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TOP 100 Prospects
for the 2018 NFL Draft
UPDATE:  2-19-18
by Doug Martz, of DraftBoardGuru.com

 
Saquon Barkley, #1 on the
big board
 
 
 
 
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 "QB#1"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State jr 1
2 Bradley Chubb Edge N.C. State SR 1
3 Josh Allen QB Wyoming rJR 1
4 Minkah Fitzpatrick S/CB Alabama jr 1
5 Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame rJR 1
6 Josh Rosen QB UCLA jr 2
7 Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech jr 1
8 Denzel Ward CB Ohio State jr 1
9 Sam Darnold QB USC rSo 3
10 Roquan Smith LB Georgia jr 2
11 Josh Jackson CB Iowa rJR 2
12 Derwin James S Florida State rSo 2
13 Courtland Sutton WR SMU rJR 1
14 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma rSR 4
15 Marcus Davenport Edge UTSA SR 2
16 Calvin Ridley WR Alabama jr 2
17 Connor Williams OT Texas jr 1
18 Taven Bryan DL Florida rJR 1
19 Kyzir White S West Virginia SR 3
20 Maurice Hurst DL Michigan rSR 2
21 Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame rSR 2
22 Da'Ron Payne DL Alabama jr 3
23 Billy Price C Ohio State rSR 1
24 Vita Vea DL Washington rJR 4
25 Sam Hubbard Edge Ohio State rJR 3
26 Mike Hughes CB/KR UCF jr 3
27 Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota State rSR 1
28 Derrius Guice RB LSU jr 2
29 Isaiah Wynn OG Georgia SR 2
30 Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State rJR 3
31 Harold Landry LB Boston College SR 4
32 Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma rJR 3
33 Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado jr 4
34 Will Hernandez OG UTEP rSR 3
35 Harrison Phillips DL Stanford rJR 5
36 Jaire Alexander CB Louisville jr 5
37 Rashaan Evans LB Alabama SR 5
38 James Daniels C Iowa jr 2
39 James Washington WR Oklahoma State SR 3
40 Kolton Miller OT UCLA rJR 4
41 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Edge Oklahoma rSR 4
42 Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina jr 2
43 Tim Settle DL Virginia Tech rSo 6
44 Christian Kirk WR/KR Texas A&M jr 4
45 Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State SR 5
46 Ronnie Harrison S Alabama jr 4
47 Carlton Davis CB Auburn jr 6
48 Sony Michel RB Georgia SR 3
49 D.J. Moore WR Maryland jr 5
50 Lamar Jackson QB Louisville jr 6
51 Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi State rSR 5
52 Ronald Jones II RB USC jr 4
53 Malik Jefferson LB Texas jr 6
54 Hercules Mata'afa Edge Washington State rJR 5
55 Rashaad Penny RB/KR San Diego State SR 5
56 Tyrell Crosby OT Oregon SR 6
57 Arden Key Edge LSU jr 6
58 Justin Reid S Stanford jr 5
59 Mike Gesicki TE Penn State SR 3
60 Chukwuma Okorafor OT Western Michigan SR 7
61 Uchenna Nwosu LB USC SR 7
62 Anthony Miller WR Memphis rSR 6
63 Donte Jackson CB LSU jr 7
64 Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida State jr 8
65 Kerryon Johnson RB/KR Auburn jr 6
66 Quin Blanding S Virginia SR 6
67 Lorenzo Carter LB Georgia SR 8
68 Jamarco Jones OT Ohio State SR 8
69 Derrick Nnadi DL Florida State SR 7
70 Rashaun Gaulden CB Tennessee rJR 9
71 Micah Kiser LB Virginia rSR 9
72 Rasheem Green DL USC jr 8
73 M.J. Stewart CB North Carolina SR 10
74 Armani Watts S Texas A&M SR 7
75 Keishawn Bierria LB Washington rSR 10
76 Anthony Averett CB Alabama rSR 11
77 D.J. Chark WR LSU SR 7
78 Marcus Allen S Penn State SR 8
79 Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma rJR 4
80 Da'Shawn Hand DL Alabama SR 9
81 Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame jr 8
82 DeShon Elliot S Texas jr 9
83 Josh Sweat Edge Florida State jr 7
84 Josey Jewell LB Iowa rSR 11
85 Braden Smith OG Auburn SR 4
86 Deon Cain WR Clemson jr 9
87 Brian O'Neill OT/G Pittsburgh rJR 9
88 Austin Corbett OG Nevada rSR 5
89 Chad Thomas Edge Miami SR 8
90 Dante Pettis WR/KR Washington SR 10
91 Nick Chubb RB Georgia SR 7
92 Will Clapp C LSU rJR 3
93 Ian Thomas TE Indiana SR 5
94 Dorance Armstrong Jr. Edge Kansas jr 9
95 Tyquan Lewis Edge Ohio State rSR 10
96 Darius Leonard LB South Carolina St. SR 12
97 Brandon Parker OT North Carolina A&T SR 10
98 Mike White QB Western Kentucky rSR 7
99 Frank Ragnow C Arkansas SR 4
100 Jerome Baker LB Ohio State jr 13
 
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.