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Todd McShay's tier rankings for 2018 NFL draft

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McShay: Sam Darnold is most complete QB in draft (0:45)

Todd McShay acknowledges that Sam Darnold has some holes in his game, but says the former USC star has the intangibles and clutch factor to go No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Browns. (0:45)

As the 2018 NFL draft nears, it's time to run through our draft tier rankings, which use our grades to separate prospects into different groups. This is helpful when comparing players who are close to each other in the rankings. It also helps in predicting where players will come off the board during the first three rounds of the draft.

Here are our draft tiers for 2018, covering every prospect with a first-, second- or third-round grade. (I've put each player's grade in parentheses next to his name.) I have 108 total prospects here:


Tier 1

Elite prospects. Should be Day 1 starters and project as perennial All Pro players.

2018: three players | 2017 (at this point in the process): one player