The Senior Bowl has come and gone, and our latest bill reflects so much. You'll find that only three quarterbacks go into the first round, especially since Daniel Jones from Duke had an uneven week in Mobile. Yes, he was called the MVP of the game, but some of his stats were inflated by great catches from teammates and at least one failed by an opposing cornerback.
(Remarkably, that does not mean that Jones will not be a first-rounder, right now, it looks like he's got a lot to do.)
Oh, and you may have noticed we have a new selection No. 1. Nick Bosa loses first place to Quinnen Williams, who should delight both Cardinals and 49ers fans.
Okay, let's come to all the picks.
. 1 Arizona Cardinals
Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama. We've been nicknamed Nick Bosa for months now, but this week the Cardinals have an Edge Rusher with the first overall score and instead become the best player in the draft. He was one of the most dominant players in college football. This happened after he was behind Da 'Ron Payne (a Redskins first-timers last spring) in 2017 and three forced fights last season.
. 2 San Francisco 49ers
Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio (Ohio State). This is the best case for the 49er. Fans are shouting for Josh Allen, as it is assumed that Bosa comes first. And after choosing first-round defenders in three out of the last four designs, adding Bosa to second place feels like a bargain.
. 3 New York Jets
Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky. Is Josh Allen the best run breaker in the design? This will be decided in the coming weeks and months, but no one did more for their design inventory than Allen, who had returned to Kentucky for his senior season and left . After seven sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss in 2017, Allen gained 10-15 pounds of muscle and put 14 sacks and 18.5 tackles on the loss and was pretty unblockable. The jets leader in sacks one season ago? Harry Anderson and Jordan Jenkins, each with seven.
. 4 Oakland Raiders
Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan. Gary has not lived up to expectations in Michigan, but part of it may be due to his playing outside of his position. Is he a marginal breaker? Is he better inside? People around him say he's no doubt a marginal breaker. He was the nation's best recruit from high school, and coach Jon Gruden is, as you may have heard, looking for someone to replace Khalil Mack.
. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston. What is Gerald McCoy's future in Tampa Bay? Anyway, Oliver, who was a top 5 pick in the college season, would be a bargain here. Lately, he has fallen out of the top 10, although he is not guilty. His season was limited by injuries, while other names meanwhile increased their profile. There are questions about his size and whether he can survive a season of 16 games, but he is disturbing throughout both the run and the pass match.
. 6 New York Giants
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio (Ohio State). Yes, Drew Lock was the best quarterback at the Senior Bowl, but Dwayne Haskins remains our best quarterback in this draft class. Yes, he only tried 40 passes before last season, but if Eli Manning actually returns in 2019, Haskins can spend a year on the clipboard.
. 7 Jacksonville Jaguars
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri. Lock was solid, if not spectacular, last week in Mobile, Alabama, and he did not change the minds of NFL executives who consider themselves top 10 pickers. The Blake Bortles era is over in one way or another and Lock makes sense here.
. 8 Detroit Lions
Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State.? Yes, probably. But worries about Sweat's ability to lean over the edge were lessened after three excellent practice sessions. He also flashed during the game, but Dalton Risner prevailed for most of the afternoon.
. 9 Buffalo Bills
Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama . Are Williams's arms long enough to play left? Yes. It is hard to believe that this has become a topic of conversation after Williams dominated the 2018 season. He will be a starter for the next decade, which is good news for second quarterback Josh Allen.
10th Denver Broncos
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma. New coach Vic Fangio said Case Keenum is his quarterback "at the moment". And even if the plan is to stay with Keenum in 2019, his contract expired after the season. And if there is one thing that the Broncos need urgently, this is a new face of the franchise. Murray could be that and then a lot. There will always be questions about his size, but given the way the game has changed over the past five years, it's reasonable to assume that he can flower in the league.
. 11 Cincinnati Bengals
Devin White, LB, LSU. The defense of the Bengals was repeatedly exposed in 2018, with an inconsistent linebacker game playing a major role. Vontaze Burfict, who was considered one of the most persistent players in the league just a few years ago, has been confronted several times and his career may be in danger. White is one of the most dynamic actors in the design. He is a lateral thinker who would instantly consolidate the center of defense, making life easier for both the first four and secondary players.
12th Green Bay Packers
Brian Burns, EDGE, State of Florida. 19459010 Clay Matthews is 32 and has one more year left. Burns is a long, lean, explosive through-door system. At 235 to 240 pounds, it's about being strong enough to play the position in the next level, but Burns is not just a speeding noise. He is also strong and has the framework to become stronger.
. 13 Miami Dolphins
Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson . Ferrell was one of the stars of the best defensive line in college football and finished his junior season with 11.5 sacks and 20 tackles. There may be questions about his flexibility compared to the other first-round Pass Rushers, but his Clemson production is undeniable. In the first lows of the 2018 season, Ferrell was among the top 10 players in the country in the areas of Sacks (5), Rush (12), Hits (10), Precipitation (5) and Pressure (17).
fourteenth Atlanta Falcons
Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State. Grady Jarrett was a beast last season, but he needed some help in the defense line. Simmons was a disruptive inner unit that often needed doubles teams – he had only one bag, but spent games in the back of the field, as his 15.5 tackles show due to loss.
