Updated February 12, 2019 12:18:12If you’re looking for an exciting new NFL Draft prospect to watch, the list of players to be taken in the first round this year is a bit of a long one.
The top-rated prospects on draft day are wide receivers, quarterbacks, defensive backs, running backs, tight ends and running backs with a need for more help.
Here’s a look at the top 10 players available in the 2018 NFL Draft.1.
Devin Funchess, wide receiver, Virginia Tech (No. 5)Devin Funcheess has had a stellar senior season for the Hokies and the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder has a ton of talent for the future.
Funchess caught 70 passes for 1,062 yards and 13 touchdowns this past season and led Virginia Tech with 17 catches for 257 yards and four touchdowns.
He is a pure receiver with good hands and an ability to make defenders miss.
Funches numbers aren’t spectacular, but he was also the best player on the Hokie defense last season.
Funches stock fell after he tore his ACL in 2015 and was never able to play at Virginia Tech again.
He transferred to Florida State in 2018, where he showed off his speed and athleticism.
Funch had a strong senior year and he could be a very productive prospect for the 2018 draft.2.
DeShone Kizer, quarterback, Notre Dame (No, 7)Kizer is one of the best quarterbacks in the draft and the former No. 1 overall pick has impressed as a starter at Notre Dame.
The 6-6, 235-pound quarterback threw for 2,846 yards and 16 touchdowns with 21 interceptions this past fall.
The Irish finished the regular season 10-1 and were a perfect 7-0 in the Big Ten Conference.
Kizer has a big arm and could be the top quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft if he can stay healthy.3.
Jameis Winston, quarterback (No., 1)The reigning Heisman Trophy winner was not able to take part in his first season at Florida State after undergoing shoulder surgery.
The Seminoles won the ACC title and had a perfect 10-0 regular season, but Winston was hurt.
He had a breakout season in 2018 and has been projected as the No. 2 pick in this year’s NFL Draft by some analysts.
The 6-4, 220-pound Winston is a mobile quarterback with good arm strength and a good feel for the game.
He also has the arm strength to make a big play down the field and his accuracy is always good.
He has good athleticism, but could be overlooked in the NFL due to his limited collegiate experience.4.
Jaelen Strong, wide receivers (No.: 7)Strong has had the best season of his career this past year for the Longhorns, catching 71 passes for 917 yards and seven touchdowns.
The receiver was also one of just two players in the nation (the other being Aaron Colvin) to have a double-digit receiving season.
Strong is a big receiver who can create separation on the perimeter and has the ability to run through smaller defensive backs.
Strong has good size for a wide receiver and showed off the ability in the combine to run an impressive 4.42 40-yard dash.5.
Marcus Mariota, quarterback(No. 2)Mariota is a quarterback who is already one of college football’s top prospects.
The Oregon Ducks quarterback had a fantastic senior season with 1,633 passing yards and 25 touchdowns.
Mariota was the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and threw for 3,957 yards and 26 touchdowns with 13 interceptions in his final season as a starting quarterback.
He completed 63 percent of his passes for 2.2 yards per attempt and threw 27 touchdown passes to only six interceptions.
He could be one of those guys in the top five of this year�s NFL Draft, which could give the Titans an immediate upgrade at quarterback.6.
Deionte Jackson, wide out, Michigan State (No: 3)Jackson has had an excellent year for Michigan State and he has been named the Pac and Conference Offensive Player and Offensive Player Associated with the Most Outstanding Player Award after leading the Spartans with 24 catches for 479 yards and nine touchdowns.
Jackson is a strong, physical wide receiver with excellent hands and a long frame for his size.
He can play outside in the slot, in the backfield or in the return game.
Jackson had an impressive year in 2018 with 672 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.7.
Christian McCaffrey, running back (No.)
McCaffey has had one of his best seasons in the college football landscape and has earned his spot as the top running back in the class.
McCaffery has rushed for 1.5 times per carry for 2 yards per carry this past spring.
The former University of Missouri star had a solid spring and has taken over as the starting running back for the