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Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10

Dec 12, 2018 10:02 AM

Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection, followed by Rashan Gary of Michigan going to the San Francisco 49ers.

1. Arizona: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
2. San Francisco: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
3. Oakland: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
4. NY Jets: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
5. Atlanta: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
6. Buffalo: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
7. Jacksonville: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
8. Tampa Bay: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
9. Detroit: Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky
10. NY Giants: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
11. Cincinnati: Devin White, LB, LSU
12. Cleveland: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
13. Washington: Cody Ford, OT Oklahoma
14. Carolina: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
15. Green Bay: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
16. Philadelphia: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
17. Miami: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
18. Denver: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
19. Indianapolis: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
20. Tennessee: Jachai Polite, OLB, Florida
21. Baltimore: Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
22. Minnesota: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
23. Pittsburgh: Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech
24. Seattle: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
25. Oakland (from Dallas): Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
26. Oakland (from Chicago): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
27. Houston: Michael Deiter, C/G, Wisconsin
28. LA Chargers: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
29. New England: Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
30. LA Rams: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

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Kyler Murray Could Be 1st Rounder If He Chose Football Over Baseball

Dec 7, 2018 11:50 AM

Kyler Murray has been planning on joining the Oakland A's in January after his senior season at Oklahoma is complete, but NFL scouts are interested in him as a pro quarterback.

Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both suggested Murray would be a first-round pick in the NFL draft, if he pursued football.

In an interview with ESPN, his agent Scott Boras was steadfast that Murray will be playing baseball once Oklahoma's football season ends.

"In good faith that organization did something very unique. Never done before," Boras said of the A's. "So, [Murray] is going to reward the Oakland A's and their owners, fans, by executing the agreement to its truest intent and now continue his baseball career."

"I feel like I could play in the NFL, but as far as giving it up, as of now, yeah, that's the plan," Murray said Monday, when asked about his future. Pressed if anything could change his mind, he wavered. "I can't ... I don't have any words for you," he said.

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Mel Kiper Jr. Finds 2019 QB Draft Class 'Extremely Intriguing'

Dec 5, 2018 1:41 PM

The 2018 quarterback draft class was extremely deep while the 2019 edition has been slower to develop, but has emerged of late.

Mel Kiper Jr. was asked to describe the class in one word.

"Can I have two words? Because I'll say extremely intriguing. The reason? Oregon's Justin Herbert isn't the clear-cut No. 1 quarterback anymore. Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State) is breathing down his neck after a phenomenal stretch to end the season. There's also Daniel Jones (Duke), who could be a mid-first-round pick. Then you have guys like Will Grier (West Virginia), Drew Lock (Missouri) and Ryan Finley (NC State) jockeying for position as potential Day 2 picks. There's a loooooong time to go until April, though, and all three of my top-ranked QBs are underclassmen who could return to school."

Kiper believes Herbert would have been ranked fifth in the 2018 class.

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Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins Named Heisman Finalists

Dec 4, 2018 8:29 AM

Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins have been named the three finalists for the 2018 Heisman Trophy.

Tagovailoa owns a QBR of 94.2, while Murray's is 96.0. 

Murray is trying to give Oklahoma back-to-back winners following Baker Mayfield. Murray, who was picked ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the summer's MLB draft, has said that he plans to give up football after this season to join the A's.


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Ed Oliver To Skip Houston's Bowl Game To Prepare For Draft

Nov 30, 2018 3:43 PM

Ed Oliver will skip houston's bowl game to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Oliver's decision comes a week after he told the Houston Chronicle that he intended to play in the Cougars' bowl game, despite aggravating a knee injury during the team's regular season finale against Memphis on Nov. 23. 

Oliver is expected to be a top-10 pick in the draft.

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Cardinals Have Best Odds At No. 1 Pick In 2019 NFL Draft

Nov 26, 2018 11:25 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have a 43 percent chance of earning the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and a 99 percent chance of a top-5 pick.

The San Francisco 49ers have a 31 percent change of the No. 1 overall pick and a 95 percent chance of a top-5 pick.

The Oakland Raiders have an 18 percent chance of the top pick and a 94 percent chance of a top-5 pick.

The Cardinals, 49ers and Raiders are all 2-9.


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Nick Bosa Withdraws From Ohio State

Oct 16, 2018 12:45 PM

Nick Bosa intends to withdraw from Ohio State to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Bosa is expected to be one of the top selections in the draft.

Bosa suffered a core muscle injury on Sept. 15 and had surgery five days later.

Urban Meyer said he understands the decision, saying, “I wish him well as he moves on to get himself 100 percent healthy and ready for his next chapter.”

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Nick Bosa Out Until At Least November With Core Muscle Surgery

Sep 24, 2018 2:57 PM

Nick Bosa will be out until at least November following surgery for a core muscle injury.

“Coach Meyer is going to get peppered with these questions and he basically said it’s a few weeks, but it’s worth me at least clarifying that it’s not a few weeks,” Nick Bosa's father John Bosa said. “Nick had major surgery. Now, he had surgery with the best surgeon for the core on the planet (Dr. William C. Meyers in Philadelphia) and it’s 100 percent fixable, which is the beauty of it, but he’s not even getting reevaluated until November.”

