The 2019 NFL Draft is vastly approaching. All 32 Teams are gearing to improve their teams with the nations top former college prospects. Most NFL Scouts has tag this year’s draft class to be heavy laden with defensive players, specially defensive linemen and defensive backs. They are positions that trending with higher grades. There are a few offensive players that are standouts like Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins. But this is a defensive heavy oriented draft with playmakers at the defensive line and linebacker (Edge) positions. With that, Industry Rules decided to publish its NFL Mock Draft a few weeks before the live festivities in Nashville. 

Here’s what we think the first 10 draft picks will go:

1. Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray QB

Why: Kyler Murray is the buzz of this year’s NFL draft. Often compared to Russell Wilson because of his size and play, the Cardinals now get a chance at a dynamic player. In the offseason, the Cardinals hired a new head coach. New coaches equals new quarterbacks. We don’t see the organization bucking the trend. If Kyler can live up to the hype, the cards will be a perineal playoff team. 

2. San Francisco 49ers – Nick Bosa DE

Why – John Lynch will get a chance to add a much edge rusher to his 4-3 defense. Like his brother, Joey Bosa, Nick is a flat out STUD. He will instantly upgrade the 49ers pass rush. They already have key pieces in Solomon Thomas, Arik Armstead and Richard Sherman. Bosa will be the missing link to an already good front four. 

3. NY Jets – Josh Allen – DE/LB

Why – The Jets missed out on Anthony Barr in free agency. Now they get the edge rusher with much promise and much cheaper. Josh Allen speed is freakish. Many draft analysts is comparing him to Von Miller. Adding him to an ascending defense will give the Jets an opportunity to dethrone Tom Brady and Super Bowl champs for the division. 

4. Oakland Raiders- Dwayne Haskins QB

Why: Derek Carr was on an audition last season. The Raiders spent the offseason upgrading weapons with the addition of future HOF Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams and Trent Brown. The question you have to ask “were these new toys for Carr or Haskins”.  With Gruden at the helm, we’ll find out in Nashville. 

5. Tampa Bay Bucs – Greedy Williams CB

Why: The Bucs front seven is pretty solid with Jason Pierre-Paul, Gerald McCoy and Carl Nassib. They really need a corner

6. New York Giants – Rashan Gary – DE/DT

Why: The Giants traded their most explosive weapon in OBJ. They also trade Oliver Vernon. Rashan Gary will be a younger and more cheaper version. 

7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jawaan Taylor: Tackle

Why: The Jaguars made a splash in free agency when they signed Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. If plays average or above, the Jaguars will be title contenders. With that, they need to protect their franchise quarterback. Jawaan Taylor is the best tackle in the draft. Bringing him to the roster will help solidify the offensive line. You now have the option of moving he or Cam Robinson to the right tackle position base on training camp performance (the looser will be the starting right tackle). 

8. Detroit Lions- Montez Sweat DE/OLB

Why: The fasted defensive lineman/outside linebacker in the draft, the Detroit lions add a speed rusher to its front seven. 

9.  Buffalo Bills – Quinnen Williams DT

Why: With the retiring of pro bowler Kyle Williams, the Bills will select another Williams to be his replacement. 

10. Denver Broncos – Drew Lock

Why: John Elway and the Broncos traded for Joe Flacco who’s more of a stop-gap guy in his career st this point. They also traded Kase Keenan to Washington Redskins. They have a need at quarterback for the long term. Drew Lock fits that mode. At 6’4 and 225lbs, he will probably red shirt his rookie season while learning the NFL game. He should be ready to compete in year two which would be good for the franchise.