The Oakland Raiders claim Nick Bosa with the first overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Find out who your team is looking at amongst college football’s best.
1. Oakland Raiders: Nick Bosa, DE Ohio State
For me, this pick is a toss-up between Bosa and Houston’s Ed Oliver. Both would bring some desperately needed pass rush to the Raiders defense. Bosa is done for the season because of injury which could hurt his draft stock a little but he is simply too talented to fall. I see the Raiders valuing Bosa’s edge presence more than the interior rush provided by Oliver. I can see the team bringing Nick in after facing his older brother Joey twice a year. Nick is not only as good as Joey was coming out, but he may even be a better prospect.
2. Arizona Cardinals: Jonah Williams, OT Alabama
After a slight change in draft position, I still have the Cardinals taking franchise left tackle Jonah Williams out of Alabama to protect Josh Rosen’s blind side for years. The offense in Arizona has not been very good at all this season. Williams would be an immediate upgrade for there offense. He has the quick feet and athleticism to deal with the top edge rushers in the NFL and is powerful enough to open up holes in the run game, something that has become a big issue for the team with star running back, David Johnson, barely clearing three yards per carry last week.