NFL Draft picks 2019: Who are the best players still available?

As the 2019 NFL Draft unfolds and the best players available slowly dwindle from teams’ big boards, we’ll see plenty of reaches and steals.

Here is a look at the best 100 prospects available in the 2019 NFL Draft regardless of position, and how high each might be picked in relation to other players based on team needs, position scarcity and other factors. Also included are the rankings of the best players in the 2019 NFL Draft by position.

Sporting News will keep track of the options remaining as NFL teams make their picks in the early rounds.

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6. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

Metcalf is a classic size-speed prospect at 6-4, 230 pounds who can both stretch the field and use his strength to catch contested balls in traffic and in the red zone.

11. Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

Taylor offers great agility, smarts and technique to handle most athletic edge-rushers given his size at 6-5, 334 pounds. Scouts have learned that he is meant to be a left tackle.

15. Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma

Ford is a tough mauler at 6-4, 330 pounds who can open running lanes from right tackle. He is athletic enough to develop into a top pass-blocker in time, too.

17. Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Williams carries a long, lean frame at 6-3, 184 pounds with rare speed, quickness and agility for his size. He is not the most physical player, but he is fundamentally sound in coverage, and he uses his length well at the line to break up routes.

21. Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

What Murphy gives up in size (5-11, 170 pounds) and press coverage potential, he makes up for in speed, aggressiveness and ball-hawking skills.

23. Irv Smith, TE, Alabama

Smith is a technically sound run blocker and route runner who has shown some vertical receiving juice to go with compact size (6-3, 243 pounds).

27. Jaylon Ferguson, OLB/DE, Louisiana Tech

Carrying some nice pop as a pass-rusher and having been productive in that area, Ferguson will get on the field first in the NFL as a big (6-5, 269 pounds), natural run-stopper on the edge.

29. Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington

McGary has moved up the board as he has proved to scouts he can match his massive frame (6-7, 317 pounds) with power and explosiveness. He is athletic enough to handle at least starting at right tackle before rounding out his footwork and agility to possibly play on the left side.

30. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

Entering the draft as a four-year starter from Missouri, Lock has the arm to go with his ideal size at 6-4, 225 pounds. He also has the fearlessness and elusiveness NFL teams like in an aggressive, downfield passer.

Dalton Risner

31. Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State

Risner is a technically sound lineman with a mean streak to pair with his physicality. He is being undersold as a pass blocker, but he is already a huge (6-3, 308 pounds) asset in the running game.

35. Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

Mullen is emerging after an up-and-down 2018 season to stand out with his size (6-1, 194 pounds), speed, length and physicality.

37. Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State

As a deep threat, Harmon’s size (6-3, 214 pounds) and speed stand out. But he is also a savvy route-runner and a tough, willing blocker.

39. Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State

Jones is a natural inside pass-rusher who needs some bulking (6-3, 283 pounds) and coaching before he can be used consistently on running downs. But he can develop quickly in that area.

A.J. Brown

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

Brown, at 6-1, 230 pounds, fits the profile as a No. 1 wide receiver in the NFL. He is a strong-handed, reliable route runner who is tough enough to make big plays after the catch, even in traffic.

41. Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

Little has the size (6-5, 325 pounds), agility and athleticism to suggest great upside as a pass protector, but his technique needs refinement, and he must learn how to better use his strength to his advantage.

42. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

Butler has a massive frame for the position at 6-6, 225 pounds. He can dominate in going up to get balls in traffic, especially in the red zone.

43. Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

At 6-0, 212 pounds, Rapp plays like an extra linebacker with his work in run support. He also is capable against the pass, at his best when blitzing and covering a short area.

44. Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

Adderley has a good blend of cornerback coverage traits and physical tackling against the run and after the catch, playing longer and meaner than size at 6-0, 200 pounds.

45. Mack Wilson, ILB, Alabama

Wilson has the size (6-2, 236 pounds), ranginess and toughness against the run to be the next solid inside clean-up man from the Tide.

46. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

At 5-11, 216 pounds, Montgomery has emerged as a strong, all-around feature back prospect. He finishes runs strong and has shown some good hands and wiggle as a receiver.

47. Jachai Polite, OLB/DE, Florida

Although a little undersized at 6-2, 242 pounds, Polite’s speed and athleticism are off the charts. He is a freak who channels some of former Gator Jevon Kearse. He just needs to harness it better.

48. Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

Thornhill has great size (6-0, 210 pounds), smarts and coverage skills. He also cleans up well against the run.

49. Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

Cajuste plays with good power and length at 6-5, 315 pounds, and he is best pure edge run blocker in the class. He needs to become a smoother pass protector in order to be trusted on the left side.

50. Zach Allen, DE, Boston College

At 6-5, 280 pounds, Allen is a big, smart, strong, high-effort player who excels at stopping the run. He has room to grow as a pass-rusher, too.

West Virginia’s Will Grier got his 2018 season off to a roaring start with 429 yards and five touchdowns.

