It has all led up to this, the 2019 Big Blue View Big Board. We have been previewing potential draft prospects at least since we started the Big Blue Big Board podcast back at the end of October and those evaluations have grown to this point on the eve of the 2019 NFL Draft.
There are 203 players are ranked on the Big Board, where we combined our positional rankings (which you can listen to on the podcasts linked below). We went with the two-axis horizontal board to divide these players into overall tiers and a loose ranking within each position. We’ll say loose positionally because this is the combination of two boards and while we came to an agreement on the tiers, we differed some on the exact placement within the tiers. This is where a discussion would be had in the draft room should we be on the clock looking at a certain position in a given tier.
As would be expected for a big board in a real NFL draft room, there are fewer than 10 top-10 grades and fewer than 32 true first-round grades. But GM Dave Gettleman was not lying during his pre-draft press conference when he said there were a number of players and potential contributors available in Rounds 2, 3, and 4.
So here it is, the 2019 Big Blue View Big Board:
We’ll have an updated version after each day of the draft to see how we stacked up and who are potentially the best available remaining prospects.
If you would like to hear us talk about how we personally ranked these players at each position, we did that in a two-part draft preview podcast this week.
First was the offense:
Followed by the defense: