The 2019 NFL Draft Class looks like it’s going to be a great one, with plenty of depth at wide receiver and the pass rush. With this in mind, it can be tough to nail down who my favorite prospects are, because I feel that many of these players are equally deserving.
But for fun, let’s look at my five favorite prospects from the 2019 NFL Draft class (as of this writing, since I still have plenty more prospects to watch). These don’t have to be prospects you’d want on the Titans by the way.
Also, keep in mind these are my FAVORITE prospects, not necessarily the best ones. With that said, let’s get to the countdown!
5. Ed Oliver (DT, Houston)
Ed Oliver has become one of the more hyped draft prospects at any position in this year’s draft class, and for good reason. Oliver’s quick burst off the line of scrimmage, power and speed make him a highly appealing interior pass rusher for any team looking for an immediate upgrade there.
Apparently Oliver is scheduled to visit with the Titans soon. Is it an improbable sign?
4. Greedy Williams (CB, LSU)
Greedy Williams is a dream cover corner. His tackling ability may be a little lacking, but his cover ability comes down to a near mirror image of the receiver he’s facing against, so this easily offsets that issue. Tennessee can be listed as one of the teams not interested in him, but Williams should provide a terrific cornerstone for the next defense taking him in.
3. Kyler Murray (QB, Oklahoma)
While his height may be an issue for certain teams looking for a quarterback, Kyler Murray’s best traits make him worth the gamble in my opinion. His arm velocity—especially towards the deep sidelines—is sensational, and like fellow ex-Sooner Baker Mayfield he’s great at creating plays outside of structure while offering far more versatility as a scrambler.
Many people consider Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins the safer pick, but Murray is the more exciting, risk to high reward quarterback. If he can be put in the right hands (Kliff Kingsbury, perhaps?), he’s going to be waking up dangerous every Sunday.
2. Marquise Brown (WR, Oklahoma)
The only reason Marquise Brown’s draft stock isn’t outrageously high is because of the Lisfranc injury he suffered back in February. That could potentially be a big blow to a sensational receiving talent’s NFL career, but at full health Hollywood Brown is first class.
Brown’s vertical ability and breakaway speed are comparable to DeSean Jackson, and as soon as he has the ball in his hands he’s gone. He’s an exciting, potentially game changing weapon just as long as he gets back to full health, whether this season or the next.
1. Quinnen Williams (DT, Alabama)
This is it. This is my favorite prospect from any position from any draft class I’ve covered. Quinnen Williams is the real deal, a potential game changing interior pass rusher that I think could be even better than Ed Oliver!
While Williams had more talent around him in Bama, he was the face of that Crimson Tide defense. And everything that Oliver has—speed, quickness, and power—Williams has it as well, only he shows it off a little more consistently.
I haven’t seen a prospect consistently dominate his position the way Quinnen Williams has at DT, and I truly believe he is the real deal.
So, with this out of the way, let’s see your five favorite prospects from the 2019 class!