Based on these comments, there’s a good chance when the 2019 NFL Draft rolls around that two of the first players selected hail from the Big Ten.
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report recently published an article ranking the top NFL prospects in college football for 2018 based on information he’s gathered from speaking to unnamed scouts. Of the 10 players mentioned, two of the top three hail from the Big Ten.
Here are the two players listed out and the quotes provided for each of them:
Nick Bosa, Edge-Rusher, Ohio State
Scout’s Quote: “I love Nick Bosa. I wasn’t 100 percent sure on Joey coming out (stupid me), but I won’t make that mistake twice. He’s the real deal. Excellent instincts and feel for the quarterback as a young rusher.”
Rashan Gary, Defensive Tackle, Michigan
Scout’s Quote: “In any other class, this dude is talked about as the hands-down best player. It’s just a really good draft class.”