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Matthew Jones
10-15-2011, 06:05 AM
Just got done working on a top-32 big board - this thing took forever to put together. The order is somewhat rough but just keep in mind that players ranked closely together are most likely considered almost equal prospects. Let me know what you think!

October 15th Big Board

1. QB Andrew Luck, Stanford*


2. RB Trent Richardson, Alabama*


3. OT Matt Kalil, Southern California*


4. QB Matt Barkley, Southern California*


5. DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina


6. OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford*


7. QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma*


8. LB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame*


9. WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina*


10. WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma St.*


11. CB Morris Claiborne, Louisiana St.*


12. OT Riley Reiff, Iowa*


13. CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama*


14. OG David DeCastro, Stanford*


15. DT Alameda Ta'amu, Washington


16. C Peter Konz, Wisconsin*


17. LB Zach Brown, North Carolina


18. LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama


19. WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame


20. LB Vontaze Burfict, Arizona St.*


21. LB Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma*


22. DT Brandon Thompson, Clemson

23. LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College*


24. DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan St.*


25. DT Jared Crick, Nebraska


26. CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina*


27. WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma


28. DE Vinny Curry, Marshall


29. QB Robert Griffin, Baylor*


30. CB Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama


31. WR Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M


32. WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers*


10-15-2011, 07:08 AM

10-15-2011, 08:59 AM
Good work. Great list. I'm glad you put Richardson 2nd. He may not get picked 2nd. But, he's the 2nd best football player in the country IMO. Glad you have my boy Ronnell Lewis in there! The lb's are having terrific seasons. At the beginning of the year I though only 3 or 4 would go in the first round. I agree that; Te'o, Burfict, Kuechly, Upshaw, Z. Brown and Lewis are playing great. As one of my favorite teachers used to say; "You must give credit where credit is due." And, you did. I like Hightower more than you and have him in the first. No biggie.

10-15-2011, 09:34 AM
I've been big on Richardson for a while, but I don't think I can put him ahead of Kalil and some other names. I also don't think that six WR are a staple to the Top 32. There's some individual talents out there that have impressed me more than Fuller.

I do like the originality, though.

Matthew Jones
10-15-2011, 09:57 AM
I've been big on Richardson for a while, but I don't think I can put him ahead of Kalil and some other names. I also don't think that six WR are a staple to the Top 32. There's some individual talents out there that have impressed me more than Fuller.

I do like the originality, though.

I'm a big Fuller fan mostly for what he was able to do against Patrick Peterson during the Cotton Bowl. Very impressive performance against a top draft pick. Has the strength to beat press coverage, which is something that a lot of wide receivers have trouble adjusting to in the NFL. I like his size and catching radius as well, would be a good fit with a quarterback who maybe isn't the most accurate passer. His frame suggests that he should be a durable player in the NFL as well.

10-16-2011, 12:46 PM
I was wondering about Crick, vis the injury.

Other than that, I am not as high on Landry Jones or Matt Barkley. Its is going to be a heck of a QB class if everyone comes out.


10-16-2011, 04:23 PM
That is pretty right on at the time, hard to argue with any of that other than Courtney Upshaw is much much better than Zach Brown. I think Brown is quite overrated to be honest.

Tough not to see Hightower on there, especially with his size and improved play this year. Same with Melvin Ingram, he is better than a lot of those bottom tear 1st round guys. Lack of TJ McDonald is surprising as is no Dwayne Allen, however sadly so few teams really really need a TE, he might drop, but is a 1st round talent in terms of his abilities I feel. And arguably one of the best athletes in the draft.

Mine would be something like this...

1 Andrew Luck
2 Trent Richardson
3 Matt Barkley
4 Matt Kalil
5 Alshon Jeffery
6 Quentin Coples
7 Michael Floyd
8 Justin Blackmon
9 Morris Claiborne
10 Jonathan Martin
11 Dre Kirkpatrick
12 Jared Crick
13 Manti Teo
14 Courtney Upshaw
15 Robert Griffin III
16 TJ McDonald
17 Landry Jones
18 Riley Reiff
19 Peter Konz
20 Dwayne Allen
21 Dont'a Hightower
22 Brandon Thompson
23 David DeCastro
24 Melvin Ingram
25 Vontaze Burfict
26 Kelechi Osemele
27 Xavier Rhodes
28 Alfonzo Dennard
29 Ryan Broyles
30 Stephon Gilmore
31 Devin Still
32 Jerel Worthy

10-16-2011, 04:34 PM
There's some individual talents out there that have impressed me more than Fuller.

I'm a big Fuller fan
What sucks this year is that Fuller has been fighting with a bad hamstring most of the season and Tannehill & Ryan Swope are buddies like Romo and Jason Witten.

10-16-2011, 04:58 PM
Nice work Raven.Wish we could get Barkley in SF.

10-17-2011, 09:50 AM
I have such a hard time figuring out the QB rankings this year after Luck. Between Barkley, Jones, Tannehill, and Griffin the rankings seem to fluctuate each week based on performance. They each have some inconsistency issues and I wouldnt be surprised to see very different rankings on these guys by NFL teams come draft time.