NFL Draft: Top 100
Who is the best available, and why
My favorite and most painstaking part of the draft process. Mock Drafts are fun (Here’s my Mock Draft 2.0) but don’t tell the full story. This is the real deal, this is how I rank the best 100 prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft.
- Devin White LB LSU
He’s a complete player. Former high school running back turned linebacker who has an insane motor and a sure tackler. The sky is the ceiling for Devin White.
- Quinnen Williams DT Alabama
One-year starter, ridiculous power, and very refined in terms of technique. Stud.
- Josh Allen DE Kentucky
Never missed a game in four years at Kentucky and incredible flexibility, no one flew higher up my board than Josh Allen this year.
- Nick Bosa DE Ohio St.
He may not be a naturally gifted athlete, but this kid can play football and rush the passer. He will be just fine in the NFL.
- Christian Wilkins DT Clemson
Add Wilkins to the list of incredible defensive linemen in this class. Natural leader on the field and dependable as they come. He’s got all the goods to be productive at the next level.
- Montez Sweat DE Miss. St.
More of an athlete now than a football player but he’s a beautiful piece of clay that needs molding. Could become the best pass rusher in this class.
- Greedy Williams CB LSU
I have no idea why Greedy has been sliding down draft boards. He’s tall, big wingspan, elite quickness, rarely makes a mistake, and the best man to man corner in this class. He could be Darrelle Revis.
- Andre Dillard OL Washington St.
Dillard is mt favorite tackle in this class. He’s great in the pass game, needs work protecting the run but that’s more of a scheme issue.
- Jonah Williams OT Alabama
No sacks given up in 2018, in the SEC. He’s pretty darn good.
- Nasir Adderley S Delaware
Hurt his hamstring during his pro day, but he’s a kid I am all in on. Former corner early on, converted to safety and he has been productive since the move. I like his instincts and motor.
- Ed Oliver DT Houston
Productive three-year player last year would have been top five for me. It speaks to the depth at DL in this class.
- Jawaan Taylor OL Florida
Another guy with a hamstring issue but looked healthier at this pro day. Very raw but high ceiling at the next level.
- Byron Murphy CB Washington
Ran a slow 40 but the tape is good. His instincts will shine at the next level.
- Brain Burns DE Florida St.
Another raw prospect with all the athletic ability you could ask for. Maybe the best first step of any pass rusher in the class.
- Noah Fant TE Iowa
He can’t block. Who cares? Throw him the ball.
- Deandre Baker CB Georgia
No touchdowns given up in coverage over the last two years. I can’t believe some experts are so low on this kid. Smart corner.
- Devin Bush LB Michigan
The scheme needs to fit this very gifted linebacker for his ability to shine. Very fast and has elite closing speed.
- Irv Smith Jr. TE Alabama
Alabama didn’t get this kid the ball enough. Could very easily become the best TE in the class.
- Rock Ya-Sin CB Temple
One-year guy at Temple but his size and quickness should translate to the NFL. He’s a raw prospect but he’s got great ball instincts.
- TJ Hockenson TE Iowa
He can block and has above average hands as well. Low floor, he’ll translate. Lower ceiling than other tight ends in the class, in my opinion.
- Rashan Gary DE Michigan
I’m lower than Gary in some but I do love his motor. He may not be the most gifted, but he never takes a play off. Motor always translates.
- Sean Bunting CB Central Michigan
Needs to be more physical but watch him in man to man and tell me this kid doesn’t have the goods.
- Dre’Mont Jones DL Ohio St.
Big time production last season and I think that is a sign of things to come. He’s becoming a more well-rounded player and his best days are still ahead of him.
- Garrett Bradbury C NC St.
Love his game. Incredible balance.
- Cody Ford OL Oklahoma
He’s played all over the offensive line and has played them all well. The best mobility of any of the offensive linemen in the class.
- Daniel Jones QB Duke
Did anybody have worse receiver play than Daniel Jones? He sometimes makes the risky throw but he has the best eyes of the class in terms of reading the field.
- Jaylon Ferguson DE LA Tech
All this kid does is produce when on a football field. Pass rushing machine
- Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
Love his toughness but I think he’s a low risk, low reward prospect. He will produce day one but he doesn’t have as much room to grow as other pass rushers in this class.
- Dexter Lawrence DL Clemson
Off the field questions linger but you can’t argue with his agility and playmaking ability.
- Johnathan Abram S Miss St.
Kind of a wild card but he’s the most physical guy on the defensive side of the football in this class. 99 tackles last year shows what he can do.
