2019 NFL Draft Goals - Picks 17-32



Posted April 20, 2019.
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What does every team need to accomplish in the 2019 NFL Draft? We'll look at each team's goals on this page, as well as possible selections for each squad. Also see how the goals are being addressed in the 2019 NFL Mock Draft (will be updated tomorrow).

Back to 2019 NFL Draft Goals: Picks 1-16.




  1. Cleveland Browns:
    Cleveland's options are limited in the 2019 NFL Draft because it doesn't have a first-round pick. The team has some areas it needs to address, including cornerback and linebacker. Luckily for the Browns, the depth at those positions seems to be plentiful on Day 2.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    49. Justin Layne, CB
    80. Mack Wilson, LB
    119. Dennis Daley, OT

  2. Minnesota Vikings:
    The Vikings made a big mistake by paying Kirk Cousins so much guaranteed money. They then compounded that error by failing to protect Cousins. They can't do anything about Cousins' contract for a while, but they can at least make sure that he's shielded well for a change. Multiple selections must be used on blockers. Meanwhile, the linebacking corps and defensive line should be addressed as well.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    18. Jonah Williams, OT/G
    50. Germaine Pratt, LB
    81. Dru Samia, G
    120. Austin Bryant, DE

  3. Tennessee Titans:
    The Titans gave some help to Marcus Mariota this offseason by signing Rodger Saffold and Adam Humphries. Those were nice moves, but they weren't enough. The Titans need one more receiver, a tight end and another blocker. Meanwhile, their pedestrian pass rush absolutely must be upgraded.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    19. Christian Wilkins, DT
    51. Dalton Risner, G/OT
    82. Chase Winovich, DE/OLB
    121. Dawson Knox, TE



  4. Pittsburgh Steelers:
    The Steelers will be hoping for Devin Bush to fall to them at No. 20, as they'll be able to replace Ryan Shazier's production. They must also find other players to take over for departed Pittsburgh players. Wide receiver (Antonio Brown), right tackle (Marcus Gilbert), safety (Sean Davis, eventually) and edge rusher (Bud Dupree, eventually) are other prominent areas of need, as is cornerback.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    20. Devin Bush, LB
    52. DeAndre Baker, CB
    66. Taylor Rapp, S
    83. Miles Boykin, WR
    122. Jordan Brailford, DE/OLB

  5. Seattle Seahawks:
    The Seahawks just made Russell Wilson the highest-paid player in the NFL. With so much of the cap allocated to one player, they must draft extremely well. The problem is that they have four draft choices this April, and only two in the top 123. They'll have to trade down on several occasions to acquire more resources. Some of those resources must be used on the offensive line, which has been a major problem for years, as well as the defensive front, which lost some players to free agency recently.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    21. Cody Ford, G/OT
    84. Isaiah Johnson, CB
    124. John Cominsky, DE



  6. Baltimore Ravens:
    It's all about building around Lamar Jackson. The electrifying quarterback has all the talent in the world, but isn't surrounded by much. Offensive line help, improved receivers and another running back to complement Mark Ingram are all necessities. Meanwhile, the defense lost some key players like Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley and Za'Darius Smith, who will need to be replaced.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    22. Clelin Ferrell, DE/OLB
    85. Hakeem Butler, WR
    102. Dru Samia, G
    113. Blake Cashman, LB
    123. Darius Slayton, WR

  7. Houston Texans:
    The Texans have one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. They may actually have the worst blocking unit in the league if whatever abomination the Dolphins have is excluded. This must change, as Deshaun Watson will suffer more brutal hits if the blocking doesn't improve. Elsewhere, the Texans must find help at running back, tight end and cornerback.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    23. Andre Dillard, OT
    54. Irv Smith Jr., TE
    55. Dalton Risner, G/OT
    86. Amani Oruwariye, CB



  8. Chicago Bears:
    The Bears don't draft until the third round, so there's not much they can do in the 2019 NFL Draft to improve their roster. One thing is possible, however, and that's finding an upgrade at running back, which Chicago sorely needs. Cornerback depth must be replenished as well.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    87. Miles Sanders, RB
    126. Sean Bunting, CB

