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2021 NFL Draft: Preseason position rankings

With the 2020 college football season mere weeks from kickoff, PFF lead draft analyst Mike Renner has been revealing his preseason 2021 NFL Draft rankings for every position group. Check below for a comprehensive list of every preseason ranking.

OFFENSE

Jan 13, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) in the College Football Playoff national championship game against the LSU Tigers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback

1. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
2. Justin Fields, Ohio State
3. Trey Lance, North Dakota State
4. Brock Purdy, Iowa State
5. Jamie Newman, Georgia
6. Sam Ehlinger, Texas
7. Kyle Trask, Florida
8. Shane Buechele, SMU

Running Back

1. Travis Etienne, Clemson
2. Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
4. Najee Harris, Alabama
5. Zamir White, Georgia
6. Journey Brown, Penn State
7. Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis
8. Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
9. Max Borghi, Washington State
10. Demetric Felton, UCLA

Wide Receiver

1. Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
2. Rondale Moore, Purdue
3. Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
4. Rashod Bateman, Minnesota
5. Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC
6. DeVonta Smith, Alabama
7. Tutu Atwell, Louisville
8. Chris Olave, Ohio State
9. Tamorrion Terry, Florida State
10. Sage Surratt, Wake Forest

Offensive Tackle

1. Penei Sewell, Oregon
2. Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
3. Walker Little, Stanford
4. Sam Cosmi, Texas
5. Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame
6. Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
7. Abraham Lucas, Washington State
8. Daniel Faalele, Minnesota

Interior Offensive Line

1. Wyatt Davis, Ohio State
2. Trey Smith, Tennessee
3. Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa
4. Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC
5. Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma
6. Ben Cleveland, Georgia
7. Josh Myers, Ohio State
8. Zion Johnson, Boston College

DEFENSE

Nov 9, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Micah Parsons (11) celebrates after sacking the Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan (not pictured) in the second half at TCF Bank Stadium. Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Interior Defensive Line

1. Marvin Wilson, Florida State
2. Christian Barmore, Alabama
3. Levi Onwuzurike, Washington
4. Cory Durden, Florida State
5. Alim McNeill, North Carolina State
6. Tyler Shelvin, LSU
7. Malik Herring, Georgia
8. Darius Stills, West Virginia
9. Jordan Davis, Georgia
10. Jaylen Twyman, Pittsburgh

Edge Defender

1. Greg Rousseau, Miami (FL)
2. Carlos Basham Jr., Wake Forest
3. Chris Rumph II, Duke
4. Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
5. Xavier Thomas, Clemson
6. Kwity Paye, Michigan
7. Quincy Roche, Miami (FL)
8. Jayson Oweh, Penn State
9. Tyreke Smith, Ohio State
10. Joshua Kaindoh, Florida State

Linebacker

1. Micah Parsons, Penn State
2. Nick Bolton, Mississippi
3. Dylan Moses, Alabama
4. Chazz Surratt, North Carolina
5. Jack Sanborn, Wisconsin
6. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
7. Jabril Cox, LSU
8. K.J. Britt, Auburn

Cornerback

1. Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
2. Shaun Wade, Ohio State
3. Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
4. Asante Samuel, Jr., Florida State
5. T.J. Carter, Memphis
6. Elijah Molden, Washington
7. Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
8. Eric Stokes, Georgia

Safety

1. Ar’Darius Washington, TCU
2. Jevon Holland, Oregon
3. Andre Cisco, Syracuse
4. Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State
5. Trevon Moehrig, TCU
6. Caden Sterns, Texas
7. Reed Blankenship, Middle Tennessee State
8. Paris Ford, Pittsburgh

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