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Mel Kiper Unveils His New Top 5 For 2019 NFL Draft

Mel Kiper gives NFL Draft analysis on ESPN.


As the 2018 college football season winds down, more in-depth analysis of the 2019 NFL Draft prospects will pick up.

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released a brand new Big Board, reflecting his top selections in the next draft.

The new list saw movement in the top-five, with Kentucky OLB Josh Allen jumping into fourth. LSU cornerback Greedy Williams fell to No. 5, which in turn forced Oregon QB Justin Herbert out of the top-five.

Kiper still has Ohio State DE Nick Bosa as his No. 1 prospect. Notably, Bosa has not played a down for Ohio State since announcing that he would sit out the rest of 2018 to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Allen ascended to the top-five following a stellar 2018 campaign in which he had 84 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, and 14.0 sacks. All of those numbers led the team.

Naturally, the absence of offensive players doesn't mean that a QB like Oregon's Justin Herbert won't go in the Top-5.

The Oakland Raiders (2-9) and New York Giants (3-8) would both have top selections in the draft if the season ended today and are both candidates for drafting a QB.