Fantasy Football Draft Rankings (2017)

Consensus of 21 Experts -
Rank WSID Defensive Players (Team) PosBye Best Worst Avg Std Dev
Tier 1 
1 Luke Kuechly CAR LB1 11 1 4 2.1 1.0
2 Bobby Wagner SEA LB2 6 1 20 4.8 3.7
3 Alec Ogletree LAR LB3 8 2 21 6.0 3.8
4 Kwon Alexander TB LB4 1 1 61 6.1 12.6
Tier 2 
5 Joey Bosa LAC DE1 9 2 220 19.3 45.5
6 Telvin Smith JAC LB5 8 6 50 12.7 8.9
7 Landon Collins NYG S1 8 6 30 13.0 7.0
8 C.J. Mosley BAL LB6 10 6 29 14.4 6.1
9 Ryan Shazier PIT LB7 9 9 24 15.5 4.2
10 Jason Pierre-Paul NYG DE2 8 6 253 22.1 53.1
11 Olivier Vernon NYG DE3 8 6 263 24.1 54.9
12 Danielle Hunter MIN DE4 9 7 226 25.5 45.9
Tier 3 
13 Sean Lee DAL LB8 6 10 64 18.0 11.2
14 Keanu Neal ATL S2 5 15 60 24.0 9.8
15 Christian Kirksey CLE LB9 9 12 55 24.7 8.7
16 Carlos Dunlap CIN DE5 6 11 248 31.0 50.5
17 Calais Campbell JAC DE6 8 11 228 30.2 45.7
18 Aaron Donald LAR DT1 8 7 310 38.2 61.9
19 Lavonte David TB LB10 1 10 54 27.1 9.0
20 Benardrick McKinney HOU LB11 7 18 63 27.5 11.8
21 Deion Jones ATL LB12 5 7 62 27.9 14.1
22 Everson Griffen MIN DE7 9 14 288 36.1 58.1
23 Khalil Mack OAK DE8 10 2 63 23.1 18.3
Tier 4 
24 Reshad Jones MIA S3 1 8 59 29.3 12.8
25 Navorro Bowman OAK LB13 10 5 70 30.5 13.2
26 Cameron Jordan NO DE9 5 13 223 36.6 43.2
27 Vontaze Burfict CIN LB14 6 8 108 33.9 23.2
28 Johnathan Cyprien TEN S4 8 4 44 29.1 10.6
29 Muhammad Wilkerson NYJ DE10 11 15 242 42.1 47.1
30 Harrison Smith MIN S5 9 16 60 36.2 9.9
31 Eric Kendricks MIN LB15 9 16 73 36.4 14.4
32 Morgan Burnett GB S6 8 26 76 38.1 11.5
33 Ezekiel Ansah DET DE11 7 19 265 46.5 50.8
34 Jatavis Brown LAC LB16 9 22 75 39.0 15.5
35 Barry Church JAC S7 8 22 56 41.5 8.7
Tier 5 
36 Melvin Ingram LAC DE12 9 9 140 39.7 33.9
37 DeForest Buckner SF DE13 11 14 282 51.2 54.3
38 Tony Jefferson BAL S8 10 20 91 43.6 16.1
39 Leonard Williams NYJ DE14 11 29 277 52.2 52.1
40 Brandon Graham PHI DE15 10 26 298 53.9 56.7
41 Zach Brown WAS LB17 5 7 78 43.1 15.3
42 Mark Barron LAR LB18 8 31 81 44.1 12.6
43 Ndamukong Suh MIA DT2 1 20 290 59.5 54.1
44 Fletcher Cox PHI DT3 10 26 314 63.1 60.5
45 K.J. Wright SEA LB19 6 24 80 53.1 13.3
46 Hasean Clinton-Dix GB S9 8 30 97 54.1 14.4
47 Karl Joseph OAK S10 10 31 99 54.5 15.6
48 Kiko Alonso MIA LB20 1 35 150 61.2 25.9
Tier 6 
49 Jerry Hughes BUF DE16 6 14 387 72.7 83.6
50 Kurt Coleman CAR S11 11 46 98 59.6 12.2
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51 Jarrad Davis DET LB21 7 28 280 70.6 55.6
52 Myles Garrett CLE DE17 9 20 386 73.0 77.9
53 T.J. Ward TB S12 1 35 82 56.1 12.0
54 Kenny Vaccaro NO S13 5 25 81 58.2 11.9
55 Reuben Foster SF LB22 11 32 334 73.2 60.6
56 Lawrence Timmons MIA LB23 1 26 92 60.8 17.4
57 Kawann Short CAR DT4 11 39 238 69.2 42.1
58 Von Miller DEN LB24 5 22 225 69.7 40.2
59 Paul Posluszny JAC LB25 8 3 140 63.6 33.0
60 Michael Bennett SEA DE18 6 28 269 73.3 47.9
61 Eric Weddle BAL S14 10 39 82 62.3 12.2
62 Cameron Wake MIA DE19 1 31 292 73.4 51.8
