2018 NFL Draft Big Board: Early October Update

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Running back Saquon Barkley
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Running back Saquon Barkley /

We are in the early part of October and several players have seen their stock rise on my 2018 NFL Draft Big Board.

It’s still very early in the process but my 2018 NFL Draft Big Board is starting to take shape. Over the past few weeks, I had a chance to take a closer look at several prospects who have jumped up my board.

The two biggest movers have been Ohio State’s Dre’Mont Jones and Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds. Both players make their debut on my Big Board and come in very high in the rankings. These are impactful defenders who have the potential to be real difference makers at the next level.

Please note that this isn’t a finished product and will see a lot more changes as the draft process continues.

1. Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

2. Sam Darnold, QB, USC

3. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

4. Derwin James, S, Florida State

5. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

6. Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

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7. Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama

8. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

9. Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

10. Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State

11. Orlando Brown Jr., OT, Oklahoma

12. Dre’Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State

13. Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

14. Connor Williams, OT, Texas

15. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech

16. Arden Key, Edge, LSu

17. Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State

18. James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

19. Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

20. Vita Vea, DT, Washington

21. Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State

22. Sam Hubbard, Edge, Ohio State

23. Deon Cain, WR, Clemson

24. Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson

25. Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan

26. Cameron Smith, LB, USC

27. Josh Sweat, Edge, Florida State

28. Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Clemson

29. Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas

30. Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame

31. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

32. Da’Shawn Hand, DL, Alabama