2019 NFL Draft Day 3: 32 Best Players Available Going Into The Fourth Round

2019 NFL Draft Day 3: 32 Best Players Available Going Into The Fourth Round

2019 NFL Draft

2019 NFL Draft Day 3: 32 Best Players Available Going Into The Fourth Round


10. DE Christian Miller, Alabama

It’ll always come back to his lack of big stats. He’s a pass rusher who only came up with 11 sacks at Alabama, but numbers don’t really mean all that much when it comes to Crimson Tide defenders. There’s a whole lot of untapped potential considering he didn’t play all that much and is still improving. The tools are good enough.

Original Projection: Third Round

9. WR Riley Ridley, Georgia

No, he isn’t his brother Calvin, and he doesn’t have the top-end wheels, but he’s a good, tough receiver who’ll block, catch, and be ultra-reliable. Forget about him as a No. 1 guy, but he’ll be a starter for a long time in the league because he’ll do just about everything right.

Original Projection: Third Round

8. CB Amani Oruwariye, Penn State

The problem might be that he doesn’t do any one position at an NFL level. He’s a safety-sized corner with 4.4 speed, but he’s probably going to end up as a safety. Very productive and a good tackler, it seems like teams couldn’t figure out what to do with him.

Original Projection: Third Round

7. S Deonte Thompson, Alabama

Why is he dropping? It has to be the body type without the right look or fit. He was more than good enough to start for Nick Saban, but he’s built like a thin corner. While he won’t bring much in the way of thump, he can get all over the field with the instincts and skills to be every bit as good as the three safeties – Taylor Rapp, Juan Thornhill and Nasir Adderley – who went in the second.

Original Projection: Second Round

6. DT Renell Wren, Arizona State

Slipping way too far, Wren is by far the one part of the defensive tackle wave who should’ve been a part of the top 100, and isn’t. At 6-5 and 318 pounds with great quickness, it’s all there after a little bit of work and fine-tuning.

Original Projection: Second Round

5. CB Julian Love, Notre Dame

Is he still hurting after getting banged up in the College Football Playoff? A whole slew of far, far less-talented corners were taken way, way earlier than he’ll go, and now he’s more than ready to be a nice get way too late. The raw speed might not be there, but he’s physical, and he’ll be a Day One starter at someone’s open corner spot.

Original Projection: Second Round

4. QB Ryan Finley, NC State

Hellllloooooo … New England? Maybe Green Bay? This is the quarterback to now take on Day Three, let him sit for a few years as a reasonably-priced reliable No. 2, and then sleep well at night as a good insurance policy behind a future Hall of Famer. He’s suffering from being in a buyer’s market – no one really needs a quarterback – but yeah, he’s better than Daniel Jones.

Original Projection: Second Round

3. S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida

This has gotten ridiculous. He’s one of the three best safeties in the draft with sub-4.5 speed in a 210-pound compact frame. Is the concern his tweener ability? He could be a physical corner, or a fast safety, and succeed at either spot. He should’ve been an early second rounder, and it’s criminal that he’s still around on Day Three.

Original Projection: Second Round

2. DE/OLB D’Andre Walker, Georgia

This isn’t a total shocker. He’s a true tweener as a combination of outside linebacker and defensive end, but he’s a strong, dangerous pass rusher who’s missing the power. Turn him loose as a third down specialist, and there might be a gem here – there’s no downside to taking a possible statistical superstar right away on Day Three.

Original Projection: Second Round

1. LB Mack Wilson, Alabama

There’s just not enough splash. He’s a massive hitter and a great leader, and he’s strong enough to be an instant quarterback for a defense and be a team’s leading tackler. It’s been a strange draft for linebackers so far, and it’s even more bizarre that he slid on into the third day considering his skill set – he’s actually got the upside to be as good a prospect as Devin Bush.  He’s got to be snapped up instantly.

Original Projection: First Round

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