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Ladies and gentleman, we are almost there. The 2019 NFL Draft is less than one week away! It seems like just yesterday we were waiting to see what QB of the core six would be taken by the Browns in 2018. To the shock of many, the Browns do not have the first overall pick again in 2019, there are not six consensus first round QBs, and there is no generational talent at running back like Barkley was last year.

Each year a new set of circumstances surround the NFL Draft. Each class has its strengths and weaknesses, its blue chips, its risers, its fallers, its steals, and its busts. It’s not long ago that there was talk of Justin Herbert as the potential top pick in 2019.

In the dying days before the draft, no one knows how the first pick, let alone the first round is going to pan out. The draft pundits have been putting out mocks since late summer, watching hours of tape, and ranking players in their big boards. Mock Drafts aren’t meant to be 100 percent correct, but they are a good measure of where teams may have needs, and players that could fill those needs. While “Locked on the Mock” has been a staple during the draft process on the podcast, we wanted to give our listeners/readers a different outlook on the 2019 draft.

We present the “Eagles Twitter 2019 Mock Draft!”

Each of the 32 NFL teams has a heavy following of fans and media members that crowd their teams Twitter. In my time as a fan, blogger, and podcast host I have come to interact with several members of “Eagles Twitter.” The goal of this mock was to bring together just a few of the bright minds across the “Eagles Twitter” verse to give an entertaining, yet informative mock draft. Over the span of a few weeks, eight analysts came together to provide opinions on who we thought will have their name called come Thursday night. Much like the 2019 NFL Draft class, the “2019 Eagles Twitter Mock Draft,” has quite the lineup as well. Eight participants had four picks selected randomly by a fancy random number generator (i.e. Microsoft Excel). Meet this year’s participants!

 

Drafter: Liam Jenkins

Twitter: @LiamJenkins21

Organization: Founder of the “Philly Sports Network” – @PhiladelphiaSN

Picks: 1, 11, 22, & 29

 

Drafter: Justin Grasso

Twitter: @JGrass

Organization: Writer for “Inside The Iggles” on the Fansided Network – @InsideIggles

Picks: 2, 7, 15, & 26

 

Drafter: Lars Lewis

Twitter: @larslewis12

Organization: Contributor for the “Locked on Eagles Podcast” – @LarsLewis12

Picks: 3, 13, 23, & 30

 

Drafter: Louie DiBiase

Twitter: @DiBiaseLOE

Organization: Co-Host for the “Locked on Eagles Podcast” – @DiBiaseLOE

Picks: 4, 8, 19, & 25

 

Drafter: Tyler Steege

Twitter: @TSteegeNFL

Organization: Co-Host of the “Sneaky Athletic Podcast” – @SneakyAthleticP

Picks: 5, 16, 20, & 31

 

Drafter: Andrew DiCecco

Twitter: @ADiCeccoNFL

Organization: Contributor for the “The Eagles Wire” on USA Today – @TheEaglesWire

Picks: 6, 17, 24, & 27

 

Drafter: Gino Cammilleri

Twitter: @Gino_LOE

Organization: Co-Host for the “Locked on Eagles Podcast” – @Gino_LOE

Picks: 9, 14, 18, & 32

 

Drafter: Reece Mowlem

Twitter: @ReeceMowlem97

Organization: Founder of the “First Down Pod” – @firstdownpod

Picks: 10, 12, 21, & 28

 

WELCOME TO THE 2019 EAGLES TWITTER MOCK! With the first pick…..

 

Round 1 – Pick 1 –Arizona Cardinals

 

Player: Nick Bosa

Postion: Edge

School: Ohio State

Class: Junior

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 266 Lbs

I’m gonna throw a wildcard out and say the Cardinals actually don’t do the silly and throw away Josh Rosen after a year and instead fortify with Nick Bosa. Just to try and make things interesting. There are a couple of other project QBs who could learn under Rosen or at least add instant competition and urgency and it’s just so early to give up on a QB when he’s being bullied by every d-line he plays against. Bosa is almost a lock to develop into a dominant edge rusher like his brother, if he can lose the injury tag. Why get a quarterback when you can get a quarterback killer – Liam Jenkins

 

Round 1 – Pick 2 –San Francisco 49ers

 

Player: Josh Allen

Position: Edge

Class: Junior

School: Kentucky

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 262 Lbs

With the second pick, and a franchise quarterback already on board, the 49ers can make the logical decision of taking the best player available. Fortunately, the Niners have been in the market for a pass rusher for quite some time now. Ideally, Nick Bosa drops to No. 2, but the Cardinals avoiding Kyler Murray with the first pick would force the 49ers to take the next best defensive end available in Josh Allen. – Justin Grasso

