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TOP 100 PROSPECTS
FOR THE 2018 NFL DRAFT
* FINAL *
Submitted:  April 24, 2018 by Doug Martz, of DraftBoardGuru.com

Doug Martz's Top 100 draft
board has had the
over the past five
years according to The
Huddle Report, which
tracks the top draft analysts
in the nation
(see link below)
 
 
 
Thank you to The Huddle
Report for the consistency and
reliability you demonstrate for
the NFL Draft process.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Josh Allen:  This site's top
ranked overall player & the
one tied with Barkley for
"special" in this draft class.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saquon Barkley, #1 RB in the
rankings and a true stud
prospect for 2018!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 

     
                                                    

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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 Denzel Ward CB Ohio State jr 1
5 Sam Darnold QB USC rSo 2
6 Minkah Fitzpatrick S/CB Alabama jr 1
7 Roquan Smith LB Georgia jr 1
8 Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame rJR 1
9 Derwin James S Florida State rSo 2
10 Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech jr 2

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11 Marcus Davenport Edge UTSA SR 2
12 Vita Vea DL Washington rJR 1
13 Josh Rosen QB UCLA jr 3
14 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma rSR 4
15 Jaire Alexander CB Louisville jr 2
16 Harold Landry Edge Boston College SR 3
17 Da'Ron Payne DL Alabama jr 2
18 Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame rSR 1
19 Rashaan Evans LB Alabama SR 3
20 Mike Hughes CB/KR UCF jr 3

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21 Courtland Sutton WR SMU rJR 1
22 Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State rJR 4
23 Taven Bryan DL Florida rJR 3
24 Sony Michel RB Georgia SR 2
25 Kolton Miller OT UCLA rJR 2
26 Calvin Ridley WR Alabama jr 2
27 Will Hernandez OG UTEP rSR 2
28 Lamar Jackson QB Louisville jr 5
29 Josh Jackson CB Iowa rJR 4
30 D.J. Moore WR/KR Maryland jr 3

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31 James Daniels C Iowa jr 1
32 Derrius Guice RB LSU jr 3
33 Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado jr 5
34 Anthony Miller WR Memphis rSR 4
35 Justin Reid S Stanford jr 3
36 Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State SR 6
37 Geron Christian OT Louisville jr 3
38 Isaiah Wynn OG/T Georgia SR 3
39 Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota St. rSR 1
40 Frank Ragnow C/G Arkansas SR 2

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41 Connor Williams OT/G Texas jr 4
42 Ronnie Harrison S Alabama jr 4
43 Nick Chubb RB Georgia SR 4
44 Donte Jackson CB LSU jr 6
45 Jessie Bates III S Wake Forest rSo 5
46 Sam Hubbard Edge Ohio State rJR 4
47 Billy Price C Ohio State rSR 3
48 Mike Gesicki TE Penn State SR 2
49 Nathan Shepherd DL Fort Hays State SR 4
50 Christian Kirk WR/KR Texas A&M jr 5

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51 Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina jr 3
52 Lorenzo Carter Edge Georgia SR 5
53 Carlton Davis CB Auburn jr 7
54 Maurice Hurst DL Michigan rSR 5
55 Tyrell Crosby OT/G Oregon SR 5
56 Terrell Edmunds S Virginia Tech rJR 6
57 Harrison Phillips DL Stanford rJR 6
58 James Washington WR Oklahoma State SR 6
59 Rasheem Green DL USC jr 7
60 Tarvarius Moore S Southern Miss. SR 7

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61 Austin Corbett OG Nevada rSR 4
62 D.J. Chark WR LSU SR 7
63 Ronald Jones II RB USC jr 5
64 Kemoko Turay Edge Rutgers SR 6
65 Braden Smith OG Auburn SR 5
66 Brian O'Neill OT/G Pittsburgh rJR 6
67 B.J. Hill DL N.C. State SR 8
68 Rashaad Penny RB/KR San Diego State SR 6
69 Malik Jefferson LB Texas jr 5
70 Quenton Meeks CB Stanford jr 8

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71 Kyle Lauletta QB Richmond rSR 7
72 Ian Thomas TE Indiana SR 4
73 Michael Gallup WR Colorado State SR 8
74 Kyzir White S West Virginia SR 8
75 Kerryon Johnson RB/KR Auburn jr 7
76 M.J. Stewart CB North Carolina SR 9
77 Fred Warner LB/S BYU SR 6
78 Marcus Allen S Penn State SR 9
79 Uchenna Nwosu Edge USC SR 7
80 Dante Pettis WR/KR Washington SR 9

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81 Genard Avery LB Memphis SR 7
82 Jamarco Jones OG/T Ohio State SR 6
83 Rashaun Gaulden CB/S Tennessee rJR 10
84 Derrick Nnadi DL Florida State SR 9
85 Oren Burks LB/S Vanderbilt rSR 8
86 Darius Leonard LB South Carolina St. SR 9
87 Tyquan Lewis Edge Ohio State rSR 8
88 Royce Freeman RB Oregon SR 8
89 Tre'Quan Smith WR UCF rJR 10
90 Chukwuma Okorafor OT Western Michigan SR 7
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91 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Edge Oklahoma rSR 9
92 Duke Dawson CB Florida rSR 11
93 Holton Hill CB Texas jr 12
94 Joseph Noteboom OT TCU rSR 8
95 Jerome Baker LB Ohio State jr 10
96 DaeSean Hamilton WR Penn State rSR 11
97 Martinas Rankin OT/G Mississippi State rSR 9
98 Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame jr 12
99 Da'Shawn Hand DL Alabama SR 10
100 Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma rJR 5
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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
 
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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 prospects 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 is fun, it pails in comparison to the workload involved in the slotting of players into a successful Top 100 list.