The 2019 NFL Draft is just days away. After all the research and tape, here is Lyle Graversen’s official draft crush team for the Kansas City Chiefs.
The NFL Draft is one of my favorite events in all of sports. It may not surpass the excitement level of watching the Kansas City Chiefs play in a big game but its a close second for me. That’s part of the reason I spend countless hours watching game tape of prospects looking for players that I believe will be a great fit for my favorite team.
Every year there are prospects with whom I fall in love, not necessarily because they are the best at that position. Instead there is just something about them that I really like. Sometimes it’s an early round guy that is so good you can’t help but appreciate him (e.g. Patrick Mahomes). Other times, it’s a mid-round guy you believe is going to be a steal (e.g. some of you may have felt that way about Armani Watts).
Sometimes our draft crushes are logical and most everyone agrees on them; other times you may really like a guy that others aren’t sold on. The worst is when a player you love ends up on a team you loath. I was a huge Gabe Jackson fan when he came out, but when the Oakland Raiders drafted him, I was devastated. On the other side, there is nothing better than hearing your favorite team call the player you’re obsessed with. The two top examples of this for me were Eric Berry and Patrick Mahomes. When their names were called, I literally danced around my living room in celebration.
I realize not every fan is going to watch hours of tape and develop these same obsessions on players. With the draft just days away, I thought I’d share my draft crushes with you. As I started to compile my list, I realized this year’s list was a little lengthy. So I decided to just make an “All Draft Crush Team” with my top draft crush at each position. Even then I had some trouble eliminating guys, so I’m even listing a “Runner Up” for each position as well. In some cases they are well-known early round prospects. In other cases, it’s a lesser known guy that some people may not be familiar with.
So let’s get this thing started with my top draft crush at… quarterback?