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2018 NFL Draft Rankings

The following are Draft Countdown’s rankings of the top prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft.  This board is reflects extensive talent evaluations and research by Scott Wright throughout the lengthy pre-draft process.  Please note that this is not necessarily a reflection of where players will actually be selected.

Top 32 for the 2018 NFL Draft

# Player Position School
1. Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame
Dominant interior blocker with an outstanding combination of size and athleticism plus a nasty streak.
2. Saquon Barkley RB Penn St.
Dynamic playmaker who is a threat to score from anywhere as a runner, pass catcher and return man.
3. Sam Darnold QB USC
Possesses the physical tools and intangibles of a franchise signal caller and only needs more experience.
4. Josh Rosen QB UCLA
Prototypical pocket passer can really spin the ball but intangibles have drawn comparisons to Jay Cutler.
5. Bradley Chubb DE North Carolina St.
Proven ability to translate an outstanding mix of physical tools and intangibles into on-field production.
6. Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama
Fantastic size, athleticism and intangibles with the only question being whether he's a corner or safety.
7. Roquan Smith ILB Georgia
Extremely speedy, athletic 'backer with sideline-to-sideline range capable of playing inside or outside.
8. Derwin James S Florida St.
Downhill, rangy safety / linebacker hybrid is an explosive hitter but might have limitations in coverage.
9. Tremaine Edmunds OLB Virginia Tech
Versatile 'backer capable of making impact plays both behind the line and in space, a la Anthony Barr.
10. Vita Vea DT Washington
Freakish physical specimen with a rare blend of size and athleticism is far more than just a run stuffer.
11. Denzel Ward CB Ohio St.
Undersized but athletic cover guy with an explosive burst to close on the ball as well as a feisty side.
12. Harold Landry OLB Boston College
Positional 'tweener is a speedy, explosive threat off the edge reminiscent of a poor-man's Vic Beasley.
13. Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama
Stout at the point of attack with more athleticism and upside than other recent Crimson Tide d-tackles.
14. Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame
Boasts the physical tools and pedigree of a Top 15 pick but inexplicable mental lapses are problematic.
15. Josh Allen QB Wyoming
Looks every bit the part and has a big-time arm but on-field results have not matched incredible tools.
16. Will Hernandez OG U.T.E.P.
Strong interior blocker with good athleticism and quickness gets high marks in the run and pass games.
17. James Daniels C Iowa
Technician with excellent combination of quickness and power to excel in any type of blocking scheme.
18. Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
Well-rounded pass catcher in the mold of Amari Cooper could flourish in a more pass-happy pro game.
19. Marcus Davenport DE Texas-San Antonio
Raw and will require patience and development but oozing athleticism, length and pass rush potential.
20. Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
Lacks ideal height but a productive gunslinger and gamer who has drawn comparisons to Brett Favre.
21. Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
Unique talent at position is bigger and a more polished passer than Michael Vick coming out of college.
22. Jaire Alexander CB Louisville
Dinged up a bit in 2017 but is one of the best, most well-rounded cover guys in this class when healthy.
23. Leighton Vander Esch OLB Boise St.
Modern 'backer never has to leave the field, getting the job done against the run, pass and as a blitzer.
24. Derrius Guice RB L.S.U.
Isn't nearly on the same level as Leonard Fournette but has a nice size / speed combo and runs hard.
25. Josh Jackson CB Iowa
Former wideout and a ballhawk in the secondary but just a one-year starter and speed is borderline.
26. Rashaan Evans ILB Alabama
Versatile 'backer with superb speed and athleticism plus some pass rush ability and untapped potential.
27. Sam Hubbard DE Ohio St.
Athletic former safety with considerable upside could project to DE or OLB depending on the scheme.
28. Ronnie Harrison S Alabama
Somewhat unheralded member of a super talented secondary with a well-rounded game and skill set.
29. Taven Bryan DT Florida
Athletic d-linemen could play on the interior as a three-technique or on the outside as a five-technique.
30. Billy Price C Ohio St.
Versatile, well-rounded, experienced interior blocker profiles as an immediate starter at the next level.
31. Connor Williams OT Texas
Excels in pass protection and the run game but coming off a disappointing, injury-shortened campaign.
32. Kolton Miller OT UCLA
Gigantic, athletic blindside blocker but on-field play was uneven and might require some development.

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