2018 NFL Draft Rankings: Defense

With the Combine all wrapped up, we update our top players at each position for the 2018 NFL Draft.


See: Offensive Rankings


EDGE RUSHSER

key

RANK NAME SCHOOL HT WT CLASS
1 Bradley Chubb NC State 6’4″ 269 Sr
2 Harold Landry Boston College 6’2″ 252 Sr
3 Marcus Davenport TX-San Antonio 6’5″ 264 Sr
4 Arden Key LSU 6’6″ 240 Jr
5 Duke Ejiofor Wake Forest 6’4″ 264 Sr
6 Sam Hubbard Ohio State 6’5″ 270 Jr
7 Rasheem Green USC 6’5″ 275 Jr
8 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Oklahoma 6’1″ 253 Sr
9 Jeff Holland Auburn 6’2″ 249 Jr
10 Lorenzo Carter Georgia 6’5″ 265 Sr

DEFENSIVE LINE

payne

RANK NAME SCHOOL HT WT CLASS
1 Vita Vea Washington 6’4″ 347 Jr
2 Da’Ron Payne Alabama 6’2″ 311 Jr
3 Maurice Hurst Michigan 6’2″ 292 Jr
4 Taven Bryan Florida 6’4″ 291 Sr
5 Tim Settle Virginia Tech 6’3″ 329 Jr
6 Harrison Phillips Stanford 6’4″ 307 Jr
7 R.J. McIntosh Miami (FL) 6’4″ 286 Jr
8 Derrick Nnadi Florida State 6’1″ 317 Sr
9 Nathan Shepherd Fort Hays State 6’5″ 315 Sr
10 B.J. Hill NC State 6’4″ 311 Sr

OFF-BALL LINEBACKER

smith

RANK NAME SCHOOL HT WT CLASS
1 Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech 6’5″ 254 Jr
2 Roquan Smith Georgia 6’1″ 236 Jr
3 Leighton Vander Esch Boise State 6’4″ 256 Jr
4 Rashaan Evans Boise State 6’3″ 232 Sr
5 Malik Jefferson Texas 6’3″ 236 Jr
6 Darius Leonard SC State 6’2″ 234 Sr
7 Genard Avery Memphis 6’0″ 248 Sr
8 Fred Warner BYU 6’3″ 236 Sr
9 Shaquem Griffin Central Florida 6’0″ 227 Sr
10 Jerome Baker Ohio State 6’1″ 229 Jr

CORNERBACK

ward

RANK NAME SCHOOL HT WT CLASS
1 Denzel Ward Ohio State 5’11” 183 Jr
2 Jaire Alexander Louisville 5’11” 192 Jr
3 Josh Jackson Iowa 6’1″ 195 Jr
4 Carlton Davis Auburn 6’1″ 203 Jr
5 Mike Hughes Central Florida 5’11” 191 Jr
6 Quenton Meeks Stanford 6’1″ 197 Jr
7 Donte Jackson LSU 5’11” 175 Jr
8 Isaiah Oliver Colorado 6’0″ 201 Jr
9 Tarvarus McFadden Florida State 6’1″ 198 Jr
10 Tony Brown Alabama 6’0″ 198 Sr

SAFETY

fitz

RANK NAME SCHOOL HT WT CLASS
1 Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama 6’0″ 201 Jr
2 Derwin James Florida State 6’2″ 215 R-Soph
3 Justin Reid Stanford 6’1″ 204 Jr
4 Ronnie Harrison Alabama 6’2″ 214 Jr
5 Kyzir White West Virginia 6’2″ 216 Sr
6 DeShon Elliott Texas 6’1″ 210 Jr
7 Terrell Edmunds Virginia Tech 6’2″ 215 Jr
8 Jessie Bates III Wake Forest 6’1″ 200 Jr
9 Marcus Allen Penn State 6’2″ 215 Sr
10 Jordan Whitehead Pittsburgh 5’10” 195 Jr
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