RANKINGS

Rankings 2.0

With the bulk of my tape study done, here are my updated pre-Combine rankings.  I have indicated what I perceive as the class strength in brackets after each position.  I will update post-Combine and then perhaps once more before they become final.  As a reminder, these are my personal rankings from tape study.  They are not projecting where/in what order prospects will be drafted, but attempting to predict future pro success.  There are some differences to the consensus, the reasoning for which will be explained when I post my positional rankings articles.  Please note, medical and character “red flags” are not taken into account (although it may lead to mistakes), as I don’t have the required information to make such judgements.  Unlike Top 100’s and Mock Drafts, this kind of thing isn’t scored by the Huddle Report, although I very much wish it was to encourage different points of view to be presented.

Quarterback (Good)

  1. Josh Rosen* – UCLA.
  2. Josh Allen* – Wyoming.
  3. Sam Darnold** – Southern California.
  4. Lamar Jackson* – Louisville.
  5. Mason Rudolph – Oklahoma State.

Running Back (Excellent)

  1. Saquon Barkley* – Penn State.
  2. Derrius Guice* – LSU.
  3. Rashaad Penny – San Diego State.
  4. Sony Michel – Georgia.
  5. Ronald Jones II* – Southern California.

Wide Receiver (Below Average)

  1. Calvin Ridley* – Alabama.
  2. Christian Kirk* – Texas A&M.
  3. James Washington – Oklahoma State.
  4. Simmie Cobbs Jr.* – Indiana.
  5. Dante Pettis – Washington.

Tight End (Poor)

  1. Jaylen Samuels – North Carolina State (HB/TE/RB/FB).
  2. Dallas Goedert – South Dakota State.
  3. Mike Gesicki – Penn State.
  4. Mark Andrews* – Oklahoma.
  5. Dalton Schultz* – Stanford.

Offensive Tackle (Poor)

  1. Mike McGlinchey – Notre Dame.
  2. Jamarco Jones – Ohio State.
  3. Alex  Cappa – Humboldt State.
  4. Joseph Noteboom – TCU.
  5. Tyrell Crosby – Oregon.

Interior Offensive Line (Excellent)

  1. Isaiah Wynn – Georgia (OG).
  2. James Daniels* – Iowa (C).
  3. Connor Williams* – Texas (OG/OT).
  4. Quenton Nelson* – Notre Dame (OG).
  5. Will Clapp* – LSU (C).

Edge Rusher (Good)

  1. Bradley Chubb – North Carolina State.
  2. Kemoko  Turay – Rutgers.
  3. Tyquan Lewis – Ohio State.
  4. Harold Landry – Boston College.
  5. Marcus  Davenport – Texas at San Antonio.

Defensive Line (0 to 5 technique) (Very Good)

  1. Maurice Hurst – Michigan.
  2. Rasheem Green* – Southern California.
  3. RJ  McIntosh* – Miami (Florida).
  4. Vita Vea* – Washington.
  5. Da’Ron Payne* – Alabama.

Linebacker (off-line) (Good)

  1. Tremaine Edmunds* – Virginia Tech.
  2. Roquan Smith* – Georgia.
  3. Rashaan Evans – Alabama.
  4. Josey Jewell – Iowa.
  5. Nick DeLuca – North Dakota State.

Cornerback (Good)

  1. Denzel Ward* – Ohio State.
  2. Isaiah  Oliver* – Colorado.
  3. Jaire  Alexander* – Louisville.
  4. Joshua Jackson* – Iowa.
  5. Rashaan  Gaulden* – Tennessee.

Safety (Below Average)

  1. Minkah Fitzpatrick* – Alabama.
  2. Kyzir White – West Virginia.
  3. Ronnie Harrison* – Alabama.
  4. Marcus Allen – Penn State.
  5. Quin Blanding – Virginia.

 

Paul Emery

Twitter: @UKDraftFan

Last updated: 19 February 2018

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