63 Derrick Johnson KC LB26 10 49 96 63.4 10.8
64 Preston Brown BUF LB27 6 21 143 72.6 25.6
65 Sheldon Richardson SEA DE20 6 43 252 74.4 43.9
66 Jamal Adams NYJ S15 11 33 136 68.9 26.9
67 Tyrann Mathieu ARI S16 8 27 98 70.3 16.1
Tier 7 
68 Trey Flowers NE DE21 9 41 255 81.6 49.3
69 Jadeveon Clowney HOU LB28 7 11 197 72.7 60.0
70 Vince Williams PIT LB29 9 13 112 73.7 23.3
71 Eric Reid SF S17 11 34 258 85.7 46.3
72 Darron Lee NYJ LB30 11 38 157 79.9 27.4
73 Myles Jack JAC LB31 8 27 112 74.1 17.5
74 Robert Quinn LAR DE22 8 29 90 67.8 18.5
75 Deone Bucannon ARI LB32 8 40 136 75.8 20.5
76 Vic Beasley ATL LB33 5 39 281 106.6 72.5
77 Logan Ryan TEN CB1 8 17 99 77.1 17.4
78 Sean Davis PIT S18 9 48 111 75.3 14.3
79 Brandon Marshall DEN LB34 5 57 131 79.5 17.8
80 Thomas Davis CAR LB35 11 25 114 82.0 22.8
81 Geno Atkins CIN DT5 6 50 394 104.0 97.7
82 Malcolm Jenkins PHI S19 10 59 110 76.9 14.8
83 Tavon Wilson DET S20 7 20 97 73.4 22.6
84 Tahir Whitehead DET LB36 7 19 147 81.5 32.9
85 Keith Tandy TB S21 1 12 133 84.6 41.3
86 Cameron Heyward PIT DE23 9 62 294 88.7 53.8
87 Jahleel Addae LAC S22 9 40 115 83.2 19.2
88 Craig Robertson NO LB37 5 9 268 130.3 106.4
89 Damon Harrison NYG DT6 8 52 158 87.7 27.3
90 Avery Williamson TEN LB38 8 45 127 81.6 17.1
91 Nigel Bradham PHI LB39 10 23 164 99.8 37.0
Tier 8 
92 Frank Clark SEA DE24 6 37 329 110.2 76.0
93 Gerald McCoy TB DT7 1 24 392 165.3 137.0
94 Justin Houston KC LB40 10 42 217 95.3 41.1
95 Whitney Mercilus HOU LB41 7 30 210 149.0 70.5
96 A.J. Bouye JAC CB2 8 31 121 83.7 38.3
97 Chris Conte TB S23 1 62 93 75.2 10.7
98 Chandler Jones ARI LB42 8 51 311 127.6 95.6
99 Danny Trevathan CHI LB43 9 42 160 90.2 28.4
100 Jeff Heath DAL S24 6 38 153 106.3 49.4
101 Todd Davis DEN LB44 5 56 203 121.4 56.6
102 Haason Reddick ARI LB45 8 44 162 99.6 34.8
103 Antoine Bethea ARI S25 8 59 117 81.6 13.8
104 Reggie Ragland KC LB46 10 45 120 88.7 23.4
105 Cliff Avril SEA DE25 6 59 289 92.7 48.7
106 Jurrell Casey TEN DT8 8 44 285 122.6 72.2
107 Kyle Williams BUF DT9 6 57 336 115.3 85.2
108 Dee Ford KC LB47 10 45 340 221.0 127.0
109 Jaylon Smith DAL LB48 6 47 124 94.0 31.7
110 Jordan Poyer BUF S26 6 47 138 95.0 37.3
111 Earl Thomas SEA S27 6 50 180 118.1 44.5
112 Denzel Perryman LAC LB49 9 52 195 115.1 42.5
113 Patrick Chung NE S28 9 52 251 133.5 73.7
114 BJ Goodson NYG LB50 8 56 136 92.9 22.9
115 Zach Cunningham HOU LB51 7 54 231 136.7 72.7
116 Marcus Cooper CHI CB3 9 54 298 150.0 90.2
117 Micah Hyde BUF S29 6 65 134 94.4 22.0
118 Mason Foster WAS LB52 5 55 170 108.3 34.0
Tier 9 
119 Jake Ryan GB LB53 8 58 179 128.0 44.3
120 Lorenzo Alexander BUF LB54 6 60 292 171.0 95.0
121 Korey Toomer LAC LB55 9 62 76 69.0 7.0
122 Byron Jones DAL S30 6 64 118 89.6 12.2
123 Bashaud Breeland WAS CB4 5 62 118 91.3 12.0
124 Vonn Bell NO S31 5 62 106 92.5 11.6
125 Marcell Dareus JAC DT10 8 70 338 104.8 64.3
126 Linval Joseph MIN DT11 9 66 243 106.2 51.0
