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Todd McShay's top five 2019 NFL draft needs for all 32 teams

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Every team will of course have its own draft board when it enters the war room on April 25 for the 2019 NFL draft. But marrying rankings and scheme fit with team-specific areas of need will be key to acing the draft.

Let's take a closer look at the five biggest draft needs (in order) for all 32 teams.

Note: Statistics provided throughout from Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN Stats & Information.


AFC EAST

Buffalo Bills

Top draft needs: DT, EDGE, TE, G, CB

The Bills have their quarterback in Josh Allen, but considering Shaq Lawson is the only player drafted by Buffalo before 2017 still on the roster, there are a lot of areas of need here. With Kyle Williams gone, the defensive tackle position opens up -- Houston's Ed Oliver could fit perfectly -- and Jerry Hughes isn't getting any younger off the edge. The Bills managed only 36 sacks in 2018. And after Charles Clay signed with Arizona, Buffalo will want a complement to Tyler Kroft at tight end.

Miami Dolphins

Top draft needs: QB, G, OT, C, EDGE

The Dolphins need everything, starting with quarterback. Yet because they don't pick until No. 13, there's a shot the Dolphins either draft a QB on Day 2 or wait until 2020 to address the position -- or both. Miami will be looking to rebuild its offensive and defensive lines almost entirely and then potentially tack on some cornerback depth. It all depends on how GM Chris Grier wants to go about this rebuild.

New England Patriots

Top draft needs: TE, WR, DT, EDGE, QB

Could New England go wide receiver, perhaps in the slot, in the first round for the first time since snagging Terry Glenn in 1996? Will the Patriots find a Rob Gronkowski replacement? Who will be the heir apparent to Tom Brady? And can Bill Belichick do what he's done so many years in the past and replenish the defense after losing Trey Flowers and Malcolm Brown to free agency? Lots of questions for the defending champs.

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New York Jets

Top draft needs: EDGE, G, C, TE, CB

If the Jets take an offensive lineman in the first two rounds, it'd be just the second time since 2007. But it's a real possibility considering the lack of depth and the departure of James Carpenter. And Gang Green will also target some pass rushing off the edge after dropping the QB just 39 times in 2018. Trading back from No. 3 overall might be a move for the Jets to wrangle some more picks.


AFC NORTH

Baltimore Ravens

Top draft needs: EDGE, ILB, WR, G, RB

The Ravens' offense pivoted last season once Lamar Jackson took the reins. He averaged 17 rushing attempts per game, and per Elias, no other QB has averaged even 12 per outing since 1970. Even still, Baltimore needs to get him some weapons, including some impact wide receivers and a running back complement to Mark Ingram. But let's not forget the defensive front seven also lost Za'Darius Smith, C.J. Mosley and Terrell Suggs during the offseason.

Cincinnati Bengals

Top draft needs: OT, LB, QB, TE, G