Draft Analyst Kennedy Paynter Discusses Alabama’s 2019 NFL Draft Prospects
As the 2018 college football goes into the history books, many of college football's most talented prospects are looking to take their services to the professional ranks.
Among Alabama's draft prospects, seven of junior declared their eligibility for this year's draft earlier this month.
For his first visit on The Gary Harris Show for the 2019 NFL Draft season, NFL Draft analyst for Drafttek.com Kennedy Paynter provided his initial thoughts concerning how the Crimson Tide's draft class could fare beginning with high compliments for defensive lineman Quinnen Williams.
"He's kind of a mix between Daron Payne and Johnathan Allen, the last two Bama defensive lineman to come out. He's bigger than Jonathan Allen but plays very similarly. He has great instincts, uses his hands really well. He can split double teams, and he can also hold those double teams. He's just an impressive player. He's exactly what you look for these days in a defensive tackle." Paynter said.
Similarly, the NFL Draft analyst also thinks Jonah Williams could be on of the top 10 picks in the draft and have a significant role with an NFL team early in his career.
"I think he's going to be a top 10 pick. There's a lot of teams in the top 10 that need a tackle or a guard. Offensive line's at a premium in the NFL right now, and there's a huge shortage of it. At either spot, guard or tackle, I think he'll be fine." Paynter said.
In the video link above, find out how the limited number of touches for Josh Jacobs could work to his advantage and how early the rest of the Tide's draft class could go.
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