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Mel Kiper's Round 1 winners, head-scratching picks from the 2019 NFL draft

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There was no surprise at the very top of Round 1 of the 2019 NFL draft, and then Jon Gruden came along and messed up my final mock draft, reaching for an edge rusher at No. 4 overall. After that, we saw several trades that shook up the order, and the Giants ended up with three first-round picks.

Here are the picks (and trades) I liked and didn't like from the first round. If you don't see your team here, remember, I'm going to break down all 32 teams in my post-draft grades on Saturday night. Check out the best available prospects as we head into Round 2 on Friday, as coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ESPN App.


Winners from Round 1

Washington Redskins

The picks: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (No. 15); Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State (No. 26)

The board fell perfectly for the Redskins at No. 15. There have been rumblings that they wanted to trade up to get Haskins -- maybe even as high as the top five -- but he fell right into their lap in the middle of Round 1. With Alex Smith's future uncertain, Washington had to get its quarterback of the future in this draft.

Haskins is the most accurate passer in this class, and he's a natural touch thrower. He's going to sit in the pocket and drop dimes. He's raw -- he started only one season at Ohio State -- but he could be a star, and he was No. 7 overall on my board. Now we're going to get Haskins and the Redskins vs. Daniel Jones and the Giants in the NFC East for years to come. And can you believe Haskins is the first Big Ten quarterback to be drafted in the first round since Kerry Collins in 1995?

Washington then traded back into the first round, surrendering the No. 46 pick and a second-round pick in 2020, to get Sweat, one of the best pass-rushers in this class. He was ranked No. 12 on my board. Though I don't always love these kinds of trades, this isn't too much to give up for a prospect like Sweat. I like what Washington did on Day 1.

Arizona Cardinals

The pick: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma (No. 1)

Kliff Kingsbury got his guy. It's as simple as that. This is about the Cardinals giving their coach the best chance to succeed right out of the gate.

I had a high grade on Josh Rosen last year, and I believe in his talent. But if you're going to hire Kingsbury, you need to get a quarterback -- and leader -- who fits what you want to do. That's Murray, one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks I have ever scouted. Yes, he's 5-foot-10, but I don't care. This is 2019, and almost every offense is geared toward the spread (though the Cards' offensive line is still not great). Murray can make every throw, and he's going to make a few defenders miss on runs this season.

Meanwhile, GM Steve Keim needs to get something in a trade for Rosen. I'm interested to see what happens next.