Geoff Nichols (NFLDraftGuru) Final 2017 Top 5 By Position

 

Now that we are a day out from the 1st round of the 2017 NFL draft it time to release my annual top 5 by position. After watching countless hours of film throughout the predraft process the main takeaway with this class is that there is limited talent at the top with substantial depth through the middle of the 2nd round. This should play out nicely for the Vikings who pick first at #48.

How to read this – Each position group is ranked individually. Remember that there are varying levels of depth within each positional group, to assist with this the (1),(2),(3), etc.. next to each players name represents the round I have graded them within. Any player with an * next to their name has been dropped on the board due to conduct or injury concerns. New this year I’ve also added a “wild card” player within each positional group signified by the abbreviation WC. This represents a player who although is not a top 5 prospect at the position has a chance to become successful in the league and surprise evaluators.

Enjoy!

 

Offense Defense
Quarterback:

1) Patrick Mahomes II, Texas A&M (2)

2) Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina (2)

3) DeShaun Watson, Clemson (2)

4) Davis Webb, California (2)

5) Deshone Kizer, Notre Dame (3)

WC) C.J. Beathard, Iowa (5)

5 Tech DE (34) / DT (43):

1) Solomon Thomas, Stanford (1)

2) Jonathan Allen, Alabama (1)*

3) Malik McDowell, Michigan State (2)*

4) Chris Wormley, Michigan (3)

5) Montravius Adams, Auburn (3)

WC) Jeremiah Ledbetter, Arkansas (5)

 

Halfback:

1) Christian McCaffrey, Stanford (1)

2) Leonard Fournette, LSU (1)

3) Joe Mixon, Oklahoma (2)*

4) Dalvin Cook, Florida State (2)*

5) Alvin Kamara, Tennessee (2)

WC) Joe Williams, Utah (6)

EDGE Rushers (34 OLB / 43 DE):

1) Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (1)

2) Derek Barnett, Tennessee (1)

3) Charles Harris, Missouri (1)

4) Taco Charlton, Michigan (1)

5) Tyus Bowser, Houston (1)

WC) Derek Rivers, Youngstown St (2)

 

Tight End:

1) O.J. Howard, Alabama (1)

2) David Njoku, Miami (2)

3) Evan Engram, Ole Miss (2)

4) Gerald Everett, South Alabama (3)

5) George Kittle, Iowa (3)

WC) Michael Roberts, Toledo (5)

Off-ball Linebackers:

1) Reuben Foster, Alabama (1)*

2) Haason Reddick, Temple (1)

3) Jarrad Davis, Florida (2)*

4) Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt (2)

5) Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State (2)

WC) Duke Riley, LSU (3)

Wide Receiver:

1) Mike Williams, Clemson (1)

2) Corey Davis, Western Michigan (1)*

3) John Ross, Washington (2)*

4) Zay Jones, Eastern Carolina (2)

5) Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington (2)

WC) Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky (3)

Cornerback:

1) Marshon Lattimore (1)*

2) Kevin King, Washington (1)

3) Marlon Humphrey, Alabama (1)

4) Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado (2)

5) Adoree Jackson, USC (2)

WC) Gareon Conley, Ohio State (7/UDFA)*

Center:

1) Pat Elflein, Ohio State (3)

2) Ethan Pocic, LSU (3)

3) Tyler Orlosky, West Virginia (4)

4) Chase Roullier, Montana (4)

5) Kyle Fuller, Baylor (6)

WC) Jon Toth, Kentucky (6)

Tackle:

1) Cam Robison, Alabama (2)

2) Garret Bolles, Utah (2)

3) Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin (2)*

4) Taylor Moton, Western Michigan (2)

5) Antonio Garcia, Troy (3)

WC) Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh (5)

Guard:

1) Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky (1)

2) Dion Dawkins, Temple (2)

3) Dan Feeney, Indiana (2)*

4) Isaac Asiata, Utah (3)

5) Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh (3)

WC) Damien Mama, USC (5)

 

Safety:

1) Malik Hooker, Ohio State (1)

2) Jamaal Adams, LSU (1)

3) Jabrill Peppers, Michigan (2)*

4) Obi Melifonwu, UConn (2)

5) Marcus Maye, Florida (2)

WC) John Johnson, Boston College (4)

Tackle:

1) Cam Robison, Alabama (2)

2) Garret Bolles, Utah (2)

3) Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin (2)*

4) Taylor Moton, Western Michigan (2)

5) Antonio Garcia, Troy (3)

WC) Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh (5)

 

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