NFL Draft: Top offensive players available by position

Some of the top offensive players, by position, available in the NFL draft, which takes place April 25-27 in Nashville, Tennessee (x-indicates early entrant to draft):


Position outlook: The most interesting player in the draft and a few players likely to be selected earlier than they should because that’s what happens with quarterbacks.

x-Kyler Murray, 5-foot-10, 205, Oklahoma.

Strengths: Explosive athlete with a strong arm, nice touch and solid accuracy.

Weaknesses: Kyler Murray is small. You might have heard.

Fact: Murray’s Allen (Texas) High School team went 43-0 at with three championships in the state’s most competitive division.

Gone by: Certainly seems as if he will be No. 1 selection to Cardinals.

x-Dwayne Haskins, 6-3, 230, Ohio State.

Strengths: Big guy with a big arm who commands his offense.

Weaknesses: Heavy-footed and prone to fall back against pressure. Only 14 career starts.

Fact: Led the nation with 4,831 yards passing and 50 touchdowns last season.

Gone by: Even if the teams currently in the top 10 don’t want Haskins, good bet someone will trade up to grab him.

Drew Lock, 6-4, 228, Missouri.

Strengths: Size, arm and athleticism.

Weaknesses: Accuracy and ability to throw with varying speeds are inconsistent.

Fact: Four-year starter at Missouri.

Gone by: Might not be a top-15 player, but good chance he’s a top-15 pick.

Daniel Jones, 6-5, 231, Duke.

Strengths: Combo of size and athleticism is top level.

Weaknesses: Decision making was often questionable and release needs to be sped up.

Fact: Three years as a starter under coach David Cutcliffe, aka the guy who coached Peyton and Eli Manning in college.

Gone by: Pretty good chance Jones gets taken in the first round.

Others to watch: Ryan Finley, QB, North Carolina State; Jarrett Stidham, Auburn; Will Grier, West Virginia; Tyree Jackson, Buffalo.