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.