Now that the 2017 NFL Draft has concluded, the scouting departments of each NFL team have turned the page to the 2018 draft.
While we have no idea now which teams could be selecting first a year from now, we can forecast which players could be in the conversation for the top pick.
The 2018 draft class should be a stronger quarterback class and there are a handful of QBs who could go in the first round with a trio of signal callers who could be in the discussion for the No. 1 overall pick.
Michael Rector, WR, Stanford Rector is a 6-1, 190-pound former track athlete with excellent speed. Rector can also return kicks, though he didn’t do much of that playing behind Christian McCaffrey. Rector had 104 career receptions for 1,681 yards and 15 touchdowns at Stanford. UPDATE: Rector has signed with the Lions.
Anthony Wales, RB, Western Kentucky Wales has some wheels. The 5-10, 195-pound running back had a huge season with 1,621 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns while leading the Hilltoppers to an 11-win season. Wales is a powerful runner with a low center of gravity and ran for 245 yards and three touchdowns in WKU’s 51-31 win over Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl. UPDATE: Wales has signed with the Redskins.
Ben Braden, OG, Michigan Braden is a big man at 6-6, 304 pounds, but moves extremely well. He is adept at pulling and quick on his feet. He started 25 straight games through 2014-15 Cheap Baseball Jerseys and made 36 starts in college. He’s battle-tested and was a second-team All-Big Ten selection last season. UPDATE: Braden got a tryout with the Jets.