Potential RSO in 2019 draft

by Larry Parker, GBN Investigative College Football Analyst

September 26, 2019

After putting together my first opening round projection of the year earlier this week, one of the things that jumped out is the notion that we could see a lot more Redshirt Sophomores than normal declaring for this particular draft. Obviously, I doubt ALL of the ones that I’m listing below will declare, but, Wisconsin C Tyler Biadasz, for example, is a truly rare interior offensive lineman that I believe could potentially make that jump and go in the 1st round if he were to enter the upcoming draft. Plus, there are many others that I think could also go in the first or second day area. The RSOs with impact potential that I could possibly see making the leap for 2019 are:

QB
Dwayne Haskins – Ohio State
WR
D.K. Metcalf – Mississippi
Tyler Vaughns – USC
Dez Fitzpatrick – Louisville
TE
Albert Okwuegbunam – Missouri
T.J. Hockenson – Iowa
Kaden Smith – Stanford
Matt Bushman – BYU
OG
Tommy Kraemer – Notre Dame
C
Tyler Biadasz – Wisconsin
DE
Nick Coe – Auburn
Curtis Weaver – Boise State
DT
Quinnen Williams – Alabama
OLB
Paddy Fisher – Northwestern
CB
Greedy Williams – LSU
Byron Murphy – Washington
Chase Lucas – Arizona State
S
David Dowell – Michigan State
I’m particularly interested to see what Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson does. In many respects to my eyes, Hockenson has looked like a better NFL prospect than Noah Fant, his highly rated TE co-starter. Of course, its also a huge week for OSU QB Haskins as his Buckeyes play at Penn State Saturday night in what is shaping up as the ‘game of the year’ in the B10.