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Hey everyone!

This is my annual prospect positional rankings for the upcoming draft. When it gets closer to the draft, I will unveil my rankings similar to last year.

I will be updating this regularly, but the top 10 for each position is pretty close to being solidified. After the top 10, there will be some movement since I am still watching film.

BIG BOARD

Updated: 04/23/2021

Quarterbacks:

  1. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
  2. Justin Fields, Ohio State
  3. Zach Wilson, BYU
  4. Trey Lance, NDSU
  5. Mac Jones, Alabama
  6. Kellen Mond, Texas A&M
  7. Kyle Trask, Florida
  8. Jamie Newman, Georgia
  9. Davis Mills, Stanford
  10. Shane Buechele, SMU
  11. Feleipe Franks, Arkansas
  12. Sam Elignher, Texas
  13. Zac Thomas, App State
  14. Ian Book, Notre Dame
  15. Peyton Ramsay, Northwestern
  16. Brady White, Memphis
  17. K.J. Costello, Mississippi State

 

Halfbacks: 

  1. Najee Harris, Alabama
  2. Travis Etienne, Clemson
  3. Javonte Williams, North Carolina
  4. Michael Carter, North Carolina
  5. Trey Sermon, Ohio State
  6. Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis
  7. Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
  8. Khalil Herbert, Virginia Tech
  9. Javian Hawkins, Louisville
  10. Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
  11. Pooka Williams Jr., Kansas
  12. Rhamondre Stevenson, Oklahoma
  13. Jermar Jefferson, Oregon State
  14. Jaret Patterson, Buffalo
  15. Spencer Brown, UAB
  16. Elijah Mitchell, ULL
  17. Trey Ragas, ULL
  18. Larry Rountree III, Missouri
  19. Chris Evans, Michigan
  20. Gary Brightwell, Arizona
  21. Josh Johnson, ULM
  22. Kene Nwangwu, Iowa State
  23. Gerrid Doaks, Cincinnati
  24. Asim Rose Jr., Kentucky
  25. BJ Emmons, FAU
  26. Jake Funk, Maryland
  27. Stevie Scott, Indiana
  28. Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas
  29. CJ Marable, Coastal Carolina
  30. Mekhi Sargent, Iowa
  31. Jaquan Hardy, Tiffin

 

Wide Receivers:

  1. Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
  2. Devonta Smith, Alabama
  3. Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
  4. Rashad Bateman, Minnesota
  5. Elijah Moore, Ole Miss
  6. Kadarius Toney, Florida
  7. Dyami Brown, North Carolina
  8. Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC
  9. Rondale Moore, Purdue
  10. Dwayne Eskridge, Western Michigan
  11. Terrance Marshall, LSU
  12. Josh Palmer, Tennessee
  13. Nico Collins, Michigan
  14. Amari Rodgers, Clemson
  15. Austin Watkins, UAB
  16. Tamorrion Terry, Florida State
  17. Demetric Felton, UCLA
  18. Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State
  19. Cade Johnson, South Dakota State
  20. Simi Fehoko, Stanford
  21. Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Iowa
  22. Cornell Powell, Clemson
  23. Dazz Newsome, North Carolina
  24. Dax Milne, BYU
  25. Anthony Schwartz, Auburn
  26. Jonathan Adams, Arkansas State
  27. Shi Smith, South Carolina
  28. Trevon Grimes, Florida
  29. Seth Williams, Auburn
  30. Josh Imatorbhebhe, Illinois
  31. Jaelan Darden, North Texas
  32. Dez Fitzpatrick, Louisville
  33. Marquez Stevenson, Houston
  34. Ramaud Chaiokiao-Bowman, Northwestern
  35. Tutu Atwell, Louisville
  36. Brennan Eagles, Texas
  37. Sage Surratt, Wake Forest
  38. Blake Proehl, East Carolina
  39. Frank Darby, Arizona State
  40. Damonte Coxie, Memphis
  41. Beau Corrales, North Carolina
  42. Tyler Vaughns, USC
  43. Racey McMath, LSU
  44. Jaylen Erwin, UCLA
  45. Tre Walker, San Jose State
  46. Dillon Stoner, Oklahoma State
  47. Whop Philyor, Indiana
  48. Damon Hazelton, Missouri
  49. Warren Jackson, Colorado State
  50. Khalil Shakir, Boise State
  51. TJ Vasher, Texas Tech
  52. Ben Skowronek, Notre Dame

 

Tight Ends:

