Stacking the Board

The Defensive Draft Value Chart
Defensive Value-Board Ratings:
Update:  02/19/19
 
*** This is the projected order (stacked-board style) for which the players will come off the board during the draft. Rounds 1 & 2 are each whittled into sectors "1A, 1B, etc."  In this case, "1A," for example, stands for picks in the first one-third of round one (picks 1-10), and something like "2C" would equate to the last one-third of Rd. 2.  Likewise, in Rd's 3-7 all players are stacked vertically by way of their grade / expected order drafted in that round.***
Round
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
4/5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6/7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Priority
F.A.
 
 
 
 
 
Defensive Line Edge-Rusher Linebacker Cornerback Safety Special Teams
1A      Quinnen Williams, Alabama 1A      Nick Bosa, Ohio State 1A      Devin White, LSU 1A       1A       1A
          Rashan Gary, Michigan           Josh Allen, Kentucky        
          Ed Oliver, Houston           Clelin Ferrell, Clemson        
1B       1B      Montez Sweat, Miss. St. 1B      Devin Bush, Michigan 1B      Greedy Williams, LSU 1B       1B
                     Jachai Polite, Florida             Byron Murphy, Washington    
                      Brian Burns, Florida St.                           
1C      Christian Wilkins, Clemson 1C       1C      Mack Wilson, Alabama 1C      Deandre Baker, Georgia 1C      C. Gardner-Johnson, Clemson 1C
          Dexter Lawrence, Clemson                                    Nasir Adderley, Delaware  
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2A      Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame 2A       Jaylon Ferguson, LA Tech 2A       2A      Trayvon Mullen, Clemson 2A      Taylor Rapp, Washington 2A
                                              Rock Ya-Sin, Temple                         
                               
2B      Zach Allen, Boston College 2B      Oshane Ximines, Old Dom. 2B       2B      Amani Oruwariye, Penn St. 2B      Amani Hooker, Iowa 2B
          Dre'Mont Jones, Ohio State                         Lonnie Johnson Jr., Kentucky           Deionte Thompson, Alabama  
                    