  9. Philadelphia Eagles:
    One of the primary reasons the Eagles won the Super Bowl at the conclusion of the 2017 season is because they had one of the top offensive lines in the NFL. They better make sure that continues to be the case, as they need help in their interior. Philadelphia must also find replacements for departed players in their linebacking corps and running back stable.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    25. Cody Ford, G/OT
    53. Damien Harris, RB
    57. Vosean Joseph, LB
    127. Max Scharping, G/OT
    138. Drue Tranquill, LB



  10. Indianapolis Colts:
    Outside of receiver, the Colts don't really need to do much offensively. They must instead focus on their defense. They have to find better edge rushers and defensive backs. Luckily for them, they have three selections in the top 60 picks to improve their stop unit.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    26. Marquise Brown, WR
    34. Johnathan Abram, S
    59. Jachai Polite, DE
    89. Amani Oruwaryie, CB
    129. Drue Tranquill, LB
    135. Joe Jackson, DE

  11. Dallas Cowboys:
    Jerry Jones recently spoke about finding a capable backup behind Ezekiel Elliott. That's a need, but Dallas has larger voids on its roster, particularly in the secondary. The defensive line also must be addressed, thanks to various off-the-field problems players in that area have dealt with recently.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    58. Juan Thornhill, S
    90. Joejuan Williams, CB
    128. Trysten Hill, DT
    136. Benny Snell, RB

  12. San Angeles Chargers:
    The Chargers really struggled in the trenches during their loss to the Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs. They couldn't protect Philip Rivers or stop the run. The offensive and defensive lines must be addressed. San Angeles also must acquire some help at cornerback.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    28. Byron Murphy, CB
    60. Kaleb McGary, OT
    91. Renell Wren, DT
    130. LaMont Gaillard, C

  13. Kansas City Chiefs:
    Kansas City's defense was a mess last year, and now it's even worse because the team's top two edge rushers from 2018 are gone. The Chiefs are moving to a 4-3 defense, meaning they must find lots of new personnel for that scheme. Offensive line and running back must also be addressed, but most of Kansas City's draft choices must be used on defensive players.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    29. Dexter Lawrence, DT
    61. Taylor Rapp, S
    63. Jaylon Ferguson, DE
    92. Amani Oruwariye, CB

  14. New Orleans Saints:
    What the Saints need most is an officiating crew that doesn't screw them over in big games. That's not available in the draft, however, so they must instead focus on the few areas of weakness they have on their roster. Wide receiver, defensive tackle and cornerback must all be addressed, but those needs pale in comparison to center, thanks to the surprising retirement of Max Unger.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    62. Elgton Jenkins, C/G

  15. Los Angeles Rams:
    The offensive line has been a major reason why the Rams have been so successful the past two years. The blocking unit took some hits, however, losing Rodger Saffold and John Sullivan this offseason, so Los Angeles must find some blockers this offseason. It also has some areas to address on defense. Cornerback and edge rusher were issues last year, and now the team must replace Ndamukong Suh. A new running back must be obtained as well because of Todd Gurley's concerning knee problems.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    31. Garrett Bradbury, C/G
    94. Renell Wren, DT
    99. Joejuan Williams, CB
    133. Trayveon Williams, RB

  16. New England Patriots:
    Outside of Julian Edelman, the Patriots don't have any offensive play-makers in the wake of Rob Gronkowski's retirement. Two will need to be acquired in the 2019 NFL Draft to help Tom Brady. And speaking of Brady, the Patriots should find his successor, given that he turns 42 in August. As for the defense, New England will have to find a replacement for the departed Trey Flowers.

    Ideal 2019 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    32. Parris Campbell, WR
    56. Ryan Finley, QB
    64. Germaine Pratt, LB
    73. Ben Banogu, DE
    97. Josh Oliver, TE
    101. Will Harris, S
    134. Gerald Willis, DT



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