In mid-March, I posted a thread giving some of the results from a spreadsheet I had done to create average overall rankings of 2010 draft players from 5 known Big Boards freely available online.
I have just revised the spreadsheet, this time using only 3 Big Boards (MadDog, CBS/NFL Draftscout, and Great Blue Nation (GBN), all of which had been updated between Saturday and Monday. I also did a frequency analysis by player position and projected draft round.
(Please note that the positions noted for players were confirmed mainly from OTC's
recently posted 49er Big Board.)
The positions that were fairly uniformly distributed through the Draft Rounds were:
QB, RB, WR, TE, 3-4 and 4-3 DEs, ILB, 3-4 OLB, CB and SS.
Positions with uneven distributions were:
Fullbacks, kickers and punters were all in Rounds 6 and 7.
OTs were concentrated in Round 1 and in Rounds 5-7.
OT/OG combos (Saffold,Ducasse,Jerry etc.) were almost all in Round 2
(and early-mid in that round).
Pure guards were mainly ranked from Rounds 4-7 (with almost half in Round 7)
The bulk of the nose tackles (NT) were ranked in Round 1 (1) Round 2 (4) and Round 3 (2).
The few defensive tackles not considered NTs or DEs were ranked in Rounds 3-6.
Half of the free safeties were ranked in Rounds 1 and 2 with all but one of the rest (Round 3) being ranked in Rounds 6 and 7.
OT, NT, and FS are positions where if you don't pick up someone by the end of the 2nd Round, you may be faced with mainly projected late-round candidates.
Although CB is fairly evenly distributed, pretty well all of the big names(Haden, Wilson, McCourty,Jackson, Robinson, Cook, Ghee and Okwasu-Ansah) were ranked to be gone by the end of Round 2.
Trade-down for more second round picks a good thing? Maybe, given the distributions.