127 Ronald Darby PHI CB5 10 64 162 121.3 35.6
128 Devin McCourty NE S32 9 64 221 121.5 46.6
129 Derek Barnett PHI DE26 10 66 161 113.5 47.5
130 Mario Addison CAR DE27 11 66 244 122.1 50.5
131 Shaq Thompson CAR LB56 11 66 158 134.4 35.0
132 Emmanuel Ogbah CLE DE28 9 68 365 134.3 95.7
133 Xavier Rhodes MIN CB6 9 70 222 146.3 53.9
134 Jabrill Peppers CLE S33 9 71 221 115.2 48.6
135 Quintin Demps CHI S34 9 71 166 127.0 36.6
136 Wesley Woodyard TEN LB57 8 71 289 180.0 109.0
137 Ramik Wilson KC LB58 10 74 192 112.8 39.8
Tier 10 
138 Marcus Peters KC CB7 10 73 151 120.6 27.3
139 Casey Hayward LAC CB8 9 74 273 148.5 76.1
140 Kony Ealy NYJ DE29 11 76 125 95.8 16.4
141 Noah Spence TB DE30 1 92 126 103.2 12.5
142 Daryl Worley CAR CB9 11 87 193 104.3 36.3
143 Reggie Nelson OAK S35 10 102 129 113.5 9.8
144 Lamarcus Joyner LAR S36 8 86 145 113.7 24.2
145 Akiem Hicks CHI DT12 9 78 302 115.1 60.9
146 Mike Adams CAR S37 11 77 163 120.8 36.1
147 Jimmie Ward SF CB10 11 113 134 125.7 9.1
148 Kamalei Correa BAL LB59 10 91 178 127.3 36.9
149 Nick Vigil CIN LB60 6 79 227 128.2 56.5
150 Artie Burns PIT CB11 9 84 175 129.5 45.5
151 Cory James OAK LB61 10 87 219 129.5 46.7
152 Stephon Tuitt PIT DE31 9 78 286 131.3 66.0
153 Benson Mayowa DAL DE32 6 127 137 132.0 5.0
154 Dante Fowler Jr. JAC DE33 8 94 171 132.5 38.5
155 Michael Mitchell PIT S38 9 120 158 133.0 17.7
156 Antonio Morrison IND LB62 11 93 210 133.3 54.2
157 Trumaine Johnson LAR CB12 8 128 141 134.5 6.5
158 Shawn Williams CIN S39 6 98 185 135.5 33.4
159 Clayton Geathers IND S40 11 93 339 136.3 81.8
160 Anthony Barr MIN LB63 9 109 165 137.0 28.0
161 D.J. Swearinger WAS S41 5 108 168 138.0 30.0
162 A.J. Klein NO LB64 5 93 237 141.0 57.7
163 Corey Graham PHI S42 10 76 360 143.2 102.1
164 Rodney McLeod PHI S43 10 93 214 144.4 40.4
165 Jalen Ramsey JAC CB13 8 138 152 145.0 7.0
166 Solomon Thomas SF DE34 11 139 151 145.0 6.0
167 Vernon Hargreaves TB CB14 1 87 262 147.0 81.3
168 Xavien Howard MIA CB15 1 145 151 148.0 3.0
169 Malik Jackson JAC DT13 8 85 362 148.4 93.4
170 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie NYG CB16 8 90 217 149.7 52.1
171 Sean Spence PIT LB65 9 141 165 153.0 12.0
172 Marquel Lee OAK LB66 10 114 201 157.5 43.5
173 Malcolm Butler NE CB17 9 101 218 159.5 58.5
174 James Bradberry CAR CB18 11 130 189 159.5 29.5
175 Ricardo Allen ATL S44 5 155 164 159.5 4.5
176 Shareece Wright BUF CB19 6 124 199 161.5 37.5
177 Adrian Clayborn ATL DE35 5 140 184 162.0 22.0
178 Karlos Dansby ARI LB67 8 141 212 165.3 27.5
179 Josh Norman WAS CB20 5 110 203 165.3 40.0
180 De'Vondre Campbell ATL LB68 5 148 188 168.0 20.0
181 Danny Shelton CLE DT14 9 154 186 170.0 16.0
182 Derek Wolfe DEN DE36 5 117 267 173.7 66.5
183 Will Compton WAS LB69 5 144 227 173.7 37.8
184 Miles Killebrew DET S45 7 125 265 174.0 64.4
185 Johnathan Hankins IND DT15 11 151 197 174.0 23.0
186 Demario Davis NYJ LB70 11 99 276 176.0 63.8
