8. CB Denzel Ward — Cleveland Browns (2018)
Denzel Ward is only a rookie, but you can bet he’ll be flying up this list soon. He’s already worthy of a top ten spot. Ward came into the draft with huge fanfare. He only intercepted two passes at Ohio State but that’s because no one was willing to throw the ball anywhere near him. Ward was a consensus All American, then boosted his stock even farther with a 4.32 40.
The Browns got this pick as a throw in after trading down in the Deshaun Watson deal the year before, and Ward looks worth the wait. He intercepted three balls and recovered two fumbles as a rookie, already making the Pro Bowl in his first season, and he looks like a franchise cornerstone for the Cleveland defense.