McShay’s Top 32 prospects for 2019: A new top quarterback

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  • Todd McShayESPN Senior Writer


    • ESPN College Football and NFL Draft Analyst
    • Joined ESPN in 2006
    • Played quarterback in high school and was a backup QB for the University of Richmond.

Bowl games are kicking off and the Jan. 14 deadline to declare for the 2019 NFL draft is drawing near. The class is starting to clear up, but there is still plenty of time for change over the next four months.

Yes, just two new players enter the top 32, but one could be a highly coveted quarterback come April.

Here are my top 32 players for next year’s draft, updated from the Dec. 4 version. Be sure to check out our full draft rankings and my Mock Draft 1.0 as well.

Note: Underclassmen are marked with an asterisk.

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1. Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State*

Grade: 95 | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 263 | Previous: 1

An elite talent (with elite bloodlines), Bosa isn’t just a gifted pass-rusher; he always knows where the ball is and is active against the run. He projects best as a 4-3 defensive end in the NFL but is scheme-versatile with his length and power. Bosa had six tackles for loss (TFL) and four sacks in three games before suffering an abdominal injury against TCU on Sept. 15. This isn’t the type of injury that will worry NFL scouts, and he has since withdrawn from school and declared for the draft.

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