2019 NFL Mock Draft: Kyler Murray climbs, Steelers find their linebacker

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MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks to pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The 2019 NFL Draft is loaded with first-round talent, handing the Pittsburgh Steelers a linebacker they’ve been waiting for.

1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma

The rumors of Kyler Murray to the Cardinals at number one seem to be growing stronger. I am not completely convinced but recent moves such as the signing of pass rusher Terrell Suggs could suggest that they’re looking this way. I also have not been satisfied with the team’s attempts to reassure everyone of Josh Rosen’s future with the team. The team gave up a lot last season to secure Josh Rosen but with a new head coach, they should be prepared to go all in on his vision.

2. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, DE Ohio State

If the best prospect in the draft falls one spot due to the selection of a quarterback number one, I’m sure the San Francisco 49ers will be more than willing to scoop him up. The 49ers have spent a lot of early draft capital on their defensive line in recent years but Nick Bosa would likely be the best of all of them and is too talented to pass up.

3. New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT Alabama

The New York Jets likely would like to help out their young quarterback Sam Darnold, but there isn’t an offensive player worthy of taking over Alabama defensive tackle, Quinnen Williams. Williams is big and athletic and incredibly disruptive on the interior. He also displays coveted pass rush skills that are rare in an interior lineman. Paired with Leonard Williams the Jets could have one of the most disruptive interior duos in the NFL

4. Oakland Raiders: Josh Allen, EDGE Kentucky

The Oakland Raiders desperately need a pass rusher after trading away their best player in Khalil Mack. They have made a lot of big-time moves this offseason but their defense won’t be any better if they can’t generate some consistent pass rush. Josh Allen is someone who I can see becoming a double-digit sack per season player early in his career due to his athleticism and knack for finishing.

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