Serritella: 2019 NFL Draft Final Top 100

"What makes the 2019 NFL Draft unique is the talented pool of players who will be available during the middle rounds."

The 2019 NFL Draft will be remembered for a historic defensive line class, with the likes of blue chip prospects such as Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, along with defensive tackles Quinnen Williams of Alabama and Ed Oliver of Houston. In fact, it’s rare to see such depth at both positions but especially at edge rusher, where 16 players made the top 100. It’s also a strong year on the perimeter as 16 cornerbacks and 15 wide outs also made the cut, two positions that have been somewhat overshadowed due to the dominating presence of the men up front on defense. Those three positions are projected to make up nearly 50% of the first three rounds. So where will the other positions of strength emerge from?

Every NFL team will tell you that they can use an upgrade on the offensive line, the overall play around the league has dipped at the position due to the influx of spread/up-tempo offenses across the college landscape and lack of coaching the fundamentals. In all, 16 offensive linemen have been ranked inside the top 100, including seven offensive tackles. While just six safeties made the initial 100, this position offers a lot of versatility and variety. Expect a run on safeties somewhere in the middle rounds and don’t be surprised to see safeties dominate day three early of the draft early and often.

At quarterback, Oklahoma mini-sharpshooter Kyle Murray has stolen most of the hype leading up to Nashville, where he is expected to be announced as the number one overall selection by the Arizona Cardinals. That pick should start a ripple effect on quarterback musical chairs that could see Josh Rosen switch teams. The New York Giants (No.6), Denver Broncos (No.10), Cincinnati Bengals (No.11), Miami Dolphins (No.13) and Washington Redskins (No.15) have all been rumored to be interested in obtaining a new franchise quarterback. How the dominoes fall remains to be seen but Ohio State one-year super wonder Dwayne Haskins, Missouri four-year starter Drew Lock and David Cutcliffe disciple Daniel Jones out of Duke are all expected to be in the first round mix. Other signal-callers worth keeping an eye on are Will Grier of West Virginia, Jarrett Stidham of Auburn and Tyree Jackson of Buffalo who remains extremely raw but also possesses the greatest ceiling and strongest arm of any gunslinger in this year’s class.

Get ready for the next generation of playmakers, as there are several exciting prospects at the skill positions. Iowa is expected to make history with both T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant projected to be taken in round one, the first time in NFL history that two teammates from the same school would be selected in the first round at tight end. Two others expected to make their mark at the next level include Irv Smith Jr. of Alabama who profiles as a Jordan Reed type and Trevon Wesco, the 270-pound monster truck who exploded onto the NFL radar as a senior after being a relatively unknown entering the year.

It has been challenging for NFL teams to project how wide receivers translate to the NFL, as we have seen numerous first round busts over the past decade. This year’s class is no different. The biggest deep threat in this year’s crop remains Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, cousin of Antonio Brown (Raiders) and a DeSean Jackson (Eagles) clone. Then you have the big-bodied mismatches such as N’Keal Harry of Arizona State, Hakeem Butler of Iowa State and Kelvin Harmon of North Carolina State. If it’s route runners you’re seeking, search no further than Deebo Samuel of South Carolina and Riley Ridley of Georgia. Speedsters such as Ohio State burner Parris Campbell and UMass track star Andy Isabella are also expected to hear their names called early. Lastly but certainly not least, teammates A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf of Mississippi bring the same kind of star power as Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry had coming out of LSU. The talented tandem could potentially both be first round bound.

What makes the 2019 NFL Draft unique is the talented pool of players who will be available during the middle rounds of the draft. There are approximately 20 solidified first round prospects, after that, it’s anyone’s guess. The group of players ranked in the 20-to-80 range differ vastly on big boards around the league, which will make for plenty of intrigue on day two. Stories will be told, trades will unfold but the draft never gets old!

*If you would like to dive deeper into the 2019 NFL Draft be sure to grab our draft guide, HERE!

