DRAFT GUIDE: Position Rankings (Top 5)

Photo Credit: Mark Zerof (USA Today Sports)

Make sure to browse the entire Zone Coverage Draft Guide.

TOP 40 PLAYERS
VIKINGS NEEDS
VIKINGS TARGETS
VIKINGS DRAFT TRENDS
ARIF HASAN’S CONSENSUS BOARD

Welcome to the Zone Coverage position rankings, as agreed upon by the staff.

Check out our top five players in each category and watch the video explaining our logic behind the choices. Then click through the players to see their individual player pages with highlights, breakdowns, bios and analytics.

QUARTERBACK

 

[wpvideo w2wWovzJ]
1. Josh Rosen, UCLA
2. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
3. Lamar Jackson, Louisville
4. Sam Darnold, USC
5. Josh Allen, Wyoming

 

RUNNING BACK

 

[wpvideo 2sMG1a0k]
1. Saquon Barkley, Penn State
2. Derrius Guice, LSU
3. Sony Michel, Georgia
4. Ronald Jones, USC
5. Nick Chubb, Georgia

 

WIDE RECEIVER

 

[wpvideo 9etn4FHc]
1. Calvin Ridley, Alabama
2. Courtland Sutton, SMU
3. D.J. Moore, Maryland
4. James Washington, Oklahoma State
5. Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

 

TIGHT END

 

[wpvideo 3I2tWzbD]
1. Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State
2. Mike Gesicki, Penn State
3. Mark Andrews, Oklahoma
4. Hayden Hurst, Virginia Tech
5. Durham Smythe, Notre Dame

 

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

 

[wpvideo ZSFwd1SD]
1. Connor Williams, Texas
2. Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
3. Orlando Brown, Oklahoma
4. Tyrell Crosby, Oregon
5. Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh

 

INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

 

[wpvideo dxTgDTyS]
1. Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
2. Isaiah Wynn, Georgia
3. Billy Price, Ohio State
4. Will Hernandez, UTEP
5. James Daniels, Iowa

 

EDGE RUSHER

 

[wpvideo omO9gxFN]
1. Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State
2. Harold Landry, Boston College
3. Marcus Davenport, UTSA
4. Arden Key, LSU
5. Lorenzo Carter, Georgia

 

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

 

[wpvideo GxjMpZaS]
1. Vita Vea, Washington
2. Maurice Hurst Jr., Michigan
3. Taven Bryan, Florida
4. Harrison Phillips, Stanford
5. Nathan Shepherd, Fort Hays State

 

OFF-THE-BALL LINEBACKER

 

[wpvideo r0oJA0WP]
1. Roquan Smith, Georgia
2. Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech
3. Rashaan Evans, Alabama
4. Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State
5. Malik Jefferson, Texas

 

CORNERBACK

 

[wpvideo 6wYwACT6]
1. Denzel Ward, Ohio State
2. Jaire Alexander, Louisville
3. Josh Jackson, Iowa
4. Mike Hughes, Central Florida
5. Isaiah Oliver, Colorado

 

SAFETY

 

[wpvideo YNgPjl09]
1. Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
2. Derwin James, Florida State
3. Ronnie Harrison, Alabama
4. Justin Reid, Stanford
5. Marcus Allen, Penn State

 

Follow the links to enjoy the rest of the Zone Coverage Draft Guide.

TOP 40 PLAYERS
VIKINGS NEEDS
VIKINGS TARGETS
VIKINGS DRAFT TRENDS
ARIF HASAN’S CONSENSUS BOARD

Vikings
Kellen Mond Could Be the Future at QB For the Vikings
By Noah Cierzan - Apr 1, 2021
Green Bay Packers
A Davante Adams-Type WR the Packers Can Get Late in the Draft
By Carter Cox - Mar 30, 2021
Vikings

Jaylen Twyman Could Slip to the Vikings in the Fourth Round

Photo Credit: Mark Zerof (USA Today Sports)

We all know the 2020 Minnesota Vikings weren’t able to manufacture pressure, providing opposing quarterbacks with ample time in the pocket and leaving their secondary out to […]

Continue Reading