2019 NFL Draft

2019 NFL Draft

Alton R, Rahfeek L, Sports Editor, Sports Illustrator

The 84th annual NFL Draft will be held on Thursday, April 25th, at 9:00 p.m. This year’s draft is being held in Nashville, Tennessee. The top three draft dicks are suspected to be Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, and Quinnen Williams, according to CBS Sports. ESPN states that since Kyler Murray chose football over baseball, he will be an early choice for teams looking for depth at the quarterback position. The first few picks go to the Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, and San Francisco 49ers  The last time the Cardinals had the first pick was in 1958 when they were the Chicago Cardinals. Arizona has the first pick in every round, except the trade with the Buccaneers in the last round.

On April 25, the first round will begin at 9:00. Kyler Murray and sick Bosa are suspected to be the first overall pick. The Oakland Raiders have? three different picks in the first round. Oakland has the 4th pick from ending up 4-12 last season. They have another pick from trading Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. Their third first round pick came from trading Khalil Mack to the Bears. The Green Bay Packers are the second team with multiple picks in the first round. They have two different picks, unlike the Raiders having three. They have the 12th overall pick from a 6-9-1 record. The Packers have the 30th pick from trading defensive end Marcus Davenport.

The second and third rounds will start at 7:00 pm on April 26. In the second round, the Houston Texans have back to back picks. They have the 54th from trading defensive tackle Duane Brown to the Seahawks. The 55th pick is from their  . Five trades have occurred so far in the second round. The Colts have the 34th pick from the New York Jets. The Eagles have the 53rd pick from the Baltimore Ravens. The Chicago Bears have traded their first and second round picks. In the third round, there are 38 draft picks, unlike the first and second round. The Giants made a decision to forfeit their pick in the third round because they get to pick players from the fourth round with more skill. The fourth-seventh rounds will take place on the 28th of April.

The NFL draft might be a an amazing opportunity for some teams to replenish  their team with young studs. However, some teams might think that this years draft was just a waste of players. If anyone looks back at this draft in twenty years, this draft may be home to one of  the best players in NFL history, comparable to draft classes such as the 2001 draft which was when Steven Hutchinson and Steve Smith Sr. were picked. Lots of teams are excited for drafting these young players.