It’s a draft heavy on defense and light on top-notch quarterbacks. Now that the order for the top 20 is set, what does that mean for the trade market, and when might we see the first QB come off the board this spring?
At barely six feet, the 2018 No. 1 pick is making it in his first season in the NFL, where wide-open offenses value mobility, accuracy and ‘twitchiness’ in a QB. Has the ‘not tall enough’ knock finally been put to rest?
Plus, Clemson’s freshman QB continues to impress, Chip Kelly turns things around at UCLA, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly could be back on the NFL radar, and a Michigan linebacker solidifies his place as a first-round prospect.
Forget quarterbacks—this year NFL scouts will be drooling over the plethora of defensive linemen entering the 2019 draft. And before you start lamenting how boring that position can be, consider that each recent Super Bowl champion boasted at least one.
The NFL and college football are different brands of the game, but recently pro coaches are opening up to utilizing more college concepts—just look at the number of people who want to talk to Lincoln Riley. What other college trends should the NFL watch for this season?
Historically the NFL has gravitated toward a certain type of quarterback, propping up a handful of college passers before the start of the season. But this year is different—there's not a group of clear first-round draft prospects at the position, which may cause NFL teams to shift how they evaluate the position.