NFL Draft 2019 Results: Round 1 Live Updates, Reaction and Analysis on Day 1

12:00am UTC Apr 26, 2019Nashville, Tennessee
Maurice Moton

Roll out the red carpet in Nashville, Tennessee. The first round of the 2019 NFL draft opens with the Arizona Cardinals. This franchise can go in a number of directions. Will general manager Steve Keim select quarterback Kyler Murray, edge-rusher Nick Bosa or defensive lineman Quinnen Williams? The Oakland Raiders have a unique situation with three first-round picks, a first-year general manager in Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden in a decision-making role. This class will shape the Silver and Black's future as the franchise prepares for a move to Las Vegas. In typical fashion, the spotlight shines brightest on the quarterbacks. Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, Daniel Jones and even Will Grier could hear their names called along with Murray Thursday.

  1. April 26, 2019
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    New England Patriots Select WR N'Keal Harry at 32

    The Patriots add a 6'2", 226-pound playmaker on the perimeter. N'Keal Harry will high-point passes and pluck the ball out of midair. Because of his wide catch radius, he'll come down with difficult catches downfield.

    The Patriots lost a big-body target in tight end Rob Gronkowski because of retirement, but the offense just gained a potential red-zone target who can also move the chains on critical downs.

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    Atlanta Falcons Move Up to No. 31 for OT Kaleb McGary

    The Falcons continue to address their offensive line. McGary will push Ty Sambrailo for the starting right tackle spot. He's 6'7", 315 pounds with a strong base and ability to seal the edge on outside runs.

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    New York Giants Move Up to No. 30 for CB Deandre Baker

    The Giants agreed to a trade with the Seahawks. Big Blue took the first cornerback in the draft. Deandre Baker flashed elite press-cover skills at Georgia. He doesn't have top-gear foot speed (4.52 40-yard time) or ideal size (5'11", 193 lbs), but he's going to battle for every ball thrown at him. The former Bulldog hasn't allowed a touchdown since the 2016 season.

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  6. April 26, 2019
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    Seattle Seahawks Select DL L.J. Collier at 29

    The Seahawks traded defensive end Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs. It's hard to replace a top-notch pass-rusher, but L.J. Collier could provide a spark in the pass rush. He lined up on the inside and outside at TCU, finishing with 14.5 sacks over the last three years.

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    Los Angeles Chargers Select DT Jerry Tillery at 28

    Tillery penetrated the pocket with consistency at Notre Dame. In 2018, he had a breakout season with seven sacks.

    At 6'6", 295 pounds, Tillery will challenge opposing offensive linemen at the point of attack with a quick first step and his length. He has 34 and 1/4" inch arms, which allows him to grab and take down ball-carriers in run defense.

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    Oakand Raiders Select S Johnathan Abram at 27

    The Raiders add speed and physicality to the secondary. Johnathan Abram packs a heavy hit on contact. Although he's a strong striker, the Mississippi State product can defend the pass in small zones. He logged two interceptions and five pass breakups last year.

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    Washington Redskins Move Up to No. 26 for EDGE Montez Sweat

    The Redskins and Indianapolis Colts agreed to a trade. Washingon allowed edge-rusher Preston Smith to walk in free agency. Sweat will fill his spot opposite Ryan Kerrigan. He logged 22.5 sacks over the last two years at Mississippi State.

    Sweat may have been a top-15 pick if not for questions about his heart condition. He was flagged at the NFL Scouting Combine, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Dr. James Muntz, a heart specialist, thinks it's a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy misdiagnosis.

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    Bills Pull Off the 'heist' of the 2019 NFL Draft

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    Bills Pull Off the 'heist' of the 2019 NFL Draft

    Joseph Zucker
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    Baltimore Ravens Select WR Marquise Brown at 25

    The Ravens added a big-play offensive weapon for quarterback Lamar Jackson. At 5'9", 166 pounds, Brown averaged 18.3 yards per catch at Oklahoma. In February, he underwent Lisfranc surgery, which kept him out of the NFL Scouting Combine, but he could heal in time to play for Week 1 of the upcoming season.

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    Oakland Raiders Select RB Josh Jacobs at 24

    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, running back Marshawn Lynch intends to retire again. If true, Jacobs will replace him as the physical ball-carrier on the roster. The Alabama product can also catch out of the backfield, logging 48 receptions for 571 yards and five touchdowns. At 5'10", 220 pounds, he should be able to pick up the blitz in pass protection.

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    Houston Texans Select OT Tytus Howard at 23

    The Texans signed left tackle Matt Kalil to battle Julie'n Davenport for the starting spot. Tytus Howard will likely compete for the first-unit position at right tackle, though, he's experienced on both sides of the line.

    At 6'5", 322 pounds, Howard has lower-body flex and power in his hand usage. The Alabama State product could start over Seantrel Henderson on the right side in 2019.

