PFF Draft Board: Top 100 prospects of 2017

The PFF draft analysis team takes a deeper look at the top 100 prospects on our draft board.

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PFF Draft Board: Top 100 prospects of 2017


The PFF Draft Board is our ever-changing look at the top players available for the NFL Draft. While the PFF production grades are used to fuel the process, our analysts are hard at work deciphering each player’s strengths and weaknesses and looking for added context for their production. Here’s a look at the newest iteration of the PFF Draft Board.

1. Myles Garrett, Edge, Texas A&M

Myles Garrett is the unquestioned top edge prospect in this class. The biggest criticism I’ve seen of Garrett is that he didn’t record enough sacks in SEC play. If you don’t think he was productive against the SEC the past three seasons, however, you simply didn’t watch the games. Garrett is a freak of nature physically who is still only scratching the surface of his potential. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

2. Jonathan Allen, Defensive Interior, Alabama

Ideal fit: 3-technique

Allen’s game film separates him even amongst this strong defensive tackle crop. Equally as comfortable battling double-teams as he is running the arc off the edge, Allen is the kind of defensive lineman coaches dream of. He displays classic stack-and-shed technique on the interior, using his length and range to eliminate runs into either of his two gaps. Coupled with explosion off the ball and athleticism to work in space, Allen displays a complete skill-set on a consistent basis. Only news of arthritis in both shoulders is likely to facilitate a wait on draft day. — John Breitenbach, @PFF_John

3. Derek Barnett, Edge, Tennessee

Athletically, Barnett is the antithesis of Garrett. Production-wise, he’s the only player in the class that can compare to Garrett over the course of their careers. Barnett’s 37 combined sacks and hits this past season were far and away the most in college football. He also has 20 total sacks in SEC play the past two seasons. The only concern is his top-tier athleticism, but with the way Barnett wins—with power and hands—that’s not a big issue for me. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

4. Jamal Adams, S, LSU

Adams’ 4.56-second combine 40-yard dash doesn’t do his playing speed justice, as his instincts and all-around athleticism allow him to make plays most safeties simply can’t. His change of directions skills look like those of a cornerback, thus giving him the versatility to not only play either safety position, but man the slot on nickel and dime situations as well. He gave up just 20 receptions on 39 throws into his coverage in 2016, and yielded just two-combined touchdowns in the past three seasons at LSU. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

5. Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

Whether we’re talking measurables or on-field production, Lattimore has established himself as the top cornerback on our board in the 2017 Draft class. 2016 may have been his only full season as a starter, but it was a season that saw him allow just 18 receptions, and an NFL passer rating on just 31.9. — Gordon McGuinness, @PFF_Gordon

6. Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

Williams capped off an impressive season with a performance for the ages in the National Championship game, propelling Clemson to the title. That game looked to be a sign of just what kind of weapon Williams could be at the next level. Nobody in this class can win at the catch point better than Williams can. He’s big and strong, has a massive catch radius and really strong hands. All of that combined means that a quarterback needs to just get the ball in his area, and Williams will have a good shot of hauling it in. His 3.35 yards-per-route-run average in 2016 ranked inside the top 10 among all receivers. His lack of high-end speed may be an issue for some teams, but he’s so good at the catch point that it might not matter. Williams should be able to step onto the field in the NFL and contribute instantly as a receiver that you can just throw the ball near and rely on him to make a big play. — Bryson Vesnaver, @PFF_Bryson

7. Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

Davis has been phenomenally productive over his career at Western Michigan, and will now look to translate that strong play to the NFL. In the three years we’ve graded college football, Davis has finished as a top-10 receiver in every single year. He isn’t the biggest receiver, or the fastest, but he’s one of the most impressive ones because of his fantastic route-running ability and strong hands. Davis does all the little things you want a receiver to do, whether it’s adjusting his routes based on the coverage, using his hands to subtly create separation, or knowing when a big hit is coming and positioning himself to absorb it. While his lack of size and speed may prevent him from being a No. 1 option right away in the NFL, he can instantly contribute as a second option for a team and could very well develop into a high-level No. 1 receiver. — Bryson Vesnaver, @PFF_Bryson

8. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

Foster’s all-around athleticism is complemented nicely by his instincts, both against the run and pass. He led the country in run-stop percentage in 2016, making 52 run stops while missing just five tackles. Also a strong player in coverage, he gave up an average of just 6.6 yards per catch last season. Foster of course made headlines by being kicked out of the combine after an argument with a hospital worker during medical checks, which will likely make his off-field the biggest concern about him for many teams. Those issues aside, he is a complete player and could still be selected in the top 10. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

9. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

Cook has outstanding vision and patience to allow blocks to develop in zone-blocking schemes. His acceleration when he makes a decision is elite, and he is one of the best at making defenders miss. Cook is capable of overcoming poor blocking, and he led the nation with 99 total missed tackles forced last season. He needs to vastly-improve his ball security and in pass protection, but his big-play ability outweighs those enough to keep the top spot. — Matt Claassen, @PFF_Matt

10. Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

A one-year starter, Trubisky showed good short-area accuracy, pocket presence, and the ability to make big-time throws outside the numbers. He can still improve his blitz recognition and deep ball, but his impressive one-year sample has pushed him to the top of our quarterback board. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

11. Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

Hooker is a unique prospect because, while his flaws are readily apparent against the run, his range, instincts and ball skills on the back end are rare. Teams in need of a true single-high free safety will love his seven interceptions from 2016—many of them the highlight variety—as well as the fact that he was the primary defender on just two pass completions of over 20 yards. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

12. Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

One of the top playmakers among the defensive backs in this draft class, White is going to excite whatever team drafts him with his ability to contribute on both defense and special teams from Day 1. Coming off his best season in college, White racked up two interceptions and 12 pass breakups from the 61 passes thrown into his coverage. — Gordon McGuinness, @PFF_Gordon

13. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

One of the most difficult evaluations in the class, Watson can make the necessary throws to be successful at the next level. His ability to work through progressions and maneuver the pocket, however, present big questions he has to answer. Watson usually saves his best work for crunch time, either down the stretch or late in games, and that’s the part that pushes him back up draft boards despite concerns about his game translating at the next level. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

