The Mountaineers are sending perhaps one of their best classes in several years to the pros this week culminating in the 2019 NFL Draft with Will Grier, David Sills, Gary Jennings, David Long, Yodny Cajuste, and Trevon Wesco all expecting to hear their names called.
Will Grier is the most talked about prospect in this class, but will he be the first Mountaineer drafted? Many have him linked with the New England Patriots, Los Angeles Chargers, Washington Redskins, or his hometown Carolina Panthers.
One thing is for sure outside of the top 6 or 7 picks in any NFL Draft: nothing is certain or guaranteed. Players get up close and personal with NFL types during Senior Bowls, NFL Combines, Pro Days, and team visits. A club meeting several times with a prospect several times often signals strong interest, but sometimes a team has already done their homework on a player and determined them to be a good fit and doesn’t need to kick the proverbial tires. They already know they’ll draft that player if he’s on the board at such and such a time. That’s why the Draft Season, particularly the week leading up to the draft is dubbed as the “Lying Season.”
No team wants to tip their hands.
With that said, here is the range where I see the Mountaineers’ top six prospects drafted.
Will Grier: Late 1st to Early 3rd Round
David Sills: 3 to 4
Gary Jennings: 3 to 4
Yodny Cajuste: 3 to 5
David Long: 3 to 5
Trevon Wesco: 6 to Undrafted