 

Round 1 – Pick 3 –New York Jets  

 

Player: Jonah Williams

Position: OT

Class: Junior

School: Alabama

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 302 Lbs

Now it is likely the Jets can trade down and still acquire the Crimson Tide brick wall to shore up a leaky front that Darnold played behind last year, however in this scenario they’ll get their cornerstone tackle at third overall. Williams at 6’4” 302 lbs is a little on the smaller side compared to other left tackles, but what’s impressive is his technique, especially when it comes to his incredible kickback after the snap, which puts him in position to keep his man in front of him. He’s also very skilled keeping his hands inside and adjusts to twists and stunts very quickly. His one knock might be with pure speed rushers such as Clelin Ferrell during their National Title Game matchup in January where Ferrell for the most part got the better of Williams as Clemson did to Alabama.  Williams will most likely end up at right tackle with Kelvin Beachum residing on the left side as the Jets will begin to build their wall around their franchise quarterback. – Lars Lewis

 

 

Round 1 – Pick 4 –Oakland Raiders

 

Player: Quinnen Williams

Position: iDL

Class: R-Junior

School: Alabama

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 303 Lbs

You never know what Jon Gruden will do. Wouldn’t be surprised if this pick is D.K. Metcalf, Josh Jacobs, Daniel Jones, you name it. I’d like to think Mike Mayock will make the smart pick here and take what a lot of people think is the best player on the board. The Raiders need help up front. Williams could be their version of Aaron Donald or Fletcher Cox. – Louie DiBiase

 

Round 1 – Pick 5 –Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

Player: Ed Oliver

Position: Houston

Class: Junior

School: Houston

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 287 Lbs

While a QB makes sense, the fifth overall pick is a little early for one here. Oliver is a top defensive lineman in this draft, and what better player to learn from than Gerald McCoy? – Tyler Steege

 

Round 1 – Pick 6 –New York Giants

 

Player: D.K. Metcalf

Position: WR

Class: R-Sophomore

School: Ole Miss

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 228 Lbs

I’ll go D.K. Metcalf. – Andrew DiCecco

Dave Gettleman may never utter those words, but Andrew felt confident doing so. The Giants get Eli a top end weapon by adding Metcalf. A trio of Metcalf, Tate, and Sheppard is one that should be able to help Eli play at least one more season.

 

Round 1 – Pick 7 –Jacksonville Jaguars

 

Player: Jawaan Taylor

Position: OT

Class: Junior

School: Florida

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 312 Lbs

The Jaguars broke the bank on Nick Foles, who just so happened to be the top quarterback available on the Free Agency market. While Foles should be a massive upgrade over Blake Bortles, the Jaguars need to ensure he will remain protected. In Philly, Foles had a top offensive line along with a stellar pass-catching group. Jacksonville must do all they can to give Foles an ideal situation on offense. It starts up front in the trenches. – Justin Grasso

 

Round 1 – Pick 8 – Detroit Lions

 

Player: Montez Sweat

Position: Edge

Class: R-Senior

School: Mississippi State

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 260 Lbs

Detroit invested a ton of money in Trey Flowers to man one of the edge spots up front but it would be hard to pass up pairing Flowers with a physical freak like Sweat. He has all the upside to become one of the best edge rushers in the league and he’s already strong against the run (3rd in run stop percentage per PFF.) Add that to a resume including the 2nd most sacks and the 4th highest pass rush productivity in 2017 and you have a scary prospect. – Louie DiBiase

 

Round 1 – Pick 9 – Buffalo Bills

 

Player: Brian Burns

Position: Edge

Class: Junior

School: Florida State

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 249 Lbs

After going 2/2 last season with mocking both Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmunds correctly to the Bills in 2018, I test my luck again drafting for arguably Buffalo’s most glaring need; a dominant edge rusher. Brian Burns may not be everyone’s cup of tea with concerns about his play size, but he certainly should appeal to a team starving for pass rush help. Mario Williams was the last elite edge player in the 716 and Brian Burns absolutely has the pass rush prowess to be the next great sack artist for the Bills. – Gino Cammilleri

 

Round 1 – Pick 10 –Denver Broncos

 

