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2015 NFL Draft: Defensive Player Rankings

by DJ Boyer on Sep. 16, 2014

DJ's providing his 2015 NFL Draft Player Rankings by positions. Offense was last week and this week is Defense and Special Teams. You can see the position by position release in DraftSite's blog.

* Underclassman

 

Defense:

Defensive Ends Rankings

1. *Shilique Calhoun Michigan State 6-4 255
2. *Dante Fowler Jr. Florida 6-3 265
3. *Randy Gregory Nebraska 6-5 250
4. Trey Flowers Arkansas 6-3 260
5. *Shawn Oakman Baylor 6-8 280
6. Cedric Reed Texas 6-5 265
7. Alvin Dupree Kentucky 6-3 255
8. *Mario Edwards Jr. Florida State 6-3 285
9. Hau’oli Kikaha Washington 6-3 255
10. Corey Crawford Clemson 6-4 270
11. Markus Golden Missouri 6-3 260
12. ZaDarius Smith Kentucky 6-5 250
13. C.J. Olaniyan Penn State 6-3 245
14. Henry Anderson Stanford 6-5 290
15. Marcus Rush Michigan State 6-2 250
16. Zach Wagenmann Montana 6-3 255
17. Frank Clark Michigan 6-2 275
18. Anthony Chickillo Miami 6-3 270
19. Lynden Trail Norfolk State 6-6 260
20. Brock Hekking Nevada 6-4 255

 

Defensive Tackle Rankings

1. *Leonard Williams USC 6-4 305
2. *Ellis McCarthy UCLA 6-3 330
3. *Christian Covington Rice 6-2 295
4. Michael Bennett Ohio State 6-3 285
5. Carl Davis Iowa 6-4 315
6. *Antwaun Woods USC 6-1 325
7. Luther Maddy Virginia Tech 6-1 300
8. Danny Shelton Washington 6-1 325
9. Grady Jarrett Clemson 6-1 295
10. Tyeler Davison Fresno State 6-3 310
11. Arik Armstead Oregon 6-7 300
12. Leon Orr Florida 6-4 305
13. *Malcom Brown Texas 6-3 325
14. Travis Raciti San Jose State 6-4 295
15. Darius Kilgo Maryland 6-2 315
16. Derreck Lott Tennessee-Chattanooga 6-3 310
17. Gabe Wright Auburn 6-2 295
18. Thomas Teal NC State 6-1 305
19. Chucky Hunter TCU 6-1 295
20. Charles Tuaau Texas A&M-Commerce 6-3 315

 

Outside Linebacker Rankings

1. Vic Beasley Clemson 6-2 235
2. *Benardrick McKinney Mississippi State 6-5 235
3. *Shaq Thompson Washington 6-2 230
4. *Noah Spence Ohio State 6-3 255
5. *Jordan Jenkins Georgia 6-2 245
6. *Tyler Matakevich Temple 6-1 230
7. *Kyler Fackrell Utah State 6-4 245
8. Zach Hodges Harvard 6-2 235
9. C.J. Johnson Mississippi 6-2 240
10. *Eli Harold Virginia 6-4 235
11. *Terrance Smith Florida State 6-2 230
12. Jake Ryan Michigan 6-3 235
13. Tony Washington Oregon 6-3 245
14. Norkeithus Otis North Carolina 6-1 240
15. Stephon Sanders SMU 6-3 250
16. Derrick Malone Oregon 6-2 220
17. Michael Orakpo Texas State 6-1 230
18. Junior Sylvestre Toledo 6-0 225
19. Reshard Cliett South Florida 6-2 225
20. Jordan Hicks Texas 6-2 235

 

Inside Linebacker Rankings

1. Denzel Perryman Miami 6-0 240
2. A.J. Johnson Tennessee 6-2 240
3. Hayes Pullard USC 6-1 235
4. Ramik Wilson Georgia 6-2 235
5. *Reggie Ragland Alabama 6-2 260
6. *Darryl Monroe Washington State 6-1 235
7. Eric Kendricks UCLA 6-0 230
8. *Kris Frost Auburn 6-2 240
9. Trey DePriest Alabama 6-2 245
10. A.J. Tarpley Stanford 6-2 240
11. Taiwan Jones Michigan State 6-2 250
12. Amarlo Herrera Georgia 6-2 245
13. Xzavier Dickson Alabama 6-2 265
14. James Vaughters Stanford 6-2 245
15. Ben Heeney Kansas 6-0 235

 

Cornerbacks Rankings

1. *P.J. Williams Florida State 5-11 195
2. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Oregon 5-10 190
3. *Jalen Collins LSU 6-0 190
4. *Trae Waynes Michigan State 6-1 185
5. *Marcus Peters Washington 5-11 195
6. *KeiVarae Russell Notre Dame 5-11 190
7. Byron Jones Connecticut 6-1 195
8. *Ronald Darby Florida State 5-11 195
9. *Alex Carter Stanford 6-0 195
10. Doran Grant Ohio State 5-11 195
11. Wayne Lyons Stanford 6-1 195
12. Josh Shaw USC 6-0 200
13. *Lorenzo Doss Tulane 5-10 175
14. Quandre Diggs Texas 5-10 200
15. *Charles Gaines Louisville 5-10 180
16. Ladarius Gunter Miami 6-1 200
17. Kevin White TCU 5-10 180
18. Demetrious Nicholson Virginia 5-11 185
19. Deshazor Everett Texas A&M 6-0 185
20. Bryce Callahan Rice 5-10 185

 

Safety Rankings

1. *Landon Collins Alabama 6-0 215
2. Derron Smith Fresno State 5-11 200
3. Kurtis Drummond Michigan State 6-1 205
4. Anthony Harris Virginia 6-1 190
5. Jordan Richards Stanford 5-11 210
6. *Jeremy Cash Duke 6-1 210
7. Ibraheim Campbell Northwestern 5-10 210
8. Daniel Fitzpatrick Tennessee State 6-1 190
9. *Durrell Eskridge Syracuse 6-1 210
10. *Deon Bush Miami 6-1 205
11. Brison Williams South Carolina 5-11 220
12. Dechane Durante Northern Illinois 6-1 200
13. Therezie Robeson Auburn 5-9 210
14. Jermaine Whitehead Auburn 5-10 210
15. Cody Prewitt Ole Miss 6-2 220
16. Ronald Martin LSU 6-1 200
17. Dean Marlowe James Madison 6-1 205
18. Tevin McDonald Eastern Washington 5-11 195
19. Ray Vinopal Pittsburgh 5-9 205
20. Kyshoen Jarrett Virginia Tech 5-11 200

 

Special Teams:

Kicker Rankings

1. Michael Hunnicutt Oklahoma 6-0 175
2. Jeremiah Detmer Toledo 5-8 165
3. Jared Roberts Colorado State 6-1 210
4. Ty Long UAB 6-2 180
5. Shawn Moffitt Central Florida 5-11 180

Punter Rankings

1. Spencer Roth Baylor 6-3 220
2. Mike Sadler Michigan State 6-0 185
3. Kyle Loomis Portland State 6-2 215
4. Will Hagerup Michigan 6-4 230
5. Trevor Pardula Kansas 6-5 210