It’s the final countdown.
Here is the final NBC Sports Washington NFL Big Board for 2019. This ranking of the top 100 prospects in the NFL Draft comes from a combination of homework and NFL sources.
Before diving in, some notes…
*The Redskins met with Maryland safety Darnell Savage Jr. Tuesday, sources told yours truly and JP Finlay. Savage is one of the true risers in this class with a 20-40 draft projection. Teams eyeing the free safety include the Colts, Patriots, Chargers and Redskins, per sources.
Of those teams interested in Savage, only the Redskins’ current picks are outside of that 20-40 range. The key word there might be current.
Senior VP of Player Personnel Doug Williams told reporters Monday that there’s a “great possibility” of a trade down from 15 depending on which players remain on the board. The interest in Savage isn’t with the current pick, but if they move down.
*For all the quarterback talk, where the offensive line run begins could drive the first round.
While the Jaguars might select Florida tackle Jawaan Taylor seventh overall, the span to watch is 9-12. Offensive line ranks among needs for these four teams (Bills, Broncos, Bengals, Packers) and several prospects, including Alabama’ Jonah Williams and Oklahoma’s Cody Ford are worthy of consideration in this range.
However, OL isn’t the top priority for any of the four. My latest mock draft had all going with another position. The final debate will come down, in part, to whether the teams think they can address their line needs on Day 2.
The butterfly effect comes with teams selecting 15-23. The Redskins and Panthers (16) would surely focus elsewhere. The Vikings would still have a viable option in NC State center Garrett Bradbury, but the Seahawks (21), Ravens (22) and Texans (23) would probably move in other directions. This scenario also improves the chances that Boston College’s Chris Lindstrom and Texas A&M’s Erik McCoy go in the first.
Ford is considered the top guard prospect, making him an obvious option for the Redskins.
* Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat remains a top 10 prospect on this list, but that’s without a true understanding of his enlarged heart condition. According to a source familiar with the situation, some teams are comfortable with his situation while others removed the athletic freak from their draft board.
Not sure if we can infer there’s a potential slide coming with Sweat declining his invitation to attend the draft. My expectation is he remains in my final mock draft with the Panthers at 16 and Seahawks at 21 as the floor.
*If you missed it, I recently shared league thoughts on the passers. Not to get all indecisive, but at this point, I could see four selected by 17 or two sliding deep into round one. From a draft range perspective, Drew Lock’s feels the largest, stretching from 10 to 32.
*Using some Vegas prop bet lines for the first round, I’d go under on one running back and 2 1/2 wide receivers. Oklahoma’s Marquise Brown is the only receiver I feel good slotting into round one, but D.K. Metcalf, A.J. Brown and N’Keal Harry won’t wait for long on Day 2.
NBC Sports Washington’s final 2019 NFL Draft Big Board
1. Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
2. Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
3. Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
4. Devin White, LB, LSU
5. Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky
6. Montez Sweat, DE, Miss. St.
7. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
8. Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
9. Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
10. Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson
11. Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
12. Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
13. Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
14. Cody Ford, G/T, Oklahoma
15. Jeffery Simmons, DT, Miss. State
16. Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
17. Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
18. Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
19. Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
20. Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
21. DeAndre Baker, CB, Georgia
22. Andre Dillard, OT, Wash. State
23. Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
24. Johnathan Abram, S, Miss. St.
25. Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
26. Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
27. Garrett Bradbury, C, NC State
28. N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
29. Chris Lindstrom, G, BC
30. Darnell Savage, S, Maryland
31. A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi
32. Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
33. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi
34. Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M
35. Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
36. Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
37. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
38. Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
39. Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
40. Irv Smith, TE, Alabama
41. Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington
42. Nassir Adderley, FS, Delaware
43. Chase Winovich, LB, Michigan
44. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
45. Jaylon Ferguson, DE, La. Tech
46. L.J Collier, DE, TCU
47. Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia
48. Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
49. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
50. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
51. Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
52. Oshane Ximines, DE, ODU
53. Dre'Mont Jones, DE/DT, Ohio State
54. Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State
55. Connor McGovern, G, Penn State
56. Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
57. Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
58. Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State
59. Gerald Willis, DT, Miami
60. Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
61. Ryan Finley, QB, NC State
62. Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson
63. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
64. Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis
65. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
66. Zach Allen, DE, Boston College
67. Lonnie Johnson Jr., CB, Kentucky
68. D'Andre Walker, LB, Georgia
69. Jachai Polite, LB, Florida
70. Chuma Edoga, T, USC
71. David Long, CB, Michigan
72. Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State
73. Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
74. Joe Jackson, DE, Miami
75. Amani Hooker, S, Iowa
76. Yodny Cajuste, T, West Virginia
77. Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State
78. Dru Samia, G, Oklahoma
79. JoeJuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt
80. Greg Little, T, Mississippi
81. Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M
82. Charles Omenihu, DL, Texas
83. Damian Harris, RB, Alabama
84. Michael Jordan, G, Ohio State
85. Dawson Knox, TE, Mississippi
86. David Edwards, T, Wisconsin
87. Andy Isabella, WR, Umass
88. Will Harris, S, Boston College
89. Christian Miller, LB, Alabama
90. Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic
91. Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan
92. Nate Davis, G, Charlotte
93. Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia
94. Bobby Okereke, LB, Stanford
95. Michael Deiter, G, Wisconsin
96. Ben Powers, G, Oklahoma
97. Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri
98. Marvell Tell, S, USC
99. Dionte Johnson, WR, Toledo
100. Terrill Hanks, ILB, New Mexico State
MORE REDSKINS NEWS:
- What Could Have Been: Browns tried to trade up for Sean Taylor 15 years ago
- Colt's Setback: QB missing OTAs to recover from another procedure
- Trading Back?: Doug Williams doesn't rule out possibility
- Mock Draft 21.0: Could Nick Bosa steal No. 1 overall from Kyler Murray