2018 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings

Rk Player School Year Pos Pos Rk HT WT
1 Bradley Chubb NC State - DE 1 6-4 275

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Large, long, and sturdy defensive end with developed pass-rush moves and heavy hands to beat offensive tackles in many ways. Rarely pushed off his spot when setting the edge. Burst is impressive for his size. Some bend to his game too. Squeaky clean prospect. Top 10 pick.

2 Derwin James Florida St. - SS 1 6-3 232

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Swiss-army knife at the second and third level of the defense. Probably best in the strong safety type role although he does have the burst to range from center field to make plays near the boundary. Can be high-volume tackler in NFL. Effective blitzer. Should be a top 10 pick.

3 Quenton Nelson Notre Dame - OG 1 6-5 330

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Outstandingly strong, wide-based guard with amazing awareness and nastiness through the whistle. Sits down and strikes first in pass protection. Works well to second level and routinely destroys linebackers. Immense power once he gets a hold of defensive linemen as a run-blocker. Only occasional hiccup comes against well-executed counter move.

4 Roquan Smith Georgia - ILB 1 6-1 225

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Electric speed-to-power linebacker with sideline-to-sideline capability and comfort in coverage. Diagnoses rapidly and rarely makes a false step. Instant impact. Best linebacker in this class.

5 Courtland Sutton SMU - WR 1 6-4 218

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Tall, muscular rebounder who'll instantly be a consistent deep threat in the NFL due to his high-pointing ability and large frame. Deceptive wiggle and quickness after the catch. Great long speed. Round 1 prospect.

2017 College Stats

GP REC YDS AVG TDS
13 68 1085 16 12
6 Saquon Barkley Penn St. - RB 1 5-11 233

Draft Prospect Outlook: 

Rare flexion and smoothness as an athlete, particularly for a running back his size. Some cuts are reminiscent of Barry Sanders. Has elite downfield speed to hit home runs. Best on the outside though he's not terrible between the tackles. Has plenty of power too. Dynamic running back prospect. 

2017 College Stats

GP ATT YDS AVG TDS
13 217 1271 5.9 18
7 Maurice Hurst Michigan - DT 1 6-2 290

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Strong, experienced, penetrating defensive tackle with NFL-caliber awareness and knowledge of how to win with leverage. Long arms he uses often to beat offensive linemen often. High-motor player who'll chase running backs down the field. Elite first-step and leg churn. Has makings of 10-plus sack per season interior rusher. Should go in Round 1.

8 Josh Jackson Iowa - CB 1 6-1 192

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Fantastic combination of length, zone awareness and ball skills, which lend credence to thought he'll become a superstar at the next level. Decently fluid hips. Only one year of elite production but he was a lockdown, ball-hawking cornerback in 2017.

9 Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama - FS 1 6-1 202

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Swiss-army knife at the second and third level of the defense. Tall, long, and athletic. Effective blitzer. Solid ball skills and ability to run with wideouts. Best as safety or in off-man coverage. Should be one of the first defensive players selected.

10 Mason Rudolph Oklahoma St. - QB 1 6-5 230

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Vastly experienced pocket passer with ideal size for the quarterback spot. Full-field reader with impeccable downfield touch to make "bucket throws" often. Natural mover in the pocket. Arm strength is good but lacks at times. Moves decently well for his size. Familiar wih RPOs. Likely late Round 1 or Round 2 pick.

2017 College Stats

GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
13 4904 65 37 9
11 Jaire Alexander Louisville - CB 2 5-11 192

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Exceptional mirroring skills. Ultra aware in zone. Drives rapidly on the football and is aggressive at the catch point. Plays bigger than his smaller stature. Can thrive in any type of coverage due to football IQ and athleticism. Should go in Round 1.

12 Derrius Guice LSU - RB 2 5-11 218

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Muscular, feature-back frame with serious lower-body strength. Elite balance and suddenness between the tackles that translate to scary power. Above-average long speed. Vision is special. Round 1 talent.

2017 College Stats

GP ATT YDS AVG TDS
12 237 1251 5.3 11
13 Denzel Ward Ohio St. - CB 3 5-11 191

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Feisty man-to-man outside cornerback with blazing speed. Better in man than zone and lacks ideal outside cornerback size. Makes plenty of plays on the football though awareness can be lacking at time. Enforces his will on crossing routes. Should be early first-round pick.

