With less than two weeks until the start of the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, there has been some major movement on draft boards around the country. Ohio State’s Nick Bosa had been projected as the No. 1 overall pick for months, but Kyler Murray’s decision to enter the NFL draft has changed everything.
Murray is expected to be the first quarterback selected – but it remains to be seen whether the Arizona Cardinals will move on from Josh Rosen after just one season. Behind Murray and Bosa, a pair of linebackers have been surging up mock drafts in recent weeks, while a NFL combine phenom’s stock is tumbling.
We’ve created our most extensive big board yet, analyzing eight 2019 mock drafts from around the internet – the latest revisions from USA TODAY, NFL.com, Draftwire, Pro Football Focus, CBS Sports, ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. and The Ringer – and found each player’s average draft position.
A total of 54 different players appeared as first round selections across the mock drafts we reviewed. If a player was left out of one of the mock drafts, he was assigned a value of 33 for each absence to determine his draft average.
In the weeks since the NFL Combine and pro days, Devin White and Ed Oliver have emerged as apparent top-10 locks, both improving nearly five spots since our last consensus big board in early March. Michigan’s Devin Bush has made the biggest jump of any first-round player, moving from an average mock draft spot of 24th in March up to 15th.
Bush’s Michigan teammate Rashan Gary has been one of the biggest losers in mock drafts recently, falling out of the top 10 to an average spot of 16.0. Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf‘s stock has also taken a hit, dropping from a draft spot of 10.4 to 17.9.
Here are the top 32 players in the 2019 NFL Draft, according to the internet: