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Mike Mayock's 2017 NFL Draft position rankings 3.0

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Mike Mayock unveils the third of his position-by-position rankings for the 2017 NFL Draft (April 27-29 in Philadelphia).

Quarterback


1. Deshaun Watson, Clemson
2. Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina
3. Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech
4. DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame
5. Davis Webb, California

Rise: Watson (2), Trubisky (3), Mahomes (4)
Fall: Kizer (1)

Running Back


1. Leonard Fournette, LSU
2. Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
3. Dalvin Cook, Florida State
4. Alvin Kamara, Tennessee
T-5. Joe Mixon, Oklahoma
T-5. Curtis Samuel, Ohio State

Rise: Mixon (previously No. 5 in special exceptions), Samuel (NR)
Fall: Samaje Perine, Oklahoma (5)

Wide receiver


1. Mike Williams, Clemson
2. John Ross, Washington
3. Corey Davis, Western Michigan
4. Zay Jones, East Carolina
T-5. JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC
T-5. Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington

Rise: Williams (2), Ross (3)
Fall: Davis (1)

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Tight end


1. O.J. Howard, Alabama
2. David Njoku, Miami
3. Evan Engram, Ole Miss
4. Gerald Everett, South Alabama
T-5. George Kittle, Iowa
T-5. Jordan Leggett, Clemson

Rise: Leggett (NR)

Offensive tackle


1. Cam Robinson, Alabama
2. Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin
3. Garett Bolles, Utah
4. Taylor Moton, Western Michigan
5. Antonio Garcia, Troy

Rise: Robinson (previously No. 2 interior OL), Moton (T-5)
Fall: Ramczyk (1), Bolles (2), Garcia (3), Roderick Johnson, Florida State (4), Jermaine Eluemunor, Texas A&M (T-5)

Interior OL


1. Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
2. Dan Feeney, Indiana
3. Dion Dawkins, Temple
4. Pat Elflein, Ohio State
T-5. Ethan Pocic, LSU
T-5. Dorian Johnson, Pitt

Rise: Feeney (3), Dawkins (4), Elflein (T-5), Johnson (NR)

Interior DL


1. Jonathan Allen, Alabama
2. Chris Wormley, Michigan
3. Malik McDowell, Michigan State
4. Caleb Brantley, Florida
T-5. Larry Ogunjobi, Charlotte
T-5. Dalvin Tomlinson, Alabama

Rise: Wormley (5), Tomlinson (NR)
Fall: Brantley (2), Ogunjobi (4)

Edge rusher


1. Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
2. Solomon Thomas, Stanford
3. Derek Barnett, Tennessee
4. Takkarist McKinley, UCLA
5. Charles Harris, Missouri

Rise: Harris (NR)
Fall: Tim Williams, Alabama (5)

Linebacker


1. Reuben Foster, Alabama
2. Haason Reddick, Temple
3. Jarrad Davis, Florida
4. Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt
5. Alex Anzalone, Florida

Cornerback


1. Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
2. Gareon Conley, Ohio State
3. Marlon Humphrey, Alabama
4. Tre'Davious White, LSU
T-5. Adoree' Jackson, USC
T-5. Kevin King, Washington

Rise: Conley (4), White (NR), Jackson (previously No. 1 in special exceptions)
Fall: Humphrey (2), King (3), Fabian Moreau, UCLA (5, added to special exceptions)

Nickel


1. Budda Baker, Washington
2. Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado
3. Jourdan Lewis, Michigan
4. Desmond King, Iowa
5. Damontae Kazee, San Diego State

Safety


1. Jamal Adams, LSU
2. Malik Hooker, Ohio State
3. Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
4. Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut
5. Marcus Williams, Utah

Rise: Adams (2), Hooker (3)
Fall: Peppers (1), Marcus Maye, Florida (T-5)

Special exceptions (Injuries)


1. CB Sidney Jones, Washington
2. CB Fabian Moreau, UCLA
3. TE Jake Butt, Michigan
4. LB Kendell Beckwith, LSU
5. QB Chad Kelly, Ole Miss

Additions: Moreau (previously No. 5 CB), Beckwith (NR), Kelly (NR)
Moved: Adoree' Jackson, Curtis Samuel and Joe Mixon move to positional list

Follow Mike Mayock on Twitter @MikeMayock.

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