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2014 NFL Draft Consensus Big Board

With the Draft just 4 days away the time has come for me to publish a little project. Over the last 8 days I have been pulling together various draft big boards to form a consensus big board.

The big boards I used to pull this together belong to Gil Brandt, Sports Illustrated, National Football Post, Walter Football, CBS, Draft Tek, SB Nations Mocking The Draft, Fanspeak, Draft Countdown, Nolan Nawrocki on behalf of NFL.com, New England Patriots Draft.com, The Special Haircut 100 and finally but by no means least our very own resident draft guru Dan Roc.

I'll bore you all with the methodology below as i'm sure you'd rather just read the board now.

Rank Name College Position Position Ranking Weighted Average Ranking High Low Gil Brandt 125 SI 100 Nat. Football Post 200 Special Haircut 100 DanRoc 133 Walter 140 CBS 200 Draft Tek 200 MTD 200 Fanspeak 200 Draft Countdown 200 Nawrocki NFL.com 200 NE Pats Draft 100
1 Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina * Defensive end 1 1.00 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Greg Robinson Auburn ** Offensive tackle 1 3.00 2 6 4 3 2 4 3 4 2 2 6 5 3 2 2
3 Khalil Mack Buffalo Outside linebacker 1 3.89 3 6 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 4 4 6 5 5 4
4 Jake Matthews Texas A&M Offensive tackle 2 4.22 2 7 5 5 5 7 2 5 5 6 3 3 2 4 3
5 Sammy Watkins Clemson * Wide receiver 1 4.22 2 9 6 9 3 2 5 2 4 5 5 2 6 3 5
6 Mike Evans Texas A&M ** Wide Receiver 2 8.56 6 17 7 8 8 6 7 10 9 17 7 9 12 8 11
7 Taylor Lewan Michigan Offensive tackle 3 9.67 5 18 9 18 6 5 14 6 8 13 11 12 7 12 9
8 Teddy Bridgewater Louisville * Quarterback 1 10.78 1 38 13 1 38 16 6 21 15 3 2 10 8 20 6
9 Eric Ebron North Carolina * Tight end 1 11.00 7 25 12 25 7 8 10 8 11 15 8 13 10 14 13
10 Anthony Barr UCLA Outside Linebacker 2 11.44 4 36 10 6 9 22 36 7 12 12 21 7 4 6 19
11 C.J. Mosley Alabama Inside Linebacker 1 11.67 7 23 23 7 10 9 11 20 22 8 9 19 9 7 10
12 Aaron Donald Pittsburgh Defensive tackle 1 13.33 8 19 17 10 17 11 8 15 13 14 13 8 19 10 17
13 Blake Bortles Central Florida * Quarterback 2 13.56 4 39 8 15 39 17 15 12 6 10 14 4 34 17 14
14 Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State Cornerback 1 14.11 9 28 11 14 14 14 19 9 10 19 28 15 11 9 22
15 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M ** Quarterback 3 15.00 1 51 1 13 23 18 34 14 7 7 16 11 51 26 7
16 Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix Alabama * Safety 1 17.00 9 78 18 23 12 19 78 13 17 9 10 14 14 29 23
17 Darqueze Dennard Michigan State Cornerback 2 17.44 9 32 32 11 13 15 9 25 14 11 20 24 18 24 18
18 Marqise Lee Southern California * Wide Receiver 3 19.00 11 33 20 17 11 23 12 19 28 16 30 33 21 15 12
19 Zach Martin Notre Dame Offensive tackle 4 19.22 10 32 14 21 32 10 17 24 16 23 22 23 13 16 21
20 Odell Beckham Jr. LSU * Wide receiver 4 20.22 13 36 15 22 15 13 13 18 18 20 31 28 36 19 27
21 Calvin Pryor Louisville * Safety 2 22.33 11 30 21 16 29 21 23 16 21 30 24 18 28 11 30
22 Ryan Shazier Ohio State * Outside linebacker 3 23.11 11 37 19 34 16 20 25 11 23 33 27 29 16 13 37
23 Louis Nix Notre Dame * Defensive tackle 2 23.67 12 41 34 12 24 41 18 28 25 21 12 16 15 32 34
24 Kony Ealy Missouri * Defensive End 2 25.22 16 43 22 29 25 43 21 32 35 24 17 22 17 42 16
25 Ra'Shede Hageman Minnesota Defensive tackle 3 26.00 8 35 29 19 22 35 28 27 33 34 19 26 22 28 8
26 Brandin Cooks Oregon State * Wide receiver 5 28.22 12 34 16 32 33 12 33 30 20 31 34 20 30 30 28
27 Derek Carr Fresno State Quarterback 4 28.44 15 54 26 38 27 26 51 26 26 25 37 25 54 23 15
28 Kyle Fuller Virginia Tech Cornerback 3 29.33 16 50 25 50 18 40 16 23 27 27 36 30 25 31 46
29 Stephon Tuitt Notre Dame Defensive Tackle 4 30.22 20 50 28 46 20 28 32 29 40 38 29 50 20 22 26
