The 2014 NFL Draft is now less than two weeks away, and today we release version 3.0 of the Big Blue View Draft Prospect Big Board. This will be our final Big Board, so it is the one we will refer to during the rest of the draft process.
As with the first two versions of our Big Board, this is a combined effort between 'Invictus,' 'Raptor' and Jesse Bartolis. The Big Boards for each of our three draft analysts are shown below, with the total overall scores determining Big Board ranking. Players ranked on one or two Big Boards, but not all three, receive a score of 101 for the boards on which they are not listed.
The No. 1 player on our board is, as you might have expected, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews got the top spot on 'Raptor's Big Board and is No. 2 on our overall board.
One oddity on our board. Jesse left Alabama safety HaHa Clinton-Dix off his board entirely, an admitted oversight after ranking him No. 22 in our last Big Board. That pushed Clinton-Dix all the way down to No. 43 overall. Wouldn't that be an amazing second-round find for the Giants? In reality, Clinton-Dix should be in the 15-17 range on the board.
How does our Big Board compare to the most recent one released by SB Nation's Mocking The Draft? Here are 10 places where our analysts differ substantially with Dan Kadar and Matthew Fairburn.
- QB Teddy Bridgewater, 12th on our board, is No. 2 on the MTD board.
- Our guys like Anthony Barr more than the folks at MTD. He is No. 7 on our board, but No. 21 at MTD.
- Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro is a first-round value (No. 22) on our board. He is a mid-second round value (No. 38) on the MTD board.
- There is a difference of opinion when it comes to the value of UCLA guard Xavier Su's-Filo. Our board has him at No. 34, while MTD has him in mid-first round range at No. 15.
- The same is true of LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., only in reverse. Our board has Beckham at No. 15, while MTD pushes him down to No. 31.
- Our analysts are much higher on Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson, who have him at No. 31, than MTD's analysts, where he is No. 61.
- MTD's analysts see Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward (No. 26 on their board) as a first-round value. Our board lists Ward at No. 47.
- Vanderbilt cornerback Andre Hal did not make our board. He is ranked No. 52 at MTD.
- LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson is another who did not make our board, but is highly-ranked (No. 65) at MTD.
- Stanford guard David Yankey is No. 31 on our board. MTD's analysts have him at No. 68, making him a late-second to early-third round value for them.
|1. Jadevon Clowney, DE, South Carolina [Profile]||1||3||1||5|
|2. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M [Profile]||4||1||2||7|
|3. Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson [Profile]||2||4||3||9|
|4. Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo [Profile]||5||2||4||11|
|5. Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn [Profile]||6||5||6||17|
|6. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M [Profile]||7||9||8||24|
|7. Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA [Profile]||14||8||5||27|
|8. Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina [Profile]||8||7||14||29|
|9. Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh [Profile]||9||6||15||30|
|10. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan [Profile]||12||13||7||32|
|11. Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State [Profile]||16||10||10||36|
|12. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville [Profile]||3||14||20||37|
|13. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State [Profile]||10||11||16||37|
|14. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M [Profile]||11||17||9||37|
|15. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU [Profile]||15||12||21||48|
|16. C.J. Mosley, MLB, Alabama [Profile]||17||28||12||57|
|17. Marqise Lee, WR, USC [Profile]||19||24||19||62|
|18. Zack Martin, OL, Notre Dame [Profile]||18||21||25||64|
|19. Blake Bortles, QB, UCF||29||15||23||67|
|20. Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota [Profile]||23||29||18||70|
|21. Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri [Profile]||22||26||24||72|
|22. Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech [Profile]||26||36||11||73|
|23. Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame [Profile]||27||20||27||74|
|24. Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville||31||19||30||80|
|25. Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State [Profile]||33||23||28||84|
|26. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU [Profile]||28||30||29||87|
|27. Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech [Profile]||21||31||36||88|
|28. Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU [Profile]||20||32||42||94|
|29. Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State [Profile]||30||52||17||99|
|30. Stephen Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame [Profile]||38||33||34||105|
|31. David Yankey, OG, Stanford [Profile]||24||39||44||107|
