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NFL draft tier rankings: McShay's top-graded 2019 Day 1-2 prospects

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Todd McShay reacts to the news that the Giants will meet with Kyler Murray, saying New York has to take a quarterback in this year's draft. (1:31)

It's officially April, which means the 2019 NFL draft is right around the corner.

As rankings get some finishing touches, it's sometimes easier to compare players graded very close together by tiering them. Thanks to our Scouts Inc. draft grades, we can separate the top prospects into different groups to help predict where they will come off the board during the first three rounds of the draft.

Here are our draft tiers for 2019, covering all 117 prospects with a first-, second- or third-round grade, beginning with two excellent defensive linemen.

Jump to a tier: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Position breakdown


Tier 1

Grades of 95 or higher. Elite prospects. Should be immediate NFL starters and project as perennial All-Pro players. Worthy of a top-five pick most years.

2019: Two players | 2018 at this point: Three players

1. Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State (95)
2. Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama (95)