14. Carl Lawson, Edge, Auburn

The pass-rushers in the SEC last season kept a good number of quarterbacks up late on Friday nights. Lawson registered nine sacks, 13 hits, and 42 hurries in 2016 on only 364 pass-rushing snaps. Lawson wins the edge on offensive tackles as much as anyone in this class and makes them worry about getting out of their stance quickly with his first step. He pairs that up with some of the strongest hands I’ve seen in the class that keep him in control of interactions. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

15. Solomon Thomas, Edge, Stanford

Thomas’ true position in the NFL is still up in the air, and he could very well play a number of different techniques depending on the situation. He was most often utilized on the interior, with 90.6 percent of his snaps coming inside the tackles a season ago. But at 272 pounds, he might have to play on the edge in the NFL. Still, no player in college football graded out better against the run than Thomas. He also has the freakish athleticism at his size that could translate as a pass-rusher. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

16. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

As confirmed by his near-record-breaking performance in the 3-cone drill at the NFL Combine, McCaffrey possesses elite change-of-direction and acceleration skills, and can make cuts with little loss of speed. He shows good vision and patience as a runner, setting up his blocks before hitting gaps hard. His versatility as a receiver can create mismatches and will allow an offensive coordinator to be creative with personnel groupings and alignments. Some have concerns about whether he can handle a full workload, but after 745 total touches the past two seasons, he’s proven that he can. If anything, the concern should be how big his workload was in college. — Matt Claassen, @PFF_Matt

17. O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama 

O.J. Howard owns a unique blend of size and athleticism that is simply coveted in today’s NFL at the tight end position. Howard was PFF’s top-graded college tight end this past season, and it’s tough to find any major red flags in his game. He’s an athletic mismatch, capable of taking advantage of smaller defensive backs while having the speed and quickness to consistently separate from linebackers; he has sure hands, as he’s recorded just six total drops over the last three seasons. Howard has also graded positively as a run blocker in each of the last three seasons, including 2016 when he earned the highest run-blocking grade among tight ends. — Billy Moy, @PFF_Billy

18. John Ross, WR, Washington

After a combine in which he set the record for fastest 40-yard dash (4.22 seconds), there may not be a more talked-about receiver than Ross. When you watch him on tape, the pure speed is instantly evident. Ross can absolutely blow by any corner that stands across from him. But he’s more than just a one-speed deep threat. He has shown he can run both short and intermediate routes, and run them well. Ross makes good, quick breaks and doesn’t slow down or give them away with movement. He has strong hands and rarely drops the ball. Once the ball is in his hands, he can see the field very well and can make defenders miss. The biggest knock on him is his size (5-foot-11, 188 pounds) and an injury history that covers both knees. If he can stay healthy against NFL-sized players, Ross could develop into a true number one option fairly quickly. — Bryson Vesnaver, @PFF_Bryson

19. Jordan Willis, Edge, Kansas State

As owner of the highest overall grade of any edge player in the country a season ago, Willis absolutely dominated the Big 12. Then he went to Indianapolis and put up the most impressive combine performance of any edge prospect in the class. So if you’re looking for a player who checks the production and athleticism boxes, Willis is your guy. His biggest issue was level of competition faced. The Kansas State defensive end looked far more pedestrian in one-on-one’s at the Senior Bowl, but come actual game time in Mobile, and Willis registered two sacks and three hurries. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

20. Malik McDowell, Defensive Interior, Michigan State

Ideal fit: 3-technique/edge defender

McDowell is somewhat polarizing as a prospect. In conjunction with having to address some off-field concerns, McDowell does not always appear ideally suited to a position on the interior. His desire to mix it up with multiple blockers against power running schemes appears minimal at best; his skill-set is pure finesse. Players with McDowell’s athleticism, however—capable of shutting down plays deep into the backfield—are always in high demand. Additionally, he possesses the kind of refinement essential to succeeding in the NFL, displaying excellent hand placement and a fully-stocked pass-rush repertoire. McDowell’s capacity for collapsing the pocket will likely see him selected on Day 1. — John Breitenbach, @PFF_John

21. Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

As much as anyone in this class, Ramczyk has rare feet and movement skills for a big man. If he dropped 50 pounds, it wouldn’t surprise me if he could become an NFL-caliber tight end. The Wisconsin tackle also has the elite production to back up his hype; he was the highest-graded FBS tackle in 2016, allowing 12 QB pressures all season long. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

22. Tim Williams, Edge, Alabama

On a snap-for-snap basis, Williams has been the most effective pass-rusher in the nation over the past three seasons. The issue is that even over those three seasons, he’s only accumulated 685 snaps (485 as a pass-rusher). While he’s notched a ridiculous 22 sacks, 19 hits, and 83 hurries on those plays, it’s still concerning that he couldn’t see the field more. While Williams looks like one of the most athletic edge rushers in the class on tape, his combine performance was lackluster. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

23. Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Texas Tech

Mahomes has an incredible feel for making plays outside of the flow of the offense, and when combined with his special arm talent, that allows him to make any throw from any platform—a best-case scenario for Mahomes is tantalizing. The problem is the same feel for making plays also leads to a number of poor decisions with the football, and a prospective team has to find the balance of keeping Mahomes’ aggressiveness and natural playmaking ability while harnessing him to make good decisions within the flow of the offense. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

24. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

With Fournette’s combination of size and speed, he is an athletic freak in many ways. His 2015 season remains one of our highest-graded among runners over the past three years. There are some small concerns, though, on how well he can create on his own if behind a bad offensive line, how much of an impact he can have in the passing game, and if the ankle injury was the only reason for his lessened effectiveness in 2016. — Matt Claassen, @PFF_Matt

25. Forrest Lamp, G, Western Kentucky

Maybe the cleanest prospect in the draft, Lamp has multiple years of top-notch grading at left tackle to back it up. While level of competition is always a concern, Lamp allowed one total QB pressure against the ferocious pass-rushing threats from Alabama in Week 2. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

26. Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan

Regarded as undersized by a lot of people, Lewis has been one of the top cornerbacks in the nation over the past two seasons. Versatile enough to be a starter either on the outside or in the slot, he has allowed just four touchdowns from the 186 passes thrown into his coverage over the past three seasons, coming away with six interceptions and 28 pass breakups in that span. — Gordon McGuinness, @PFF_Gordon

