After months of analysis, speculation and arguments for this player or that, it’s finally time to get down to business!
At the end of the day all 32 NFL teams will know where the ‘blue chip’ prospects are headed, and we can count on at least a few moments of surprise and excitement as the NFL takes over Nashville.
Let’s take one final look at the 2019 NFL Draft class as a whole, and see if we can spot some guys most likely to.....
MOST LIKELY TO BUST: QB, KYLER MURRAY (OKLAHOMA)
The man knows how to make plays. But if he goes to Arizona as we’ve all been told he will be since forever, then his chances of being labeled a bust are pretty high.
Simply put, when a quarterback is taken first overall it’s almost always going to be Super Bowl or bust, literally.
Add to the mix Murray’s height, which yes some quarterbacks overcome while many others don't, possible lack of total commitment to football and the fact his head coach is an NFL rookie himself coming from a losing college program, and it’s not a good recipe for success.
It’ll make a great docuseries if it works though.
MOST LIKELY TO PROVE EVERYONE WRONG: OL, JONAH WILLIAMS (ALABAMA)
Williams has made it abundantly clear, he’ll play guard but he believes he can be an elite NFL tackle.
And I believe him. Of course, part of this prediction is rooted in the assumption he gets a chance to prove as much with whichever team drafts him.
MOST LIKELY TO BE THE FIRST TEAM TO TRADE BACK: NEW YORK JETS
Mike Maccagnan is looking to trade back. This might be the second-worst kept secret of the draft thus far.
He’s also in love with Ed Oliver. So if he thinks he can move back and stockpile some picks while still nabbing Oliver, then he’ll do so.
The Jets have some good pieces but moving back to get an even bigger haul from this draft class would be wise for them.
MOST LIKELY TO SIT ON THE FLOOR: EDGE, JOSH ALLEN (KENTUCKY)
Every player has a floor and a ceiling. Some will reach the top and some will bust through their ceiling to become even better. Some however, will sit on their floor and never become more than what they were when they entered the league.
Josh Allen is my pick to be that guy, if there’s one. What are the chances the Top-3 defensive players in this class all pan out? Slim.
If one isn’t going to, it’s him.
MOST LIKELY TO OUTPLAY HIS CEILING: S, NASIR ADDERLEY (DELAWARE)
Adderley turned a ton of heads in Mobile this year, and while some Senior Bowl standouts struggle to live up to the hype in the NFL, he looks poised to do even more.
If he slips into day two, any fan of a team without an All-Pro at the position should be praying their team makes a move to grab the best prospect to come out of he University of Delaware. Ever.
MOST LIKELY TO FALL OUT OF THE FIRST-ROUND: EDGE, MONTEZ SWEAT (MISSISSIPPI STATE)
Recently, during an appearance on the Locked On Bucs Podcast, Carmen Vitali of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers commented on the possibility of Montez Sweat falling to day two of the NFL Draft.
I feel for the guy, I really do. But his heart condition could really put some teams on edge. Enough to where they don’t want to pull the trigger on a first-round pick to get him.
MOST LIKELY TO BE SELECTED BY THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: LB, DEVIN WHITE (LSU)
Just because the doors to the dance are about to open doesn’t mean we need to change our favorite song. Devin White, no matter what.....