2017 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings

By: Matt Jensen | Section 312 Sports

The 2017 NFL Draft is not the sexiest draft we've seen when it comes to offensive prospects, but it makes up for it on the defensive side of the ball. It's a loaded draft on that side, with several top of the draft guys with future All-Pro talent. I will have my annual mock draft up soon, but in the meantime, here is my Top 25 overall prospect list, followed by Top 5 positional rankings, with a bonus Top 10 at the QB position.

Overall Top 25 Prospects 2017 Draft

  1. Jaylon Smith-LB-Notre Dame (based on him being healthy)
  2. Jalen Ramsey-S/CB-Florida State
  3. Laremy Tunsil-OT-Ole Miss
  4. Ezekiel Elliott-RB-Ohio State
  5. Myles Jack-LB-UCLA
  6. Joey Bosa-DE-Ohio State
  7. Ronnie Stanley-OT-Notre Dame
  8. DeForest Buckner-DE-Oregon
  9. Jared Goff-QB-Cal
  10. Carson Wentz-QB-North Dakota State
  11. Vernon Hargreaves III-CB-Florida
  12. Shaq Lawson-DE-Clemson
  13. Mackensie Alexander-CB-Clemson
  14. Darron Lee-LB-Ohio State
  15. Jarran Reed-DT-Alabama
  16. A'shawn Robinson-DT-Alabama
  17. Laquon Treadwell-WR-Ole Miss
  18. Will Fuller-WR-Notre Dame
  19. Kevin Dodd-DE-Clemson
  20. William Jackson III-CB-Houston
  21. Jack Conklin-OT-Michigan State
  22. Josh Doctson-WR-TCU
  23. Michael Thomas-WR-Ohio State
  24. Reggie Ragland-LB-Alabama
  25. Sheldon Day-DT-Notre Dame

Top 5 Positional Rankings


  1. Jared Goff-Cal
  2. Carson Wentz-North Dakota State
  3. Connor Cook-Michigan State
  4. Paxton Lynch-Memphis
  5. Christian Hackenberg-Penn State
  6. Kevin Hogan-Stanford
  7. Dak Prescott-Mississippi State
  8. Cardale Jones-Ohio State
  9. Brandon Allen-Arkansas
  10. Jacoby Brissett-NC State

Running Backs:

  1. Ezekiel Elliott-Ohio State
  2. Derrick Henry-Alabama
  3. Alex Collins-Arkansas
  4. CJ Prosise-Notre Dame
  5. Devontae Booker-Utah

Wide Receivers:

  1. Laquon Treadwell-Ole Miss
  2. Will Fuller-Notre Dame
  3. Josh Doctson-TCU
  4. Michael Thomas-Ohio State
  5. Corey Coleman

Tight healthymanviagra Ends:

  1. Hunter Henry-Arkansas
  2. Austin Hooper-Stanford
  3. Nick Vannett-Ohio State
  4. Jerrell Adams-South Carolina
  5. Thomas Duarte-UCLA

Offensive Tackle:

  1. Laremy Tunsil-Ole Miss
  2. Ronnie Stanley-Notre Dame
  3. Jack Conklin-Michigan State
  4. Jason Spriggs-Indiana
  5. Taylor Decker-Ohio State

Offensive Guard:

  1. Cody Whitehair-Kansas State
  2. Joshua Garnett-Stanford
  3. Vadal Alexander-LSU
  4. Connor McGovern-Missouri
  5. Christian Westerman-Arizona State


  1. Nick Martin-Notre Dame
  2. Ryan Kelly-Alabama
  3. Jack Allen-Michigan State
  4. Max Tuerk-USC
  5. Graham Glasgow-Michigan

Defensive Tackle:

  1. Jarran Reed-Alabama
  2. A'shawn Robinson-Alabama
  3. Sheldon Day-Notre Dame
  4. Sheldon Rankins-Louisville
  5. Robert Nkemdiche-Ole Miss

Defensive End:

  1. Joey Bosa-Ohio State
  2. DeForest Buckner-Oregon
  3. Shaq Lawson-Clemson
  4. Kevin Dodd-Clemson
  5. Emmanuel Ogbah-Oklahoma State


  1. Jaylon Smith-Notre Dame
  2. Myles Jack-UCLA
  3. Darron Lee-Ohio State
  4. Reggie Ragland-Alabama
  5. Leonard Floyd-Georgia


  1. Vernon Hargreaves III-Florida
  2. Mackensie Alexander-Clemson
  3. William Jackson III-Houston
  4. Eli Apple-Ohio State
  5. Kendall Fuller-Virginia Tech


  1. Jalen Ramsey-Florida State (would be #1 CB as well)
  2. Su'a Cravens-USC
  3. Karl Joseph-West Virginia
  4. Keivarae Russell-Notre Dame
  5. Keanu Neal-Florida


Check back soon for my full 2017 First Round NFL Mock Draft and for our NFL Draft related podcast. Happy Draft Season!!!

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