With the regular season being over it is time to focus on what NFL teams can use in the 2019 NFL Draft. The majority of the focus is going to be on the skill set players such as quarterback, running back, and wide receiver as the general focus. There are some talented skill set players that are very highly regarded, and then they are some sleepers that teams could get in the later rounds that would be huge for their franchise.
It is hard to judge talent because you just never know who is going to perform at a high level in the National Football League like they did in college. Taking a risk when drafting a player is what you do; sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn't. You also want to make sure that the player is the right for your offensive system if he isn't a right fit he will not succeed up to his full potential during his tenure with that team.
So many different aspects can go into place in the draft room when you evaluate talent. You want to make sure that you are getting the prospect that helps you in the future, and that could make an impact on the field for you. The last thing you need is the off the field issue that can't manage to stay on the field because of his off the field problems. With that being said, here are the 7 top quarterback prospects, 7 top running back prospects, and 7 top wide receivers prospects and what team they will be playing for.
21 QB: Clayton Thorson - Cincinnati Bengals
Clayton Thorson is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound quarterback out of the University of Northwestern. Thorson is a solid quarterback prospect that will be available on the third day of the NFL Draft. The team that would draft him would likely be the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals could use a solid arm to back up Andy Dalton, and with Thorson in that system, he could be the future of Cincinnati.
Cincinnati could use another quarterback to give Dalton a run for his money for the future as a starting quarterback for the Bengals. Thorson looks to be a good fit in the Bengals' system and has some potential to be their guy moving forward.
20 RB: Rodney Anderson - New York Jets
Rodney Anderson is a 6-foot-1, 220-pound running back out of the University of Oklahoma who could be a steal for the Jets. Anderson only played in 2 games before hurting his knee to the extent where he was out of the remainder of the season. He is a second- to third-round talent that will get taken on day three of the draft due to his injury.
The New York Jets could benefit from Anderson if he's still available late in the draft. Anderson is going to be a solid running back to add to their running game, and the Jets could get what could very well be the steal of the draft.
19 WR: Deebo Samuel - New York Jets
The 6-foot, 210-pound receiver out of the University of South Carolina could be big time later on in the draft for any team that decides to draft him. The team that he will play for to start off his professional career is none other than the New York Jets. Samuel has the potential of a day two prospect, but could very well drop to day three.
The Jets need talent at receivers and Samuel could be a huge prime-time player for the Jets and could fit very well into their system. Look for Samuel to find his way to Jersey and represent Gang Green.
18 QB: Jarrett Stidham - Oakland Raiders
Jarrett Stidham is a junior quarterback out of the University of Auburn and could very well be a solid quarterback in the National Football League. Stidham is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback with a good arm, and could be a solid backup for a team that is looking to find a quarterback to mature while they still have their starter in place.
Also, Stidham can start in the National Football League on a team that could very well need a quarterback sooner than expected, and that team is the Oakland Raiders. There is no clear plan for what the Raiders will be doing in the future, but if they can get a quarterback like Stidham on the third day of the NFL Draft, then look for them to capitalize on that opportunity.
17 RB: David Montgomery - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
David Montgomery is a 5-foot-11, 216-pound running back out of the Iowa State University. Montgomery is a powerful running back that can bring a change to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The junior has had a successful college career so far at Iowa State while rushing for over 1,000 rushing yards in each of his last two seasons. He has helped Iowa State appear in two bowl games, one which will be played this year against Washington State. The other took place during his sophomore season against the University of Memphis.
The style of running that Montgomery has translates very well in the National Football League and he could go anywhere from the second round to the third day of the NFL Draft. He would be an absolute steal for Tampa Bay, which desperately needs a running back.
16 WR: Collin Johnson - Green Bay Packers
Collin Johnson is a 6-foot-6 215 pound wide receiver out of the University of Texas. Johnson is a very physical receiver that could cause some serious issues in matchups due to his size and athleticism. The team that Johnson likely will be playing for to start off his young career is the Green Bay Packers.
Green Bay needs that physical receiver on the outside to help create matchups that favor Davante Adams. Aaron Rodgers would love to have a big target like this, especially with the potential that he has as either a late first-round or early second-round pick. Look for Johnson to find his home with all of the cheeseheads in Green Bay.
