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Dynasty Cornerstone Rankings present both the best young dynasty NFL players from the previous two NFL rookie draft classes, along with the players who we anticipate will declare in the next NFL rookie draft class. This offers a unique comparison and insight into the relative value of young stars and upcoming rookie draft picks. Read more about Cornerstone Rankings.

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Rank Name Pos Team Age Height Weight DrYear Eligible 11/20 Bruce M 11/16 Kyle H 11/18 Ryan M 10/27 Travis M AVG
1 Ezekiel Elliott RB Cowboys 226'0" 225 2016 21121.50
2 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State 205'11" 215 - 201814242.75
3 Corey Davis WR Titans 226'3" 209 2017 43533.75
4 Michael Thomas WR Saints 246'3" 212 2016 -115315.00
5 Leonard Fournette RB Jaguars 226'0" 228 2017 122476.25
6 Kareem Hunt RB Chiefs 225'11" 216 2017 566127.25
7 Derrius Guice RB LSU 205'11" 215 - 2018381388.00
8 Dalvin Cook RB Vikings 225'10" 210 2017 97798.00
9 Joe Mixon RB Bengals 216'1" 226 2017 109968.50
10 Christian McCaffrey RB Panthers 215'11" 202 2017 61010109.00
11 Tyreek Hill WR Chiefs 235'10" 185 2016 -1713111113.00
12 Courtland Sutton WR SMU 226'4" 215 - 2018717161413.50
13 Alvin Kamara RB Saints 215'10" 214 2017 191181814.00
14 Evan Engram TE Giants 236'3" 234 2017 1312141714.00
15 Derrick Henry RB Titans 236'3" 247 2016 -1615151515.25
16 Jordan Howard RB Bears 236'0" 222 2016 -341617518.00
17 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR Steelers 206'1" 215 2017 -2014123019.00
18 Nick Chubb RB Georgia 215'11" 213 - 2018831261319.50
19 Corey Coleman WR Browns 235'11" 185 2016 -2419271621.50
20 David Njoku TE Browns 216'4" 246 2017 2120282022.25
21 James Washington WR Oklahoma State 216'0" 205 - 20181427252322.25
22 Hunter Henry TE Chargers 226'5" 250 2016 -2529291925.50
23 Dak Prescott QB Cowboys 246'2" 238 2016 -3824182426.00
24 Will Fuller WR Texans 236'0" 180 2016 -2322233826.50
25 O.J. Howard TE Buccaneers 236'6" 251 2017 -2230352127.00
26 Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame 216'5" 204 - 20181548212727.75
27 Sterling Shepard WR Giants 245'10" 194 2016 -3033242628.25
28 Deshaun Watson QB Texans 226'2" 221 2017 2823204930.00
29 Ronald Jones II RB USC 206'1" 195 - 20183218502230.50
30 Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 226'1" 188 - 20183326383232.25
31 Auden Tate WR Florida State 206'4" 209 - 20182640303432.50
32 Kalen Ballage RB Arizona State 216'2" 227 - 18313333.25
33 Josh Doctson WR Redskins 246'2" 206 2016 -4028433135.50
34 Carson Wentz QB Eagles 246'5" 237 2016 -48251935.75
35 Mike Williams WR Chargers 236'4" 218 2017 212236.25
36 Kenny Golladay WR Lions 246'4" 213 2017 -4736372536.25
37 John Ross WR Bengals 215'11" 188 2017 27412937.00
38 Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M 215'11" 200 - 201836333538.75
39 Marlon Mack RB Colts 215'11" 213 2017 38402839.25
40 Deon  Cain WR Clemson 216'1" 210 - 20184450323640.50
41 Bryce Love RB Stanford 205'10" 187 - 201835344741.75
42 Curtis Samuel WR Panthers 215'11" 196 2017 -41393742.00
43 Chris Godwin WR Buccaneers 216'1" 209 2017 -4539424542.75
44 Zay Jones WR Bills 226'2" 201 2017 -3945483942.75
45 Cooper Kupp WR Rams 246'2" 198 2017 373443.25
46 C.J. Prosise RB Seahawks 236'1" 220 2016 -294243.25
47 Taywan Taylor WR Titans 225'11" 198 2017 43443643.50
48 Akrum Wadley RB Iowa 225'11" 191 - 20183146.00
49 Richie James WR Middle Tennessee State 225'9" 180 - 2018414146.00
50 Rashaad Penny RB San Diego State 215'11" 220 - 3246.25
51 Aaron Jones RB Packers 225'9" 205 2017 3547.00
52 Austin Hooper TE Falcons 236'3" 254 2016 -3747.50
53 LJ  Scott RB Michigan State 216'1" 230 - 2018424747.75
54 D'Onta Foreman RB Texans 216'1" 249 2017 43494847.75
55 Bo Scarbrough RB Alabama 236'2" 234 - 20184048.25
56 Tarik Cohen RB Bears 225'6" 179 2017 494248.25
57 Damien Harris RB Alabama 205'11" 214 - 2018474648.75
58 Myles Gaskin RB Washington 205'9" 192 - 20184349.00
59 Samaje Perine RB Redskins 225'11" 233 2017 4449.25
60 Allen Lazard WR Iowa State 216'5" 223 - 20184449.25
61 Laquon Treadwell WR Vikings 226'2" 215 2016 -504549.25
62 Josh Adams RB Notre Dame 216'2" 220 - 20184649.75
63 Royce Freeman RB Oregon 216'0" 230 - 20184649.75
64 Sam Darnold QB USC 206'4" 225 - 20184649.75
65 Michael Gallup WR Colorado State 216'1" 195 - 20184950.50
66 Patrick Mahomes QB Chiefs 220'0" 0 2017 5050.75