30 Timmy Jernigan Florida State * Defensive tackle 5 30.78 18 61 31 33 28 33 61 33 19 18 33 21 27 38 40
31 Xavier Su'a-Filo UCLA * Guard 1 31.22 15 44 27 27 44 42 27 35 36 26 15 34 35 34 25
32 Dee Ford Auburn Defensive end 3 31.89 17 68 36 20 21 45 68 47 24 35 25 17 23 46 32
33 Jason Verrett TCU Cornerback 4 32.00 18 85 40 28 26 37 37 85 29 22 18 27 33 35 36
34 Bradley Roby Ohio State * Cornerback 5 33.89 18 52 35 51 30 39 48 52 32 36 23 38 24 18 20
35 Cyrus Kouandjio Alabama * Offensive tackle 5 36.00 19 61 24 30 19 32 41 39 34 47 32 61 29 40 52
36 Kelvin Benjamin Florida State** Wide receiver 6 36.22 22 84 33 24 31 27 56 22 56 84 42 41 26 25 45
37 Jace Amaro Texas Tech * Tight end 2 38.00 26 74 50 26 41 74 31 37 38 29 38 31 43 66 33
38 Morgan Moses Virginia Offensive tackle 6 41.44 30 74 30 37 51 38 30 41 37 37 48 45 39 74 55
39 Kyle Van Noy BYU Outside linebacker 4 43.56 24 88 74 41 59 24 35 40 44 41 53 32 44 88 35
40 Davante Adams Fresno State ** Wide receiver 7 45.56 31 79 79 70 46 31 45 42 47 43 50 44 48 43 44
41 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Washington * Tight end 3 46.56 17 75 46 52 36 63 50 17 51 52 47 36 47 75 38
42 Carlos Hyde Ohio State Running back 1 46.56 21 67 43 53 45 30 38 31 54 49 67 65 42 21 64
43 Scott Crichton Oregon State * Defensive end 4 47.00 32 DanRoc 133 61 40 42 ABSENT ABSENT 34 49 32 41 35 49 64 42
44 Allen Robinson Penn State * Wide receiver 8 49.56 24 83 49 36 40 83 24 44 30 39 61 54 72 51 74
45 Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt Wide receiver 9 49.67 29 79 42 48 60 47 29 54 66 42 40 40 65 49 79
46 Gabe Jackson Mississippi State Guard 2 51.22 34 104 104 45 34 34 58 60 73 46 57 49 37 48 61
47 Dominique Easley Florida * Defensive tackle 6 51.67 24 111 64 44 53 98 46 36 60 55 44 43 56 111 24
48 Lamarcus Joyner Florida State Cornerback 6 52.44 39 176 117 39 71 54 49 51 52 48 43 51 40 176 53
49 Jimmie Ward Northern Illinois Safety 3 53.22 20 100 44 64 54 50 20 81 41 100 26 39 75 81 31
50 Jeremiah Attaochu Georgia Tech Outside linebacker 5 54.89 28 81 55 73 58 53 81 78 48 28 56 37 58 37 56
51 Demarcus Lawrence Boise State * Defensive end 5 55.89 27 Dan Roc 133 ABSENT 67 50 49 ABSENT 72 43 74 35 72 32 27 41
52 Tre Mason Auburn * Running back 2 56.00 36 NE Pats 100 62 54 62 55 59 50 45 64 100 42 53 36 ABSENT
53 Joel Bitonio Nevada Guard 3 56.56 31 95 38 68 52 67 52 63 42 95 79 48 31 39 78
54 David Yankey Stanford * Guard 4 57.78 31 119 101 31 56 36 75 46 119 40 68 46 46 70 73
55 JaWuan James Tennessee Offensive tackle 7 58.89 39 104 39 86 104 52 89 45 46 61 45 58 60 45 77
56 Troy Niklas Notre Dame * Tight end 4 59.00 29 74 60 74 68 66 39 55 62 65 51 73 45 59 29
57 Trent Murphy Stanford Outside linebacker 6 60.00 41 79 57 47 57 58 47 57 71 79 78 63 41 61 69
58 Bishop Sankey Washington * Running back 3 61.11 43 99 51 60 43 48 62 79 58 44 63 99 79 50 88
59 Deone Bucannon Washington State Safety 4 65.78 22 96 53 72 83 68 22 96 82 71 49 59 78 47 60
60 Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois Quarterback 5 67.00 37 145 37 61 86 46 42 77 77 145 85 79 91 41 50
61 Jarvis Landry LSU * Wide receiver 10 67.11 46 114 100 57 74 60 64 53 114 58 46 81 70 58 82
62 Donte Moncrief Ole Miss * Wide Receiver 11 68.00 33 95 71 80 85 76 70 95 39 66 55 57 52 33 94
63 Weston Richburg Colorado State Center 1 71.33 57 DanRoc 133 67 62 79 57 ABSENT 65 59 83 99 66 59 121 62
64 Antonio Richardson Tennessee * Offensive tackle 8 72.00 35 118 118 99 35 61 76 38 104 108 39 82 55 60 72
65 Chris Borland Wisconsin Inside Linebacker 2 73.11 25 Walter 140 73 65 80 25 55 ABSENT 79 99 97 60 50 102 48
66 Marcus Smith Louisville Defensive end 6 75.78 49 Nat Football Post 200 80 ABSENT ABSENT 84 54 84 81 81 64 69 84 55 49
67 DaQuan Jones Penn State Defensive tackle 7 78.00 43 DanRoc 133 81 85 77 95 ABSENT 98 74 53 58 85 62 85 43
