2019 NFL Draft: Five under-the-radar prospects who could rise into the first round – CBSSports.com

Every year a handful of players totally off the first-round radar before the season ultimately become Round 1 selections. And they’re not always from obscure small schools. 

In 2018, UTSA’s Marcus Davenport, UCLA’s Kolton Miller, Boise State’s Leighton Vander Esch, Maryland’s D.J. Moore, and UCF’s Mike Hughes parlayed huge final seasons at the collegiate level to hearing their names called among the first 32 picks. 

Here are some dark horse prospects who very well may ascend into the first round of the 2019 draft. 

Stanley Morgan Jr., WR, Nebraska

Morgan Jr. was the Huskers’ prime downfield target last season because of his deceptive long speed, impossible-to-miss strong hands and plus tracking ability. He had 61 grabs for 986 yards (16.2 yards per catch) with 10 touchdowns. Morgan Jr. made one-handed grabs look routine and played with noticeable power as a runner. He beat 2018 No. 4 overall selection Denzel Ward for a 17-yard touchdown against Ohio State and had receptions of 44, 46, 51 and 80 yards in 2017.

At around 6-feet-1 and close to 200 pounds with a chiseled frame, Morgan Jr. has decent size and should up his yards-after-the-catch production in Scott Frost’s wide-open offense this season, which will make him more of an appealing prospect for the increased prevalence of quick passing in today’s NFL. He reminds me of Packers star wideout Davante Adams

Khaleke Hudson, S/LB, Michigan 

Hudson will again be Michigan’s most multi-dimensional defender in 2018, as a blitzing coverage nickel linebacker/safety hybrid with sideline-to-sideline run-stopping ability. Last year for the Wolverines, Hudson had 77 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, two interceptions, a pair of forced fumbles and nine pass breakups. He attacks the ball-carrier with a no-nonsense suddenness and power packed into his 6-0, 205-pound frame. As a pass-rusher and when dealing

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