NFL Draft: Paul Conner's updated defensive rankings

Breaking Burgundy Film Analyst Paul Conner updates his NFL draft rankings on defense after the combine and pro days.

Ranking players for the NFL Draft is always a fluid situation. Team personnel stand in front of a board like Tom Cruise in Minority Report and move players around as more film is reviewed, interviews are conducted, and workouts are observed. Earlier this week, I posted my updated offensive rankings. If you missed it, you can find them HERE. Here is a look at my updated defensive rankings.

3-4 Defensive End

1. DeForest Buckner - Oregon

2. Sheldon Rankins - Louisville

3. Chris Jones - Mississippi State

4. Robert Nkemdiche - Ole Miss

5. Jonathan Bullard - Florida

6. A'Shawn Robinson - Alabama

7. Hassan Ridgeway - Texas

8. Willie Henry - Michigan

9. Maliek Collins - Nebraska

10. Sheldon Day - Notre Dame

3-4 Nose Tackle

1. Vernon Butler - LA Tech

2. Andrew Billings - Baylor

3. Kenny Clark - UCLA

4. Jarran Reed - Alabama

5. Austin Johnson - Penn State

6. D.J. Reader - Clemson

7. Nile Lawrence-Stample - Florida State

8. Vincent Valentine - Nebraska

9. Antwaun Woods - USC

10. Chris Mayes - Georgia

3-4 Outside Linebacker (EDGE)

1. Joey Bosa - Ohio State

2. Kevin Dodd - Clemson

3. Shaquille Lawson - Clemson

4. Noah Spence - Eastern Kentucky

5. Emmanuel Ogbah - Oklahoma State

6. Leonard Floyd - Georgia

7. Shilique Calhoun - Michigan State

8. Kamalei Correa - Boise State

9. Yannick Ngakoue - Maryland

10. Jordan Jenkins - Georgia

Inside Linebacker

1. Myles Jack - UCLA

2. Reggie Ragland - Alabama

3. Jaylon Smith - Notre Dame

4. Darron Lee - Ohio State

5. Deion Jones - LSU

6. Su'a Cravens - USC

7. Jatavis Brown - Akron

8. Elandon Roberts - Houston

9. Antonio Morrison - Florida

10. B.J. Goodson - Clemson

Cornerback

1. Jalen Ramsey - Florida State

2. Vernon Hargreaves III - Florida

3. Mackensie Alexander - Clemson

4. William Jackson III - Houston

5. Eli Apple - Ohio State

6. Kendall Fuller - Virginia Tech

7. Will Redmond - Mississippi State

8. D.J. White - Georgia Tech

9. Artie Burns - Miami

10. Keivarae Russell - Notre Dame

Safety

1. Karl Joseph - West Virginia

2. Keanu Neal - Florida

3. Jeremy Cash - Duke

4. Kevin Byard - Middle Tennessee State

5. T.J. Green - Clemson

6. Darian Thompson - Boise State

7. Vonn Bell - Ohio State

8. Justin Simmons - Boston College

9. Miles Killebrew - Southern Utah

10. DeAndre Houston-Carson - William & Mary

Paul Conner is the Film Analyst and Draft Evaluator at Breaking Burgundy. You can follow him on Twitter @P_ConnerJr

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