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2017 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock’s First Positional Rankings

The NFL Network draft guru has released his top five at each position.

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NFL Network and draft guru Mike Mayock has put together his annual solid list of job applicants sorted into a Top Five at each position.

Like other draft boards and prospect lists, Mayock’s will undoubtedly get updated multiple times before the NFL draft arrives, particularly after the NFL Scouting Combine later this month.

In the meantime, here’s Mayock’s first effort at positional rankings heading into the 2017 NFL Draft. For the purpose of discussion here, let’s talk about Mayock’s rankings at the positions most often speculated as the Texans’ likely targets in the first round.


1. DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame

2. Deshaun Watson, Clemson

3. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina

4. Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech

5. Davis Webb, California

Offensive tackle

1. Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin

2. Garett Bolles, Utah

3. Antonio Garcia, Troy

4. Roderick Johnson, Florida State

T-5. Taylor Moton, Western Michigan

T-5. Jermaine Eluemunor, Texas A&M

Interior OL

1. Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky

2. Cam Robinson, Alabama

3. Dan Feeney, Indiana

4. Ethan Pocic, LSU

5. Dion Dawkins, Temple

Have any insight on the players listed? Assembled your own wish list featuring players on Mayock’s board? Feel someone got left out in the cold and want to give him some love? Let your voice be heard in the comments below.