NFL Draft 2019: Ranking the 7 safest prospects to pick from SN’s big board

Each NFL staff will likely be trying so much for upside within the 2019 draft. The bonus is drafting a participant with a built-in excessive flooring of manufacturing with little cause to suppose he will not proceed to achieve his transition from school.

Threat and volatility come, to some extent, with each decide by the easy unsure nature of the draft. That mentioned, there may be loads of sturdiness and reliability to be present in.

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Whereas quarterbacks, broad receivers and pass-rushers can deliver large rewards, they carry greater bust charges than different positions, too. So you will not see any of these positions represented among the many most secure picks of the 2019 NFL Draft.

If you wish to see the most secure picks within the class of 2019, look no additional. Listed below are the seven first-round prospects within the 2019 draft to file below the “most secure” gamers to take.

1. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

SN’s large board rating: No. 7 total

The extra you watch what Hockenson did at Iowa, the extra you wish to watch him – and the extra you want him. At 6-5, 251 kilos, he does the whole lot properly on the place and may very well be a first-round decide on his inline blocking alone. His mega receiving expertise is a few fairly good gravy. He is destined to problem fellow Hawkeye George Kittle for title of finest all-around tight finish within the recreation.

2. Devin White, ILB, LSU

SN’s large board rating: No. 10 total

White (6-0, 237 kilos) has the pace, vary, instincts and management qualities that NFL groups covet on the place. He wants little teaching past telling him the place to play in a 4-Three or 3-Four formation and letting him unfastened to do his flying-around-the-field factor.

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3. Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

SN’s large board rating: No. 15 total

Jacobs is that this yr’s Ezekiel Elliott or Saquon Barkley by way of standing out as essentially the most full again in his class. Jacobs (5-10, 220 kilos) shouldn’t be as large as both, however can keep on the sector for 3 downs, get each yard that is there – and extra – and do all of the little issues proper as properly.

4. Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

SN’s large board rating: No. 19 total

It is not an accident the Crimson Tide are all the time properly represented on lists like these. Past Williams’ ultimate dimension that can enable him to be at the least a rock of a proper deal with (6-4, 302 kilos), he has smarts, toughness and a hardworking nature that set him as much as thrive and endure for a lot of seasons.

5. Garrett Bradbury, C, N.C. State

SN’s large board rating: No. 39 total

Bradbury is one other simple plug-and-play offensive line anchor with related dimension to Williams at 6-3, 306 kilos. His energy, athleticism and intelligence may also serve him properly as he’ll quickly be beginning within the center for an NFL staff immediately – and for a very long time.

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6. Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

SN’s large board rating: No. 17 total

Clemson linemen Clelin Ferrell and Dexter Lawrence aren’t fairly as protected as their teammate Wilkins (6-3, 315 kilos). That is as a result of he is essentially the most versatile of the bunch and is much less much less position- and scheme-dependent for delivering within the NFL. He can get to quarterbacks and gradual the run wherever he goes.

7. Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

SN’s large board rating: No. 56 total

Abram is the one first round-worthy security as a result of what you see is what you get in his 5-11, 205-pound body. He is a quick, bodily defender sure to hit it out of the park as a havoc-wreaking upfield and lateral tackler.

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