Serritella: 2019 NFL Draft Final Top 100

The 2019 NFL Draft will be remembered for a historic defensive line class, with the likes of blue chip prospects such as Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, along with defensive tackles Quinnen Williams of Alabama and Ed Oliver of Houston. In fact, it’s rare to see such depth at both positions but especially at edge rusher, where 16 players made the top 100. It’s also a strong year on the perimeter as 16 cornerbacks and 15 wide outs also made the cut, two positions that have been somewhat overshadowed due to the dominating presence of the men up front on defense. Those three positions are projected to make up nearly 50% of the first three rounds. So where will the other positions of strength emerge from?

Every NFL team will tell you that they can use an upgrade on the offensive line, the overall play around the league has dipped at the position due to the influx of spread/up-tempo offenses across the college landscape and lack of coaching the fundamentals. In all, 16 offensive linemen have been ranked inside the top 100, including seven offensive tackles. While just six safeties made the initial 100, this position offers a lot of versatility and variety. Expect a run on safeties somewhere in the middle rounds and don’t be surprised to see safeties dominate day three early of the draft early and often.

At quarterback, Oklahoma mini-sharpshooter Kyle Murray has stolen most of the hype leading up to Nashville, where he is expected to be announced as the number one overall selection by the Arizona Cardinals. That pick should start a ripple effect on quarterback musical chairs that could see Josh Rosen switch teams. The New York Giants (No.6), Denver Broncos (No.10), Cincinnati Bengals (No.11), Miami Dolphins (No.13) and Washington Redskins (No.15) have all been rumored to be interested in obtaining a new franchise quarterback. How the dominoes fall remains to be seen but Ohio State one-year super wonder Dwayne Haskins, Missouri four-year starter Drew Lock and David Cutcliffe disciple Daniel Jones out of Duke are all expected to be in the first round mix. Other signal-callers worth keeping an eye on are Will Grier of West Virginia, Jarrett Stidham of Auburn and Tyree Jackson of Buffalo who remains extremely raw but also possesses the greatest ceiling and strongest arm of any gunslinger in this year’s class.

Get ready for the next generation of playmakers, as there are several exciting prospects at the skill positions. Iowa is expected to make history with both T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant projected to be taken in round one, the first time in NFL history that two teammates from the same school would be selected in the first round at tight end. Two others expected to make their mark at the next level include Irv Smith Jr. of Alabama who profiles as a Jordan Reed type and Trevon Wesco, the 270-pound monster truck who exploded onto the NFL radar as a senior after being a relatively unknown entering the year.

It has been challenging for NFL teams to project how wide receivers translate to the NFL, as we have seen numerous first round busts over the past decade. This year’s class is no different. The biggest deep threat in this year’s crop remains Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, cousin of Antonio Brown (Raiders) and a DeSean Jackson (Eagles) clone. Then you have the big-bodied mismatches such as N’Keal Harry of Arizona State, Hakeem Butler of Iowa State and Kelvin Harmon of North Carolina State. If it’s route runners you’re seeking, search no further than Deebo Samuel of South Carolina and Riley Ridley of Georgia. Speedsters such as Ohio State burner Parris Campbell and UMass track star Andy Isabella are also expected to hear their names called early. Lastly but certainly not least, teammates A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf of Mississippi bring the same kind of star power as Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry had coming out of LSU. The talented tandem could potentially both be first round bound.

What makes the 2019 NFL Draft unique is the talented pool of players who will be available during the middle rounds of the draft. There are approximately 20 solidified first round prospects, after that, it’s anyone’s guess. The group of players ranked in the 20-to- 80 range differ vastly on big boards around the league, which will make for plenty of intrigue on day two. Stories will be told, trades will unfold but the draft never gets old!

*If you would like to dive deeper into the 2019 NFL Draft be sure to grab our draft guide, HERE!

