2019 First-round mock draft with Miami Dolphins trade

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JANUARY 31: Kyler Murray attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LIII Radio Row on January 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JANUARY 31: Kyler Murray attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LIII Radio Row on January 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM) /
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28. Los Angeles Chargers – Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas St.

The Chargers own all of their respective picks in each round of this draft. No more, no less. They’ve been relatively quiet in free agency, but they don’t have a ton of needs either. The Chargers lost Tyrell Williams to the Raiders in free agency. Personally, I think that’s a positive for them because I don’t think Williams was very good in Los Angeles/San Diego.

One area that the Chargers could afford to get stronger at is on the offensive line. It would be hard to get any stronger than Dalton Risner. Listed as an offensive tackle, Risner has the versatility to move inside if necessary. Risner was great at the Senior Bowl and has impressed a lot of scouts since his tenure with Kansas State.

29. Seattle Seahawks (via Kansas City) – Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

Like the Dolphins, Seattle benefits in a move down by still getting a player they really like. Byron Murphy has been highly mocked to the Seahawks at 21 throughout the draft process. Picking up an extra pair of picks, and still being able to get him is a big win for the organization.

Even if Murphy is off the board, a trade with the Chiefs would make sense for Seattle. The Seahawks need help in the secondary more than anything, and a number of players will still be there at the end of round one. With only four picks, Seattle should be listening to all offers from teams looking to move up.

30. Green Bay Packers – Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

The Packers used their first pick to grab a deep threat in D.K. Metcalf. Now they use their second first-round pick to grab one of the best tight ends of this class in Noah Fant. It depends on who you ask as to which is the better Hawkeye between Fant and Hockenson. In either case, both players are expected to be the first tight ends off the board and first-round picks.

Rodgers was not happy in 2018, but even he has to crack a smile at the weapons his organization just got him.

31. Los Angeles Rams – Chris Lindstrom, OL, Boston College

Chris Lindstrom is a player that has seen his stock rise in recent weeks. Lindstrom is now expected to become a late first-round pick for a contender. Getting selected by Sean McVay and the Rams would be an ideal fit for the offensive guard out of Boston College.

Look for the Rams to either trade out of this pick or use it to build in the trenches. Defense may be more of a priority for the Rams, but the idea of having Lindstrom on the inside of the offense for the next decade is too good to pass up here.

32. Arizona Cardinals (Trade via NE) – Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

ARI receives: First-round pick (32)

New England receives: Josh Rosen

Arizona makes a deal with the devil to conclude the first night of the draft. Assuming that the Cardinals do take Murray at number one, their phone lines will be ringing off the hook from teams asking about Josh Rosen. Arizona has said they are in no rush to trade Rosen, and are now even letting on that they won’t draft Murray. I’m still not buying either rumor until proven otherwise.

When the Cardinals did let on that they were willing to trade Rosen, they indicated they were looking to land a first-round pick for him. Truthfully, their best shot at getting one is from New England.

The Patriots have 12 total picks in this draft. Trading away a first for Rosen might seem like a lot to others, but New England could look at it as a bargain. Eventually, they need someone to replace Tom Brady. Why not get a player still on a rookie deal that already has NFL experience?

The Cardinals use the extra pick to add a weapon for their new franchise quarterback. It’s also one he’s familiar with. Marquise Brown, also known as “Hollywood”, showcased his athleticism at Oklahoma, despite his small frame. He and Murray could prove together that size really doesn’t matter.