The 2019 NFL draft is closer than you think. In fact, underclassmen have already begun to announce their intentions to enter the class, and they have until Jan. 14 to make their decisions. We're less than 150 days away from the start of Round 1 in Nashville.
What do you really know about this 2019 class, though? That's where ESPN NFL draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay come in.
Kiper and McShay kick off with the biggest lingering questions on the best 2019 prospects, team fits and more:
Quick links: Projected first-round order | McShay's Top 32 | Kiper's Big Board
1. Describe the 2019 quarterback class in one word.
Kiper: Can I have two words? Because I'll say extremely intriguing . The reason? Oregon's Justin Herbert is not the clear-cut no. 1 quarterback anymore. Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State) is breathing down his neck after a phenomenal stretch to the end of the season. There's Daniel Jones (Duke), who could be a mid-first-round pick. Then you have guys like Will Grier (West Virginia), Drew Lock (Missouri) and Ryan Finley (NC State) jockeying for position as potential Day 2 picks. There's a loooooong time to go until April, though, and all of my top-ranked QBs are underclassmen.
Arizona is on the road pick. Here are our projections for Picks 1-32.
With the end of the college football regular season, there's some shuffling atop Todd McShay's April's NFL draft.
Ohio State's quarterback enters the top 25 of Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest ranking of the top prospects for next year's draft.
2. Where would Justin Herbert have been ranked in the 2018 QB class?
McShay: Fifth. He'd be back in the top 10 in 2018 (Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen). Herbert is my top-ranked guy in this class, and he has all the tools to become a good NFL starter. But the inconsistencies on tape this season, and another year at Oregon would really do it well. Kiper: The Oklahoma quarterback quietly says he's sticking with baseball over football, even as he could win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday , (Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, the quarterback he's competing for in the College Football Playoff, is eligible for the 2020 class.) And Murray has 4.6 million reasons to do so – that's the signature bonus he's got from the Oakland A's who took him No. 9 overall in the MLB draft. I've no doubt he's done the 2019 draft, though. Yes, he's small at 5-foot-10, but he's one of the best dual-threat college quarterbacks I've ever seen. The last Heisman Trophy winner to go undrafted, by the way? Oklahoma's Jason White.
4. Five teams took QBs in Round 1 last April. should look at QBs in 2019?
McShay: Well, I think we all know the Giants want to move into the post- Eli Manning era. Denver and Jacksonville pop out, especially after the Jags benched Blake Bortles. I'd like to keep an eye on the Dolphins, Ryan Tannehill moving forward, and the Raiders. Does Jon Gruden want to move on from Derek Carr? Oakland does have three first-round picks.
5. Over / under 3.5 QBs in the first round?