Stacking the Board

The Defensive Draft Value Chart
Defensive Value-Board Ratings:
*March Madness Rankings*
3/10/17
*** 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 Specialty Players
1A      Jonathan Allen, Alabama 1A      Myles Garrett, Texas A&M 1A      Reuben Foster, Alabama [ilb] 1A      Quincy Wilson, Florida 1A       Jamal Adams, LSU [ss] 1A

          Solomon Thomas, Stanford                        Marshon Lattimore, Ohio St.            Malik Hooker, Ohio St. [fs]
           




1B       1B      Derek Barnett, Tennessee 1B      Haason Reddick, Temple [i/o] 1B      Marlon Humphrey, Alabama 1B       Budda Baker, Washington [fs] 1B

          Taco Charlton, Michigan
           







1C      Malik McDowell, Michigan St. 1C      Charles Harris, Missouri 1C       1C      Tre'Davious White, LSU 1C       1C
                      Carl Lawson, Auburn                       
          
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2A      Caleb Brantley, Florida 2A      Takkarist McKinley, UCLA 2A       2A      Gareon Conley, Ohio St. 2A      Chidobe Awuzie, Col. [fs/cb] 2A
          Montravius Adams, Auburn                                   Fabian Moreau, UCLA           Jabrill Peppers, Michigan [ss]
          


          Obi Melifonwu, UConn [ss]
2B      Chris Wormley, Michigan 2B      Derek Rivers, Youngstown St. 2B      Z. Cunningham, Vanderbilt [olb] 2B      Teez Tabor, Florida 2B       2B

          Ryan Anderson, Alabama           T.J. Watt, Wisconsin [olb]           Adoree' Jackson, USC           


          Raekwon McMillan, Ohio St. [ilb]            

2C      Jaleel Johnson, Iowa 2C      Tarell Basham, Ohio 2C      Jarrad Davis, Florida [ilb] 2C      Desmond King, Iowa [cb/fs] 2C      Marcus Williams, Utah [fs] 2C

          Tim Williams, Alabama
          Kevin King, Washington
 
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Larry Ogunjobi, Charlotte Jordan Willis, Kansas St.
Jourdan Lewis, Michigan Marcus Maye, Florida [fs]
Tanoh Kpassagnon, Villanova

Ahkello Witherspoon, Colorado

Dalvin Tomlinson, Alabama

Cameron Sutton, Tennessee

Carlos Watkins, Clemson DeMarcus Walker, Florida St. Duke Riley, LSU [olb] Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson Eddie Jackson, Alabama [ss] Zane Gonzalez, Arizona St. [k]
Elijah Qualls, Washington Tyus Bowser, Houston Anthony Walker, N'Western [ilb] Rasul Douglas, West Virginia Lorenzo Jerome, Saint Francis [fs]
Vincent Taylor, Oklahoma St.
Alex Anzalone, Florida [olb] Sidney Jones, Washington
 
