Updated! Mike Mayock's top draft prospects

Posted Mar 21, 2017

NFL Draft Expert Mike Mayock releases his latest prospect rankings: 

With both the Senior Bowl and 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in the rearview mirror, draft boards and prospect rankings are beginning to solidify prior to next month’s NFL Draft.

Few people in NFL circles are as busy this time of year as NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, a former Boston College defensive back who played two seasons with the Giants from 1982-83. Last month, Mayock unveiled the first of his position-by-position rankings for the 2017 NFL Draft. On Tuesday, Mayock released his updated rankings, where he lists the top five at each position.


There has not been a ton of movement, but there are some notable changes, especially at running back, edge rusher and cornerback.

“I think it’s one of the best defensive drafts I’ve ever seen,” Mayock said. “I think the defensive edge rusher, whether it’s 4-3 or 3-4. Then as far as the corner situation is concerned, this is a great corner class. If you don’t get one in the first round, you can come back in the second or third round and really help yourself.  I think this is a year where we’re looking at two safeties that are certainly Top 10 picks, and maybe even Top 5, and looking at the best talent in the draft, the Texas A&M edge (Myles Garrett) and the Alabama defensive tackle (Jonathan Allen) to me are probably one and two.”

The 2017 NFL Draft takes place April 27-29 in Philadelphia. The Giants hold the 23rd overall pick in the first round.