68 Jeremy Hill LSU * Running back 4 80.44 47 NE Pats 100 47 87 69 69 124 49 65 94 119 91 68 62 ABSENT
69 Jack Mewhort Ohio State Offensive tackle 9 82.11 56 Walter 140 72 84 61 64 ABSENT ABSENT 91 92 59 94 96 56 85
70 Ka'Deem Carey Arizona * Running back 5 82.89 43 Haircut 100 86 43 95 ABSENT 44 56 107 78 66 47 117 94 ABSENT
71 Bashaud Breeland Clemson * Cornerback 7 83.00 59 Haircut 100 99 59 169 ABSENT 98 86 78 59 72 74 63 86 91
72 Keith McGill Utah Cornerback 8 84.33 54 124 54 91 84 70 96 87 75 87 124 96 71 79 89
73 Christian Jones Florida State Outside linebacker 7 84.33 51 Haircut 100 65 93 99 ABSENT 95 64 124 51 60 55 108 91 84
74 Paul Richardson Colorado * Wide receiver 12 87.44 50 SI 100 76 ABSENT 63 93 120 74 61 50 106 104 86 148 65
75 Martavis Bryant Clemson * Wide receiver 13 89.00 50 Walter 140 75 66 109 65 112 ABSENT 50 63 110 83 100 126 81
76 Zach Mettenberger LSU Quarterback 6 89.22 47 132 93 71 132 99 82 59 100 107 69 88 94 112 47
77 C.J. Fiedorowicz Iowa Tight end 5 91.11 59 Haircut 100 95 79 64 ABSENT 104 111 105 82 75 110 92 78 59
78 Cody Latimer Indiana * Wide receiver 14 94.56 29 Walter 140 58 75 111 29 88 ABSENT 70 98 160 102 95 154 54
79 Bruce Ellington South Carolina * Wide receiver 15 94.89 56 Walter 140 89 78 81 56 83 ABSENT 90 90 123 159 97 105 96
80 Jared Abbrederis Wisconsin Wide receiver 16 95.33 63 Haircut 100 107 63 78 ABSENT 73 73 96 89 107 70 116 119 ABSENT
81 Pierre Desir Lindenwood Cornerback 9 98.89 58 Walter 140 ABSENT 77 103 91 63 ABSENT 93 134 81 113 99 99 58
82 Billy Turner North Dakota State Offensive tackle 10 100.00 68 Walter 140 90 82 133 77 74 ABSENT 68 69 89 105 123 127 ABSENT
83 Lache Seastrunk Baylor * Running back 6 100.89 71 SI 100 114 ABSENT 135 97 84 71 102 121 91 89 74 172 75
84 Charles Sims West Virginia Running back 7 106.11 71 NE Pats 100 103 95 76 71 123 131 129 114 98 95 89 109 ABSENT
85 Dri Archer Kent State Running back 8 112.44 26 NE Pats 100 110 90 189 59 26 133 99 75 114 180 142 69 ABSENT
86 Brandon Coleman Rutgers * Wide receiver 17 114.67 39 Gil 125 ABSENT ABSENT 100 73 110 75 186 109 71 132 105 142 39
87 Terrance West Towson * Running back 9 118.89 75 Haircut 100 91 98 143 ABSENT 116 97 88 187 112 75 128 98 ABSENT
88 Aaron Murray Georgia Quarterback 7 131.22 92 Nawrocki 200 92 92 93 96 118 127 139 139 145 146 178 ABSENT ABSENT
89 Ego Ferguson LSU * Defensive tackle 8 69.71 45 DanRoc 133 ABSENT 48 ABSENT 80 85 78 45 80 72 65 57 ABSENT 68
90 Marcus Martin Southern California * Center 2 79.29 37 DanRoc 133 ABSENT ABSENT ABSENT 76 60 97 68 54 37 133 38 44 67
91 Cyril Richardson Baylor Guard 5 82.71 59 Haircut 100 99 61 ABSENT 117 97 68 59 89 98 74 67 ABSENT ABSENT
92 Kareem Martin North Carolina Defensive end 7 86.43 53 Walter 140 ABSENT ABSENT 76 55 57 106 66 53 107 86 66 ABSENT 98
93 Will Sutton Arizona State Defensive tackle 9 90.14 56 DanRoc 133 ABSENT 70 56 63 70 90 ABSENT 156 73 76 115 ABSENT 57
94 Marcus Roberson Florida * Cornerback 10 101.00 42 Nat. Football Post 200 125 43 42 64 117 127 70 101 ABSENT 77 90 ABSENT ABSENT
95 Telvin Smith Florida State Outside linebacker 8 101.29 49 Nat. Football Post 200 57 ABSENT 49 84 124 87 96 114 ABSENT 84 120 78 ABSENT
96 Shayne Skov Stanford Inside Linebacker 3 102.00 56 Gil Brandt 125 77 90 ABSENT 112 56 67 ABSENT 128 126 93 88 ABSENT 63
97 Stanley Jean-Baptiste Nebraska Cornerback 11 102.43 72 DanRoc 133 ABSENT 88 ABSENT 86 104 76 78 117 114 130 76 72 ABSENT
98 Travis Swanson Arkansas Center 3 104.86 35 DanRoc 133 ABSENT 80 35 118 103 62 77 72 127 125 104 ABSENT ABSENT
99 Terrence Brooks Florida State Safety 5 107.57 53 Nat. Football Post 200 53 ABSENT ABSENT 72 123 71 109 122 ABSENT 144 83 80 92
100 Cameron Fleming Stanford * Offensive tackle 11 110.57 48 Walter 140 92 ABSENT 97 53 131 52 48 139 67 122 126 ABSENT ABSENT

Interesting Findings

  • 17 of the consensus top 100 prospects are wide receivers. Wow!
  • Plenty of options for tackles across the top 3 rounds.
  • Round 2 looks like the sweet spot for Guards
  • Options for corner and running back depth in round 3.
  • If character concerns check out Lewan is considered a genuine top 10 prospect.
  • This talk of Bridgewater falling out of round 1 is very confusing. What the heck is Mayock and his team being told by sources in teams because he is still a 1st round QB on all boards other than the National Football Post.

Methodology

  • Big Boards ranging from top 100 - 200 prospects.
  • Where a prospect is shown as absent they did not feature on the big board.
  • 88 prospects feature on at least 11/13 boards that I used.
  • 12 Prospects feature on 10/13 boards. 8 prospects which are not on this top 100 also featured on 10/13 boards.
  • Top 88 prospects were ranked using a similar method to Gymnastics / Figure Skating scoring by removing the top 2 and bottom 2 ranks and then calculating the mean of the remaining scores. e.g. Clowney was ranked 1 on 11/13 boards. Two of these were removed along with the two lowest rankings which were both 2 leaving nine number 1 rankings giving an average of 1. My rational for doing this was to mitigate extreme views of a prospect e.g. the haircut rankings having Latimer much higher than any other board and not having Fiedorowicz on them at all.
  • I applied the same principles to the 20 prospects who appeared on 10/13 except this time i removed the bottom three rankings rather than the bottom two, as the bottom three ranking for all 20 were absent rankings. I then went with the 12 with the highest average rankings to round out my top 100.
  • High and low rankings have been included as separate columns to show the potential draft ceilings and floors of a prospect, as teams do have views upon prospects that don't conform to the consensus (John McCargo cough cough).

I hope that all makes sense. If you have any questions about this please feel free to ask in the comments section.
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