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Arrowhead Pride’s consensus top 100 NFL Draft prospects

We’ve done the homework to create a general view of how the NFL draft is likely to play out.

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As you read through draft prospect rankings, you’re bound to notice that they vary widely from each other. It’s hard to know which one to believe. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to combine a bunch of them — so that you could see how a consensus of experts view the draft?

So now... we’ve done that work for you! We started with top 200 rankings from five sources — NFL.com, ESPN (Todd McShay), Pro Football Focus, CBS Sports and The Draft Network — and then averaged their rankings. The top 100 results are shown here.

On both Friday and Saturday, we’ll publish new top 100 lists that show only the players still available. So as you watch the NFL draft unfold for the Kansas City Chiefs, keep an eye on these rankings.

Below the table, you’ll find some fun facts about the combined rankings.

Rk Pos
PosRnk
Player
School
1 QB
(1)
Trevor Lawrence
Clemson
2 TE
(1)
Kyle Pitts
Florida
3 OT
(1)
Penei Sewell
Oregon
4 WR
(1)
Ja'Marr Chase
LSU
5 QB
(2)
Zach Wilson
BYU
6 WR
(2)
Jaylen Waddle
Alabama
7 WR
(3)
DeVonta Smith
Alabama
8 QB
(3)
Justin Fields
Ohio St.
9 LB
(1)
Micah Parsons
Penn St.
10 OT
(2)
Rashawn Slater
Northwestern
11 CB
(1)
Patrick Surtain II
Alabama
12 QB
(4)
Trey Lance
N. Dakota St.
13 LB
(2)
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
Notre Dame
14 OT
(3)
Christian Darrisaw
Virginia Tech
15 EDGE
(1)
Kwity Paye
Michigan
16 IOL
(1)
Alijah Vera-Tucker
USC
17 CB
(2)
Caleb Farley
Virginia Tech
18 CB
(3)
Jaycee Horn
S. Carolina
19 S
(1)
Trevon Moehrig
TCU
20 EDGE
(2)
Jaelan Phillips
Miami (FL)
21 EDGE
(3)
Azeez Ojulari
Georgia
22 DT
(1)
Christian Barmore
Alabama
23 OT
(4)
Teven Jenkins
Oklahoma St.
24 CB
(4)
Greg Newsome II
Northwestern
25 LB
(3)
Zaven Collins
Tulsa
26 WR
(4)
Rashod Bateman
Minnesota
27 QB
(5)
Mac Jones
Alabama
28 RB
(1)
Travis Etienne
Clemson
29 WR
(5)
Elijah Moore
Ole Miss
30 EDGE
(4)
Jayson Oweh
Penn St.
31 WR
(6)
Kadarius Toney
Florida
32 RB
(2)
Najee Harris
Alabama
33 WR
(7)
Terrace Marshall Jr.
LSU
34 LB
(4)
Jamin Davis
Kentucky
35 RB
(3)
Javonte Williams
N. Carolina
36 IOL
(2)
Landon Dickerson
Alabama
37 CB
(5)
Asante Samuel Jr.
Florida St.
38 EDGE
(5)
Gregory Rousseau
Miami (FL)
39 DT
(2)
Levi Onwuzurike
Washington
40 OT
(5)
Dillon Radunz
N. Dakota St.
41 WR
(8)
Rondale Moore
Purdue
42 LB
(5)
Nick Bolton
Missouri
43 EDGE
(6)
Joe Tryon
Washington
44 OT
(6)
Liam Eichenberg
Notre Dame
45 OT
(7)
Alex Leatherwood
Alabama
46 TE
(2)
Pat Freiermuth
Penn St.
47 S
(2)
Richie Grant
UCF
48 CB
(6)
Elijah Molden
Washington
49 CB
(7)
Ifeatu Melifonwu
Syracuse
50 S
(3)
Jevon Holland
Oregon
51 EDGE
(7)
Joseph Ossai
Texas
52 LB
(6)
Jabril Cox
LSU
53 OT
(8)
Samuel Cosmi
Texas
54 IOL
(3)
Creed Humphrey
Oklahoma
55 CB
(8)
Eric Stokes
Georgia
56 IOL
(4)
Wyatt Davis
Ohio St.
57 EDGE
(8)
Payton Turner
Houston
58 CB
(9)
Tyson Campbell
Georgia
59 CB
(10)
Aaron Robinson
UCF
60 S
(4)
Jamar Johnson
Indiana
61 OT
(9)
Jackson Carman
Clemson
62 EDGE
(9)
Ronnie Perkins
Oklahoma
63 CB
(11)
Kelvin Joseph
Kentucky
64 DT
(3)
Milton Williams
Louisiana Tech
65 IOL
(5)
Quinn Meinerz
UW-Whitewater
66 LB
(7)
Baron Browning
Ohio St.
67 WR
(9)
Dyami Brown
N. Carolina
68 DT
(4)
Alim McNeill
NC State
69 S
(5)
Andre Cisco
Syracuse
70 WR
(10)
Tylan Wallace
Oklahoma St.
71 RB
(4)
Michael Carter
N. Carolina
72 EDGE
(10)
Carlos Basham Jr.
Wake Forest
73 OT
(10)
Walker Little
Stanford
74 QB
(6)
Kyle Trask
Florida
75 TE
(3)
Tommy Tremble
Notre Dame
76 QB
(7)
Davis Mills
Stanford
77 WR
(11)
Nico Collins
Michigan
78 DT
(5)
Daviyon Nixon
Iowa
79 WR
(12)
Amari Rodgers
Clemson
80 WR
(13)
D'Wayne Eskridge
W. Michigan
81 IOL
(6)
Trey Smith
Tennessee
82 WR
(14)
Amon-Ra St. Brown
USC
83 LB
(8)
Chazz Surratt
N. Carolina
84 CB
(12)
Paulson Adebo
Stanford
85 OT
(11)
Jalen Mayfield
Michigan
86 S
(6)
Hamsah Nasirildeen
Florida St.
87 TE
(4)
Hunter Long
Boston College
88 IOL
(7)
Aaron Banks
Notre Dame
89 RB
(5)
Trey Sermon
Ohio St.
90 LB
(9)
Pete Werner
Ohio St.
91 OT
(12)
Spencer Brown
Northern Iowa
92 DT
(6)
Tyler Shelvin
LSU
93 WR
(15)
Cade Johnson
S. Dakota St.
94 EDGE
(11)
Chris Rumph II
Duke
95 IOL
(8)
Josh Myers
Ohio St.
96 QB
(8)
Kellen Mond
Texas A&M
97 DT
(7)
Jay Tufele
USC
98 CB
(13)
Benjamin St-Juste
Minnesota
99 IOL
(9)
Deonte Brown
Alabama
100 EDGE
(12)
Dayo Odeyingbo
Vanderbilt

