The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft is in the books, and while most of the top prospects have already heard their names called, there are still a large number of quality prospects on the board. According to Chat Sports NFL Draft analyst Tom Downey, there are three players with clear first-round grades still on the board. Here are the top 10 players still available on his big board:
10) Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
The size (6-foot-4, 216 lbs.), speed, and production (68 catches, 1,085 yards, 12 touchdowns) are all there for Sutton, but the questions with him come from playing against Group of 5 competition and inconsistencies in his game.
9) Justin Reid, S, Stanford
Reid can do everything on the field and play either safety position. He’s not a super athlete but has a high football IQ and is always where he’s supposed to be.
8) James Daniels, C/OG, Iowa
Daniels is exceptionally quick - especially for someone weighing over 300 pounds, and is very smart, but needs to get stronger. That speed and athleticism would make him a great fit in zone blocking schemes.
7) Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
Harrison has been a reliable part of Alabama's secondary each of the past two years and showcased his all-around game in 2017, racking up 74 tackles with 7.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and three interceptions. He should be able to make an immediate impact for whoever drafts him.
6) Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
If a team is looking to upgrade their offensive line, this would be a slam dunk. Hernandez was a four-year starter who has great athleticism and power. Had he played a big school, his stock would likely be much higher, but he’s shorter and doesn’t have the longest arms. Many thought he would go in round one.
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5) Connor Williams, OT, Texas
Williams missed most of his junior year with a sprained PCL and MCL, and the jury is out on how Williams will recover from those injuries. However, he stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 315 pounds, which is great size for a lineman and he routinely wins battles in the trenches with some of the strongest players in the league.
4) Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa
Josh Jackson emerged as a ball hawk for a quality Iowa defense this season, recording seven interceptions this season - including three against Ohio State. He has good size at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, giving him the physical stature NFL teams look for.
3) Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
Hurst will be a great value pick for anyone in round two. Hurst was a dynamic playmaker for the Wolverines from the middle of the defensive line, working as an excellent run-stopper who could also get after the passer. A heart condition was uncovered at the NFL Combine but it is not expected to affect his playing career.
2) Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
Guice is a strong, powerful runner who will make an impact right away in the NFL. There are questions about his maturity and his pass-catching ability but he’s great with the ball in his hands.
1) Harold Landry, DE, Boston College
Perhaps the most surprising player not selected in the first round of the NFL Draft is Landry. The athletic freak fell to round two despite his athletic gifts and great production during his time at BC. He'll come off the board relatively quick in Day 2.
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