We are less than five months away from one of my favorite sporting events of the year.

That’s right folks.


You can literally smell the excitement in the air. NFL teams that have no shot at the playoffs (looking at you Cleveland Browns) have already started scouting tons of college football tape in hopes of finding players that will improve their squads next season.

But who are the top NFL draft prospects this year? We’ve all been so busy watching college football and the NFL, that we haven’t really taken the time to get to know the guys who WILL be playing on Sunday.

With thousands of college football players looking to be one of the few hundred players drafted by an NFL team, the whole thing can get extremely overwhelming and confusing for the average football fan. That’s why this article is here. The following is a list I personally compiled of NFL Draft eligible players that I feel are in line to be the top picks in this next year’s NFL Draft.

These are the guys you will want to pay attention to in the next few months…..



Top 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

(Players with a bold name are currently considered first-round talent)


Top Quarterbacks:

1. Mitch Trubisky (North Carolina)

2. DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame)

3. DeShaun Watson (Clemson)

4. Brad Kaaya (Miami)

5. Luke Falk (Washington State)

6. C.J. Beathard (Iowa)

7. Chad Kelly (Ole Miss)

8. Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)

9. Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State)

10. Gunner Kiel (Cincinnati)


Top Running Backs:

1. Leonard Fournette (LSU)

2. Dalvin Cook (Florida State)

3. D’Onta Foreman (Texas)

4. Christian McCaffery (Stanford)

5. Wayne Gallman (Clemson)

6. Samaje Perine (Oklahoma)

7. Nick Chubb (Georgia)

8. Kareem Hunt (Toledo)

9. James Conner (Pittsburgh)

10. Royce Freeman (Oregon)

Top Wide Receivers:

1. Mike Williams (Clemson)

2. JuJu Smith-Schuster (USC)

3. Corey Davis (Western Michigan)

4. Isaiah Ford (Virginia Tech)

5. Malachi Dupre (LSU)

6. Ricky Seals-Jones (Texas A&M)

7. Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington)

8. Taywan Taylor (Western Kentucky)

9. Mack Hollins (North Carolina)

10. KD Cannon (Baylor)

Top Tight Ends:

1. O.J. Howard (Alabama)

2. Jake Butt (Michigan)

3. Bucky Hodges (Virginia Tech)

4. Jeremy Sprinkle (Arkansas)

5. Jordan Leggett (Clemson)

Top Offensive Tackles:

1. Cam Robinson (Alabama)

2. Ryan Ramczyk (Wisconsin)

3. Mike McGlinchey (Notre Dame)

4. Forrest Lamp (Western Kentucky)

5. Roderick Johnson (Florida State)

6. Dion Dawkins (Temple)

7. Chad Wheeler (USC)

8. Adam Bisnowaty (Pittsburgh)

9. Jon Heck (North Carolina)

10. Zach Banner (USC)

Top Offensive Guards:

1. Quenton Nelson (Notre Dame)

2. Caleb Peterson (North Carolina)

3. Dorian Johnson (Pittsburgh)

4. Brian Allen (Michigan State)

5. Greg Pyke (Georgia)

Top Offensive Centers:

1. Ethan Pocic (LSU)

2. Mason Cole (Michigan)

3. Pat Elflein (Ohio State)

4. Cameron Tom (Southern Mississippi)

5. Tyler Orlsoky (West Virginia)

Top Defensive Ends:

1. Myles Garrett (Texas A&M)

2. Jonathan Allen (Alabama)

3. Charles Harris (Missouri)

4. Carl Lawson (Auburn)

5. Derek Barnett (Tennessee)

6. Deatrich Wise Jr. (Arkansas)

7. Dawaune Smoot (Illinois)

8. DeMarcus Walker (Florida State)

9. Taco Charlton (Michigan)

10. Tyquan Lewis (Ohio State)

Top Defensive Tackles:

1. Malik McDowell (Michigan State)

2. Charles Walker (Oklahoma)

3. Caleb Brantley (Florida)

4. Lowell Lotulelei (Utah)

5. Chris Wormley (Michigan)

6. DeAngelo Brown (Louisville)

7. Eddie Vanderdoes (UCLA)

8. Jaleel Johnson (Iowa)

9. Carlos Watkins (Clemson)

10. Jarron Jones (Notre Dame)

Top Outside Linebackers:

1. Jarrad Davis (Florida)

2. Tim Williams (Alabama)

3. Devonte Fields (Louisville)

4. Takk Mckinley (UCLA)

5. Jalen Reeves-Maybin (Tennessee)

6. Ryan Anderson (Alabama)

7. Josh Carraway (TCU)

8. Ejaun Price (Pittsburgh)

9. Marquis Haynes (Ole Miss)

10. Vince Biegel (Wisconsin)

Top Inside Linebackers:

1. Reuben Foster (Alabama)

2. Raekwon McMillan (Ohio State)

3. Kendell Beckwith (LSU)

4. Zach Cunningham (Vanderbilt)

5. Ben Boulware (Clemson)

Top Cornerbacks:

1. Marshon Lattimore (Ohio State)

2. Teez Tabor (Florida)

3. Jourdan Lewis (Michigan)

4. Tre’Davious White (LSU)

5. Cordrea Tankersley (Clemson)

6. Desmond King (Iowa)

7. Cameron Sutton (Tennessee)

8. Adoree Jackson (USC)

9. Chidobe Awuzie (Colorado)

10. Ashton Lampkin (Oklahoma State)

Top Safeties:

1. Jabrill Peppers (Michigan)

2. Jamal Adams (LSU)

3. Marcus Maye (Florida)

4. Justin Evans (Texas A&M)

5. Tony Conner (Ole Miss)

6. Eddie Jackson (Alabama)

7. Max Redfield (Notre Dame)

8. Dominick Sanders (Georgia)

9. Josh Harvey-Clemons (Louisville)

10. Orion Stewart (Baylor)

And there you have it. Like I mentioned earlier, we are still about five months away from the NFL Draft arriving at our doorstep. This list is likely going to change A LOT from top to bottom as the NFL combine arrives and we really get to start putting these kids under a microscope.