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
So Big Ben, who has struggled all year on the road despite the competition and is banged up, is just going to magically find his groove and torch us? Anything's possible, but using the Seahawks game, which was ages ago and came shortly after we had to adjust after the Jamie Collins trade, is pretty dumb on your part.
USED DRAFT-TEK , WALTERS, DRAFT-SITE rankings as a general guide. Been trying to catch as many college games as possible. HUGE Game for Clemson over Alabama raising the stock of several players.
SR bowl,Combine, & Pro-days will be fun to watch.