NFL Draft week is finally here. Stocks have risen and fall over the course of this process that began back in January.
This is our third and final update using Draft Scout to find the top FCS prospects. Nineteen players were selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. Draft Scout currently projects 20 players from the subdivision as potential 2019 draft picks.
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^ indicates a player's position rank or projected round has risen since our April 1 update, which can be found here.
|Alex Wesley||N. Col.||WR||43||7-FA|
|Joshua Miles||Morgan St.||OG||16^||7-FA|
|Reggie White Jr.||Monmouth||WR||32^||7^|
|Iosua Opeta||Weber St.||OG||11||6|
|Keelan Doss||UC Davis||WR||24||5-6|
|Jazz Ferguson||Northwestern St.||WR||20||4-5|
Top 5 Prospects:
5. Drew Forbes, Southeast Missouri St. OG
Projected: 4th-5th Round
Draft Scout ranks Forbes the 8th best offensive guard prospect. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder has seen his draft stock skyrocket since his senior season ended. His Pro Day showed just how athletic he is, running a 7.59-second 3-cone drill (would have been Top 10 for OL at the Combine) and a 4.87-second 40-yard dash, which would have been the fastest time at the Combine for an o-lineman.
4. Jordan Brown, South Dakota St. CB
Projected: 3rd-4th Round^
Brown is the 15th best cornerback prospect, per DraftScout. That's one spot better than where he was ranked on April 1. “It’s a huge blessing," Brown told HERO Sports. "Not a lot of people get to this point. I sit back and realize that everything is right there in front of you. Honestly, everything is right in your hands. No one can run fast for you. No one can interview well for you. It’s all in your hands and that’s a good feeling to know it’s all on your back and you have to go out there and give it your all every day.”
Brown College Stats and Highlights
3. Tytus Howard, Alabama St. OT
Projected: 3rd Round^
Draft Scout ranks Howard the 7th best offensive tackle prospect. That is way up from his No. 14 ranking at the start of this month. The 6-foot-6, 311-pounder impresses with his size and athleticism. Howard played quarterback in high school and arrived at Alabama State as a tight end.
2. Khalen Saunders, Western Illinois DT
Projected: 2nd-3rd Round^
The 6-foot-2, 310-pounder is ranked the 9th best defensive tackle prospect by DraftScout. Saunders was ranked 12th at the beginning of this month. He was described as dominant during the week of the Senior Bowl and tested well at the NFL Combine as he continues to climb draft boards.
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Saunders College Stats and Highlights
1. Nasir Adderley, Delaware FS
Projected: 1st-2nd Round^
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Draft Scout now ranks Adderley the No. 1 free safety prospect. They had him at No. 2 on April 1. Adderley is high on everyone's draft boards and is unquestionably the top prospect out of the FCS. He has been limited in front of scouts with some injuries, the latest being a hamstring injury at his Pro Day. But his Senior Bowl performance solidified his spot in the first or second round.
Adderley College Stats and Highlights
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