NFL Draft: Defensive Rankings – Version 1.0

Myles Garrett, the best defensive end available, has been discussed as a potential first overall pick.

In a matter of days, there will be no football to watch. The Super Bowl will end, a new champion will be crowned, and we won’t even have the pathetic Pro Bowl to hold us over for an extra week, when it was played after the big game like old times.

However, one way for football fans to stay sane? They turn to the NFL Draft. That is where this article will help you.

Below are the top five prospects for each position, as well as their projected draft round.

DEFENSIVE END
1. Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (1st)
2. Derek Barnett, Tennessee (1st)
3. Solomon Thomas, Stanford (1st)
4. Malik McDowell, Michigan State (1st)
5. Taco Charlton, Michigan (1st)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
1. Jonathan Allen, Alabama (1st)
2. Caleb Brantley, Florida (1st-2nd)
3. Carlos Watkins, Clemson (1st-2nd)
4. Larry Ogunjobi, UNC-Charlotte (2nd)
5. Jarron Jones, Notre Dame (2nd)

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
1. Tim Williams, Alabama (1st)
2. Takkarist McKinley, UCLA (1st)
3. Haason Reddick, Temple (1st)
4. Carl Lawson, Auburn (1st-2nd)
5. Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State (2nd)

INSIDE LINEBACKER
1. Reuben Foster, Alabama (1st)
2. Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt (1st)
3. Kendell Beckwith, LSU (2nd)
4. TJ Watt, Wisconsin (2nd)
5. Jarrad Davis, Florida (2nd-3rd)

CORNERBACK
1. Teez Tabor, Florida (1st)
2. Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State (1st)
3. Sidney Jones, Washington (1st)
4. Marlon Humphrey, Alabama (1st)
5. Tre’Davious White, LSU (1st)

SAFETY
1. Jamal Adams, LSU (1st)
2. Malik Hooker, Ohio State (1st) *had surgery, should be ready for NFL training camps
3. Jabril Peppers, Michigan (1st)
4. Justin Evans, Texas A&M (1st-2nd)
5. Budda Baker, Washington (2nd)

The NFL Draft is a months-long process. Next up for these prospects in the NFL Combine, which will be the next time the rankings will update. Keep it here to BLTD for all of your sports and entertainment needs!

Written by Derek Kramer

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