This is my senior Big Board for the 2011 NFL Draft. My talent evaluation consists of hundreds of hours of game tape analysis as well as a players' intangible makeup. The 2010 college football season will be upon us after a grueling summer of waiting for the gridiron to come in the fall, but in the meantime, let's evaluate the senior class of prospects.
I have a key to better understand my star system:
: Elite Talent
: Top-8 Talent
: Solid First-Round Talent
: Fringe First-Round Talent; Very Strong Round 2 Talent
: Second-Round Talent
Jake Locker, QB, Washington
Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh
Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
Von Miller, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
Joe Barksdale, T, Louisiana St.
Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
Jerrelle Powe, NT, Ole Miss
Bruce Carter, OLB, North Carolina
DeAndre McDaniel, S, Clemson
Deunta Williams, S, North Carolina
Kris O'Dowd, C, USC
Mike Pouncey, G, Florida
Christian Ponder, QB, Florida St.
Demarcus Love, T, Arkansas
Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
Greg Jones, OLB, Michigan St.
Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio St.
Jeremy Beal, DE, Oklahoma
Allen Bailey, DT, Miami FL
Stefen Wisniewski, C, Penn St.
Pernell McPhee, DE, Mississippi St.
Anthony Castonzo, T, Boston College
Terrance Toliver, WR, Louisiana St.
Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
*Denotes 4-3 Defensive End ONLY
**Denotes 3-4 Rush Linebacker ONLY
I like your write up on Trubisky. I also like the gutsy move of Mahomes at #2 especially with Garrett on the board. However, there are glaring mistakes elsewhere. No way, the Saints draft a RB in 1st round after paying Peterson to be the primary back up to Ingram. Plus, they desperately need talent on the defensive side of the ball. Also, the Browns 2nd pick wouldn't be a rush OLB when they are converting to a base 4-3 and have Jamie Collins at the Sam.