With the 2018 NFL Draft now in the books, it’s time to take an early look at the potential class of 2019. I’ve found that a “hit rate” of around 50% has become the norm in these early versions of Flash Forward mock drafts. That is caused by both disappointing performances as well as players returning to school rather than declaring for the NFL Draft. Regardless, projecting and studying the potential 2019 draft class can be a rewarding exercise for both dynasty and devy players alike.
Before we get to the picks, let’s take a quick glance at the overall strength of each position.
Based solely on draft capital, the 2018 rookie class of quarterbacks was the best in years, if not decades. Five signal callers were drafted in the opening round for the first time since 1999 and four of those five were chosen in the top ten. That’s the first time that has occurred since 1949!