Can you hear that? That’s the sound of the NFL Draft train making its next stop on the way to its final April destination. The 2018 NFL Combine is only a week away, and the excitement is already in the air. Who are the top players available in the Draft? Who are the diamonds in the rough? Who’s an unknown right now that’s going to surprise people and make a name for himself?

Your friends at Breaking Football are here to answer those questions and many more for you between now and the NFL Draft. To get the ball rolling, we’re debuting our very first Big Board thanks to the collaborative efforts of our editor-in-chief Jon Valencia; writers Zach Hicks and Brad Kelly; and myself. We’ve put our collective heads together and come up with the 100 best prospects. How will this list change with the results of the NFL Combine and players Pro Days? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out! For now, check out our list below:

Rank Player Position College
1 Quenton Nelson G Notre Dame
2 Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama
3 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
4 Roquan Smith LB Georgia
5 Derrius Guice RB LSU
6 Josh Rosen QB UCLA
7 Bradley Chubb EDGE NC State
8 Rashaan Evans LB Alabama
9 Vita Vea DT Washington
10 Connor Williams T Texas
11 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
12 Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
13 Ronnie Harrison S Alabama
14 Denzel Ward CB Ohio State
15 Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
16 Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado
17 Taven Bryan DT Florida
18 Orlando Brown T Oklahoma
19 Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama
20 Derwin James S Florida State
21 Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
22 Dante Pettis WR Washington
23 Ronald Jones RB USC
24 Billy Price C Ohio State
25 Jaire Alexander CB Louisville
26 Mike McGlinchey T Notre Dame
27 Harold Landry EDGE Boston College
28 Will Hernandez G UTEP
29 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo EDGE Oklahoma
30 Maurice Hurst DT Michigan
31 Braden Smith G Auburn
32 Sam Darnold QB USC
33 Isaiah Wynn G Georgia
34 Auden Tate WR Florida State
35 Martinas Rankin OL Mississippi State
36 Sony Michel RB Georgia
37 Marcus Davenport EDGE UTSA
38 Kyzir White S West Virginia
39 DJ Moore WR Maryland
40 Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota State
41 Tim Settle DT Virginia Tech
42 Carlton Davis CB Auburn
43 Uchenna Nwosu EDGE USC
44 Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State
45 Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M
46 Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma
47 Tyrell Crosby OT Oregon
48 Frank Ragnow C Arkansas
49 Mike Hughes CB UCF
50 Anthony Miller WR Memphis
51 Josh Allen QB Wyoming
52 Wyatt Teller G Virginia Tech
53 DaeSean Hamilton WR Penn State
54 Brian O’Neill T Pittsburgh
55 DJ Chark WR LSU
56 Joshua Jackson CB Iowa
57 Harrison Phillips DT Stanford
58 Arden Key EDGE LSU
59 Nick Chubb RB Georgia
60 Mike Gesicki TE Penn State
61 Rashaad Penny RB San Diego State
62 Cedrick Wilson WR Boise State
63 Hercules Mata’afa EDGE Washington State
64 James Washington WR Oklahoma State
65 John Kelly RB Notre Dame
66 Kolton Miller T UCLA
67 Kalen Ballage RB Arizona State
68 Sam Hubbard DE Ohio State
69 Justin Jones DT NC State
70 Jaylen Samuels TE/RB NC State
71 Duke Ejiofor DE Wake Forest
72 Deon Cain WR Clemson
73 Fred Warner LB BYU
74 Darius Leonard LB South Carolina State
75 Anthony Averett CB Alabama
76 Marcell Ateman WR Oklahoma State
77 Troy Fumagalli TE Wisconsin
78 Poona Ford DT Texas
79 Jessie Bates S Wake Forest
80 Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida State
81 Alex Cappa T Humboldt State
82 Malik Jefferson LB Texas
83 Jamarco Jones T Ohio State
84 Nathan Shepherd DT Fort Hays State
85 Ian Thomas TE Indiana
86 Andrew Brown DT Virginia
87 BJ Hill DT NC State
88 MJ Stewart CB North Carolina
89 Courtland Sutton WR SMU
90 Kemoko Turay EDGE Rutgers
91 Jeff Holland EDGE Auburn
92 Jordan Whitehead CB Pittsburgh
93 Josh Sweat EDGE Florida State
94 Da’Shawn Hand DT Alabama
95 Mason Cole C Michigan
96 Michael Gallup WR Colorado State
97 Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina
98 Shaquem Griffin LB UCF
99 DeShon Elliott S Texas
100 Holton Hill CB Texas

About The Author Chris Spooner

From a young age, Chris knew that a life of playing football wasn't in the cards for him. So he decided to do the next best thing and watch the game religiously with his father. Every Sunday they would sit in front of the TV and cheer on the Miami Dolphins, win or lose. A few years ago, Chris decided to take that passion he's always had for the NFL and do something with it. He started a personal blog, "A Spoonful of Sports", so he could put his thoughts and opinions out there for more than just his close friends to hear. After the blog gained some attention, Chris chose to become a freelance NFL writer. You can find his work at