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NDT Scouting Midseason 2017 All-Draft Eligible Team

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NDT Scouting Midseason 2017 All-Draft Eligible Team

At the beginning of the season, the NDT Scouting staff voted on their respective top prospects at each position, forming the 2018 Preseason All-Draft Eligible team.

Midway through the 2017 season, our staff has revisited the All-Draft Eligible team with a fresh eye. Blending our preseason expectations with players’ on field resumes through the first six weeks, NDT Scouting again recognizes the best and brightest in college football.

This team is not necessarily meant to identify consensus top players; rather consider this list a recognition of the players who have met or raised expectations for themselves so far this year.

NDT Scouting Midseason All-Draft Eligible Team

POSITION NAME SCHOOL
QB Josh Rosen UCLA
RB Saquon Barkley* Penn State
RB Bryce Love Stanford
WR Anthony Miller Memphis
WR James Washington Oklahoma State
TE Adam Breneman Massachusetts
OL Quenton Nelson* Notre Dame
OL Orlando Brown Jr* Oklahoma  
OL Will Hernandez UTEP
OL Chukwuma Okorafor Western Michigan
C Frank Ragnow* Arkansas
     
DL Clelin Ferrell Clemson
DL Bradley Chubb* NC State
DL Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Oklahoma
DL Da’Ron Payne Alabama
LB Roquan Smith Georgia
LB Shaun Dion-Hamilton Alabama
LB Josey Jewell Iowa
CB Tarvarus McFadden Florida State
CB Duke Dawson Florida  
SAF Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama
SAF Derwin James Florida State

*Denotes unanimous nominee

The midseason rendition of this exercise features just five of the same players who made the 2018 Preseason All-Draft Eligible team:

  • Florida State Safety Derwin James
  • Alabama Defensive Back Minkah Fitzpatrick
  • Oklahoma Offensive Tackle Orlando Brown Jr.
  • Notre Dame Offensive Guard Quenton Nelson
  • Penn State Running Back Saquon Barkley

Barkley, Nelson and Brown were three of the five unanimous nominees from the NDT Scouting staff, joined by Arkansas Center Frank Ragnow and North Carolina State Defensive End Bradley Chubb.

The list celebrates the rise of number of small school prospects, including UTEP Offensive Guard Will Hernandez, Memphis Wide Receiver Anthony Miller (T2nd in nation with 7 TD receptions) and Massachusetts Tight End Adam Breneman (averaging 100 yards per game).

Kyle Crabbs

Kyle Crabbs is the founder/Director of Scouting of NDT Scouting Services, a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the lead NFL Draft analyst for the FanRag Sports Network.

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