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Top 100 NFL Draft prospects: Final Edition

Ranked by position

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With a touch of creativity and a dash of luck in the upcoming draft, the Baltimore Ravens can complete their offensive overhaul, add a finishing piece to solidify the defense, and reclaim their place among AFC contenders. Final top 100 prospect rankings on the eve of the 2018 NFL draft:


1. Sam Darnold, S. California

2. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

3. Josh Allen, Wyoming

4. Josh Rosen, UCLA

5. Lamar Jackson, Louisville

6. Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma St.

This solid group possesses an array of skillsets and styles.

Running Back

1. Saquon Barkley, Penn St.

2. Sony Michel, Georgia

3. Rashaad Penny, San Diego St.

4. Derrius Guice, LSU

5. Nick Chubb, Georgia

6. Royce Freeman, Oregon

7. Ronald Jones, S. California

8. Kerryon Johnson, Auburn

9. Mark Walton, Miami

The running back class is remarkably deep, including plenty of pass catchers, slashers, bruisers and home run threats.

Wide Receiver

1. Calvin Ridley, Alabama

2. D.J. Moore, Maryland

3. Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

4. Courtland Sutton, SMU

5. Anthony Miller, Memphis

6. Michael Gallup, Colorado St.

7. Equanimeous St. Brown, Notre Dame

8. Deon Cain, Clemson

9. Dante Pettis, Washington

10. D.J. Chark, LSU

11. DaeSean Hamilton, Penn St.

12. Auden Tate, Florida St.

There may not be a legitimate #1 receiver in this class, nonetheless complementary field stretchers and possession targets abound.

Tight End

1. Mike Gesicki, Penn St.

2. Hayden Hurst, S. Carolina

3. Dallas Goedert, S. Dakota St.

4. Ian Thomas, Indiana

5. Chris Herndon, Miami

6. Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

This group skews heavily towards the receiving ‘move’ tight end variety.

Interior Offensive Lineman

1. Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame

2. Isaiah Wynn, Georgia

3. Frank Ragnow, Arkansas

4. James Daniels, Iowa

5. Will Hernandez, UTEP

6. Billy Price, Ohio St.

7. Austin Corbett, Nevada

8. Braden Smith, Auburn

9. Mason Cole, Michigan

Perhaps the strongest position group in the class with pro ready prospects for every blocking scheme.

Offensive Tackle

1. Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame

2. Connor Williams, Texas

3. Kolton Miller, UCLA

4. Tyrell Crosby, Oregon

5. Orlando Brown, Oklahoma

6. Brian O’Neill, Pitt

7. Jamarco Jones, Ohio St.

8. Geron Christian, Louisville

9. Martinas Rankin, Miss St.

Another underwhelming tackle crop with more mauling right tackles than blindside pass protectors.

Defensive Tackle

1. Da’Ron Payne, Alabama

2. Vita Vea, Washington

3. Maurice Hurst, Michigan

4. Taven Bryan, Florida

5. B.J. Hill, NC State

6. Harrison Phillips, Stanford

7. Derrick Nnadi, Florida St.

8. Tim Settle, Virginia Tech

9. Deadrin Senat, S. Florida

This mediocre defensive tackle crop boasts more run pluggers than interior penetrators.

Edge Defender

1. Bradley Chubb, NC State

2. Harold Landry, Boston College

3. Marcus Davenport, UTSA

4. Rasheem Green, S. California

5. Lorenzo Carter, Georgia

6. Sam Hubbard, Ohio St.

7. Josh Sweat, Florida St.

8. Jalyn Holmes, Ohio St.

9. Dorrance Armstrong, Kansas

10. Jeff Holland, Auburn

11. Uchenna Nwosu, S. California

12. Arden Key, LSU

The vast majority of of these edge rushers will be drafted based on potential not proven production.


1. Roquan Smith, Georgia

2. Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech

3. Rashaan Evans, Alabama

4. Leighton Vander Esch, Boise St.

5. Malik Jefferson, Texas

6. Josey Jewell, Iowa

7. Jerome Baker, Ohio St.

8. Skai Moore, S. Carolina

A well rounded linebacker group that could produce four promising first rounders.


1. Denzel Ward, Ohio St.

2. Jaire Alexander, Louisville

3. Josh Jackson, Iowa

4. Isaiah Oliver, Colorado

5. Mike Hughes, UCF

6. Carlton Davis, Auburn

7. Anthony Averett, Alabama

8. Donte Jackson, LSU

9. Holton Hill, Texas

10. Kevin Toliver, LSU

11. Duke Dawson, Florida

12. Parry Nickerson, Tulane

These cornerbacks do not compare favorably to the 2017 class, yet still should provide an assortment of #2 and #3 cover men.


1. Derwin James, Florida St.

2. Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

3. Justin Reid, Stanford

4. Ronnie Harrison, Alabama

5. Jessie Bates, Wake Forest

6. Tarvarius Moore, S. Mississippi

7. Terrell Edmunds, Virginia Tech

8. M.J. Stewart, N. Carolina

Impressive safety class, featuring box, centerfield and hybrid playmakers.