Full 2019 NFL Mock Draft based on Tennessee Titans interest
By Will Lomas
Round 1, pick 19: Clelin Ferrell EDGE, Clemson
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You can tell that this is a talented EDGE class because routinely people just seem to forget that Ferrell is even in this class. Meanwhile, if he was in the draft last year with this body of work he would have been a top-15 pick and probably would have been a smarter trade candidate for the New Orleans Saints than Marcus Davenport.
Not only has Ferrell been the best player on the most complete defensive line in college for the past few years, but he has gotten better every year. Since he became the starter in 2016 these are his year-by-year stats:
2016: 6 sacks, 12.5 TFLs, 0 FF
2017: 9.5 sacks, 18 TFLs, 2 FF
2018: 11.5 sacks, 20 TFLs, 3 FF
Ferrell is an above average athlete who wins with technique and hand use. He is powerful and dictates the line of scrimmage, but he will make it to 19 because he doesn’t have that elite first step or bend that separates great pass rushers from good ones.
He could be a player that ends up with 6-8 sacks per year that you never have to take off the field. While that doesn’t sound like dominance, is contribution in the run game and the ability to win in one on ones should help Harold Landry have an even better career.