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    Philadelphia Eagles Move Up to No. 22 for OT Andre Dillard

    The Eagles and Baltimore Ravens agreed to a trade. With offensive tackle Jason Peters going into the final year of his deal at 37 years old, Philadelphia snags Dillard, who's a nimble perimeter blocker.

    Barring an injury to Peters or Lane Johnson, Dillard will have at least a year in a backup role before the coaching staff calls upon him to protect quarterback Carson Wentz.

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    Green Bay Packers Trade Up to No. 21 for S Darnell Savage

    Green Bay and the Seattle Seahawks agreed to a trade. The Packers fortified their secondary with a quick-twitch ball-hawking safety. Savage intercepted eight passes over the last three years at Maryland. He'll line up next to Adrian Amos; together they're a solid duo at the position.

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    Denver Broncos Select TE Noah Fant at 20

    Earlier in the round, the Broncos swapped first-round spots with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Denver landed a top-notch receiving tight end capable of winning one-on-one matchups against linebackers and safeties.

    If quarterback Joe Flacco can connect with Fant in space, the Iowa product will emerge as a big-play pass-catcher in the offense.

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    Tennessee Titans Take DT Jeffery Simmons at 19

    In February, Simmons tore his ACL, and he's expected to miss his entire rookie campaign. If he returns to pre-injury form, the Titans have a potential game-changer on the defensive line. The Mississippi State product recorded 30 tackles for loss and seven sacks over the last two seasons.

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    Minnesota Vikings Select OL Garrett Bradbury at 18

    The Vikings addressed a major need on the interior offensive line. Garrett Bradbury has experience at guard and center. If Pat Elflein remains at the pivot, the North Carolina State product could start at left guard.

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    New York Giants Select DL Dexter Lawrence at 17

    Big Blue strengthens its defensive line with a 6'4", 342-pound defensive lineman in Dexter Lawrence. Despite his massive size, he can line up at various spots on the front.

    As a freshman at Clemson, Lawrence logged 6.5 sacks and then 3.5 combined in his last two seasons. At the least, he's a high-end run-stopper.

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    Dolphins Talking Rosen Trade

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    Carolina Panthers Select EDGE Brian Burns at 16

    Burns is arguably the most athletic edge-rusher in this draft class. At Florida State, he used his quickness to bend around the edge and disrupt the passing game.

    Before the NFL Scouting Combine, Burns bulked up to 249 pounds. The Panthers will need him to maintain some of his size and strength to replace Julius Peppers at defensive end.

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    Haskins in a Redskins Jersey 👀

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    Miami Dolphins Take DT Christian Wilkins at 13

    The Dolphins took their first step in rebuilding the defensive line. Christian Wilkins can penetrate to pressure the quarterback and stuff the run. He recorded 40.5 tackles for a loss and 16 sacks in four years at Clemson.

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    Green Bay Packers Take DL Rashan Gary at 12

    At 6'4", 277 pounds, Gary ran a 4.58-second 40-yard time at the combine. He's the ideal player to line up on the outside in base and inside in nickel formation. Although he logged just 9.5 sacks at Michigan, there's significant upside if the versatile defensive lineman can translate his physical tools into production.

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    Cincinnati Bengals Select Jonah Williams at No. 11

    Williams is a technically sound offensive tackle, who's athletic and able to stifle speedy edge-rushers. He's played on both sides of the line at Alabama. The Bengals upgraded quarterback Andy Dalton's pass protection with a battle-tested perimeter blocker.

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    Steelers, Broncos Agree to Trade, Pittsburgh Takes LB Devin Bush at 10

    The Steelers needed a linebacker who performed well in space. Bush diagnoses run plays quickly, and he's solid in pass coverage, logging 11 breakups over the last two seasons. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler can use the Michigan product to shadow tight ends in the seam areas.

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    Buffalo Bills Select DL Ed Oliver at 9

    Defensive tackle Kyle Williams retired after 13 seasons, which left a void in the middle of the front line. Ed Oliver should be able to start next to Star Lotulelei Week 1 of the upcoming season.

    Houston used Oliver as a gap-stuffing nose tackle. The Bills will likely use him as a penetrating 3-technique defensive tackle.

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    Detroit Lions Acquire TE T.J. Hockenson at 8

    Hockenson is a complete tight end who takes pride in his blocking and led Iowa in receiving yards (760) last year. He averaged 15.5 yards per catch.

    The Lions can use two-tight end sets with Hockenson and Jesse James together on the field.

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    Jacksonville Jaguars Add Edge-Rusher Josh Allen at 7

    Allen recorded 31.5 sacks through four terms at Kentucky. He'll join Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue to provide the Jaguars with a fierce pass rush.

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    The Heir to Eli Manning in New York?

    At 38 years old, Manning is going into the final year of his contract. The Giants selected Daniel Jones at 6. He'll have at least one year to sit and learn the professional game behind Manning.

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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select LB Devin White at 5

    The Buccaneers allowed linebacker Kwon Alexander to walk during free agency; he signed with the San Francisco 49ers. Tampa Bay addresses the position right away with White.

