Three Tigers listed in Mayock's NFL draft position rankings


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NFL Network's Mike Mayock released his first position-by-position rankings for the NFL draft this week.

Mayock's top 5 edge rushers were Joey Bosa, Noah Spence, Shaq Lawson, Leonard Floyd and Kevin Dodd.

Lawson finished the season with 86 tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss (led the nation), 12.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hurries while Dodd had 62 tackles, 12 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss (second in the nation behind Lawson).

Mayock's top 5 cornerbacks listed were Jalen Ramsey, Vernon Hargreaves, Mackensie Alexander, Eli Apple and Cyrus Jones.

The Tigers with Alexander were the number two defense in the country in passes completed this past season holding opponents to 47.6 completion percentage. In 638 snaps this season, QBs completed 11 passes vs. Alexander.

Former Clemson safeties Jayron Kearse and T.J. Green were not listed in the Top 5 safeties for the upcoming NFL draft.

Mayock selected Karl Joseph, Vonn Bell, Darien Thompson, Miles Killebrew and Jeremy Cash for his top 5 safeties.

The NFL Scouting Combine will be held Feb. 23 through Feb. 29th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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