Building the Most Accurate War Room Draftboard on the Web
TOP 100 Prospects
for the 2018 NFL Draft
UPDATE:  3-11-18
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 Josh Allen QB Wyoming rJR 1
3 Bradley Chubb Edge N.C. State SR 1
4 Minkah Fitzpatrick S/CB Alabama jr 1
5 Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech jr 1
6 Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame rJR 1
7 Josh Rosen QB UCLA jr 2
8 Denzel Ward CB Ohio State jr 1
9 Roquan Smith LB Georgia jr 2
10 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma rSR 3
11 Sam Darnold QB USC rSo 4
12 Derwin James S Florida State rSo 2
13 Da'Ron Payne DL Alabama jr 1
14 Josh Jackson CB Iowa rJR 2
15 Connor Williams OT Texas jr 1
16 Courtland Sutton WR SMU rJR 1
17 Vita Vea DL Washington rJR 2
18 Marcus Davenport Edge UTSA SR 2
19 Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame rSR 2
20 Calvin Ridley WR Alabama jr 2
21 Mike Hughes CB/KR UCF jr 3
22 Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State rJR 3
23 Isaiah Wynn OG Georgia SR 2
24 Jaire Alexander CB Louisville jr 4
25 Derrius Guice RB LSU jr 2
26 Kolton Miller OT UCLA rJR 3
27 Kyzir White S West Virginia SR 3
28 Ronnie Harrison S Alabama jr 4
29 Rashaan Evans LB Alabama SR 4
30 DJ Moore WR Maryland jr 3
31 Taven Bryan DL Florida rJR 3
32 James Daniels C Iowa jr 1
33 Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota State rSR 1
34 Harrison Phillips DL Stanford rJR 4
35 Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado jr 5
36 Harold Landry Edge Boston College SR 4
37 Will Hernandez OG UTEP rSR 3
38 Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma rJR 4
39 Maurice Hurst DL Michigan rSR 5
40 Sam Hubbard Edge Ohio State rJR 5
41 Ronald Jones II RB USC jr 3
42 Tyrell Crosby OT Oregon SR 5
43 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Edge Oklahoma rSR 3
44 James Washington WR Oklahoma State SR 4
45 Mike Gesicki TE Penn State SR 2
46 Carlton Davis CB Auburn jr 6
47 Christian Kirk WR/KR Texas A&M jr 5
48 Justin Reid S Stanford jr 5
49 Jessie Bates III S Wake Forest rSo 6
50 Billy Price C Ohio State rSR 2
51 Sony Michel RB Georgia SR 4
52 Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina jr 3
53 Lamar Jackson QB Louisville jr 5
54 Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State SR 6
55 Malik Jefferson LB Texas jr 5
56 DJ Chark WR LSU SR 6
57 Tim Settle DL Virginia Tech rSo 6
58 Donte Jackson CB LSU jr 7
59 Lorenzo Carter LB Georgia SR 6
60 Rasheem Green DL USC jr 7
61 Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi State rSR 6
62 Hercules Mata'afa Edge Washington State rJR
63 Anthony Miller WR Memphis rSR 7
64 Rashaad Penny RB/KR San Diego State SR 5
65 Rashaun Gaulden CB Tennessee rJR 8
66 Derrick Nnadi DL Florida State SR 8
67 Chukwuma Okorafor OT Western Michigan SR 7
68 Arden Key Edge LSU jr 7
69 Anthony Averett CB Alabama rSR 9
70 B.J. Hill DL N.C. State SR 9
71 Uchenna Nwosu LB USC SR 7
72 Kerryon Johnson RB/KR Auburn jr 6
73 Armani Watts S Texas A&M SR 7
74 Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame jr 8
75 MJ Stewart CB North Carolina SR 10
76 Jamarco Jones OT Ohio State SR 8
77 Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma rJR 4
78 RJ McIntosh DL Miami jr 10
79 Marcus Allen S Penn State SR 8
80 Quin Blanding S Virginia SR 9
81 Dante Pettis WR/KR Washington SR 9
82 Trenton Thompson DL Georgia jr 11
83 Brian O'Neill OT/G Pittsburgh rJR 9
84 Chad Thomas Edge Miami SR 8
85 DeShon Elliot S Texas jr 10
86 Nathan Shepherd DL Fort Hays State SR 12
87 Josh Sweat Edge Florida State jr 9
88 Micah Kiser LB Virginia rSR 8
89 Deon Cain WR Clemson jr 10
90 Braden Smith OG Auburn SR 4
91 Simmie Cobbs WR Indiana rJR 11
92 Josey Jewell LB Iowa rSR 9
93 Austin Corbett OG Nevada rSR 5
94 Nick Chubb RB Georgia SR 7
95 Will Clapp C LSU rJR 3
96 Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida State jr 11
97 Dorance Armstrong Jr. Edge Kansas jr 10
98 Tre'Quan Smith WR UCF rJR 12
99 Keishawn Bierria LB Washington rSR 10
100 Darius Leonard LB South Carolina St. SR 11
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.