2019 NFL Draft: Matt Miller's Early Big Board

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterMay 7, 2018

2019 NFL Draft: Matt Miller's Early Big Board

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    It's never too early to look ahead to the next NFL draft class and start to become familiar with the names and performance of the top players in the country. And judging by the potential of the class, it could be a very good one. 

    2019 will feature great players on the defensive line and at edge-rusher, but it's also top-heavy and deep at offensive tackle. That's a position the NFL hasn't had high opinions of in recent drafts, but a trio of tackles ranked in the top 15 makes next year's group look dominant.

    The talk will center around three defensive linemen—Nick Bosa (Ohio State), Ed Oliver (Houston) and Rashan Gary (Michigan)—as the elite players in the class. Each has unique athleticism, production and receives high marks for their character and leadership.

    The quarterback group is still being ironed out, but there are a number of good passers who could soar up the rankings with strong seasons.

Top 25 Overall

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    1. Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State

    2. Ed Oliver, DL, Houston

    3. Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan

    4. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

    5. Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

    6. Trey Adams, OT, Washington

    7. A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

    8. Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

    9. Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson

    10. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

    11. Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama

    12. Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

    13. Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson

    14. Ryan Finley, QB, NC State

    15. Lukas Denis, S, Boston College

    16. Dre'Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State

    17. Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

    18. Kendall Sheffield, CB, Ohio State

    19. Damien Harris, RB, Alabama

    20. Michael Jackson, CB, Miami

    21. Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky

    22. N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

    23. David Sills V, WR, West Virginia

    24. Devin White, LB, LSU

    25. Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

Top 10 Quarterbacks

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    1. Justin Herbert, Oregon

    2. Drew Lock, Missouri

    3. Ryan Finley, NC State

    4. Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State

    5. Clayton Thorson, Northwestern

    6. Jarrett Stidham, Auburn

    7. Shea Patterson, Michigan

    8. Brett Rypien, Boise State

    9. Will Grier, West Virginia

    10. Tyree Jackson, Buffalo

Top 10 Running Backs

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    1. Damien Harris, Alabama

    2. Justice Hill, Oklahoma State

    3. Bryce Love, Stanford

    4. David Montgomery, Iowa State

    5. Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma

    6. Jacques Patrick, Florida State

    7. Mike Weber, Ohio State

    8. LJ Scott, Michigan State

    9. Myles Gaskin, Washington

    10. Devin Singletary, Florida Atlantic

Top 10 Wide Receivers

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    1. A.J. Brown, Ole Miss

    2. N'Keal Harry, Arizona State

    3. David Sills V, West Virginia

    4. Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

    5. Anthony Johnson, Buffalo

    6. Ahmmon Richards, Miami

    7. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford

    8. Marquise Brown, Oklahoma

    9. Bryan Edwards, South Carolina

    10. Juwan Johnson, Penn State

Top 10 Tight Ends

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    1. Noah Fant, Iowa

    2. Caleb Wilson, UCLA

    3. Kaden Smith, Stanford

    4. Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

    5. Tyler Petite, USC

    6. Foster Moreau, LSU

    7. Tommy Sweeney, Boston College

    8. Brandon Fritts, North Carolina

    9. Alize Mack, Notre Dame

    10. Mitchell Wilcox, South Florida

Top 10 Offensive Tackles

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    1. Jonah Williams, Alabama

    2. Trey Adams, Washington

    3. Greg Little, Ole Miss

    4. Mitch Hyatt, Clemson

    5. David Edwards, Wisconsin

    6. Bobby Evans, Oklahoma

    7. Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn

    8. Tariq Cole, Rutgers

    9. Daniel Cooney, San Diego

    10. Isaiah Prince, Ohio State

Top 10 Interior Offensive Linemen

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    1. Hjalte Froholdt, G, Arkansas

    2. Martez Ivey, G, Florida

    3. Dalton Risner, C, Kansas State

    4. Nate Herbig, G, Stanford

    5. Michael Deiter, C, Wisconsin

    6. Beau Benzschawel, G, Wisconsin

    7. Ross Pierschbacher, G, Alabama

    8. Nick Linder, C, Indiana

    9. Michael Jordan, G, Ohio State

    10. Brandon Fanaika, G, Stanford

Top 10 Defensive Linemen

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    1. Ed Oliver, Houston

    2. Rashan Gary, Michigan

    3. Raekwon Davis, Alabama

    4. Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

    5. Dre'Mont Jones, Ohio State

    6. Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri

    7. Christian Wilkins, Clemson

    8. Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State

    9. Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame

    10. Marquise Copeland, Cincinnati

Top 10 Edge-Rushers

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    1. Nick Bosa, Ohio State

    2. Clelin Ferrell, Clemson

    3. Joe Jackson, Miami

    4. Shareef Miller, Penn State

    5. Austin Bryant, Clemson

    6. Jaelan Phillips, UCLA

    7. Zach Allen, Boston College

    8. Anfernee Jennings, Alabama

    9. Porter Gustin, USC

    10. Chase Winovich, Michigan

Top 10 Linebackers

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    1. Josh Allen, Kentucky

    2. Devin White, LSU

    3. Devin Bush, Michigan

    4. Mack Wilson, Alabama

    5. Shaquille Quarterman, Miami

    6. Cameron Smith, USC

    7. Sutton Smith, Northern Illinois

    8. T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin

    9. Khalil Hodge, Buffalo

    10. Christian Miller, Alabama

Top 10 Cornerbacks

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    1. Greedy Williams, LSU

    2. Deandre Baker, Georgia

    3. Kendall Sheffield, Ohio State

    4. Michael Jackson, Miami

    5. Trayvon Mullen, Clemson

    6. Amani Oruwariye, Penn State

    7. Mark Gilbert, Duke

    8. Julian Love, Notre Dame

    9. Lavert Hill, Michigan

    10. Iman Marshall, USC

Top 10 Safeties

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    1. Lukas Denis, Boston College

    2. Jaquan Johnson, Miami

    3. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida

    4. Marvell Tell III, USC

    5. Jah'Shawn Johnson, Texas Tech

    6. JoJo McIntosh, Washington

    7. Andrew Wingard, Wyoming

    8. D'Cota Dixon, Wisconsin

    9. Jonathan Crawford, Indiana

    10. Chase Hansen, Utah