2018 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0: The Top 100 Players

By | March 28, 2018
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We are officially 29 days away from the three-day offseason football immersion I like to refer to as “NFL Draftmas.”

Given that my Big Board 1.0 was published a few days before the start of the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, and the number of Pro Days that have began taking place, it was time to update the overall rankings of the eligible prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft. I’ve expanded the list from 75 to 100 players for this updated Big Board.

Just a reminder for everyone, especially the Mock Draft crackheads: the Big Board is an empirical, head-to-head ranking of every player in the draft, which means that player carries my highest overall grade and ranking, as compared to any other player. That does NOT that the player whom I have listed at #1 below will be the first overall selection, taken by the Cleveland Browns.

This is just one random internet blogger’s ranking, and all 32 teams will have their own internal Big Boards that they create, based on a combination of scouting evaluations, team needs, and whatever whim the team owner feels like acting upon.

RankPlayerPositionSchool
1Quenton NelsonOLNotre Dame
2Bradley ChubbDENorth Carolina State
3Minkah FitzpatrickDBAlabama
4Derwin JamesSafetyFlorida State
5Saquon BarkleyRBPenn State
6Sam DarnoldQBUSC
7Denzel WardCBOhio State
8Roquan SmithILBGeorgia
9Baker MayfieldQBOklahoma
10Tremaine EdmundsOLBVirginia Tech
11Harold LandryDEBoston College
12Vita VeaDTWashington
13Da'Ron PayneDTAlabama
14Josh JacksonCBIowa
15Josh RosenQBUCLA
16Maurice HurstDTMichigan
17Marcus DavenportDEUT San Antonio
18Rashaan EvansILBAlabama
19Isaiah WynnOLGeorgia
20Will HernandezOLUTEP
21Jaire AlexanderCBLouisville
22Calvin RidleyWRAlabama
23Connor WilliamsOTTexas
24Mike McGlincheyOTNotre Dame
25James DanielsOLIowa
26Josh AllenQBWyoming
27Taven BryanDTFlorida
28Mike HughesCBCentral Florida
29Leighton Vander EschLBBoise State
30Ronald Jones IIRBUSC
31Courtland SuttonWRSMU
32Derrius GuiceRBLSU
33D.J. MooreWRMaryland
34Sony MichelRBGeorgia
35Dallas GoedertTESouth Dakota State
36Arden KeyDELSU
37Lamar JacksonQBLouisville
38Billy PriceOLOhio State
39Kolton MillerOTUCLA
40Christian KirkWRTexas A&M
41Isaiah OliverCBColorado
42Ronnie HarrisonSafetyAlabama
43Sam HubbardDEOhio State
44Hayden HurstTESouth Carolina
45Justin ReidSafetyStanford
46Donte JacksonCBLSU
47Jessie BatesSafetyWake Forest
48Nick ChubbRBGeorgia
49Lorenzo CarterOLBGeorgia
50MJ StewartCBNorth Carolina
51Tyrell CrosbyOTOregon
52Harrison PhillipsDTStanford
53Mason RudolphQBOklahoma State
54James WashingtonWROklahoma State
55Brian O'NeillOTPittsburgh
56Carlton DavisCBAuburn
57Mark AndrewsTEOklahoma
58Rasheem GreenDTUSC
59B.J. HillDTNorth Carolina State
60Equanimeous St. BrownWRNotre Dame
61Austin CorbettOLNevada
62Nathan ShepherdDTFort Hayes State
63Ogbonnia OkoronkwoOLBOklahoma
64Mike GesickiTEPenn State
65Malik JeffersonLBTexas
66Hercules Mata'afaDTWashington State
67Rashaad PennyRBSan Diego State
68Tim SettleDTVirginia Tech
69Frank RagnowOLArkansas
70Chukwuma OkoraforOTWestern Michigan
71Geron ChristianOTLouisville
72Kerryon JohnsonRBAuburn
73JC JacksonCBMaryland
74Martinas RankinOTMississippi State
75Anthony AverettCBAlabama
76Duke EjioforDEWake Forest
77Anthony MillerWRMemphis
78Deon CainWRClemson
79RJ McIntoshDTMiami
80Darius LeonardLBSouth Carolina State
81Dante PettisWRWashington
82Jerome BakerLBOhio State
83Derrick NnadiDTFlorida State
84Jordan LasleyWRUCLA
85Armani WattsSafetyTexas A&M
86Orlando BrownOTOklahoma
87Nick NelsonCBWisconsin
88Desmond HarrisonOTWest Georgia
89D.J. CharkWRLSU
90Christian CampbellCBPenn State
91Braden SmithOLAuburn
92Josey JewelLBIowa
93Royce FreemanRBOregon
94Jamarco JonesOTOhio State
95Uchenna NwosoOLBUSC
96Kalen BallageRBArizona State
97Josh SweatDEFlorida State
98Kyzir WhiteSafetyWest Virginia
99DeShon ElliottSafetyTexas
100Chad ThomasDEMiami

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