2019 NFL Draft prospects: Big board of top 100 players

The 2019 NFL Draft is fast approaching, but a lot can change in terms of players’ stocks before it arrives in late April. As teams get closer looks at the top prospects at the NFL Combine in late February and pro day workouts in March, some will rise or fall on draft boards around the league.

For now, here is a look at the best 100 players available in the 2019 NFL Draft regardless of position, and how high each might be selected based on team needs, position scarcity and other factors.

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2019 NFL Draft prospects: Big board of top 100 players

1. NIck Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Bosa, at 6-3, 270 pounds, can be dominant rushing the passer from any spot with great strength, length and smarts. He carries more explosive upside than brother Joey of the Chargers.

2. Josh Allen, OLB/DE, Kentucky

Allen is loaded with moves to get to the quarterback at a sleek 6-4, 258 pounds. He also has the athleticism to help in second-level pass coverage.

3. Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

Williams shot up the draft board as a disruptive interior force for the Crimson Tide. His massive frame (6-4, 295 pounds) suggests Aaron Donald-like potential.

4. Rashan Gary, DT/DE, Michigan

Gary is rising as a high-upside, versatile player. He uses his hands, power and big frame at 6-5, 280 pounds to occupy run-blockers, and he also has some intriguing inside pass-rush ability.

5. Montez Sweat, OLB/DE, Mississippi State

Sweat brings ideal size (6-6, 241 pounds) and relentless productivity as an edge pass-rusher. He fits best in a base 3-4 scheme.

6. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

Metcalf is a classic size-speed prospect at 6-4, 230 pounds who can both stretch the field and use his strength to catch contested balls in traffic and in the red zone.

7. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

Hockenson has the ideal size at 6-5, 243 pounds to do anything and everything at tight end with his hands, physicality, smarts and agility. He can be the next great all-around player at the position.

8. Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

Ferrell’s size at 6-5, 260 pounds provides a good baseline as an outside run-stopper and explosiveness as a pass-rusher.

9. Ed Oliver, DT/DE, Houston

Oliver has slipped only because there’s a question of what position he fits best on the defensive line. He has become more of an end/tackle tweener at 6-1, 274 pounds in many scouts’ eyes rather than a can’t-miss inside pass-rush presence. But he is still a top-five line prospect.

10. Devin White, ILB, LSU

White shows elite athleticism while covering ground against the run and has good enough instincts to be a top intermediate cover man. At 6-0, 240 pounds, he is easily the rangiest defender in the 2019 class.

11. Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Williams carries a long, lean frame at 6-3, 184 pounds with rare speed, quickness and agility for his size. He is not the most physical player, but he is fundamentally sound in coverage, and he uses his length well at the line to break up routes.

12. Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

Taylor offers great agility, smarts and technique to handle most athletic edge-rushers given his size at 6-5, 334 pounds. He has been rising up boards as scouts learn he can be more than just a right tackle.

13. Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Murray has some “it” qualities at quarterback to go along with his Heisman Trophy-winning passing and running. He lacks ideal size at 5-10, 195 pounds and isn’t the pocket prototype, but his playmaking ablity is attractive enough for him to be drafted earlier than his profile suggests.

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14. Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

Haskinks cemented his stock late in the Buckeyes’ 2018 season, when he had some jaw-dropping games with his big arm and downfield accuracy. He has ideal size as a strong pocket passer (6-3, 220 pounds) with the right dose of athleticism.

15. Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

A smart, complete back at 5-10, 216 pounds who runs with good vision and power, Jacobs is equally elusive as an outside runner and receiver.

16. Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

Baker plays bigger than size (5-11, 185 pounds) and can give any team a smart, physical coverage presence.

17. Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

Wilkins brings size at 6-4, 315 pounds, and he is the most versatile of the Tigers’ first round-worthy linemen. He is equally adept at controlling blocks vs. the run and getting to the passer.

18. Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

Dillard is light on feet for his size (6-5, 306 pounds) and carries all the natural pass-protection skills NFL teams love.

19. Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

Williams is a smooth pass protector who also is big enough at 6-5, 301 pounds to pave the way in the running game.

20. Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

Lawrence is a textbook inside run-stuffer with ideal size (6-4, 351 pounds) to both occupy and engulf overmatched blockers.

21. Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

Brown offers plenty of flash as a field-stretching receiver at 5-10, 160 pounds. He has elite vertical speed, plus great quickness going into and coming out of routes.

22. Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan

Bush cleans up against the run with his quickness, and at 5-10, 225 pounds, he has all the attributes teams need in a cover linebacker.

23. Brian Burns, DE/OLB, Florida State

Coming off 15.5 sacks in his final Seminoles season, Burns is a dynamic edge pass-rusher and athlete. At 6-5, 231 pounds, he needs to get a little tougher in order to be used on running downs in the NFL.

24. Cody Ford, G/OT, Oklahoma

Ford is a tough mauler at 6-4, 330 pounds who can open running lanes from right tackle or guard. He is athletic enough to develop as a pass-blocker, too.

25. N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

At 6-4, 216 pounds, Harry is a matchup nightmare through the red zone. He also can be a strong deep threat.

26. Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

What Murray gives up in size (5-11, 170 pounds) and press coverage potential, he makes up for in speed, aggressiveness and ball-hawking skills.

27. Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

Tillery was a beast as a three-technique at Notre Dame. At 6-7, 305 pounds, he matured well with his play and temperament to unleash the best of his inside pass-rush skills. 

