Stacking the Board

The Defensive Draft Value Chart
Defensive Value-Board Ratings:
Update:  03/24/19
 
*** 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                    
1B       1B      Brian Burns, Florida St. 1B      Devin Bush, Michigan 1B      Byron Murphy, Washington 1B      C. Gardner-Johnson, Florida 1B
                     Montez Sweat, Miss. St.             Greedy Williams, LSU           Taylor Rapp, Washington  
                      Clelin Ferrell, Clemson                           
1C      Christian Wilkins, Clemson 1C       1C       1C      Rock Ya-Sin, Temple 1C      Nasir Adderley, Delaware 1C
                                             Trayvon Mullen, Clemson           Johnathan Abram, Miss. St.  
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2A      Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame 2A       Oshane Ximines, Old Dom. 2A       2A      Deandre Baker, Georgia 2A       2A
          Dexter Lawrence, Clemson                                                             
                               
2B      Dre'Mont Jones, Ohio State 2B       2B      Mack Wilson, Alabama 2B      Julian Love, Notre Dame 2B      Juan Thornhill, Virginia 2B
          Jeffrey Simmons, Miss. St.                         Sean Bunting, Central Mich.           Deionte Thompson, Alabama  
                           Amani Hooker, Iowa  
2C      L.J. Collier, TCU 2C      Jachai Polite, Florida 2C       2C      Amani Oruwariye, Penn St. 2C       2C
                      Jaylon Ferguson, LA Tech                            
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Zach Allen, Boston College Anthony Nelson, Iowa Bobby Okereke, Stanford Lonnie Johnson Jr., Kentucky - -
 
Charles Omenihu, Texas Chase Winovich, Michigan Terrill Hanks, New Mexico St. Justin Layne, Michigan St. Darnell Savage Jr., Maryland  
Gerald Willis III, Miami Joe Jackson, Miami Germaine Pratt, N.C. State Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt - -
 
Khalen Saunders, Western Ill. D'Andre Walker, Georgia Blake Cashman, Minnesota Michael Jackson, Miami Saquan Hampton, Rutgers  
Ed Alexander, LSU Justin Hollins, Oregon David Long Jr., West Virginia Isaiah Johnson, Houston - -
 
Renell Wren, Arizona St. Austin Bryant, Clemson Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame David Long, Michigan Jaquan Johnson, Miami  
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Kingsley Keke, Texas A&M Shareef Miller, Penn St. Vosean Joseph, Florida Kendall Sheffield, Ohio St. Mike Edwards, Kentucky  - -
Demarcus Christmas, Florida St. Christian Miller, Alabama Sione Takitaki, BYU Saivion Smith, Alabama Zedrick Woods, Ole Miss  - -
Trysten Hill, UCF Sutton Smith, Northern Ill. Ben Burr-Kirven, Wash. Jamal Peters, Miss. St. Lukas Denis, Bos. College  - -
John Cominsky, Charleston Jalen Jelks, Oregon Josiah Tauaefa, UTSA Corey Ballentine, Washburn Sheldrick Redwine, Miami [s/cb] Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah [p]
Isaiah Buggs, Alabama Jordan Brailford, Okl. St. Jahlani Tavai, Hawaii Jimmy Moreland, J. Madison Will Harris, Bos. College  - -
Dontavius Russell, Auburn Carl Grandersen, Wyoming Te'von Coney, Notre Dame Jamel Dean, Auburn Mike Bell, Fresno St.  - -
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Kevin Givens, Penn St. Ben Banogu, TCU Ulysses Gilbert, Akron Iman Marshall, USC [cb/s] Khari Willis, Michigan St. Matt Gay, Utah [k]
Greg Gaines, Washington Wyatt Ray, Bos. College Gary Johnson, Texas Jordan Brown, So. Dakota St. Marvell Tell III, USC Cole Tracy, LSU [k]
Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia Porter Gustin, USC T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin Xavier Crawford, Cent. Mich. D'Cota Dixon, Wisconsin  - -
Daylon Mack. Texas A&M Markus Jones, Angelo St. Khalil Hodge, Buffalo Blace Brown, Troy Marquise Blair, Utah Jake Bailey, Stanford [p]
Michael Dogbe, Temple CeCe Jefferson, Florida Chase Hansen, Utah [lb/ss] Ken Webster, Ole Miss Darius West, Kentucky Dan Godsil, Indiana [ls]
Byron Cowart, Maryland Landis Durham, Texas A&M Tre Lamar, Clemson Hamp Cheevers, Bos. College Ugochukwu Amadi, Oregon  - -
Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri Maxx Crosby, Eastern Mich. Deshaun Davis, Auburn Kris Boyd, Texas Andrew Wingard, Wyoming Austin Seibert, Oklahoma [k]
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Cortez Broughton, Cincinnati Malik Reed, Nevada Joe Giles-Harris, Duke Rashad Fenton, So. Carolina Mark McLaurin, Miss. St. Cody Grace, Arkansas St. [p]
Albert Huggins, Clemson Malik Carney, North Carolina Jordan Kunaszyk, California Jordan Miller, Washington Delvon Randall, Temple Jack Fox, Rice [p/k]
Daniel Wise, Kansas Jamal Davis, Akron Cameron Smith, USC Clifton Duck, App. St. John Battle, LSU John Baron II, San Diego St. [k]
Ricky Walker, Virginia Tech Gerri Green, Miss. State Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas Derrick Baity, Kentucky Malik Gant, Marshall Nick Moore, Georgia [ls]
Armon Watts, Arkansas Darryl Johnson Jr., N.C. A&T Ryan Connelly, Wisconsin Mark Fields, Clemson Donovan Wilson, Texas A&M Parker Thome, Vanderbilt [p]
Chris Slayton, Syracuse Derick Roberson, Sam Hou. St. Kendall Joseph, Clemson Alijah Holder, Stanford Evan Worthington, Colorado A.J. Cole III, N.C. State [p]
Isaiah Mack, Chattanooga Mike Onouha, A&M Commerce Tyrel Dodson, Texas A&M Montre Hartage, N'Wstrn [cb/s] 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.