- Jerry Tillery DL Notre Dame
This ranking is all potential. If he can be coachable at the next level and become more consistent. We could be looking at a perennial pro bowler.
- Marquise Brown WR Oklahoma
This WR class is thin in terms of top tier talent. I like Brown’s route running and ability to take the top off the defense.
- Dalton RIsner OL Kansas St.
Super consistent kid, able to play anywhere on the offensive line. Plug and play day one NFL offensive lineman.
- Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma
Rare athlete with a plus arm but doesn’t diagnose coverages quick enough yet for the next level.
- Kaleb McGary OL Washington
Love him as a guard at the next level. Just plays real nasty, love his game.
- DK Metcalf WR Ole Miss
Super physical and has deceptive speed. Have to wonder why he didn’t get the ball more.
- Anthony Johnson WR Buffalo
I’m way higher on this kid than most. I love how he plays above the rim and I think whoever snags him is getting a diamond in the rough.
- David Montgomery RB Iowa St.
Montgomery is the RB in this class for me. He has elite vision, patience, toughness, and the best hands of any back in this class.
- Deionte Thompson S Alabama
Love his coverage skills for the position and he attacks the run well from the safety spot.
- Juan Thornhill S Virginia
Needs to become more technical in the way he tackles but he plays with great ball skills and instincts.
- Tyree Jackson QB Buffalo
A poor man’s Cam Newton. I’m very high on high.
- Greg Little OL Ole Miss.
This another guy who has yet to live up to his potential. If he can be coachable he could become a high end RT in the NFL.
- Josh Jacobs RB Alabama
I’m not as high as many on Jacobs but there is no doubt he will be a productive pass catching back and change of pace guy in the league.
- Taylor Rapp S Washington
Talk about a high motor and instincts Taylor Rapp is a baller. Super productive as well.
- Parris Campbell WR Ohio St.
Could become an elite slot corner, already an elite punt returner. Very reminiscent of Ted Ginn Jr.
- Erik McCoy C Texas A&M
Can also play guard and has played against the best college football has to offer. Super consistent.
- Julian Love CB Notre Dame
Elite ball skills and man to man corner. Could become one of the best corners in this class.
- N’Keal Harry WR Arizona St.
Doesn’t get separation nearly enough for me but he competes for every ball.
- Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio St.
I’m not as sold on Haskins as many other are. I still think he can be a very good backup, not sure he’s a franchise guy.
- Devin Singletary RB FAU
I love how Singletary competes and works through contact. Will need some refining but I see a bright future for him in the NFL.
- Darnell Savage Jr. S Maryland
Not the ideal size but he covers the field very well and the skills to be a stud at the next level.
- Riley Ridley WR Georgia
Above average route runner who competes for every ball. Would love to see what he could do in a more pass happy offense.
- Justin Layne CB Michigan St.
Former WR in high school. Great at mirroring routes. Needs polishing but could be very productive in the NFL.
- Zach Allen DE Boston College
Super productive college player, crazy motor, needs to work on his pass rush ability.
- Darrell Henderson RB Memphis
Produced big numbers at Memphis. Not a tackle breaker but gets a ton of yards before contact.
- Jamal Dean CB Auburn
I know he has knee issues, but I love this kid’s game.
- Andy Isabella WR UMass
Could be the best slot receiver in this class. Good hands, good route runner, I love his game.
- AJ Brown WR Ole Miss
Most polarizing wide out in this class. I like him, he’ll be a good slot receiver, I just don’t like him as much as some.
- Chris Lindstrom G Boston College
Could play center, I think that is where his athleticism could be best utilized. If not, he’ll make a more than serviceable and reliable guard.
- Deebo Samuel WR South Carolina
I love his versatility. Just have to wonder about those hamstrings.
- D’Andre Walker OLB Georgia
He can wreak havoc on all levels of the field. Intense motor and leader. Big fan of this kid.
- Tytus Howard OT Alabama St.
Former tight end who made a name for himself in the Auburn game. I could see him flying boards come draft night.
- Trayvon Mullen CB Clemson
Big corner with top level speed. Very raw but he is a diamond in the rough waiting to emerge as a top corner.
- Mack Wilson LB Alabama
See tape of the 2019 National Title Game, kid is a freak.
- Jace Sternberger TE Texas A&M
Once again, he can’t block but who cares? Incredible YAC and big-time playmaker at the TE position.
- Jahlani Tavai LB Hawaii
Super productive over his collegiate career. Love the energy he brings to the game. Sure tackler as well.
- Miles Boykin WR Notre Dame
Ton of potential and upside. Needs to refine his route running and up that production to match his potential.
