Kevin Hanson's 2019 NFL Mock Draft- Updated: Friday, April 5th
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Continuing our 2019 NFL mock draft, here are picks 11-20:
11. Cincinnati Bengals (Draft History): Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State Buckeyes
More often than not, first-round quarterbacks are selected by teams that trade up. If the Giants pass on Haskins, however, it's possible that he falls to the Bengals without another team trading to get in front of them. The Bengals are reluctant to extend Andy Dalton beyond his current deal (through 2020) so adding a Day 1 (or early Day 2) quarterback appears to be a real possibility for the Bengals.
12. Green Bay Packers (Draft History): T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa Hawkeyes
Both Iowa tight ends -- Hockenson and Noah Fant -- will be first-round picks and the Packers could consider either one here. An elite athlete, Fant is more of a mismatch in the passing game, but Hockerson is the most complete tight end in this year's draft class. Jimmy Graham managed just 55/636/2 in his age-32 season and could become a cap casualty after another similar season in 2019.
- MORE: Green Bay Packers 2019 Mock Draft Database
13. Miami Dolphins (Draft History): Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida Gators
Could indirect tanking be in the plans for the 2019 Dolphins in order to target one of the perceived-to-be better 2020 signal-callers? (At the moment, no team has worse Super Bowl LIV odds than Miami (200/1), which makes them the early favorite to hold the top pick in 2020.) If so, Taylor could fill the void left by departed free-agent right tackle Ja'Wuan James to bookend Laremy Tunsil for whomever their future starting quarterback may be.
- MORE: Our way-too-early 2020 NFL Mock Draft
14. Atlanta Falcons (Draft History): Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson Tigers
The Falcons used their franchise tag on Grady Jarrett, but Wilkins provides some insurance if they can't sign him to a long-term deal. In addition, the versatile and productive defensive linemen is top-ranked prospect available on my big board as well.
15. Washington Redskins (Draft History): D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi Rebels
Given the uncertainty around Alex Smith's future, Washington acquired Case Keenum, but their future at the position still remains uncertain and a quarterback should be in play here as well. Washington also needs better production from their wideouts, however, and they have their choice of receivers based on how this mock has played out so far.
16. Carolina Panthers (Draft History): Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson Tigers
With Julius Peppers hanging up his cleats and Mario Addison turning 32 (in September) and entering a contract year, defensive end is one of Carolina's biggest team needs. The ACC Defensive Player of the Year, Ferrell had 20.0 tackles for loss and 11.5 last year for the national champs.
17. (From CLE) New York Giants (Draft History): Drew Lock, QB, Missouri Tigers
If Gettleman passed on Haskins at No. 6, perhaps he'll target Eli Manning's eventual replacement with this pick. Perhaps Duke's Daniel Jones is the target, but Lock has more long-term upside and the Giants could go in that direction with the expectation that he sits and learns for at least a season.
18. Minnesota Vikings (Draft History): Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma Sooners
The 29th-ranked offensive line unit last year per PFF, the Vikings especially need to reinforce their interior offensive line even though they signed Josh Kline to a three-year deal. Starting at right tackle for the Sooners in 2018, Ford has some experience at left guard with the versatility to play either guard or tackle.
19. Tennessee Titans (Draft History): Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State Seminoles
Tipping the scales at 249 pounds at the Combine was a win for Burns, who had 10 sacks in 12 games last season for the Seminoles. Even though the Titans signed Cameron Wake, who turned 37 in January, Burns would give the Titans a long-term pass-rushing complement opposite Harold Landry.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (Draft History): Greedy Williams, CB, LSU Tigers
The Steelers signed Steven Nelson to a three-year deal in free agency, but former first-rounder Artie Burns has been a disappointment in his young career. Assuming that the Steelers don't exercise their fifth-year option on Burns, both Joe Haden and Burns will be free agents after the 2019 season. Athough he was much better in 2017 than he was in 2018, Williams has shown the ability to be a shutdown corner as he allowed just a 19.4 passer rating into his coverage in 2017.
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