Nick Bosa has been in conversation to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Ed Oliver, Nick Bosa Headline Mel Kiper's 2019 NFL Draft Big Board

Aug 29, 2018 9:46 PM

Mel Kiper Jr. has released an updated Big Board for the 2019 NFL Draft before the start of the college football season, headlined by Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver. Nick Bosa of Ohio State ranks second with Michigan defensive tackle Rashan Gary ranking third. At No. 15, Justin Herbert of Oregon is the first quarterback on the board.

1. Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
2. Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
3. Rashan Gary, DT, Michigan
4. Devin White, LB, LSU
5. Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
6. Andraez "Greedy" Williams, CB, LSU
7. Raekwon Davis, DE, Albama
8. Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
9. A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
10. Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
11. Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
12. Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
13. Trey Adams, OT, Washington
14. Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
15. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
16. Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
17. Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma
18. Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
19. Brian Burns, OLB/DE, Florida State
20. Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
21. N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
22. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
23. Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
24. Zach Allen, DE, Boston College
25. David Edward, OT, Wisconsin

Mel Kiper Jr./ESPN

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Drew Lock Considered Early Favorite To Be No. 1 Pick In 2019 NFL Draft

Aug 22, 2018 11:30 AM

Drew Lock has been given the best odds to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by BetDSI.

Lock is a senior quarterback at Missouri.

Jarrett Stidham, quarterback at Auburn, ranks second followed by Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver.

No. 1 overall pick in 2019 NFL Draft Odds
Drew Lock +300
Jarrett Stidham +420
Ed Oliver +550
Justin Herbert +550
Nick Bosa +850
Greg Little +1000
Dexter Lawrence +1200
Will Grier +2500
Shea Patterson +2500
Clelin Ferrell +2500
Raekwon Davis +2500
Christian Wilkins +5000
David Edwards +5000
Field (Any other player) +150

RealGM Staff Report

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Giants, Washington Make Supplemental Draft Selections
The Giants spent a 2019 third-round draft pick on Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal.

Associated Press

Patriots Were Prepared To Trade Up To No. 2 For Baker Mayfield
The Patriots owned a pair of first round picks and many believed they had some level of interest in selecting a potential replacement for Tom Brady in this draft.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Jets Believed To Prefer Josh Rosen Over Sam Darnold
The Jets are expected to select Josh Rosen over Sam Darnold if both are available.

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk

Josh Allen Apologizes For Offensive Tweets From High School
At least two teams believe a team that wants to draft Josh Allen planted the story on the eve of the draft so he falls to them.


2018 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
Sam Darnold or Baker Mayfield will be the first overall selection by the Browns.

Jeff Risdon/RealGM

Browns 'Definitely' Considering Baker Mayfield At No. 1
The Browns own the first and fourth picks in the draft.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Josh Rosen Views Tennis As Helpful In Preparation For Football
Josh Rosen was the No. 1 player in Southern California amongst 12 year olds and a top-50 player in the country.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

Browns Have Discussed Drafting Two QBs In Top-4
The Browns have long struggled to draft a franchise quarterback, so selecting two could essentially double their odds of getting the decision right.

Kevin Clark/The Ringer

Russell Wilson's Camp Asks Seahawks Why They're Scouting Josh Allen
Josh Allen will almost certainly be a first round draft pick.

Bob Condotta/Seattle Times

Bills 'Trying Like Hell' To Move Up To Draft Quarterback
The Bills currently own the 12th overall pick.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Checkered History Of Teams With Two Top-5 Picks In Same Draft
The Browns own the first and fifth overall picks in this year's draft.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Jets Agree To Trade Up From No. 6 To No. 3 With Colts
The Jets will send two second round picks (Nos. 37 and 49) along with their 2019 second round pick to the Colts.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Saquon Barkley Runs 4.40 40-Yard Dash
Saquon Barkley also had 29 reps on the bench press and a 41-inch vertical.


49ers Win Coin Toss Over Raiders For 9th Pick
Rod Woodson flipped the coin in front of John Lynch and Reggie McKenzie.


Browns Open To Trading No. 1 Overall Pick
John Dorsey is willing to listen if anyone wants to make an offer.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Giants Have Faith In Eli Manning, Open To Trading Down
The Giants own the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 draft.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Josh Rosen Denies Wanting To Avoid Browns In Draft
The Browns own the first overall pick.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

Bill Polian Believes 6'3 Lamar Jackson Too 'Short' To Play QB
Lamar Jackson is three inches taller than Baker Mayfield, who Bill Polian is high on.

Ari Gilberg/New York Daily News

FOX To Televise 2018 NFL Draft
Fox, NFL Network and ESPN will each air the 2018 NFL Draft.

Kevin Draper/New York Times

Giants Want Eli Manning To Return In 2018
The Giants will evaluate quarterbacks in the draft despite wanting to keep Eli Manning.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN