Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Mike Mayock Top 100 Big Board: Some Major Oddities


Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Mike Mayock has come out with his top 100 big board. And there are some very interesting rankings. I’m not going to list the whole list here because that’s not allowed, but I will highlight the ones I think are the most interesting.

 

The first major, major surprise is Chandler Jones at #9 overall. That’s right you can read it again. Chandler Jones checks in at #9 overall on Mayock’s big board.

Next up is Shea McClellin at #14. I love Mayock, and I hate to question him, but neither Jones or McCelllin ever appeared in my top 32 rankings during the year or throughout the pre-draft process.

Doug Martin is another late riser, but I don’t think he was as good in 2011 minus the last couple of games as he was in 2010. I worry about his ability to create his own yardage at the N.F.L. level and while I think he’ll be a very nice player, I don’t think he’s Ray Rice.

Jeff Allen at #36 overall is another interesting choice. Not going to knock this one, Allen is projected to go late 2nd round.

Janoris Jenkins at #55 is not explained, but one would assume it has to do with the character concerns. Because I don’t get the entire scoop on the players from their college coaches of people who know them best I try to leave that aspect out of my own evaluations.

Brandon Taylor is a guy I like a lot, but I don’t thin I’d put him as high as 65.

Oliver Vernon the explosive DE with the Miami Hurricanes checks in at #68–he has that kind of upside for sure and in a class like this where the depth is best at WR, he’ll be drafted earlier than people think.

#80 is the home of Alabama Safety DeQuan Menzie.

Zach Brown the LB out of UNC, a player I’m on an island with right now is all the way down to 100. I think he proves some people wrong.

Last week Mayock said that Frank Alexander would be one of the steals of the drafts and he has backed that up by putting Alexander in the top 100.

Mayock is well-respected draft analyst, an industry standard, and these are definitely not the consensus rankings.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

 

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