Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Draft: First Round mock, Picks 1-13
Jawaan Taylor has been ascending up draft boards with solid play during the 2018 season, good size and experience, and a solid showing in pre-draft exercises. Taylor has the size and quickness in short-space to excel in the NFL. He has long arms, quick feet and has greatly improved his conditioning during his time at the University of Florida.
Taylor is 6-5, 312 pounds and moves very well. He still needs to get stronger but he has the tools to be an early starter in the NFL. The Bengals could’ve selected a fourth quarterback here but taking the best tackle is better value at this point.
With linebacker and tight end being strong needs, too, it wouldn’t shock me if they took Devin Bush, or T.J. Hockenson here, either. The Bengals have eleven picks in the 2019 draft, although most are in or after the sixth round.