    White is an athletic chase-down linebacker who's going to rack up tackles and stops against the run. He can also attack the pocket in designed blitzes.

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    Oakland Raiders' Surprise Pick Is Clelin Ferrell

    It's a high spot for Ferrell, but he fills a big need for the Raiders at defensive end.

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    Oh No, Raiders 👀

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    Did the Jets Take the Best Player in the Draft?

    As a redshirt sophomore, Quinnen Williams wreaked havoc, logging 19.5 tackles for a loss and eight sacks last season at Alabama.

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    New York Jets Select Quinnen Williams at 3

    Gang Green will field a strong defensive front with Leonard Williams, Henry Anderson and Quinnen Williams. Steve McLendon will also be in the mix.

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    San Francisco 49ers Take Nick Bosa at No. 2

    Bosa recorded 17.5 sacks at Ohio State. He'll line up opposite edge-rusher Dee Ford on the 49ers defensive line.

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    Kyler Murray Makes History

    The Oakland Athletics drafted Murray last June, but he'll play for the Cardinals as the No. 1 overall pick of the 2019 NFL draft.

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    What's Next for Josh Rosen?

    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers have been in contact with the Cardinals about Josh Rosen.

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    Cards Draft Kyler Murray No. 1

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    🚨Cardinals Take Kyler Murray with the No. 1 Pick 🚨

    In back-to-back years, Oklahoma quarterbacks have become the first pick in the draft. Baker Mayfield went No. 1 to the Cleveland Browns last year.

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    Do the Jets Have a Trade Partner for the No. 3 Pick?

    For weeks, general manager Mike Maccagnan has publicly talked about moving down for more draft capital.

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    NFL Draft Rumors: Are Eagles Looking to Trade Out of 1st Round? | Here's Why a Move Back Would Make Sense

    The Eagles could be looking to make a deal during the first round of the NFL Draft. Philadelphia is one of a handful of teams in the bottom third of the first round looking to trade back in the pecking order, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

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    NFL Draft Rumors: Are Eagles Looking to Trade Out of 1st Round? | Here's Why a Move Back Would Make Sense

    The Eagles could be looking to make a deal during the first round of the NFL Draft. Philadelphia is one of a handful of teams in the bottom third of the first round looking to trade back in the pecking order, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

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    via nj.com
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    The Arizona Cardinals Will Be on the Clock

    According to NFL Network's Mike Silver, the Cardinals have been in contact with representatives for Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams Thursday.

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    Draft Buzz: Could Raiders Target Haskins at No. 4?

    Could the Oakland Raiders use their first of three draft picks tonight on a quarterback? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning that the Oakland brass moved Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins up their boards late this week, per a source informed of the situation.

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    Draft Buzz: Could Raiders Target Haskins at No. 4?

    Could the Oakland Raiders use their first of three draft picks tonight on a quarterback? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning that the Oakland brass moved Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins up their boards late this week, per a source informed of the situation.

    NFL.com
    via NFL.com
  46. April 25, 2019
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    Will 49ers Play It Safe at No. 2?

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    Will 49ers Play It Safe at No. 2?

    Mike Florio
    via ProFootballTalk
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    Giants Expected to Take a Safety on Day 2

    The Giants may select a quarterback and pass-rusher Thursday. General manager Dave Gettleman may attempt to find a replacement for safety Landon Collins, who signed a six-year, $84 million deal with the Washington Redskins in March.

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    Steelers Interested LB Devin Bush, but Prepared to Settle for a CB

    The Steelers have a need at inside linebacker, specifically an athletic second-level defender who can cover receivers, but they may have to remain at 20. In that scenario, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora predicts Pittsburgh will take a cornerback.

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    Reports: Bills Looking to Move Up from No. 9

    The start of the draft is almost here and chatter about who wants to move up or down the board has been flying around all day. Amid that flurry have been multiple reports that the Bills are interested in moving up from the ninth pick of the first round.

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    Reports: Bills Looking to Move Up from No. 9

    The start of the draft is almost here and chatter about who wants to move up or down the board has been flying around all day. Amid that flurry have been multiple reports that the Bills are interested in moving up from the ninth pick of the first round.

    Josh Alper
    via ProFootballTalk
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    Raiders Eyeing Nick Bosa 👀

    In 2018, the Raiders recorded 13 sacks; they have a dire need at defensive end. Right now, Arden Key and Benson Mayowa or Josh Mauro are their projected starters at the position.

    Because of the modest acquisitions at defensive end, the Raiders may be willing to package two of their top-35 picks to move up for Nick Bosa.

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    Will the Vikings Trade Up?

    According to DraftAnalyst.com's Tony Pauline, the Vikings are focused on offensive tackle Andre Dillard. He would likely take over the left tackle spot. Minnesota has discussed moving Riley Reiff to guard.

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    Jets-Raiders Pick Swap?

    Who are the Raiders targeting? Is it Quinnen Williams or Nick Bosa?

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    Drama in the War Room? 😬