15th Washington Redskins
D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss. Metcalf is the best wide receiver in this design, and he would give a legitimate downmaker to anyone under the Redskins. (Taking a quarterback here, of course, could be an option, but with three of them we're not sure we'll find another try in this round.)
16. Carolina Panthers
Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida. Julius Peppers is 38 years old and is aiming for a free agency. Mario Addison is 31 and has only one year left. Polite, who had an outbreak season in Florida, has an explosive first step and extraordinary physical ability. His talent for standing in the rear was at times unsurpassed this autumn.
17th Cleveland Browns
Greedy Williams, CB, LSU. Imagine a secondary education from Williams, 2018-star runner Denzel Ward, and 2017 runner-up Jabrill Peppers. The Browns are already our favorites to win the AFC North in the next season. Adding Williams only confirms our beliefs. He may not be the most sophisticated cornerback in this design class, he is incredibly athletic and has all the tools to become a great player.
18th Minnesota Vikings
Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State. Risner had a fantastic week in the Senior Bowl and while in the NFL – maybe even in the middle – should be kicked, he showed in the game on Saturday that he is also a very good tackle. In any case, the Vikings need to better protect Kirk Cousins, and Risner checks all the boxes. 19659042] 19th Tennessee Titans
Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State. Harmon is one of our favorite players in this design class and he would give Marcus Mariota a downmaker alongside Corey Davis. To get an idea of how much a second option is required, Dion Lewis was in second place in the team receiving it.
20th Pittsburgh Steelers
Byron Murphy, CB, Washington. Before everything is said and done, Murphy could be the first cornerback. He was so good last season for the Huskies. And if Artie Burns was tested in the first round of 2016 for much of the past season, it will be paramount to find his replacement.
21st Seattle Seahawks
Nasir Adderley, S. Delaware. Adderley may be an FCS type, but he took on the role of senior bowl and continued his week with a catch in the game on Saturday. The biggest question might be his size – is he big enough to be safe during an NFL season? – because every other aspect of his game has excited scouts.
22nd Baltimore Ravens
Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma. The Ravens offensive was suspended in the playoffs against the Chargers, and if new offensive coordinator Greg Roman wants to continue the offense through the ongoing game, he will have to upgrade the frontlines. Ford was able to think better this season after leaving the guard, and he was able to take a position on the next level.
23rd Houston Texans
Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State. Dillard had a strong Senior Bowl week and Scouts love his footwork. Deshaun Watson has been dismissed 62 times in the regular season for the Texans, the offensive line must be clearly upgraded.
24th Oakland Raiders (via Chicago)
Devin Bush, LB, Michigan. Bush has a side-to-side lateral speed, has a second gear when tracked, and can align in the groove to cover tight ends. Since the Raiders had some of the league's worst linebackers, Bush makes sense here.
25th Philadelphia Eagles
Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama. Thompson is one of the best fuses in this class, and he would consolidate the secondary level of an eagle, which, according to Football Outsiders, was a substitute level in pass defense.
26th Indianapolis Colts
Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia. Baker may not be the athlete Greedy Williams or Byron Murphy, but he has set better college numbers. It shows a good long speed, soft hips and the ability to change direction. He was rarely targeted during his senior season because his mirroring technique was superb. The defense of the Colts finished last season in 10th place, but was 20th against the pass.
27th Oakland Raiders (via Dallas)
Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina. Samuel had a coming-out party in Mobile, where he dominated the week and answered questions about his speed and his hands. He feels like a Raiders player, and with Jordy Nelson, who was no longer the Green Bay player, Samuel could be Derek Carr's dependable downfield threat for the foreseeable future.
28th Los Angeles Chargers
Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida. Philip Rivers could just play forever. And if that happens, the chargers have to protect him. Taylor has quietly caught the attention of Boy Scouts in recent months, and that's because of his ability to do things like like .
29th Kansas City Chiefs
Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama. The Chiefs' defense was among the worst in the league in 2018 and the consolidation of the linebacker position is as good a starting position as any other. Wilson was expected to return to school, but announced that he would go to the NFL. He could be the best linebacker in this class.
30th Green Bay Packers (about New Orleans)
T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa. Hockenson may be the other end of Iowa, but that's a compliment. He runs like a broad receiver and every time he bumps into a safety or linebacker, that's a mismatch. He easily manages to break up from his breaks and regularly demonstrates the ability to win controversial catches. Sounds like someone Aaron Rodgers would love.
31st New England Patriots
Charles Omenihu, DE, Texas. He told us during Senior Bowl Week that he was "a bigger version of Chandler Jones." It sounds absurd until you see him play. He can set the edge to win the rushing game, routinely breaks the bag and shows that the engine regularly interferes with the passing game.
32nd Los Angeles Rams
Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame. Nick Robey-Coleman and Aqib Talib had solid seasons, but Marcus Peters and Troy Hill had problems with consistency. Talib is also 32, and Love, who is underpowered but stubborn, had a solid season for the Irish Fighting and was considered one of the nation's best setbacks.