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.
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.
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.
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.
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.