Eric’s post NFL Combine Positional rankings

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Updated: April 7, 2018
Eric's Post Combine Rankings

After analyzing the results at the NFL Combine and re-watching the tape of the players, I updated the positional rankings and added some prospects worth keeping an eye on.

Quarterbacks:

1) Josh Rosen, UCLA

2) Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

3) Lamar Jackson, Louisville

4) Sam Darnold, USC

5) Josh Allen, Wyoming

6) Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State

7) Kyle Lauletta, Richmond

8) Mike White, Western Kentucky

9) Chase Litton, Marshall

10) Logan Woodside, Toledo

Other players to keep an eye on: Kurt Benkert, Virginia; Luke Falk, Washington State

Running Backs:

1) Saquon Barkley, Penn State

2) Derrius Guice, LSU

3) Sony Michel, Georgia

4) Nick Chubb, Georgia

5) Ronald Jones II, USC

6) Kerryon Johnson, Auburn

7) Rashaad Penny, San Diego State

8) Royce Freeman, Oregon

9) Kalen Ballage, Arizona State

10) Bo Scarbrough, Alabama

Other players to keep an eye on: Mark Walton, Miami; Josh Adams, Notre Dame; Jaylen Samuels, NC State

Wide Receivers:

1) Calvin Ridley, Alabama

2) Courtland Sutton, SMU

3) James Washington, Oklahoma State

4) Dante Pettis, Washington

5) Equanimous St Brown, Notre Dame

6) DJ Moore, Maryland

7) Anthony Miller, Memphis

8) DJ Charke, LSU

9) Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

10) Deon Cain, Clemson

Other players to keep an eye on: Antonio Callaway, Florida; Auden Tate, FSU; Simmie Cobbs Indiana; Desean Hamilton, Penn State

Tight Ends:

1) Mike Gesicki, Penn State

2) Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State

3) Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

4) Hayden Hurst, South Carolina

5) Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin

6) Ian Thomas, Indiana

7) Dalton Shultz, Stanford

8)  Christopher Herndon, Miami

9)  Durham Smythe, Notre Dame

10) Adam Breneman, Massachussets

Other players to keep an eye on: Ryan Izzo, FSU

Offensive Tackles:

1) Connor Williams, Texas

2) Tyrell Crosby, Oregon

3) Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame

4) Chukwuma Okorafor, Western Michigan

5) Kolton Miller, UCLA

6) Desmond Harrison, West Georgia

7) Brian O’Neil, Pittsburgh

8) Orlando Brown, Oklahoma

9) Jamarco Jones, Ohio State

10) Brandon Parker, North Carolina A&T

Other players to keep an eye on:  Ike Boettger, Iowa; Alex Cappa, Humboldt State

Interior Linemen:

1) Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame

2) Billy Price, Ohio State

3) Will Hernandez, UTEP

4) James Daniels, Iowa

5) Isaiah Wynn, Georgia

6) Branden Smith, Auburn

7) Frank Ragnow, Arkansas

8) Sean Welsh, Iowa

9) Austin Corbett, Nevada

10) Bradley Bozeman, Alabama

 

Other players to keep an eye on: Trey Martin, Rice; Will Clapp, LSU; Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech; Taylor Hearn, Clemson.

Defensive Tackles:

1) Daron Payne, Alabama

2) Maurice Hurst, Michigan

3) Vita Vea, Washington

4) Taven Bryan, Florida

5) Harrison Phillips, Stanford

6) Derrick Nnadi, FSU

7) Tim Settle, Virginia Tech

8) J. McIntosh, Miami

9) Trenton Thompson, Georgia

10)  BJ Hill, NC State

Other players to keep an eye on: Justin Jones, NC State; Poona Ford, Texas; Deandrin Senat, South Florida

Defensive Ends:

1) Bradley Chubb, NC State

2) Arden Key, LSU

3) Marcus Davenport, UTSA

4) Josh Sweat, FSU

5) Sam Hubbard, Ohio State

6) Duke Ejiofor, Wake Forest

7) Rasheem Greene, USC

8) Chad Thomas, Miami

9) Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State

10) Deshawn Hand, Alabama

Other players to keep an eye on:  Breeland Speaks, Ole Miss; Ade Aruna, Tulane; Andrew Brown, Virginia.

Outside Linebackers:

1) Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech

2) Harold Landry, Boston College

3) Lorenzo Carter, Georgia

4) Jeff Holland, Auburn

5) Shaquem Griffin, UCF

6) Dorance Armstrong, Kansas State

7) Jerome Baker, Ohio State

8) Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma

9) Uchenna Nwosu, USC

10) Davin Bellamy, Georgia

Other players to watch: Skai Moore, South Carolina

Inside Linebackers:

1) Roquan Smith, Georgia

2) Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State

3) Rashaad Evans, Alabama

4) Josey Jewell, Iowa

5) Malik Jefferson, Texas

6) Oren Burks, Vanderbilt

7) Micah Kiser, Virginia

8) Darius Leonard, South Carolina State

9) Tegray Scales, Indiana

10) Tre’ Williams, Auburn

Other players to keep an eye on: Nick Deluca, North Dakota State; Genard Avery, Memphis

Cornerbacks:

1) Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

2) Denzel Ward, Ohio State

3) Josh Jackson, Iowa

4) Jaire Alexander, Louisville

5) Carlton Davis, Auburn

6) Isaiah Oliver, Colorado

7) Mike Hughes, UCF

8) Quenton Meeks, Stanford

9) Donte Jackson, LSU

10) Anthony Averett, Alabama;

Other players to keep and eye on: JC Jackson, Maryland; Kevin Toliver II, LSU; Tarvarus McFadden, FSU; Tony Brown, Alabama; Duke Dawson, Florida; Holton Hill, Texas; Nick Nelson, Wisconsin

Safeties:

1) Derwin James, FSU

2) Deshon Elliott, Texas

3) Ronnie Harrison, Alabama

4) Justin Reid, Stanford

5) Marcus Allen, Penn State

6) Armani Watts, Texas A&M

7) Jesse Bates, Wake Forest

8) Terrell Edmunds, Virginia Tech

9) Quin Blanding, Virginia

10) Kyzir White, West Virginia

Other players to keep an eye on: Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh; Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern.

Keep up with the rest of my rankings and scouting reports: https://www.couchriderreport.net/author/erickirschenbaum/

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