Draft Review JTTV

First pick of the draft, Kyler Murray

Josh Brown

Josh Brown, Staff Writer

The first pick of the draft was Heisman winner Kyler Murray, the quarterback from Oklahoma University. He was the common favorite and expected first overall pick with signs of great confidence from coach Kliff Kingsbury and the Cardinals office. Murray was an extraordinary player in the NCAA and produced numbers like nobody else, regardless of his small size.

If Murray was not the first overall or had chosen to go to the MLB, then it would have been the second overall, defensive end, Nick Bosa who went to the San Francisco 49ers.

Nick Bosa is a fundamentally sound, smart, and physically dominant edge rusher just like his brother, Joey Bosa, drafted by the Chargers in 2016.

The third overall pick was Quinnen Williams, the humble, yet extremely efficient defensive end who led Alabama in tackles for loss and QB hurries, who was drafted by the New York Jets. Although I would have not predicted this, I am not surprised by this pick. It is a solid, smart pick for the Jets who need to build a foundation before trying to bring in big playmakers which they have tried in the past.

With the fourth pick, the Oakland Raiders surprised me by picking Clelin Ferrell, defensive end from Clemson. Clearly, 2019 was a big year for pass rushers, but I still don’t agree with this pick. Ferrell is a great player and has a wonderful character, but I think that the Raiders could have been smarter and could have used the 4th pick better, especially with the number of picks they had this year. Although I do not think this was the best possible pick, Ferrell is still a great player, and I am interested to see what he will accomplish with the Raiders. The Buccaneers selected Devin White, linebacker from LSU with the 5th pick which is a great pick and much-needed addition in my opinion, especially after losing linebacker Kwon Alexander. White shows much promise and potential to be a franchise player and key part of their defense for years to come.