Niner Noise dishes out a full two-round mock NFL Draft for all 32 teams, using the 2018 scouting combine as a backdrop. Who lands the top prospects, and which player do the San Francisco 49ers grab at No. 2 overall?
With the 2019 scouting combine — a key element leading up to the NFL Draft this April — kicking off this week at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, Niner Noise elected to dish out another two-round, 32-team mock using the combine itself as a backdrop.
As with most mocks, there are going to be some slight shakeups from the last one we did after the New England Patriots’ win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
Some of these will come right out of the gate, too.
The Arizona Cardinals, of course, own the No. 1 overall pick. Amid a massive rebuild — this attempt under first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury — the Cardinals could still trade down with one of the many quarterback-needy teams out there.
So could the San Francisco 49ers, who are poised to select right after Arizona makes its own selection.
Speaking of trade ups and trade downs, the NFL Scouting Combine will certainly have a lot of influence on how this year’s crop of prospective quarterbacks is perceived. Three — Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins and Missouri’s Drew Lock — will likely go in Round 1.
But remember, quarterback values always rise in the weeks leading up to the NFL Draft itself. That’ll certainly be the case after the combine and leading up to draft day.
Oh, and for the purpose of clarity, no trades in this two-round mock. If you want trade scenarios, click here.
The Cardinals are officially on the clock.