These are some of the players that should be drafted early in the first round. They are fantastic athletes and skilled football players. Sometimes NFL teams will care more about athleticism because they believe their coaching staff can make them better football players. A huge part of the draft process is the Scouting Combine that will start next week. These are some of the players I believe are the top talents in this year’s draft.
Myles Garrett: This is the consensus best player in the draft. The hype was built up around him coming out of high school, and he only exceeded expectations. His rare athleticism allows the defensive end to get to the QB quickly with an array of pass rush moves. His spin move and swim move are extremely fast and he has natural feet for a player his size. (6’5″ 270 lbs.) Many people will be shocked if Garrett is not the number 1 pick in this year’s draft. It’s easy to compare him to fellow Texas A&M Aggie Von Miller who has a defensive player of the year title, super bowl ring, and was the MVP of the super bowl. Don’t be surprised if Myles Garrett goes with the top pick to the Cleveland Browns.
Leonard Fournette: At LSU he has been the top running back since he arrived on campus. That is saying something for a college that puts out so much talent into the NFL. He is one of the most explosive runners in the history of college football. Some of his plays are simply legendary. He has great speed, quickness, and tackle breaking ability. People are comparing him to Adrian Peterson who has been the best running back in the NFL over the past decade. He has a very physical running style that could possibly lead to injuries. Behind a good offensive line, I could see him having a similar impact that Zeke Elliot had last year when he led the league in rushing as a rookie.
Jonathan Allen: Allen is the least flashy of these 3 players, but make no mistake Allen can make an impact from anywhere on the defensive line. Players with his kind of versatility are greatly valued by coaches. He actually played his high school football a town over from me at Stone Bridge High School before committing to Alabama. He could have easily left school for the NFL last year after winning a national championship but decided to go back and learn another year from one of the best college coaches ever. Any team would love to have a versatile defensive lineman like Allen.
All 3 of these players should be drafted early in the first round. They could make an impact right away in the NFL.