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With the East-West Shrine game and the Senior Bowl now behind us, all draft eyes are on Indianapolis for the 2019 NFL Combine. Players will have the opportunity to show off their athleticism on the field and wow coaches and team executives in interviews. Until that point, all they can do is train and prepare.

Which is exactly what I will be doing until the combine: preparing.

After extensive film study, I have put together my pre-combine positional rankings and big board. There will likely be plenty of shakeups in the positional rankings below after the Combine concludes and we head into Pro Days and individual workouts (plus, continued film study never hurt anybody) but for the time being, my initial positional rankings are finally completed.

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Rank Name School
1 Dwayne Haskins Ohio State
2 Drew Lock Missouri
3 Kyler Murray Oklahoma
4 Brett Rypien Boise State
5 Jordan Ta'amu Ole Miss
6 Will Grier West Virginia
7 Daniel Jones Duke
8 Tyree Jackson Buffalo
9 Ryan Finley NC State
10 Jarrett Stidham Auburn

Running Back

Rank Name School
1 Josh Jacobs Alabama
2 David Montgomery Iowa State
3 Darrell Henderson Memphis
4 Elijah Holyfield Georgia
5 Rodney Anderson Oklahoma
6 Devin Singletary FAU
7 Damien Harris Alabama
8 Miles Sanders Penn State
9 Trayveon Williams Texas A&M
10 Justice Hill OK State
11 Devine Ozigbo Nebraska
12 Benny Snell Kentucky
13 Miles Gaskin Washington
14 Mike Weber Ohio State
15 Karan Higdon Michigan
16 Bruce Anderson NDSU
17 Ryquell Armstead Temple
18 James Williams Washington State
19 Wes Miles Slippery Rock
20 Dexter Williams Notre Dame

Wide Receiver

Rank Name School
1 D.K. Metcalf Ole Miss
2 Kelvin Harmon NC State
3 Riley Ridley Georgia
4 N'Keal Harry Arizona State
5 Marquise Brown Oklahoma
6 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Stanford
7 Deebo Samuel South Carolina
8 A.J. Brown Ole Miss
9 Hakeem Butler Iowa State
10 Terry McLaurin Ohio State
11 DaMarkus Lodge Ole Miss
12 Andy Isabella Massachusetts
13 Antoine Wesley Texas Tech
14 Parris Campbell Ohio State
15 Emanuel Hall Missouri
16 Anthony Johnson Buffalo
17 Jakobi Meyers NC State
18 Dillon Mitchell Oregon
19 David Sills V West Virginia
20 Jalen Hurd Baylor

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Tight End

Rank Name School
1 T.J. Hockenson Iowa
2 Noah Fant Iowa
3 Irv Smith Jr. Alabama
4 Isaac Nauta Georgia
5 Dawson Knox Ole Miss
6 Jace Sternberger Texas A&M
7 Dax Raymond Utah State
8 Kaden Smith Stanford
9 Josh Oliver San Jose State
10 Alize Mack Notre Dame
11 Foster Moreau LSU
12 Caleb Wilson UCLA
13 Zach Gentry Michigan
14 C.J. Conrad Kentucky
15 Tommy Sweeney Boston College

Offensive Tackle

Rank Name School
1 Jonah Williams Alabama
2 Jawaan Taylor Florida
3 Cody Ford Oklahoma
4 Dalton Risner Kansas State
5 Yodny Cajuste West Virgina
6 David Edwards Wisconsin
7 Greg Little Ole Miss
8 Andre Dillard Washington State
9 Kaleb McGary Washington
10 Dennis Daley South Carolina
11 Chuma Edoga USC
12 Tytus Howard Alabama State
13 Bobby Evans Oklahoma
14 Isaiah Prince Ohio State
15 Max Scharping Northern Illinois

Interior Offensive Line

Rank Name School
1 Chris Lindstrom Boston College
2 Garrett Bradbury NC State
3 Michael Deiter Wisconsin
4 Dru Samia Oklahoma
5 Ben Powers Oklahoma
6 Erik McCoy Texas A&M
7 Elgton Jenkins Mississippi State
8 Nate Davis Charlotte
9 Ross Pierschbacher Alabama
10 Beau Benzschawel Wisconsin
11 Connor McGovern Penn State
12 Lamont Gaillard Georgia
13 Lester Cotton Alabama
14 Michael Jordan Ohio State
15 Keaton Sutherland Texas A&M

