FB Rankings 2018 NFL Fullback Rankings Projected Rounds: 1. Dimitri Flowers, FB, Oklahoma: Round 5, 2. Khaled Hill, FB, Michigan: Round 7, 3. J.D. Moore, FB, LSU: Round 7, 4. Jaylen Samuels, FB, North Carolina State: Round 7, 5. Daniel Marx, FB, Stanford: Round 7


2018 NFL Draft: Fullback Rankings





Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: July 22, 2017.



  1. Dimitri Flowers, FB, Oklahoma Projected Round 5th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-2 247 lb Dimitri Flowers is the complete package at fullback. Flowers is the top fullback in the 2018 NFL Draft.


    Dimitri Flowers SWOT Report

    Strengths: Dimitri Flowers is a north and south runner with good ball carrier vision. Has the physical tools, durability, and size so he checks out physically. Can pass block or run block. Runs with a lot of power and intensity. Knows how to catch out of the backfield. Can line up as a tight end. Presents a mismatch in the slot. Excellent route runner.


    Weaknesses: Would like to see him generate more rushing yards and get a rushing touchdown. Also want to see him jump when making catches like a real tight end. Other than that, there are no weaknesses to his game.


    Opportunities: It's hard to say where Flowers ends up. He's the top fullback in the 2018 NFL Draft though.


    Threats: There are no threats with Dimitri Flowers. He's the safest fullback in the 2018 NFL Draft.


    Potential Grade: 91/99



    Before 2017

    Dimitri Flowers had 22 carries for 115 rushing yards. Flowers also had 11 receptions for 200 receiving yards and 4 receiving touchdowns in 2016. Flowers had 8 receptions, 130 receiving yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns in 2015.




  2. Khaled Hill, FB, Michigan Projected Round 7th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-2 257 lb Khaled Hill did an awesome job blocking for De'Veon Smith the past three seasons. He's even been a solid contributor that scores constantly too.


    Khaled Hill SWOT Report

    Strengths: Khaled Hill is a north and south runner with good ball carrier vision. Has the physical tools, durability, and size so he checks out physically. Can pass block or run block. Runs with a lot of power and intensity. Was used as a goal line running back where he plowed it into the end zone. Knows how to catch out of the backfield. Can line up as a tight end. Presents a mismatch in the slot. Excellent route runner.


    Weaknesses: You'd like to see him get more rushing yards, but at the same time he gets touchdowns consistently in goal line situations. Also want to see him jump when making catches like a real tight end. Other than that, there are no weaknesses to his game.


    Opportunities: It's hard to say where Hill ends up. He's the second best fullback in the 2018 NFL Draft though.


    Threats: There are no threats with Khaled Hill. He's the second best fullback in the 2018 NFL Draft.


    Potential Grade: 90/99



    Before 2017

    Khaled Hill only had 25 carries in 2016. At least 40 percent of his carries resulted in rushing touchdowns though since Hill had 10 rushing touchdowns for Michigan last year due to getting carries in the goal line. Hill also had 16 receptions, 118 receiving yards, 3 receiving touchdowns, and 13 total touchdowns in 2016.




  3. J.D. Moore, FB, LSU Projected Round 7th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-4 241 lb J.D. Moore wore the number 44 in his first four seasons. He's going to wear #18 though this year in 2017.


    J.D. Moore SWOT Report

    Strengths: Displays outstanding run blocking. Arguably the best run blocker in this class when you consider how he opened up lanes for Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice. Moore was 6-3 229 lbs entering LSU, but added 12 lbs of muscle over the last four years. Versatile enough to play fullback or tight end.


    Weaknesses: You'd like to see him get more rushing yards, but at the same time he had no touchdowns. Lacks ball carrier vision. Struggles as a pass catcher. Terrible route running. Drops passes. Also want to see him jump when making catches like a real tight end. Other than that, there are no weaknesses to his game.


    Opportunities: It's hard to say where Moore ends up. He's the third best fullback in the 2018 NFL Draft though.


    Threats: Durability is a concern with J.D. Moore. He's the third best fullback in the 2018 NFL Draft, but his ceiling may be limited.


    Potential Grade: 73/99



    Before 2017

    Dominated early for Leonard Fournette in 2015 before suffering a season ending injury. Blocked for Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice in 2016.




  4. Jaylen Samuels, FB, North Carolina State Projected Round 7th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 5-11 223 lb Jaylen Samuels plays tight end. He has the body of a running back. That's why some wonder if he will make the move to fullback.


    Jaylen Samuels SWOT Report

    Strengths: Displays ball carrier vision, hands, route running, and probably the best jumping ability of any fullback in this class. Has played running back, fullback, wide receiver, and tight end so he's clearly the most versatile fullback in this class. Did a good job run blocking for Matt Dayes last year.


    Weaknesses: Needs to improve in pass protection. Unless he fixes his pass protection and adds 20 lbs of muscle you are looking at a career backup at running back or tight end.


    Opportunities: It's hard to say where Samuels ends up. He's the fourth best fullback in the 2018 NFL Draft though.


    Threats: Samuel is 223 lbs. There is potential there if he adds muscle and converts to fullback. Right now you are looking at a backup at either running back or tight end that can be a depth player.


    Potential Grade: 80/99



    Before 2017

    Jaylen Samuels had 65 receptions, 597 receiving yards, 7 receiving touchdowns, 56 carries, 368 rushing yards, 9 rushing touchdowns, 965 total yards, and 16 total touchdowns in 2015. Samuels didn't do as well in 2016 though with only 55 receptions, 565 receiving yards, 7 receiving touchdowns, 33 carries, 189 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 754 total yards, and 13 total touchdowns in 2016. He may end up getting more carries with Matt Dayes.




  5. Daniel Marx, FB, Stanford Projected Round 7th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-2 245 lb Daniel Marx is an awesome run blocker. He blocked well for Christian McCaffrey each of the past three years. It doens't help that their running backs coach is on the Carolina Panthers, the team that drafted McCaffrey.


    Daniel Marx SWOT Report

    Strengths: Displays outstanding run blocking. Arguably the best run blocker in this class when you consider how he opened up lanes for Christian McCaffrey. The debate about whether J.D. Moore or Daniel Marx excels in this area more is up for debate.


    Weaknesses: You'd like to see him get more rushing yards, but at the same time he had no touchdowns. Lacks ball carrier vision. Struggles as a pass catcher. Terrible route running. Drops passes. Also want to see him jump when making catches like a real tight end. Marx is limited to a fullback role. He's the only fullback in this class without experience at tight end.


    Opportunities: It's hard to say where Marx ends up. He's the worst fullback in the 2018 NFL Draft though.


    Threats: He's more durable than J.D. Moore. He's the tfifth best fullback in the 2018 NFL Draft, but his ceiling may be limited.


    Potential Grade: 73/99



    Before 2017

    Daniel Marx did an awesome job run blocking for Christian McCaffrey the past three years. He has to show he can do more with McCaffrey gone.







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