2019 NFL Combine Top 50 Prospects: From The College Perspective

2019 NFL Combine Top 50 Prospects: From The College Perspective

2019 NFL Draft

2019 NFL Combine Top 50 Prospects: From The College Perspective

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Top 50 draft ranking of the prospects invited to the 2019 NFL Combine.


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Who can play and who can’t? With the 2019 Draft fun getting going at the annual NFL Combine workouts in Indianapolis, the evaluation process cranks up to another level.

This will change several times in several ways throughout the rest of the workout circuit. For now, from the college football perspective, here’s the current ranking of the top 50 pro prospects.

2019 NFL Draft Combine Schedule
Friday, March 1: Kickers, Offensive Linemen, Running Backs
Saturday, March 2: Quarterbacks, Tight Ends, Wide Receivers
Sunday, March 3: Defensive Linemen, Linebackers
Monday, March 4: Defensive Backs

Position Rankings, Draft Projection, Analysis
QB | RB | WR | TE | OT | OG & C
DE | DT | OLB | ILB | S | CB

Projected round drafted in parentheses.

50. OT/OG Kaleb McGary, Washington 6-6, 306 (2)

He’s a bit more rangy than big, but he carries his weight well enough to be more of an athletic blocker than a blaster. While he’s more of a wall-off run blocker, he’s able to get the job done with his power.

49. DE Oshane Ximines, Old Dominion 6-4, 252 (2)

A relentlessly quick pass rusher, he’ll have to find the right role, and then he’ll blow up. He’ll get eaten alive against the run by NFL blockers, but he’s what you want from the outside.

48. S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida 6-0, 207 (2)

He doesn’t have ideal size, but he can really, really move, and he can hit. The GMs are going to fall all over themselves to grab him in the second round.

47. S Amani Hooker, Iowa 6-0, 210 (3)

A far better football player than a workout warrior, Hooker has excellent size with a linebacker’s mentality, and is seemingly always around the ball with the range and smarts to be in the right position.

46. RB Darrell Henderson, Memphis 5-9, 200 (3)

He’s not the biggest runner, and he’s not going to give you a whole lot of power, but he’s a scoring machine who just has it. You don’t average over eight yards per run on 431 carries without knowing a little bit about how to run the ball.

45. RB Devin Singletary, Florida Atlantic 5-9, 200 (2)

Ultra-productive despite being keyed on by everyone, he’s a smooth runner who seems to always find his way into the end zone.

44. QB Drew Lock, Missouri 6-4, 225 (1)

It’s all there. The size, the NFL arm, the experience, and the raw talent to keep on improving. However, he wasn’t nearly accurate enough, he disappeared in too many key moments, and he put up a whole lot of big numbers against a whole lot of mediocre teams.

43. S Nasir Adderley, Delaware 6-0, 200 (3)

Among the most versatile defensive backs in the draft, the small school superstar is built like a safety but he can play a big corner if absolutely needed. More than anything else, he can move.

42. LB Vosean Joseph, Florida 6-1, 226 (2)

Speed, speed and more speed. He’s strictly a weakside linebacker with the tools to blossom into a much steadier playmaker.

41. S Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State 5-11, 207 (3)

A sensational tackler who closed out a strong career with a fabulous senior season, he’s got the size and the build to be steadily terrific against the run.

40. LB/DE Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech 6-2, 262 (2)

At 262 pounds, he’ll line up as a 4-3 end or potentially as an outside linebacker who moves around where needed. He’s solid against the run, but he’s calling card is as the all-time NCAA sack leader.
NOTE: He was disinvited from the Combine after an incident from his freshman year – a simple battery conviction – was discovered.

39. TE Irv Smith, Alabama 6-2, 242 (2)

He’s going to run well, and he’s going to turn into a middle of the field target who comes up with a whole lot of big plays and grows into a deadly playmaker around the goal line.

38. S Taylor Rapp, Washington 6-0, 200 (2)

His ball skills are just okay, but that’s not why you called. He’s better in coverage than his pedestrian numbers might indicate, but he’s not going to run all that well and he’s not going to be seen as a special athlete. Whatever … he’ll hit everything that moves.

37. OG/OT Cody Ford, Oklahoma 6-4, 337 (1)

He’s going to be an emotional tone-setter for a front five, with the leadership and toughness to take over as soon as he gets his feet wet. The motor is always going, and there’s absolutely no questioning his fight to finish a block.

36. RB Josh Jacobs, Alabama (1)

The deep crush in the scouting world, now he has to prove he can handle a workload and not just look great when he’s fresh. Angry, powerful, and with a big-time attitude whenever he got his chance to make something happen, he was able to deliver a big pop while also showing that little extra burst to crank out yards in chunks.

35. RB David Montgomery, Iowa State 5-11, 219 (2)

If you’re going for the three-run home run running back pick, that’s Josh Jacobs. But Montgomery is a feisty baller’s baller who takes a whole lot of pops and keeps on going.

34. LB Devin Bush, Michigan 5-10, 225 (2)

He’s too small, he’s not going to be all that physical against the tougher blockers, and he might end up on the outside, but the guy is a guided missile of a hitter.

33. WR N’Keal Harry, Arizona State 6-2, 228 (2)

One of the tougher receivers in the draft, he doesn’t quite have the right body type, and he’s not going to rock anyone with his speed, but he’s as good a pure receiver as there is this draft.

32. LB Mack Wilson, Alabama 6-2, 238 (2)

What do you want, a fast linebacker? One of the stronger ones? A good attitude guy who’ll find ways to make big things happen? To go to the miserable cliché, he’s the defender who checks all of the boxes.

31. WR Parris Campbell, Ohio State 6-0, 205 (2)

If he’s not the fastest receiver in the draft, he’ll be close enough to matter. Built well and blazing fast, he’s a do-it-all playmaker who just needs to get the ball in his hands and he’ll make something terrific happen.

Position Rankings, Draft Projection, Analysis
QB | RB | WR | TE | OT | OG & C
DE | DT | OLB | ILB | S | CB

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