The Oregon Ducks are looking to finish off the season on a strong note with their return to the national championship game on Sunday against Oklahoma State, but some fans are already eyeing their top five.
The No. 1 pick of the 2018 NFL draft, the defensive tackle is set to be the most-hyped player in the 2018 draft class.
But he isn’t the only player expected to take a big step forward in the next few years.
Here are the top five most anticipated college players in the coming years:1.
DeForest Buckner, Alabama defensive tackle, Alabama2.
Malik McDowell, Michigan State defensive tackle3.
Marcus Lattimore, Ohio State defensive end4.
Landon Collins, Ohio Valley defensive end5.
Myles Jack, LSU defensive tackleBuckner is set for a major change at Alabama, as the Crimson Tide is expected to make a major splash on the defensive side of the ball.
He is the top player available in the first round, and he has the ability to be a game-changer at a position that has been in need of it for a while.
Buck the pick is a huge one, as Alabama is the only team that is going to have three draft picks at the top of the draft.
The Crimson Tide have already secured two defensive tackles in Jack and Collins.
The second two picks of the first two rounds are going to be very high-profile players, and Buckner is one of them.
Jack has a chance to be one of the most disruptive players in college football, and will have a chance for national recognition as well.
He has the size and strength to be able to get after quarterbacks, and has the versatility to be an edge rusher as well, with the ability not only to rush the passer but also to cover the running back.
Collins, Lattiere and Jack will all have to prove themselves to the NCAA in order to land the top overall pick, but they are all potential first-round stars.
Collins is a freak athlete who can play defensive end, and Lattire is a pass-rusher with the potential to become an elite run defender.
Collins and Jack are the only four players on this list that could have a shot at making the top 10.1.
D.J. Pettway, Notre Dame defensive end2.
Myle Ejiofor, Michigan defensive end3.
MyCole Pruitt, Florida State defensive lineman4.
Mykel Dickson, Florida defensive endBarrett Brown will have to take on a major role in the 2017 recruiting class, as he is the No. 7 overall pick and could have an impact at the next level.
The senior will have the opportunity to show off his talent in a national title game.
Brown is the consensus top defensive end in the country, and with a great combine workout, he will be able take the edge off of other offensive linemen at the Combine.
Pruitt is a versatile player who can be an end or linebacker, and Ejiosfor is a big, physical pass-rush presence.
Ejietof is the most talented player on this draft, and is one to watch in the future.3.
Jordan Willis, Wisconsin offensive tackle4.
Deiontrez Mount, Alabama linebacker5.
Jalen Ramsey, Florida offensive tackleBills fans are expecting another big year from quarterback Connor Cook, and the third-year signal-caller is one that will have an immediate impact.
Cook was one of five players taken in the top three picks, and his stock will only increase in the upcoming years.
Ramsey is one the best pass-rushing tackles in the draft, with tremendous speed, quickness and quickness to make the big plays that are so prevalent in the college game.
Ramsey will be a top-five pick, and Ramsey is a potential first rounder.1: Jalen Ramsay, Michigan linebacker2: MyCole Pryor, Alabama offensive tackle3: Mykel Jones, Texas A&M wide receiver4: Myles Mack, Alabama running back5: Myke Lunsford, Florida tight endBills wide receiver Jalin Marshall is one for whom every draft is different, and that will be true with the 2019 NFL Draft, as Marshall is a top five pick.
Marshall is likely going to end up being the most versatile wide receiver in the NFL, and as such, he is one who will be looking to get a chance at the highest level.
Marshall has the speed and physicality to be great in space, and could end up making his mark as a first-team All-American.1.: Myke Staley, Alabama wide receiver2: Josh Allen, Florida safety3: Marcus Maye, Oklahoma cornerback4: Malik McDowels, Michigan safety5: Jalent Richardson, Missouri defensive endIn his first year at Alabama in 2019, defensive tackle Malik McDOWELS was expected to be huge for the Crimson Crimson Tide.
McDowell is expected in the second round, but he