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The 2016 NFL Draft is almost here.  We are less than a month away and I believe it is better to have your rankings set before the influences of a player’s landing spots infect judgement.mjack

Here are a few lists broken down by defensive positions. Check out yesterday’s post for offensive rankings.


  1. Myles Jack, UCLA
  2. Darron Lee, Ohio State
  3. Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky (could also get listed at DE)
  4. Reggie Ragland, Alabama
  5. Leonard Floyd, Georgia
  6.  Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
  7. Kamalei Correa, Boise State
  8. Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame (would be #1 if didn’t suffer ACL injury)
  9. Kentrell Brothers, Missouri
  10. Tyler Matakevich, Temple
  11. Josh Perry, Ohio State
  12. Antonio Morrison, Florida

Defensive line (DE/DT/NT)

  1. Joey Bosa, Ohio State
  2. DeForest Buckner, Oregon
  3. Shaq Lawson, Clemson
  4. Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State
  5. Kevin Dodd, Clemson
  6. Jonathan Bullard, Florida
  7. Sheldon Rankins, Louisville
  8. Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
  9. Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State


Defensive backs (CB/S)

  1. Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
  2. Su’a Cravens, USC (could get listed at LB)
  3. Eli Apple, Ohio State
  4. Vonn Bell, Ohio State
  5. Jeremy Cash, Duke
  6. Keanu Neal, Florida
  7. KJ Dillon, West Virginia
  8. William Jackson III, Houston


Thanks for reading my defensive rankings!

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    • Hot Karl
    • Posted April 7, 2016 at 1:12 PM
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    Karl Joseph & KJ Dillon, both S and from WVU

      • Andy Miley
      • Posted April 7, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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      Thanks, I meant Dillon. It happens, at times, with only myself as an editor.

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