Although not as dominant last year as he was in 2019, Stingley's true freshman season was as good as it gets for any defensive back regardless of level of experience. When the Detroit Lions selected Jeffery Okudah third overall in 2019, ESPN's Ryan Clark said that some coaches agreed with him that Stingley "would've been the number one cornerback drafted in that draft" at only 18 years old. Given his elite combination of size, speed and ball skills, Stingley will be a top-five pick in 2022 (or whenever he declares).
The Jacksonville Jaguars put their draft capital to use at the end of April, adding quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne in the first round, and offensive tackle Walker Little along with cornerback Tyson Campbell in the second. Given that, CB might not seem like a need, but Derek Stingley Jr. is not your average cornerback. He seemed ready for the NFL stage after his rookie season, and with one more solid campaign under his belt he might make a run to the first-overall selection.
Leal has shown inside-outside versatility at 6-foot-4, 290 pounds and earned himself an 88.3 overall grade for the Aggies as a true sophomore last year. He's got the kind of twitch that warrants a top-five selection.
The Jaguars took Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell in the second round this year, and they used the No. 9 overall pick on CJ Henderson in 2020. But Stingley is special and would be an immediate starter for the Jacksonville defense. He has great size at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds and produces in every area of the game. His six interceptions as a freshman in 2019 tied for the fifth most in the nation, and he was one of LSU's best defenders in its national championship win that season.
The only player from Oregon to go first overall in the NFL Draft was George Shaw in 1955. Thibodeaux could threaten that streak. He has combined for 3.5 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, 10 tackles and 18 quarterback pressures in two career Pac-12 Championship Games.
An All-American at left guard as a sophomore, Green is expected to make the move to left tackle as the Aggies' only returning offensive lineman. He is a balanced, explosive mover with the upper-body power and awareness that NFL teams covet.
Olave sports a pretty average 6-foot-1, 190-pound build, but he is a dangerous wide receiver. Olave's blend of speed, explosion out of breaks, and route-running savvy make him the kind of WR who can always work himself open, especially when not pressed. Olave also has exceptional hands and a good sense for how to adjust to the ball, making him more of a safety blanket type than his size may suggest, even if he is not the most physical guy around. Surrounding QB Trevor Lawrence with as many talented pass-catchers isn't too bad of a way to go about things.