2018 NFL Draft: Tommy Call’s Big Board

All the top prospects at every position

Tommy Call
April 26, 2018 - 3:02 pm

Mock drafts tend to be a mess filled with constant change and little clarity.

For example the most famous draft analysts miss often in their mock drafts, in 2017 ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd Mcshay only hit four correct picks. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock got five correct while his colleague Daniel Jeremiah fared pretty well locking up eight correct picks. Mock drafts are a good way to measure what players could be available when your team is on the clock, but outside of that they’re just educated guesses at best.

One thing that stays constant is the analysts ability to evaluate prospects available in the draft. Position rankings are important because you can see how players stack up against each other. Big boards and rankings are a chance for draft guru’s to be subjective on how good a guy can be and not have to worry about team fits and needs. Just because a guy is mocked in the top-10 doesn’t actually mean he’s a top-10 player.

For measure let’s have some fun — here are my 2018 prospect rankings.

Top 10 Overall

1. Saquon Barkley- Running back- Penn State

2. Baker Mayfield- Quarterback- Oklahoma

3. Quenton Nelson- Guard- Notre Dame

4. Minkah Fitzpatrick- Safety- Alabama

5. Lamar Jackson- Quarterback- Louisville

6. Bradley Chubb- Edge- NC State

7. Roquan Smith- Linebacker- Georgia

8. Josh Rosen- Quarterback- UCLA

9. Harold Landry- Edge- Boston College

10. Derwin James - Safety - Florida State

 

Quarterback

1. Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma - Round 1

2. Lamar Jackson - Louisville - Round 1

3.Josh Rosen- UCLA - Round 1

4. Sam Darnold - USC - Round 1

5. Jose Allen- Wyoming - Round 1

 

Running back

1. Saquon Barkley- Penn State - Round 1

2. Derrius Guice - Louisiana State - Round 1

3. Ronald Jones - USC - Round 2

4. Sony Michel - Georgia - Round 2

5. Akrum Wadley - Iowa - Round 3

 

Wide Receiver

1. DJ Moore - Maryland - Round 1

2. Calvin Ridley- Alabama - Round 1

3. Courtland Sutton- SMU - Round 1

4. Dante Pettis- Washington - Round 2

5. Anthony Miller - Memphis - Round 2

 

Tight End

1. Dallas Goedert - South Dakota State - Round 2

2. Mike Gesicki - Penn State - Round 2

3. Hayden Hurst - South Carolina - Round 3

4. Ian Thomas - Indiana - Round 3

5. Mark Andrews - Oklahoma - Round 4

 

Offensive Line

1. Quenton Nelson- Notre Dame - Round 1

2. Isaiah Wynn- Georgia - Round 1

3. Will Hernandez - UTEP - Round 1

4. Mike McGlinchey- Notre Dame - Round 1

5. Austin Corbett - Nevada - Round 2

 

Edge

1. Bradley Chubb - NC State - Round 1

2. Harold Landry - Boston College - Round 1

3. Arden Key - Louisiana State - Round 1

4. Marcus Davenport - Round 1

4. Lorenzo Carter - Round 2

 

Interior Defensive Line

1. Maurice Hurst - Michigan - Round 1

2. Vita Vea - Washington - Round 1

3. Taven Bryan - Florida - Round 1

4. BJ Hill - NC State - Round 2

5. Harrison Phillips - Stanford - Round 2

 

Linebackers

1. Roquan Smith - Georgia - Round 1

2. Rashaan Evans - Alabama - Round 1

3. Tremaine Edmunds -  Virginia Tech - Round 1

4. Leighton Vander Esch - Boise State - Round 1

5. Jerome Baker - Ohio State - Round 2

 

Cornerbacks

1. Denzel Ward - Ohio State - Round 1

2. Jaire Alexander - Louisville - Round 1

3. Josh Jackson - Iowa - Round 1

4. Mike Hughes - Central Florida - Round 1

5. Isaiah Oliver - Colorado - Round 2

 

Safety

1. Minkah Fitzpatrick - Alabama - Round 1

2. Derwin James - Florida State - Round 1

3. Justin Reid - Stanford - Round 1

4. Terrell Edmunds - Virginia Tech - Round 2

5. Ronnie Harrison - Alabama - Round 2

 

Check back to 957TheGame.com for more draft content over the weekend with pick by pick grades, live reactions and mid-round mocks. Follow me on twitter @tommy_iii for questions and more draft content.

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