Preseason Top 10 Prospects at Each Position: Defense

The first game of the 2019 College Football season is one week from tomorrow, which means we’ve almost made it. On Tuesday of this week, I released the first part of a two-part series ranking the top 10 prospects for the 2020 NFL Draft with the offensive positions. This article ranks the defensive positions where they stand in the preseason. As usual, this list is more of a watch-list of prospects and the rankings will be very fluid over the next 8 months.

EDGE:

1) Chase Young, Ohio State

2) A.J. Epenesa, Iowa

3) K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU

4) Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State

5) Kenny Willekes, Michigan State

6) Anfernee Jennings, Alabama

7) Terrell Lewis, Alabama

8) Nick Coe, Auburn

9) Curtis Weaver, Boise State

10) Julian Okwara, Notre Dame

Defensive Linemen:

1) Derrick Brown, Auburn

2) Raekwon Davis, Alabama

3) Rashard Lawrence, LSU

4) Jabari Zuniga, Florida

5) LaBryan Ray, Alabama

6) Tyler Clark, Georgia

7) Marvin Wilson, Florida State

8) Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M

9) Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

10) Mustafa Johnson, Colorado

Linebackers:

1) Dylan Moses, Alabama

2) Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

3) Michael Divinity Jr., LSU

4) Jacob Phillips, LSU

5) Shaquille Quarterman, Miami

6) Troy Dye, Oregon

7) Michael Pinckney, Miami

8) Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

9) Malik Harrison, Ohio State

10) Paddy Fisher, Northwestern

Cornerbacks:

1) Jeffrey Okudah, Ohio State

2) Kristian Fulton, LSU

3) C.J. Henderson, Florida

4) Trevon Diggs, Alabama

5) Bryce Hall, Virginia

6) Paulson Adebo, Stanford

7) Lavert Hill, Michigan

8) A.J. Terrell, Clemson

9) Jaylon Johnson, Utah

10) Mike Hampton, USF

Safeties:

1) Grant Delpit, LSU

2) Xavier McKinney, Alabama

3) Richard LeCounte, Georgia

4) J.R. Reed, Georgia

5) Brandon Jones, Texas

6) Jordan Fuller, Ohio State

7) Julian Blackmon, Utah

8) David Dowell, Michigan State

9) Richie Grant, UCF

10) Reggie Floyd, Virginia Tech

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