Player: Kyler Murray

Position: QB

Class: R-Junior

School: Oklahoma

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 207 Lbs

Now this is a dream scenario for Denver.  Murray is the top QB in the class, possessing elite accuracy at all three levels as well as the ability to hurt teams with his legs.  The Oklahoma prospect is also a serial winner, a valuable trait for any NFL signal caller.  He isn’t the tall, cannon-armed quarterback Elway usually falls in love with, but Kyler can be the future for the Broncos.  Sorry Flacco, you’re going to get replaced by a rookie again. – Reece Mowlem

 

Round 1 – Pick 11 – Cincinnati Bengals

 

Player: Dwayne Haskins

Position: QB

Class: R-Junior

School: Ohio State

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 231 Lbs

Dwayne the Train Haskins – Liam Jenkins

Has the Red Rifle’s luck run out? A new regime may bring a new QB to the black and orange, with Haskins being a nice QB to develop behind Dalton.

 

Round 1 – Pick 12 –Green Bay Packers

 

Player: Devin White

Position: LB

Class: Junior

School: LSU

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 237 Lbs

This isn’t a selection you see in mock drafts very often, mostly because the LSU linebacker is usually off the board by Green Bay’s pick, but if he is still available at 12 I think it would be a great fit.  White has all the traits teams look for in a linebacker in 2019: freakish athleticism, incredible coverage skills, and the ability to rush the passer on blitzes.  Put him next to Blake Martinez and Green Bay have a linebacker duo that can do it all. – Reece Mowlem

 

Round 1 – Pick 13 –Miami Dolphins

 

Player: Clelin Ferrell

Position: Edge

Class: R-Junior

School: Clemson

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 264 Lbs

With a National Championship, an 89.7 pass rushing grade according to Pro Football Focus and the nastiest first step for any EDGE in the class, Clelin Ferrell would be a steal for the Dolphins at 13. Miami will eventually need to replace 36-year-old Cameron Wake, who even at his age was the top defensive lineman on the team, garnering 54 pressures on the year (15 more than anyone else). Ferrell’s bread-and-butter is going to the inside, where his first step is almost Von Miller-like how quick it is and being able to get the lineman off his rhythm and then explode through the interior to get after the quarterback. I’d say if Miami addresses their issue at defensive tackle and pairs Ferrell up with a gap filler to allow one-on-one with the tackle, the Dolphins will surely be on their way to solidifying their front four. – Lars Lewis

 

Round 1 – Pick 14 – Atlanta Falcons

 

Player: Christian Wilkins

Position: iDL

Class: Senior

School: Clemson

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 315 Lbs

Clemson Tigers start to fly off the board with the previous pick and now with the 14th selection as well. Atlanta is one great to elite defensive lineman away from being one of the best in the NFL. Dan Quinn has quite the tool chest of dominant DL between Grady Jarrett, Vic Beasley, and Takk McKinley. Christian Wilkins would be the perfect addition to an already strong defensive front. A low floor player, Wilkins can step in to be a day one starter next to Jarrett provide even more pass rush and against the run. Playing at the highest level of competition in the grandest of stages, Wilkins has stepped up to the test time and time again. This should be a no brainer pick for the Falcons here. – Gino Cammilleri

 

Round 1 – Pick 15 –Washington Redskins

 

Player: Garrett Bradbury

Position: iOL

Class: R-Senior

School: NC State

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 306 Lbs

Washington has a ton of work to do on the offensive side of the ball. With their backfield being the only reliable unit, the Redskins could be leaning heavily on the run in 2019. Not to mention, the quarterback situation could shape up to be one of the worst in the league. Washington neglected their offensive line last year. They can’t make the same mistakes this season. Bradbury offers tremendous upside at center, and could potentially switch to guard if needed. – Justin Grasso

 

Round 1 – Pick 16 –Carolina Panthers

 

Player: Cody Ford

Position: iOL

Class: R-Junior

School: Oklahoma

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 329 Lbs

This was a no brainer for me. Ford is the most dominant interior lineman in the draft, and the Panthers need to do whatever they can to protect Cam Newton. Love this fit. – Tyler Steege

 

Round 1 – Pick 17 – New York Giants

 

Player: Andre Dillard

Position: OT

Class: R-Senior

School: Washington State

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 315 Lbs

Andre Dillard – Andrew DiCecco

Paying Nate Solder looks like a massive mistake for the Giants. Adding a top pass protecting back will suit the Giants well after bringing in another offensive weapon. If D.G. thinks Eli can play for two-three more years, then he has to at least give him a chance to make it through the season in one piece by adding Dillard.

