2019 NFL Draft Rumors – Update 1/16

One of the best things about the draft is all of the NFL Draft Rumors that come out from reports and media people throughout this entire process. Some of this comes from contacts from within NFL teams while other may be just hearsay. At NFL Draft Geek we provide you with the recent rumors that are out there so you can stay on top of them while also providing our takes on that said rumor. Hope you enjoy the 2019 NFL Draft Rumors page!

2019 NFL Draft Rumors

January 16th

Jonah Williams Not a Top 10 Prospect?

This news comes to us in Tony’s Monday Shrine Game Notes where he shares some news and notes that he has received from his sources at the game. One thing stuck out to me regarding Jonah Williams who Tony doesn’t think is a top 10 pick and should be moved inside to guard.

Since the national title game, I’ve spoken with at least a dozen insiders and scouts …. The earliest grade I’ve received on him is the mid-first round, while some project him as a second-round selection. Everyone I’ve spoken with projects Williams to guard at the next level.

Our Take: Williams has been one of our top ranked prospects in the 2019 class and was even the top rated player on our board early this summer. While Williams is clearly the top rated offensive lineman there are concerns about his length and he struggled at various times throughout the 2018 season. That being said, the need for offensive lineman has been enormous lately and we’ve seen other prospects such as Mike McGlinchey and Kolton Miller get drafted a lot higher than most expected. While I think some elite defensive talent could push Williams down, I still think he’s right in the range of a back end top 10 pick.

January 13th

Dolphins Passing on QB in 2019?

With a new coaching staff coming to the Dolphins, presumably lead by Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores, the mind is moving towards a rebuild. But what’s news here is that instead of getting a new quarterback and building around him, they are going to take a pass this year and look to build up the team first.

the Dolphins already are thinking about rebuilding and trying to land one of the trumpeted quarterbacks from the class of 2020, which includes Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon’s Justin Herbert

Our Take: This shouldn’t be too big of a surprise as the 2019 quarterback class is relatively weak. Dwayne Haskins seems like the surest bet but he’ll be long gone before the 13th pick and the Dolphins likely are looking at Daniel Jones, Drew Lock and possibly Kyler Murray. This way the Dolphins can get by with Ryan Tannehill for another year while either adding weapons or solidifying both lines.

January 10th

Could Haskins Slide?

In a recent article by ESPN they cover all the top quarterbacks for the 2019 NFL Draft highlighting who they are, where they have them ranked and then what the NFL thinks of them.

In the section about Haskins, Mike Sando drops a quote from an “NFL evaluator” about Haksins being available later in the first round.

You might be able to get Haskins later in the first round. I think he is a little more known than some of the others in terms of projecting what he will be.”

Our Take: While Haskins has long been considered the top prospect in this class (after Herbert announced his return to Oregon) I still felt that Haskins would have been better off returning to Ohio State for another year. Sure he has talent and I see someone who could develop into a franchise quarterback, but he still needs work in certain areas.

Because of that I wouldn’t be surprised or shocked to see him fall. As stated I feel he has developing to do and if a team feels that he isn’t quite ready to come in or that there is a positional player that could impact their team quicker, they could pass on Haskins. The quote also compared him to Teddy Bridgewater and if you remember, Bridgewater was long considered to be the first quarterback taken but fell to 32nd overall. I don’t think this will happen, but it could.

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