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Big Blue View Final 2013 NFL Draft Big Board

Jesse Bartolis puts together the final 2013 NFL Draft Big Board for Big Blue View. See how your favorite -- and least favorite -- prospects rank.


This is my final 2013 NFL Draft Big Board for Big Blue View and there has been some movement in the top 85 players, but not a ton. I try not to let the Combine and Pro Days affect my board too much, but I have also been able to watch a lot more film of players and some will definitely be getting big ups and others I've cooled considerably off of. The other thing that is different is I went back through my big board and my grades and tried to remove positional values for grades -- for example I've talked big about how much I like Jonathan Cooper, but I had him ninth on my board, but I like him even more than that if I don't take into consideration positional value. It's weird to have guards ranked third and fourth overall, but I do feel that strongly about them if we're not factoring in position -- which I tried to do more here.

Note: I started ranking quarterbacks that fell outside of my top 100 only because I don't think before the fourth round quarterback is a viable pick for the Giants. My quarterbacks above 100 would be (in order) Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson, Tyler Bray, Ryan Nassib.

As always where players rank on the big board just means how good I think a player is on the field. It does not mean that I think they should be picked in that order. I would not take Chance Warmack or Cooper over Dee Milliner or Dion Jordan for example for most teams. But I would take Warmack or Cooper over Datone Jones because the difference is great enough where I can overlook the positions they play.

And the last disclaimer, this is my big board based on my feelings of players. I"m sure you have your own feelings and time will tell how good the player can truly become.

Big Board Rankings

1. Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A & M* [BBV Prospect Profile]
2. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah [BBV Prospect Profile]
3. Chance Warmack, G, Alabama [BBV Prospect Profile]
4. Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina [BBV Prospect Profile
5. Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia* [BBV Prospect Profile]
6. Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama* [BBV Prospect Profile]
7. Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon [BBV Prospect Profile]
8. Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State [BBV Prospect Profile]
9. Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri* [BBV Prospect Profile]
10. Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan [BBV Prospect Profile]
11. Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia* [BBV Prospect Profile]
12. Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida* [BBV Prospect Profile]
13. Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State University* [BBV Prospect Profile]
14. Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU* [BBV Prospect Profile]
15. Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU [BBV Prospect Profile]
16. Jonathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State*
17. Cornelius Carradine, DE, FSU [BBV Prospect Profile]
18. Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A & M* [BBV Prospect Profile]
19. Datone Jones, DE, UCLA* [BBV Prospect Profile]
20. Kevin Minter, LB, LSU*
21. Tavon Austin, WR, West Virgina
22. D.J. Fluker, T, Alabama [BBV Prospect Profile]
23. Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State [BBV Prospect Profile]
24. Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame* [BBV Prospect Profile]
25. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
26. Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
27. Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas [BBV Prospect Profile]
28. Giovanni Bernard, RB, North Carolina*
29. John Jenkins, DL, Georgia [BBV Prospect Profile]
30. Kennan Allen, WR, Cal
31. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson*
32. Matt Elam, S, Florida* [BBV Prospect Profile]
33. Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State [BBV Prospect Profile]
34. Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina*
35. Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
36. Lane Johnson, T, Oklahoma Sooners [BBV Prospect Profile]
37. Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
38. Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State [BBV Prospect Profile]
39. Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington [BBV Prospect Profile]
40. Robert Woods, WR, USC*
41. Jesse Williams, DL, Alabama
42. Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford* [BBV Prospect Profile]
43. Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
44. Jonathan Cyprien, S, FIU
45. Corey Lemoiner, DE, Auburn
46. Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers [BBV Prospect Profile]
47. Philip Thomas, S, Fresno State
48. Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers*
49. Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
50. David Amerson, CB/S, North Carolina State
51. Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee*
52. Blidi-Wreh Wilson, CB, UCONN
53. Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
54. Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
55. Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
56. D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
57. Dallas Thomas, OL, Tennessee
58. Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
59. Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
60. Christine Michael, RB, Texas A and M
61. Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Mississippi
62. Menelik Watson, T, Florida State
63. Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
64. Brennan Williams, OL, North Carolina
65. Sio Moore, LB, UCONN
66. Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern State
67. Kyle Long, OL, Oregon
68. Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana
69. Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
70. Justin Pugh, OL, Syrcause
71. Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas Pine Bluff
72. Eric Reid, S, LSU
73. Sean Porter, OLB, Texas A & M
74. Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
75. Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma
76. D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
77. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
78. John Simon, Ohio State
79. Jonathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
80. Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
81. Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
82. Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU* [BBV Prospect Profile]
83. Sanders Cummings, CB, South Carolina
84. Ricky Wagner, OT, Wisconsin
85.Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford*
86. Oday Aboushi, OL, Virginia
87. Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
88. Brian Schwenke, OL, California
89. Walter Stewart, DE, Cincinnati
90. Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
91. Jordan Reed, TE, Florida*
92. Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse
93. Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
94. Jelani Jenkins, LB, Florida
95. Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
96. Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
97. Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State
98. Jordan Hill, DT, Penn State
99. Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky
100. E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
101. Tavarres King, WR, Georgia
102. Chase Thomas, LB, Stanford
103. Kwame Geathers, DT, Georgia
104. Chris Harper, WR, Kansas State
105. A.J. Klein, LB, Iowa State
106. David Queensberry, OT, San Jose State
107. MIke Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
108. Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
109. Marquees Wilson, WR, Washington State
110. Cornelius Washington, DE, Georgia
111. Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State
112. Reid Fragel, T, Ohio State
113. Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
114. David Bakhtiari, OL, Colorado
115. Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois
116. Shawn Williams, S, Georgia
117. Vance Mcdonald, TE, Rice
118. Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
119. Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama
120. Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
121. Gerald Hoges, LB, Penn State
122. Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
123. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
124. Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina
125.. Tyrann Matheiu, CB, LSU
126. Michael Buchanan, OLB, Clemson
127. Brian Winters, G, Kent State
128. Jon Bostic, LB, Florida Gators
129. Tharold Simon, CB, LSU
130. Brandon Jenkins, DE, Florida State
131. William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
132. Everett Dawkins, DT, Florida State
133. NIck Kasa, TE, Colorado
134. Marc Anthony, CB, California
135. Sean Renfree, QB, Duke
136. Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida
137. Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State
138. Zavier Gooden, LB, Missouri
139. Lavar Edwards, DE, LSU
140. Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
141. Zac Dysert, QB, Miami Ohio
142. Duke Williams, CB, Nevada
143. Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers
144. Kapron Lewis Moore, DE, Notre Dame
145. Brandon Mcgee, CB, Miami Florida
146 Trevardo Williams, LB, UCONN
147. Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa
148. Aaron Mellette, WR, Elon
149. Denard Robinson, WR, Michigan
150. Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
151. Jake Stoneburner, TE, Ohio State
152. Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas
153. Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
154. Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech
155. Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
156. Alvin Bailey, G, Arkansas
157. NIco Johnson, LB, Alabama
158. Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina

