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.
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.
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.