Bruce Matson - Cornerstone Rankings Top 50 - Last updated: 11/20

Rank Avg Tier Name Team Age Comments
1 2.751 Saquon Barkley Penn State 20 -
2 1.501 Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys 22 Elliott is an incredible prospect who is running behind the best offensive line in the history of football.
3 8.001 Derrius Guice LSU 20 -
4 3.751 Corey Davis Titans 22 -
5 7.251 Kareem Hunt Chiefs 22 -
6 9.001 Christian McCaffrey Panthers 21 -
7 13.501 Courtland Sutton SMU 22 -
8 19.501 Nick Chubb Georgia 21 -
9 8.001 Dalvin Cook Vikings 22 -
10 8.501 Joe Mixon Bengals 21 He's a very talented running back prospect in a very promising situation.
11 5.001 Michael Thomas Saints 24 Thomas is a talented young prospect who is apart of a high volume passing attack.
12 6.251 Leonard Fournette Jaguars 22 -
13 14.001 Evan Engram Giants 23 -
14 22.251 James Washington Oklahoma State 21 -
15 27.751 Equanimeous St. Brown Notre Dame 21 -
16 15.251 Derrick Henry Titans 23 Henry is to good to not eventually take over that backfield.
17 13.001 Tyreek Hill Chiefs 23 I don't think his production is sustainable and there's a good chance he could be a bust in 2017.
18 33.251 Kalen Ballage Arizona State 21 -
19 14.001 Alvin Kamara Saints 21 Should be a PPR dynamo
20 19.001 JuJu Smith-Schuster Steelers 20 -
21 22.251 David Njoku Browns 21 -
22 27.001 O.J. Howard Buccaneers 23 -
23 26.501 Will Fuller Texans 23 -
24 21.501 Corey Coleman Browns 23 -
25 25.501 Hunter Henry Chargers 22 -
26 32.501 Auden Tate Florida State 20 -
27 37.001 John Ross Bengals 21 -
28 30.001 Deshaun Watson Texans 22 -
29 43.251 C.J. Prosise Seahawks 23 PPR specialist with big play potential
30 28.251 Sterling Shepard Giants 24 -
31 46.001 Akrum Wadley Iowa 22 -
32 30.501 Ronald Jones II USC 20 -
33 32.251 Calvin Ridley Alabama 22 -
34 18.001 Jordan Howard Bears 23 From UAB to Chicago He has been productive on every team he has played for.
35 41.751 Bryce Love Stanford 20 -
36 38.751 Christian Kirk Texas A&M 21 -
37 47.501 Austin Hooper Falcons 23 -
38 26.001 Dak Prescott Cowboys 24 -
39 42.751 Zay Jones Bills 22 -
40 35.501 Josh Doctson Redskins 24 He will have the opportunity to be the main play-maker in Washington's offense
41 42.001 Curtis Samuel Panthers 21 -
42 47.751 LJ  Scott Michigan State 21 -
43 43.501 Taywan Taylor Titans 22 -
44 40.501 Deon  Cain Clemson 21 -
45 42.751 Chris Godwin Buccaneers 21 -
46 49.751 Sam Darnold USC 20 -
47 36.251 Kenny Golladay Lions 24 -
48 35.751 Carson Wentz Eagles 24 Wentz might turnout to be one of the leagues elite QBs in a few years
49 48.251 Tarik Cohen Bears 22 -
50 49.251 Laquon Treadwell Vikings 22 Treadwell is only 21 and has tons of potential and talent.

