2019 Draft: Best Players Available after Round One
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Following are the best available players remaining in the 2019 NFL Draft according to composite rankings from Field Level Media:
(Overall rank, position rank, Player (*=underclassman), position, school, comments)
11, 1, Andraez "Greedy" Williams, CB, LSU, Teases with exceptional height, fluidity & ballskills, but cover-corner mentality in run support is troubling.
15, 1, D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi, Calvin Johnson-like size/speed. Grandfather, father, uncle played in NFL. Missed 15/36 games to injuries.
16, 2, Byron Murphy, CB, Washington, Lacks top-notch speed but buttery smooth hip turn, instincts and physicality for position. Ideal zone CB.
18, 1, Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware, Dominant small schooler who stood out at Sr. Bowl. Classic FS with range, ballskills and reliable tackling.
20, 2, Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida, Earth-mover with the mass, power to spark an immediate upgrade in running game. Solid in pass pro too.
26, 3, Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama, Exciting size, range and ballskills but struggled in playoffs. Inability (or unwillingness) to work out since.
29, 1, Cody Ford, OG, Oklahoma, Built like an OG but with the feet and length (34") of an OT. Experienced at both for nation's top OL.
31, 3, Drew Lock, QB, Missouri, Broke SEC record for most passing TDs as a junior and opted to return. Plus arm, accuracy. Gets rattled.
33, 4, Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State, Blue-collar blocker who starred wherever KSU needed him. Impressive reps vs. Montez Sweat at Sr. Bowl.
34, 4, Amani Hooker, S, Iowa, Third consecutive Big Ten DB of the year for Iowa. Smart, agile and a slashing hitter. Proven at nickel too.
35, 5, Anthony Nelson, DE, Iowa, Overshadowed in this DL class. Long, strong and impressive athlete for size. Scheme/position versatile.
36, 4, A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi, Alpha dog at Ole Miss rather than workout warrior like teammates. Anquan Boldin-like possession WR.
41, 4, Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky, Bigger than most WRs and uses it to his advantage, bullying them with his length and strength.
42, 5, Taylor Rapp, S, Washington, Poor timed speed in the 40-yard (4.77 at Pro Day) but exceptional quickness, instincts and tackling.
43, 6, Trysten Hill, DT, Central Florida, Quick-twitch penetrating three-technique DT who clashed with UCF coaches and thus requires vetting.
44, 5, Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina, Golden Tate-like frame and physicality makes this dynamic WR and PR more of a RB after the catch.
45, 6, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida, Ideal frame, physicality and speed for safety. Reminiscent of former UF teammate Keanu Neal.
46, 6, Joe Jackson, DE, Miami, Blue-collar base 4-3 DE who may lack elite initial quickness but possesses length, power and grit.
48, 6, Greg Little, OT, Mississippi, Imposing LT with exciting tools who just needs to iron out some of the wrinkles to be a longtime starter.
49, 5, Kendall Sheffield, CB, Ohio State, Forecasted to be fastest player at Combine before partially tearing pec during BP. Originally at Alabama.
50, 3, Mack Wilson, ILB, Alabama, Prototypically built MLB with the awareness and loose hips to handle coverage. Just avg. speed, though.
51, 7, Jachai Polite, DE, Florida, Explosive intitial burst to beat OTs with speed alone. Active hands. Forced NCAA-best 7 fumbles in 2018.
52, 6, Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State, Imposing split end with size to post-up CBs and the speed to beat them over the top. Too many drops.
53, 6, Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State, First-round tools but didn't emerge as full-time starter until senior year. More athletic than aggressive.
55, 8, Zach Allen, DE, Boston College, Better football player than athlete. Tough to move and finds the ball. Ultra-productive and reliable.
56, 7, Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State, Among most dynamic athletes in this class. Pigeonholed as underneath WR at OSU but could be more.
57, 8, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford, Former basketball player and plays like it, boxing out DBs to snatch passes with his hands. Big slot in NFL?
58, 3, Chase Winovich, OLB, Michigan, Tasmanian Devil-like intensity out of the 2- or 3-point stance. Stiff-hipped. Needs to rush, not cover.
59, 2, Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State, Powerful and battle-tested with experience all over OL. Solid now; should improve focusing on one role.
60, 4, Vosean Joseph, ILB, Florida, Instinctive, athletic and highly combative, Joseph is a future starter if he can learn to control his emotions.
61, 7, Michael Jackson, CB, Miami, Ideal frame and speed but isn't as fluid on the field as the track. Only 4 career INTs came in 2017.
62, 9, Charles Omenihu, DE, Texas, Looks like Superman but played like Clark Kent until his senior season. Powerful but lacks top burst, bend.
63, 3, Dru Samia, OG, Oklahoma, Powerful and aggressive. Most consistent blocker on an OL graded as the best in the country. Classic RG.
64, 5, Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn, Pro-style QB whose development was hampered in read-option offense. Potential future starter.
65, 8, Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State, Former WR who struggled to turn PBUs into INTs. Ideal size, athleticism speaks to his undeniable upside.
66, 2, Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M, Undersized back with wiggle, burst to create chunk plays. Stronger than he looks. Devonta Freeman-like.
68, 3, Foster Moreau, TE, LSU, Rarely used as a pass-catcher at LSU but has soft hands, good speed. Physical and competitive blocker.
69, 3, Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M, Late-bloomer who developed into one of nation's better, more athletic interior OL. Still improving.
70, 8, Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois, Short, stubby DT who wowed scouts with his quickness, strength, focus (and backflip) at the Senior Bowl.
71, 7, Mitch Hyatt, OT, Clemson, Four-year starting LT for Tigers who might project best at OG in NFL. More technician than total package.
72, 4, Dawson Knox, TE, Mississippi, Exciting seam threat under-utilized at Ole Miss. Could be this classes' George Kittle or Travis Kelce.
73, 3, Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis, Big play "air back" who averaged 8.9 yards on his 214 carries in 2018, albeit against lower competition.
74, 4, Connor McGovern, OG, Penn State, Imposing frame and physicality. A classic RG in the NFL who likes to bully opponents to create movement.
75, 8, Martez Ivey, OT, Florida, Aptly-named tackle with vines for arms (36 1/4"). Can get lazy with footwork but has starting potential.