The 2019 NFL Draft is a long ways away. That being said, a 2019 NFL Mock Draft can provide fans an early insight in to which players they should be paying attention to during the 2018 college football season.
ESPN’s Todd McShay released his “Way-To-Early” 2019 NFL Mock Draft (ESPN Insiders) and he has four Pac-12 players going in the first round.
The highest selected Pac-12 player was Washington offensive tackle Trey Adams at No. 5 overall. Adams tore his ACL in 2017, but at 6-foot-8, 327 pounds he is a mammoth tackle who could be a 10-year starter in the NFL.
Other Pac-12 picks include: Stanford running back Bryce Love (No. 18), Arizona State receiver N’Keal Harry (No. 25) and Oregon QB Justin Herbert (No. 26).
Love is an intriguing prospect because of his speed, receiving ability and production. He finished second in the Heisman voting, gaining 2,118 rushing yards in 2017. However, Love is just 5-foot-10 and does not have the build of an every down back at the next level.
Harry is a playmaker, flat out. He’s a big receiver at 6-foot-4, 216 pounds receiver who had 1,142 receiving yards in 2017. It would not be surprising if he is a top-10 pick by the end of this season. He could definitely be the first receiver taken in the 2019 draft.
Last, McShay has Justin Herbert going in the first-round. While Herbert has yet to put together a full season, some analysts have him ranked as the best QB in the 2019 draft class. At 6-foot-6, he has the ideal frame and arm to be a top-five draft pick.