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2018 Draft Prospect Rankings: Defense

by Chris Nicolaou

The 2018 NFL Draft is upon us and it is time for year-end positional rankings. This is my personal opinion on where I currently rank defensive players.  These rankings are not in any way predicting where a prospect may or may not be drafted. Included in this list are profiles done for certain prospects along with a position preview for each position. Happy NFL Draft, all.

Interior Defensive Line (Steelers Draft Preview)

1. Vita Vea
2. Maurice Hurst
3. Taven Bryan
4. Da’Ron Payne
5. Harrison Phillips
6. Derrick Nnadi
7. Da’Shawn Hand
8. Kendrick Norton [Prospect Profile]
9. BJ Hill [Prospect Profile]
10. Tim Settle

Edge Rushers (Steelers Draft Preview)

1. Bradley Chubb
2. Harold Landry
3. Josh Sweat
4. Marcus Davenport
5. Lorenzo Carter [Prospect Profile]
6. Duke Ejiofor
7. Sam Hubbard
8. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
9. Arden Key
10. Chad Thomas

Off-Ball Linebackers (Steelers Draft Preview)

1. Roquan Smith
2. Tremaine Edmunds
3. Leighton Vander Esch [Prospect Profile]
4. Rashaan Evans
5. Malik Jefferson [Prospect Profile]
6. Darius Leonard [Prospect Profile]
7. Shaquem Griffin
8. Fred Warner
9. Jerome Baker
10. Josey Jewell

Cornerback (Steelers Draft Preview)

1. Denzel Ward
2. Jaire Alexander
3. Josh Jackson
4. Mike Hughes
5. Isaiah Oliver
6. Carlton Davis
7. MJ Stewart
8. Donte Jackson
9. Duke Dawson
10. Quenton Meeks

Safety (Steelers Draft Preview)

1. Derwin James
2. Minkah Fitzpatrick
3. Justin Reid [Prospect Profile]
4. Ronnie Harrison [Prospect Profile]
5. Jessie Bates [Prospect Profile]
6. Kyzir White [Prospect Profile]
7. Tavarius Moore
8. Terrell Edmunds
9. DeShon Elliot
10. Godwin Igwebuike

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