2017 NFL Draft Postion Rankings: Offense

2017 NFL Draft Postion Rankings: Offense

February 18, 2017 0 By tailgatesports

The NFL draft is right around the corner. All 32 of the teams in the NFL need some sort of offensive presence, whether it is an Offensive Lineman, Running Back, Quarterback, Tight End, or Wide Receiver, all the positions are filled with talented players ready to make their impact on the league. The Quarterbacks aren’t as NFL ready as the past drafts, but with training, many of them could become stars. The Offensive Lineman are strong and very physical, and even athletic as many of them could make a major impact right away on many teams. The Running Backs differ in speed, physicality, and technique which makes this class for them so unique, but it all gives them great abilities to fit the different needs of each team. The Tight End class this year is possibly one of the best classes in the last five years with all of them being great receivers and can help out the pass game, but they are also an outstanding class at blocking and can really contribute to the run game. Lastly, but not forgotten, are the Wide Receivers that are also a different variety of traits such as speed, strength, route running, and height, which will give a great variety of options for all of the NFL teams to choose from. After studying hours upon hours of film, these are the top 9 for each position.

 

Quarterbacks:

  1. Patrick Mahomes – Texas Tech
  2. Mitch Trubisky – North Carolina
  3. Deshaun Watson – Clemson
  4. Deshone Kizer – Notre Dame
  5. Davis Webb – California
  6. Brad Kaaya – Miami-Florida
  7. Nathan Peterman – Pittsburgh
  8. Chad Kelly – Ole Miss
  9. Jerod Evans – Virginia Tech

 

 

Offensive Line:

  1. Garett Bolles – OT – Utah
  2. Ryan Ramczyk – OT – Wisconsin
  3. Forrest Lamp – OG – Western Kentucky
  4. Cam Robinson – OT – Alabama
  5. Dan Feeney – OG – Indiana
  6. Pat Elflein – C/OG – Ohio State
  7. Zach Banner – OT – USC   
  8. Dorian Johnson – OG – Pittsburgh
  9. Ethan Pocic – C/OG – LSU

 

 

Running Backs:

  1. Dalvin Cook – Florida State
  2. Leonard Fournette – LSU
  3. Alvin Kamara – Tennessee
  4. D’Onta Foreman – Texas
  5. Joe Mixon – Oklahoma
  6. Christian McCaffrey – Stanford
  7. De’Veon Smith – Michigan
  8. Wayne Gallman – Clemson
  9. Samaje Perine – Oklahoma

 

 

Tight Ends:

  1. OJ Howard – Alabama
  2. David Njoku – Miami-Florida
  3. Evan Engram – Ole Miss
  4. Gerald Everett – South Alabama
  5. Bucky Hodges – Virginia Tech
  6. Jordan Leggett – Clemson
  7. Jake Butt – Michigan
  8. Jeremy Sprinkle – Arkansas
  9. Michael Roberts – Toledo

 

 

Wide Receivers:

  1. Mike Williams – Clemson
  2. Corey Davis – Western Michigan
  3. John Ross -Washington
  4. Dede Westbrook – Oklahoma  
  5. Amara Darboh – Michigan
  6. Cooper Kupp – Eastern Washington
  7. Zay Jones – East Carolina
  8. Juju Smith-Schuster – USC
  9. Chad Hansen – California

 

 

Written by Domenic Buccini