Report: Dwayne Haskins expected to return to Ohio State in 2019

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If Dwayne Haskins decides not to declare for the NFL draft, the 2019 class of quarterbacks would be without its two most promising players.

According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, that’s a real possibility. In his latest ranking update, Miller noted he didn’t include Haskins in the top 10 of quarterbacks because school sources believe he’ll stay at Ohio State for 2019.

Previously, multiple reports stated Oregon star Justin Herbert is expected to remain at the Pac-12 program next season.

And that certainly would complicate the draft for QB-needy teams.

Behind that duo, there’s a considerable gap. Missouri’s Drew Lock was once highly regarded, but that hype has slowed. Duke’s Daniel Jones is a potential late riser, while West Virginia’s Will Grier is a divisive prospect.

Neither Haskins nor Herbert are can’t-miss players, yet they’re safely the most promising draft-eligible quarterbacks.

Yes, this belief certainly may change between now and the underclassman declaration deadline. But without that duo, NFL teams might be searching for a franchise QB who isn’t there in the 2019 draft.