  1. Kyle Pitts, Florida
  2. Brevin Jordan, Miami
  3. Pat Freiermuth, Penn State
  4. Tommy Tremble, Notre Dame
  5. Hunter Long, Boston College
  6. Briley Moore, Kansas State
  7. Zach Davidson, Central Missouri
  8. Kenny Yeboah, Ole Miss
  9. Jacob Harris, UCF
  10. Noah Gray, Duke
  11. Pro Wells, TCU
  12. Quintin Morris, Bowling Green
  13. Kylen Granson, SMU
  14. Matt Bushman, BYU
  15. Shaun Beyer, Iowa
  16. Cary Angeline, NC State
  17. Tony Poljan, Virginia
  18. Nick Eubanks, Michigan
  19. Tré McKitty, Georgia
  20. Miller Forristall, Alabama
  21. Josh Peterson, ULM
  22. John Bates, Boise State

 

Centers:

  1. Landon Dickerson, Alabama
  2. Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma
  3. Quinn Meinerz, Wisconsin Whitewater
  4. Kendrick Green, Illinois
  5. Joshua Myers, Ohio State
  6. Drew Dalman, Stanford
  7. Michael Menet, Penn State
  8. Jimmy Morrissey, Pittsburgh
  9. Trey Hill, Georgia
  10. Jaelin Fisher, Charlotte
  11. Drake Jackson, Kentucky
  12. Jordan Reid, Michigan State
  13. Brett Heggie, Florida

 

Offensive Guards:

  1. Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC
  2. Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State
  3. Wyatt Davis, Ohio State
  4. Trey Smith, Tennessee
  5. Jackson Carman, Clemson
  6. Ben Cleveland, Georgia
  7. Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
  8. David Moore, Grambling State
  9. Deonte Brown, Alabama
  10. Robert Hainsey, Notre Dame
  11. Samuel Cooper, Merrimack
  12. Royce Newman, Mississippi
  13. Carson Green, Texas A&M
  14. Sadarius Hutcherson, South Carolina
  15. Jordan McFadden, Clemson
  16. Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame
  17. Tristen Hodge, BYU
  18. Nolan Laufenberg, Air Force
  19. Jake Curhan, California

 

Offensive Tackles:

  1. Penei Sewell, Oregon
  2. Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
  3. Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech
  4. Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame
  5. Samuel Cosmi, Texas
  6. Dillion Radunz, NDSU
  7. Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
  8. Brady Christiansen, BYU
  9. Stone Forsythe, Florida
  10. Jalen Mayfield, Michigan
  11. Walker Little, Stanford
  12. Brenden Jaimes, Nebraska
  13. Spencer Brown, Northern Iowa
  14. Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
  15. James Hudson III, Cincinnati
  16. D’Ante Smith, ECU
  17. Dan Moore Jr., Texas A&M
  18. Alaric Jackson, Iowa
  19. Josh Ball, Marshall
  20. Adrian Ealy, Oklahoma
  21. Larry Borom, Missouri
  22. Cole Van Lanen, Wisconsin
  23. Calvin Ashley, Florida A&M

 

Defensive Ends:

  1. Jaelen Phillips, Miami
  2. Kwity Paye, Michigan
  3. Azeez Ojulari, Georgia
  4. Gregory Rousseau, Miami
  5. Joseph Ossai, Texas
  6. Jayson Oweh, Penn State
  7. Joe Tryon, Washington
  8. Payton Turner, Houston
  9. Rashad Weaver, Pittsburgh
  10. Ronnie Perkins, Oklahoma
  11. Cam Sample, Tulane
  12. Carlos Basham, Wake Forest
  13. Quincy Roche, Miami
  14. Dayo Odeyingbo, Vanderbilt
  15. Jonathon Cooper, Ohio State
  16. Chris Rumph II, Duke
  17. Elerson Smith, UNI
  18. Shaka Toney, Penn State
  19. Patrick Jones II, Pittsburgh
  20. Victor Dimukeje, Duke
  21. Patrick Johnson, Tulane
  22. Wyatt Hubert, Kansas State
  23. Darius Hodge, Marshall
  24. Malcolm Koonce, Buffalo
  25. Charles Snowden, Virginia
  26. Daelin Hayes, Notre Dame
  27. Chauncey Gholston, Iowa
  28. Janarius Robinson, Florida State
  29. Adetokunbo Ogundeji, Notre Dame
  30. Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina
  31. Joshua Kaindoh, Florida State
  32. Jordan Smith, UAB
  33. JaQuan Bailey, Iowa State
  34. William Bradley-King, Baylor
  35. Malik Herring, Georgia
  36. Hamilcar Reshad Jr., Oregon State
  37. Raymond Johnson III, Georgia Southern

 

Defensive Tackles:

