2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings: Edge Rushers

CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 25: Bradley Chubb
CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 25: Bradley Chubb /

The 2018 NFL Draft has one premier edge rusher with the rest of the group plagued by question marks.

There’s no doubt that NC State’s Bradley Chubb will be a top-10 pick. He’s one of the top prospects in this draft and by far the best overall pass rusher. Once he is off the board things will get very interesting.

The fact is that this just isn’t a great year for pass rushers. There are some raw high-upside prospects, but an overall lack of proven commodities.

Below is my final 2018 NFL Draft Edge Rusher rankings:

1. Bradley Chubb, NC State

Big Board Rank: No. 2

Chubb is an elite player and should make a quick impact in the NFL. He’s not only a talented pass rusher but also someone who will hold up against the run. His non-stop motor is something that immediately jumps off the screen.

2. Sam Hubbard, Ohio State

Big Board Rank: No. 23

Hubbard flew under the radar while at Ohio State, but he is ready to show his worth in the NFL. He has a quick first step and has a feel for generating pressure.

3. Uchenna Nwosu, USC

Big Board Rank: No. 28

Nwosu is an extremely versatile defender capable of filling multiple roles. He is already a strong run defender, sound in pass coverage and quickly developing as a pass rusher.

4. Marcus Davenport, UTSA

Big Board Rank: No. 29

Davenport is still very raw, but there aren’t many prospects with his combination of size and athleticism. He might be a boom-or-bust prospect but someone is going to take a risk.

5. Harold Landry, Boston College

Big Board Rank: No. 40

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6. Hercules Mata’fa, Washington State

Big Board Rank: No. 41

7. Lorenzo Carter, Georgia

Big Board Rank: No. 42

8. Arden Key, LSU

Big Board Rank: No. 58

9. Duke Ejiofor, Wake Forest

Big Board Rank: No. 61

10. Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State

Big Board Rank: No. 72

11. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma

Big Board Rank: No. 73

12. Josh Sweat, Florida State

Big Board Rank: No. 83

13. Chad Thomas, Miami

Big Board Rank: No. 92

14. Jeff Holland, Auburn

Big Board Rank: No. 93

15. Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss

Big Board Rank: No. 108

16. Marcell Frazier, Missouri

Big Board Rank: No. 112

17. Dorance Armstrong Jr., Kansas

Big Board Rank: No. 113

18. Jalyn Holmes, Ohio State

Big Board Rank: No. 117

19. Breeland Speaks, Ole Miss

Big Board Rank: No. 127

20. Kentavius Street, NC State

Big Board Rank: No. 167

21. Justin Lawler, SMU

Big Board Rank: No. 185