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Answering the biggest 2019 NFL draft Round 1 questions: What are the Giants doing?

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Hockenson: Chemistry with Stafford will come with time (2:01)

New Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson is ready to get to work with Detroit and start learning the playbook. (2:01)

Three teams have new quarterbacks. Just two wide receivers, one running back and one cornerback were drafted on Thursday. Defensive linemen and edge rushers flew off the board. And a pair of Iowa tight ends were taken in the top 20 picks. Round 1 of the 2019 NFL draft had a little bit of everything.

Let's take a look at the biggest lingering questions from the first 32 picks of the draft, including how the five teams with multiple first-round selections fared.


Who were the best picks of the night?

I love the T.J. Hockenson pick. I know Detroit has missed on a couple of first-round tight ends in the past, but Iowa's Hockenson is a special talent. He brings elite athleticism, good speed and enough size to not only give Matthew Stafford a weapon in the passing game but also contribute as a blocker. There just aren't many assets in the Lions' passing game, and Hockenson is an instinctive route-runner with great ball skills.

I also really liked the Bills taking defensive tackle Ed Oliver with the following pick. He has the potential to be a high-end 3-technique. Oliver is disruptive in the middle, posting 53.5 tackles for loss over three seasons at Houston. He legitimately could have been a top-four pick, but Buffalo had some good fortune in the powerful lineman falling into its lap.

As far as value goes, Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown to the Ravens at No. 25 was an excellent pick. He's just an absolute burner, and that Baltimore offense needs some help for Lamar Jackson. He's going to bring some big plays to that team.