It’s the time of year when ESPN NFL Draft experts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. start evaluating players and draft statuses every week. Over the next two months, we’ll see plenty of changes in their analysis.
But in early February, Kiper is particularly high on three former B1G stars; Ohio State’s Nick Bosa (DE) and Dwayne Haskins (QB) and Michigan’s Rashan Gary (DE). All three players were listed among his top 10 prospects entering the 2019 NFL Draft.
Like most draft analysts, Kiper has Bosa at the No. 1 overall spot. The former Buckeye has been nearly a lock at that top position since the college football season started.
After Bosa, Kiper has Haskins at No. 5 and Gary at No. 7 on his list. Those are pretty good spots for the former B1G stars.
It's still unclear whether Kyler Murray will commit to football, but @MelKiperESPN says he's got a shot to go in the top 10.
— ESPN (@espn) February 6, 2019
Kiper’s top 10 is primarily filled with SEC players, as six of the names hail from the conference. The only non-B1G or SEC prospect in the mix is Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray.
Ohio State is one of three programs to have two players listed in the top 10, along with Alabama and LSU. Michigan, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Georgia each have one.
There’s still plenty of time for things to change for Kiper, but the outlook is good early for Bosa, Haskins and Gary.