The 2019 NFL Draft is still eight long months away, but it’s never too early to start evaluating some of the potential prospects and how early they might go.
Through four weeks of the season, several players have stood out, unknowns have shined, and new faces have entered the discussion. Let’s take a look at 10 college players who are already boosting their NFL Draft stock.
10. Bryce Love, RB, Stanford (senior)
Bryce Love could have declared for the NFL Draft a year a go and would likely have been suiting up for a pro team on Sunday. Instead, Love returned to Stanford for his senior season to finish his degree in biology. It was an obvious risk, but one Love chose to make. And in his first game the of the season, Love was statistically sacked by San Diego State, who stacked the box and held the Cardinal running back to just 29 yards on 18 carries. But he has since rebounded with solid games against USC (136 yards, 1 TD) and Oregon (89 yards, 1 TD). Perhaps above all else, he’s showed scouts that his pass protection has improved, which was a red flag just 12 months ago.