I will be attending the NFL combine next week in Indianapolis. After searching several NFL data bases on the upcoming NFL draft, here is a list of the top 50 players in the draft. This isn’t a mock draft of any sorts, just what the experts say as the best of the best. Josh Allen of Wyoming isn’t on the list despite many mock drafts having him as the top overall selection.

 

  1. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

 

  1. Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame

 

  1. Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State

 

  1. Tremaine Edmunds, OLB, Virginia Tech

 

  1. Bill Price, C, Ohio State

 

  1. Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma

 

  1. Vita Vea, DT, Washington

 

  1. Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

 

  1. Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama

 

  1. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

 

  1. Derwin James, S, Florida State

 

  1. Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

 

  1. Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama

 

  1. Connor Williams, OT, Texas

 

  1. Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh

 

  1. Ronald Jones, RB, USC

 

  1. Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama

 

  1. Will Hernandez, G, UTEP

 

  1. Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia

 

  1. Sony Michel, RB, Georgia

 

  1. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

 

  1. Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa

 

  1. Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

 

  1. Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn

 

  1. Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

 

  1. Braden Smith, G, Auburn

 

  1. Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

 

  1. Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA

 

  1. James Daniels, C, Iowa

 

  1. Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State

 

  1. Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado

 

  1. Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA

 

  1. Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

 

  1. Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon

 

  1. Jeff Holland, DE, Auburn

 

  1. Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

 

  1. Taven Bryan, DT, Florida

 

  1. Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech

 

  1. Harold Landry, DE, Boston College

 

  1. Malik Jefferson, OLB, Texas

 

  1. Skai Moore, OLB, South Carolina

 

  1. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, LB/DE, Oklahoma

 

  1. Donte Jackson, CB, LSU

 

  1. Mark Walton, RB, Miami (Fla.)

 

  1. Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

 

  1. Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State

 

  1. Mike Hughes, CB, UCF

 

  1. DJ Moore, WR, Maryland

 

  1. Kemoko Turay, DE, Rutgers

 

  1. Isaac Yiadom, CB, Boston College

 

  1. Christian Campbell, CB, Penn State