NFL Mocks Big Board


We’ve already rolled out our positional rankings, but now it’s time for us to produce our pre-combine big board (which will change some but not much between now and draft…trust the game tape draft fans). This is our consensus big Board. While we all have different big boards we combined our rankings to come up with this top 100. Let us know what you think. Who are we way too high on or should have much higher?

1 A.J. Green WR Georgia Green is super productive and super talented WR.
2 Patrick Peterson CB LSU The Best CB I’ve Seen in quite some time
3 Da’Quan Bowers DE Clemson Size, Speed, and finally production in 2010
4 Marcel Dareus DT Alabama Dareus, to us, is the superior prospect to Fairley
5 Mark Ingram RB Alabama I’m Ingram’s #1 supporter and think he’s great
6 Nick Fairley DT Auburn I think he’s a touch over-rated, but consensus top 10
7 Cam Newton QB Auburn No one has ever seen a prospect like him. Raw though.
8 Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska I’m in love with this CB class though Amukamara might be moved to Safety
9 Julio Jones WR Alabama Greg Gabriel National Football Post prefers him over Green
10 Jimmy Smith CB Colorado Watch Smith’s stock soar after Combine, should already be high
11 Von Miller LB Texas A & M Doesn’t have Ideal size, but rare explosion
12 Brandon Harris CB Miami U Reminds me personally of a college Darrelle Revis…will he mature like Revis?
13 Robert Quinn DE North Carolina Quinn is risky, but the sky is the limit
14 Cameron Jordan DE California Jordan is versatile enough to play anywhere on the line and is a good player
15 Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin Our #1 consensus OT is one of the top twenty players available
16 Aldon Smith OLB Missouri Smith is a J.P.P clone without the back flips, but with more production.
17 Derrick Sherrod OT Mississippi State The OT class might not be top heavy, but the depth is tremendous
18 Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue Is a Chris Long type-player is good value in the middle of the 1st round
19 Jonathan Baldwin WR Pittsburgh Has a Dwayne Bowe-skill set. Could develop into a TD machine
20 Kyle Rudolph TE Norte Dame Reminds me of Jason Witten, except made of glass. Would be higher otherwise
21 J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin Seems Bust-proof, just lacks the high upside of other players
22 Martez Wilson ILB Illinois Absolutely a physically talented specimen. Does he play ILB or Sam in NFL?
23 Justin Houston OLB Georgia Good size, good acceleration, and good production
24 Stephen Wisniewski C/G Penn State The best center in the class is a real first round talent
25 Mike Pouncey OG Florida Not my personal favorite prospect, but others like a lot
26 Rahim Moore FS UCLA The best college safety in the class, but Amukamara might be 1st drafted S
27 Mikel Leshoure RB Illinois I don’t like comparisons at the same college (seems lazy), but Mendenhall is most apt
28 Jake Locker QB Washington Reminds me of Donvan Mcnabb with mobility, arm srength, and accuracy issues
29 Nate Solder OT Colorado Mayock insists he’s like Tony Boselli (the good version), not sure on that yet.
30 Cameron Heyward DE Ohio State How the mighty have fallen: If you’re a high 1st round pick leave college!
31 Stephen Paea DT Oregon State An injury at the Senior Bowl might cost him a lot of money.
32 Ryan Williams RB Va Tech People are down on him, but he’s still a 1st round talent to me.
33 Titus  Young WR Boise State The fastest rising prospect in the nation; drawing comparisons to DeSean Jackson
34 Akeem Ayers OLB UCLA All the physical tools in the world, but plays too soft for my liking.
35 Phil Taylor NT Baylor Put him in 2nd round to Chiefs in first mock, moving up board too fast for that.
36 Tyron Smith OT USC He’s lighter then teams want, but his upside is going to tempt some G.M. early
37 Adrian Clayborn DE Iowa He had a mediocre year this year, but the talent is still there, could be go in 1st round
38 Jason Pinkston OG Pittsburgh Pinkston is a tough player, who might sneak into the end of the first round
39 Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri Not our favorite prospect but could go as high as #3 to the Buffalo Bills
40 Drake Nevis DT LSU A solid player who might be this year’s Tyson Alualu
41 Anthony Castanzo OT Boston College Might be a perfect fit for a team like the Colts and is an option for them in the 1st round
42 Mason Foster OLB Washington a player really growing on me with his superior instincts and supreme production
43 Leonard Hankerson WR The U The Senior Bowl might not have helped any player more than Hankerson
44 Benjamin Ijalana OL Villanova Wasn’t often in the spotlight, but absolutely dominated his (inferior) competition
45 DeMarco Murray RB Oklahoma Murray is Reggie Bush light. Rare explosiveness, but not the toughest runner
46 Corey Liuget DT Illinois Not a bad player, he just underwhelms me. A good legitimate 2nd round player.
47 Bruce Carter OLB North Carolina I personally like Carter’s game, but serious injury gives me and scouts pause
48 Quinton Carter FS Oklahoma As good as the Cornerback class is this year, the safety class leaves something to be desired
49 Danny Watkins OG Baylor I downgraded him because he’s already 26. In sports where age does matter, that’s an issue.