  • 51. Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
  • 52. Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
  • 53. Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
  • 54. Te’Von Coney, ILB, Notre Dame
  • 55. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
  • 56. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
  • 57. Joe Jackson, DE, Miami
  • 58. Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
  • 59. Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

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  • 60. Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis
  • 61. Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
  • 62. Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
  • 63. Chris Lidstrom, G, Boston College
  • 64. David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
  • 65. Gerald Willis III, DT, Miami
  • 66. Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
  • 67. Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State
  • 68. T.J. Edwards, OLB, Wisconsin
  • 69. Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic

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  • 70. Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt
  • 71. Jacquan Johnson, S, Miami
  • 72. Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State
  • 73. Eiijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia
  • 74. Oshane Ximines, DE, Old Dominion
  • 75. Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford
  • 76. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
  • 77. Dexter Williams, RB, Notre Dame
  • 78. Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
  • 79. Charles Omenihu, DE, Texas

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  • 80. Ryan Finley, QB, N.C. State
  • 81. L.J. Scott, RB, Michigan State
  • 82. Isaiah Buggs, DT, Alabama
  • 83. Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo
  • 84. Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M
  • 86. Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
  • 87. De’Andre Walker, OLB/DE, Georgia
  • 88. Michael Dieter, G, Wisconsin
  • 89. Chase Winovich, DE, Michigan

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  • 90. Beau Benzschawel, G, Wisconsin
  • 91. Andy Isabella, WR, UMass
  • 92. Michael Jordan, G, Ohio State
  • 93. Amani Hooker, S, Iowa
  • 94. Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State
  • 95. Emanuel Hall, WR Missouri
  • 96. Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma
  • 97. Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame
  • 98. Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M
  • 99. Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia
  • 100. Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern

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Rank Player
1. Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State
2. Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
3. Drew Lock, Missouri
4. Daniel Jones, Duke
5. Will Grier, West Virginia
6. Ryan Finley, N.C. State
7. Clayton Thorson, Northwestern
8. Tyree Jackson, Buffalo
9. Brett Rypien, Boise State
10. Jarrett Stidham, Auburn
11. Gardner Minshew, Washington State
12. Jordan Ta’amu, Ole Miss
13. Easton Stick, North Dakota State

Running backs

Rank Player
1. Josh Jacobs, Alabama
2. David Montgomery, Iowa State
3. Damien Harris, Alabama
4. Darrell Henderson, Memphis
5. Miles Sanders, Penn State
6. Devin Singletary, Florida Atlantic
7. Elijah Holyfield, Georgia
8. Dexter Williams, Notre Dame
9. L.J. Scott, Michigan State
10. Bryce Love, Stanford
11. Justice Hill, Oklahoma State
12. Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma
13. Benny Snell, Kentucky
14. Mike Weber, Ohio State
15. Karan Higdon, Michigan
16. Myles Gaskin, Washington
17. Ryquell Armstead, Temple

Wide receivers

Rank Player
1. D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss
2. Marquise Brown, Oklahoma
3. N’Keal Harry, Arizona State
4. Kelvin Harmon, N.C. State
5. A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
6. Hakeem Butler, Iowa State
7. Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
8. Parris Campbell, Ohio State
9. Terry McLaurin, Ohio State
10. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford
11. Riley Ridley, Georgia
12. Anthony Johnson, Buffalo
13. Emanuel Hall, Missouri
14. Andy Isabella, Massachusetts
15. Miles Boykin, Notre Dame
16. Mecole Hardman, Georgia

Tight ends

Rank Player
1. T.J. Hockenson, Iowa
2. Irv Smith, Alabama
3. Noah Fant, Iowa
4. Kaden Smith, Stanford
5. Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M
6. Foster Moreau, LSU
7. Josh Oliver, San Jose State

Offensive tackles

Rank Player
1. Jawaan Taylor, Florida
2. Andre Dillard, Washington State
3. Cody Ford, Oklahoma
4. Jonah Williams, Alabama
5. Kaleb McGary, Washington
6. Dalton Risner, Kansas State
7. Greg Little, Ole Miss
8. Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia
9. David Edwards, Wisconsin
10. Tytus Howard, Alabama State


Rank Player
1. Chris Lidstrom, Boston College
2. Michael Dieter, Wisconsin
3. Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin
4. Michael Jordan, Ohio State


Rank Player
1. Garrett Bradbury, N.C. State
2. Elgton Jenkins, Mississippi State
3. Erik McCoy, Texas A&M

Defensive ends/outside linebackers (edge rushers)

Rank Player
1. Nick Bosa, Ohio State
2. Josh Allen, Kentucky
3. Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
4. Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
5. Brian Burns, Florida State
6. Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech
7. Jachai Polite, Florida
8. Zach Allen, Boston College
9. Joe Jackson, Miami
10. Oshane Ximines, Old Dominion
11. Charles Omenihu, Texas
12. De’Andre Walker, Georgia
13. Chase Winovich, Michigan
14. Austin Bryant, Clemson
15. Christian Miller, Alabama

Defensive tackles

Rank Player
1. Quinnen Williams, Alabama
2. Rashan Gary, Michigan
3. Ed Oliver, Houston
4. Dexter Lawrence, Clemson
5. Christian Wilkins, Clemson
6. Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame
7. Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State
8. Gerald Willis, Miami
9. Isaiah Buggs, Alabama
10. Greg Gaines, Washington


Rank Player
1. Devin White, LSU
2. Devin Bush, Michigan
3. Mack Wilson, Alabama
4. Te’Von Coney, Notre Dame
5. T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin
6. Khailil Hodge, Buffalo


Rank Player
1. Greedy Williams, LSU
2. Byron Murphy, Washington
3. Deandre Baker, Georgia
4. Treyvon Mullen, Clemson
5. Rock Ya-Sin, Temple
6. Julian Love, Notre Dame
7. Amani Oruwariye, Penn State
8. Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt
9. Lonnie Johnson, Kentucky


Rank Player
1. Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State
2. Taylor Rapp, Washington
3. Nasir Adderley, Delaware
4. Juan Thornhill, Virginia
5. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida
6. Deionte Thompson, Alabama
7. Jacquan Johnson, Miami
8. Amani Hooker, Iowa


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