As we near the halfway points for both the NFL and College seasons, it is time to start looking towards next years draft, and what better way to do that than with a fresh list of the top 10 projected players, straight from the keyboard of none other than ESPN Analyst Mel Kiper himself.
Earning the No. 1 spot on Kiper’s big board is Ohio State’s Nick Bosa.
Some question whether the Buckeyes star defender should be at the top of this list due to the core/abdominal injury he sustained a few weeks back, but most agree that it shouldn’t impact his draft stock much if at all. With Bosa set to return before the season is over, and already recording 4 sacks in three games, his skills as a pass rusher speak for themselves.
Without a lot of offensive skill sets being featured in the top ten, as it sits now, the Raiders, Colts, 49ers, Giants, Falcons, and Cardinals are all tied for the worst record in the league at 1-4 which is convenient in that all of these teams could use some help on the defensive side of the ball.
These rankings will surely change before and likely even after the seasons are over, so be sure to check in to stay informed on the most up to date mock drafts and big boards, as we prepare to enter draft season.
His projected top 10 can be seen below.
Mel Kiper’s 2019 NFL Draft Big Board
Here we go: New Big Board for 2019 … My top 25 prospects right now. https://t.co/jcIG91RAf3
— Mel Kiper Jr. (@MelKiperESPN) October 11, 2018
1) DE Nick Bosa OSU
2) DT Ed Oliver HOU
3) LB Devin White LSU
4) CB Greedy Williams LSU
5) DE Clelin Ferrell CLEM
6) OT Jonah Williams BAMA
7) DE Montez Sweat MISS ST
8) QB Justin Herbert ORE
9) DT Rashan Gary MICH
10) CB Deandre Baker GEO
You can check out Kiper’s complete top 25 here.
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