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Interior Defensive Line

Rank Name School
1 Quinnen Williams Alabama
2 Ed Oliver Houston
3 Jeffery Simmons Mississippi State
4 Rashan Gary Michigan
5 Christian Wilkins Clemson
6 Dexter Lawrence Clemson
7 Charles Omenihu Texas
8 Dre'Mont Jones Ohio State
9 Jerry Tillery Notre Dame
10 Isaiah Buggs Alabama
11 Renell Wren Arizona State
12 Gerald Willis Miami
13 Daniel Wise Kansas
14 Daylon Mack Texas A&M
15 Terry Beckner Missouri
16 Kingsley Keke Texas A&M
17 Khalen Saunders Western Illinois
18 Dontavius Russell Auburn
19 Ricky Walker Virginia Tech
20 Demarcus Christmas Florida State


Rank Name School
1 Nick Bosa Ohio State
2 Josh Allen Kentucky
3 Brian Burns Florida State
4 Clelin Ferrell Clemson
5 Jachai Polite Florida
6 Montez Sweat Mississippi State
7 Anthony Nelson Iowa
8 Christian Miller Alabama
9 D'Andre Walker Georgia
10 Chase Winovich Michigan
11 Oshane Ximines Old Dominion
12 Jaylon Ferguson Louisiana Tech
13 Zach Allen Boston College
14 Joe Jackson Miami
15 John Cominsky Charleston
16 Wyatt Ray Boston College
17 Jalen Jelks Oregon
18 Ben Banogu TCU
19 Austin Bryant Clemson
20 Maxx Crosby Eastern Michigan


Rank Name School
1 Devin White LSU
2 Mack Wilson Alabama
3 Devin Bush Michigan
4 Joe Giles-Harris Duke
5 Vosean Joseph Florida
6 Bobby Okereke Stanford
7 Terrill Hanks New Mexico State
8 Te'Von Coney Notre Dame
9 Germaine Pratt NC State
10 T.J. Edwards Wisconsin
11 Ben Burr-Kirven Washington
12 Tre Lamar Clemson
13 Sione Takitaki BYU
14 David Long West Virginia
15 Drue Tranquill Notre Dame
16 Khalil Hodge Buffalo
17 Kendall Joseph Clemson
18 Dakota Allen Texas Tech
19 Gary Johnson Texas
20 B.J. Blunt McNeese State

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Rank Name School
1 Byron Murphy Washington
2 DeAndre Baker Georgia
3 Greedy Williams LSU
4 Amani Oruwariye Penn State
5 Julian Love Notre Dame
6 Rock Ya-Sin Temple
7 Lonnie Johnson Kentucky
8 Joejuan Williams Vanderbilt
9 Trayvon Mullen Clemson
10 Isaiah Johnson Houston
11 Kendall Sheffield Ohio State
12 Michael Jackson Miami
13 David Long Michigan
14 Kris Boyd Texas
15 Saivion Smith Alabama
16 Sean Bunting Central Michigan
17 Iman Marshall USC
18 Montre Hartage Northwestern
19 Jamal Peters Mississippi State
20 Derrick Baity Kentucky


Rank Name School
1 Nasir Adderley Delaware
2 Deionte Thompson Alabama
3 Juan Thornhill Virginia
4 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Florida
5 Amani Hooker Iowa
6 Taylor Rapp Washington
7 Jaquan Johnson Miami
8 Marquise Blair Utah
9 Johnathan Abram Mississippi State
10 Darnell Savage Jr. Maryland
11 Ugo Amadi Oregon
12 Mike Edwards Kentucky
13 Sheldrick Redwine Miami
14 Mike Bell Fresno State
15 Will Harris Boston College
16 Lukas Denis Boston College
17 Evan Worthington Colorado
18 Darius West Kentucky
19 Delvon Randall Temple
20 Marvel Tell USC

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