Kyle Holden - Cornerstone Rankings Top 50 - Last updated: 11/16

Rank Avg Tier Name Team Age Comments
1 1.501 Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys 22 Exceptional talent meets great situation. Off-field issues add risk but not enough to bring him down from the top spot.
2 6.251 Leonard Fournette Jaguars 22 Overshadowed by Hunt to start the year, but he has been outstanding.
Tier 2
3 3.752 Corey Davis Titans 22 Rough start to career. Be patient.
4 2.752 Saquon Barkley Penn State 20 Explosive back with exceptional speed, power and vision. One of my favorite RB prospects in a long time.
5 5.002 Michael Thomas Saints 24 Outstanding rookie season in one of the league's top offenses. Let's see what he can do this year as the #1 option.
6 7.252 Kareem Hunt Chiefs 22 Talented lead RB in Reid's offense. Love his situation.
7 8.002 Dalvin Cook Vikings 22 ACL injury is rough, but am expecting a big comeback next year.
8 8.002 Derrius Guice LSU 20 Dynamite talent with speed, power, vision and balance. What more can you ask for?
9 8.502 Joe Mixon Bengals 21 Slow start, buy low.
Tier 3
10 9.003 Christian McCaffrey Panthers 21 A unique combination of running and receiving skills. A tick below the other backs in his class due to uncertainty of his role in the CAR offense.
11 14.003 Alvin Kamara Saints 21 Thriving in his role.
12 14.003 Evan Engram Giants 23 Heavily involved for a rookie TE so far this season.
13 13.003 Tyreek Hill Chiefs 23 The more I see of him the more I believe he can be their WR1.
14 19.003 JuJu Smith-Schuster Steelers 20 Solid production at USC that took a slight dip in 2016. Enters a crowded receiver group, but PIT seems to be able to get the most out of their WRs. Still only 20 years old.
15 15.253 Derrick Henry Titans 23 Physical freak. Probably another year or two until he becomes the lead back in that up and coming TEN offense, but that time is coming.
16 18.003 Jordan Howard Bears 23 Remarkable rookie season in a horrible offense. Cohen is really eating into his production though.
17 13.503 Courtland Sutton SMU 22 Big bodied receiver with loads of potential. Capable of being team's #1 WR. Reminds me of Andre Johnson.
18 30.503 Ronald Jones II USC 20 Exceptional speed and quickness. Pretty thin for a RB though. Not sure he fits the mold of a true NFL RB but he is electric.
19 21.503 Corey Coleman Browns 23 Has speed and quickness, but injuries have slowed his growth early on. Is Kizer the long-term answer at QB?
20 22.253 David Njoku Browns 21 Unbelievable athleticism. If you're willing to be patient, he could end up being the best TE of this group.
21 36.253 Mike Williams Chargers 23 Waiting for him to get on the field and show what he can do.
Tier 4
22 26.504 Will Fuller Texans 23 Starting to come around on him a bit. Let's see what he can do with Watson under center.
23 30.004 Deshaun Watson Texans 22 -
24 26.004 Dak Prescott Cowboys 24 Surprise MVP candidate in his rookie season. So poised. Would like to see him throw downfield more.
25 35.754 Carson Wentz Eagles 24 Big improvement from year 1 to 2.
26 32.254 Calvin Ridley Alabama 22 Age is a little concerning, but he has shown speed and quickness. Probably underutilized at Alabama.
27 22.254 James Washington Oklahoma State 21 Remarkable athlete. Has speed, quickness, agility and hands. Big 12 style of play doesn't always translate well into the NFL, but Washington could be an exception. After all, Dez Bryant is from the same school.
28 35.504 Josh Doctson Redskins 24 Finally getting healthier. Very athletic but is part of a crowded receiving corp.
29 25.504 Hunter Henry Chargers 22 Still streaky, but could see an expanded role now that Gates has the TE TD record.
30 27.004 O.J. Howard Buccaneers 23 Starting to get more involved in the offense.
31 19.504 Nick Chubb Georgia 21 Injuries temporarily derailed his college career. Great vision and power, but lacks explosive speed.
32 46.254 Rashaad Penny San Diego State 21 -
33 28.254 Sterling Shepard Giants 24 Productive rookie season. Added competition with arrival of Marshall and Engram. Hold for better days and more targets ahead.
34 41.754 Bryce Love Stanford 20 Impressive start to the year, breaking numerous long runs. Excited to see how he performs for the rest of the season.
35 47.004 Aaron Jones Packers 22 Is he taking over the Green Bay backfield?
36 36.254 Kenny Golladay Lions 24 His hype got out of control, but there is opportunity there as a red zone threat for the Lions..
37 43.254 Cooper Kupp Rams 24 Looks like a solid possession receiver at the NFL level. Could become a favorite target of Jared Goff.
38 39.254 Marlon Mack Colts 21 Seemingly next in line behind an ageless Frank Gore. Flashes explosiveness and vision when given the ball.
39 42.754 Chris Godwin Buccaneers 21 Been a fan ever since his college days. Landing spot is crowded, but be patient with this guy. Once Jackson is gone, likely to see lots of space with Evans, Howard and Brate drawing so much attention.
40 32.504 Auden Tate Florida State 20 Stepping into a prominent role at FSU this year. Large receiver that excels at deep balls with great body control reminiscent of Mike Williams.
41 46.004 Richie James Middle Tennessee State 22 Plays bigger than his size. Always making plays.
42 48.254 Tarik Cohen Bears 22 Impressive first few games of NFL career, but are defenses starting to figure him out?
Tier 5
43 47.755 D'Onta Foreman Texans 21 He is slowly receiving more work each week. I'm buying.
44 43.505 Taywan Taylor Titans 22 It's might take a while for him to see adequate targets, but a long-term WR2 opposite Corey Davis seems like a real possibility.
45 42.755 Zay Jones Bills 22 Probably going to see a lot of targets in BUF this year. A little worried about his immediate production with the direction the team looks to be heading, but willing to hold on for now.
46 49.755 Josh Adams Notre Dame 21 -
47 48.755 Damien Harris Alabama 20 -
48 27.755 Equanimeous St. Brown Notre Dame 21 Tall, lanky receiver with great body control and awareness.
49 50.505 Michael Gallup Colorado State 21 -
50 40.505 Deon  Cain Clemson 21 Overshadowed by Mike Williams at Clemson last year, finally has a chance to be the top receiver this year. Great speed and YAC ability and excels at go routes.

