NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein has posted his initial grades for the 2019 draft prospects. Here are his top-three players.
1a. Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama. GRADE: 6.70 (Chance to become Pro Bowl-Caliber Player)
Zierlein’s comments: “Low-man winner who plays from consistent position of leverage…Diagnoses like he knew the play call…Must win with leverage as play strength is average by NFL standards…Lack of length makes controlling NFL guards more difficult.”
1b. Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky. GRADE: 6.70
Zierlein’s comments: “Elite size, speed and explosiveness with frame to get even stronger…Long, lateral slide to access his inside rush counter…Freelances inside, allowing himself to get sealed…Needs to diversify rush approach.”
3. Nick Bosa, DL, Ohio State. GRADE: 6.52
Zierlein’s comments: “Rare play strength to eat double teams like a nose tackle…Has experience as reduced rusher in sub-packages from earlier in career…Not as naturally fluid as his brother, Joey…Tightly bundled through his hips.”
Which player do you think the 49ers should take, and why?
I think they should take Allen. He’s the best player in the draft and he fills a need.