14 Lamar Jackson Louisville - QB 2 6-3 211

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Electric physical ability and moments of elite-level pocket drifting. Accuracy is good, not great. Flashes of pinpoint ball placement down the field. Flick of the wrist release. Natural runner who reads blocks well and is super explosive.

2017 College Stats

GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
13 3660 59.1 27 10
15 Obo Okoronkwo Oklahoma - DE 2 6-1 240

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Best combination of quickness, bend, dip and pass-rushing moves among edge-rushers in this class. Some teams will be turned off by his lack of ideal height. Plays the run well because of his work with his arms. Should go in the first round, may slide to the second.

16 Josh Rosen UCLA - QB 3 6-4 218

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Smooth pocket passer with textbook delivery, consistent spiral and great arm strength. Accuracy isn't an issue. Good, not great moving inside the pocket. Same goes for downfield ball placement. Has tendency to force throws into dangerous situations, especially when improvising.

2017 College Stats

GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
11 3756 62.6 26 10
17 Taven Bryan Florida - DT 2 6-4 291

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Tantalizing size, athleticism, hand-use combination. Strong against the run. Reminiscent but not to the level of J.J. Watt. Flashes are All-Pro caliber. Needs to improve his overall consistency.

18 Vita Vea Washington - DT 3 6-5 340

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Herculean strength. Throws huge guards out of the way against the run. Makes double teams look foolish. Mastery-level hand use. For his size, Vea is surprisingly quick shooting a gap as a pass-rusher and his bull rush is devastating. Round 1 lock.

19 James Washington Oklahoma St. - WR 2 6-0 205

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Best downfield weapon in the class. Has shorter, compact frame but super-long arms and big hands, which help him in contested-catch situations. Fights well against press. Devours cushion in off coverage. Elite top gear and has underrated route-running ability.

2017 College Stats

GP REC YDS AVG TDS
13 74 1549 20.9 13
20 Marcus Davenport UTSA - DE 3 6-7 255

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Tall defensive end with long arms. Explosive in all his movements. Possesses wide array of pass-rushing moves and can win with speed and bend around the corner. Decent point-of-attack strength too. Draft's biggest sleeper. Could sneak into Round 1.

21 Isaiah Wynn Georgia - OG 2 6-2 302

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Small tackle who could kick inside to guard at the NFL level. Controls defensive linemen of all shapes in sizes with excellent leverage, a wide base, and plenty of power. Dynamic pass-protector and very reliable paving running lanes.

22 Sam Darnold USC - QB 4 6-4 225

Draft Prospect Outlook:

More often than not, he plays well beyond his years mentally when reading coverages and when making anticipation throws at all levels of the field. Arm strength is fine. Good scrambling ability. and even better throw-on-the-run-skills. Footwork is sporadic. Accuracy is mainly spot-on. Effective eluding pressure but gets antsy when blocking is leaky. Owns awkward, elongated release.

2017 College Stats

GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
14 4143 63.1 26 13
23 Daron Payne Alabama - DT 4 6-2 308

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Chiseled defensive tackle who thrives as block-shedding two-gapper. Super strong. Has mastered the technique. Flashed pass-rushing ability with quickness and hand use. Only 20 years old.

24 Will Hernandez UTEP - OG 3 6-3 330

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Sturdy guard with NFL starter size and overall body strength. Counter moves don't phase him, and he possesses a heavy anchor. Adequate mobility to the second level. No major flaws in his game.

25 Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech - ILB 2 6-5 250

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Transcendent combination of size and athleticism for the linebacker position. Lightning speed to the football. Capable as flat defender in coverage. Wins often due to his length and physical prowess. Not developed as block-shedder and obvious is a big target for offensive linemen.

26 Orlando Brown Oklahoma - OT 1 6-8 345

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Huge, incredibly long left tackle. For his size, he moves well but compared to most left tackles, he's slow in his movement. Pulvarizing run-blocker and gets to the second-level quicker than expected for his size. Arc to get around him is enormous. Smaller speed-rushers may give him issues. Bull-rushers won't.

27 Leighton Vander Esch Boise St. - OLB 1 6-4 256

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Oversized off-ball linebacker with immense athletic gifts. Straight-line speed is outstanding, and he's relatively smooth when changing directions. Lacking the refinement to defeat blocks to make plays on the football near the line. If kept clean, he can be a dynamic linebacker at the next level.