15 QB: Dwayne Haskins - New England Patriots
Dwayne Haskins is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound quarterback out of the Ohio State University. The Heisman Trophy finalist had a phenomenal season and is looking like he could be one of the better quarterback prospects to come out of the NFL Draft in 2019. One team that will take a chance on his talents is none other than the New England Patriots.
Tom Brady can't play football forever, no matter how much Patriots fans would love for to believe it, but Haskins has to potential to be a great successor for Brady and New England. Look for the Patriots to take him either on the second day, or if they are really lucky, to find him somehow, on the third day of the NFL Draft.
14 RB: Justice Hill - Baltimore Ravens
Justice Hill is a 5-foot-10, 190-pound running back out of Oklahoma State University. Hill has missed some time with a rib injury, but when he is healthy, he is a very explosive running back that has averaged about 5.6 yards per carry in his college career. One team that would benefit from an explosive running back like him would be the Baltimore Ravens.
Baltimore could start a nice little option game between Hill and Lamar Jackson and could cause some havoc in the National Football League. Look out for Baltimore to acquire this quick running back on the third day of the NFL Draft.
13 WR: David Sills - Cleveland Browns
David Sills is a 6-foot-4, 210-pound receiver that was once a quarterback but now is a wide receiver out of the University of West Virginia. Sills' receiving stats don't stick out at you, but his route running ability and his ability to find the end zone his last two years of college as a receiver shows his true NFL potential.
Sills is more than likely a second-round pick and can be beneficial right away for any team that drafts him. The team he'll end up with, we believe, is none other than the Cleveland Browns. Having a talented receiver next to Jarvis Landry will help Baker Mayfield a lot in his sophomore season. While Antonio Calloway could emerge in year two, the Browns need a replacement for Josh Gordon, who they traded earlier in the year.
12 QB: Drew Lock - New York Giants
Drew Lock is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound quarterback out of the University of Missouri and is suppose to be one of the top quarterback prospects in 2019's draft class. Lock has been a consistent solid all-around quarterback for Missouri and should very well see similar success in the National Football League.
The team that will likely draft him and definitely start him right away is the New York Giants. With Eli Manning getting up there in age, the Giants have to select a quarterback in the 2019 draft and Drew Lock fits the build of what they are looking for. Look to see him off the board anywhere between the beginning of the second round to the early third round at the latest.
11 RB: L.J. Scott - Green Bay Packers
L.J. Scott is a 6-foot-1, 225-pound running back out of Michigan State University, and he has looked like he was an NFL caliber running back when healthy throughout his collegiate career. Scott is a very patient runner and his style of running reminds me of Le'Veon Bell, who coincidentally went to Michigan State as well.
The Green Bay Packers could use another solid running back like Scott to help balance out their offensive game. Scott when healthy has the talent of a second to third-round pick, but with his injuries this season, it seems likely that he will be taken on the third day of the NFL Draft. Aaron Jones and Scott would make for a solid backfield in Green Bay next season.
10 WR: N'Keal Harry - San Francisco 49ers
N'Keal Harry is a 6-foot-4, 213-pound wide receiver that could easily be the best draft prospect in the 2019 draft class. The Arizona State Sun Devil has posted over a thousand yards receiving in each of the last two seasons.
Harry is a big physical receiver that might have the best set of hands in the draft class. He has opened the eyes of a lot of NFL Draft scouts and could very well be as high as a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Look to hear a lot of N'Keal Harry over the next few years, because he really is a special talent at the wide receiver position.
9 QB: Ryan Finley - Washington Redskins
Ryan Finley is a 6-foot-4, 212-pound quarterback out of N.C. State, and is one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2019 draft class. Finley is a very consistent passer and is very smart with the football. He is a solid game manager and could help any team on the football field with his arm. One team that could definitely use him right away is the Washington Redskins, for reasons that recently became obvious.
With Alex Smith having an infection in his knee, we will most likely not see him on the football field again. Washington needs a contingency plan. Finley would be the safest play for the Redskins moving forward if they want to grab a quarterback from the draft. Look for Washington to take Finley because he is the best bet for their system moving forward.
8 RB: Benny Snell Jr. - Miami Dolphins
Benny Snell Jr. is a 5-foot-11, 223-pound running back out of the University of Kentucky that has been a solid running back for the Wildcats in his three seasons in Lexington. One team that could use Snell's abilities is the Miami Dolphins. Miami could use somebody to go with Kenyan Drake to create a consistent running game, and Snell Jr. is that guy.
