Not each choice within the 2019 NFL Draft goes to be cherished and adored by followers or analysts. Some picks left us scratching our heads and saying, “Actually?”
We’ll be having a look at a few of these picks, most of which have been the primary spherical. In any case, whenever you’re speaking about worth, you actually do not need to mess up early. Groups covet first-round draft picks as buying and selling choices, so for those who screw up, it might set your franchise again a very long time.
However picks within the later rounds may be simply as damaging as nicely. So we will look over the complete draft and record among the worst picks. These are in no specific order.
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Daniel Jones – No. 6 total, Giants
Jones might be probably the most controversial choose within the 2019 NFL Draft. A part of that’s as a result of he was chosen to a New York group, but it surely actually was a stunning second as some specialists had Jones rated as little as a third-round grade.
Giants GM Dave Gettleman defended the choice, saying, “I do know for a truth there have been two groups that will’ve taken him in entrance of 17.” These two groups, per SNY, have been the Redskins and Broncos. Each groups did choose a QB, however 9News in Denver studies the Broncos have been bought on Drew Lock the complete time.
Most specialists seen Jones as somebody who was going to fall out of the primary spherical, so the very fact he went sixth total actually illustrates why this choose was scrutinized a lot.
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Matt Homosexual – No. 145 total, Buccaneers
That is the second time up to now 4 drafts the Bucs have spent a variety on a kicker. If you happen to’re questioning what occurred to the final one and why they’re deciding on one other kicker so quickly, it is as a result of the earlier choose did not work out. Roberto Aguayo went 22-of-31 for Tampa Bay earlier than being launched. He hasn’t kicked within the NFL since.
So why would this franchise, which is in want of assist in many different areas, take one other kicker? Within the fifth spherical, no much less.
“Kicker’s a vital place,” Bucs GM Jason Licht defined after the draft. “It is one of the vital necessary positions on the group. Proper now, we’ve got a coach that basically believes in kickers and the significance of it, (he) stresses it.”
The Bucs could consider it is the appropriate choose, but it surely positive would not really feel prefer it.
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Quincy Williams – No. 98 total, Jaguars
It is fairly uncommon to pick a participant within the third spherical that the majority draft analysts did not even do analysis on.
“I did 400 guys, [Charles Davis]. 400 gamers I labored on. Quincy was not one of many guys that I did,” NFL Community’s Daniel Jeremiah stated on air.
Quincy Williams is the brother of Quinnen Williams, who was the draft’s third total choose. However Quincy had a lot fewer accolades than his brother. The Murray State linebacker wasn’t invited to the NFL Mix, and his school did not even maintain a professional day.
The Athletic’s Arif Hasan stated of the choose, “Murray State security Quincy Williams is the primary choose this yr that wasn’t on the highest 300 of the consensus board. He is truly not within the high 730, at which level I finished gathering gamers.”
NFL Community did not have video ready or a easy stat sheet ready for Williams as a result of nobody actually seen him as a high prospect.
Tytus Howard – No. 23 total, Texans
Just like Williams, Howard comes from a small college: FCS Alabama State. He was a shock choose to many as he is a fairly uncooked expertise at offensive line. He performed quarterback in highschool earlier than switching to tight finish in school. Then, a brand new coach got here alongside and moved him to offensive line.
He is extraordinarily athletic, however he nonetheless must develop. He may develop in to being a star participant, however the Texans need assistance at offensive line now and Howard could not be capable to assist till later in his profession.
Tytus Howard dominated the Senior Bowl. In accordance with @pff, he had the best “win price” of any OT in 1-on-1s.
Possibly he’ll be an excellent participant, however the Texans did not must take him at 23.
There could also be an excellent outcome.
However that is dangerous course of.
– Matt Hammond (@MattHammondShow) April 26, 2019
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Clelin Ferrell – No. Four total, Raiders
NFL Draft analysts had Ferrell as a first-round draft choose, however not many anticipated him to go within the high 5. They did not even count on him to go within the high 10. He was nearer to being chosen close to Oakland’s 24th choice slightly than its fourth.
Lengthy-time NFL Draft scout Gil Brandt stated, “I had Clelin Ferrell as my 18th-ranked prospect on this draft. For the Raiders’ sake, I hope I used to be unsuitable.”
Many have been shocked Ferrell went forward of different guys equivalent to Josh Allen. However new GM Mike Mayock defended the choice saying, “There have been flashier gamers, gamers that different groups could have had increased on their board. On our board, it was him and (Nick) Bosa, proper subsequent to one another.”
This is not the worst choice, but it surely looks like Oakland may have traded down just a little and nonetheless acquired their man.
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Ben Banogu – No. 49 total, Colts
The Colts’ draft was filled with high-ceiling athletes, however Banogu stands out extra as a result of he was a second-round choice. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein projected him extra into rounds Four-5.
Hear… I am a Ben Banogu fan. However that appears excessive.
– Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) April 27, 2019
“Edge participant with good athleticism, who may wrestle to translate to the subsequent degree except he diversifies his strategy as a rusher,” Zierlein writes about Banogu. “His quickness created alternatives with inside strikes and twists in school, however NFL tackles will shut and lock that inside door on him till he proves he can threaten them across the nook.”
The Colts additionally made a shock choice with E.J. Velocity in Spherical 5. The fifth-round linebacker from Tarleton State did not even get an NFL Draft preview writeup from Zierlein. However at that time within the draft, it is price taking dangers.
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Sione Takitaki – No. 80 total, Browns
The linebacker from BYU had a terrific story about being drafted, however this was a fairly stunning choice from Cleveland. After a terrific worth choose in Grasping Williams, the Browns adopted with a questionable choice of Takitaki within the third spherical.
“He has deficiencies that muddy his match in any respect three linebacker spots, however his enjoying fashion is tailored for particular groups which may very well be his ticket right into a backup linebacker spot on the back-end of a roster,” Zierlein writes. Zierlein had Takitaki projected as a seventh-round draft choose, and even an undrafted free agent.
Takitaki has lots of nice qualities, but it surely felt like a attain for him to go as early as he did.