Ryan McDowell - Cornerstone Rankings Top 50 - Last updated: 11/18

Rank Avg Tier Name Team Age Comments
1 1.501 Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys 22 -
2 2.751 Saquon Barkley Penn State 20 -
3 5.001 Michael Thomas Saints 24 -
4 6.251 Leonard Fournette Jaguars 22 -
5 3.751 Corey Davis Titans 22 -
6 7.251 Kareem Hunt Chiefs 22 -
7 8.001 Dalvin Cook Vikings 22 -
8 14.001 Alvin Kamara Saints 21 -
9 8.501 Joe Mixon Bengals 21 -
10 9.001 Christian McCaffrey Panthers 21 -
11 13.001 Tyreek Hill Chiefs 23 -
12 19.001 JuJu Smith-Schuster Steelers 20 -
13 8.001 Derrius Guice LSU 20 -
14 14.001 Evan Engram Giants 23 -
15 15.251 Derrick Henry Titans 23 -
16 13.501 Courtland Sutton SMU 22 -
17 18.001 Jordan Howard Bears 23 -
18 26.001 Dak Prescott Cowboys 24 -
19 35.751 Carson Wentz Eagles 24 -
20 30.001 Deshaun Watson Texans 22 -
21 27.751 Equanimeous St. Brown Notre Dame 21 -
22 36.251 Mike Williams Chargers 23 -
23 26.501 Will Fuller Texans 23 -
24 28.251 Sterling Shepard Giants 24 -
25 22.251 James Washington Oklahoma State 21 -
26 19.501 Nick Chubb Georgia 21 -
27 21.501 Corey Coleman Browns 23 -
28 22.251 David Njoku Browns 21 -
29 25.501 Hunter Henry Chargers 22 -
30 32.501 Auden Tate Florida State 20 -
31 33.251 Kalen Ballage Arizona State 21 -
32 40.501 Deon  Cain Clemson 21 -
33 38.751 Christian Kirk Texas A&M 21 -
34 43.251 Cooper Kupp Rams 24 -
35 27.001 O.J. Howard Buccaneers 23 -
36 43.501 Taywan Taylor Titans 22 -
37 36.251 Kenny Golladay Lions 24 -
38 32.251 Calvin Ridley Alabama 22 -
39 42.001 Curtis Samuel Panthers 21 -
40 39.251 Marlon Mack Colts 21 -
41 37.001 John Ross Bengals 21 -
42 42.751 Chris Godwin Buccaneers 21 -
43 35.501 Josh Doctson Redskins 24 -
44 49.251 Samaje Perine Redskins 22 -
45 49.251 Laquon Treadwell Vikings 22 -
46 48.751 Damien Harris Alabama 20 -
47 41.751 Bryce Love Stanford 20 -
48 42.751 Zay Jones Bills 22 -
49 47.751 D'Onta Foreman Texans 21 -
50 30.501 Ronald Jones II USC 20 -

