NFL Draft Day 1: Top Dogs, Steals, and Reaches

In this article, we are going to feature a few picks from this draft that may or may not make an impact in the league. We begin with some top dogs:

Top Dog: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Murray was considered by most experts to be the upcoming number one pick, and—Josh Rosen drama aside—they were right. While he may not have been the conventional choice for a team that gave up picks to move up for a Quarterback last year, Murray was too good to pass up for Kliff Kingsbury, who recruited him in college. Murray is a dynamic passer and runner, so we will see if he can stay healthy in the pros at his size.

Top Dog: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

This draft has been known as one of the deepest in terms of defense seen in a long time. Knowing this makes Bosa look even better, as he is the class of the defensive prospects. Bosa, a likely plug and play starter, will be playing on the defensive line alongside the likes of Dee Ford and DeForest Buckner. Expect some success out of him soon, if not his team.

Steal: Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis

Despite not being the top-ranked running back in this draft, Henderson had a great college career. He, along with last year’s draft pick Anthony Miller, was the heart and soul of the explosive Memphis offense last year, despite some injuries. He averaged over 8 yards per carry his final season, including plenty of field length touchdown runs. Henderson was selected in round three by the Los Angeles Rams. He could be a plug and play starter, sharing the backfield with Todd Gurley.

Reach: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

Nobody is saying that Ferrell is not going to have a good career, but there were certainly at least two better players at this position available with the fourth overall pick. Why they did not choose someone like Josh Allen or simply attempt to trade down is puzzling.

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