28 Kolton Miller UCLA - OT 2 6-8 300

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Tall, active left tackle prospect exuding athleticism. Polished pass-blocker who plays with balance and uses his long limbs well. Flashes a nasty streak in the run game, as he typically blocks through the whistle. Smaller defenders give him some problems at times.

29 Isaiah Oliver Colorado - CB 4 6-1 195

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Burner on the outside who can run with any wideout down the field. Coached well to get his head around when the ball is approaching. Lanky and athletic enough to routinely get his hands on the football. Likely a late Round 1 or early Round 2 pick.

30 Connor Williams Texas - OT 3 6-6 315

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Excellent athletic gifts. Amazing feet which almost always get him into perfect position in pass-protection. Strong grip. Can be susceptible to refined counter moves but typically has a sturdy anchor. Mean streak in the run game is noticeable, and his athleticism helps him there too. First-rounder. Could dominate at guard.

31 Dorian O'Daniel Clemson - OLB 2 6-1 220

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Do-everything linebacker prospect with plus athleticism, play-recognition skills, and speed to the football. Can cover running backs and tight ends in space. Consistently beats and avoids blocks. Underrated linebacker primed to outperform is draft position.

32 Michael Gallup Colorado St. - WR 3 6-1 200

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Smart, nuanced pass-catcher. Effortless beating press at the line and clicking into top gear. Strong hands. Can win on throws outside is frame. Plus agility with the ball in his hands. Will make defenders miss. Likely Top 50 pick.

2017 College Stats

GP REC YDS AVG TDS
13 100 1413 14.1 7
33 Frank Ragnow Arkansas - C 1 6-5 317

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Tall, well-built center who routinely plays with balance, a strong grip, and proper positioning on combo blocks. Consistently anchors well in pass-protection. Clean prospect.

34 Baker Mayfield Oklahoma - QB 5 6-1 216

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Experienced, accurate passer with some improvisational skills. Rarely misses first read at short and intermediate levels and showed flashes of defender manipulation. Threw to a multitude of wide open targets in college and his accuracy noticeably dipped down the field. Has tendency to instantly morph into a runner with pressure mounting.

2017 College Stats

GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
14 4627 70.5 43 6
35 Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame - OT 4 6-8 315

Draft Prospect Outlook:

NFL-ready blocker who plays with proper punch technique and is rarely out of position. Plenty of experience against a myriad of counter moves. Dominant, powerful run-blocker. Has issues against speed rushers due to lack of foot quickness. Might be best as road-grading right tackle.

36 Ronald Jones USC - RB 3 6-0 200

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Electric slasher who runs with excellent vision to proper cut off blocks and serious speed to hit big-gainers. Powerful between the tackles despite his leaner frame. Will win most races to the corner.

2017 College Stats

GP ATT YDS AVG TDS
13 261 1550 5.9 19
37 Chuks Okorafor W. Michigan - OT 5 6-5 275

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Prototypical size, weight, and length along with rare athleticism. Demolishes defensive linemen in the run game. Some leaky reps in pass-protection but typically wins due to quick feet and powerful hands. Should go late in Round 1 or early in Round 2.

38 Marcell Ateman Oklahoma St. - WR 4 6-4 220

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Big-bodied power forward on the outside who consistently wins at the catch point. Keenly aware of how to utilize his massive size and catch radius to shield defenders from the football. Adequate but not explosive burst after the catch. Vincent Jackson-like.

2017 College Stats

GP REC YDS AVG TDS
13 59 1156 19.6 8
39 Braden Smith Auburn - OG 4 6-6 303

Draft Prospect Outlook:

People-mover on the interior. Taller guard prospect with plus mobility. Slightly lacks lateral agility to deal with quick pass-rushers. NFL-ready guard. Scheme-versatile.

40 Tyrell Crosby Oregon - OT 6 6-5 310

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Slightly compact frame. Plays with outstanding leverage and relatively low center of gravity. Constantly moving his feet. Has some problems with counter moves but is typically balanced and under control. Powerful run-blocker. Big upside due to athleticism.

