Oakland Raiders (1st overall via Arizona) – Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State
Pick Made by Ty Walden (Editor)
ARI Receives: OAK 2019 1st Rd Pick (4 overall), OAK 2019 2nd Rd Pick (35 overall), OAK 2020 1st Rd Pick, OAK 2020 2nd Rd Pick, OAK 2020 3rd Rd Pick
OAK Receives: ARI 2019 1st Rd Pick (1 overall)
The Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals agreed to a trade that would swap the first and fourth overall picks. It cost Oakland some draft capital to move up, but it was an opportunity they could not pass on.
Oakland surprises and goes with Nick Bosa with the first pick. If Oakland was thinking of trading up, the thought was they would get Kyler Murray. However, since losing Khalil Mack via trade last season, the team needs an edge rusher. Nick Bosa helps in that regard.
San Francisco 49ers (2nd Overall) – Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky
Pick Made by Derek Esquibel (Contributor)
With Bosa off the board the 49ers snag the best edge rusher. While Quinnen Williams was intriguing, the 49ers already have players that fit that mold. Allen offers them a talented speed rusher that should help lift them over the 40 sack total. With the added pass rush they should also see a dramatic increase from the two interceptions a year ago.
New York Jets (3rd Overall) – Quinnen Williams, EDGE, Alabama
Pick Made by Cameron Parker (Contributor)
The Jets need a ferocious defensive linemen to pair on the defensive front. Leonard Williams is already a terrific player in his own right, but adding Williams solidifies a line to help out an already revamped defense with CJ Mosley.
Arizona Cardinals (4th Overall via Oakland) – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Pick Made by Matty Mulls (Contributor)
After the blockbuster trade with Oakland, Arizona still gets their guy (while acquiring picks to plug the holes for the future). Where there is smoke, there is fire here in the desert. Kyler Murray now ends up with Kliff Kingsbury. This works great for Arizona because Kyler can make plays with his arm and his legs. With the lack of offensive firepower (and a porous offensive line), that is incredibly important. Now for what to do with Josh Rosen…