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Positional rankings for the 2019 NFL Draft

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The 2019 NFL Draft is finally upon us. Kevin provides us with his top-10 players at each position on both offense and defense, with a Falcons-centric skew to the rankings.

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We’re just a few hours away from the start of the 2019 NFL Draft, which means it’s time to drop my official final positional rankings for the 2019 class. It’s been a fun and interesting draft season, particularly with the variety of positions that the Falcons have looked into in this class. Going into Thursday, we still have very little idea which position Atlanta will come away with in Round 1. I, of course, remain hopeful for DT Ed Oliver—but it could easily be an OT, EDGE, LB, or even CB.

In an effort to keep things simple, I’ll keep the rankings to my top-10 at each position. Keep in mind, these rankings were put together with a Falcons-centric skew: I evaluated each player’s fit in Atlanta’s offense or defense, and that helped inform my rankings. Keep in mind that the tables are easier to read on desktop, as opposed to mobile.

The positions that the Falcons are most likely to target early in this class, in no particular order, are: EDGE, DT, OT, and CB. I’d start there to get an idea about who Atlanta might be targeting at pick 14, or on Day 2. After Day 2, I’d expect the majority of these players to be off the board. If you’ve basically skipped the draft up until this point but would like to get some info on these prospects, check out my most recent 7-round mock draft, my prospect previews and The Draft Network—which has an extensive library of scouting reports.

DEFENSE

EDGE

Ranking Player School
Ranking Player School
1 Nick Bosa Ohio State
2 Brian Burns Florida State
3 Josh Allen Kentucky
4 Montez Sweat Mississippi State
5 Clelin Ferrell Clemson
6 Charles Omenihu Texas
7 Chase Winovich Michigan
8 Christian Miller Alabama
9 Jachai Polite Florida
10 Zach Allen Boston College

DT

Ranking Player School
Ranking Player School
1 Quinnen Williams Alabama
2 Ed Oliver Houston
3 Jeffery Simmons Mississippi State
4 Christian Wilkins Clemson
5 Jerry Tillery Notre Dame
6 Rashan Gary Michigan
7 Dexter Lawrence Clemson
8 Khalen Saunders Western Illinois
9 Dre'Mont Jones Ohio State
10 Daniel Wise Kansas

LB

Ranking Player School
Ranking Player School
1 Devin White LSU
2 Devin Bush, Jr. Michigan
3 Mack Wilson Alabama
4 Joe Giles-Harris Duke
5 Blake Cashman Minnesota
6 Drue Tranquill Notre Dame
7 Bobby Okereke Stanford
8 Vosean Joseph Florida
9 Ben Burr-Kirven Washington
10 Emeke Egbule Houston

CB

Ranking Player School
Ranking Player School
1 Byron Murphy Washington
2 Greedy Williams LSU
3 Amani Oruwariye Penn State
4 Julian Love Notre Dame
5 Deandre Baker Georgia
6 Justin Layne Michigan State
7 Sean Bunting Central Michigan
8 Rock Ya-Sin Temple
9 Isaiah Johnson Houston
10 Trayvon Mullen Clemson

S

Ranking Player School
Ranking Player School
1 Nasir Adderley Delaware
2 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Florida
3 Darnell Savage Maryland
4 Juan Thornhill Virginia
5 Deionte Thompson Alabama
6 Amani Hooker Iowa
7 Johnathan Abram Mississippi State
8 Taylor Rapp Washington
9 Sheldrick Redwine Miami
10 Mike Edwards Kentucky

OFFENSE

QB

Ranking Player School
Ranking Player School
1 Kyler Murray Oklahoma
2 Dwayne Haskins Ohio State
3 Drew Lock Missouri
4 Daniel Jones Duke
5 Will Grier West Virginia
6 Tyree Jackson Buffalo
7 Brett Rypien Boise State
8 Jordan Ta'amu Mississippi
9 Ryan Finley NC State
10 Gardner Minshew Washington State

RB

Ranking Player School
Ranking Player School
1 Josh Jacobs Alabama
2 Darrell Henderson Memphis
3 Miles Sanders Penn State
4 Justice Hill Oklahoma State
5 David Montgomery Iowa State
6 Devine Ozigbo Nebraska
7 Devin Singletary FAU
8 Rodney Anderson Oklahoma
9 James Williams Washington State
10 Myles Gaskin Washington

WR

Ranking Player School
Ranking Player School
1 D.K. Metcalf Mississippi
2 Hakeem Butler Iowa State
3 A.J. Brown Mississippi
4 Kelvin Harmon NC State
5 N'Keal Harry Arizona State
6 Marquise Brown Oklahoma
7 JJ Arcega-Whiteside Stanford
8 Deebo Samuel South Carolina
9 Stanley Morgan Jr. Nebraska
10 Terry McLaurin Ohio State

TE

Ranking Player School
Ranking Player School
1 T.J. Hockenson Iowa
2 Noah Fant Iowa
3 Irv Smith Jr. Alabama
4 Kahale Warring San Diego State
5 Jace Sternberger Texas A&M
6 Dax Raymond Utah State
7 Dawson Knox Mississippi
8 Foster Moreau LSU
9 Trevon Wesco West Virginia
10 Josh Oliver San Jose State

OT

Ranking Player School
Ranking Player School
1 Jawaan Taylor Florida
2 Jonah Williams Alabama
3 Cody Ford Oklahoma
4 Andre Dillard Washington State
5 Dalton Risner Kansas State
6 Tytus Howard Alabama State
7 Yodny Cajuste West Virginia
8 Greg Little Mississippi
9 Kaleb McGary Washington
10 David Edwards Wisconsin

C/G

Ranking Player School
Ranking Player School
1 Garrett Bradbury NC State
2 Chris Lindstrom Boston College
3 Erik McCoy Texas A&M
4 Dru Samia Oklahoma
5 Nate Davis UNC-Charlotte
6 Michael Deiter Wisconsin
7 Elgton Jenkins Mississippi State
8 Ross Pierschbacher Alabama
9 Lamont Gaillard Georgia
10 Ben Powers Oklahoma

What are your thoughts on my positional rankings? Any players that you have significantly higher or lower? What would an ideal draft for the Falcons look like for you?