NFL Draft Scout analyst Ric Serritella has been covering the draft for nearly two decades, gaining a reputation around the league as one of the most dependable resources for insider information. He provides a positional preview of his top five players at each position, along with a small school prospect worth keeping an eye on come draft weekend!
Top 5 Quarterbacks
Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State – Haskins can make every throw in the book and shows a natural feel for the game. His skill-set could translate to a Pro Bowl caliber signal-caller at the next level. While Haskins won’t be in Nashville for the draft festivities, he’s sure to hear his name called on Day 1.
Kyler Murray, Oklahoma – It’s remarkable to watch Murray operate as he knives through opposing defenses using his smarts, instincts, arm and legs. Suddenly the scoreboard lights up and it’s like watching Sonic the Hedgehog on the football field. Murray is a lock to be the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Drew Lock, Missouri – While he has made immense improvement in his overall development, Lock isn’t a quarterback who can carry a team. Time to develop and a supporting cast will be vital to his success at the next level. His draft stock gets bump as a round one prospect due to a porous QB Class.
Daniel Jones, Duke – The David Cutcliffe disciple won teams over during team meetings and the interview process leading up to the draft. Teams will gush about his intangibles but there are still some arm limitations that could hinder his development if asked to start right away.
Tyree Jackson, Buffalo – Some scouts view Jackson to have the greatest ceiling of any quarterback in this year’s class but because he is so raw, he is the ultimate risk/reward project. He has a big upside because of his size and arm strength but his ability to process information could be his greatest asset.
Small School Sleeper
Taryn Christion, South Dakota State – This is an exceptional athlete who also happens to be a pretty talented thrower. Albeit a bit raw, Christion possesses a lasso arm and plays extremely well outside the pocket—his style of play will remind you of Robert Griffin III.
For expansive player rankings in even more in-depth scouting reports, be sure to download Ric Serritella’s 2019 NFL Draft Bible, available here!