  1. NICK BOSA – DE – Ohio State
  2. QUINNEN WILLIAMS—DT—Alabama
  3. ED OLIVER—DT—Houston
  4. BRIAN BURNS—DE—Florida State
  5. DWAYNE HASKINS—QB—Ohio State
  6. TJ HOCKENSON—TE—Iowa
  7. DEVIN WHITE – ILB – LSU
  8. KYLER MURRAY—QB—Oklahoma
  9. MONTEZ SWEAT—DE—Mississippi State
  10. JOSH ALLEN—OLB—Kentucky
  11. MARQUISE BROWN—WR—Oklahoma
  12. JONAH WILLIAMS—OT—Alabama
  13. ANDRE DILLARD—OT—Washington State
  14. JEFFERY SIMMONS—DT—Mississippi State
  15. DEVIN BUSH—ILB—Michigan
  16. CHRISTIAN WILKINS—DT—Clemson
  17. RASHAN GARY—DE—Michigan
  18. CHRIS LINDSTROM—OG—Boston College
  19. NOAH FANT—TE—Iowa
  20. A.J. BROWN—WR—Mississippi
  21. DREW LOCK—QB—Missouri
  22. GREEDY WILLIAMS—CB—LSU
  23. DEXTER LAWRENCE—DT—Clemson
  24. JAWAAN TAYLOR—OT—Florida
  25. DK METCALF—WR—Mississippi
  26. JERRY TILLERY—DT—Notre Dame
  27. ROCK YA-SIN—CB—Temple
  28. DEIONTE THOMPSON—FS—Alabama
  29. N’KEAL HARRY, WR, Arizona State
  30. HAKEEM BUTLER—WR—Iowa State
  31. BYRON MURPHY—CB—Washington
  32. CODY FORD—OG—Oklahoma
  33. CLELIN FERRELL—DE—Clemson
  34. GARRETT BRADBURY—C—NC State
  35. L.J. COLLIER—DE—TCU
  36. JULIAN LOVE—CB—Notre Dame
  37. JUAN THORNHILL—SS—Virginia
  38. DEEBO SAMUEL—WR—South Carolina
  39. DEANDRE BAKER—CB—Georgia
  40. DANIEL JONES—QB—Duke
  41. DARNELL SAVAGE—SS—Maryland
  42. GREG LITTLE—OT—Mississippi
  43. KELVIN HARMON—WR—NC State
  44. TRAYVON MULLEN—CB—Clemson
  45. MACK WILSON—ILB—Alabama
  46. JOHNATHAN ABRAM—FS—Mississippi State
  47. JAYLON FERGUSON—DE—Louisiana Tech
  48. DAMIEN HARRIS—RB—Alabama
  49. JOSH JACOBS—RB—Alabama
  50. LONNIE JOHNSON—CB—Kentucky
  51. ERIK MCCOY—C—Texas A&M
  52. JALEN HURD—WR—Baylor
  53. JOEJUAN WILLIAMS—CB—Vanderbilt
  54. IRV SMITH—TE—Alabama
  55. TAYLOR RAPP—SS—Washington
  56. TERRY MCLAURIN—WR—Ohio State
  57. PARRIS CAMPBELL—WR—Ohio State
  58. CHAUNCEY GARDNER-JOHNSON—FS—Florida
  59. ELGTON JENKINS—C`—Mississippi State
  60. NASIR ADDERLEY—FS—Delaware
  61. DAWSON KNOX—TE—Mississippi
  62. TRYSTEN HILL—DT—UCF
  63. CONNOR MCGOVERN—OG—Penn State
  64. WLL GRIER—QB—West Virginia
  65. VOSEAN JOSEPH—ILB—Florida
  66. DALTON RISNER—C—Kansas State
  67. MILES SANDERS—RB—Penn State
  68. ZACH ALLEN—DE—Boston College
  69. KALEB MCGARY—OT—Washington
  70. RILEY RIDLEY—WR—Georgia
  71. TYTUS HOWARD—OT—Alabama State
  72. MILES BOYKIN—WR—Notre Dame
  73. JACHAI POLITE—DE—Florida
  74. JUSTIN LAYNE—CB—Michigan State
  75. CHUMA EDOGA—OT—USC
  76. DRE’MONT JONES—DT—Ohio State
  77. EMMANUEL HALL—WR—Missouri
  78. DEANDRE WALKER—OLB—Georgia
  79. DAVID LONG—CB—Michigan
  80. JOE JACKSON—DE-Miami
  81. COREY BALLENTINE—CB—Washburn
  82. SEAN BUNTING—CB—Central Michigan
  83. OSHANE XIMINES—DE—Old Dominion
  84. JACE STERNBERGER—TE—Texas A&M
  85. GERMAINE PRATT—ILB—North Carolina State
  86. ANTHONY NELSON—DE—Iowa
  87. MICHAEL JORDAN—OG—Ohio State
  88. BEN BANOGU—DE—TCU
  89. ISAIAH JOHNSON—CB—Houston
  90. TREVON WESCO—TE—West Virginia
  91. JARRETT STIDHAM—QB—Auburn
  92. AMANI ORUNWARIYE—CB—Penn State
  93. CHARLES OMENIHU—DE—Texas
  94. MECOLE HARDMAN—WR—Georgia
  95. JAMEL DEAN—CB—Auburn
  96. DAVID MONTGOMERY—RB—Iowa State
  97. SIONE TAKITAKI—LB—BYU
  98. ANDY ISABELLA—WR—UMass
  99. NATE DAVIS—OG—Charlotte
  100. KHALEN SAUNDERS—DT—Western Illinois

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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