Building the Most Accurate War Room Draftboard on the Web
TOP 100 Prospects
for the 2018 NFL Draft
April 11, 2018 by Doug Martz, of DraftBoardGuru.com

Saquon Barkley, #1 RB in the
rankings and a true stud
prospect for 2018!
Doug Martz's Top 100 draft
board has had the top average
score (84.8) over the past five
years according to The Huddle
Report, which tracks the top 
draft analysts in the nation
(see link below)
Josh Allen:  This site's top ranked
overall player & the one tied with 
Barkley for "special" in this draft
Bradley Chubb: The top defensive
prospect in the 2018 draft
Courtland Sutton of SMU:  This 
site's top rated WR and a beast!
UCF's Mike Hughes, a CB with a
huge ceiling/upside.
An under-the-radar prospect this
site particularly likes, Edge prospect
Dorance Armstrong Jr. of Kansas

Dante Pettis, WR of the
Washington Huskies:  receiving 
threat and kick return threat

1 Josh Allen QB Wyoming rJR 1
2 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State jr 1
3 Bradley Chubb Edge N.C. State SR 1
4 Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame rJR 1
5 Josh Rosen QB UCLA jr 2
6 Denzel Ward CB Ohio State jr 1
7 Minkah Fitzpatrick S/CB Alabama jr 1
8 Sam Darnold QB USC rSo 3
9 Derwin James S Florida State rSo 2
10 Roquan Smith LB Georgia jr 1
11 Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech jr 2
12 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma rSR 4
13 Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame rSR 1
14 Marcus Davenport Edge UTSA SR 2
15 Da'Ron Payne DL Alabama jr 1
16 Calvin Ridley WR Alabama jr 1
17 Jaire Alexander CB Louisville jr 2
18 Vita Vea DL Washington rJR 2
19 Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State rJR 3
20 D.J. Moore WR Maryland jr 2
21 Mike Hughes CB/KR UCF jr 3
22 Harold Landry Edge Boston College SR 3
23 Isaiah Wynn OG Georgia SR 2
24 Rashaan Evans LB Alabama SR 4
25 Derrius Guice RB LSU jr 2
26 Josh Jackson CB Iowa rJR 4
27 Taven Bryan DL Florida rJR 3
28 Jessie Bates III S Wake Forest rSo 3
29 Kolton Miller OT UCLA rJR 2
30 Maurice Hurst DL Michigan rSR 4
31 James Daniels C Iowa jr 1
32 Connor Williams OT Texas jr 3
** The full & final release of the DraftBoardGuru.com Top 100 Prospects List will take place several days before the draft gets underway.
The accuracy within the slotting of prospects and overall rankings is that item at DraftBoardGuru.com for which the credibility of the site has been built over the past decade.  For 2018 it is once again my hope to provide an accurate, well-studied, researched, and polished list for my draft colleagues, friends, and the enthusiasts that visit this website.  This site strives to be the best at two things:  Projecting the Top 100 prospects and slotting the players into a very close coordinate to where they will be expected to be drafted (see Offensive and Defensive Value Boards)  Please give me feedback and/or constructive criticism to this list via email (coachdmartz@hotmail.com) or twitter (twitter.com/DraftBoardGuru).  - Doug Martz
The Huddle Report (http://thehuddlereport.com) does exceptional reporting and collaboration on media/website success within the NFL Draft.  I've been a member of their scoring for ten years now, going on 11 this year.  They are an incredible site with the ultimate level of credibility.  Please check them out! (see link below)
Previously scored results by the Huddle Report, THE BEST and MOST RECOGNIZED name in scoring collaboration:
89-(2017);  86-(2016);   83-(2015);  81-(2014);  85-(2013);  82-(2012);  81-(2011);  82-(2010);  78-(2009);  84-(2008)
Over the most recent five-year span that the Huddle Report has scored this site,
the average is at 84.8, which is currently first in the nation during that time.


Note about Top 100 List:
Although Top 100 sounds easy, quick, and painless (like a 10-minute job)...  nothing could be further from the truth.  Designing and narrowing this list down from an initial group of over 700+ to a chunk of 100 guys that will go in the first 100 selections is the hardest line of work for draft preparations.  It's also my favorite here at DraftBoardGuru.com.  The process involves as much naked-eye assessment of how these players are slotted into a draft position as possible.  Along with that, keen research on official team visits, pro-day workouts, and combine workouts are extremely valuable. Special consideration is also given to the regular season collegiate games and how the players did against other good (draftable) athletes.  The part of the Top 100 that's easy is the first 50.  It's that next 50 that takes hours upon hours to narrow down.  Finally, it's the players from #80 to #100 that makes the difference to whether this list can be credible or not.  The difference between scoring in the high 80's on this task (a good score) and getting a 70 depends on what happens in the final half of round three of the NFL draft.  Although mock drafting and building draftboards are fun, they pail in comparison to the workload involved in the slotting of players into a successful Top 100 list.