft Big Board: Top 100 Prospects|