2019 NFL Draft Top 10 Advanced Breakdown

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1.Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma
With new Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury at the helm of the locker room in Arizona, he’s made it clear with his infatuation of Murray’s talent at the collegiate level. Though they selected UCLA QB, Josh Rosen with the 10th pick in last years draft, the writing is on the wall that the Cardinals want t move the offense in a different direction.

2.San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, EDGE Ohio State
A consensus top-two player in this years draft, the 49ers lack a top pass rusher on the outside of the defensive line. Bosa will provide a dominant pass rushing attack along side Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner in a stacked defensive line.

3.Washington Redskins (Via New York Jets): Dwayne Haskins, QB Ohio State
With the rumors that owner Dan Snyder has taking over control to make their first round selection, along with Alex Smith’s potential career ending leg injury suffered last year; the Redskins will be in play for their future man behind center. Though they acquired Case Keenum this off season from the Denver Broncos, he isn’t the long term solution Washington has in mind for QB.

4.Oakland Raiders: Quinnen Williams, DL Alabama
One of three first round picks for Jon Gruden and the Raiders, Williams will provide Oakland with immediate production as an interior pass rusher for their new identity on defense. With the Khalil Mack trade last season, the Raiders will be in the market for a top notch pass rusher for their young defense.

5.Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White, LB LSU
With the loss of Kwon Alexander at the LB position, the Bucs are in need for a speedy LB who can do it all on their defense. New Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles would love to have a LB who brings what White brings to the table; 4.4 speed, lateral quickness and instincts

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6.New York Giants: Daniel Jones, QB Duke
Eli Manning isn’t getting any younger, and the organization needs to find their future QB in a world when Eli Manning calls it a career. Jones may not be the biggest QB name in this draft, but what he does bring to the table is an accurate quick passing attack. Jones isn’t great throwing the ball down the field for explosive plays, but what he does well is playing in a scheme providing quick short passes. Jones wouldn’t start year one, but he should remind Giants fans as Eli 2.0 (though Jones is mobile).

7.Jacksonville Jaguars: Jawaan Taylor, OT Florida
The Jaguars made a change at QB this off season, going from Blake Bortles to Super Bowl 52 MVP Nick Foles. If Jacksonville believes they can compete in a tough AFC South, they must provide protection for Foles from guys like Watt, Clowney, Ngakoue, and Campbell. Taylor is a natural RT who has electric feet in his pass sets. More raw than fellow prospect Jonah Williams; Taylor has the potential to be a top OT by his third year in the league.

8.Atlanta Falcons (Via Detroit Lions): Ed Oliver, DL Houston
By tagging DL Grady Jarrett this off season, the Falcons potentially could have an electric interior presence with Jarrett and Oliver. If the Falcons can’t reach a long term deal with Jarrett, Oliver can fill that void as their top interior defensive linemen. Oliver was under utilized by Houston, playing as a 0-tech over the center rather than playing his natural position as a 3-tech (gap between guard and tackle) and if he’s selected into a defensive scheme like Dan Quinn’s, Oliver’s production in the NFL will be much greater than the production he provided to Houston.

9.Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen, EDGE Kentucky
Two years and two Josh Allen’s, sign me up! Allen is more raw as an edge rusher compared to a prospect like Nick Bosa. However, with his growth from 2017 to 2018 at Kentucky, it’s clear why he is considered one of the best defensive players in the draft. With Allen’s ability to win with his hands along with his pure athleticism; it’s clear to why he will be highly coveted at the next level.

10.Denver Broncos: Devin Bush, LB Michigan
Denver drafted Josey Jewell last year in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL draft. What Jewell brings in instincts and intelligence, he lacks top tier athleticism. Bush, on the other hand, is filled with athleticism with his 4.4 downhill speed and his bursting first step. Bush provides the ability to crash down hill and fill gaps against the run and cover both TE and RB in man coverage vs the pass.

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