Mel Kiper's top 2016 NFL draft prospects at every position

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With the 2015 college football season nearly here, Mel Kiper turns his attention to the 2016 draft. Below, he separates the top prospects by position.

Here are the top 10 at each position split between seniors and underclassmen. Click on each position for the full list.



Connor Cook and Jared Goff lead the way among seniors and underclassmen.

Running back, fullback

Ezekiel Elliott is the early clubhouse leader among running back prospects for 2016.

Wide receiver

A healthy Laquon Treadwell of Ole Miss is currently the top WR prospect.

Tight end

Nick Vannett (Ohio State) and Evan Engram (Ole Miss) are two of the top names to watch.

Offensive line

Laremy Tunsil and Ronnie Stanley are two of the top names to know.


Defensive end

Joey Bosa of Ohio State is the No. 1 overall player in the class and leads the defensive ends.

Defensive tackle

Robert Nkemdiche and A'Shawn Robinson lead the DT class, which is packed with SEC talent.


Darron Lee and Jaylon Smith are two linebackers who could go inside or outside.


The Miami-Florida State rivalry takes a spin into the realm of cornerbacks at the top of the rankings.


The top talent is in the junior class, with the likes of Tony Conner and Su'a Cravens.