New Jersey native Rashan Gary embraces the possibility of a homecoming if he were drafted in the Top 10 by either the Jets or the Giants.
Art Stapleton, Staff Writer, @art_stapleton

INDIANAPOLIS – As the NFL Combine finishes up, it’s time for Mock Draft Mondays.

We’ll dip into your favorite past time when it comes to the NFL offseason every Monday for the next six weeks, alternating between full first round mocks and then 7-round New York Giants-specific and New York Jets-specific drafts from yours truly and my colleague and Jets writer Andy Vasquez.

Beginning today, here is my complete first-round mock draft based on information gathered in reporting throughout the league, my own evaluation and analysis of team needs and player impact.

So, here I present to you Art Stapleton Mock Draft 1.0:

1. Cardinals: QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Total reboot for Kliff’s Kards, and Josh Rosen goes on the block

2. 49ers: DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State

Joey Bosa’s younger brother heading to the West Coast as well

3. Jets: OLB Josh Allen, Kentucky

Montclair native would give Gang Green another potential All-Pro with Jamal Adams

4. Raiders: DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama

The most dominant player in college football this past season finds a home with Chucky

5. Buccaneers: OL Jawaan Taylor, Florida

Bruce Arians begins his rebuild in Tampa with an offensive tackle with the most upside 

6. Giants: QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

Dave Gettleman wants to leave an Accorsi-like legacy, and Haskins just fits here

7. Jaguars: OL Jonah Williams, Alabama

Williams can play tackle or kick inside to guard to protect likely FA target Nick Foles

8. Lions: DL Rashan Gary, Michigan

The Michigan Man from New Jersey heads to Motown and lives up to his hype

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9. Bills: DT Ed Oliver, Houston

Kyle Williams’ retirement leaves a big void up front that Oliver can fill

10. Broncos: QB Drew Lock, Missouri

John Elway may have dealt for Joe Flacco, but Lock is the future at Mile High

11. Bengals: LB Devin White, LSU

First-year coach Zak Taylor gets the leader of his defense for the next decade

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12. Packers: LB Montez Sweat, Mississippi State

One of the Combine winners heads to Green Bay as key piece for DC Mike Pettine

13. Dolphins: DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson

Miami could go quarterback, but Ferrell adds some punch to Brian Flores’ defense 

14. Falcons: DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson

If Dan Quinn loses Grady Jarrett to FA, Wilkins steps right in as a disruptive force

15. Redskins: QB Daniel Jones, Duke

Washington could make a play for Rosen in Arizona, but Colt McCoy isn’t the answer

16. Panthers: OT Andre Dillard, Washington State 

Dillard had a strong Combine and he could be an anchor in Carolina

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17. Browns: WR D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss

The star of the Combine lands with Baker Mayfield, Jarvis Landry and Co.

18. Vikings: TE T.J. Hockenson, Iowa

Hockenson could eventually replace Kyle Rudolph, who has given a lot to the Vikings 

19. Titans: OL Connor McGovern, Penn State

Tennessee needs to fortify the interior of its line, and McGovern is a solid choice

20. Steelers: CB DeAndre Baker, Georgia

Baker had seven interceptions in college and did not allow a touchdown

21. Seahawks: DL/OLB Jachai Polite, Florida

Not a good Combine showing for Polite, but Seattle has no problem taking chances

22. Ravens: C Garrett Bradbury, N.C. State

Bradbury is the top center in the Class of 2019 and Baltimore needs interior upgrades

23. Texans: WR Hakeem Butler, Iowa State

Butler is working with Calvin Johnson and Anquan Boldin in preparation for the draft

24. Raiders (from Bears): CB Greedy Williams, LSU

Greedy has been projected much higher, but should he slide, Oakland should pounce

25. Eagles: RB Josh Jacobs, Alabama

Would be a big statement for Philly to improve ground game for Carson Wentz

26. Colts: DE/LB Brian Burns, Florida State

Chris Ballard might run the card to the podium from Indianapolis to Nashville

27. Raiders (from Cowboys): S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida

Gardner-Johnson would bring tremendous versatility in the secondary

28. Chargers: LB Devin Bush, Michigan

Bush helped himself with numbers off the charts Sunday at the Combine

29. Chiefs: DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

Another chess piece inside with Chris Jones for new DC Steve Spagnuolo’s defense

30. Packers (from Saints): WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma

Brown would be a legit home run threat to complement Davante Adams

31. Rams: S Nasir Adderley, Delaware

Strengthening a defense on the back end, Adderley continues to rise

32. Patriots: TE Noah Fant, Iowa

New England sets itself up for whenever Gronk decides to hang ’em up


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