With only one game remaining this season, Super Bowl LIII, Niner Noise dishes out a full two-round, 32-team mock NFL Draft for 2019. What happens atop the order with teams like the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers?
Only a few days from now, we’ll know the exact order for the 2019 NFL Draft. Thirty teams are already in place. The last two, the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, are set to battle it out for ultimate bragging rights in Super Bowl LIII.
Few within those two organizations are thinking much about the NFL Draft coming up this April. Yet for the remaining 30 squads, whose 2019 efforts came to a premature end, draft season is here and now.
A few things have changed since Niner Noise’s last league-wide mock draft. There was Clemson’s victory over Alabama in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship game. The East-West Shrine game and the 2019 Senior Bowl also elevated or sunk prospective draft picks’ stock ahead of April, too.
And there have been a number of team changes as well.
For the San Francisco 49ers, who are slated to pick at No. 2 overall, the top-drafting Arizona Cardinals’ move on day one of the draft will carry a lot of weight. The Cardinals have a new head coach, Kliff Kingsbury, and are also changing their base defensive alignment. That could have an impact, as well as Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray declaring for the NFL Draft.
Remember, there are more quarterback-needy teams this offseason than there are bona fide quarterback prospects in this year’s draft.
With that in mind, let’s kick this mock off. Those Arizona Cardinals are officially on the clock.