 

Round 1 – Pick 18 –Minnesota Vikings

 

Player: Chris Lindstrom

Position: iOL

Class: Senior

School: Boston College

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 308 Lbs

Minnesota ranked in the bottom quarter percentage of the league in Pro Football Focus’ Pass and Run Blocking categories in 2018. Kirk Cousins is arguably under the most pressure to succeed being the NFL’s first fully guaranteed QB in league history. What a better way to protect your most prized asset than adding one of the most consistent players at a position currently occupied by Aviante Collins and Josh Kline. Chris Lindstrom would be thrown into a camp battle to win a position at guard, one he should be more than capable of winning. – Gino Cammilleri

 

Round 1 – Pick 19 – Tennessee Titans

 

Player: Noah Fant

Position: TE

Class: Junior

School: Iowa

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 249 Lbs

Unlike other teams with young, inexpensive quarterbacks, the Titans have failed to surround Marcus Mariota with a deep assembly of weapons. Contrary to belief in Tennessee, Delanie Walker isn’t going to play forever. Getting an athletic TE like Fant who has the speed of a wide receiver would really help a bounce-back campaign for Mariota. – Louie DiBiase

 

Round 1 – Pick 20 – Pittsburgh Steelers

 

Player: Devin Bush

Position: LB

Class: Junior

School: Michigan

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 234 Lbs

Bush is a little undersized, but he makes up for it with speed, instincts, and talent. His ability to cover sideline to sideline makes him a promising prospect. Pittsburgh needs all the help they can get on defense – Tyler Steege

 

Round 1 – Pick 21 – Seattle Seahawks

 

Player: Byron Murphy

Position: CB

Class: R-Sophomore

School: Washington

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 190 Lbs

Looking at the Seahawks’ roster, I believe the cornerback position should be high on their priority list in this draft.  So why not take a player who, in my opinion, is a top ten prospect in the class?  Physicality, passion, great feet, quickness, zone awareness, run defense, press technique, fluidity: Byron Murphy has it all.  Some may argue he’s not the right fit for the style of defense Seattle employ, but I’m confident his skills make him a scheme-transcendent talent. – Reece Mowlem

 

Round 1 – Pick 22 –Baltimore Ravens

 

Player: N’Keal Harry

Position: WR

Class: Junior

School: Arizona State

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 228 Lbs

So gutted Ferrell is gone for this pick as the Ravens need to replace their losses in the pass rush game. Lamar needs a number one receiver, and N’Keal Harry could be just that. – Liam Jenkins

 

Round 1 – Pick 23 – Houston Texans

 

Player: Erik McCoy

Position: iOL

Class: R-Junior

School: Texas A&M

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 303 Lbs

Let’s not beat around the bush, Houston’s line left a lot to be desired last year and McCoy, who is slated to be early second round, would make a nice fit for Houston at guard as he’ll be alongside Nick Martin of Notre Dame, who had a solid year pass blocking. There really isn’t a hole in McCoy’s game, he’s as safe of a pick you can have in the latter part of the first round and being at guard will allow him to grow into a solid lineman to help DeShaun Watson not run for his life in 2019 and beyond. McCoy started 38 games at Texas A&M with nearly all of them at center, which gives Houston some flexibility at the position should Martin go down at some point. – Lars Lewis

 

Round 1 – Pick 24 – Oakland Raiders

 

Player: Josh Jacobs

Position: RB

Class: Junior

School: Alabama

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 220 Lbs

Josh Jacobs. Gruden has always advocated running the ball in his coaching tenure. From the likes of Michael Pittman to Mike Alstott, Gruden has always had someone he could pound the rock with. In comes Josh Jacobs who could do just that – Andrew DiCecco

 

Round 1 – Pick 25 – Philadelphia Eagles

 

Player: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

Position: S

Class: Junior

School: Florida

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 210 Lbs

Devastation kicks in when Josh Jacobs goes at 24 but Gardner-Johnson is a fantastic consolation prize. The Florida product is exactly what the Eagles like in their secondary. Versatility, athleticism, and strong tackling. Not only would he provide a long-term replacement to Jenkins and McLeod but he can also play right away as the third safety that plays over 50% of Philadelphia’s defensive snaps. – Louie DiBiase

 

Round 1 – Pick 26 – Indianapolis Colts

 

Player: Greedy Williams

Position: CB

Class: Junior

School: LSU

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 185 Lbs

Greedy Williams has been mocked everywhere from the top-ten, all the way out to the bottom of the first round. In this case, the Colts got lucky and ended up drafting a cornerback with top-tier potential late in the first round. His effort has been questioned at times, but his skillset is serious when he’s on top of his game. – Justin Grasso

 

Round 1 – Pick 27 – Oakland Raiders

 

Player: DeAndre Baker

Position: CB

Class: Senior

School: Georgia

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 193 Lbs

DeAndre Baker – Andrew DiCecco

Baker seems like a Raider pick. A good talent with off-field concerns screams Oakland. Gruden will get a “Gruden Grinder” in Baker. If Jon can get DeAndre’s head in the right spot, he may be a steal at 27.

