We're through five weeks of the college football season, and the 2019 NFL draft class is just starting to take shape. You'll start to see some players moving up and down the big board. And with seven months still between us and draft night, there will be plenty of change still to come.
Even though he is recovering from abdominal surgery, Nick Bosa jumped to the top of my draft board. The Ohio State defensive end headlines a group of elite defensive linemen at the top of the rankings. Elsewhere, five new players entered my top-32 rankings, including a trio of quarterbacks.
Here are my top 32 players for next year's draft, updated from the preseason edition.
Note: Underclassmen are marked with an asterisk.
1. Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State*
Grade: 95 | Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 263 | Previous: 2
An elite talent (with elite bloodlines), Bosa isn't just a gifted pass-rusher; he always knows where the ball is and is active against the run. He projects best as a 4-3 defensive end in the NFL but is scheme-versatile with his length and power. Through three games, Bosa has six tackles for loss (TFL) and four sacks, but he will miss some time recovering from an abdominal injury suffered against TCU on Sept. 15. However, this isn't the type of injury that will worry NFL scouts.
2. Ed Oliver, DT, Houston*
Grade: 95 | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 292 | Previous: 1
You don't want to have to block this dude. Oliver explodes out of his stance, has elite initial quickness and is totally disruptive and usually unblockable one-on-one. He has great range and always plays hard. He has 27 tackles, including five for a loss, through four games. He is very powerful and compares to Aaron Donald. Watch out.