41 James Daniels Iowa - C 2 6-4 295

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Hyper-athletic center who plays with a mean streak in the run game. Zone teams will adore him. Excellent leverage and leg churn on the move, accurate at the second level and plays through the whistle. Some weakness against powerful bull rushes. Not nearly as strong or impactful in pass protection. Day Two pick. Could sneak into Round 1.

42 Holton Hill Texas - CB 5 6-3 200

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Long, aggressive outside corner. Plant-and-drive is slower than most cornerbacks but his length makes up for it. Ideal frame and skill set to match bigger WR1s on the outside in the NFL.

43 Harrison Phillips Stanford - DT 5 6-4 303

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Strong, leverage master who consistently beats interior linemen with his hands and quickness off the snap. Full arsenal of pass-rushing moves. Stack-and-shed ability against the run is top-notch. May sneak into the first round.

44 Anthony Miller Memphis - WR 5 5-11 190

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Ferocious on every snap. Short with compact build. Plays bigger. Outstanding high-pointer with one of the best "my ball" mentalities in this class. Sells double-moves well. Good downfield speed. Some drop issues. Dynamic after the catch at all levels. High-energy overachiever.

2017 College Stats

GP REC YDS AVG TDS
13 96 1462 15.2 18
45 Nick Chubb Georgia - RB 4 5-10 228

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Thick, bowling ball runner with deceptive agility. Outstanding vision and has enough power to run through arm tackles. Lacks top-end long speed. Feature back material.

2017 College Stats

GP ATT YDS AVG TDS
15 223 1345 6 15
46 Calvin Ridley Alabama - WR 6 6-1 190

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Wins with top-level quickness off the line and at the top of his route stem. Plus body control near sideline. Twitchy after the catch. Good, not great long speed. Same goes for his YAC ability. Consistent hands. Should be the conversation mid-to-late first round.

2017 College Stats

GP REC YDS AVG TDS
14 63 967 15.3 5
47 Billy Price Ohio St. - C 3 6-4 312

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Extremely experienced interior lineman who plays with a noticeable mean streak and power. Constantly battles. Somewhat limited lateral movement. Tremendous puller and rarely caught out of position while on the move. Susceptible to counter moves at times and can be late recognizing twists. Better as run-blocker than a pass-blocker now.

48 Darius Leonard South Carolina State - OLB 3 6-3 235

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Highly athletic off-ball linebacker who's proficient in coverage and can get sideline-to-sideline against the run. Some shedding ability but wins with his quickness and explosion. New-age linebacker.

49 Josh Sweat Florida St. - DE 4 6-5 250

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Speed rusher. Very long. Plays with outstanding leverage and heavy hands. Plus burst and bend to the quarterback. Consistent hand fighter. Could stand to add weight to hold up against the run. Best football is in front of him.

50 Rashaan Evans Alabama - ILB 3 6-3 234

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Smaller and more compact than other recent Alabama inside linebackers to enter the NFL. Quick to the football. Diagnoses quickly and charges to the football. Relatively fluid hips. Flashed decent spin move as pass-rusher. Not tremendous in any area but rarely out of position.

51 Dallas Goedert South Dakota State - TE 1 6-4 260

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Big-bodied matchup nightmare tight end with some in-line blocking experience. Tracks ball wonderfully down the field and can make catches with coverage draped on him. Build up speed and good but not great agility.

2017 College Stats

GP REC YDS AVG TDS
14 72 1111 15.4 7
52 Harold Landry Boston College - DE 5 6-3 250

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Impressive flashes of speed and bend around the corner but not consistent in that area. Lacking pass-rush counter moves. Holds up against the run but isn't a difference-maker on those plays.

53 Sony Michel Georgia - RB 5 5-11 212

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Space running back with keen vision and explosive cutting ability. Runs with surprising power too.

2017 College Stats

GP ATT YDS AVG TDS
14 156 1227 7.9 16
54 Josh Allen Wyoming - QB 6 6-5 240

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Elite arm strength. Matt Stafford-esque. Plus mobility. Inconsistent accuracy and decision-making. Often over-extends plays which gets him into big trouble. Has All-Pro and UDFA flashes. Likely Top 15 pick mainly due to his physical traits.

2017 College Stats

GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
11 1812 56.3 16 6
55 Mike Gesicki Penn St. - TE 2 6-6 252

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Smooth athlete. Not super explosive but isn't clunky in his movements. Strong hands. Has impressive leaping ability and body control. Above-average in contested-catch situations. Good, not great speed. Decent after the catch. Useful albeit unspectacular pass-catching TE.