Travis May - Cornerstone Rankings Top 50 - Last updated: 10/27

Rank Avg Tier Name Team Age Comments
1 5.001 Michael Thomas Saints 24 Not crowning him king yet, but I'm okay wrapping him and TY at the end of the 1st.
2 1.501 Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys 22 Needs to stay out of trouble, but talent is elite.
3 3.751 Corey Davis Titans 22 I'm a Titans fan. Leave me alone. Also, Corey is the best WR to enter the league since Amari.
4 2.751 Saquon Barkley Penn State 20 -
5 18.001 Jordan Howard Bears 23 -
6 8.501 Joe Mixon Bengals 21 -
7 6.251 Leonard Fournette Jaguars 22 He looks like the truth. This class is so stacked.
8 8.001 Derrius Guice LSU 20 -
9 8.001 Dalvin Cook Vikings 22 He's been my top 2017 RB since November 2016 and that hasn't changed.
10 9.001 Christian McCaffrey Panthers 21 -
11 13.001 Tyreek Hill Chiefs 23 Fastest WR in the league. Safe target share. He's a top 30 dynasty player.
12 7.251 Kareem Hunt Chiefs 22 There's just no denying what he's done as a rookie.
13 19.501 Nick Chubb Georgia 21 -
14 13.501 Courtland Sutton SMU 22 -
15 15.251 Derrick Henry Titans 23 -
16 21.501 Corey Coleman Browns 23 -
17 14.001 Evan Engram Giants 23 -
18 14.001 Alvin Kamara Saints 21 -
19 25.501 Hunter Henry Chargers 22 -
20 22.251 David Njoku Browns 21 -
21 27.001 O.J. Howard Buccaneers 23 -
22 30.501 Ronald Jones II USC 20 -
23 22.251 James Washington Oklahoma State 21 -
24 26.001 Dak Prescott Cowboys 24 -
25 36.251 Kenny Golladay Lions 24 -
26 28.251 Sterling Shepard Giants 24 -
27 27.751 Equanimeous St. Brown Notre Dame 21 -
28 39.251 Marlon Mack Colts 21 -
29 37.001 John Ross Bengals 21 -
30 19.001 JuJu Smith-Schuster Steelers 20 -
31 35.501 Josh Doctson Redskins 24 -
32 32.251 Calvin Ridley Alabama 22 -
33 33.251 Kalen Ballage Arizona State 21 -
34 32.501 Auden Tate Florida State 20 -
35 38.751 Christian Kirk Texas A&M 21 -
36 40.501 Deon  Cain Clemson 21 -
37 42.001 Curtis Samuel Panthers 21 -
38 26.501 Will Fuller Texans 23 -
39 42.751 Zay Jones Bills 22 -
40 48.251 Bo Scarbrough Alabama 23 -
41 46.001 Richie James Middle Tennessee State 22 -
42 43.251 C.J. Prosise Seahawks 23 -
43 49.001 Myles Gaskin Washington 20 -
44 49.251 Allen Lazard Iowa State 21 -
45 42.751 Chris Godwin Buccaneers 21 -
46 49.751 Royce Freeman Oregon 21 -
47 47.751 LJ  Scott Michigan State 21 -
48 47.751 D'Onta Foreman Texans 21 -
49 30.001 Deshaun Watson Texans 22 -
50 50.751 Patrick Mahomes Chiefs 22 -
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