“You can’t get too high on it right now,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“I think we’ll get there, I think we’re going to get there.
It’s just not going to be overnight.”
That’s because the NFL’s draft board is already full of potential Hall of Famers who could make the jump to the NFL if they make the right move.
Here are the five best players the NFL could potentially land in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Dontre Wilson, DE, Oregon State The Oregon State linebacker has the size to play anywhere in the NFL.
Wilson is 6-foot-3, 251 pounds with a 6-2 wingspan and a 6.3 40-yard dash time.
Wilson has a long track record of starting in the top three picks and has the potential to be a top-five pick at his position in the 2019 draft.
He has an impressive NFL Combine workout where he ran the 40-time in 4.38 seconds.
Wilson should be an immediate impact for the Ducks as he will be one of the best players in the draft, and he could be an ideal fit for the NFL in the slot.
Corey Davis, DE/OLB, Clemson Davis will likely be the first overall pick in the 2018 draft, but he could also be one that falls before the second overall pick.
The Clemson product has the athleticism to play outside linebacker and he showed off a tremendous combine workout that showed he can play multiple positions.
He is a natural athlete and has a knack for picking up blitzes and taking on double teams.
He could be a first-round steal if he can add a little more weight.
Aaron Murray, CB, Utah The Utah cornerback is a versatile player who is a threat in coverage.
Murray has the speed to cover all levels of the field and he also has the ability to break free from the tackle box.
He would be an intriguing late-round prospect.
He played in the Pac-12 Conference Championship game against Stanford and showed off his speed.
Murray is an elite athlete who can play outside, inside and slot.
Justin Gilbert, WR, Arizona Gilbert has all the tools needed to be an NFL star.
He can play all the routes in the world.
Gilbert has the hands to run up the sideline and he has the route running skills to make plays.
He’s the type of player the NFL needs.
Isaiah McKenzie, DE / DE, Florida The Florida defensive end has a chance to be the best player in the 2017 NFL Draft, but his stock has taken a hit in recent years.
McKenzie is a physical player who plays with an aggressive attitude and he will not hesitate to take a punch to the face or put his head down to take the hit.
McKenzie also showed off some agility at the combine, which could be valuable in the future.
McKenzie will likely end up as a late-rounder because of his lack of production in the SEC.
Jarell Broxton, DT, USC The defensive tackle has all of the tools to be one the best in the game and his athleticism will help him be an instant impact player in a 3-4 defense.
Broxton has the same physical traits as he does a lot of other defensive ends in the league.
He showed off good footwork and athleticism in the combine.
Broxtons size is a big plus.
Chris Wormley, DE.
LSU Wormley is one of those players that will be a huge surprise when he goes in the late second round.
He had a tremendous day at the Combine and showed the kind of power that will make scouts drool.
Wormley has the athletic ability to be as good as anyone in this draft and he can be an impact player for LSU.
Darnell Dockett, WR / WR, Clemson Dockett will be the No. 1 overall pick, but the Clemson wide receiver could be one to watch if he gets to the top of the first.
Dockett has the physical tools to play any position and he is a very good route runner.
He also has good hands and can make plays in the air.
He should be a solid contributor in the second half of the draft for the Tigers.
Aaron Colvin, DT / DT, Texas A&M Colvin is a freak athlete who will give the Longhorns a lot to work with.
Colvin has the power to be physical at the point of attack and the agility to play the run as well.
Colvins speed could be even better and he would be a big factor for Texas A &m.
Zach Allen, OT, Notre Dame Allen has a ton of potential, but Notre Dame has some issues at the position.
Allen has the length to be more than a pass protector, but also the physicality to hold up against the run and make