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2015 NFL Draft: Prospect big board, round-by-round

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How BBV draft analysts rank the draft prospects.

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Our final, official, prospect Big Board for the 2015 NFL Draft is presented in a much different -- and hopefully more useful -- way than any Big Board we have previously presented. A request was made in the comments a while back asking if we could present our board not just with player rankings, but more in line with the way NFL teams stack their boards in their various 'war rooms.' This is what has been done here.

Let's explain what you are looking at.

The first column (Player/Point total) is a vertical row. It shows the aggregated results from 1-121 of how 'Invictus,' 'Raptor' and Jesse ranked players. Each was asked for a top 100 Big Board. These were tabulated using a point system, which comes as close we could to the grading system by which NFL teams actually rank players. The number you see in parenthesis is the point total each player received when adding all three of our analysts' big boards. USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams is our top-ranked player with a total of four points, meaning two of our guys ranked him No. 1 and one of our guys had him No. 2.

Our 121st-ranked player is Minnesota running back David Cobb, with a point total of 300, meaning he was near the bottom of each board, perhaps even off one or two.

Why do we have 121 players and not just 100. Because each board is not identical. Some players in one analysts' top 100 are not in another analysts' top 100. In all, 121 is the number of player who appeared on at least one of the three boards compiled.

The horizontal columns show the players at each position  who have been assigned first-, second- thrid- and fourth-round grades on our board. The purpose here is to show which rounds might be heavy -- or light -- on players at a given position. This makes it easier for an NFL GM to figure out 'value.' It also gives another visual in terms of how much separation in grade their might be from, say, Williams at No. 1 to Arik Armstead at No. 19 -- usueful if you are hunting for a defensive tackle.

You will notice as you look at each round that there are not 32 players in each. Rounds 1 and 2 have less, Round 3 has more and Round 4 has the remaining players on our board. Why?

Giants' GM Jerry Reese always says that while 32 players get selected in the first round, fewer players than that actually get first-round grades. Reese says the number of players who usually are given Round 1 grades is about 25. In our case, if you multiply 32 by 3 (yes, math) you get 96. So, the cutoff for anyone to be placed in our "first row" or first round was 96 points. That turned out to be 27 players, which, by what Reese has commonly said, works out just about right.

The round-by-round point total cutoffs are as follows:

  • Round 1 -- 96 points
  • Round 2 -- 192 points
  • Round 3 -- 288 points

One caveat here. The tail end of our board may, admittedly, not be quite as accurate as the beginning of our board. Tabulating this the way it was done, a vale of '101' was assigned to a player who was on one analysts' board, but left off another. That may not give a completely accurate picture of whether that player is actually a fourth-round value, or a guy who should likely go lower in the draft. It was, however, the best approximation that could be made.

You will also notice that for Rounds 2 and 3 the horizontal axis does not fit completely within our layout. There are simply too many columns filled with data. Use the sliders below each round to see the data to the far right of those tables.

With all of that said, here is your final 2015 NFL Draft Big Blue View Big Board. We hope you find it helpful during the first couple of days of the draft.

Round 1

Player (Point total) QB RB TE WR OT OG OC DT DE MLB OLB CB S
1. Leonard Williams,
DT, USC (4)



Leonard
Williams
2. Amari Cooper,
WR, Alabama (11)


Amari
Cooper
3. Jameis Winston,
QB, Florida (14)
Jameis
Winston



4. Kevin White,
WR, West Virginia (16)



Kevin
White





5. Marcus Mariota,
QB, Oregon (22)
Marcus
Mariota


6. Dante Fowler,
DE, Florida (27)




Dante
Fowler
7. Devante Parker,
WR, Louisville (27)



Devante
Parker





8. Randy Gregory,
EDGE, Nebraska (30)








Randy
Gregory
9. Bud Dupree,
DE, Kentucky (32)





Bud
Dupree
10. Vic Beasley,
EDGE, Clemson (32)








Vic
Beasley
11. Todd Gurley,
RB, Georgia (34)

Todd
Gurley







12. Danny Shelton,
DT, Washington (37)






Danny
Shelton
13. Brandon Scherff,
OT, Iowa (39)



Brandon
Scherff

14. Melvin Gordon,
RB, Wisconsin (43)

Melvin
Gordon







15. Andrus Peat,
OT, Stanford (44)




Andrus
Peat

16. Shane Ray,
DE, Missouri (44)








Shane
Ray



17. Trae Waynes,
CB, Mich. St.(45)





Trae
Waynes
18. Malcom Brown,
DT, Texas (54)







