Mike Mayock's 2017 NFL Draft position rankings

With the NFL Scouting Combine beginning in two weeks, Mike Mayock unveils the first of his position-by-position rankings for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Quarterback

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

Running Back

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

Wide receiver

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

Tight end

  1. O.J. Howard, Alabama
  2. David Njoku, Miami
  3. Evan Engram, Ole Miss
  4. Jake Butt, Michigan
  5. Gerald Everett, South Alabama

Offensive tackle

  1. Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin
  2. Garett Bolles, Utah
  3. Antonio Garcia, Troy
  4. Roderick Johnson, Florida State
    T-5. Taylor Moton, Western Michigan
    T-5. Jermaine Eluemunor, Texas A&M

Interior OL

  1. Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
  2. Cam Robinson, Alabama
  3. Dan Feeney, Indiana
  4. Ethan Pocic, LSU
  5. Dion Dawkins, Temple

Interior DL

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

Edge rusher

  1. Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
  2. Tim Williams, Alabama
  3. Derek Barnett, Tennessee
  4. Solomon Thomas, Stanford
  5. Takkarist McKinley, UCLA

Linebacker

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

Cornerback

  1. Sidney Jones, Washington
  2. Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
  3. Marlon Humphrey, Alabama
  4. Teez Tabor, Florida
  5. Tre'Davious White, LSU

Safety

  1. Malik Hooker, Ohio State
  2. Jamal Adams, LSU
  3. Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
  4. Budda Baker, Washington
  5. Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut

Special exceptions

Note: This category is for players who are not ranked in the top 5 at their position but have special value elsewhere (special teams, for example).

  1. Adoree' Jackson, USC
  2. Curtis Samuel, Ohio State
  3. Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado
  4. Desmond King, Iowa
  5. Adam Shaheen, Ashland

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