2019 NFL Draft: 32 Best Players Available After First Round

2019 NFL Draft: 32 Best Players Available After First Round

2019 NFL Draft

2019 NFL Draft: 32 Best Players Available After First Round

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Who are the best players still on the board after the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft? 


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1st Round Pick Breakdown & Thoughts

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2019 1st Round Pick Breakdown & Thoughts

32. OT/G/C Dalton Risner, Kansas State

So what is he? He’s versatile enough to play any position on the line, but he’s not really an NFL tackle, he’s probably a starting guard, and he’s going to be a sound starter no matter where he plays. Opinions on him are going to be all over the map on Day Two, but he should be off the board somewhere in the first 15 picks in the second round.

Original Projection: Second Round

31. TE Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M

It’ll be an interesting call to see if it’s Sternberger or San Diego State’s Kahale Warring who’ll become the fourth tight end off the board – assume Alabama’s Irv Smith goes before these two. Sternberger’s lack of NFL wheels and mediocre blocking might just make Warring the guy, but he can stretch the field.

Original Projection: Third Round

30. RB Darrell Henderson, Memphis

There are going to be a whole lot of teams that want to see him slide right on out of the top 50. The best home run hitting back in the draft might not be a next-level workhorse, and he’s not going to block, but who cares as long as he really is able to turn into a poor man’s Alvin Kamara?

Original Projection: Second Round

29. DE Zach Allen, Boston College

It was an ugly first round for true defensive ends. The hybrid edge rushers had their say, but the bigger true ends were all but ignored. The 6-4, 281-pound Allen was always projected to be a second rounder with tweener skills and not any one thing that makes him standout. Get ready for him to start from the moment he gets into a camp, though – in the right scheme.

Original Projection: Second Round

28. CB Rock Ya-Sin, Temple

He was being thrown out there as a first round sleeper – sort of the hipster’s cool corner pick. The raw tools weren’t quite good enough to merit a Thursday pick in this draft, but he can hit and there’s great upside.

Original Projection: Second Round

27. CB Amani Oruwariye, Penn State

A bit of a tweener, the 6-2, 205-pounder is a big corner of a really, really fast safety. He was productive, he’s got 4.4ish speed, and he’s physical. Now someone has to figure out what to do with him.

Original Projection: Third Round

26. DE Austin Bryant, Clemson

Three of the Clemson defensive linemen went early, but the fourth guy might have to wait a little bit. Bryant is good on his own – and he’ll show that once he gets the chance – with a great motor and fantastic quickness. He might even fall to Saturday, but he’ll be a strong part of a 3-4 rotation.

Original Projection: Third Round

25. CB Trayvon Mullen, Clemson

He’s a first round talent who just so happened to be a part of a draft class loaded with above-average corner prospects. Unlike most of the slowish, big corners in this draft, Mullen has good size and can fly. He won’t hit, and he’s a bit lanky, but he’s a value starter good enough to go in the top 50.

Original Projection: Second Round

24. CB Byron Murphy, Washington

Corners just didn’t go in the first round. He would’ve been a nice fit for the Giants with the 30th pick, but Georgia’s Deandre Baker went instead. He’s not all that huge, and he’s not all that fast, but he’s a smart baller who makes a whole lot of big plays. He’s a Day Two prospect, though, and he should go early.

Original Projection: Second Round

23. S Deonte Thompson, Alabama

The guy can play – he was a starting safety for Nick Saban – but he doesn’t quite have the right look or body type. He’s built more like a thin corner than a good-hitting safety, but he needs to fill a specific type of ball-hawking. The second round is right for him.

Original Projection: Second Round

22. TE Irv Smith, Alabama

He was always going to go after the Iowa guys. Smith is built like a fullback, and he can block like one, too, to go along with his good receiving skills. The only thing missing is their body type and their wide receiver-like talent in a tight end’s body. Someone will be ecstatic at the value when Smith slides into a second round spot.

Original Projection: Second Round

21. DT Renell Wren, Arizona State

Not one of the stars in an all-time-amazing class of defensive tackles, there’s a shot Wren becomes the biggest sleeper-good value pick of the bunch. He’s 6-5, 318, and can really, really move. He needs technique work, and he’s hardly a sure-thing, but harness all he can bring and there’s a special upside.

Original Projection: Second Round

20. S Nasir Adderley, Delaware

It’s the common theme in this draft – there were too many good defensive backs. Adderley proved throughout all the workouts that he’s an NFL starter, but throughout the process he was always projected to be a second rounder. There’s work to do, but all the skills are there to be great.

Original Projection: Second Round

19. WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

A lower-end Hollywood Brown, he’s a quicker-than-fast return man and jack-of-all-trades playmaker. A true baller, he doesn’t fit a type, and he’s no one’s No. 1 receiver, but he’s a great puzzle piece who should slide into the draft late in the second.

Original Projection: Second Round

18. C/G Erik McCoy, Texas A&M

One of the most intriguing Day Two prospects, the athletic blocker with good speed can fit anywhere as a center or a guard. He’s likely a center, and he’s not quite as bulky as some might like, but some coach will want him as a puzzle piece, and then figure it out in camp. He’s ultra-safe and will be ultra-productive.

Original Projection: Second Round

17. CB Julian Love, Notre Dame

The issue is the lack of raw NFL speed, but he’s a tough guy against the run and he made a whole lot of plays for the Irish. The cancer might be that he’ll have a hard time holding up with his physical style, but he’s a sound starting NFL corner right out of the box.

Original Projection: Second Round

16. OT Greg Little, Ole Miss

No, he’s not a bulldozing power blocker for the run, but whatever – he’s an NFL pass-blocking left tackle who fell into the second day. He’s got the look, the frame, and the skills, and now he’ll be a must have after a few reaches – like Tytus Howard to Houston and Kaleb McGary to Atlanta – in the first round.

Original Projection: Second Round

15. DT Dre’mont Jones, Ohio State

Quinnen Williams, Dexter Lawrence, Christian Wilkins, Ed Oliver, Jefferey Simmons. Those were the five star defensive tackles, and Jones falls just outside of that group. The raw bulk isn’t there, but he’s quick, and he can grow into a good-value interior pass rusher.

Original Projection: Second Round

14. QB Ryan Finley, NC State

This will be one of the more interesting Day Two calls. No one actually needs him, but he’s one of the most ready-made quarterbacks in the draft and can step in just about anywhere. However, he might be more for a Green Bay or a New England as a guy who’ll wait his turn before rocking when ready.

Original Projection: Second Round

13. WR AJ Brown, Ole Miss

Going into the draft process this offseason, he was a first round talent who answered the concerns about his speed and his skills. He might be a big stocky and he’s not a blazer, but he’ll be someone’s No. 1 target after going in the second round.

Original Projection: Second Round

12. S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida

What’s missing? He’s big, explosive, has 4.5 speed, and he can pop against the run. There’s no issue here – he just wasn’t one of the 32 best prospects in this draft. Some scout out there is going crazy knowing this versatile starter is still on the board.

Original Projection: Second Round

11. DE/OLB D’Andre Walker, Georgia

More of a true outside linebacker than a defensive end, he’s a good playmaker behind the line who’ll likely be a specialist – but a productive one. There’s a bit too much tweener to his style and game, and he might just slide right into Day Three, but anyone with a little vision will see the upside and potential to be a statistical star.

Original Projection: Second Round

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