27. Haason Reddick, Edge, Temple

Haason Reddick is another player who may not end up on the edge at the next level, but this time for different reasons. Reddick’s athleticism and size could end up moving him to an off-ball linebacker spot at the next level, where he would obviously be a devastating weapon as a blitzer. Reddick was utilized in a true 3-4 outside linebacker role at Temple, dropping into coverage on 74 of his 322 passing snaps last season. That means that his 43 QB pressures last season came on only 248 pass rushes, a ridiculous rate. Reddick is the ultimate Swiss Army knife for defensive coordinators in the NFL. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

28. Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt

Cunningham has the combination of athleticism, size, and physicality needed to be an excellent every-down linebacker in the NFL. He excels at taking on blocks, and finished fourth among all FBS inside linebackers in 2016 in run-stop percentage despite missing 13 tackles. He also displays impressive skills in man coverage, as he has the speed and strength to stay on the hip of tight ends even on downfield routes. He should also be selected before the end of Day 1. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

29. Charles Harris, Edge, Missouri

Harris is the undisputed king of the spin move in this class, and has some freakish balance for a 253-pound man. His 28 combined sacks plus hits in 2016 were the fifth-most of any edge player, and he has a penchant for winning quickly. His poor combine will drop him down some boards, but the pass-rushing production is there in spades. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

30. Teez Tabor, CB, Florida

On-field production saw Tabor ranked close to Ohio State’s Lattimore early in the pre-draft process, but few players were as disappointing as Tabor when it came to measurables. After recently clocking at 4.7 in the 40-yard dash at the Florida pro day, his stock appears to be on the way down, despite allowing NFL passer ratings of just 33.0 and 41.3 over the past two seasons, respectively. — Gordon McGuinness, @PFF_Gordon

31. T.J. Watt, Edge, Wisconsin

The biggest concern with Watt is whether or not he’s a one-year wonder. Physically, though, there’s not much he can’t do. At 6-foot-4, 252 pounds, Watt put up fantastic explosive and change-of-direction numbers at the combine. That meshes with what we saw of him at Wisconsin, where he was arguably the most impressive of anyone in this class at closing on ball carriers in space. He’s still raw as a pass-rusher, as a good deal of his 56 QB pressures a season ago came unblocked, but the ability is there. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

32. Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

An ideal fit in zone coverage, Humphrey is at his best when the play is in front of him. After allowing 16.3 and 17.4 yards per catch over the past two years, his big weakness is covering downfield. He does read and react very well, though, making him an outstanding coverage defender on underneath routes, and is still a likely first-round draft pick. — Gordon McGuinness, @PFF_Gordon

33. David Njoku, TE, Miami

If you’ve ever wished that your favorite team had Jordan Reed on it, now is your chance to get him, because David Njoku is his clone. Njoku isn’t overly elusive, but he’s extremely effective with the ball in his hands due to a combination of his size, top-end speed and a willingness to just punch a defense in the mouth. He averaged 11.2 yards after the catch in 2016, the most by all draft-eligible tight ends by over a yard. There are concerns with Njoku’s ability as a run blocker—he graded out in the middle of the pack, and can get too tall while moving laterally—but his receiving ability makes him a Day 1 starter and someone you want to feed the ball too often. — Billy Moy, @PFF_Billy

34. Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson

Allowing an NFL passer rating of 40.6 in 2016, Tankersley was one of the top-graded cornerbacks in football for the National Champion Clemson Tigers. Allowing just one touchdown and recording four interceptions and nine pass breakups, the only big concern with Tankersley is that he can be a little too physical in coverage, something he’ll need to improve upon to avoid being heavily penalized in the NFL. — Gordon McGuinness, @PFF_Gordon

35. Desmond King, CB, Iowa

King was the victim of one of the most notable plays during Senior Bowl practice, with East Carolina wide receiver Zay Jones leaving him in the dust on a double move, but that one play shouldn’t overshadow an outstanding college career. Impressive in coverage and one of the nation’s best run defenders among defensive backs, he has recorded 14 interceptions and 24 pass breakups from the 182 passes thrown into his coverage since 2014. — Gordon McGuinness, @PFF_Gordon

36. Taco Charlton, Edge, Michigan

Charlton is a physical specimen who simply overpowered college offensive tackles on the edge last season. Standing a legit 6-foot-6, 277 pounds, Charlton was a forced to be reckoned with as a bull-rusher and somehow had one of the most effective spin moves in the country at that size. He registered 18 combined sacks and hits last year, despite rushing the passer only 251 times. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

37. Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut

Much more than just a combine and Senior Bowl-wonder, Melifonwu’s film largely backs up his outstanding draft-prep season. He flashes impressive range for a player his size, but is also excellent against the run in the box because of his ability to square up and finish tackles consistently (ninth among all FBS safeties in 2016 in run-stop percentage). He is a matchup-breaker because of his size, speed and physicality in coverage, and gave up just 40 total receiving yards in his final five college games. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

38. Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

Davis created quite the buzz earlier this week by running a 4.56 40-yard dash and jumping a 38.5-inch vertical at his pro day. This athleticism shows up frequently on film, as he is an explosive player in all phases. His biggest issue is tackling, as he tends to play out of control and miss too often, as represented by his ranking of 209 in tackling efficiency among FBS inside linebackers in 2016. His inconsistencies put his value on day two, but because of his athleticism he could very well hear his name called toward the end of the first round. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

39. Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC

Arguably the best athlete among defensive backs in this draft class, Jackson possesses the speed to chase plays down from the other side of the field if he has to. It’s concerning that he allowed seven touchdowns in coverage last year, but his ability to contribute on defense and special teams from Day 1, and his ability to turn defense into offense, should excite plenty of teams. — Gordon McGuinness, @PFF_Gordon

40. Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma

Westbrook was one of if not the most productive receiver in college football last season, winning the Biletnikoff Award as well as getting an invite to the Heisman Trophy ceremony as a nominee. While it’s easy to dismiss Westbrook as a product of the wide-open Big 12 offense of Oklahoma, he’s much more than that. Westbrook is more than just fast, he’s incredibly quick out of his breaks and knows how to run every route. He knows how to set up routes with double moves and head fakes, and once he has a step on a defender they probably aren’t catching him. He’s got great hands, and is very impressive after the catch. While on tape he seems to play bigger than he is, his size may force him into the slot early in his NFL career. But watching him play outside, he definitely has the potential to move out there in the future. — Bryson Vesnaver, @PFF_Bryson

41. Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

Peppers will require a bit of a leap of faith by the team that drafts him, as he appears to lack a natural position at the next level. While he graded No. 1 among all FBS safeties in pass-rushing productivity and towards the top in run defense, most of the plays he made while attacking forward were unblocked, and his size suggests that he won’t be able to play a similar role in the NFL. His coverage skills at this stage are lacking, in part due to limited reps, but also from what appears to be limited read-and-react skills, as he tended to let balls get completed comfortably in front of him before rallying to the receiver. 21 catchable balls were thrown into his coverage in 2016, and the only one that wasn’t completed was a receiver drop. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

42. Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

The pure stats are outstanding for Conley, who allowed a passer rating of only 14.0 on throws into his coverage, best in the nation. He was aided by some poor quarterback play, but he graded well and showed the ability to succeed in multiple situations, whether player press, off, man or zone. He also showed well athletically at the NFL Combine, making him yet another impressive combination of size, speed, and production at the cornerback position. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

43. Caleb Brantley, Defensive Interior, Florida

Ideal fit: 3-technique

Brantley’s college production, or lack thereof, was based predominantly on limited exposure rather than quality. In his first three years at Florida, he managed just over 1,100 snaps, never seeing more than 48.3 percent of reps in any season. Like the other members of the top three, Brantley’s skill-set is ideal for the modern NFL. His quick hands and rapid first step ensure that linemen consistently fail to tie him up effectively. Brantley is a zone scheme’s kryptonite; his fast-twitch style makes executing reach blocks nearly impossible. Although he failed to register a high volume of QB pressures (only 29 total as a junior), Brantley amassed that total on just over 190 snaps. Even in a rotational role as a rookie, he could dramatically improve any defensive line. — John Breitenbach, @PFF_John

44. Sidney Jones, CB, Washington

Jones would be even higher on this list were it not for the injury that ruined his pro day. At his best in press man, Jones didn’t allow a single touchdown on throws into his coverage in 2016. He plays the ball well in the air, too, with nine interceptions and 16 pass breakups over the past three seasons. While the injury will push him down draft boards, someone is likely to get a steal once he recovers. — Gordon McGuinness, @PFF_Gordon

45. Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee

Kamara doesn’t have the season-long volume of production like the top three players, but in limited playing time, he performed just as well despite running behind one of the worst run-blocking units in the nation. Kamara is one of the most elusive backs in the draft, with 39 missed tackles forced on 143 touches in 2016. He needs improvement in pass protection, but he can make an immediate impact as a receiver out of the backfield. — Matt Claassen, @PFF_Matt

46. Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M

Evans is worth an early Day 2 selection because of his excellent coverage skills, but his tackling is a serious concern. He finished 2016 just 316th in tackling efficiency at the position with 21 missed tackles, but he defended 12 total passes while giving up a QB rating of just 53.1 on throws into his coverage. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

47. Takkarist McKinley, Edge, UCLA

McKinley has some of the best straight-line explosiveness in this class, and was too much physically for many college offensive tackles. He was responsible for one of projected first-round OT Garett Bolles’ three sacks allowed this season, and recorded 20 total sacks plus hits on the year. The biggest concern for the former Bruin was his disappearance in certain games. Stanford and Washington State both held McKinley in check for much of their games. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

48. Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida

Wilson didn’t grade as well as the stats would indicate, but he capped his Florida career allowing a passer rating of only 45.8 into his coverage over the last three seasons. He moves well for his size and knows how to play the ball in both press and off coverage. He’ll get beaten at times when trying to press, but there’s a lot to like about his game, and he’s diverse enough to fit multiple schemes. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

49. Taylor Moton, G, Western Michigan

In 2015 it was Moton, not fellow teammate and fourth-round pick Willie Beavers, who was worthy of being an All-Conference offensive lineman in the MAC. Moton then made the switch from guard to tackle as a senior with stellar results. He didn’t allow a single sack and only eight total QB pressures all year long. Some may still even see Moton as a tackle at the next level. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

50. Marcus Williams, S, Utah

Williams is a solid, dependable player both in coverage and against the run. He did not miss a single tackle when playing within 8 yards of the line of scrimmage at the snap, and led all FBS safeties in run-stop percentage when playing at that depth. While not a flashy hitter on the back end, he had 10-combined interceptions between 2015 and 2016 and gave up just 11 total receptions as the primary defender on 430 total coverage reps the past two seasons. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

51. Ethan Pocic, C, LSU

The highest-graded center on our board, Pocic is an oddity for the position at 6-foot-6. Even at that height, he still has the flexibility to consistently gain leverage on nose tackles. Pocic has scheme versatility and multiple years of quality play in the SEC to back up his ranking. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

52. Dalvin Tomlinson, Defensive Interior, Alabama

Ideal fit: 5-technique

Tomlinson’s versatility bears little resemblance to Allen’s. You won’t find him lined up in a two-point stance anytime soon. He’s more of a traditional defensive tackle, using his strength to clog interior running lanes. Like all Alabama defensive line products, he understands and executes two-gap technique with a minimum of fuss. It would be easy, therefore, to pigeon-hole Tomlinson as just another Crimson Tide run defender. That would do him a disservice. Clearly his wide base and thick thighs form the foundation of his success, but he is more than just a two-down option. Tomlinson possesses the agility to consistently impact the passing game, particularly with his favored arm-over move. He is further along in his development than former teammate A’Shawn Robinson, a second-round pick in 2016, and could probably play any of the interior positions, including nose tackle. Tomlinson is less flashy than his peers, but might just end up a more effective pro. — John Breitenbach, @PFF_John

53. Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma

There’s no question that Joe Mixon is a very talented football player. He outperformed his counterpart, Samaje Perine, this season as he pried playing time away. In addition to being a dynamic runner, Mixon also was a very productive receiver. Strictly on the field, he has the potential to be a No. 1 running back with a great combination of size and agility, and is worthy of a second-round draft pick. However, his assault charge in 2014 raises questions on whether he should be drafted at all. — Matt Claassen, @PFF_Matt

54. Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina

Jones has become the epitome of a sure-handed underneath receiver over the past couple years. While the East Carolina wide receiver has amassed an incredible 462 targets over the past three years, he dropped only 17 of his 360 catchable targets. Still, due to coming from a small school and having played against lesser competition, Jones was flying under the radar for quite a while and people have really started talking about him mainly because he surpassed expectations with an impressive week at the Senior Bowl. Although Jones’ play is not necessarily extremely eye-catching, but he can be one of the most useful and reliable members of an offense. Overall, Jones’ production speaks for itself and he could become immensely useful for teams in moving the chains in an unspectacular way. — Bryson Vesnaver, @PFF_Bryson

55. Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

At a position defined by consistency, the number of mental lapses from Robinson are concerning. Whether it’s penalties (23 the past two seasons), missed assignments, or lethargic reps, Robinson has a good deal of issues to shore up. That being said, he has a blend of power and athleticism that resembles All-Pro-caliber players at the position. Maybe the most encouraging sign for the true junior is that he went from seven sacks allowed in 2015 to only one in the 2016 season. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

56. Vincent Taylor, Defensive Interior, Oklahoma State

Ideal fit: Nose tackle

The first nose tackle to crack the list, Taylor’s intriguing potential will likely see him selected some time on Day 2. Although far from perfect, his flashes of brilliance are hard to ignore. Taylor ticks the boxes for size, athleticism and production. His length is instantly noticeable, particularly on first contact. Centers have a difficult job at the best of times, and Taylor compounds the problem with his capacity to overwhelm blockers heads up. If there is one weakness, he might be overly-reliant on dominating early in reps. He does not always win his duels if the first contact is neutral, and he can be vulnerable to chips from a second blocker as well as genuine double-teams. Those concerns are mitigated somewhat by the dual-threat he represents. Taylor moves extremely well for a man his size, helping him generate pressure with finesse as well as power. He is a potential Day 1 starter. — John Breitenbach, @PFF_John

57. Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo

Hunt has consistently produced over the past three years and is coming off easily his best season. He’s smooth and quick in and out of cuts, and can string together moves as well as anyone. Toledo used him more in the passing game in his final year, showing that he can have a significant impact as a receiver, as well. Hunt is one of just three running backs in the draft class to force over 200 missed tackles from 2014-2016, including 98 in 2016 alone. — Matt Claassen, @PFF_Matt

58. Garett Bolles, OT, Utah

Bolles, like Ramczyk, has only one season of FBS competition under his belt. In that season, however, he finished with the fourth-highest run-blocking grade of any FBS tackle. Pass protection was an issue, as Bolles finished with an average grade after allowing 20 total QB pressures last season on 472 pass-blocking snaps. It should also be noted that he led the country with 17 penalties last season. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

59. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC

Smith-Schuster seemed to have lost some momentum in the draft process after a down year production-wise compared to 2015, but don’t let that fool you. Smith-Schuster is a strong, physical receiver who knows how to use his body to make catches. He’s not the fastest or quickest receiver by any means, but he does run some routes well enough to get open. Once the ball is in his hands he’s hard to bring down, especially by smaller secondary defenders. Smith-Schuster is the kind of guy who loves underthrown deep balls, because it allows him the chance to get under it and high point the ball over a defender. He still needs to get more consistent at those contested catch situations, but his size and hands should help him there. Smith-Schuster may never be more than a good second option receiver but in today’s pass-happy NFL, that is something a lot of teams should covet. — Bryson Vesnaver, @PFF_Bryson

60. Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado

Part of a loaded Colorado secondary, Awuzie put together three strong years of grading, culminating with a playmaking 2016 effort that saw him break up nine passes and intercept another. He has experience playing both outside and in the slot, and he fits better in more of a zone-heavy scheme, where his quick closing ability will be on display. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

61. Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado

Yet another long, athletic cornerback, Witherspoon broke out with a productive 2016 before putting together a dominant NFL Combine at about 6-foot-3. He tied for the national lead with 13 pass breakups while allowing only 31.8 percent of his targets to be completed, third-best in the country. Witherspoon has the size and athleticism that press-man coverage teams covet, and that may push him even higher up the board come draft weekend. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

62. Deatrich Wise Jr., Edge, Arkansas

Another “tweener,” Wise’s best position is likely as a 3-4 defensive end. He had some issues holding up to double teams at Arkansas that limited his playing time, but he was incredibly productive on the 488 snaps he saw see as a senior. Then at the East-West Shrine Game, he utterly dominated, racking up two sacks, a hit, and five hurries. He’s still very raw, but Wise has some freakish tools to work with in the NFL. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

63. Corn Elder, CB, Miami

Elder spent time at both outside and slot cornerback for the Hurricanes, but his skill-set transitions best as a slot corner in the NFL. He allowed a mere 0.33 yards per coverage snap from the slot last year, and missed just four of the 70 solo tackles he attempted, so he really shouldn’t slip beyond Day 2 of the draft. — Gordon McGuinness, @PFF_Gordon

64. Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama

Jackson is a converted cornerback with the size and athleticism to be a versatile coverage defender at the next level when healthy. He offered little in terms of run support at Alabama, however, as he managed just one tackle and no stops on 66 snaps lined up within 8 yards of the line of scrimmage in 2016. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

65. Kevin King, CB, Washington

Few cornerbacks can dominate the movement drills at the combine at 6-foot-3, but that’s just what King did. He turned quite a few heads with his performance, and when combined with some highlight-reel plays in coverage, the splash is definitely there to King’s game. He has the size and movement skills to play press coverage, but also has a good feel for zone, making him a versatile option in the loaded cornerback class. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

66. Curtis Samuel, RB, Ohio State

Samuel is one of the most unique skill players in the draft, with the versatility to make an impact when lined up at either running back or wide receiver. Some believe that he will be a wide receiver in the NFL, and he very well may end up there. But he will need more polishing as a route runner, etc., as a receiver before he can play there exclusively, and using him in a Percy Harvin-like role may get the most out of him as a player. — Matt Claassen, @PFF_Matt

67. Roderick Johnson, OT, FSU

Johnson wins the “looks the part” award, measuring in at 6-foot-7 with 36-inch arms. He’s also demonstrated the ability to utilize that length in pass protection and execute every block in the run game. That being said, he’s at No. 4 on this list because he’s still very raw. Johnson has a bad habit of overextending, and he’ll need a ton of work in pass protection. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

68. DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame

Week-to-week—and often play-to-play–consistency is the big question for Kizer, who has at least shown the ability to make every throw, handle pressure, and maneuver the pocket like an NFL quarterback. He often makes difficult stuff look easy, but he also makes the easy stuff look difficult, and his overall accuracy is below the level of the other quarterbacks in the draft class. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

69. Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama

Everett is an athletic freak, earning “top performer” marks at the NFL Combine in the following events: bench press (22 reps, third-most among TEs), vertical jump (37.5 inches, third-best), broad jump (126 inches, fifth-best), 3-cone drill (6.99 seconds, fourth-best) and the 20-yard shuttle (4.33 seconds). That athleticism stands out on his tape, as well. He’s a nightmare to bring down with the ball in his hands—Everett forced 24 missed tackles in 2016, nine more than any other tight end—and his short-term burst, paired with his size and agility, make it quite difficult for linebackers to match up with him one-on-one. He shows no fear of contact when running routes over the middle and his balance is one of his greatest strengths. Everett showed multiple times on film that he’s capable of absorbing a blow before continuing on downfield. He’s raw—a classic case of played basketball in high school and got into football late—and his technique as both a route runner and run blocker need work, but if he’s able to clean that up with NFL coaching, he could be a Pro-Bowl-level tight end. — Billy Moy, @PFF_Billy

70. Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington

One of the most talked-about names in this draft class is Kupp, from FCS school Eastern Washington. While it is true that Kupp dominated teams against which he was clearly athletically superior and far more talented, Kupp cannot be overlooked in this class. He’s an incredibly smart receiver and knows how to break off or adjust his routes depending on what coverage he’s against. He’s not the fastest out there but he uses very good route-running in order to create space to catch the ball with very strong hands. Kupp will be pigeonholed as a slot receiver by many, but he has the size and skills to play outside as well. He averaged 5.11 yards per route run as an outside receiver last season. Kupp is another guy that likely will never be a true No. 1 receiver, but he has the tools and skills to be an effective NFL starter for many years to come. — Bryson Vesnaver, @PFF_Bryson

71. Tedric Thompson, S, Colorado

Thompson was statistically the most impressive coverage safety in the country this year, although his lack of top-end speed and athleticism pushes him down the list of draft-eligible prospects at the position. He tallied seven interceptions and seven pass break-ups in 2016, and gave up completions on just 40.3 percent of passes thrown into his coverage. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

72. Dawuane Smoot, Edge, Illinois

Smoot is one of the few pass-rushers on this list with an already-refined rip move. He also has the bend that makes one think that will translate to the next level. It’s a little concerning that his junior season—60 total QB pressures—greatly outshined his senior year (53 pressures). Smoot’s two-year production as a pass-rusher, however, is still among the 10 best in this class. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

73. Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss

Engram is arguably the best tight end in this class out of the slot, and he’s a legitimate deep threat. Over the past two seasons on balls thrown at least 20 yards in the air, Engram has hauled in 10 of 17 attempts for 337 yards and three touchdowns. He’s quite athletic with great short-term burst; he moves fluidly and tracks the ball well downfield and is capable of winning hand fights to create late separation. Engram doesn’t offer much as a run blocker—his grading regressed from 2015 to 2016, and at times it looks like he just ducks his head and goes in blind when throwing a block—but there may not be a better tight end in this class at stretching the middle of the field. — Billy Moy, @PFF_Billy

74. Trey Hendrickson, Edge, Florida Atlantic

Hendrickson was by far the most productive pass-rusher outside the Power-5 conferences. His 20.5 pass-rushing productivity led the entire nation as he racked up 78 QB pressures, second-most in the nation. This comes a year after he finished second in the country with 15 sacks in 2015. Hendrickson’s only knock is level of competition. That concern wasn’t eased at all by an average showing in the Shrine game after the season. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

75. Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy

At left tackle, pass protection is the end-all-be-all, and Garcia has shown all the traits necessary to perform in that facet at the next level. This past season, he allowed all of one hit and six hurries in 506 pass-blocking snaps. He then went to the Senior Bowl, and after some early jitters, was arguably the most impressive tackle in pass protection, winning a third of his one-on-ones. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

76. Dan Feeney, G, Indiana

Feeney is likely the most accomplished pass-protecting guard in this class that actually played the position last season. He allowed only six QB pressures in 2015, and had allowed only one pressure through four games in 2016 before being forced to make the switch to right tackle. He then went to the Senior Bowl and dominated the one-on-ones more than anyone else that week, winning half of his reps. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

77. Tanzel Smart, Defensive Interior, Tulane

Ideal fit: 3-/5-technique

Although shorter than ideal at just a shade over 6-foot, Smart monopolizes that advantage in leverage consistently. Sufficient length offsets his height deficiency significantly. A low center of gravity and powerful arms combine to facilitate probably the best bull-rush in the class. It is a joy to watch Smart tossing and toying with lineman who are helplessly hoping to re-anchor against the tide that is the former Green Wave product. Attempts to blow him off the ball in the ground game are also fruitless. In fact, Smart is much more likely to win his battles against the run. He flashed astounding ability to change direction in the backfield, consistently regaining his balance to fly to the football and generate tackles for loss. Smart could stand to improve as a tackler, but he represents one of the more consistently disruptive interior defenders in the class. — John Breitenbach, @PFF_John

78. Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech

Probably the most exciting college tape of this receiving class belonged to Henderson. In 2016 for Louisiana Tech he forced an insane 48 missed tackles, nearly double the second-most at the position. The one thing that stands out over everything that Henderson does is his vision. Nobody in this class is better with the ball in his hands. Henderson at times looked like he was three steps ahead of the defense, making the exact right cut, hesitation, fake, etc., in order to force a missed tackle or break a small pass into a huge gain. Henderson is raw as a receiver, running very few routes for LA Tech’s offense and showing very little in terms of catching contested passes. But he is a guy you want on your team, simply to get him the ball and let him make plays. If he can develop as a receiver, he has the potential to be one of the best receivers to come out of this class. — Bryson Vesnaver, @PFF_Bryson

79. Delano Hill, S, Michigan

What Hill lacks in flash he makes up for with consistency. He proved at the combine that he has the size and athleticism to translate his game to the NFL (4.47-second 40 at 6-foot-1 and 216 pounds), and his senior year production also bodes well. He allowed just 22 receptions on 40 throws into his coverage last season, and defended a total of seven passes. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