  1. Christian Barmore, Alabama
  2. Alim McNeill, NC State
  3. Levi Onwuzurike, Washington
  4. Tyler Shelvin, LSU
  5. Tommy Togiai, Ohio State
  6. Jay Tufele, USC
  7. Daviyon Nixon, Iowa
  8. Milton Williams, Louisiana Tech
  9. Bobby Brown III, Texas A&M
  10. Jaylen Twyman, Pittsburgh
  11. Osa Odighizuwa, UCLA
  12. Marvin Wilson, Florida State
  13. Darius Stills, West Virginia
  14. Jerome Johnson, Indiana
  15. Jonathan Marshall, Arkansas
  16. Mustafa Johnson, Colorado
  17. Tedarell Slaton, Florida
  18. Marlon Tuipulotu, USC
  19. Jordon Scott, Oregon
  20. Khyiris Tonga, BYU
  21. Ta’Quon Graham, Texas
  22. Lorenzo Neal, Purdue
  23. Naquan Jones, Penn State

 

Linebackers:

  1. Micah Parsons, Penn State
  2. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
  3. Zaven Collins, Tulsa
  4. Jamin Davis, Kentucky
  5. Pete Werner, Ohio State
  6. Nick Bolton, Missouri
  7. Monty Rice, Georgia
  8. Baron Browning, Ohio State
  9. Cameron McGrone, Michigan
  10. Chazz Surratt, North Carolina
  11. Jabril Cox, LSU
  12. Derrick Barnes, Purdue
  13. Dylan Moses, Alabama
  14. Tony Fields, West Virginia
  15. JaCoby Stevens, LSU
  16. Isaiah McDuffie, Boston College
  17. Milo Eifler, Illinois
  18. K.J. Britt, Auburn
  19. Justin Hilliard, Ohio State
  20. Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
  21. Riley Cole, South Alabama
  22. Buddy Johnson, Texas A&M
  23. Damone Clark, LSU
  24. Isaiah Kafusi, BYU
  25. Tuf Borland, Ohio State
  26. Garrett Wallow, TCU
  27. Anthony Hines, Texas A&M
  28. Erroll Thompson, Miss State
  29. Jake Hansen, Illinois

 

Cornerbacks:

  1. Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
  2. Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
  3. Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
  4. Greg Newsome II, Northwestern
  5. Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State
  6. Eric Stokes, Georgia
  7. Kelvin Joseph, Kentucky
  8. Tre Brown, Oklahoma
  9. Aaron Robinson, UCF
  10. Ifeati Melifonwu, Syracuse
  11. Tyson Campbell, Georgia
  12. Tay Gowan, UCF
  13. Zech McPhearson, Texas Tech
  14. Robert Rochell, Central Arkansas
  15. Benjamin St. Juste, Minnesota
  16. Paulson Adebo, Stanford
  17. Thomas Graham Jr., Oregon
  18. Ambry Thomas, Michigan
  19. Shaun Wade, Ohio State
  20. Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
  21. Darren Hall, San Diego State
  22. Israel Mukuamu, South Carolina
  23. Trill Williams, Syracuse
  24. Keith Taylor, Washington
  25. Camryn Bynum, California
  26. Marco Wilson, Florida
  27. Rodarius Williams, Oklahoma State
  28. Brandon Stephens, SMU
  29. Kary Vincent Jr., LSU
  30. Nate Hobbs, Illinois
  31. DJ Daniel, Georgia
  32. Michael Carter II, Duke
  33. Shermar Jean-Charles, App State
  34. Olijiah Griffen, USC
  35. Rachad Wildgoose, Wisconsin
  36. Brandin Echols, Kentucky
  37. Bryce Thompson, Tennessee
  38. Shakur Brown, Michigan State
  39. Bryan Mills, North Carolina Central
  40. Shaun Jolly, App State
  41. Corey Straughter, UL Monroe
  42. Nick McCloud, Notre Dame

 

Safeties:

  1. Trevon Moehrig, TCU
  2. Richie Grant, UCF
  3. Jevon Holland, Oregon
  4. Ar’Darius Washington, TCU
  5. Andre Cisco, Syracuse
  6. Elijah Molden, Washington
  7. Jamar Johnson, Indiana
  8. Tyree Gillespie, Missouri
  9. Divine Deablo, Virginia Tech
  10. Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State
  11. Talanoa Hufanga, USC
  12. Christian Uphoff, Illinois State
  13. James Wiggins, Cincinnati
  14. Shawn Davis, Florida
  15. Caden Sterns, Texas
  16. Jamien Sherwood, Auburn
  17. Richard Lecounte III, Georgia
  18. Darrick Forrest, Cincinnati
  19. Josh Proctor, Ohio State
  20. Damar Hamlin, Pittsburgh
  21. Joshuah Bledsoe, Missouri
  22. Brady Breeze, Oregon
  23. JR Pace, Northwestern
  24. Tre Norwood, Oklahoma
  25. Paris Ford, Pittsburgh
  26. Brad Stewart, Florida
  27. Lamont Wade, Penn State

 

Criticism welcome!

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Awesome stuff as always. Always gonna disagree some but I haven't even watched the majority of these players yet.

