Tuck’s Top NFL Draft Prospects

Tuck’s Top NFL Draft Prospects

I’m not a scout or a GM or a coach. I’m just a guy who loves watching college football and the NFL. I like going on the record so when I say I was right about something, I not only said it on the air, but I put it in writing. (Plus this makes it easier for you to remind me when I was wrong!)

I’ve shared with you my favorite players of the draft, and now I’m telling you how I’d rate these guys. There is only one player below who I did not see play, but I’m trusting what I read on him. I’m sure you can pick out the player. The rest I saw play a little and/or a lot, but I feel confident enough to share my opinions on them. There are some guys not listed I like as well, but kept it at top 5 per position so as to save my sanity.

QUARTERBACK

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  1. Mitchell Trubisky, UNC
  2. Deshaun Watson, Clemson
  3. DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame
  4. Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech
  5. Davis Webb, Cal

I don’t see any stars in this class. In fact, I won’t be surprised if none are starting in 5 years, but I think Kizer could actually present the most upside 5 years from now. He has the most to work with, but he’s the furthest from being ready.

RUNNING BACK

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  1. Leonard Fournette, LSU
  2. Alvin Kamara, Tennessee
  3. Christian McCaffery, Stanford
  4. Joe Mixon, Oklahoma
  5. Joe Williams, Utah

Yeah, I’m leaning bust on Dalvin Cook. Combine numbers, injury history, off-field history all worry me. A guy not listed I like is Clemson’s Wayne Gallman, a very good all-around player.

WIDE RECEIVER

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  1. Corey Davis, Western Michigan
  2. Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M
  3. Zay Jones, East Carolina
  4. John Ross, Washington
  5. Mack Hollins, North Carolina

Don’t see any Pro Bowlers from this year. Weak class, and I fear Mike Williams may struggle with the speed of the NFL. I’ve read Alshon Jeffery comps, and that could be his best hope, but I liked Jeffery coming out of South Carolina more honestly.

TIGHT END

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  1. David Njoku, Miami (FL)
  2. Evan Engram, Ole Miss
  3. OJ Howard, Alabama
  4. Adam Shaheen, Ashland
  5. Jake Butt, Michigan

You found the guy I never saw except in highlights.

OFFENSIVE LINE

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  1. Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
  2. Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin
  3. Isaac Asiata, Utah
  4. Dion Dawkins, Temple
  5. Cam Robinson, Alabama

I’m far from an offensive line expert, but man this is the worst class I ever remember.

DEFENSIVE END

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  1. Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
  2. Derek Barnett, Tennessee
  3. Taco Charleton, Michigan
  4. Derrick Rivers, Youngstown State
  5. DeMarcus Walker, FSU

On the other hand, this is a very deep position in the draft.

INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINE

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  1. Solomon Thomas, Stanford
  2. Caleb Brantley, Florida
  3. Malik McDowell, Michigan State
  4. Jon Allen, Alabama
  5. Montravius Adams, Auburn

Brantley’s status is way up in the air at this hour, but I do like him a lot as a player.

MIDDLE LINEBACKER

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  1. Reuben Foster, Alabama
  2. Jarrad Davis, Florida
  3. Blair Brown, Ohio
  4. Duke Riley, LSU
  5. Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt

I think this will prove a productive group.

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

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  1. Hasaan Reddick, Temple
  2. TJ Watt, Wisconsin
  3. Charles Harris, Missouri
  4. Tak McKinnley, UCLA
  5. Tyus Bowser, Houston

Watt is one of many one-hit-wonders in this draft class. (Guys that only had one season of note to go off of)

CORNERBACK

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  1. Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
  2. Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado
  3. Gareon Conley, Ohio State
  4. Cordrea Tankersly, Clemson
  5. Jourdan Lewis, Michigan

Really strong group this year of coverage guys. Could be some steals in the mid-rounds.

SAFETY

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  1. Malik Hooker, Ohio State
  2. Jamal Adams, LSU
  3. Marcus Williams, Utah
  4. Budda Baker, Washington
  5. Marcus Maye, Florida

Becoming a more versatile, flexible, and important position in the NFL.

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