- Oshane Ximines DE Old Dominion
Day one sub package pass rusher. Could develop into a pro bowler with a little seasoning.
- Jachai Polite OLB Florida
Awful combine saw him slide down draft boards. The tape says different and I rely on what I see on the field. This kid can flat out play football.
- Trysten Hill DT UCF
Great athlete with some character questions. Would have loved to be fly on the wall during his team interviews.
- Connor McGovern C Penn St.
Not sure where he’ll play, center or guard. Not even sure where I prefer him. He will be fine at either.
- Kahale Warring TE San Diego St.
Super raw kid who played a ton of sports in high school with only one year of high school football. Project but could pan out very well.
- Amani Hooker S Iowa
Great instincts and awareness. I think the sky is the limit. Just needs the right team and patience for him to get there.
- Chase Winovich DE Michigan
Nasty dude who plays with an edge. Not the most athletic but motor is never a worry with this kid.
- Elgton Jenkins C Miss. St.
Played all over the line but center is where he’ll make his money.
- Chauncey Gardner-Johnson S Florida
Some pretty sketchy footwork but his athleticism make sup for it at times. Great on special teams. Versatility will help his stock.
- J. Collier DE TCU
One-year starter. Will need time to develop. His first step isn’t great but he’s coachable. Could flourish at the next level.
- Foster Moreau TE LSU
Not as athletic as some but he can block at every level and has above average hands. I think in the right system he could be very dangerous.
- Hakeem Butler WR Iowa St.
Big receiver who gets separation from corners. My biggest concern are the drops. He has everything else.
- Jarrett Stidham QB Auburn
Once upon a time he was my QB1. I still think he could be a very good NFL starter. Needs to get more confident in the pocket. Great arm needs more consistency.
- Will Grier QB WVU
Superb pre snap understanding of the defense. Down field accuracy leaves some to be desired. In the right situation, he could grow into an NFL starter.
- Nick Brossette RB LSU
Sat behind Fournette and Guice but once he got his chance, he made the most of it. Like his vision and patience. He’s a kid to watch at the next level.
- Miles Sanders RB Penn St.
Waited behind Saqoun Barkley and took his chances very well this past season. Can catch the ball out of the backfield as well.
- Terry Beckner Jr. Missouri
Great burst and sheds blocks well. Motor sometimes a concern. Love his potential.
- Bryce Love RB Stanford
This kid has fallen really far over the last 12 months. Could make us all look silly when he gets to the next level.
- Elijah Holyfield RB Georgia
Doesn’t have the top end speed you usually look for. Great between the tackles runner. Very patient runner as well when he’s at his best.
- Ryan Finley QB NC St.
Anticipation thrower whose accuracy has improved every year. Needs to produce more in the red zone to take that next step.
- Drew Lock QB Missouri
Accuracy issues have plagued this kid from the beginning. He’ll be drafted way too early and not be given nearly the time he will need to develop into a more polished passer.
- Gerald Willis III DT Miami
Quick first step and sometimes looks unblockable. Major off the field issues put him this low on my board.
- Kelvin Harmon WR NC St.
Refined route runner with very good hands. Didn’t post a great 40 time but the tape shows fluidity in and out of his routes. Very high ceiling.
- Yodny Cajuste OL WVU
Could become a very good left tackle with a little more added quickness to his game.
- Amani Oruwariye CB Penn St.
He was on my radar going into the senior bowl and he underwhelmed during his time there. A better combine and decent tape keeps him in the top 100.
- Damien Harris RB Alabama
Between the tackles runner who was pretty darn productive during his time at Alabama
- David Long CB Michigan
Press, man to man corner who plays with a chip on his shoulder. Love his motor and swagger.
- Lonnie Johnson Jr CB Kentucky
Not enough of turning the ball over keeps Johnson Jr. below other corners on this list. In terms of measurables, they don’t get much better than this kid.
- Nate Davis OG North Carolina-Charlotte
Mean kid who never takes a play off. Might be the best mover at the guard position in this class.
- JJ Arcega-Whiteside WR Stanford
Comes from an athletic family and averaged 16.4 yards per catch at Stanford. Great red zone target as well.
- Kendall Sheffield CB Ohio St.
Elite speed, for sure. This is all potential right here. Could be incredible at the next level.
- Dru Samia G Oklahoma
Played right tackle and right guard at OU.
- Cole Tracy K LSU
Had to put a kicker on here and is there a better story than LSU’s Cole Tracy. Stud with plenty of leg and accuracy.