One guy though - can you sell me on Twyman? I can't see him being in my top 10 DTs, let alone my number one. I just don't see anything special about him. The Donald comparison is so wild to me, I see that they're both undersized DTs from Pitt but that's it

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2 hours ago, Francis York Morgan said:

Awesome stuff as always. Always gonna disagree some but I haven't even watched the majority of these players yet.

One guy though - can you sell me on Twyman? I can't see him being in my top 10 DTs, let alone my number one. I just don't see anything special about him. The Donald comparison is so wild to me, I see that they're both undersized DTs from Pitt but that's it

The thing I keep hearing on Twyman is he’s a Grady clone. He has amazing hands and leverage. He shoots the gaps quick and is always around the ball. Nixon is gonna be really good too. It’s his love of the game and drive that make him so special. Whoever drafts him is going to get a great player

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This is a pretty deep draft in my opinion for round 2-4, some intriguing players.  if we draft right i think we could come out with some solid players that could possibly contribute right away.  Help make this team a contender again next year.  This is assuming our new HC and GM are the real deal of course.

 

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After a trade down,,  Give me 1.TE Pitts.. and  2. DE Paye  . And we would still have 6 picks left , And if we get any comp picks, even more. And I'll love this draft..  And if we take a QB with our first pick. We could still trade down and get Lance who I like for the pick.. And still take   DE Paye. or TE Pitts,, which ever is left. Kind of doubt both being still on the board.  But sue hope so.

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2 hours ago, PapaJoe said:

the DT group is being under estimated this year in general by draftniks. several promising DTs in the class

The way I see it is , You have to take the players of need early that is not deep in the draft.. Not saying we should pick a player who is not worthy of the pick just because we need one bad... NO NO ,, Take those needs because they are the best of the positions.. Especially when they are high Quality players.. That's why I'm hoping for a DE and a TE...  2 positions that can turn a team around with.. Very needful.! And it's awesome that there are two high Quality players at those two positions that we could get.. I think our new Coaches will do what is right.. Sure hope so.  A High Quality TE and DE can absolutely help this team more than any other two positions of need,, IMO.....

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On 2/5/2021 at 7:12 PM, Francis York Morgan said:

Awesome stuff as always. Always gonna disagree some but I haven't even watched the majority of these players yet.

One guy though - can you sell me on Twyman? I can't see him being in my top 10 DTs, let alone my number one. I just don't see anything special about him. The Donald comparison is so wild to me, I see that they're both undersized DTs from Pitt but that's it

I don’t think this DT class has that top end talent in my opinion. It has decent depth, but the top end talent isn’t really there for me. I really like McNeill & Nixon’s 2020 tape, and Barmore had some great stretches. Twyman, Tufele, Shelvin, & Onwuzurike had really solid 2019 seasons as well. That entire top 6 is really close for me so I may move some around. 

I’m with you, I don’t see the Donald comp at all either. He’s more like an Ed Oliver without the freaky athletics. I get the hesitation on him as well, but I think the combine and playing in 2020 would’ve increased his value. He is still raw & developing, but I like the tools he has and I’m banking on his upside.

Pros: Insane quickness. Great lateral agility. Strong first step. Great leg drive. Underrated bullrush. Fantastic rip & swim move. Very good hand speed. Splash player with major upside & tools to work with. Solid effort.
Cons: A bit smaller for the position. Strictly a gap shooter right now. Gets washed in the run at times. Abandons gaps for big play potential. Needs to develop hand strength and usage. Needs to get stronger as a whole since he doesn’t have an anchor right now. 

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15 hours ago, Herr Doktor said:

This is a lot of work.  Thanks brother!!

No problem! Got a lot of pros & cons for a lot of them as well. 

 

19 hours ago, PapaJoe said:

the DT group is being under estimated this year in general by draftniks. several promising DTs in the class

Agreed. No top end talent like a Donald or Quinnen Williams, but a lot of solid upside guys who can push for the first.

 

22 hours ago, Smiler11 said:

That's my draft board sorted. Thanks A-Town.

Any players in particular that you like or are “your guys”?

 

22 hours ago, VTCrunkler said:

6. On your Halfback list is worth looking at

I think Herbert is a really underrated RB. Great blend of size and speed. 

 

On 2/6/2021 at 4:55 AM, Fleurieu falcon said:

Curious on how you decide on what player is better than another.

Do you go by film, stats,  whether they would fit any falcons system, draft simulators ratings, any or all of above.

 

I go by mostly film. Then I use a spreadsheet I created which looks at historical data (combine & college stats) of great NFL players. I use those statistics to create parameters for testing & production, and see if current draftable players fall within those parameters. If they don’t, they get a red flag. This year is different though because of shortened seasons & no combine. 

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