2017 College Stats

GP REC YDS AVG TDS
13 57 563 9.9 9
56 Martinas Rankin Miss. St. - C 4 6-5 315

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Techician at the left tackle spot at Mississippi State. Sinks his hips and strikes first from a wide base in pass protection, which almost always led to him stymieing different types of rushers. Needs to add weight to play on tackle in the NFL. Impressive leg churn and grip. Rarely caught off balance. Could kick inside to guard. Doesn't wow athletically but NFL-ready from fundamental standpoint.

57 Tim Settle Virginia Tech - DT 6 6-3 335

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Stocky, powerful defensive tackle with amazing explosion upfield. Frequently uses his hands to keep offensive linemen away from his frame. Width helps him hold up against down blocks. Scary potential.

58 Tre'Quan Smith UCF - WR 7 6-1 200

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Decent size for outside WR spot. Strong hands. Long, athletic frame. Plus ability in jump-ball situations. Deceptive long speed due to long strides. Adequate after the catch. Stands out as a blocker. Will need to learn how to beat press at the line in NFL but isn't lost in that area. Underrated prospect with No. 2 wideout ability.

2017 College Stats

GP REC YDS AVG TDS
13 59 1171 19.8 13
59 Royce Freeman Oregon - RB 6 6-0 238

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Boulder-like frame with thick upper body and tree-trunks for legs. Bouncy running style makes him surprisingly agile in the open field and when he meets a linebacker in the hole. Possesses top-level balance and adequate power to run through arm tackles. Three-down back in the NFL.

2017 College Stats

GP ATT YDS AVG TDS
12 244 1475 6 16
60 Malik Jefferson Texas - OLB 4 6-3 240

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Blazingly fast sideline-to-sideline linebacker. Needs to improve his short-area quickness and block-shedding. Not comfortable in coverage but will make many plays near the line of scrimmage because of his size, length, and natural speed.

61 Bradley Bozeman Alabama - C 5 6-5 311

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Center prospect with NFL-caliber size and play strength. Technician when working to second-level and with reach blocks. Only problem is slight issue with lateral movement against quicker gap-shooters.

62 Deontay Burnett USC - WR 8 6-0 170

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Space wideout who reads coverage extremely well. Ultra-quick movement skills. Plays bigger than his size due to impeccable ball skills. Capable of the making highlight-reel diving catches. Small stature main flaw with him as a prospect

2017 College Stats

GP REC YDS AVG TDS
14 86 1114 13 9
63 Justin Reid Stanford - FS 2 6-1 195

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Experienced, multi-faceted defensive back who was listed as a safety but played plenty of cornerback at Stanford. Has cornerback-esque movement skills at decent safety size. Hips are fluid. Impressive length and athleticism. Tackling reliability is a concern. Quality Day Two safety who'll be solid in all areas but not necessarily a prospect with All-Pro potential.

64 Greg Stroman Virginia Tech - CB 6 6-0 181

Draft Prospect Outlook:

High-level producer at Virginia Tech. Smaller, twitchier cornerback who already has pro awareness in coverage and reacts quickly when the ball is approaching. Mirrors well in man coverage. Quality return skills. Potential Day Two pick. Could land in middle rounds due to his lack of size.

65 Duke Ejiofor Wake Forest - DE 6 6-4 275

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Long-limbed. Frequently uses swipe/swim to keep offensive linemen away from his frame. before they get into his body. More of fluid athlete than twichy one. Not great deal of bend or dip around the edge, and he has tendency to slow down at pass-rushing apex. Awareness and hand use work wonders against the run. With some coaching, he can be a quality, well-rounded player.

66 M.J. Stewart North Carolina - CB 7 5-11 190

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Experienced, versatile corner with developed mirroring skills and requisite athleticism to match. Fully aware when the ball is approach. Good size and strength. Not a downfield burner. Wins in the short-to-intermediate area and will get his hands on a lot of passes. Day Two prospect.

67 Jeff Holland Auburn - DE 7 6-2 249

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Super-charged speed rusher who showcased impressive hand use and especially bend to the quarterback. High motor helps him with coverage sacks. Stand-up rusher at the next level.

68 Auden Tate Florida St. - WR 9 6-5 225