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2019 NFL Draft Scouting Report

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 24 Utah State at Boise State Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Connor McGovern, G/C, Penn St.

McGovern is really talented lineman that brings a lot of versatility to any offensive line. I think he’s shown good progression throughout his career and has a high ceiling. I like his quickness and balance he shows and I think he uses his hands effectively. His pass blocking stands out to me as one of his strengths. I’d like to see him a little more aggressive in the run and he needs to latch unto defenders better, but McGovern has potential to be an NFL starter very early in his career.

Penn State v Illinois

Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

Taylor is a quick OT that does a good job of latching unto defenders. I think he’s pretty aware too. He’s always looking for stuns and delayed blitzers. Even though he’s pretty quick, I did see him struggle at times with speed rushers though. However, he usually had the ability to push them past the QB; but the fact is he got beat. Now, he’s got the ability to be a really good pass blocker but again, he’s inconsistent in this area. I think he needs to get stronger and work on his base. As for run blocking, I think he does a good job of eliminating defenders on plays but I’d like to see him drive more and be more aggressive. Overall, I am not as high on him as others are, mainly because of his inconsistencies, but he’s clearly got talent and potential to be a good NFL tackle.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 10 South Carolina at Florida Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Darwin Thompson, RB, Utah St.

Thompson is such a fun player to watch. He’s the definition of a playmaker; extremely fast, soft hands, elite balance and a tough running style. The main thing that is going to hurt him is his size – 5’-8” 200 lbs. There really isn’t much I could find that I didn’t like about Thompson. He’s a shifty back with deadly speed that can take it to the house anytime he touches the ball.

Utah State v Hawaii Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images

Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

Hall is another fun player to watch. First off, his speed is deceptively good. He’s such a smooth runner – it looks like it just comes naturally to him. He can get to top speed pretty quickly and has soft hands. I also was pretty impressed with his route running. I think he cuts well, has tremendous body control and again his smooth running style helps him not only run fast but run clean routes. I really like Hall and think he would be an awesome addition to the Miami offense.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 17 Missouri at Tennessee Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

Jacobs is eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft but has not declared. I am writing about him though simply because he’s become one of my favorite players to watch. He’s got everything you look for in a RB – size, toughness, soft hands, good speed, terrific motor. I could go on and on about him. If he declares, many believe he could be the first RB taken.

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl - Alabama v Oklahoma Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images