  1. NICK BOSA – DE – Ohio State

  2. QUINNEN WILLIAMS—DT—Alabama

  3. ED OLIVER—DT—Houston

  4. BRIAN BURNS—DE—Florida State

  5. DWAYNE HASKINS—QB—Ohio State

  6. TJ HOCKENSON—TE—Iowa

  7. DEVIN WHITE – ILB – LSU

  8. KYLER MURRAY—QB—Oklahoma

  9. MONTEZ SWEAT—DE—Mississippi State

  10. JOSH ALLEN—OLB—Kentucky

  11. MARQUISE BROWN—WR—Oklahoma

  12. JONAH WILLIAMS—OT—Alabama

  13. ANDRE DILLARD—OT—Washington State

  14. JEFFERY SIMMONS—DT—Mississippi State

  15. DEVIN BUSH—ILB—Michigan

  16. CHRISTIAN WILKINS—DT—Clemson

  17. RASHAN GARY—DE—Michigan

  18. CHRIS LINDSTROM—OG—Boston College

  19. NOAH FANT—TE—Iowa

  20. A.J. BROWN—WR—Mississippi

  21. DREW LOCK—QB—Missouri

  22. GREEDY WILLIAMS—CB—LSU

  23. DEXTER LAWRENCE—DT—Clemson

  24. JAWAAN TAYLOR—OT—Florida

  25. DK METCALF—WR—Mississippi

  26. JERRY TILLERY—DT—Notre Dame

  27. ROCK YA-SIN—CB—Temple

  28. DEIONTE THOMPSON—FS—Alabama

  29. N’KEAL HARRY, WR, Arizona State

  30. HAKEEM BUTLER—WR—Iowa State

  31. BYRON MURPHY—CB—Washington

  32. CODY FORD—OG—Oklahoma

  33. CLELIN FERRELL—DE—Clemson

  34. GARRETT BRADBURY—C—NC State

  35. L.J. COLLIER—DE—TCU

  36. JULIAN LOVE—CB—Notre Dame

  37. JUAN THORNHILL—SS—Virginia

  38. DEEBO SAMUEL—WR—South Carolina

  39. DEANDRE BAKER—CB—Georgia

  40. DANIEL JONES—QB—Duke

  41. DARNELL SAVAGE—SS—Maryland

  42. GREG LITTLE—OT—Mississippi

  43. KELVIN HARMON—WR—NC State

  44. TRAYVON MULLEN—CB—Clemson

  45. MACK WILSON—ILB—Alabama

  46. JOHNATHAN ABRAM—FS—Mississippi State

  47. JAYLON FERGUSON—DE—Louisiana Tech

  48. DAMIEN HARRIS—RB—Alabama

  49. JOSH JACOBS—RB—Alabama

  50. LONNIE JOHNSON—CB—Kentucky

  51. ERIK MCCOY—C—Texas A&M

  52. JALEN HURD—WR—Baylor

  53. JOEJUAN WILLIAMS—CB—Vanderbilt

  54. IRV SMITH—TE—Alabama

  55. TAYLOR RAPP—SS—Washington

  56. TERRY MCLAURIN—WR—Ohio State

  57. PARRIS CAMPBELL—WR—Ohio State

  58. CHAUNCEY GARDNER-JOHNSON—FS—Florida

  59. ELGTON JENKINS—C`—Mississippi State

  60. NASIR ADDERLEY—FS—Delaware

  61. DAWSON KNOX—TE—Mississippi

  62. TRYSTEN HILL—DT—UCF

  63. CONNOR MCGOVERN—OG—Penn State

  64. WLL GRIER—QB—West Virginia

  65. VOSEAN JOSEPH—ILB—Florida

  66. DALTON RISNER—C—Kansas State

  67. MILES SANDERS—RB—Penn State

  68. ZACH ALLEN—DE—Boston College

  69. KALEB MCGARY—OT—Washington

  70. RILEY RIDLEY—WR—Georgia

  71. TYTUS HOWARD—OT—Alabama State

  72. MILES BOYKIN—WR—Notre Dame

  73. JACHAI POLITE—DE—Florida

  74. JUSTIN LAYNE—CB—Michigan State

  75. CHUMA EDOGA—OT—USC

  76. DRE’MONT JONES—DT—Ohio State

  77. EMMANUEL HALL—WR—Missouri

  78. DEANDRE WALKER—OLB—Georgia

  79. DAVID LONG—CB—Michigan

  80. JOE JACKSON—DE-Miami

  81. COREY BALLENTINE—CB—Washburn

  82. SEAN BUNTING—CB—Central Michigan

  83. OSHANE XIMINES—DE—Old Dominion

  84. JACE STERNBERGER—TE—Texas A&M

  85. GERMAINE PRATT—ILB—North Carolina State

  86. ANTHONY NELSON—DE—Iowa

  87. MICHAEL JORDAN—OG—Ohio State

  88. BEN BANOGU—DE—TCU

  89. ISAIAH JOHNSON—CB—Houston

  90. TREVON WESCO—TE—West Virginia

  91. JARRETT STIDHAM—QB—Auburn

  92. AMANI ORUNWARIYE—CB—Penn State

  93. CHARLES OMENIHU—DE—Texas

  94. MECOLE HARDMAN—WR—Georgia

  95. JAMEL DEAN—CB—Auburn

  96. DAVID MONTGOMERY—RB—Iowa State

  97. SIONE TAKITAKI—LB—BYU

  98. ANDY ISABELLA—WR—UMass

  99. NATE DAVIS—OG—Charlotte

100.KHALEN SAUNDERS—DT—Western Illinois

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