Insight on the NFL Draft

Kyle Morgan | Reporter

With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning Super Bowl LV, the next big event for the NFL is the combine and the NFL Draft. We asked AHS Seniors Austin Mayo and Calvin Keith to give us their top five prospects in the draft and who they think is the prospect we should be watching.

Keith said there should be more interest in Sam Howell, the sophomore QB from University of North Carolina. 

“He was top five in passing yards and top 10 in passing touchdowns as a sophomore,” Keith said. “He plays for a school that is known for their basketball team rather than their football team. He also led them to the Orange Bowl where they lost to a really good Texas A&M team. I think teams will be looking to take Howell earlier than expected if he goes pro this year.” 

“He also led UNC to an 8-4 record and if he declares, it will make a huge impact on any NFL team that drafts him.” Keith said

Mayo also gave his take on who we should watch. 

“David Moore. He’s 5’10 and 320 lbs and he’s from Grambling State,” Mayo said. “He has a lot to prove but he dominated in the FCS and I would compare him to Quinton Nelson of the Colts. He also made the Senior Bowl which is a big honor in College Football.” 

David Moore, an unknown offensive lineman, only played two years in high school and was voted MVP of the team at Grambling State.

It is also almost certain that Trevor Lawrence will go #1 to the Jaguars Arguably, the best college QB of the last decade with only two losses in his college career according to experts such as ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. 

“Lawrence is one of those can’t miss players. If the Jaguars don’t take him then I will be shocked,” Keith said. 

You can tune into the NFL Draft on ESPN from April 29 to May 1. 

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