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Who are your guys in the 2019 NFL Draft?

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Every year in the NFL Draft we come across prospects we love, our guys.

I’m going to name some prospects from this year’s class I really like. I’m not talking about the consensus top picks. For this article I’m only going to name players I have seen projected to go after round one.

Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan

Practically every time I watched this guy it seemed like he was winning his assignment, and the numbers backed it up.

And while he gets pegged as an effort/motor guy, he posted some impressive athletic scores at the Combine.

Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State

I could go with a lot of receivers in this year’s class, but Campbell’s game-breaking speed just stands out to me. The team that picks him will manufacture touches to get the ball into his hands, but I think he’s more than a gadget player. I typically try to avoid obvious comparisons like this (especially when players had the same college coach), but I see a lot of Percy Harvin in his game.

Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State

To me he’s the Swiss army knife of offensive line prospects this year. I’m not sure where he’s going to play in the pros. Part of it will likely come down to where his team has a need. But I think he’s going to be really good somewhere on the offensive line. He does it all effectively. He’s a great pass blocker. He can run block. He can read what’s happening in front of him and adjust accordingly.

Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss

Last year the Jets drafted Chris Herndon in the fourth round. Herndon didn’t have much college production, but there were reasons that had nothing to do with Herndon’s ability. I think Knox is a candidate to be this year’s Herndon. Knox only caught 15 passes in 2018, but that isn’t necessarily because he’s inadequate as a receiver. He played on a team with three wide receivers who are going to be drafted. There weren’t many targets left for Knox. When he was going out on routes he looked explosive, and in the few chances he was given he flashed ability to use his size to win contested balls. He’s also a good blocker. I remember watching him pancake defensive linemen on back to back plays. The only problem for the Jets is that Knox doesn’t seem to be much of a secret. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him off the board before they pick in the third round.