The player who saw the biggest drop for me was Sam Montgomery of LSU. I watched him more and the first time I let 2011 cloud my judgement. I think in 2012 he was not good and is molasses get of the line of scrimmage is too much for me to over-come on top of that I looked at the players I compared him to and others guys like Ray Edwards, and thought to myself I've had him in the top 40, but would I take a Ray Edwards type in the top 40? No, I wouldn't. He saw one of the biggest drops.

Another guy who saw a major drop was Alabama OL Barrett Jones. I like Jones as a player, but what I had to decide is whether or not I like Jones only because of his versatility. I went through and ranked Jones at different positions and I preferred guys more to Jones at each individual position. I know see Jones as more like he's a super-sub than a reliable 10 year starter on the offensive line. And I'm not going to spend a pick on the first three rounds who I'm questionable on whether or not he'll actually be a starting player in the NFL.

Damontre Moore drops because he's had about as bad a pre-draft process as one can, but he's still a top 15 player to me.

Guys with the biggest movement up are Tyler Eifert. His ability to get up and make a play on the football, his plus blocking, and underrated athleticism make him a pretty sure bet for me. He might not be an All-pro, but he'll be good for a long time. D.J. Fluker has actually gone up a lot for me too and it's because I stopped thinking about him as just a Right tackle. As a RT I'm not convinced he's more than a 2nd round pick, but as a player I think he definitely is, I think he could be a very good guard if not a tackle and when I removed positional value he's higher on my board.

Also Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden and Cincinnati DE Watler Stewart look like they could be over their medical issues, so both appear on the board.

I was transferring information because if I copy and paste it causes a lot of format problems so it's definitely possible that I either put a name twice (which I've tried to double check) or completely missed a prospect if you notice either let me know.

If anyone is interested I might put out my draft manifesto--or rules for drafting in the near future.