One year later, what if every team that held a first-round pick heading into the opening round of the 2019 NFL Draft could have a do-over?

Using current rosters minus the 2019 rookie class, here’s how things would play out, excluding draft-night trades:

1. Arizona Cardinals: QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma — He’s not a sure-thing yet, but he was still the Offensive Player of the Year and is on the right track.

2. San Francisco 49ers: Edge Nick Bosa, Ohio State — The Defensive Rookie of the Year was a dominant force for a Super Bowl defense in 2019.

3. New York Jets: Edge Josh Allen, Kentucky — The 22-year-old made the Pro Bowl with 10.5 sacks in 2019. Quinnen Williams wasn’t close to as effective.

4. Oakland Raiders: LB Devin Bush Jr., Michigan — The 21-year-old was all over the field in a 109-tackle rookie season. It also became obvious Clelin Ferrell was a reach here.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson — As a 16-game starter with the Giants in 2019, Lawrence was a tremendous bright spot on a bad defense.

6. New York Giants: WR A.J. Brown, Mississippi — He went over 1,000 yards with eight touchdowns, and was one of the league’s most potent offensive weapons as a rookie in Tennessee. The Giants can get their quarterback in 2020.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: WR DK Metcalf, Mississippi — The freakish athlete really came on late in his rookie campaign in Seattle, and looks as though he’ll become a star in 2020.

8. Detroit Lions: LB Devin White, LSU — The actual No. 5 overall pick exhibited tremendous range and a strong nose for the ball in a promising rookie season that got better as it wore on in Tampa.

9. Buffalo Bills: DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson — Nothing wrong with Ed Oliver here, but Wilkins showed even more potential as a rookie in Miami.

10. Denver Broncos: WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina — Despite starting just 11 games, Samuel fell just short of 1,000 scrimmage yards while looking like a budding star in San Francisco.

11. Cincinnati Bengals: G Max Scharping, Northern Illinois — This class’s most promising rookie from 2019 would immediately bolster a bad offensive line for presumed top 2020 pick Joe Burrow.

12. Green Bay Packers: WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma — “Hollywood” would be a perfect starting option alongside Davante Adams.

13. Miami Dolphins: RB Miles Sanders, Penn State — The second-round pick accumulated 1,327 yards from scrimmage in Philadelphia. He’d solve all of Miami’s problems in the backfield.

14. Atlanta Falcons: OT Tytus Howard, Alabama State — He was simply better than Kaleb McGary, and Chris Lindstrom now is an injury concern.

15. Washington Redskins: WR Terry McLaurin, Ohio State — Scary Terry went over 900 yards with seven touchdowns as a rookie. They wouldn’t get him in the third round this time. Too many doubts about both Daniel Jones and Dwayne Haskins to go quarterback this early.

16. Carolina Panthers: Edge Brian Burns, Florida State — Burns has yet to become a star, but the Panthers still look like they got this pick right. He flashed significantly when he was healthy as a 21-year-old rookie.

17. New York Giants: DT Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State — Instead of the already-selected Dexter Lawrence. The future is very bright considering how well he performed coming back from a torn ACL in 2019.

18. Minnesota Vikings: C Erik McCoy, Texas A&M — He was a lot better than Garrett Bradbury, who was drafted in the same spot by the same team.

19. Tennessee Titans: DT Ed Oliver, Houston — He has similar upside to Simmons, who in this case went to Carolina.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama — They’d seamlessly replace Javon Hargrave with a dude with a much higher ceiling.

21. Seattle Seahawks: DE Maxx Crosby, Eastern Michigan — He had double-digit sacks as a rookie in Oakland, and the Seahawks appear as though they’ll lose Jadeveon Clowney.

22. Baltimore Ravens: WR Diontae Johnson, Toledo — The third-round pick looked like a potential star last year in Pittsburgh.

23. Houston Texans: OT Andre Dillard, Washington State — With both Howard and Scharping gone, they go with the best offensive lineman available.

24. Oakland Raiders: DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State — He had 7.5 sacks as a rookie and is simply better than Clelin Ferrell, who they took fourth overall.

25. Philadelphia Eagles: RB Josh Jacobs, Alabama — With Sanders gone, you have to pull the trigger on a guy who often looked like a Pro Bowl-caliber back as a rookie.

26. Indianapolis Colts: QB Drew Lock, Missouri — There were signs in 2019 that he could become a franchise quarterback, which is what the Colts are now looking for.

27. Oakland Raiders: RB Devin Singletary, Florida Atlantic — He replaces Jacobs. Both have high ceilings after strong rookie campaigns.

28. Los Angeles Chargers: OL Jonah Williams, Alabama — They could have afforded to wait a year for the two-time first-team All-SEC tackle, who missed all of his rookie season due to a a torn labrum.

29. Seattle Seahawks: WR Mecole Hardman, Georgia — The speedy playmaker replaces Metcalf. He’s not quite as tantalizing, but scored six touchdowns as a rookie in Kansas City.

30. Green Bay Packers: TE Noah Fant, Iowa — Congratulations on Brown and Fant, Aaron Rodgers. The latter really flashed late in 2019.

31. Los Angeles Rams: OT Kaleb McGary, Washington — He actually went in this exact spot to Atlanta. Sure would be nice to have him waiting in the wings right now.

32. New England Patriots: QB Daniel Jones, Duke — The fit is good, especially with Tom Brady gone, and Jones absolutely has the ability to become a franchise quarterback.

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at, Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.