2019 NFL Draft Positional Rankings: Defense

Picture Credit: AP

Picture Credit: AP

After completing evaluations on hundreds of prospects, we have narrowed down our rankings to the top 10 at each position before next Thursday’s draft.


Defensive Tackle



1-

Taylor: Quinnen Williams, Alabama

Nathan: Quinnen Williams, Alabama


2-

Taylor: Ed Oliver, Houston

Nathan:  Ed Oliver, Houston


3-

Taylor: Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State

Nathan: Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State


4-

Taylor: Christian Wilkins, Clemson

Nathan: Christian Wilkins, Clemson


5-

Taylor: Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

Nathan: Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame


6-

Taylor: Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame

Nathan: Dexter Lawrence, Clemson


7-

Taylor: Khalen Saunders, Western Illinois

Nathan: Khalen Saunders, Western Illinois


8-

Taylor: Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State

Nathan: Trysten Hill, Central Florida


9-

Taylor: Trysten Hill, Central Florida

Nathan: Armon Watts, Arkansas


10-

Taylor: Armon Watts, Arkansas

Nathan:  Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State




EDGE-



1-

Taylor: Nick Bosa, Ohio State

Nathan: Nick Bosa, Ohio State


2-

Taylor: Brian Burns, Florida State

Nathan:  Josh Allen, Kentucky


3-

Taylor: Josh Allen, Kentucky

Nathan: Brian Burns, Florida State


4-

Taylor: Montez Sweat, Mississippi State

Nathan: Montez Sweat, Mississippi State


5-

Taylor: Clelin Ferrell, Clemson

Nathan: Clelin Ferrell, Clemson

6-

Taylor: Jachai Polite, Florida

Nathan: Rashan Gary, Michigan


7-

Taylor: Rashan Gary, Michigan

Nathan: Jachai Polite, Michigan


8-

Taylor: Chase Winovich, Michigan

Nathan: Chase Winovich, Michigan


9-

Taylor: Christian Miller, Alabama

Nathan: LJ Collier, TCU


10-

Taylor: Maxx Crosby, Eastern Michigan

Nathan:  Anthony Nelson, Iowa


Linebacker


1-

Taylor: Devin Bush, Michigan

Nathan: Devin White, LSU

2-

Taylor: Devin White, LSU

Nathan:  Devin Bush, Michigan


3-

Taylor: Blake Cashman, Minnesota

Nathan: Blake Cashman, Minnesota


4-

Taylor: Mack Wilson, Alabama

Nathan: Jahlani Tavai, Hawaii


5-

Taylor: Jahlani Tavai, Hawaii

Nathan: Mack Wilson, Alabama

6-

Taylor: David Long, West Virginia

Nathan: David Long, West Virginia


7-

Taylor: Germaine Pratt, NCST

Nathan: Bobby Okereke, Stanford


8-

Taylor: Emeke Egbule, Houston

Nathan: Germaine Pratt, NCST


9-

Taylor: Bobby Okereke, Stanford

Nathan: Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame


10-

Taylor: Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame

Nathan:  Josiah Tauaefa, UTSA


Cornerback


1-

Taylor: Byron Murphy, Washington

Nathan: Byron Murphy, Washington


2-

Taylor: Greedy Williams, LSU

Nathan:  Greedy Williams, LSU


3-

Taylor: Deandre Baker, Georgia

Nathan: Deandre Baker, Georgia


4-

Taylor: Sean Bunting, Central Michigan

Nathan: Sean Bunting, Central Michigan


5-

Taylor: Rock Ya-Sin, Temple

Nathan: Rock Ya-Sin, Temple


6-

Taylor: Amani Oruwariye, Penn State

Nathan: Julian Love, Notre Dame


7-

Taylor: Julian Love, Notre Dame

Nathan: Amani Oruwariye, Penn State


8-

Taylor: Justin Layne, Michigan State

Nathan: Lonnie Johnson, Kentucky


9-

Taylor: Lonnie Johnson, Kentucky

Nathan: Justin Layne, Michigan State


10-

Taylor: David Long, Michigan

Nathan: David Long, Michigan


Safety

1-

Taylor: Nasir Adderley, Delaware

Nathan: Nasir Adderley, Delaware


2-

Taylor: Darnell Savage, Maryland

Nathan:  Darnell Savage, Maryland


3-

Taylor: Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State

Nathan: Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State


4-

Taylor: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida

Nathan: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida


5-

Taylor: Deionte Thompson, Alabama

Nathan: Juan Thornhill, Virginia


6-

Taylor: Juan Thornhill, Virginia

Nathan: Deionte Thompson, Alabama


7-

Taylor: Taylor Rapp, Washington

Nathan: Amani Hooker, Iowa


8-

Taylor: Amani Hooker, Iowa

Nathan: Taylor Rapp, Washington


9-

Taylor: Marquise Blair, Utah

Nathan: Marquise Blair, Utah


10-

Taylor: Will Harris, Boston College

Nathan: Ugo Amadi, Oregon


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