The 2019 SB Nation Live Mock Draft kicked off Saturday at noon and four hours later the first round had been completed. The live mock is scheduled to resume Sunday at noon, with plans to complete the second and third rounds.
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Moving to the reason why you’re here, the Pittsburgh Steelers pick. I will say that I had offers to trade and move around, and there will be further chances, but chose to stay put at pick 20. That decision to do so as you will see cost us a chance to grab the second of the Devin’s. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Devin White, fairly early at pick #5. It was a bit unexpected for White to go that early but the upside is tremendous for the LSU linebacker.
With White gone, what about the other Devin? Devin Bush? Well, think William Jackson lll, does that ring a bell? It should because it is believed by many that he was going to be drafted by the Steelers before the Bengals took him one pick before ours.
Guess what happened?
That’s right the Cincinnati Bengals, with the 19th pick before, took Devin Bush. I wasn’t surprised and like I said I had the opportunity to move up, I didn’t.
I was pleased to see I had the choice of the top three cornerbacks at pick 20. The question remained which one should we grab. I have been on record as saying that I felt Murphy was the best in this draft class. I have said that due to our lack of being able to develop corners we would need to find someone that we couldn’t muck up. Dre Baker is fundamentally sound as any in the class but felt his upside wasn’t that appealing. That leaves one guy, and he comes from a school that has been dubbed DBU. The LSU Tigers have had a great run of putting defensive back talent into the NFL, it wasn’t a hard choice, Greedy Williams is now a mock draft member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The complete first round can be seen below, take a look at it and see what stands out. Tell me what you think about our pick. I’m on to rounds two and three. Have a great day.
1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma
2. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa EDGE Ohio State
3. New York Jets: Quinnen Williams DT Alabama
4. Oakland Raiders: Josh Allen EDGE Kentucky
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White ILB LSU
6. New York Giants: Montez Sweat EDGE Miss State
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Brian Burns EDGE FSU
8. Detroit Lions: TJ Hockenson TE Iowa
9. Buffalo Bills: Jeffery Simmons DT Miss State
10. Denver Broncos: Christian Wilkins DT Clemson
11. Tennessee Titans: (via CIN Ross) Ed Oliver DT Houston
12. Green Bay Packers: Noah Fant TE Iowa
13. Miami Dolphins: Jawaan Taylor OT Florida
14. Atlanta Falcons: Dexter Lawrence DT Clemson
15. Washington Redskins: Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State
16. Carolina Panthers: Andre Dillard OT Washington State
17. Houston Texans: (via NYG) Jonah Williams OT Alabama
18. Minnesota Vikings: Rashan Gary DL Michigan
19. Cincinnati Bengals: (via TEN Ross) Devin Bush Jr MLB Michigan
20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Greedy Wiliams CB LSU
21. Seattle Seahawks: Clelin Ferrell EDGE Clemson
22. Baltimore Ravens: DK Metcalf WR Ole Miss
23.New York Giants: (via HOU) Cody Ford OT Oklahoma
24. Oakland Raiders: (via CHI) Deandre Baker CB Georgia
25. Denver Broncos: (via PHI) Drew Lock QB Missouri
26. Indianapolis Colts: Marquise Brown WR Oklahoma
27. Oakland Raiders: (via DAL) Joshua Jacobs RB Alabama
28. Los Angeles Chargers: Jerry Tillery DT Notre Dame
29. Minnesota Vikings: (via KC) Dalton Risner OT Kansas State
30. Green Bay Packers: (via NO) Mack Wilson ILB Alabama
31. Los Angeles Rams: Byron Murphy CB Washington
32. New England Patriots: Zach Allen DE Boston College