MORGANTOWN --\u00a0One of the quickest turnarounds in sports is from one NFL draft class to another.\r\nAs soon as the draft is over, pundits, or \u201ctalking heads,\u201d as many like to call them, head straight into next year\u2019s draft. It\u2019s always amazed me, since we don\u2019t have any idea how seniors will perform, what juniors will declare early or how the NFL season will play out in terms of draft order.\r\nBut for some reason, here we are, a week after the conclusion of the 2018 first round, talking about the 2019 first round.\r\nWVU fans may have a little more interest in next year\u2019s draft, though, especially compared to what happened last weekend. Kyzir White was the only Mountaineer taken \u2014 a fourth-round pick by the Los Angeles Chargers. A host of former players signed as undrafted free agents \u2014 Ka\u2019Raun White (Seahawks), Kyle Bosch (Panthers), Elijah Wellman (Redskins), Justin Crawford (Falcons), Eljah Battle (Cardinals), Al-Rasheed Benton (Lions) and Nick Meadows (Colts).\r\nCompared to what Dana Holgorsen-led WVU teams have done in the past, it was a disappointing year as far as professional talent. However, next season should be loaded.\r\nSeveral players could be taken in the first two days, including Yodny Cajuste, David Sills and Gary Jennings.\r\nBut the obvious prospect is quarterback Will Grier, who put up massive numbers in 10-plus games as a junior last season. He decided to return for one more year at WVU, and many draft gurus have Grier as one of the top quarterbacks eligible for the 2019 draft.\r\nThe Sporting News\u2019 Bill Bender has Grier as the No. 1 QB in the class of 2019.: \u201cGrier\u2019s career path has taken a few interesting turns, but he proved in his first full season with the Mountaineers he can play. There\u2019s a big arm, mobility and high-volume statistics. He passed for\r\n34 touchdowns with just 12 interceptions and averaged nine yards per attempt. Grier has a chance to add to that in 2018.\u201d\r\nTexas head coach Tom Herman also had high praise for Grier, even comparing him to this year\u2019s No. 1 overall pick, Oklahoma\u2019s Baker Mayfield.\r\n\u201cHe\u2019s along the lines of Mayfield and (TCU\u2019s Kenny) Hill in terms of he\u2019s really, really accurate throwing the football,\u201d Herman said. \u201cHe\u2019s a tremendous passer. But he can make you pay with his feet, too. He\u2019s as good as we\u2019ve played, and we\u2019ve played some really, really good ones.\u201d\r\nNot everyone is high on Grier, though. Benjamin Allbright, a Denver sports personality who analyzes quarterbacks in the draft, doesn\u2019t think Grier is a first-round pick. All of Allbright\u2019s criticisms seem fair \u2014 Grier is too small, he can struggle with accuracy and he needs to improve his footwork.\r\nBut one of Allbright\u2019s criticisms is something many may not think about \u2014 \u201ccharacter concerns.\u201d This is stemming from Grier being suspended a year at Florida for testing positive for Ligandrol, a substance used for muscle weight gain.\r\nWhile Grier admits to his mistake and seems to have a fit into a nice life in Morgantown, his suspension will be a big topic of discussion over the next year as he prepares for the next level. Saying Grier has \u201ccharacter concerns\u201d because of a mistake he made as a 19-year-old is no doubt harsh and could even be classified as click-bait.\r\nRegardless, if Mayfield can be the No. 1 overall pick with video evidence of his grabbing his crotch and yelling \u201cF--- you!\u201d to an opponent, as well as running and being tackled by police, I think Grier will be OK.