Tabeek's 2019 NFL Mock Draft 6.0: Falcons land disruptive playmaker to pair with Grady Jarrett

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Even though the NFL Draft is just 22 days away, a lot can still change between now and when that first pick is submitted on April 25. And, for now, we're assuming it'll be the Cardinals.

In five previous mock drafts, I've had the Falcons picking offensive linemen three times and defensive ends twice. And it makes sense that each one has played out that way, based on their needs and what the brass has said publicly.

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But this mock surprised me as I was putting it together and adjusting teams needs based on recent moves and trades. I really didn't think there was a scenario where the Falcons could realistically land one of the top two defensive tackles in this class.

Until now.

So, without further ado, here is mock draft 6.0. Let me know how you feel about the Falcons pick here. My next one – mock 7.0 – will drop on April 10.

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1. Arizona Cardinals

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QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma We’re weeks away from the draft and Josh Rosen is still a Cardinal. For now, I’m assuming that’ll change and the Cardinals select Murray, last year’s Heisman Trophy winner. First-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury gets a playmaker to run his offense.
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2. San Francisco 49ers

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DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State They signed Dee Ford, but could still use more firepower coming off the edge. They take Bosa here, who is considered by many scouts and draft analysts to be the best edge rusher in this class.
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3. New York Jets

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DE Josh Allen, Kentucky The Jets go with Jersey native Josh Allen. Some believe the long-and-athletic Kentucky star is the total package – he can rush, cover and also run. The Jets still bolster their defense in a big way.
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4. Oakland Raiders

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DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama How thrilled will GM Mike Mayock be if Williams is still sitting here? They’ll pounce on the former ‘Bama star — who is a potential game-changer along the interior.
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5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State The Bucs addressed defense quite a bit in free agency by signing a pair of linebackers and a safety. They still need a difference-maker coming off the edge (which are hard to find) and Sweat is that.
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6. New York Giants

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QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State The Giants need to find their future QB and take the strong-armed Haskins. He’ll sit behind Eli Manning for a year and then they’ll turn him loose.
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7. Jacksonville Jaguars

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T Jawaan Taylor, Florida The Jags signed Nick Foles and paid him a lot of money. They’ll protect their investment with Taylor. Some think the Florida product might be the best tackle in this class.
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8. Detroit Lions

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DE Rashan Gary, Michigan The Lions go defense — coach Matt Patricia’s calling card. Gary, who might’ve been underutilized at Michigan, can play both inside and set the edge vs. the run.
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9. Buffalo Bills

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G/T Jonah Williams, Alabama Buffalo added some receivers in free agency, but they must protect Josh Allen better. They take Williams, who played tackle at Alabama but could end up playing guard.
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10. Denver Broncos

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QB Drew Lock, Missouri They signed Joe Flacco, but he’s 34 and isn’t the long-term solution. John Elway pulls the trigger on Lock, who has good size, a strong arm and can make all of the throws.
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11. Cincinnati Bengals

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LB Devin White, LSU Now that the Vontaze Burfict is out of the picture they take White. The former LSU linebacker is an explosive hitter and shows great anticipation — maybe the best ‘backer in this class.
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12. Green Bay Packers

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DE Brian Burns, Florida State The Packers signed outside linebackers in free agency and add another quality defensive player to address their pass rush. The former Seminole is an explosive pass rusher with strong hands – a potential game-changer.
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*13. Miami Dolphins *

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DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson The Dolphins address their pass rush here. The Clemson star is an explosive player with a high motor coming off the edge, and can play all three downs.
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*14. Atlanta Falcons *

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DT Ed Oliver, Houston Somehow Oliver is still on the board and the Falcons pounce. Oliver is an upfield penetrator and was a dominant pass rusher inside at Houston. Paired with Grady Jarrett, the Falcons’ entire defense will benefit with the addition of this dynamic player, whose measurables compare to Aaron Donald.
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15. Washington Redskins

