Dion Caputi’s 2018 NFL Draft position rankings (Final)

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Dion Caputi’s 2018 NFL Draft position rankings are based on pre/post-Combine film study and encompass evaluations from various All-Star bowls (Shrine Game, Senior Bowl, etc.). Note: Honorable mentions (“HM”) aren’t necessarily the No. 6 rated players by position, but noteworthy nevertheless.

*Bracketed numbers denote previous ranking.

Position rankings (1.0), released on February 13, 2018.
• Position rankings (2.0), released on March 16, 2018.


Quarterback

  1. Josh Rosen, UCLA (1)
  2. Sam Darnold, USC (2)
  3. Baker Mayfield, OU (3)
  4. Lamar Jackson, LOU (4)
  5. Mike White, WKU (5)

HM: Riley Ferguson, MEM (HM)


Running Back

  1. Saquon Barkley, PSU (1)
  2. Sony Michel, UGA (4)
  3. Kerryon Johnson, AUB (5)
  4. Derrius Guice, LSU (2)
  5. Ronald Jones, USC (3)

HM: Nick Chubb, UGA (HM)

Equanimeous St. Brown offers as much (or more) upside as any receiver in the 2018 class.


Wide Receiver

  1. Anthony Miller, MEM (1)
  2. Calvin Ridley, BAMA (2)
  3. Christian Kirk, TAMU (3)
  4. D.J. Moore (n/a)
  5. Equanimeous St. Brown, ND (4)

HM: Antonio Callaway, UF (HM)


Tight Ends

  1. Mike Gesicki, PSU (1)
  2. Dallas Goedert, SDST (2)
  3. Hayden Hurst, SCAR (3)
  4. Tyler Conklin, CMU (4)
  5. Mark Andrews, OU (5)

HM: Adam Breneman, UMASS (HM)


Offensive Tackle

  1. Mike McGlinchey, ND (1)
  2. Connor Williams, UT (3)
  3. Desmond Harrison, WGA (2)
  4. Orlando Brown, OU (4)
  5. Kolton Miller, UCLA (5)

HM: Brian O’Neill, PITT (HM)


Offensive Guard/Center

  1. Quenton Nelson, ND (1)
  2. Isaiah Wynn, UGA (2)
  3. Will Hernandez, UTEP (3)
  4. Billy Price, OSU (4)
  5. James Daniels, IOWA (5)

HM: Rod Taylor, MISS (HM)


Interior Defensive Line/Defensive Tackle

  1. Vita Vea, UW (1)
  2. Taven Bryan, UF (3)
  3. Da’Ron Payne, BAMA (2)
  4. Rasheem Green, USC (4)
  5. Maurice Hurst, UM (n/a)

HM: Nathan Shepherd, FHST (HM)


Edge Defender/Defensive End

  1. Bradley Chubb, NCST (1)
  2. Marcus Davenport, UTST (3)
  3. Harold Landry, BC (2)
  4. Sam Hubbard, OSU (4)
  5. Andrew Brown, UVA (5)

HM: Dorance Armstrong Jr., UK (HM)

 

Linebacker

  1. Roquan Smith, UGA (1)
  2. Tremaine Edmunds, VT (2)
  3. Leighton Vander Esch, BSU (3)
  4. Lorenzo Carter, UGA (4)
  5. Shaquem Griffin, UCF (5)

HM: Kemoko Turay, RUT (HM)


Cornerback

  1. Jaire Alexander, LOU (1)
  2. Denzel Ward, OSU (2)
  3. Mike Hughes, UCF (4)
  4. Joshua Jackson, IOWA (3)
  5. Donte Jackson, LSU (n/a)

HM: J.C. Jackson, UMD (HM)

An intriguing combo-safety, Jessie Bates has steadily risen throughout the process.


Safety

  1. Minkah Fitzpatrick, BAMA (1)
  2. Derwin James, FSU (2)
  3. Ronnie Harrison, BAMA (3)
  4. Jessie Bates, WAKE (n/a)
  5. Justin Reid, STAN (4)

HM: Dane Cruikshank, UA (n/a)


Kicker/Punter

  1. Michael Dickson, UT (1, P)
  2. Eddy Pineiro, UF (2, K)
  3. Matthew McCrane, KSU (3, K)
  4. Daniel Carlson, AUB (4, K)
  5. Shane Tripucka, TAMU (5, P)

HM: Ryan Santoso, UMN (HM, P/KO specialist)

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