The halfway mark of the college football season is here, and the 2019 NFL draft class is clearing up little by little. With each week, players will move up and down the board. And with half a year still between us and draft night, there will be plenty of change still to come.
Seven new players enter the top 32, and a pair of quarterbacks exit. Alabama added three more players to the mix (five total), including the exciting safety Deionte Thompson.
Here are my top 32 players for next year's draft, updated from the Oct. 2 version.
Note: Underclassmen are marked with an asterisk.
1. Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State*
Grade: 95 | Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 263 | Previous: 1
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. Bosa had six tackles for loss (TFL) and four sacks in three games before suffering an abdominal injury against TCU on Sept. 15. He announced he will withdraw from school to focus on recovery and preparing for the draft. 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: 2
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 46 tackles, including a ridiculous 11.5 for a loss and two sacks, through six games. He is very powerful and compares to Aaron Donald. Watch out.
Georgia's defense comes away with interception
Deandre Baker reads the pass and picks off Middle Tennessee QB Brent Stockstill on fourth down.