|32. Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State [Profile]||37||22||51||110|
|33. Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia||47||27||37||111|
|34. Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA [Profile]||25||38||49||112|
|35. Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State [Profile]||32||40||43||115|
|36. Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt [Profile]||36||46||33||115|
|37. Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State||35||47||39||121|
|38. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington [Profile]||42||49||32||123|
|39. Dee Ford, DE, Auburn [Profile]||41||42||41||124|
|40. Kelvin Benjamin, WR Florida State [Profile]||45||53||26||124|
|41. Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State [Profile]||48||60||22||130|
|42. Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee [Profile]||54||41||35||130|
|43. HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama [Profile]||13||18||101||132|
|44. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State [Profile]||39||59||40||138|
|45. Jeremiah Attaochu, DE Georgia Tech||44||34||60||138|
|46. Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State [Profile]||51||57||31||139|
|47. Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois||59||25||56||140|
|48. Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame [Profile]||43||50||48||141|
|49. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama [Profile]||34||101||13||148|
|50. Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina||63||37||50||150|
|51. Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State [Profile]||46||43||62||151|
|52. Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin [Profile]||55||45||54||154|
|53. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois [Profile]||69||16||69||154|
|54. Lamarcus Joyner, S/CB, Florida State||74||52||38||164|
|55. Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford [Profile]||70||35||68||173|
|56. Weston Richburg, OC, Colorado State [Profile]||53||63||64||180|
|57. Dominique Easley, DT Florida State [Profile]||40||92||52||184|
|58. Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi State [Profile]||67||49||73||189|
|59. Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State [Profile]||61||44||89||194|
|60. Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada||62||71||61||194|
|61. Tre Mason, RB, Auburn [Profile]||89||63||47||199|
|62. Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina [Profile]||100||56||45||201|
|63. Marcus Martin, OC USC [Profile]||66||65||71||202|
|64. C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE Iowa [Profile]||75||74||55||204|
|65. Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon||56||75||77||208|
|66. Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor [Profile]||71||85||53||209|
|67. Ka'deem Carey, RB, Arizona [Profile]||49||61||101||211|
|68. Jeremy Hill, RB LSU||58||101||57||216|
|69. Jarvis Landry, WR LSU [Profile]||60||66||97||223|
|70. Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State||64||101||58||223|
|71. Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State||87||79||59||225|
|72. Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson||90||71||67||228|
|73. Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado||95||68||65||228|
|74. Marcus Smith, DE/OLB, Louisville||52||101||78||231|
|75. Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor||84||101||46||231|
|76. Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida||73||59||101||233|
|77. Zach Mettenberger, QB LSU||57||101||76||234|
|78. Telvin Smith, OLB, Florida State [Profile]||77||77||80||234|
|79. Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State [Profile]||92||55||87||234|
|80. DaQuan Jones, DT, Pittsburgh [Profile]||79||56||101||236|
|81. Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford [Profile]||72||101||72||245|
|82. E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri||50||101||101||252|
|83. Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson||83||101||70||254|
|84. Carl Bradford, OLB, Arizona State||96||80||79||255|
|85. Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia [Profile]||68||88||101||257|
|86. Trai Turner, OG, LSU||82||101||74||257|
|87. Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin||86||70||101||257|
|88. Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana||99||95||63||257|
|89. Dion Bailey, FS USC||65||101||95||261|
|90. Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State [Profile]||76||101||84||261|
|91. Will Clarke, DE, West Virginia [Profile]||101||75||86||262|
|92. Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington||78||84||101||263|
|93. Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama||101||66||101||268|
|94. Ju'Wan James, OL, Tennessee||101||101||66||268|
|95. Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood||81||89||101||271|
|96. Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina||101||69||101||271|
|97. Brandon Thomas, OG, Clemson||88||101||85||274|
|98. Victor Hampton, CB, South Carolina||101||73||101||275|
|99. Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas [Profile]||94||81||101||276|
|100. Cameron Fleming, OT, Stanford||101||101||75||277|