The draft is often one of the most exciting times in the entire NFL calendar as the top stars of tomorrow make their way into the league. There is a lot of pressure that comes from being marked as an outstanding talent, but more often than not the players are able to live up to the hype. These are the projected top picks for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Nick Bosa – Offensive end
Nick Bosa has been impressing everybody on the football field. He played for Ohio State and his first two years in college were outstanding, but injury struck in his junior year. Bosa had to undergo core muscle surgery which ruled him out for the 2018 season.
He returned to full fitness in time for tryouts and realizing he could make it to the NFL sooner than expected, he chose to forgo his senior year in college. After making a big impression in front of the scouts at the Scouting Combine, Bosa is expected to be one of the first picks art the 2019 draft.
Jonah Williams – Offensive tackle
Alabama Crimson Tide offensive tackle Jonah Williams is going to be a handful when he makes it to the NFL. He stands at 6 ft 5 and weighs 300 lb, making him a one-man wrecking machine. He tried out at the Scouting Combine this year after declaring his junior year to be his last at college. There is enough evidence already to show that Williams is a difference maker and in his three years at college, Alabama made it to the National Championship Game three times.
Quinnen Williams – Defensive tackle
Quinnen Williams redshirted in college, but when he played freshman football for real, he impressed, totaling over 90 tackles in just two seasons. He has declared himself eligible for the draft despite having two years left at college. Williams has unquestionable talent, and despite his relative rookie status as a player, he looks set to dominate the league regardless.
It looks as though the teams with the first picks in the draft are going to be fighting over these players. While they are all taking a risk by ending their college careers early, they seem to have done enough to convince most scouts they are ready for the NFL.