NFL Draft Prospects: The Top 100 for 2018

Saquon Barkley is the No. 1 player in this year's draft class

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

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:45

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