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Mike Mayock releases his second rankings for 2017 NFL Draft

Mike Mayock’s Positional Rankings for 2017 NFL Draft


1. DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 
2. Deshaun Watson, Clemson 
3. Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina 
4. Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech 
5. Davis Webb, California

Running Back

1. Leonard Fournette, LSU 
2. Christian McCaffrey, Stanford 
3. Dalvin Cook, Florida State 
4. Alvin Kamara, Tennessee 
5. Samaje Perine, Oklahoma

Rise: Fournette (2), McCaffrey (3), Perine (NR)
Fall: Cook (1), Joe Mixon, Oklahoma (5, added to special exceptions)

Wide receiver 

1. Corey Davis, Western Michigan 
2. Mike Williams, Clemson 
3. John Ross, Washington 
4. Zay Jones, East Carolina 
T-5. Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington 
T-5. JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC

Rise: Jones (5), Smith-Schuster (NR)
Fall: Kupp (4),

Tight end 

1. O.J. Howard, Alabama 
2. David Njoku, Miami 
3. Evan Engram, Ole Miss 
4. Gerald Everett, South Alabama 
5. George Kittle, Iowa

Rise: Everett (5), Kittle (NR)
Fall: Jake Butt, Michigan (4, added to special exceptions) 

Offensive tackle 

1. Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 
2. Garett Bolles, Utah 
3. Antonio Garcia, Troy 
4. Roderick Johnson, Florida State 
T-5. Taylor Moton, Western Michigan 
T-5. Jermaine Eluemunor, Texas A&M 

Interior OL 

1. Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky 
2. Cam Robinson, Alabama 
3. Dan Feeney, Indiana 
4. Dion Dawkins, Temple 
T-5. Ethan Pocic, LSU 
T-5. Pat Elflein, Ohio State

Rise: Dawkins (5), Elflein (NR)
Fall: Pocic (4) 

Interior DL 

1. Jonathan Allen, Alabama 
2. Caleb Brantley, Florida 
3. Malik McDowell, Michigan State 
4. Larry Ogunjobi, Charlotte 
5. Chris Wormley, Michigan

Edge rusher 

1. Myles Garrett, Texas A&M 
2. Solomon Thomas, Stanford 
3. Derek Barnett, Tennessee 
4. Takkarist McKinley, UCLA 
5. Tim Williams, Alabama 

Rise: Thomas (4), McKinley (5)
Fall: Williams (2) 


1. Reuben Foster, Alabama 
2. Haason Reddick, Temple 
3. Jarrad Davis, Florida 
4. Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt 
5. Alex Anzalone, Florida 

Rise: Davis (4)
Fall: Cunningham (3) 


1. Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State 
2. Marlon Humphrey, Alabama 
3. Kevin King, Washington 
4. Gareon Conley, Ohio State 
5. Fabian Moreau, UCLA 

Rise: Lattimore (2), Humphrey (3), King (NR), Conley (NR), Moreau (NR)
Fall: Sidney Jones, Washington (1, added to special exceptions), Teez Tabor, Florida (4), Tre’Davious White, LSU (5)


1. Budda Baker, Washington 
2. Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado 
3. Jourdan Lewis, Michigan 
4. Desmond King, Iowa 
5. Damontae Kazee, San Diego State


1. Jabrill Peppers, Michigan 
2. Jamal Adams, LSU 
3. Malik Hooker, Ohio State 
4. Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut 
T-5. Marcus Williams, Utah 
T-5. Marcus Maye, Florida

Rise: Peppers (3), Melifonwu (5), Williams (NR), Maye (NR)
Fall: Hooker (1) , Budda Baker, Washington (4, added to nickel) 

Special exceptions 

1. Adoree’ Jackson, USC 
2. Curtis Samuel, Ohio State 
3. Sidney Jones, Washington 
4. Jake Butt, Michigan 
5. Joe Mixon, Oklahoma 

Additions: Jones (previously No. 1 CB), Butt (previously No. 4 TE), Mixon (previously No. 5 RB) 
Moved: Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado (3, moved to nickel), Desmond King, Iowa (4, moved to nickel)
Fall: Adam Shaheen, Ashland (5)

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