 

Round 1 – Pick 28 – Los Angeles Chargers

 

Player: Jerry Tillery

Position: iDL

Class: Senior

School: Notre Dame

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 295 Lbs

Jerry Tillery might be one of the most underrated players in the draft.  In 2018, the Notre Dame grad achieved the joint highest pass-rush grade amongst all interior defenders from Pro Football Focus, tied with Quinnen Williams.  His run-stopping abilities certainly need some work, but his combination of length, power and hand technique make him a nightmare for opposing guards.  Adding Tillery to the Chargers would allow the Bolts to create pressure from the interior as well as the edge, and would complete a quite formidable defensive front. – Reece Mowlem

 

Round 1 – Pick 29 – Kansas City Chiefs

 

Player: Dexter Lawrence

Position: iDL

Class: Junior

School: Clemson

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 342 Lbs

Dexter Lawrence if he’s the best available. – Liam Jenkins

Liam’s take on the DLaw selection is one I expect most of the NFL to have as well. A player at a dying position, if he is the best player on the board, then you take him. I wouldn’t expect teams to trade up to get him, but could fall to a competitor who can use his 0/1 tech skill set, and the Chiefs are just that.

 

Round 1 – Pick 30 – Green Bay Packers

 

Player: Parris Campbell

Position: WR

Class: Senior

School: Ohio State

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 205 Lbs

With new head coach Matt LaFleur and a disgruntled, insanely-skilled quarterback who is entering the back half of his career, it would make a lot of sense to get him a new toy to throw to and Parris Campbell fits the bill. Now the likes of Hollywood Brown, Hakeem Butler will be lurking around number 30 for Green Bay, but the 6’1” Campbell is essentially a blend of both men. He’s got decent size and blistering speed (4.33 in the 40-yard) that allows the big-armed Aaron Rodgers a younger Randall Cobb that coach LaFleur can use in various ways. His route running needs some work, but if he can be coached up on it, he’s as deadly as any prospect this late in the first round and can be a routine 900-1100 yard hybrid receiver for years to come. – Lars Lewis

 

Round 1 – Pick 31 – Los Angeles Rams

 

Player: Amani Oruwariye

Position: CB

Class: Senior

School: Penn State

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 205 Lbs

Oruwariye has shown he can plan in various schemes. Best in press man, but not at all bad in off coverage. Aqib Talib isn’t getting younger & Marcus Peters’ future is unknown – a corner here makes sense. – Tyler Steege

 

Round 1 – Pick 32 –New England Patriots

 

Player: TJ Hockenson

Position: TE

Class: R-Junior

School: Iowa

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 251 Lbs

Each year there is a selection that just makes you not even bat an eye with how much sense it makes. In 2018 that selection was Roquan Smith to the Bears. A team needing their next great LB did just that by taking the stud backer out of Georgia. What a better draft class to replace Gronk than one consisting of the likes of a duo of Iowa Tight Ends, Jace Sternberger, Irv Smith Jr. and countless others. With Noah Fant off the board, T.J. Hockenson is an “Uhh ya think?” selection for Belichick and Co. Tom Brady shouldn’t miss Gronk for too long once he sees Hock in a Patriots uniform. It would only be fitting that the rest of the NFL lets the Pats get their hands on a Top-10 player in this draft at pick 32. – Gino Cammilleri

 

 

That concludes the 2019 Eagles Twitter Mock Draft! Hopefully, we can expand the field from 8 to 16 next year! Make sure to check out everyone’s social media, podcasts, blogs, etc. Eagles Twitter is filled with great minds, just a few of which participated today. Keep reading, keep getting informed, and Fly Eagles Fly!

Gino Cammilleri is a die hard Eagles fan who resides in Buffalo, NY. Since 2001, Gino has been a fan of the midnight green and white Eagles. He graduated in 2015 from Daemen College with a Masters Degree in Accounting. A fan of the Oregon Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Yankees, Gino loves the Eagles above all else. Gino has previously written for Philadelphia Sports Network before joining Locked on Eagles. Currently enrolled in the Scouting Academy, Gino is looking to continue to focus his efforts on sports journalist.

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