A total of 285 players were listed in the five prospect rankings we used. As you would expect, there was a lot of variance between them. All five listed Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence as the draft’s top player — but after that, there was little agreement. A total of 39 players — two of them listed in this top 100 — were shown in just four of the top 200 rankings. 33 players made just three of the lists, 32 were listed in only two and 57 made just one. (For the purposes of our average rankings, players who weren’t on a particular top 200 ranking were calculated as 201st for that list).

Here’s how many players made the list for each position — along with what percentage of each position’s players are ranked within the top three rounds:

  • Quarterback (10 — 80%)
  • Offensive tackle (25 — 52%)
  • Defensive tackle (20 — 40%)
  • Edge rusher (33 — 39%)
  • Linebacker (24 — 38%)
  • Interior offensive line (27 — 37%)
  • Cornerback (38 — 34%)
  • Tight end (13 — 31%)
  • Wide receiver (48 — 31%)
  • Running back (21 — 29%)
  • Safety (24 — 25%)
  • Kicker (1 - 0%)
  • Punter (1 - 0%)

As you might expect, most of the offensive tackles are ranked before Day 3 of the draft. At the other end of the spectrum, just a quarter of the safeties are ranked before the third day. Interestingly, defensive tackles have the second-highest percentage of players ranked for the first two days — but only three are ranked in rounds one and two.

If you’re curious, it adds up to 144 players on offense, 139 on defense and two on special teams.