It is time to take a look at the 2018 NFL Draft. Yes, really.
The 2017 NFL Draft wrapped up yesterday, officially ending draft season. But the obsession with the NFL Draft never stops.
While we are almost a year away from the 2018 NFL Draft, it is never too early to look at who are the top players in the class.
Here are the top 10 prospects in next year's NFL Draft. Note: we're projecting a few of these guys to leave school early.
10. CB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
A versatile corner who can also contribute on specials, Fitzpatrick should be the first Alabama player off the board in 2018.
9. DE Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State
You can argue for Lewis' defensive linemate Sam Hubbard here as well. Both players will anchor what should be a fearsome Buckeye defensive front four.
8. DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson
Wilkins is known by fans for his dancing following Clemson's national title win, and his combination of size and athleticism make him a force in the trenches.
7. OL Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
NFL teams are always searching for franchise left tackles, and McGlinchey projects as a pretty safe pick in that regard.
6. QB Josh Allen, Wyoming
Don't be fooled by Allen's lack of Power Five experience. Scouts and NFL teams love him, and he should be off the board early in 2018.
5. RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State
Barkley and LSU's Derrius Guice lead the charge of collegiate running backs for next year. Barkley's combo of size and speed is rare.
4. DB Derwin James, Florida State
James missed most of this season with an injury, but his talent is immense. He'll be picked early like former Florida State stud Jalen Ramsey was in 2015.
3. QB Josh Rosen, UCLA
"The Rosen One" has been targeted as a potential No. 1 pick since he was in high school. He probably won't go No. 1 overall, but he won't wait much longer to hear his name called.
2. DE Arden Key, LSU
The modern NFL is all about passers and pass rushers, and Key is the best the NCAA has to offer in the latter category.
1. QB Sam Darnold, USC
Darnold broke out as a star after taking over as USC's starting quarterback early in the 2016 season. He's the favorite for the Heisman Trophy and No. 1 overall pick.
Pretty good group, no?