He can help the Dolphins' inconsistent running game and Snell is a great fit behind Miami's offensive line. Snell is a third-day steal and will be an effective running back in the National Football League if he goes to the right fit, and Miami is that right fit for him.
7 WR: Parris Campbell - Jacksonville Jaguars
Parris Campbell is a 6-foot-1, 208-pound receiver out of THE Ohio State University. Campbell has shown flashes of potential as a solid receiver in the National Football League and is one of, if not the fastest player in the coming year's draft class. One team that could use Campbell's speed and good route running ability is none other than the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The potential late first-round, early second-round pick would fit so well in the Jaguars' system. It would help whoever Jacksonville has at their quarterback going forward, due to his ability to get open at any given time. Look for the Jaguars to find one of their top receivers for the future with the former Ohio State Buckeye.
6 QB: Will Grier - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Will Grier is a 6-foot-2, 223-pound quarterback out of the University of West Virginia and is definitely one of the top three quarterbacks coming out of college this year. Grier had his off-the-field issues while he was at the University of Florida, but since the transfer to West Virginia, he has shown how legit of a quarterback that he is.
One team that could use a quarterback like Grier is none other than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Imagine the duo of Grier and Mike Evans; it sounds like an amazing combination to Tampa Bay fans. With the inconsistency of Jameis Winston, it looks like Tampa Bay could be looking for a quarterback in the draft and Grier would fit their system perfectly.
5 RB: Bryce Love - Buffalo Bills
Bryce Love is a 5-foot-10, 202-pound running back out of the University of Stanford, and is one of the best running backs in the country when he is healthy. His stock took a hit after an on-and-off senior season but is still recognized as one of the better running backs in the 2019 draft class. The running back's best fit would be the Buffalo Bills.
Imagine a running back committee of LeSean McCoy and Bryce Love in Buffalo, would be a tough running game to stop. In Love's collegiate career he averaged 6.8 yards per carry and is a very talented running back. Look for Buffalo to find Love in the third round, and for it to be a match made in heaven.
4 WR: Marquise Brown - Oakland Raiders
Marquise Brown is a 5-foot-10, 168-pound wide receiver out of the University of Oklahoma, and is one of the most talented receivers in the 2019 draft class. Brown's two seasons at Oklahoma were solid with both of them finishing with over a thousand yards receiving. One team that would love the talent of Marquise Brown is the Oakland Raiders.
Well, hear me out here; Brown has shown some serious potential during his college career and his bloodline runs pretty deep, as his cousin is none other than All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown. Oakland is a team in the rebuilding phase and if they can get a talented receiver like Marquise Brown, it could help the Raiders' progression when they move to Vegas.
3 QB: Kyler Murray - Jacksonville Jaguars
With Justin Herbert having recently announced his intent to return to Oregon next season, it makes things very interesting for Kyler Murray. While the Heisman winner has declared his intention to play baseball, given that this year's QB class is so weak in comparison to other years, Murray may be tempted to give the NFL a try. If for whatever reason, Murray were to declare for the NFL Draft, the Jaguars would be a good fit for him. Murray needs to go to a team with some talent on it, not a team starting from zero. If Murray chooses to give the NFL a try, the Jags are a good fit.
2 RB: Damien Harris - Indianapolis Colts
Damien Harris is a 5-foot-11, 215-pound running back out of the University of Alabama is considered one of if not the best running back prospect to come out of college this season. Harris has put up a solid four-year career down in Tuscaloosa and will look to take his talents to the National Football League.
One team that would be a great fit for Harris is none other than the Colts. The Colts are a team that could use a solid running back committee to help create opportunities for their franchise quarterback Andrew Luck to have more success. Look for the Colts to take the Alabama running back and to pair him up with one of the better up-and-coming offensive lines in all of football.
1 WR: A.J. Brown - Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Brown is a 6-foot-1, 225-pound wide receiver out of Ole Miss University and is highly regarded as potentially the best wide receiver in the draft class. Brown has played on his junior year with the Rebels, but his numbers have been insane in just that single season. One team that could use A.J. Brown is the Cincinnati Bengals, who could make him their second starting receiver named A.J.
Having a beast athlete like Brown to go with A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd would create a nice receiving corps in Cincinnati. Having Boyd go to the slot and the A.J.'s in Brown and Green out on the numbers would be a solid upgrade for the Bengals moving forward. Andy Dalton gaining another weapon that can consistently put up some numbers would be huge for Cincinnati.