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Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA Trey Hendrickson, Fla. Atl. Kendell Beckwith, LSU [ilb] Jeremy Cutrer, Middle Tenn. John Johnson, B. College [fs]
Tanzel Smart, Tulane Dawuane Smoot, Illinois Carroll Phillips, Illinois [olb] Jalen Myrick, Minnesota Josh Harvey-Clemons, Louisville [ss]
Davon Godchaux, LSU Devonte Fields, Louisville Ben Gedeon, Michigan [ilb] Shaquill Griffin, UCF Justin Evans, Texas A&M [ss] Austin Rehkow, Idaho [p]
Nazair Jones, North Carolina  Joe Mathis, Washington Marquel Lee, Wake Forest [ilb] Corn Elder, Miami Josh Jones, N.C. State [fs]
Ryan Glasgow, Michigan Daeshon Hall, Texas A&M Elijah Lee, Kansas St. [olb] Damontae Kazee, San Diego St. Jadar Johnson, Clemson [ss]
Hunter Dimick, Utah Keionta Davis, Chattanooga Vince Biegel, Wisconsin [olb] Howard Wilson, Houston Rayshawn Jenkins, Miami [fs]  
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Jarron Jones, Notre Dame Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh Harvey Langi, BYU [ilb] Marquez White, Florida St. Tedric Thompson, Colorado [ss]
D.J. Jones, Mississippi Josh Carraway, TCU Connor Harris, Lindenwood [ilb] Brian Allen, Utah David Jones, Richmond [fs]
Issac Rochell, Notre Dame Garrett Sickels, Penn St. Blair Brown, Ohio [ilb] Brendan Langley, Lamar Xavier Woods, Louis. Tech [ss] Jake Elliott, Memphis [k]
Deatrich Wise, Arkansas Lewis Neal, LSU Jayon Brown, UCLA [ilb] Ezra Robinson, Tennessee St. Johnathan Ford, Auburn [fs] Kenny Allen, Michigan [p]
Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, USC Matt Milano, Bos. College Steven Taylor, Houston [olb] Nate Hairston, Temple Jordan Sterns, Oklahoma St. [fs] Adam Griffith, Alabama [k]
DeAngelo Brown, Louisville Sydney Omameh, G. Valley St. Keith Kelsey, Louisville [ilb] Channing Stribling, Michigan Montae Nicholson, Michigan St. [ss]
Charles Walker, Oklahoma Bryan Cox, Florida Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tenn. [olb] Aarion Penton, Missouri Dymonte Thomas, Michigan [ss]
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Treyvon Hester, Toledo Jamal Marcus, Akron Dylan Donahue, W. Georgia [olb] Ashton Lampkin, Oklahoma St. Ahmad Thomas, Oklahoma [fs] Rigoberto Sanchez, Hawaii [k]
Josh Tupou, Colorado Dylan Cole, Missouri St. Ben Boulware, Clemson [ilb] Xavier Coleman, Portland St. Dallas Lloyd, Stanford [ss] Justin Vogel, Miami [p]
Jeremiah Ledbetter, Arkansas Darius English, So. Carolina Brandon Bell, Penn St. [ilb] Des Lawrence, North Carolina Fish Smithson, Kansas [fs] Cole Mazza, Alabama [ls]
Aaron Curry, TCU Avery Moss, Youngstown St. Riley Bullough, Michigan St. [ilb] Sojourn Shelton, Wisconsin Orion Stewart, Baylor [ss] Nicholas Conte, Virginia [p]
Collin Bevins, N.W. Miss St. Keion Adams, Western Mich. Ukeme Eligwe, Georgia So. [olb] Josh Thornton, Southern Utah Dante Barnett, Kansas St. [ss] Adam Griffith, Alabama [k]
Ralph Green III, Indiana Ifeadi Odenigbo, N'Western Hardy Nickerson, Illinois [ilb] William Likely III, Maryland Maurice Smith, Georiga [fs] Toby Baker, Arkansas [p]
Joey Ivie, Florida Jimmie Gilbert, Colorado Austin Calitro, Villanova [ilb] Jack Tocho, N.C. State Demetrious Cox, Michigan St. [fs] Chris Fitzpatrick, N.western [ls]
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173 Defensive/Special Teams Players are ranked here for 2017
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 list (173) may grow by four to five players as the rest of the draft process unfolds.  Last year set a record for this site, with 184 "draftable" players from defense/special teams.  While it's slightly down this year, the first five rounds of this year's defensive crop is truly an impressive one!  Teams will be getting great players in Rd. 4 & 5, without doubt!
 
On defense:  The strongest position this year is the Defensive Backfield.  Both the safety and cornerback positions are absolutely loaded, with 38 players with grades of "round 5 or better."  Many "blue-chip" all-pro types also fill the round one area in the CB/SS/FS categories.  The DB's are star-studded at the top and also with great depth.  DB's = A++ grade.  The Edge Rush group receives a B+ grade, with nice round 1 & 2 talent and decent depth overall.  The DL and LB group are not a bad group (B-/C+), with good top level talent... but they lack depth this year.