Malcom
Brown





19. Arik Armstead,
DT, Oregon (61)







Arik
Armstead
20. La'el Collins,
OT, LSU (63)



La'el
Collins
21. Landon Collins, SS, Alabama (67) Landon Collins
22. Marcus Peters,
CB, Washington (72)
Marcus
Peters
23. D.J. Humphries,
OT, Florida (81)
D.J.
Humphries
24. Dorial Green-Beckham, WR,
Missouri (81)
Dorial
Green-Beckham
25. Eric Kendricks, MLB, UCLA (86) Eric
Kendricks
26. Nelson
Agholor
, WR, USC (92)
Nelson
Agholor
27. Jaelen Strong, WR, Ariz. St. (93) Jaelen
Strong

Round 2

Player QB RB TE WR OT OG OC DT DE MLB OLB CB S
28. Ereck Flowers,
OT, Miami (101)



Ereck
Flowers
29. Jake Fisher,
OT, Oregon (107)



Jake
Fisher
30. Kevin Johnson,
CB, Wake Forest (108)




Kevin
Johnson
31. Devin Smith,
WR, Ohio State (109)



Devin
Smith





32. Owamagbe Odighizuwa,
DE, UCLA (117)



Owamagbe
Odighizuwa
33. A.J. Cann,
OG, S. Carolina (119)




A.J.
Cann
34. Shaq Thompson,
OLB, Washington (119)









Shaq
Thompson
35. T.J. Clemmings,
OT, Pittsburgh (121)




T.J.
Clemmings





36. Cameron Irving,
OL, Florida State (123)




Cameron
Irving
Cameron
Irving
37. Jalen Collins,
CB, LSU (123)








Jalen
Collins
38. Nate Orchard,
EDGE, Utah (125)








Nate
Orchard
Nate
Orchard
39. Michael Bennett,
DT, Ohio State (126)






Michael
Bennett
40. Byron Jones,
CB, UConn (130)


Byron
Jones
41. Benardrick McKinney,
MLB, Miss. St. (130)









Benardrick
McKinney
42. Preston Smith,
DE, Miss. St. (131)






Preston
Smith
43. Eddie Goldman,
DT, Florida St. (134)







Eddie
Goldman




44. Duke Johnson,
RB, Miami (135)

Duke
Johnson



45. Ameer Abdullah,
RB, Nebraska (136)

Ameer
Abdullah











46. Maxx Williams,
TE, Minnesota (149)


Maxx
Williams





47. Eli Harold,
EDGE, Virginia (152)



Eli
Harold
48. Denzel Perryman,
MLB, Miami (152)
Denzel
Perryman
49. Carl Davis,
DT, Iowa (153)
Carl
Davis
50. Eric Rowe,
CB/FS, Utah (157)
Eric
Rowe
Eric
Rowe
51. Cedric Ogbuehi,
OT, Texas A&M (161)
Cedric
Ogbuehi
52. P.J. Williams,
CB, Fla. St. (164)
P.J.
Williams
53. Tevin Coleman,
RB, Indiana (167)
Tevin
Coleman
54. Laken Tomlinson,
OG, Duke (169)

Laken
Tomlinson
55. Jay Ajayi,
RB, Boise St. (169)
Jay
Ajayi
56. Phillip Dorsett,
WR, Miami (178)
Phillip
Dorsett
57. Stephone
Anthony
, MLB,
Clemson (179)
Stephone
Anthony
58. Quinten Rollins,
CB, Miami (Ohio) (179)
59. Breshad Perriman,
WR, UCF (182)
Breshad
Perriman
60. Ronald Darby,
CB, Fla. St. (183)
Ronald
Darby
61. Clive Walford, TE, Miami (187) Clive
Walford

Round 3

Player QB RB TE WR OT OG OC DT DE MLB OLB CB S
62. Grady Jarrett,
DT, Clemson (193)



Grady
Jarrett
63. Devin Funchess,
WR/TE, Mich. St. (193)


Devin
Funchess
Devin
Funchess
64. Jordan Phillips,
DT, Oklahoma (198)




Jordan
Phillips
65. Danielle Hunter,
DE, LSU (199)








Danielle
Hunter
66. Hroniss Grasu,
OC, Oregon (200)



Hroniss
Grasu
67. Mario Edwards,
DE, Fla. St. (201)




Mario
Edwards
68. Xavier Cooper,
DT, Wash. St. (209)







