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2017 IDP Pre-Draft Positional Rankings
We’re fast approaching the 2017 NFL Draft, some of us are already drafting in leagues and others are taking on mock drafts to get an idea of where certain players fall. There’s a bunch of talent to fall in love with in this draft, a lot to like and many to be patient on – a handful of off-ball LB’s we hope land in great situations and you’ll notice in my LB ranks I have EDGE listed because those guys will either play OLB or DE on their respective team. I’ll say it again too, this DB class has some serious depth so even if you don’t land Jamal Adams or Budda Baker you’d be able to acquire some solid talent later.
2017 Pre-Draft Linebacker Rankings for IDP:
Thoughts: I would be fine if I landed either of the top 8, big fan of Blair Brown, Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Paul Magloire Jr. Davis is a mean machine BUT at the moment I see him as an early down LB; could possibly bloom into an every down role and thrive. Reddick has been a hot commodity all off-season and with good reasons, can be a teams version of Jamie Collins. Some sleepers to keep an eye on are Duke Riley, Connor Harris and Marquel Lee – especially for big roster leagues. If Rivers lands on a 3/4 team he can have a Suggs like IDP Profile no doubt. Bowser is an intriguing guy and although we saw limited pass rush plays he has the ability to do it but it’s good to know he has no problem dropping back in coverage, would be a solid 4-3 OLB.
2017 Pre-Draft DL Rankings for IDP:
Thoughts: Although nobody here trumps Joey Bosa, there are some solid pieces to add to your roster. There may not be a bunch of names on this list come draft day IF they get the LB tag, so just keep that in mind. Think Jonathan Allen will be a Leonard Williams type IDP, pile on the tackles. Barnett is best suited as a 4/3 DE and would look nice in Carolina or Dallas. Brantley is a beast at the DT spot, can create havoc from the interior and get after the QB. Basham is a late riser for me after finally being able to watch him; quick off the snap. Mathis, Walker and Smoot are solid sleepers to keep on your radar and don’t be surprised if they rise once the draft ends. Hendrickson is an underrated pass rusher.
2017 Pre-Draft DB Rankings for IDP:
Thoughts: as usual, the safeties are in the top half here, lot of potential here. Hooker can be Weddle or can be Earl Thomas – IDP profile wise. Thompson is flying under the radar at the moment, can pretty much do it all safety. Peppers is the wildcard, I think he needs to be schemed properly. Rayshawn reminds me of Deone Bucannon but that doesn’t mean I expect him to turn into a linebacker but more so the player himself, hard hitter. You don’t see Tre’Davious up there but in IDP world he may not be that valuable, solid corner but doesn’t contribute in the run so tackles could be minimal. Lorenzo Jerome is intriguing and I’m late to the party, can play in the box or drop back into coverage, able to return kicks too so keep that in mind if you’re in a return yardage league. He reminds me of Kurt Coleman, is a ballhawk too.
I will be posting an overall IDP Rookie Rankings once the draft is done, but these positional rankings should help you some and give you an idea.