2C      Jeffrey Simmons, Miss. St. 2C      Anthony Nelson, Iowa 2C      Terrill Hanks, New Mexico St. 2C      Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt 2C       2C
                Julian Love, Notre Dame              
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L.J. Collier, TCU Joe Jackson, Miami Vosean Joseph, Florida Justin Layne, Michigan St. Johnathan Abram, Miss. St.  
Gerald Willis III, Miami Chase Winovich, Michigan   Michael Jackson, Miami    
Isaiah Buggs, Alabama   Germaine Pratt, N.C. State Kendall Sheffield, Ohio St. Jaquan Johnson, Miami  
Kingsley Keke, Texas A&M D'Andre Walker, Georgia Bobby Okereke, Stanford Saivion Smith, Alabama Juan Thornhill, Virginia  
Charles Omenihu, Texas Austin Bryant, Clemson Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame Sean Bunting, Central Mich.    
Khalen Saunders, Western Ill. Jalen Jelks, Oregon Joe Giles-Harris, Duke Jamal Peters, Miss. St. Darnell Savage Jr., Maryland  
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Dontavius Russell, Auburn Sutton Smith, Northern Ill. Josiah Tauaefa, UTSA Corey Ballentine, Washburn Lukas Denis, Bos. College  
Demarcus Christmas, Florida St. Shareef Miller, Penn St. Tre Lamar, Clemson Blace Brown, Troy Mike Edwards, Kentucky  
Renell Wren, Arizona St. Jordan Brailford, Oklahoma St. Te'von Coney, Notre Dame David Long, Michigan Sheldrick Redwine, Miami  
Greg Gaines, Washington Carl Grandersen, Wyoming T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin Isaiah Johnson, Houston Will Harris, Bos. College Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah [p]
Kevin Givens, Penn St. Christian Miller, Alabama Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas Jordan Brown, So. Dakota St. Mike Bell, Fresno St.  
Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia Ben Banogu, TCU Chase Hansen, Utah [lb/ss] Jamel Dean, Auburn D'Cota Dixon, Wisconsin  
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Trysten Hill, UCF Landis Durham, Texas A&M David Long Jr., West Virginia Jimmy Moreland, J. Madison Marquise Blair, Utah Matt Gay, Utah [k]
John Cominsky, Charleston Justin Hollins, Oregon Ryan Connelly, Wisconsin Ken Webster, Ole Miss Darius West, Kentucky Cole Tracy, LSU [k]
Daylon Mack. Texas A&M Wyatt Ray, Bos. College Jahlani Tavai, Hawaii Hamp Cheevers, Bos. College Ugochukwu Amadi, Oregon  
Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri Maxx Crosby, Eastern Mich. Khalil Hodge, Buffalo Kris Boyd, Texas Khari Willis, Michigan St. Jake Bailey, Stanford [p]
Michael Dogbe, Temple Porter Gustin, USC Tyrel Dodson, Texas A&M Iman Lewis-Marshall, USC Saquan Hampton, Rutgers Dan Godsil, Indiana [ls]
Cortez Broughton, Cincinnati Markus Jones, Angelo St. Sione Takitaki, BYU Jordan Miller, Washington Marvell Tell III, USC  
Byron Cowart, Maryland Malik Carney, North Carolina Ulysses Gilbert, Akron Derrick Baity, Kentucky John Battle, LSU Austin Seibert, Oklahoma [k]
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Albert Huggins, Clemson Malik Reed, Nevada B.J. Blunt, McNeese State Xavier Crawford, Central Mich. Mark McLaurin, Miss. St. Cody Grace, Arkansas St. [p]
Daniel Wise, Kansas Darryl Johnson Jr., N.C. A&T E.J. Ejiya, North Texas Mark Fields, Clemson Andrew Wingard, Wyoming Jack Fox, Rice [p/k]
Ricky Walker, Virginia Tech Jamal Davis, Akron Kendall Joseph, Clemson Alijah Holder, Stanford Malik Gant, Marshall John Baron II, San Diego St. [k]
Armon Watts, Arkansas Mike Onouha, A&M Commerce Otaro Alaka, Texas A&M Montre Hartage, N'Western Donovan Wilson, Texas A&M Nick Moore, Georgia [ls]
Chris Slayton, Syracuse Derick Roberson, Sam Hou. St. Cameron Smith, USC Blessuan Austin, Rutgers Zedrick Woods, Ole Miss Parker Thome, Vanderbilt [p]
Isaiah Mack, Chattanooga Gerri Green, Miss. State Deshaun Davis, Auburn Rashad Fenton, So. Carolina Evan Worthington, Colorado A.J. Cole III, N.C. State [p]
Bryan Mone, Michigan CeCe Jefferson, Florida Gary Johnson, Texas Ryan Pulley, Arkansas Jonathan Crawford, Indiana Chase McLaughlin, Illinois [k]
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175 Defensive/Special Teams Players are ranked here for 2019
They're ranked in a formula/evaluation method that couples "expected off the board order" along with evaluation of athletic skill at their respective position.  It so happens that most years the DraftBoardGuru formula leads to approx. 170-180 prospects in the category of defensive/special teams players. This is a very strong defensive value board in 2019 and there's also a few special special team players.
 
On defense:  Cornerback is a position that isn't necessarily spectacular at the top, in the area you would normally find blue-chip prospects.  Yet, it is a tremendously deep position.  Teams looking for CB's should be able to find safe haven in all of the rounds, as the depth runs very deep.... The defensive line and Edge positions are more skewed towards the upper rounds with a fantastic number of Round One and Round Two prospects.  The linebackers, at times, can be painful to evaluate in this draft class.  It's a rather bland group... and is some of that due to the fact that many of the best athletes in the collegiate game are being moved to Edge and Safety?  In a prior era of football, teams stacked their best players at LB, and that just isn't the case anymore.  Food for thought, anyhow.  The safety position is a strong group.  But as has been the case at the Safety position in recent years, there are many flavors of "safety" and what fits one team might not fit another.