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NFL Draft Prospects: The Top 100 for 2018

Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley

The 2018 NFL Draft is just around the corner now that the Scouting Combine is in the rear-view mirror. There is still much to be determined leading up to when the draft commences in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on April 26 but with free agency going into motion, Pro Days being held across the country and the first big trade involving draft picks happening, parts of the picture are starting to come into focus.

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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley appears to be the best player in this year’s draft class but with so many quarterback-needy teams near the top it remains to be seen if Cleveland will take him with the No. 1 overall pick. The Browns could pass on a QB and then take one with the fourth pick, but there’s a reason the New York Jets sent a package of picks to Indianapolis to move from sixth to third.

Wherever Barkley and the quarterbacks (specifically Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield) end up going this much is certain: 256 former college players will hear their named called from April 26-28. While the list below is not an exhaustive one by any means, these are the names you can expect to go earlier rather than later.

Athlon Sports' Top 100 Prospects for 2018 NFL Draft

Rk

Player

POS

School

HT

WT

1

Saquon Barkley*

RB

5-11

230

2

Minkah Fitzpatrick*

S

6-0

205

3

Quenton Nelson*

G

6-4

330

4

Bradley Chubb

DE

6-3

275

5

Derwin James*

S

6-2

210

6

Tremaine Edmunds*

OLB

6-4

245

7

Josh Rosen*

QB

6-4

220

8

Roquan Smith*

ILB

6-0

225

9

Sam Darnold*

QB

6-4

225

10

Calvin Ridley*

WR

6-0

195

11

Connor Williams*

OT

6-5

315

12

Marcus Davenport

DE

6-6

260

13

Denzel Ward*

CB

5-10

190

14

Vita Vea*

DT

6-4

345

15

Da'Ron Payne*

DT

6-2

315

16

Mike Hughes*

CB

5-11

195

17

Rashaan Evans

ILB

6-3

235

18

Mike McGlinchey

OT

6-7

315

19

Orlando Brown*

OT

6-7

340

20

Josh Allen*

QB

6-5

230

21

Baker Mayfield

QB

6-0

220

22

Josh Jackson*

CB

6-0

195

23

Harold Landry

OLB

6-2

250

24

Isaiah Wynn

G

6-2

305

25

Billy Price

C

6-3

310

26

Taven Bryan*

DT

6-4

290

27

Ronnie Harrison*

S

6-2

215

28

Isaiah Oliver*

CB

6-1

190

29

Lamar Jackson*

QB

6-3

210

30

Maurice Hurst

DT

6-1

285

31

Leighton Vander Esch*

ILB

6-3

240

32

James Daniels*

C

6-4

295

33

Derrius Guice*

RB

5-11

220

34

Donte Jackson*

CB

5-10

175

35

Jaire Alexander*

CB

5-11

190

36

Courtland Sutton*

WR

6-3

215

37

Kerryon Johnson*

RB

6-0

220

38

Arden Key*

DE

6-6

265

39

Carlton Davis*

CB

6-1

200

40

Armani Watts

S

5-10

190

41

Brian O'Neill*

OT

6-6

300

42

Sony Michel

RB

5-11

210

43

Ronald Jones II*

RB

6-0

220

44

Rasheem Green*

DE

6-4

275

45

Hayden Hurst*

TE

6-5

250

46

Christian Kirk*

WR

5-10

200

47

Martinas Rankin

OT

6-4

305

48

D.J. Moore*

WR

5-11

215

49

Simmie Cobbs Jr.*

WR

6-3

220

50

Kolton Miller*

OT

6-7

310

51

James Washington

WR

5-11

205

52

Mark Andrews*

TE

6-4

250

53

Dante Pettis

WR

6-0

175

54

Will Hernandez

G

6-2

340

55

Chukwuma Okorafor

OT

6-6

330

56

Sam Hubbard*

DE

6-5

265

57

Tim Settle*

DT

6-2

330

58

Jerome Baker*

OLB

6-1

225

59

DeShon Elliott*

S

6-2

210

60

Nick Chubb

RB

5-10

225

61

Uchenna Nwosu

OLB

6-2

245

62

Rashaad Penny

RB

5-11

220

63

Dallas Goedert

TE

6-4

255

64

Tarvarus McFadden*

CB

6-1

200

65

Kyzir White

S

6-2

215

66

Mason Rudolph

QB

6-4

225

67

Dorance Armstrong*

DE

6-4

245

68

Jeff Holland*

OLB

6-2

245

69

Malik Jefferson*

OLB

6-3

240

70

Darius Leonard

OLB

6-2

230

71

Ian Thomas

TE

6-4

245

72

Nick Nelson*

CB

5-11

210

73

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

OLB

6-1

245

74

Deon Cain*

WR

6-1

190

75

Justin Reid*

S

6-0

200

76

M.J. Stewart

CB

5-11

200

77

Anthony Averett

CB

5-11

185

78

Tre'Quan Smith*

WR

6-1

210

79

Harrison Phillips

DT

6-3

300

80

Josey Jewell

ILB

6-1

235

81

Anthony Miller

WR

5-11

190

82

Trenton Thompson*

DT

6-4

295

83

Deontay Burnett*

WR

6-0

175

84

D.J. Chark

WR

6-4

200

85

Braden Smith

G

6-5

305

86

Nyheim Hines*

RB

5-8

195

87

Tyrell Crosby

OT

6-5

320

88

Quin Blanding

S

6-2

210

89

Durham Smythe

TE

6-5

255

90

Dimitri Flowers

FB

6-2

245

91

Akrum Wadley

RB

5-10

195

92

Dalton Schultz

TE

6-6

240

93

Brandon Parker

OT

6-7

305

94

Duke Ejiofor

DE

6-3

265

95

Chad Thomas

DE

6-5

275

96

Duke Dawson

CB

5-10

200

97

Mike Gesicki

TE

6-5

250

98

Jamarco Jones

OT

6-5

305

99

Jaylen Samuels

FB

5-11

220

100

Desmond Harrison

OT

6-6

295

*Early entry