Pro Football Weekly's 2018 positional rankings

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Pro Football Weekly’s player rankings are compiled with the help of NFL evaluators and coaches, with input from the entire PFW staff. Players are ranked on their performances to date at positions they’ve played and are not projected at new positions which they might move. Rookies are not included in the rankings. NFL personnel participated on condition of anonymity.

We continue our player ratings with PFW’s top 10 guards. For the full rankings (1-21) and player ratings for every position, along with team-by-team season previews, get our Pro Football Weekly NFL Preview Magazine on newsstands now and online.

Quarterbacks — Brady, Rodgers once again in PFW's top spots; Wentz on the rise

Running Backs — Reigning Offensive Player of Year Gurley paces our new RB rankings

Wide Receivers — Joining usual suspects Brown and Jones are newcomers in Allen and Thielen

Tight Ends — Gronkowski maintains top spot, but one of our top 10 already down for count

Centers — Minimal pivoting in latest rankings, still led by Frederick, Mack and Hudson

Guards — Osemele still No. 1, while DeCastro and Turner rise and Norwell debuts on our list

Tackles — Cowboys' Smith takes mantle from Thomas as NFL's best tackle

EDGE rushers — Miller? Mack? Jones' edge heat in Desert lands him at No. 1

Defensive linemen — Can Watt regain excellence? And how good is Rams duo of Donald-Suh?

Linebackers — Falcons' Jones debuts in rankings by soaring into top 5

Cornerbacks — Jaguars land two in top 10, but No. 1 becomes top sniper out West

Safeties — Vikings' Smith shoots up to No. 1; Titans' Byard debuts in rankings by rounding out top 10

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