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 don't get the Garrett Sickels pick in the 3rd when your own evaluation of him clearly states that you believe he his a 3-4 OLB in the NFL and a day 3 pick at best. I think Dallas would rather take the risk with Carl Lawson in that spot than give it to a career rotational player at best.