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Two-round 2019 NFL mock draft: Dueling pick predictions from Mel Kiper, Todd McShay

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Kiper: Eight QBs could be taken in the first two rounds (0:48)

Mel Kiper Jr. would not be surprised if six to eight quarterbacks are taken in the first two rounds of the NFL draft. (0:48)

The 2019 NFL draft is right around the corner, and we're going two rounds on our next mock draft, with head-to-head pick predictions from Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay.

That means both of our draft experts go 1-64, starting with the Cardinals at No. 1 and ending with the Patriots at No. 64. They aren't making these picks for Round 1 and 2 based on their preferences; they're peering into the future and predicting what they think will happen during the draft.

As a reminder, they're not making any trades, though trades will undoubtedly change the draft when it kicks off April 25. Check out Mel and Todd going through their picks on their SportsCenter Special on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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ROUND 1

1. Arizona Cardinals

Kiper: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Arizona is putting up smokescreens, but I'm not changing here. Murray is a perfect fit for what coach Kliff Kingsbury wants to do.

McShay: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

It has been a month since the combine, and I still can't find anyone close to the situation saying Arizona prefers keeping Josh Rosen over taking Murray here. Remember, though: This is lying season. Murray's explosive athleticism would spark this docile offense.


2. San Francisco 49ers

Kiper: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

The best pass-rusher in this class is a near lock to go in the first two picks. Could a team trade up to No. 2 to try to get him?

McShay: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

If Bosa is still in fact available, expect the Niners to either jump on the elite edge rusher or trade down, a possible scenario now that Dee Ford is in town.

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3. New York Jets

Kiper: Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky

Even after splashing cash in free agency, the Jets have a hole at edge rusher. Allen would help immediately.

McShay: Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky

Watch for the Jets to trade back with a team in search of a quarterback. That's what I'd do here, if possible. If they don't, it's a tougher call, but Allen fits this defense.


4. Oakland Raiders

Kiper: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

Williams is the type of defensive playmaker Jon Gruden loves, and you have to think the Raiders coach would be thrilled if he made it to No. 4.