80. Ryan Anderson, Edge, Alabama

Anderson may not be what the NFL is looking for on the edge from a size and athleticism standpoint, but he simply gets the job done repeatedly. The Alabama outside linebacker ranked sixth and fifth the past two seasons among SEC edge players despite playing only 670 and 361 snaps respectively in those seasons. He’s already incredibly advanced with his hands and does a great job of keeping his body clean despite limited length. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

81. Mack Hollins, WR, North Carolina

Hollins is a sleeper prospect here with not a lot of college production to back him up. But he’s ranked this high because of what he can do when he’s on the field. At 6-4 and 221 pounds, Hollins is one of the biggest receivers in the class. But he also has phenomenal straightaway speed. He effortlessly blew by defenders throughout his career, evidenced by his 20 career touchdowns on just 71 receptions. Hollins was also a workhorse on special teams, a captain who played on every single unit. There are certainly issues with Hollins, such as a very limited route tree and the mystery about lack of production for a receiver with his tools. But watching his tape you can see that Hollins can play. With the natural size and speed he has, if Hollins can develop his route-running and show the ability to compete in contested catch situations, it’s not such a crazy stretch to say that Hollins has No. 1 receiver potential. — Bryson Vesnaver, @PFF_Bryson

82. Budda Baker, S, Washington

This is sure to be one of our most controversial positions on a player, but we have real concerns about how Baker’s game translates to the NFL. He flashed constantly at Washington when attacking forward, but many of the plays he made were unblocked, and he also overran far too many with his overaggressiveness. More concerning is his coverage skill-set, as he certainly possesses the athleticism, but his size allows receivers and tight ends to consistently beat him on contested balls. He also tends to go for the big play too often, which often results in receivers still coming down with the ball and having the space to create bigger plays after the catch. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

83. Tanoh Kpassagnon, Edge, Villanova

With little data available to judge Kpassagnon, a strong Senior Bowl week was all the more impressive. He has a great frame at 6-foot-7, 289-pounds, capable of playing base defensive end or winning from the interior as a pass-rusher. He made a number of splash plays during Senior Bowl practice and capped it with one of the game’s top pass-rushing grades behind a sack, two QB hits, and a hurry on only 18 rushes. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

84. Chad Hansen, WR, California

Hansen was never considered to be an elite or even a much above-average college wide receiver, yet whenever the ball went his way, he kept making plays for Cal in 2016. Even though Hansen does not necessarily have the measurables (6-2, 202 pounds) and ran a 40-yard dash of just 4.53 seconds, he excelled at catching deep passes and winning contested catches last year. Perhaps most impressively, the wide receiver did not drop any of his 16 deep targets at Cal. The fact that he can high-point passes and go up and outmuscle defensive backs for the ball makes him very effective in coming down with contested catches in close coverage. The biggest knock on Hansen is how he was used and the lack of experience he has running different type of routes as he lined up almost exclusively on the right side and 73.6 percent of his targets came on screens, hitches and go routes. — Bryson Vesnaver, @PFF_Bryson

85. DeMarcus Walker, Edge, Florida State

Walker likely fits better on the interior at the next level, but he moved around and was one of the most productive defensive linemen in the country in 2016. He used his good hands to pick up 17 sacks, 12 QB hits, and 34 hurries on 457 rushes last season, all while improving his work in the run game to grade at 83.1. He looks like one of the better interior pass-rushers in the draft. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

86. Nathan Gerry, S, Nebraska

Gerry is most effective in the box, as he is a solid run defender and can make plays against the pass underneath with his excellent feel for the game. In three years of play at Nebraska, he gave up a completion percentage of just 51.5 percent and picked off 13 passes, but his limited change of direction and playing speed could make him a liability in man coverage at the next level. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

87. Chase Roullier, C, Wyoming

Roullier, as much as any center in this class, has shown the ability to execute any block asked of him in the run game. Whether it’s pulling to the edge, reaching a shade, or tracking down a linebacker on the move, Roullier did it all at Wyoming. The change in competition level will be drastic for Roullier, and it may take him awhile to develop into an NFL starter. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

88. George Kittle, TE, Iowa

While Kittle may not possess the size to become a reliable, in-line blocker, his sound technique, willingness to block and above-average athleticism make him a great No. 2 tight end in a “move” role. He’s one of the best in the class at blocking on the move, where he can use his athleticism and instincts to take advantage of angles and leverage. Kittle possesses the quickness and speed that should make him a versatile receiving threat capable of running routes from multiple positions, as well. At the very least, he’ll be a reliable underneath threat capable of gaining yards after the catch and moving the chains. — Billy Moy, @PFF_Billy

89. Conor McDermott, OT, UCLA

If you turn on McDermott’s tape against Texas A&M and Myles Garrett, you might not even draft him. In that game, he allowed a ridiculous 11 total QB pressures, including four hits and a sack. He would only allow seven total QB pressures the rest of the season, but the damage was done. McDermott moves like an NFL tackle, but with how much he struggled against power, the former UCLA Bruin will still need to put on considerable strength to start in the NFL. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

90. Jaleel Johnson, Defensive Interior, Iowa

Ideal fit: 3-technique

Grade-wise, Johnson does not stand out, but his dependability is a feature of all quality interior defensive linemen. He is one of the best in the class at avoiding negative plays, even if he is also one of the least likely to make a play in the backfield. For some schemes, a run defender who consistently holds his ground and plays his gap, despite occasional double-teams, will be ideal. In contrast, Johnson can be relied upon to make splash plays as a pass-rusher. He fires off the ball, and then reaches into a bag of moves so varied it is the envy of the class. Once Johnson reaches full speed, he can deliver the full force of his frame, demolishing centers on stunts, in particular. A disappointing workout might see him fall, but the focus should instead be on his game-defining performance against Michigan. — John Breitenbach, @PFF_John

91. Jon Toth, C, Kentucky

Toth brings good size to the position, and he ran Kentucky’s offense well, grading among the nation’s top centers for three straight years. He took a slight step back in 2016, allowing 10 pressures and ranking 30th in the draft class in pass-blocking efficiency, but he’s a solid option in a downhill run scheme. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

92. Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State

Running a 4.61 40 at the combine was critical for Raekwon McMillan, because his play in coverage at Ohio State is likely to leave some NFL teams worried about his viability on third down. He finished his college career in style with 25 stops in his last four games, and is a very good tackler who consistently wraps up. While some teams may like his leadership and production enough to take him early on Day 2, his average change of direction and playing speed, combined with his struggles against blocks, suggests he is a better value toward the end of Day 2 in the third round. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

93. Pat Elflein, C, Ohio State

Elflein is an interesting projection to the next level, as he was one of the highest-graded run blockers at guard in 2015 and center in 2016, but struggled mightily as a pass protector. Elflein’s 16 total QB pressures allowed this past season were four times that of WVU center Tyler Orlosky. The position versatility is intriguing, but the pass protection needs to be shored up. — Mike Renner, @PFF_Mike

94. Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia

At 6-foot-2, Douglas is yet another cornerback to be coveted by press-man teams. However, at West Virginia, he played mostly off coverage and excelled in their system, with a nation-leading eight interceptions and 10 pass breakups that tied for 11th in 2016. He still has work to do to improve as a press corner, but he’s a solid zone player who has the frame to develop in more of a man system. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

95. Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech

Standing at 6-foot-6 with out-of-the-stadium leaping ability, Hodges should step in and become a red-zone weapon for an NFL offense. He has minimal experience lining up with his hand in the dirt, and doesn’t offer a whole lot as a run blocker or pass protector, but he’s capable of lining up both in the slot and out wide, and he’s productive at all three levels. Hodges’ limited ability as a blocker, paired with his limited ability to create yards after the catch—he averaged just 3.0 yards after the catch last season—will likely cap his role within an NFL offense, but in terms of being a big-bodied target, he has a lot to offer. — Billy Moy, @PFF_Billy

96. Eddie Vanderdoes, Defensive Interior, UCLA

Ideal fit: Nose tackle

On form and on the field, Vanderdoes has elite potential. The issue is that he rarely demonstrated that kind of ability for any prolonged stretch in his final two years with the Bruins. An ACL injury was unavoidable, but Vanderdoes failed to illustrate a full recovery in 2016. Both his mass and motivation have been questioned in the offseason process. Optimists will suggest he was merely working his way back after missing time, and displayed sufficient star-quality to be a steal on Day 2. Pessimists will look at some genuinely concerning reps against double-teams, a failure to display his athletic measurables on the field, and a mauling at the hands of Utah’s Garett Bolles as indicative of major flaws. Vanderdoes’ stock and status are hard to pin down. — John Breitenbach, @PFF_John

97. Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State

Godwin’s is a name people have been talking about all draft season as a very intriguing prospect. He was a great deep threat for Penn State mainly because of his ability to win at the catch point. He uses his body well to keep defenders off of him and can high point the ball. He’s a solid route-runner with tools to develop further. One of his attributes that NFL teams will like most is his tenacious run-blocking. Godwin was our 10th-highest-graded run-blocker among all college receivers last season. While there are some issues, such as his speed sometimes not showing up on tape and lack of open-field explosiveness, Godwin remains a solid prospect. He should find a role with the team that drafts him and one day may work himself into a consistent role as an intermediate/deep receiving threat. — Bryson Vesnaver, @PFF_Bryson

98. D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas

Foreman is a big back coming off a highly productive season for Texas. Despite his size, he moves well laterally and has a finesse-runner feel to his game. He has the size and strength to move piles and run through defenders, but needs to be more consistent in being the hammer, and not just absorbing contact. His lack of experience in the passing game may limit him to an early-down role, but Foreman has proven that he can be an effective runner. — Matt Claassen, @PFF_Matt

99. Jake Butt, TE, Michigan

Expecting Butt to be the complete package as an NFL tight end is probably asking too much. He has blatant limitations as a run blocker, both at the line of scrimmage and as he moves up the field. Butt isn’t overly-athletic, but he doesn’t mess around with the ball in his hands; he turns up field as soon as he’s secured the catch and looks to squeeze out as many yards as he can. Big plays are going to be few and far between for Butt in the NFL, and he isn’t going to have much success creating separation when manned up in coverage, but his penchant for finding the holes in zone coverages—especially in the short-to-intermediate range—and getting upfield will help an offense move the chains. — Billy Moy, @PFF_Billy

100. Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Arkansas

It’s a deep tight end class, and Sprinkle is another big-bodied option who can create mismatches in the passing game. He doesn’t have to be open to create a big play, and he can be a valuable asset while lining up all over the formation. He has work to do to improve in the run game, but Sprinkle has the size and route-running to make an impact in the pass game. — Steve Palazzolo, @PFF_Steve

2017 NFL Draft Positional Prospect Rankings
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  • https://twitter.com/MALACHiOFCOURSE Malachi

    i’m down on garett bolles, and i see way too many mocks placing him with my broncos at 20. so it was nice to see you guys don’t have him anywhere near the top 32 either.

    • Alan Mazz

      Bear in mind that he’s a 25 year old work in progress who led the country with 17 penalties.

      • https://twitter.com/MALACHiOFCOURSE Malachi

        i’m fully aware, just a couple of the reasons why i’m not high on him

  • Jim Werner

    I’m a Browns fan. I’ve been commenting about Myles Garrett in my local papers about his lack of production in the SEC. I have watched him play a lot and I’m not that impressed. The problem I have with Garrett is 16 of his 31 sacks came in 5 games against some very bad teams. Here are the 5 teams 1.Lamar 2. Rice 3. Louisiana Munroe 4. Nevada 5. Texas-San Antonio. I’ve watched Garrett get handled by tight end O.J. Howard and manhandled by Cam Robinson. In 3 games against Alabama Garrett had only 1 sack. And he 11 in 21 games in SEC but 20 in 13 games against non- conference opponents.

    Derek Barnett on the other hand had 28 sacks in 24 SEC games and 32 total sacks in 39 games . Garrett had 31 sacks in 34 games played. It’s not the number of sacks that’s relevant but the talent level it was achieved against that matters. I want the Browns to draft the right players my team. I don’t believe that Garrett is the hands down best player in this draft or the right choice for the Browns. Their biggest problem is quarterback you have the number 1 pick in the first round. Fix it.

  • Kevin Gallagher

    There are some really dumb placements here but Mahomes and Tim Williams above Fournette might be the worst of them all.