*** 2019 NFL MOCK DRAFT updated Feb. 15. This mock draft will be updated occasionally. Follow @walterfootball for NFL Draft updates. ***
Baltimore Ravens: Shea Patterson, QB, Michigan 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/14): Orlando Brown, OT
If someone in the comment board says that this draft order sucks, please feel free to call them an idiot because this is the second time I've written that this order is completely random. If the Ravens do end up with the top selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, it's likely that Joe Flacco has continued to regress, so he'll need need to be replaced.
Shea Patterson completed 64 percent of his passes during the 2017 campaign. League contacts have told Charlie Campbell that Patterson compares favorably to Johnny Manziel, but without all of the off-the-field concerns. I think Patterson will have a realistic shot of being the top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft if Jim Harbaugh is able to coach him up.
New Orleans Saints: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/14): Rashaan Evans, LB
The Saints could use another interior defensive presence to go along with Sheldon Rankins, as it seems as though Nick Fairley may never play football again. The Saints have cut ties with Fairley.
Ed Oliver was a highly productive defensive lineman for Houston, recording a ridiculous 22.5 TFLs as a freshman. He was a monster this season and currently projects to be a top-five pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
San Francisco 49ers: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/14): Roquan Smith, LB
The 49ers have a dominant defensive tackle in DeForest Buckner, but they could use another terrific presence to play next to him.
Dexter Lawrence is a monster of a defensive tackle (6-5, 340) and is exceptional at both stuffing the run and pressuring the quarterback.
If the Dolphins are selecting in the top four of the 2018 NFL Draft, it probably means that Ryan Tannehill struggled in 2018. If so, Miami might decide to move on from him.
Clayton Thorson is an underrated prospect because of his supporting cast. He has plus mechanics, and he can make any pass, fitting throws into tight windows. He has a nice arm, and he's also smart and athletic. He could be a top-10 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft if he recovers from the injury he suffered in his postseason exhibition game.
Kansas City Chiefs: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/14): None
Dee Ford is an impending free agent, while Tamba Hali is as good as gone this offseason. The Chiefs will need to find a new, potent edge rusher across from Justin Houston.
Nick Bosa has a tremendous skill set, and he has been very productive for Ohio State in 2017 thus far after recording five sacks last year.
Chicago Bears: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/14): Joshua Jackson, CB
It's obvious that the Bears need to put lots of energy into finding dynamic weapons for Mitchell Trubisky over the next couple of offseasons. Fortunately, there are some quality receiving prospects available in the 2018 and 2019 NFL Drafts. If Cameron Meredith can't make it back from injury, the Bears could potentially double up on receivers.
A.J. Brown has a tremendous athleticism, and he's been a great weapon for Ole Miss this year.
New York Giants: Trey Adams, OT, Washington 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/14): Josh Rosen, QB
I have the Giants selecting Josh Rosen in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. They'll need to protect him, and they could find their new left tackle in a 2019 NFL Draft class loaded at the position.
Trey Adams was a fixture in my 2018 mock before tearing his ACL. He's returning to Washington for 2018, but if he fully recovers, he'll be a top-10 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Indianapolis Colts: Rashan Gary, DE/DT, Michigan 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/14): Bradley Chubb, DE
I have the Colts selecting Bradley Chubb in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft, but even still, they could once again address their front seven. Their defensive line is solid, but could stand to have a dynamic play-maker in the group.
Rashan Gary is an athletic freak. He wasn't extremely productive as a freshman, but he recorded five sacks and 11 tackles for loss in 2017. His teammates believe he'll be a top-10 pick.
The Bills have a strong defense, but will need to retool up front. Marcell Dareus is gone, while Kyle Williams won't be around much longer. Some young blood is needed in the interior of the defensive front.
Raekwon Davis had a dominant performance in the national championship to cap off his excellent 2017 season in which he logged 8.5 sacks.
New York Jets: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/14): Josh Allen, QB
The Jets got some solid play out of Kony Ealy, but they definitely need a better pass rush if they're going to compete with some of the better teams in the NFL.
Clelin Ferrell has elite athleticism, and he could've been a top-15, or even a top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft had he declared.
Oakland Raiders: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/14): Marcus Davenport, DE
I have Jon Gruden selecting his version of Simeon Rice in Marcus Davenport in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. Here, he can get his next Warren Sapp.
Christian Wilkins has superior speed and athleticism as an interior disruptor.
Washington Redskins: Collin Johnson, WR, Texas 2018 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/14): Da'Ron Payne, NT
The Redskins need a No. 1 receiver. Jamison Crowder is fine, while Josh Doctson has mostly disappointed. This is an upgrade.
Collin Johnson has great upside and athleticism for someone with his frame (6-6, 212), but caught only 28 passes as a freshman. He's taken a big step this season with 54 receptions.