Xavier
Cooper

69. Ali Marpet,
OG, Hobart (213)





Ali
Marpet



70. Derron Smith,
SS, Fresno St. (213)





Derron
Smith
71. Cody Prewitt,
SS, Ole Miss (217)








Cody
Prewitt
72. Damarious Randall,
FS, Ariz. St. (219)









Damarious
Randall
73. Lorenzo Mauldin,
DE, Louisville (223)






Lorenzo
Mauldin
74. Donovan Smith,
OT, Penn St. (226)


Donovan
Smith
75. Ty Sambrailo,
OT, Colo. (227)




Ty
Sambrailo




76. Trey Flowers,
EDGE, Ark. (231)






Trey
Flowers
77. Paul Dawson,
MLB, TCU (233)









Paul
Dawson


78. Ifo Ekpre-Olumu, CB, Oregon (233)




Ifo Ekpre-Olumu
79. Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor (237) Bryce
Petty












80. Mike Davis, RB, S. Carolina (238)
Mike
Davis






81. Josue Matias,
OG, Fla. St. (239)



Josue
Matias
82. Tyler Lockett,
WR, Kan. St. (240)
Tyler
Lockett
83. Jaquiski Tartt,
SS, Samford (245)
Jaquiski
Tartt
84. Sammie Coates,
WR, Auburn (245)
Sammie
Coates
85. Hau'oli Kikaha,
DE, Wash. (247)
Hau'oli
Kikaha
86. Senquez Golson,
CB, Ole Miss (253)
Senquez
Golson
87. Brett Hundley,
QB, UCLA (257)
Brett
Hundley
88. T.J. Yeldon,
RB, Alabama (257)
T.J.
Yeldon
89. Anthony Harris,
S, Virginia (258)
Anthony
Harris
90. David Johnson,
RB, N. Iowa (258)
David
Johnson
91. Kwon Alexander,
OLB, LSU (263)
Kwon
Alexander
92. Justin Hardy,
WR, E. Caro. (264)
Justin
Hardy
93. Josh Shaw,
CB, USC (264)
Josh
Shaw
94. Daryl Williams,
OT, Okla. (266)
Daryl
Williams
95. Rashad Greene,
WR, Fla. St. (268)
Rashad
Greene
96. Gerod Holliman,
FS, Louis. (269)
Gerod
Holliman
97. Tre' Jackson,
OG, Fl. St. (270)
Tre'
Jackson
98. Arie Kouandjio, OG, Ala. (275) Arie
Kouandjio
99. Henry Anderson,
DE, Stanford (276)
Henry
Anderson
100. Alex Carter,
CB/FS, Stanford (278)
Alex
Carter
Alex
Carter
101. Jeremy Langford,
RB, Mich. St. (278)
Jeremy
Langford
102. Ramik Wilson, MLB, Georgia (279) Ramik
Wilson
103. Adrian Amos,
FS, Penn St. (280)
Adrian
Amos
104. Za'darius Smith,
DE. Ken. (282)
Za'darius
Smith
105. Kurtis Drummond,
S, Mich. St. (282)
Kurtis
Drummond
106. Durell Eskridge,
S, SU (283)
Durell
Eskridge
107. Buck Allen,
RB, USC (284)
Buck
Allen
108. Tyrus Thompson,
OT, Okla. (287)
Tyrus
Thompson
109. Rob Havenstein,
OT, Wisc. (288)
Rob
Haventein

Round 4

Player QB RB TE WR OT OG OC DT DE MLB OLB CB S
110. D'Joun Smith,
CB, Fla. Atl. (293)



D'Joun
Smith
111. Doran Grant,
CB, Ohio St. (293)



Doran
Grant
112. Max Garcia,
OC, Florida (294)




Max
Garcia
113. Markus Golden,
OLB, Missouri (294)









Markus
Golden
114. Tre McBride,
WR, William & Mary (296)



Tre
McBride
115. Joey Mbu,
DT, Houston (296)




Joey
Mbu
116. Kenny Bell,
WR, Nebraska (297)



Kenny
Bell





117. Ty Montgomery,
WR, Stanford (298)



Ty
Montgomery





118. Steven Nelson,
CB, Oregon St. (298)





Steven
Nelson
119. Mitch Morse,
OG, Missouri (298)





Mitch
Morse


120. Gabe Wright,
DT, Auburn (299)







Gabe
Wright

121. David Cobb,
RB, Minnesota (300)

David
Cobb