Al Dupuy’s NFL Draft first round projection, version 1.0

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Kyler Murray

2019 NFL Mock Draft — First Round

1.Cardinals Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma
2. 49ers Nick Bosa DL Ohio St.
3. Jets Quinnen Williams DL Alabama
4. Raiders Josh Allen OLB Kentucky
5. Buccaneers Montez Sweat DL Mississippi St.
6. Giants Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio St.
7. Jaguars Jawaan Taylor OT Florida
8. Lions Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
9. Bills D.K. Metcalf WR Ole Miss
10. Broncos Greedy Williams CB LSU
11. Bengals Devin White LB LSU
12. Packers Noah Fant TE Iowa
13. Dolphins Drew Lock QB Missouri
14. Falcons Ed Oliver DL Houston
15. Redskins Daniel Jones QB Duke
16. Panthers Jonah Williams OT Alabama
17. Giants (via Browns) Rashan Gary DL Michigan
18. Vikings Garrett Bradbury C/OG North Carolina St.
19. Titans Christian Wilkins DL Clemson
20. Steelers Byron Murphy CB Washington
21. Seahawks Deione Thompson S Alabama
22. Ravens A.J. Brown WR Ole Miss
23. Texans Andre Dillard OT Washington
24. Raiders (via Bears) N’Neal Harry WR Arizona St.
25. Eagles Josh Jacobs RB Alabama
26. Colts Amani Oruwaryie CB Penn St.
27. Raiders (via Cowboys) Delvin Bush LB/DE Michigan
28. Chargers Jeffery Simmons DL Mississippi St.
29. Chiefs Nasir Adderley S Delaware
30. Packers (via Saints) Brian Burns LB Florida St.
31. Rams Jach Allen DL Boston College
32. Patriots Jachal Polite DL Florida

Despite signings early in free agency, the Saints still have needs at edge rusher, offensive tackle, tight end, and wide receiver. It is too early to predict who they will select at the bottom of round two at No. 62 but New Orleans still may make some moves in free agency which will affect their draft selection.

Here are players to watch for that late second round selection:

Edge rusher: Chase Winovich DE 6-3 255 Michigan; Germaine Pratt OLB 6-2 245 North Carolina St.
Offensive line: Michael Deiter 6-6 312 Wisconsin (can play all the offensive line positions); Yodny Cajuste OT 6-4 315 West Virginia; Kaleb McGary OT 6-6 312 Washington
Tight end: Josh Oliver 6-5 250 San Jose St., Issac Nauta 6-4 246 Georgia; (Note: The Saints would probably have to trade up a bit to select the local product Irv Smith Jr. 6-4 245 Alabama)
Wide receiver: Parris Campbell 6-0 210 Ohio St. (Noe: He ran 4.31 at the combine. I think New Orleans will look at other positions first, but if they feel they could get another wide receiver in the second round like they did with Michael Thomas, the front office may go that route).

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