NFL Draft Diamonds 2016 #NFLDraft Positional Rankings: Top 5 of each position

Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss is the best defensive tackle in this draft, and it is not even close
Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss is the best defensive tackle in this draft, and it is not even close


  • Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
  • Jared Goff, California 
  • Connor Cook, Michigan State
  • Paxton Lynch, Memphis
  • Cardale Jones, Ohio State 

Running backs

  • Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
  • Derrick Henry, Alabama
  • Devontae Booker, Utah
  • Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech
  • Alex Collins, Arkansas 

Wide receivers

  • Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
  • Corey Coleman, Baylor
  • Josh Doctson, TCU
  • Michael Thomas, Ohio State
  • Will Fuller, Notre Dame

Tight ends

  • Hunter Henry, Arkansas
  • Jerrell Adams, South Carolina
  • Nick Vannett, Ohio State
  • Bryce Williams, East Carolina
  • Beau Sandland, Montana State

Offensive tackles

  • Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
  • Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
  • Jack Conklin, Michigan State
  • Taylor Decker, Ohio State
  • Shon Coleman, Auburn

Offensive guards/centers

  • Cody Whitehair, Kansas State (OG)
  • Joshua Garnett, Stanford (OG)
  • Vadal Alexander, LSU (OG)
  • Ryan Kelly, Alabama (C)
  • Nick Martin, Notre Dame (C)

Defensive ends

  • Joey Bosa, Ohio State
  • DeForest Buckner, Oregon
  • Shaq Lawson, Clemson
  • Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State
  • Kevin Dodd, Clemson

Defensive tackles

  • Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
  • A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama
  • Jarran Reed, Alabama
  • Andrew Billings, Baylor
  • Kenny Clark, UCLA

Linebackers/Hybrid (Top 8)

  • Myles Jack, UCLA
  • Reggie Ragland, Alabama
  • Darron Lee, Ohio State
  • Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky
  • Su’a Cravens, USC
  • Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame
  • Antonio Morrison, Florida 
  • Leonard Floyd, Georgia


  • Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
  • Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida
  • Mackensie Alexander, Clemson
  • Eli Apple, Ohio State
  • Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech


  • Jeremy Cash, Duke
  • Miles Killebrew, Southern Utah
  • Vonn Bell, Ohio State
  • Darien Thompson, Boise State
  • Karl Joseph, West Virginia

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