It’s only November, but plenty of draft-eligible prospects across the country have dominated on film to boost their stock.
Even with plenty of games left to play, all-star weeks (Senior Bowl, Shrine Game, NFLPA Bowl) and of course the NFL Combine, it’s never too early to get a read how these players are stacking up.
There will be plenty of movement from now until April, but here are my top 50 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Top 50 Prospects
50. Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan
A relentless workhorse that fights and claws his way into the pocket while also holding strong against the run. Winovich isn’t going to blow any scout away with elite traits, but he’s a pro ready outside linebacker that brings attitude to the front seven.
49. Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
A reliable target for the Longhorns who has caught four or more passes in eight of nine games this season, Johnson’s insane length and catch radius stand out.
48. Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
A smooth mover with top notch work ethic that has been a shutdown pass protector for the Cougars this year, Dillard’s rise has just started.
47. Zach Allen, DE, Boston College
Returning for his senior season at Boston College has paid off as Allen continues to be a stalwart up front. He destroys the run in the backfield and has shown much more pass rush ability this year, making him a plug and play starter.
46. David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
The key cog behind a nasty Wisconsin run game, Edwards is one of the better ground attack pavers in the country.
45. Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford
A dynamic seam threat that checks a lot of boxes for the new age tight end. Smith should thrive as an ‘H’ at the next level.
44. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
A red zone monster that will box out defensive backs like a basketball player, Arcega-Whiteside has caught 11 touchdowns already in his senior season.
43. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
The ‘other’ Iowa tight end, Hockenson has made a name for himself this year as both a pass catcher and run blocker.
42. Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
The leader of the Kansas State offensive line has played at a high level at both center (Freshman All-American) and right tackle. It will be interesting to see where teams like him at the next level, but he’s put out four seasons of quality tape as both a run blocker and pass protector.
41. Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
It’s going to be an interesting draft process for Samuel, who has worked back from significant injury after breaking his fibula in 2017. He’s a great route runner, lethal after the catch and one of the better returners in the class.
With that being said his production has been average and the combine is going to be huge for him. Is he back to full form or will his athleticism underwhelm?
If he can find that pre-injury form, which has flashed at times this season, he’s worthy of a top 50 selection.
40. Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
A mammoth defensive tackle with production to back up his size and strength, Brown has been a bright spot for the Tigers this season.
39. Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
Love is a classic battle of the eye test vs. the field test. He’s not tall, long, big or fast. Yet he’s sticky in coverage, tackles extremely well and is aggressive when making a play on the ball.
It’s cliche, but he’s just a ‘football player’ that fights and gets the job done week after week. He’s quietly been a huge reason for Notre Dame’s tremendous run this year.
38. Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
While this quarterback class has been far from exciting, the potential of Haskins still is. His size, arm strength and work in the pocket has flashed all year even through the ups and downs of Ohio State.
He’s certainly got enough juice on his throws for the next level, but the one year starter needs time. Now the question is will he even declare?
37. Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma
Throughout his time at Oklahoma Anderson broke his leg as a freshman, was sidelined all of the following year with a back injury and now tore his ACL in the beginning of this season.
That’s a lot of damage in just a few years, but his talent makes him extremely intriguing. He’s a complete running back that churns out yards with acceleration and power, catches the ball and pass protects.
His medicals at the combine will separate him from being a top 50 pick to a day three selection.
36. Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson
Multiple All-American honors, a national title and much more, Wilkins has had a tremendous career for the Tigers. Amongst all of that his loyalty to the program is top notch, returning with a hope to bring another championship home.
This college career will finally end soon and Wilkins will be a 23 year old prospect with an extremely high floor. While his upside as a pass rusher is limited, I can’t see him falling out of the top 40 selections.
35. Gerald Willis III, DL, Miami
While Miami has had a tremendous letdown of a season, Willis has not. After seeing him in person against Florida State I was excited to watch more and he has not been a disappointment, posting 45 tackles and 3 sacks on the season. He’s an active force up front.
34. A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
One of the more polarizing prospects in the draft through my eyes, Brown’s stock has been all over the place.
Putting all of that aside the biggest question remains: can he separate from NFL corners? He might be a big slot option at the next level with a gigantic frame to work over the middle and the ability to pick up yards after the catch.
33. N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
Another big bodied target, Harry’s speed much like Brown is in question but he’s been an issue for defenders to tackle in the open field. When his quarterback allows him to make a play, good things happen.
32. Dre’Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State
Ed Oliver and Quinnen Williams deservingly get a lot of love, but Jones is quietly one of the better interior pass rushers in the country.
31. Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama
One of the only targets in the Alabama offense that is draft eligible, Smith is a consistent underneath target in the mold of Evan Engram. Any offense looking to add a big pass catcher will be all over him.
30. Isaiah Buggs, DL, Alabama
The other Alabama defensive lineman, Buggs has been a powerhouse in the trenches when he gets on the field. His combination of vicious hands and strength have been a problem for offensive lineman all season.
29. Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
Lawrence hasn’t lived up to the top 10 pick expectations, but there are only so many 340 pound defensive tackles that move like him. Scouts are going to love his untapped potential.
28. Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
One of the rare defensive holdovers from the Bulldogs team that appeared in the national title game, Baker is a physical corner that will fight with receivers all day long.
27. Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State
With nine sacks on the season, Burns has been a nightmare for tackles much of the season. His speed around the outside has been too much for the opposition, but can he round out his pass rush attack and put on more weight?
26. Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
In a class where there is little depth at the safety position, Rapp is by far the best option after Deionte Thompson. His physicality is jaw dropping at times.
25. Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia
One of the most reliable, technically sound pass protectors I’ve watched this year. Cajuste isn’t getting enough love yet, but that should change.
24. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
Well, someone has to be QB1, right? It’s unfair to knock Herbert for being the default top signal caller, but he’s far from the finished product many want him to be.
He’s got a great arm and possesses above average athleticism, but questions remain on timing and handling pressure. On top of that, rumors are leaking heavily out of Oregon that he’s returning to school.
23. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
Those looking for a home run threat with breakaway speed won’t love Montgomery, but it would be foolish to overlook him. His contact balance is special and his will to grind out yards is unmatched.
22. Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State
Sweat has been productive as nearly any pass rusher in the country this year, but he doesn’t look as athletic as the premier guys. With that being said, he thrives with a tremendous first step that allows him to blow by tackles. He’ll be productive at the next level.
21. Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
The other standout piece of the Fighting Irish defense, Tillery has wreaked havoc up front all season. Teams will fall in love with his size and strength.
20. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
After a season ending neck injury the biggest question around Metcalf is if he will leave Ole Miss for the draft. Before that injury, he looked like a top 10 pick making spectacular long touchdown catches week after week. His upside is all-world.
19. Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson
Mullen doesn’t have the same on ball production as the other top corners in this class, but his traits and ability to mirror wide receivers down the field stands out. At 6-2 with impressive long speed, Lamar Jackson’s cousin might hear his name called in the top 32 as well.
18. Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State
It’s been a tight race for the top receiver spot all year, but it’s hard to find a prospect as complete as Harmon. He’s a sharp route runner that can pluck the ball out of the air even when he doesn’t create separation. His quarterback Ryan Finley gets a lot of the love but it’s Harmon that’s making the plays, who is a much better NFL prospect.
17. Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
This season hasn’t gone as planned for Gary as he’s been banged up. I still love his potential and think a move to the inside would do him wonders.
16. Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
The Alabama defensive line makes life easier for Wilson at times, but don’t be mistaken: he stands out on his own. With high end play speed and a great pre-snap IQ, Wilson always knows where to be.
15. Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky
It’s rare to see a player return to school for their senior year and improve their draft stock as drastically as Josh Allen has. Much like Sweat, he’s been one of the most consistently productive pass rushers in the country, but he has more traits.
14. Devin Bush Jr., LB, Michigan
An alpha male for the middle of the defense with tremendous run and chase ability, Bush is a flat out stud. He’s an outlier as a linebacker under six feet tall, but don’t overthink him: he’s going to be a playmaker up front for an NFL defense.
13. Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
A scrappy, wiry corner that mirrors wide receivers well, Murphy is yet another premium defensive back coming out of Washington.
12. Devin White, LB, LSU
The former running back has really found his way transitioning to linebacker. White simply makes plays that most can’t due to his acceleration and pursuit. He’s not on the level of Roquan Smith from last year, but there’s a lot to like.
11. Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
Even with Quinnen Williams stealing the show this year, Davis is a high end defensive line prospect. He works off blocks with ease and possesses exceptional length at 6-7 to work his way into the backfield or pocket. What’s even scarier is he’s yet to reach his ceiling.
10. Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
A long, physical corner with the attitude to back it up, Williams is the headliner of a very impressive group in this year’s class. Quarterbacks fear throwing his way due to his ball skills.
9. Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
A game changing mismatch weapon, Fant is a lethal pass catcher that can stretch the field and create yards after the catch. Are the Hawkeyes officially ‘Tight end-U’?
8. Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State
NFL Combine interviews will be huge for Simmons after an incident in his past seen in a video online, but multiple teams I’ve talked to are comfortable taking him early. He’s a tremendous talent up front that has stayed out of trouble since arriving to Mississippi State.
7. Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida
Traits matter and Polite is a treasure chest full of them as a pass rush prospect. His build and a lot of his game resembles Chargers stud Melvin Ingram.
6. Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
Everyone knew the wide range of talent Alabama had coming into the season, but Thompson got little love. His range as a single high safety is rare and can change what a defense can do.
5. Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
It’s pretty simple with Jonah Williams: he’s the best pass protector in this draft class and a damn good one when projecting to the NFL. Anyone that thinks he’s a guard should not be trusted.
4. Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson
You get a little bit of everything with Clelin Ferrell: explosiveness, an array of pass rush moves and the closing speed to finish. At 260 pounds he has the ideal size and strength to be relied on up front, but his ability to disrupt the quarterback is what makes him top five worthy.
3. Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama
What a rise it has been for Quinnen Williams this year, his first as a full time starter. It’s not that he’s been unblockable every week, but that he’s also done it playing in the SEC. Him and Oliver headline a fantastic group of interior defensive line prospects.
2. Ed Oliver, DL, Houston
One of the most rare players I’ve seen at the defensive tackle position, Oliver is an elite athlete that leaves offensive lineman looking foolish each game.
His measurements (I’ll guess 6-1, 275) are going to raise eyebrows, but the film simply does not lie. He can be special.
1. Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State
This one isn’t going to change. Bosa is a star pass rusher that could very well be a ten sack NFL player from day one. For those wondering the answer is yes, he’s a better prospect than his brother.