187 Blake Martinez GB LB71 8 120 270 176.0 66.9
188 Jabaal Sheard IND DE37 11 94 299 179.0 88.5
189 Vincent Rey CIN LB72 6 129 230 179.0 41.2
190 Kevin Minter CIN LB73 6 156 215 179.7 25.5
191 Robert Ayers TB DE38 1 117 305 181.0 87.7
192 Joe Haden PIT CB21 9 94 260 182.7 68.2
193 Michael Johnson CIN DE39 6 89 277 183.0 94.0
194 Elandon Roberts NE LB74 9 95 271 183.0 88.0
195 Jason McCourty CLE CB22 9 99 269 184.0 85.0
196 William Gholston TB DE40 1 142 230 186.0 44.0
197 Stephone Anthony MIA LB75 1 109 250 188.3 58.9
198 Maurice Alexander FA S46 126 274 192.0 61.5
199 Prince Amukamara CHI CB23 9 144 244 194.0 50.0
200 Ron Parker KC S47 10 184 205 194.5 10.5
201 Patrick Peterson ARI CB24 8 93 358 195.3 116.3
202 Brent Grimes TB CB25 1 159 234 196.5 37.5
203 Malcom Brown NE DT16 9 154 273 196.7 54.1
204 Jelani Jenkins HOU LB76 7 152 242 197.0 45.0
205 John Simon IND LB77 11 172 237 204.5 32.5
206 Jonathan Allen WAS DT17 5 86 383 208.3 126.8
207 Vontae Davis FA CB26 149 268 208.5 59.5
208 Chris Harris DEN CB27 5 206 213 209.5 3.5
209 Chris Baker TB DE41 1 130 346 210.0 96.7
210 J.J. Wilcox PIT S48 9 143 283 213.0 70.0
211 Janoris Jenkins NYG CB28 8 186 240 213.0 27.0
212 Byron Maxwell SEA CB29 6 170 257 213.5 43.5
213 Jonathan Casillas NYG LB78 8 162 272 217.0 55.0
214 T.J. Green IND S49 11 142 263 217.3 53.7
215 Darian Stewart DEN S50 5 160 275 217.5 57.5
216 Stephen Paea DAL DE42 6 174 261 217.5 43.5
217 Josh Jones GB S51 8 213 225 219.0 6.0
218 Marshon Lattimore NO CB30 5 220 222 221.0 1.0
219 Mario Edwards OAK DE43 10 148 301 224.5 76.5
220 Brian Cushing HOU LB79 7 207 243 225.0 18.0
221 Aqib Talib DEN CB31 5 212 246 229.0 17.0
222 Sheldon Rankins NO DT18 5 149 371 229.7 100.3
223 Demarcus Lawrence DAL DE44 6 202 262 232.0 30.0
224 Grady Jarrett ATL DT19 5 160 321 232.3 66.7
225 Corey Liuget LAC DT20 9 144 322 233.0 89.0
226 Buster Skrine NYJ CB32 11 179 295 237.0 58.0
227 Tyrone Crawford DAL DT21 6 167 330 240.0 67.6
228 Robert Alford ATL CB33 5 218 267 242.5 24.5
229 Sean Smith OAK CB34 10 232 259 245.5 13.5
230 Alex Anzalone NO LB80 5 164 309 251.3 62.8
231 Brian Orakpo TEN LB81 8 249 256 252.5 3.5
232 Lawrence Guy NE DT22 9 224 303 263.5 39.5
233 Alterraun Verner MIA CB35 1 256 271 263.5 7.5
234 Vinny Curry PHI DE45 10 188 348 268.0 80.0
235 Terence Newman MIN CB36 9 240 296 268.0 28.0
236 Derrick Morgan TEN LB82 8 200 342 271.0 71.0
237 Clay Matthews GB LB83 8 167 385 276.0 109.0
238 Tyrell Adams FA LB84 161 397 279.0 118.0
239 Brandon Mebane LAC DT23 9 226 333 279.5 53.5
240 Mike Daniels GB DT24 8 173 393 283.0 110.0
241 Ryan Kerrigan WAS LB85 5 187 380 283.5 96.5
242 Alan Branch NE DT25 9 266 315 290.5 24.5
243 Andre Branch MIA DE46 1 211 388 299.5 88.5
244 Terrell Suggs BAL LB86 10 285 317 301.0 16.0
245 Allen Bailey KC DE47 10 232 398 315.0 83.0
246 Frostee Rucker ARI DE48 8 284 390 337.0 53.0

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