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RETURN OF THE MOCK

CONOR ORR role-played all 32 GMs. Here's what his first round of the draft looks like

1

CARDINALS

KYLER MURRAY

QUARTERBACK

OKLAHOMA

Subterfuge? Or one of the most telegraphed picks in years? Either way, if you bet big on Kliff Kingsbury, you bet big on his QB, too.

2

49ERS

NICK BOSA

DEFENSIVE END

OHIO STATE

In a division where the Rams and Seahawks thrive on field-widening jet-motion concepts, Bosa is fast and smart enough to blow it all up.

3

JETS

JOSH ALLEN

EDGE

KENTUCKY

New York tried and failed to upgrade at edge rusher in free agency. New D-coordinator Gregg Williams gets his answer here.

4

RAIDERS

QUINNEN WILLIAMS

D--TACKLE

ALABAMA

Oakland goes either heady LB (Devin White) or Williams, who rushes well from multiple spots. Either one helps move on from the Khalil Mack era.

5

BUCCANEERS

DEVIN WHITE

LINEBACKER

LSU

He can cover—key with Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey in-division—and create pressure captaining the D from the middle.

6

GIANTS

MONTEZ SWEAT

EDGE

MISS. STATE

Even with cries for a quarterback here, it's hard to imagine GM Dave Gettleman passing on the opportunity to tap a strong pass-rush class.

7

JAGUARS

T.J. HOCKENSON

TIGHT END

IOWA

With Nick Foles now in the fold—and a ton of veteran defensive talent—you take the fastest-impact offensive player available.

8

LIONS

DEANDREBAKER

CORNERBACK

GEORGIA

A DB with plenty of man and zone experience, he jibes well with coach Matt Patricia's desire to build a hard-to-predict, multiple-look D.

9

BILLS

JAWAAN TAYLOR

TACKLE

FLORIDA

The temptation might be to go defense here, but Buffalo's O-line is threadbare. The Bills' No. 1 from last year, Josh Allen, needs protection.

10

BRONCOS

DREW LOCK

QUARTERBACK

MISSOURI

John Elway can't leave this draft without a succession plan behind injury-prone Joe Flacco. Best case: Lock spends a year learning.

11

BENGALS

ED OLIVER

D--TACKLE

HOUSTON

Oliver is a long-term insurance plan at defensive tackle—and a short-term boost to a D-line that still boasts some solid veteran talent.

12

PACKERS

BRIAN BURNS

EDGE

FLORIDA STATE

You can imagine the temptation to hand Aaron Rodgers a WR, but Green Bay opts for a pass rusher to torture the North's more flat-footed QBs.

13

DOLPHINS

ANDRE DILLARD

TACKLE

WASH. STATE

If the master plan is to draft a QB super high in 2020, Miami needs strong linemen ready to cover his butt after making that pick.

14

FALCONS

CHRISTIAN WILKINS

D--TACKLE

CLEMSON

Wilkins, a leader both on and off the field, is the missing piece on a defensive line that is primed to become one of the more feared units in the NFL.

15

REDSKINS

DWAYNE HASKINS

QUARTERBACK

OHIO STATE

Washington, seeing its best chance to draft a potential franchise QB, goes with the local hero out of Bullis School in Potomac, Md.

16

PANTHERS

D.K.METCALF

WIDE RECEIVER

MISSISSIPPI

He's a deep threat unlike anything Cam Newton has seen, and while Metcalf's route tree needs to diversify, he'll still bully CBs.

FROM CLEVELAND

17

GIANTS

CLELINFERRELL

DEFENSIVE END

CLEMSON

Gettleman doubles down on D, remaking his line with an asset from the OBJ trade. N.Y. can finally defend Ezekiel Elliott, etc.

18

VIKINGS

JONAHWILLIAMS

GUARD

ALABAMA

The Tide got 5.3 ypc running to Williams's gap in 2018. That's an improvement on almost every gap on Minnesota's front five last year.

19

TITANS

MARQUISEBROWN

WIDE RECEIVER

OKLAHOMA

Tennessee's deep-ball game lacked absolutely any bite in 2018. In order to sustain Marcus Mariota for the long-term, they add Brown.

20

STEELERS

GREEDYWILLIAMS

CORNERBACK

LSU

Pittsburgh adds an accomplished man CB opposite Joe Haden—but they'll be tempted if one of the two big-time ILBs (White, Devin Bush) is free.

21

SEAHAWKS

N'KEALHARRY

WIDE RECEIVER

ARIZONA STATE

It's time to prep for life after Doug Baldwin. If the Seahawks can't turn this into multiple picks by dealing back, they score a physical WR.

22

RAVENS

DEVINBUSH

LINEBACKER

MICHIGAN

With C.J. Mosley gone, Baltimore needs another versatile piece to plug into Don Martindale's unpredictable defense. Bush did it all at UM.

23

TEXANS

CODYFORD

GUARD

OKLAHOMA

Running back is a real possibility here, but when your young QB gets sacked 62 times in one season, something's gotta change.

FROM CHICAGO

24

RAIDERS

JOSHJACOBS

RUNNING BACK

ALABAMA

Coach Jon Gruden makes a play to establish the run. Jacobs averaged almost seven yards on inside carries in each of his last two seasons.

25

EAGLES

BYRONMURPHY

CORNERBACK

WASHINGTON

Murphy was a thrill in the Rose Bowl against Ohio State's elite QB and WR talent. The deference with which Haskins treated him was telling.

26

COLTS

RASHANGARY

DEFENSIVE END

MICHIGAN

There appears to be skepticism about Gary. If he drops here, Indy gambles that he was a scheme player at UM and not asked to log a ton of sacks.

FROM DALLAS

27

RAIDERS

NOAHFANT

TIGHT END

IOWA

Fant, a strong swap-in for Jared Cook in Gruden's offense, scored 18 TDs in his last two years at Iowa (which sees two TEs drafted on Day 1).

28

CHARGERS

GARRETTBRADBURY

CENTER

N.C. STATE

Bradbury has put in time at guard, too. He could be the long-term replacement for center Mike Pouncey after competing for a job in the middle.

29

CHIEFS

JOHNATHANABRAM

SAFETY

MISS. STATE

With his one TD allowed in 2018 and his experience at both safety spots, he would complement Tyrann Mathieu well in K.C.

PROJECTED TRADE WITH OAK, FROM DAL

30

GIANTS

DANIELJONES

QUARTERBACK

DUKE

With L.A. opting against drafting a Philip Rivers protégé, the Giants leap a few spots to block the Pats from drafting a Tom Brady protégé.

31

RAMS

CHRISLINDSTROM

GUARD

BOSTON COLLEGE

A toss-up for the SBLIII losers, who could go with DT Dexter Lawrence or Jerry Tillery, or even a long-term solution at safety. Lindstrom is safe and solid.

32

PATRIOTS

JERRYTILLERY

D--TACKLE

NOTRE DAME

Tillery had seven sacks, 8½ tackles for loss and 38 QB pressures last year. Now imagine once Bill Belichick gets his mitts on him.