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T Andre Dillard, Washington State With the QB position solved for the moment, the Redskins address another need and take Dillard, who some think is the best pass-blocking left tackle in this class.
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16. Carolina Panthers

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LB Devin Bush, Michigan With Thomas Davis off Los Angeles, the Panthers reload and take Bush. The former Wolverines star clocked a 4.4 40 and is strong against the run and can also play on third down.
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17. New York Giants (via Cleveland)

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T Cody Ford, Oklahoma The Giants’ offensive line hasn’t been very good in recent years and they take Ford. The ex-Sooner has outstanding balance and agility for his 6-foot-4, 330-pound frame.
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18. Minnesota Vikings

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G Chris Lindstrom, Boston College The Vikings know they must address the offensive line and take the quick-footed Lindstrom, a player many scouts believe can step right in and start because of his experience.
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*19. Tennessee Titans *

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DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson The Titans need some help along the defensive line and take Wilkins, a two-time All-ACC and All-American. Wilkins is known for his penetrating ability, quickness and change of direction.
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*20. Pittsburgh Steelers *

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WR D.K. Metcalf, Mississippi Now that Antonio Brown is gone, the Steelers provide Big Ben with another weapon and take Metcalf here. The Ole Miss star put on a show in Indy — he has a rare combination of size, speed, physicality, and explosiveness.
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*21. Seattle Seahawks *

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S Taylor Rapp, Washington The Seahawks look to fill the void left by Earl Thomas and take Rapp here. The Washington product has good size, high football intelligence, speed and isn’t afraid to dish out some punishment. He should fit in nicely.
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22. Baltimore Ravens

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WR Kelvin Harmon, NC State Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he wants ‘rough and tough’ receivers — enter Harmon, a big (6-foot-3, 213 pounds), physical receiver who can handle press coverage.
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23. Houston Texans

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T Dalton Risner, Kansas State The Texans struggled at times to protect Deshaun Watson and hope that Risner, who is extremely physical and aggressive, will help solve that issue.
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24. Oakland Raiders (via Chicago)

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CB Greedy Williams, LSU GM Mike Mayock knows you can’t ever have enough good cornerbacks and takes Williams, who is tall and long. Some scouts think Williams might be the top-rated corner in this class.
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25. Philadelphia Eagles

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CB Byron Murphy, Washington The Eagles have addressed some key needs in free agency and via trade, and bolster their secondary here. The former Washington star can play both man-to-man and zone and has terrific route recognition skills.
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26. Indianapolis Colts

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DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson The Colts take the Clemson star who suffered an injury at the combine and didn't get to test. Some draft experts think he should be a top-half pick in this draft.
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27. Oakland Raiders (via Dallas)

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DE Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech The Raiders continue to rebuild their defense and take Ferguson, one of the best edge rushers in this class. He led the nation with 17.5 sacks and finished with 64 tackles, three pass breakups, and two forced fumbles.
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28. Los Angeles Chargers

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LB Mack Wilson, Alabama Three linebackers ended up on injured reserve in 2018 and the group struggled vs. the Patriots in the playoffs. They’ve added Thomas Davis and now Wilson, who is expected to be a quality three-down starter on the next level.
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29. Kansas City Chiefs

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RB Joshua Jacobs, Alabama The Chiefs improve their backfield and take Jacobs here, considered to be the top back in this class. The former ‘Bama back is a physical runner who can also catch coming out of the backfield.
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30. Green Bay Packers (via New Orleans)

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WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma With Randall Cobb out of the picture, the Packers give Aaron Rodgers another weapon in Brown, who might just be the best deep threat in this class. Some refer to Brown as a DeSean Jackson clone.
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31. Los Angeles Rams

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DT Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State The Rams are more than happy to add Simmons, who was considered a top-10 talent before tearing his ACL. With Ndamukong Suh’s future in doubt, this pick makes even more sense.
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*32. New England Patriots *

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TE Noah Fant, Iowa We now know Rob Gronkowski is out and likely headed to Canton. The Patriots reload and take Fant, a physical tight end who can do it all, especially catch and run.

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