[UPDATE] 2018 NFL Draft FB Rankings — Top 10

Many people will tell you that the fullback is a dying breed in the NFL but there will always be need for coaches who run a traditional style of offense. After zero fullbacks were taken in the 2015 NFL Draft, there were three fullbacks selected in each of the past two drafts. Half the teams in the league still employ a fullback, so only a handful of jobs become available each season but this year’s draft class features a handful of fullback prospects, led by Jaylen Samuels, the jack knife from North Carolina State, capable of lining up in an array of ways. Below are the top 10 fullback prospects, according to the NFL Draft Bible.



QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C


DT | 3-4 DE | 4-3 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | ST


1 Jaylen Samuels (RB/WR/Hback) North Carolina State 5
2 Dimitri Flowers Oklahoma 7
3 Nick Sharga Temple/Virginia Wesleyen UDFA LINK
4 Austin Ramesh Wisconsin UDFA LINK
5 Drew Van Maanan Wyoming UDFA
6 Khalid Hill Michigan UDFA
7 Nick Bawden San Diego State UDFA
8 Donnie Ernsberger (TE/H-back/DE) Western Michigan UDFA
9 Chriatian Payne Georgia UDFA
10 Chris High (RB) Navy UDFA LINK

Author: Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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