28. Jaylon Ferguson, OLB/DE, Louisiana Tech

Carrying some nice pop as a pass-rusher and having been productive in that area,  Ferguson will get on the field first in the NFL as a big (6-5, 269 pounds), natural run-stopper on the edge.

29. Irv Smith, TE, Alabama

Smith is a technically sound run blocker and route runner who has shown some vertical receiving juice to go with compact size (6-3, 243 pounds).

30. Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

Mullen is emerging after an up-and-down 2018 season to stand out with his size (6-1, 194 pounds), speed, length and physicality.

31. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Entering the draft as a four-year starter from Missouri, Lock has the arm to go with his ideal size at 6-4, 225 pounds. He also has the fearlessness and elusiveness NFL teams like in an aggressive passer.

32. Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State

Risner is a technically sound lineman with a mean streak to pair with his physicality. He is being undersold as a pass blocker, but he is already a huge (6-3, 308 pounds) asset in the running game.

33. Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

Like his Iowa teammate Hockenson, Fant is an athletic receiver. But at 6-4, 232 pounds, he needs some work to develop into a reliable in-line blocker.

34. Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State

As a deep threat, Harmon’s size (6-3, 214 pounds) and speed stand out. But he is also a savvy route-runner and a tough, willing blocker.

35. Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

Jones has all-around, pro-tailored skills to go with his ideal size at 6-5, 220 pounds. He also has bonus qualities with his tough physical and mental make-up.

36. Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

Thompson is a rangy playmaker at 6-2, 196 pounds who can clean up everywhere against the pass. He’s solid in run support, too.

37. Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State

Jones is a natural inside pass-rusher who needs some bulking (6-3, 283 pounds) and coaching in order to be used on running downs. But he can develop well in that area.

38. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

At 6-3, 225 pounds, Arcega-Whiteside can both stretch the field as a deep threat and fight to win battles in the red zone.

39. Garrett Bradbury, C, NC State

At 6-3, 306, Bradbury has the smarts, leadership qualiities, agility and strength needed to be a long-term NFL starter at his position.

40. Jachai Polite, OLB/DE, Florida

Although a little undersized at 6-2, 242 pounds, Polite’s speed and athleticism are off the charts. He is a freak who channels some of former Gator Jevon Kearse.

41. Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

Little has the size (6-5, 325), agility and athleticism to suggest great upside as a pass protector, but his technique needs refinement, and he must learn how to better use his strength to his advantage.

42. A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

Brown, at 6-1, 230 pounds, fits the profile as a No. 1 wide receiver in the NFL. He is a strong-handed, reliable route runner who is tough enough to make big plays after the catch, even in traffic.

43. Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

At 6-0, 212 pounds, Rapp plays like an extra linebacker on the field with his work in run support. He also is a capable upfield player vs. the pass, at his best when blitzing and covering a short area.

44. Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

Adderley has a good blend of cornerback coverage traits and physical tackling against the run and after the catch, playing longer and meaner than size at 6-0, 200 pounds.

45. Mack Wilson, ILB, Alabama

Wilson has the size (6-2, 236 pounds), ranginess and toughness against the run to be the next solid inside clean-up man from the Tide.

46. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

At 5-11, 216 pounds, Montgomery has steadily emerged as a strong, all-around feature back prospect. He finishes runs strong and has shown some good hands and wiggle as a receiver.

47. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

Butler has a massive frame for the position at 6-6, 225 pounds. He can dominate going up to get balls in traffic, especially in the red zone.

48. Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

Thornhill has great size (6-0, 210 pounds), smarts and coverage skills. He also cleans up well against the run.

49. Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

Cajuste plays with good power and length at 6-5, 315 pounds as best pure edge run blocker in the class. He needs to become a smoother pass protector in order to be trusted on the left side.

50. Zach Allen, DE, Boston College

At 6-5, 280 pounds, Allen is a big, smart, strong, high-effort player who excels at stopping the run. He has room to grow as a pass-rusher, too.

51. Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
52. Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
53. Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
54. Te’Von Coney, ILB, Notre Dame
55. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
56. Jonathan Abram, S, Mississippi State
57. Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
58. Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
59. Kaleb McGary, T, Washington
60. Kris Boyd, CB, Texas

61. Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
62. Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt
63. Chris Lidstrom, G, Boston College
64. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
65. Gerald Willis III, DT, Miami
66. Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlanta
67. Joe Jackson, DE, Miami
68. T.J. Edwards, OLB, Wisconsin
69. Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis

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70. Khali Hodge, ILB, Buffalo
71. Jacquan Johnson, S, Miami
72. Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State
73. Eiijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia
74. Oshane Ximines, OLB/DE, Old Dominion
75. Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford
76. Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo
77. Dexter Williams, RB, Notre Dame
78. Martez Ivey, G, Florida
79. Charles Omenihu, OLB/DE, Texas
80. Ryan Finley, QB, NC State

81. L.J. Scott, RB, Michigan State
82. Isaiah Buggs, DT, Alabama
83. Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
84. Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M
85. Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky
86. Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
87. De’Andre Walker, OLB/DE, Georgia
88. Amani Hooker, S, Iowa
89. Chase Winovich, DE, Michigan
90. Beau Benzschawel, G, Wisconsin

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91. Greg Gaines, DT, Washington
92. David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
93. Michael Dieter, G, Wisconsin
94. Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
95. Emanuel Hall, WR Missouri
96. Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern
97. Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas
98. Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson
99. Christian Miller DE/OLB, Alabama
100. Andy Isabella, WR, UMass