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2018 Top Five Sun Belt Draft Prospects

By BJ Bennett
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The Sun Belt's top five NFL Draft-eligible prospects for 2018.

With the 2017 NFL Draft now in the books, it's officially time to look ahead to next spring. Below are the Sun Belt's top five draft-eligible prospects for 2018;

1. Ja'Von Rolland-Jones, DE/OLB, Arkansas State -- With 45.5 tackles for loss and 29 sacks over the past three years, Rolland-Jones has been one of the nation's premier playmakers. Those numbers, over a three-year span, trail only Myles Garrett and Derek Barnett of recent first-round edge-rushers. Rolland-Jones is a dynamic athlete at 6'2'', 244 pounds.

2. Colby Gossett, OL, Appalachian State -- Standing 6'6'', 315 pounds, Gossett has great next-level measurables. He was the lone underclassman offensive lineman on the first-team all-conference list a season ago. Gossett was very-effective against Clemson's elite defensive line two years ago.  

3. Jeremy Reaves, DB, South Alabama -- Reaves is a pure defensive playmaker, a notion which his numbers validate: 181 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 13 pass break-ups, five interceptions and five forced fumbles over the past two years. He projections to have considerable situational versatility in the secondary.   

4. Eric Boggs, LB, Appalachian State -- A consistent and well-rounded inside linebacker, Boggs has led the Mountaineers in tackles in each of the last two seasons, with a total of 202. He has also added six interceptions in that span. At 6'3'', 235 pounds, Boggs has the ideal size to roam the middle of the field for a professional team. 

5. Aikeem Coleman, DE, Idaho -- In his first-year of major college football, coming from the JUCO ranks, Coleman burst onto the scene with eight sacks. He is 6'3'', 275 pounds and has a powerlifting background. Keep at eye on Coleman's continued progression throughout his senior season.

BJ Bennett - B.J. Bennett is SouthernPigskin.com's founder and publisher. He is the co-host of "Three & Out" with Kevin Thomas and Ben Troupe on the "Southern Pigskin Radio Network". Email: bj@espncoastal.com / Twitter: @BJBennettSports