Todd McShay lists 3 B1G defensive stars in Top 10 NFL Draft prospects
Todd McShay is one of the most respected NFL Draft experts in the business. His analysis is frequently viewed as some of the most accurate work on the subject.
With the college football season over, players and fans are shifting their attention to the NFL combine and NFL Draft over the next few months. Players are working hard to impress scouts and earn that big payday, while fans want their schools and teams to be well-represented.
McShay recently unveiled his top 10 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft. Surprisingly, there were no offensive names on that list. That’s right, each of his top players available were defensive standouts.
Three of those players came from the B1G.
Coming in at the top spot overall was Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa. He was considered one of the top defensive linemen in college football in 2018 and had been perceived as an early first round draft pick since the start of the season.
Bosa was injured in Ohio State’s third game of the season and decided not to return and instead focus on his future in the NFL.
— ESPN (@espn) January 15, 2019
The two other B1G stars both hail from Michigan. Defensive lineman Rashan Gary was listed at No. 6, while linebacker Devin Bush came in at No. 8.
Gary missed a month of the 2018 season due to a shoulder injury. He returned for the final four games of the year and served as an anchor on one of the strongest defensive lines in the country. Bush appeared in every regular season game for the Wolverines and was named the B1G Linebacker and Defensive Player of the Year this fall.
Neither player participated in Michigan’s Peach Bowl game.
In February, players will begin workouts at the NFL combine, hoping to improve their draft stock as the NFL Draft approaches.
The 2019 NFL Draft will get underway on Thursday, April 25 and will end on Saturday, April 27.