2019 NFL mock draft update: Wide receivers making strides

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COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates a sack against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

2019 NFL mock draft update, including some wide receivers making moves up draft boards and into the first round.

The 2018 NFL season is quickly coming to a close and the 2019 NFL Draft is on the horizon. The draft order is starting to take shape and team needs are also apparent at this point.

Let’s take a look at one scenario for the first round and how it could shake out in a few months.

player. 42. . EDGE. Ohio State. Nick Bosa. 1

The 49ers’ path to the number one overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft didn’t take a hit despite their victory in week 14 over the Denver Broncos and because they’re still here, they might as well take one of the biggest differences makers in a class full of them.

Nick Bosa is a great edge talent and a destructive playmaker of the edge that offensive coordinators need to gameplan around and account for. He has sat out a lot of this season in order to minimize his risk of injury, but he will be ready to put on a show for scouts at the Combine and his resumé is strong enough at this point to be the top pick in the 2019 draft.

. Cornerback. LSU. Greedy Williams. 2. player. 32

The Cardinals could go a number of different directions with this pick, but they need to make sure they take advantage of the depth on the defensive side of the ball and Greedy Williams has a chance to give them a pair of shutdown corners, both former LSU stars.

Williams and Peterson could help get Josh Rosen and the offense more opportunities with the football given their ability to shut receivers down and take the ball away.

. EDGE. Kentucky. Josh Allen. 3. player. 28

Jon Gruden jettisoned Khalil Mack so he has a pretty obvious need for a pass rusher right now. Josh Allen might not be rated super high by NFL Draft analysts and pundits but he’s been one of the most consistently productive pass rushers in the SEC over the past three years and is having a huge senior season.

My guess is, Gruden will value Allen’s experience over some of the other younger players here perhaps with more upside.

Alabama. Quinnen Williams. 4. player. 44. . DL

The Falcons score big with this selection, getting one of the best defenders from one of the best defenses in all of college football.

Quinnen Williams has been unblockable for the Crimson Tide this season and has proven his worth as an all-around interior defensive lineman.

He can rush the quarterback and stop the run, and wins with power, quickness, and strong hands. He’s an exceptional player.

player. 30. . OT. Alabama. Jonah Williams. 5

The New York Jets follow up their huge investment in Sam Darnold by adding an insurance policy. Jonah Williams can pave the way for the running game as well as protect the blind side of the quarterback.

Even though this might not be the sexiest pick in the top five, getting a potential franchise left tackle is an option the Jets may not be able to pass up on.