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2019 NFL Trade Mock: Picks 1-16
New York Giants: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
It doesn't sound like the Giants will select a quarterback at No. 6 overall (or No. 3 overall in this instance), as they want to acquire one of the many great pass rushers in this class. The 17th pick is fair game, however. New York will definitely consider one of the three first-round quarterbacks not named Kyler Murray with this choice, as it obviously needs a successor for the decrepit Eli Manning.
Houston Texans: Cody Ford, G/OT, Oklahoma
*** Trade 6: Texans acquire No. 18 overall from Dolphins for No. 23, 2020 third-round pick ***
As it stands now in this trade mock draft, the Titans, Panthers, Seahawks and Ravens could all address the offensive line in front of the Texans. Because Houston is desperate for blocking help, and it has two second-round selections, the team could move up several spots and obtain the best guard in this class.
Tennessee Titans: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
Mike Vrabel attempted to recruit Christian Wilkins when he was coaching Ohio State. Vrabel lost out on Wilkins to Clemson, but he'll finally be able to obtain the talented defensive lineman in this scenario.
Carolina Panthers: Clelin Ferrell, DE/OLB, Clemson
The Panthers moved back four spots with Brian Burns off the board, but they're still able to land a talented pass rusher at No. 20 overall, picking up a fourth-round choice in the process. Well done!
Indianapolis Colts: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
*** Trade 7: Colts acquire No. 21 overall from Seahawks for No. 26, fourth-round pick (No. 129) ***
The Colts have two second-round picks, so they'll consider trading up. In this case, a fourth-round pick is the price to pay for the top receiver in this class, which seems worth it. The Seahawks, meanwhile, have just two selections in the top 120, so they need as many draft selections as possible.
Oakland Raiders: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
*** Trade 8: Raiders acquire No. 22 overall from Ravens for No. 24, 2020 fifth-round pick ***
Jon Gruden loves to run the ball, but the problem is that he currently doesn't have a viable back on his roster. Josh Jacobs is a likely pick for the Raiders, and they may want to jump up a couple of spots to secure the top back in this class.
Miami Dolphins: Garrett Bradbury, C/G, N.C. State
The Dolphins are a complete mess, but they've done well in this situation. They moved down twice, picking up 2019 fourth- and 2020 third-round selections, and yet are still able to land a skilled blocker to fix their atrocious offensive line.
Baltimore Ravens: Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
The Ravens, who could move down because they don't have a second-round pick, lost John Brown and Michael Crabtree in free agency. They have a huge void at receiver, which they could fill with Parris Campbell. I imagine that Baltimore will be looking for a receiver with electrifying speed to pair with Lamar Jackson's arm.
Philadelphia Eagles: Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College
Doug Pederson learned from Andy Reid that bolstering the trenches is a major key to success. The Eagles may not have Brandon Brooks next year because of an injury he suffered in the playoffs, which is problematic because they already had a need at guard.
New England Patriots: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
*** Trade 9: Patriots acquire No. 26 overall from Seahawks for No. 32, fourth-round pick (No. 134) ***
The Patriots usually trade down, but I think they'll move up this year instead. They have two second-round picks and three third-round choices. There's no need for them to acquire additional draft selections, so they could make a trade to get a replacement for Rob Gronkowski.
Oakland Raiders: Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
The Raiders could use two of their three first-round picks to bolster their weak front seven. After failing to generate any sort of pressure on the quarterback last year, the Raiders must fix this problem.
Los Angeles Chargers: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
The Chargers have a hole across from Casey Hayward that they could fill with this selection. This is a weak cornerback class, but it makes sense to take the first one at No. 28.
Kansas City Chiefs: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
The Chiefs need secondary and linebacker help, but they're getting the best player available with this selection. Andy Reid loves to give players second chances, so I think this makes sense.
Green Bay Packers: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
With Bryan Bulaga heading for free agency next spring, Green Bay could use this selection on a replacement for 2020 and beyond.
Los Angeles Rams: Erik McCoy, C/G, Texas A&M
The Rams lost two key offensive linemen this offseason - Rodger Saffold, John Sullivan - and a third, Andrew Whitworth, doesn't have much time remaining in the NFL. The Rams have boasted one of the top offensive lines in the NFL over the past couple of years, which was a huge factor in their success. That's no longer the case, so Los Angeles needs to rebuild its blocking unit.
New York Giants: Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington
*** Trade 10: Giants acquire No. 32 overall from Seahawks for No. 37, 2020 fourth-round pick ***
The Seahawks trade down for the third time! They're desperate for draft picks, so don't be surprised if they move out of the first round. They could take someone like Elgton Jenkins or Johnathan Abram atop Round 2.
The Giants, meanwhile, need to protect their new quarterback. They've had a huge hole at right tackle for years, which they could finally fill with this pick.
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