50 D.J. Williams TE Arkansas I prefer Stocker over Williams, but both are solid prospects in a weak TE Class
51 M.Wilkerson DL Temple A player I didn’t see play enough to pretend to love-could go in 1st round though
52 Davon house CB New Mexico A good solid player, our #5 corner back in the draft
53 Christian Ballard DL Iowa A solid player who can play in a 4-3 or 3-4
54 Jabaal Sheard DE Pittsburgh Looking at this board again, he could definitely be higher, and could sneak into 1st round
55 Aaron Williams CB Texas Reminds me too much of A. Ross, but could go higher and has value in the mid 2nd round
56 DeAndre McDaniel SS Clemson The best Strong Safety in this class
57 Kendrick Ellis NT Hampton Nose Tackle is such a needy position, Ellis will be drafted higher
58 Marin Austin DT North Carolina When you draft talented players that don’t try you get either Carlos Dunlap or Andre Smith
59 Shane Vereen RB California Maybe a better pure runner then Demarco Murray, but not as explosive or the receiver
60 Ras-I-Dowling CB Virginia The former first round prospect wasn’t able to showcase his ability this past season
61 Greg Jones LB Michigan State a fringe 2nd round prospect because he doesn’t have the size to stay in the Middle in the NFL
62 Kelvin Sheppard ILB LSU I think he can excel as an ILB in the 3-4 and is a better prospect then he’s recognized as
63 Greg Romerus DE Pittsburgh Didn’t have his best year, but is a good player and could have a good N.F.L. career
64 Christian Ponder QB F.S.U. Arm injuries kept him from making a push into the first round. Our 4th best Qb
65 Jurrell Casey DT USC A big run stuffer, who is probably primarily a two down player in the N.F.L.
66 Brandon Burton CB Utah This is a very good cornerback class or Burton might be higher.
67 Rodney Hudson G Florida State His big board ranking is hurt, but his versatility limits. He’s strictly a zone-blocking guard
68 Jaiquwan Jarret FS Temple Safeties who have the ability to roam the field and make plays > Run stopping Safeties
69 Sione Fua DT Stanford Another big run stuffer who will play mostly 1st and 2nd downs
70 Ahamad Black S Florida Consensus here. I like Black as a mid 2nd round prospect, even at his size.
71 Kendric Burney CB North Carolina I think he has the skills and instinct to excel as a nickel CB or a starting Cover 2 CB (colts)
72 Marcus Cannon OT T.C.U. Could be drafted as high as he early second round, has size you can’t teach.
73 Torrey Smith WR Maryland Again, I don’t’ like comparisons to players from same college, but same concerns as DHB
74 Luke Stocker TE Tennessee Draws comparisons to Jason Witten (I think those are off though). A solid all around TE
75 Quan Sturdivant LB North Carolina A good productive linebacker for the Tar Heels who might not have a best position in NFL
76 Randall Cobb WR Kentucky He’s more of an athlete than  a WR. Too dynamic to be any lower then this
77 Johnny Patrick CB Louisville Would not surprise me at all if he went in the second round. Cb class pretty even after big 4
78 James Carpenter OT Alabama A solid OL who might actually be underrated in a lot of places. Solid 2-3rd round value
79 Tyler Sash SS Iowa
A pro’s pro, who was productive in college
80 Will Hill S Florida Has a nice skill set that will intrigue teams, but wasn’t as good as he should be
81 John Moffit G Wisconsin Ferocious run blocker who might excel on a team like the Steelers or Giants
82 Lawrence Wilson LB UCONN A player that must show off rare athleticism at the combine to move up the big board
83 Jerrell Powe NT Ole Miss Need greater then talent for Powe-some team might reach for him because he plays NT
84 Curtis Marsh CB Utah State Another solid cornerback in a good cornerback class.
85 Allen Bailey DT Miami The build of a Demi-god, but not the game play to go with it
86 Lance Kendricks TE Wisconsin Was very productive this year, but is a little sleight; creative offense can get production
87 Derrell Johnson K WR Iowa Talent? Yes. Maturity Issues? Reportedly. Should be drafted in first four rounds
88 Kendall Hunter RB Oklahoma State Solid build and could be a good all around N.F.L. player
89 Mark Herzlich LB Boston College Bone cancer derailed his career at Boston College. Great story, big injury risk unfortunately
90 Jerrel Jerningan WR Troy Is going to be drafted higher then NFLmocks would like to see for a team9o
91 Reshad Carmichael CB VA Tech Great speed and physical ability. Not the greatest production or consistency
92 Marucs Gilchrist DB Clemson Some team will love his versatility and ability to play special teams
93 Andy Dalton QB TCU We’ll take Dalton’s smart and intangibles over Mallett’s physical ability
94 Henry Hynoski FB Pittsburgh The best FB in the draft will make some team very happy they drafted him
95 Deunta Williams S North Carolina Heading into the season North Carolina had a chance to be special, shame it didn’t happen
96 Greg little WR North Carolina There’s nothing little about this mammoth of a man
97 Joseph Barksdale OT LSU An offensive tackle who has a chance to surprise people and rise up draft boards
98 Casey Matthews LB Oregon He’s not his brother, he just hustles like him.
99 Daniel Thomas RB Kansas State Pretty talented player, but questionable speed and runs too upright for me
100 Robert Sands SS West Virgina Strong Safeties seem to always fall in the draft

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