Skip to main content

News | Minnesota Vikings –

Recapping Round 1 of 2019 NFL Draft

EAGAN, Minn. — The opening round of the 2019 NFL Draft was decidedly defensive, particularly in the top 10 picks.

Yes, quarterback Kyler Murray went off the board with the first pick, and Duke QB Daniel Jones was tabbed sixth overall.

Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson went eighth overall by Detroit, but the other seven selections in the top 10 are defensive players.

Here is a recap of the entire first round:

View photos of Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray.

1. Arizona: **Kyler Murray**, QB, Oklahoma

Murray is the second consecutive Sooners QB to be selected first overall (Baker Mayfield in 2018) and the fourth QB to go No. 1 in the past five drafts. A quarterback has now been selected first in 16 of 22 drafts. Only two of the past 22 drafts have not had a QB among the top three picks.

2. San Francisco: **Nick Bosa**, DE, Ohio State

Bosa edged out his brother, Joey, the third overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, for bragging rights. Joey already has 28.5 sacks in just 35 career games for the Chargers. Their father, John, was drafted in the first round (16th overall) in the 1987 NFL Draft, and their grandfather, Palmer Pyle, played for the Vikings in 1964.

View photos of Alabama DT Quinnen Williams.

3. New York Jets: **Quinnen Williams**, DT, Alabama

Williams is the highest-drafted defensive tackle since Marcell Dareus, a fellow former Crimson Tide player who was selected third overall by Buffalo in 2011.

4. Oakland: **Clelin Ferrell**, DE, Clemson

Ferrell joined Bosa and Williams in becoming the first trio of defensive linemen to be selected in the top five of an NFL Draft since Bruce Smith, Ray Childress and Chris Doleman in 1985.

5. Tampa Bay: **Devin White**, LB, LSU

White is the second Tigers player to be drafted in the top five in the past three drafts, joining RB Leonard Fournette, the fourth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

6. New York Giants: **Daniel Jones**, QB, Duke

The selection of Jones marked the sixth time for two quarterbacks to go off the board in the top six picks since 2009.

7. Jacksonville: **Josh Allen**, OLB/Edge rusher, Kentucky

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said during the broadcast that he compares Allen to Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, the ninth overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

8. Detroit: **T.J. Hockenson**, TE, Iowa

Jeremiah has been high on Hockenson from the get-go, ranking him as the No. 5 overall prospect and writing, "Overall, Hockenson is one of the best blocking tight ends I've ever evaluated, and he is dependable in the passing game. He's a Day 1 impact player at the next level."

View photos of Houston DT Ed Oliver.

9. Buffalo: **Ed Oliver**, DT, Houston

Oliver is the second owner of horses, along with White, to be selected in 2019.

10. Pittsburgh (from Denver): **Devin Bush**, LB, Michigan

The Steelers vaulted 10 spots in a trade with Denver to make Bush the second inside linebacker tabbed in 2019.

11. Cincinnati: **Jonah Williams**, T, Alabama

While some projected Williams to kick inside to guard, NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks ranked Williams as the **No. 3 tackle**. Brooks wrote "Williams is a technician with the combination of balance, body control and hand skills to emerge as a perennial Pro Bowler on the edge."

12. Green Bay: **Rashan Gary**, DE, Michigan

Gary became the second Wolverine defensive player to go off the board. Green Bay went defense in the first round for the sixth time in as many first-round selections, a streak that began with Nick Perry in 2012.

13. Miami: **Christian Wilkins**, DT, Clemson

The Dolphins have tabbed a defensive player in three consecutive first rounds.

14. Atlanta: **Chris Lindstrom**, G, Boston College

Brooks ranked Lindstrom fourth among interior offensive linemen, describing him as a " 'hard hat and lunch pail' type with a rock-solid game and rugged demeanor."

View photos of Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins.

15. Washington: **Dwayne Haskins**, QB, Ohio State

After acquiring former Vikings QB Case Keenum, Washington selected a QB in the first round for the second time since 2012. Haskins led FBS with 50 touchdown passes in 2018.

16. Carolina: **Brian Burns**, DE, Florida State

Burns became the 10th defensive player to go off the board in the first 16 selections of the draft.

17. New York Giants (from Cleveland): **Dexter Lawrence**, DT, Clemson

Lawrence, a First-Team All-American and All-ACC player, became the third Tigers defensive lineman drafted in the first 17 picks.

View photos of the Vikings first round draft pick N.C. State C Garrett Bradbury.

18. Minnesota: **Garrett Bradbury**, C, North Carolina State

Bradbury became the highest-drafted center in franchise history. The previous top was Dave Huffman in the second round with the 43rd overall pick of the 1979 NFL Draft.

19. Tennessee: **Jeffery Simmons**, DT, Mississippi State

Simmons has been rehabbing a torn ACL. He was ranked 17th overall in Jeremiah's final Top 50 rankings.

20. Pittsburgh (from Denver): **Noah Fant**, TE, Iowa

Fant joined Hockenson in becoming the first two tight ends from the same school to be drafted in a first round.

21. Green Bay (from Seattle): Darnell Savage, S, Maryland

22. Philadelphia (from Baltimore): Andre Dillard, T, Washington State

23. Houston: Tytus Howard, T, Alabama State

24. Oakland (from Chicago): Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

25. Baltimore (from Philadelphia): Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

26. Washington (from Indianapolis): Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State

27. Oakland (from Dallas): Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

28. Los Angeles Chargers: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

29. Seattle (from Kansas City): L.J. Collier, DE, TCU

30. New York Giants (from New Orleans through Green Bay and Seattle): Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

31. Atlanta (from Los Angeles Rams): Kaleb McGary, T, Washington

32. New England: N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State