NFL Draft 2019: 1st-Round Mock Draft, Odds and Early Buzz from Scouting Combine

Jake RillContributor IIIMarch 1, 2019

Ohio State defensive lineman Nick Bosa plays against Rutgers during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
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Future NFL players have started reporting to Indianapolis, and on Friday, some of them will begin to take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium for the NFL Scouting Combine.

Former college players who have entered the 2019 NFL draft will have the opportunity to impress their potential future teams over the next four days. The workouts at the combine feature numerous drills, including the 40-yard dash and bench press.

According to NFL.com, there are 337 players who will attend this year's combine.

Friday's workouts will feature running backs, offensive linemen, kickers and special teams players. There will be more workouts on Saturday (quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends), Sunday (defensive linemen, linebackers) and Monday (defensive backs).

If players are looking to boost their stock before the 2019 NFL draft takes place from April 25-27, this weekend's combine is a good opportunity for them to do so.


2019 NFL Mock Draft, First Round

1. Arizona Cardinals: Nick Bosa, Edge, Ohio State
2. San Francisco 49ers: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
3. New York Jets: Josh Allen, Edge, Kentucky
4. Oakland Raiders: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
6. New York Giants: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
8. Detroit Lions: Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson
9. Buffalo Bills: Rashan Gary, Edge, Michigan
10. Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
11. Cincinnati Bengals: Devin White, LB, LSU
12. Green Bay Packers: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
13. Miami Dolphins: Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State
14. Atlanta Falcons: Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson
15. Washington Redskins: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
16. Carolina Panthers: Montez Sweat, Edge, Mississippi State
17. Cleveland Browns: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
18. Minnesota Vikings: Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia
19. Tennessee Titans: Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
21. Seattle Seahawks: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
22. Baltimore Ravens: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
23. Houston Texans: Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago): Jachai Polite, Edge, Florida
25. Philadelphia Eagles: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
26. Indianapolis Colts: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas): Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
28. Los Angeles Chargers: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
29. Kansas City Chiefs: Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans): N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
31. Los Angeles Rams: Jaylon Ferguson, Edge, Louisiana Tech
32. New England Patriots: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa


NFL Draft Odds

No. 1 pick (via OddsShark)
Nick Bosa -200 (bet $100 for $50 return)
Kyler Murray +200 (bet $100 for $200 return)
Quinnen Williams +1000
Dwayne Haskins +1000
Ed Oliver +1400
Josh Allen +1400

Team to pick Kyler Murray (via OddsShark)
Miami Dolphins +150
Arizona Cardinals +500
New York Giants +500
Jacksonville Jaguars +500
Oakland Raiders +700
Washington Redskins +1000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1200
Cincinnati Bengals +1200
Denver Broncos +1400
Pittsburgh Steelers +1400


NFL Scouting Combine Buzz

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 29:  Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo
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Although the workouts haven't started yet, Thursday's player arrivals provided some buzz heading into the combine events this weekend.

A lot of the attention surrounded Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, who decided to pursue a career in the NFL rather than MLB and should be one of the first quarterbacks selected in the draft, if not the first. But there was one major concern for NFL teams regarding Murray—his size.

However, Murray has bulked up since the end of the college football season, as he weighed in at 207 pounds and was measured at 5'10⅛" inches on Thursday, according to CBS Sports. For comparison, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, a similar type of player, was 5'10⅝" inches and 204 pounds at the combine in 2012.

Murray's measurements bode well for how teams will view him heading into the draft, as he previously weighed below 200 pounds last season at Oklahoma.

According to CBS Sports, Murray won't be throwing or participating in drills at the combine. But he still alleviated some potential concerns with his measurements.

Another key storyline to follow during the leadup to the draft will be analyzing who the Arizona Cardinals could select with the No. 1 pick.

The top player in this year's class might be former Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the Cardinals select him. But new Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury has praised Murray in the past, although he later said the Cardinals plan to stick with Josh Rosen, who will be entering his second NFL season, at quarterback.

While that's where the Cardinals stand now, things could obviously change between now and the draft in eight weeks.