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Mike Mayock releases his 2016 NFL Draft position rankings; Noah Spence not on his list

Eastern Kentucky pass rusher Noah Spence has been pretty up front about his situation all year, which will benefit him deeply

Eastern Kentucky pass rusher Noah Spence fell out of Mike Mayock’s top 5 pass rushers


1. Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
2. Jared Goff, California
3. Paxton Lynch, Memphis
4. Connor Cook, Michigan State
5. Dak Prescott, Mississippi State

Running back

1. Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
2. Derrick Henry, Alabama
3. Devontae Booker, Utah
4. Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech
5. Kenyan Drake, Alabama

Wide receiver

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

Tight end

1. Hunter Henry, Arkansas
2. Austin Hooper, Stanford
3. Jerrell Adams, South Carolina
4. Nick Vannett, Ohio State
5. Beau Sandland, Montana State

Rise: Sandland (NR)
Fall: Tyler Higbee, Western Kentucky (5)

Offensive tackle

1. Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
2. Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
3. Jack Conklin, Michigan State
4. Taylor Decker, Ohio State
T-5. Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M
T-5. Jason Spriggs, Indiana


1. Cody Whitehair, Kansas State
2. Joshua Garnett, Stanford
3. Christian Westerman, Arizona State
4. Connor McGovern, Missouri
5. Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State

Rise: McGovern (5), Seumalo (NR)
Fall: Vadal Alexander, LSU (4)


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

Interior defensive line

1. DeForest Buckner, Oregon
2. Sheldon Rankins, Louisville
3. Jarran Reed, Alabama
4. A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama
5. Andrew Billings, Baylor

Fall: Chris Jones, Mississippi State (T-5)

Edge rusher

1. Joey Bosa, Ohio State
2. Leonard Floyd, Georgia
3. Shaq Lawson, Clemson
4. Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State
5. Kevin Dodd, Clemson

Rise: Ogbah (T-5), Dodd (NR)
Fall: Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky (4), Kamalei Correa, Boise State (T-5)


1. Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame
2. Myles Jack, UCLA
3. Darron Lee, Ohio State
4. Reggie Ragland, Alabama
T-5. Deion Jones, LSU
T-5. Jatavis Brown, Akron


1. Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
2. Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
3. William Jackson III, Houston
4. Eli Apple, Ohio State
5. Artie Burns, Miami (Fla.)

Rise: Jackson (5)
Fall: Apple (3), Burns (4)


1. Karl Joseph, West Virginia
2. Vonn Bell, Ohio State
3. KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame
4. Keanu Neal, Florida
5. Justin Simmons, Boston College

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