Fantasy Football Draft Rankings (2017)

Consensus of 22 Experts -
Rank Defensive Linemen (Team) PosBye Best Worst Avg Std Dev
Tier 1 
1 Joey Bosa LAC DE1 9 1 14 3.6 3.2
2 Jason Pierre-Paul NYG DE2 8 2 20 4.6 3.6
3 Olivier Vernon NYG DE3 8 2 26 5.8 4.6
4 Danielle Hunter MIN DE4 9 3 21 6.1 3.9
Tier 2 
5 Carlos Dunlap CIN DE5 6 3 19 8.3 3.6
6 Calais Campbell JAC DE6 8 4 15 8.6 2.4
7 Everson Griffen MIN DE7 9 6 36 10.6 5.9
8 Cameron Jordan NO DE8 5 7 19 10.9 2.6
9 Aaron Donald LAR DT1 8 3 49 11.3 9.6
Tier 3 
10 Muhammad Wilkerson NYJ DE9 11 8 19 12.5 3.3
11 Melvin Ingram LAC DE10 9 2 32 12.5 7.5
12 Ezekiel Ansah DET DE11 7 7 32 15.0 5.6
13 DeForest Buckner SF DE12 11 7 36 16.7 6.7
14 Leonard Williams NYJ DE13 11 10 31 16.7 4.6
15 Brandon Graham PHI DE14 10 9 42 17.3 6.5
16 Khalil Mack OAK DE15 10 1 33 9.0 10.3
Tier 4 
17 Ndamukong Suh MIA DT2 1 11 38 19.0 5.5
18 Fletcher Cox PHI DT3 10 12 51 20.0 7.8
19 Jerry Hughes BUF DE16 6 5 89 22.7 17.5
20 Myles Garrett CLE DE17 9 8 88 24.2 16.0
21 Kawann Short CAR DT4 11 12 33 21.9 4.7
22 Michael Bennett SEA DE18 6 10 33 22.9 5.4
23 Cameron Wake MIA DE19 1 11 39 23.9 5.8
24 Sheldon Richardson SEA DE20 6 16 41 24.2 5.3
Tier 5 
25 Trey Flowers NE DE21 9 16 40 24.6 5.1
26 Damon Harrison NYG DT5 8 4 41 27.6 8.2
27 Cameron Heyward PIT DE22 9 22 40 27.9 4.9
28 Geno Atkins CIN DT6 6 18 95 34.3 15.5
29 Cliff Avril SEA DE23 6 22 38 29.0 4.0
30 Frank Clark SEA DE24 6 14 60 33.4 8.5
31 Linval Joseph MIN DT7 9 14 43 33.1 6.7
32 Marcell Dareus BUF DT8 6 24 66 32.7 8.9
33 Mario Addison CAR DE25 11 15 49 35.8 8.3
34 Jurrell Casey TEN DT9 8 16 44 34.8 7.4
Tier 6 
35 Gerald McCoy TB DT10 1 9 93 41.8 14.5
36 Akiem Hicks CHI DT11 9 19 44 34.3 6.6
37 Kyle Williams BUF DT12 6 21 65 39.6 11.3
38 William Gholston TB DE26 1 10 61 47.6 11.9
39 A'Shawn Robinson DET DT13 7 11 57 34.0 23.0
40 Emmanuel Ogbah CLE DE27 9 25 79 35.8 11.7
41 Stephon Tuitt PIT DE28 9 20 50 36.6 6.4
42 Solomon Thomas SF DE29 11 19 222 53.8 44.3
43 Kony Ealy NYJ DE30 11 26 112 43.8 19.6
44 Jonathan Allen WAS DT14 5 22 87 45.4 13.8
45 Malik Jackson JAC DT15 8 28 76 44.7 11.3
Tier 7 
46 Stephen Paea DAL DE31 6 24 63 51.5 15.9
47 Demarcus Lawrence DAL DE32 6 25 70 46.4 10.3
48 Derek Barnett PHI DE33 10 26 207 53.5 39.3
49 Dante Fowler Jr. JAC DE34 8 27 123 47.0 19.5
50 1 27 101 64.8 27.6
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51 Derek Wolfe DEN DE35 5 28 52 40.5 5.9
52 Noah Spence TB DE36 1 29 143 43.1 24.2
53 Malcom Brown NE DT16 9 30 63 52.4 10.6
Tier 8 
54 Robert Ayers TB DE37 1 35 56 44.9 5.8
55 Chris Baker TB DE38 1 33 70 47.2 10.2
56 Corey Liuget LAC DT17 9 43 59 51.0 5.8
57 Sheldon Rankins NO DT18 5 39 81 51.3 10.2
58 Shaq Lawson BUF DE39 6 35 67 51.5 9.4
59 2 49 54 51.5 2.5
60 Rob Ninkovich FA DE40 48 60 53.0 5.1
61 Vinny Curry PHI DE41 10 40 72 53.9 10.3
62 Grady Jarrett ATL DT19 5 37 74 56.4 9.7
63 Mario Edwards OAK DE42 10 43 70 57.5 11.3
64 Andre Branch MIA DE43 1 42 90 58.3 12.3
65 Eddie Goldman CHI DT20 9 46 83 58.3 17.4
66 Mike Daniels GB DT21 8 39 94 59.3 14.9
67 Johnathan Hankins IND DT22 11 43 109 59.8 16.8
68 Lawrence Guy NE DT23 9 45 76 60.5 15.5
69 Arik Armstead SF DE44 11 52 69 60.7 6.9
70 William Hayes MIA DE45 1 51 69 60.9 5.5
71 Taco Charlton DAL DE46 6 31 178 61.8 39.5
72 Benson Mayowa DAL DE47 6 34 150 62.6 31.8
73 Timmy Jernigan PHI DE48 10 47 77 63.3 12.4
74 Tyrone Crawford DAL DT24 6 52 75 64.7 8.1
75 Chris Jones KC DT25 10 59 73 66.0 7.0
76 Jared Crick DEN DE49 5 58 73 66.3 6.2
77 Julius Peppers CAR DE50 11 35 137 66.7 33.2
78 Henry Anderson IND DT26 11 64 74 69.0 5.0
79 Brandon Mebane LAC DT27 9 63 77 70.0 7.0
80 Alan Branch NE DT28 9 52 91 71.5 19.5
81 Danny Shelton CLE DT29 9 49 144 71.9 30.0
82 Phil Taylor WAS DT30 5 63 82 72.5 9.5
83 Allen Bailey KC DE51 10 62 97 75.5 14.0
84 Adrian Clayborn ATL DE52 5 44 219 75.9 51.4
85 Brandon Williams BAL DT31 10 75 78 76.5 1.5
86 Cassius Marsh NE DE53 9 41 129 85.0 44.0
87 Frostee Rucker ARI DE54 8 91 95 93.0 2.0
88 Carl Nassib CLE DE55 9 50 139 94.5 44.5
89 Charles Harris MIA DE56 1 61 149 96.3 38.0
90 Karl Klug TEN DE57 8 55 157 106.0 51.0
91 Chris Long PHI DE58 10 65 209 107.3 59.0
92 Robert Nkemdiche ARI DT32 8 53 243 117.7 88.6
93 Jarvis Jenkins KC DE59 10 63 244 123.7 85.1
94 Terrell McClain WAS DT33 5 88 172 130.0 42.0

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