2019 First-round mock draft with Miami Dolphins trade
Speculation is running high ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft that begins on Thursday. Rumors are circulating regarding teams moving up or down, and where players will be taken as a result.
After months of anticipation, the 2019 NFL Draft will finally kick off this week. That means everyone will need to get their final mock drafts in ahead of time. PhinPhanatic is no exception.
Last month, I did a two-round mock draft for every team with no trades. Trades are inevitable, however, and I thought this time that it would be more fun to take a stab at some possible scenarios that could take place. This time though I stuck to just the first round.
1. Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
There’s been a report this weekend stating that the Cardinals do not plan on drafting Kyler Murray with the number one pick. If that is true, that would definitely shake things up for the rest of the field. However, I’m not buying it quite yet.
Tons of rumors will be circulating until the last moment possible leading up to the draft. I personally believe that the Cardinals are giving off the impression that they won’t take Murray in order to see what kind of compensation they could get for the number one pick. It’s very possible they could find a buyer, but not in this draft simulation, and therefore, they go with the player they’ve been linked to since the NFL Combine.
2. San Francisco 49ers – Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio St.
The 49ers probably don’t care who the Cardinals take with the first overall selection so long as they don’t hear Nick Bosa‘s name being called by Commissioner Roger Goodell. Bosa is widely viewed as the best pass rusher in this class, and San Francisco would love nothing more than to pair him with newly-acquired Dee Ford.
If Bosa were to go number one then it’s possible that the 49ers select Quinnen Williams instead or look for a potential trade partner. In this mock draft, however, Bosa is available so the 49ers take the guy they’ve wanted all along.