- Lions land ex-Michigan star Rashan Gary in Todd McShay's post-combine mock draft for ESPN
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- NFL draft experts now project Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray to be the No. 1 pick, but there is a catch
- Two-round 2019 NFL mock draft: Dueling pick predictions from Mel Kiper, Todd McShay
Lions land ex-Michigan star Rashan Gary in Todd McShay's post-combine mock draft for ESPN
Todd McShay’s 2019 NFL draft projections: Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa, Dwayne Haskins and morefull
But they take a similar approach when addressing the positions of need. After projecting Marquise Brown, a burner out of Oklahoma in most of his mocks, McShay switches it up here providing the Redskins with one of the top receivers in college football from Metcalf, who opened eyes at the combine with his freakish athletic ability for an athlete his size 6-foot-3, pounds would provide another target on the outside along with Josh Doctson, and speedster Paul Richardson Jr. The 5-foot, pound Gardner-Johnson would provide elite speed on the back end of a defense 4. With the departure of Shawn Lauvao, the Redskins could target a fleet-footed offensive lineman to pair with two-time Pro-Bowler Brandon Scherff at the guard position. Edoga's game can best be described as "physical. Chuma Edoga with his head on a swivel.
In his write-up on the Oliver selection, McShay said the Vikings would be getting a steal of a talent in the latter half of the first round. Value, value, value. Oliver is one of the top 10 players in the class. So although offensive line is a more glaring immediate need here, the Vikings could plug Oliver into the middle of that defensive line between Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter and create headaches for offensive coordinators. He's a perfect replacement for free agent Sheldon Richardson. Later Wednesday, McShay held an hour-long conference call with members of the national media. McShay rattled off a lengthy plus word answer, with the main point being that the Vikings would be getting exceptional value if Oliver was available at No.
The pick is D. That opens up some opportunities, including taking Metcalf at No. Gardner-Johnson could eventually be a starting safety, but I like him as a nickelback to begin his NFL career, incidentally filling a hole here for Washington. Edoga handles speed rushers well, and Jackson is disruptive as a pass-rusher. Metcalf is a target who can out-muscle opponents for the ball and free up some of his fellow weapons.
With a single measurement, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray became the prohibitive favorite to be selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. In the days leading up to the combine, much was made out of Murray's size, with many wondering whether he was big enough to play quarterback in the NFL. While some expected him to be shorter, he measured in a hair taller than 5-foot, which in the world of NFL scouting can mean everything. Once Murray officially cleared the 5-foot threshold, the Heisman winner's name was immediately tied to the Cardinals and the top overall pick in the draft. New Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury had said before he took the job that if he were in a position to do it, he'd take Murray first in the draft. Read more: The 2 biggest QB mysteries in the NFL appear to be solved, and there could be huge implications for the rest of the draft.
We saw lots of speed, strength and power at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis as prospects for the NFL draft jockey for first-round status. And with it, there's some more movement in my projection of the opening 32 picks. Players now have one more shot to show what they've got on the field at their schools' pro days, which will take place over the next few weeks. Then teams will have to figure out how they grade those players and how they'd fit within their systems as we race toward April 25, when names will be called in Nashville, Tennessee. Let's take another turn through all 32 first-round picks for ET Wednesday for a SportsCenter special going through my picks. Scouts Inc.
ESPN’s Todd McShay Explains Vikings 1st-Round Pick in Latest Mock Draft
Mel Kiper Jr. The NFL draft is right around the corner, and we're going two rounds on our next mock draft, with head-to-head pick predictions from Mel Kiper Jr. That means both of our draft experts go , starting with the Cardinals at No.
NFL draft experts now project Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray to be the No. 1 pick, but there is a catch
Two-round 2019 NFL mock draft: Dueling pick predictions from Mel Kiper, Todd McShay