Kevin Hanson's 2019 NFL Mock Draft- Updated: Friday, April 5th
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Continuing our 2019 NFL mock draft, here are picks 21-32:
21. Seattle Seahawks (Draft History): Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
The Seahawks have just four draft picks in 2019 and no second-rounder so the always-active John Schneider trading back in the draft to acquire more draft capital is probably the most-likely scenario. As Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times notes, the Seahawks haven't used their original first-round pick since 2011 and their four picks would be fewest in franchise history. If they don't move back, the converted cornerback could be their Day 1 starter free safety with Earl Thomas now in Baltimore.
22. Baltimore Ravens (Draft History): N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State Sun Devils
Perhaps the Ravens use this pick on an edge rusher, but they also need to help second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson. Based on current rosters, few teams have a receiving corps less intimidating than Baltimore. Highly productive at Arizona State with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, Harry is a physical receiver that excels in contested-catch situations and after the catch.
23. Houston Texans (Draft History): Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State Cougars
The Texans have one of the league's worst offensive lines and Deshaun Watson was sacked a league-high 62 times in 2018. Dillard would be an immediate upgrade over Julie'n Davenport, who graded out as PFF's 73rd-best offensive tackle (of 80 qualified) in 2018.
24. (From CHI) Oakland Raiders (Draft History): Byron Murphy, CB, Washington Huskies
The Raiders used a first-round pick on Gareon Conley last year and Murphy gives them an upgrade opposite him. No team allowed more yards per pass attempt than the Raiders (8.2) in 2018 and Oakland ranked last in the league in pass DVOA, per Football Outsiders.
25. Philadelphia Eagles (Draft History): Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple Owls
Playing just one season for Temple as a graduate transfer from Presbyterian, Ya-Sin won't have to go far to play his professional football in this scenario. With good size and toughness, Ya-Sin is a physical corner that plays even bigger than his size. Per PFF, Ya-Sin allowed only one reception on 20 deep targets into his coverage, which gives him the second-highest coverage grade on deep targets among FBS draft-eligible cornerbacks (min. 20 targets).
26. Indianapolis Colts (Draft History): Jeffrey Simmons, DT, Mississippi State Bulldogs
Perhaps this pick turns into a redshirt situation with Simmons, but the extra pick (No. 34) that the Colts have from last year's trade with the Jets affords them even more flexibility to take a long-term view. Even though there are only seven selections in between their first two picks, I'm not sure that Simmons will be on the board when they are back on the clock. Before tearing his ACL, Simmons could have been a top-10 pick in this year's draft. Provided the team is comfortable with the medical and character evaluations, Simmons could provide Chris Ballard with a bargian when looking back at this pick.
27. (From DAL) Oakland Raiders (Draft History): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa Hawkeyes
If he's still available here, he'd be an ideal replacement for Jared Cook. Running a 4.5 forty at nearly 250 pounds, Fant has a speed advantage over most linebackers and a size advantage over defensive backs.
28. Los Angeles Chargers (Draft History): Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State Wildcats
Right tackle Sam Tevi graded out as PFF's 74th-best offensive tackle (out of 80 qualified) in 2018. While Risner has the versatility to play on the inside as well, he has started the past three seasons at right tackle for Kansas State and would be a Day 1 upgrade for the Chargers.
29. Kansas City Chiefs (Draft History): Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State Wolfpack
Will Bradbury last until the 29th pick? There's a better-than-not chance that he's off the board before the Chiefs are on the clock, but Bradbury is an extremely fluid mover and the best center prospect in this year's draft class. The NC State product will fill the void created by Mitch Morse's free-agent departure for Orchard Park.
30. (From NO) Green Bay Packers (Draft History): Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma Sooners
Not the biggest wideout (168 pounds) and currently dealing with a Lisfranc injury, Brown may still end up in the first round. The explosive receiver (and cousin of Antonio Brown) has the potential to be a T.Y. Hilton or DeSean Jackson type of playmaker for the Packers. NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah writes that Brown's "probably not a lock for the top 10," but that he "[doesn't] see him falling out of the first round, though."
31. Los Angeles Rams (Draft History): Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson Tigers
Replacing free agent Ndamukong Suh at nose tackle next to Aaron Donald, the reigning back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year, Lawrence enters the NFL as a dominant run stuffer. Given how well he moves for a man his size, however, there is some upside to make a greater impact on passing plays as well.
32. New England Patriots (Draft History): Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Perhaps more so than other teams, the Patriots always seem more likely to go in any number of different directions, which makes it difficult to mock players to them. That said, Tillery seems like a perfect fit for the Patriots to me. Extremely intelligent and versatile, he has also been about as dominant as it gets (see Stanford game).
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