NFL Draft | Who are the top 10 prospects?


The NFL Draft takes place Thursday through Saturday and, like every year, dozens of young men wait for their chance… to go along with thousands and thousands of fans hoping their team will have a chance to pick the best. Here’s a quick overview of the top 10 prospects in American football this year.



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Richard Labbé
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1. Trevor Lawrence
Quarterback, Clemson University

« The best quarterback available in the draft in almost a decade, » said Sports Illustrated about it just recently. Just that. Does this young man also know how to walk on water? It will take to restart the anemic attack of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the club that will pick it up before everyone else on Thursday night. Other than death and taxes, there are few certainties in life, and there are plenty of teams that missed out on a first-ranked QB (the Rams with Jared Goff and the Bucs with Jameis Winston are recent examples). But we have to admit that Trevor Lawrence is attractive, and not just because of his spectacular headdress; In his last season at Clemson, he managed just under 70% of his passes, with 24 touchdowns against just 5 interceptions. At least we’ll have a reason to watch Jaguars games this season.

2. Zach Wilson
Quarterback, Brigham Young University

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Zach Wilson

Quiz question here: Who is the last top quarterback the New York Jets sent to the field? Brett Favre does not count, since his highlight with the Jets will have been to take a naked picture of himself and send it to a club employee who had not asked for anything. Mark Sanchez? Geno Smith? Chad Pennington? Ray Lucas? There’s no one on this list going to the Hall of Fame, and with a little bad faith, you could argue that the last time the Jets had a great talent quarterback, no one had still walked on the moon. All that to say that we wish the best of luck to young Zach Wilson, who probably doesn’t know what he’s getting into.

3. Mac Jones
Quarterback, University of Alabama

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Mac Jones

So, if we understand correctly, it should be three quarters in a row in this first-three draft, and that says a lot about the huge gap in this league between teams that have a talented quarterback and those looking for one. . Mac Jones will find himself a team soon enough because of his incredible potential, and also because he has just had an equally hallucinating season in the university ranks: 4,500 yards of gains (!), 41 touchdowns against only 4 interceptions, and 77.4% of successful passes. On top of all that, Jones just led his club to a perfect season. The San Francisco 49ers, who hold the third pick, are looking for a quarterback, and this young man seems the perfect choice for them.

4. Kyle Pitts
Tight End, University of Florida

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Kyle Pitts (84)

Finally someone who is not a quarterback! We’re talking about a 6’6  » tight end coming back from a 12 TD season with the Florida Gators. Most pundits agree that this young man will be the next dominant tight end in American football, but it’s the Atlanta Falcons who own the fourth pick in this draft, and in our humble opinion the Falcons are going very soon need a quarterback to replace Matt Ryan. That said, no one is going to go wrong in choosing Pitts, who will give the opposing defenses a lot of headaches for the next few years.

5. Ja’Marr Chase
Receiver, Louisiana State University

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Ja’Marr Chase (1)

It is the Cincinnati Bengals who have this choice, and let’s face it, with the Bengals, anything is possible. They might decide to pick a dead player that they wouldn’t even be surprised about. The Bengals’ management has gotten us used to a lot of goofy decisions over the years, so it’s hard to predict anything in this case, but one can assume that they would like to reunite Chase with quarterback Joe Burrow. Both players were teammates with the LSU Tigers, and with Burrow tossing him some balls in 2019, this wide receiver had 84 catches for 1,780 winning yards and 20 touchdowns. The Bengals need help on the offensive line as well, but they’ll have a hard time keeping their noses up on this explosive receiver.

6. Jaylen Waddle
Receiver, University of Alabama

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Jaylen waddle

It is the Miami Dolphins who hold this choice, and in the opinion of many, they will try to find a receiver for their young quarterback. Waddle, a small but still very explosive player, might do the trick.

7. Penei Sewell
Blocker, University of Oregon

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Penei Sewell

Here, it depends on what the Detroit Lions want, the holders of this seventh choice. But the Lions are a lot like the Bengals, and who can say what they’re going to do? Who ? We’ll let them think about it all, but Sewell would be able to improve an attacking line in no time.

8. Rashawn Slater
Blocker, Northwestern University

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Rashawn slater

Slater is an offensive lineman who may not have received flowers like Sewell, but he will come in handy, too. The Carolina Panthers just picked up quarterback Sam Darnold and it would be a good idea to give him some protection.

9. Justin Fields
Quarterback, Ohio State University

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Justin fields

Another interesting quarter which will certainly be selected in the first round of this draft. The Denver Broncos have this choice and that’s good, they are looking for a quarterback …

10. Patrick Surtain II
Cornerback, University of Alabama

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Patrick Surtain II

You have to have watched the Dallas Cowboys defense play for about 43 seconds last year to understand that this team needs help in this aspect of the game, and instead of the Cowboys leadership, we would bet all our choices. on hopes in defense. Starting with this guy.



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