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MadDog49er Big 100 Board

Since it is a slow week in the world of the NFL Draft, I thought I'd throw out my first Big Board of the year, covering the first 100 picks, roughly the first three rounds of the draft (aka Day One and Day Two of the draft).

This Big Board will expand to a full draft board down the road with my projection of where players will be selected. This is NOT a draft ranking, but the general area where I see players selected. The NFL combine will surely alter the idea of where individuals will be chosen. This board projects beyond the combine (Kaepernick will run extremely well and should display good arm strength, hence the movement on my board, in advance, to the middle second round). Derrick Locke should roast the track, so I see him as a third rounder. I project Torrey Smith a round higher than others, but once again based on the prediction that his 40 time will be eye-popping. And, I expect JJ Watt will really impress in drills, showing outstanding mobility for a big man, elevating his stock to a high level. I could go on for virtually every player, but will let the board discuss their thoughts.

If you believe there is a player I completely missed the boat on, either through omission or placement (too high or low), please feel free to comment.

Have fun! Cheers!

One final note: I think the Niners will eventually draft one of these five players with their #7 pick, in this order: Von Miller (the team appears to be smitten with him), Blaine Gabbert, Prince Amukamara, Robert Quinn, and Cameron Jordan.

If I was a betting man, the team will select Miller in the first, the highest CB on their board in the second (Curtis Brown, Aaron Williams, etc.), and trade up (using their third and one of their fourth rounders) into the late second round to pick up a QB (Dalton, Ponder, etc.).

2011 NFL Draft 255 Big Board
Pick Player School Position
1 Nick Fairley Auburn DT
2 Da'Quan Bowers Clemson DE
3 Patrick Peterson LSU CB
4 AJ Green Georgia WR
5 Blaine Gabbert Missouri QB
6 Marcell Dareus Alabama DT
7 Von Miller Texas A&M OLB
8 Robert Quinn North Carolina DE
9 Cameron Jordan Cal DE/DT
10 Cam Newton Auburn QB
11 Prince Amukamara Nebraska CB
12 Ryan Mallett Arkansas QB
13 JJ Watt Wisconsin DE/DT
14 Julio Jones Alabama WR
15 Mark Ingram Alabama RB
16 Brandon Harris Miami CB
17 Ryan Kerrigan Purdue DE
18 Stephen Paea Oregon St DT
19 Torrey Smith Maryland WR
20 Tyron Smith USC OT
21 Nate Solder Colorado OT
22 Gabe Carimi Wisconsin OT
23 Justin Houston Georgia OLB
24 Derek Sherrod Mississippi St OT
25 Jonathan Baldwin Pittsburgh WR
26 Mike Pouncey Florida C
27 Anthony Castonzo Boston College OT
28 Cameron Heyward Ohio State DE/DT
29 Adrian Clayborn Iowa DE/DT
30 Jimmy Smith Colorado CB
31 Akeem Ayers UCLA OLB
32 Kyle Rudolph Notre Dame TE
33 Aldon Smith Missouri DE
34 Corey Liuget Illinois DT
35 Ryan Williams Virginia Tech RB
36 Mikel LeShoure Illinois RB
37 Stefan Wisniewski Penn State C
38 Jerrel Jernigan Troy WR
39 Phil Taylor Baylor DT
40 Jake Locker Washington QB
41 Aaron Williams Texas CB
42 Leonard Hankerson Miami WR
43 Titus Young Boise St WR
44 Christian Ballard Iowa DE
45 Curtis Brown Texas CB
46 Martez Wilson Illinois LB
47 Colin Kaepernick Nevada QB
48 Ben Ijalana Villanova OT/OG
49 Rahim Moore UCLA S
50 Jalil Brown Colorado CB
51 Marvin Austin North Carolina DT
52 Quinton Carter Oklahoma S
53 Allen Bailey Miami DE
54 Kendall Hunter Oklahoma St RB
55 Daniel Thomas Kansas St RB
56 Lance Kendricks Wisconsin TE
57 Drake Nevis LSU DT
58 Andy Dalton TCU QB
59 Davon House New Mexico CB
60 Christian Ponder Florida State QB
61 John Moffitt Wisconsin G/C
62 Bruce Carter North Carolina LB
63 Johnny Patrick Louisville CB
64 Rodney Hudson Florida State G/C
65 Mason Foster Washington OLB
66 Jordan Todman Connecticut RB
67 Kendric Burney North Carolina CB
68 James Carpenter Alabama OT
69 Danny Watkins Baylor G/C
70 Jurrell Casey USC DT
71 Kenrick Ellis Hampton DT
72 DJ Williams Arkansas TE
73 DeAndre McDaniel Clemson S
74 Lawrence Wilson Connecticut OLB
75 Jerrell Powe Mississippi DT
76 Marcus Cannon TCU OT/OG
77 Dontay Moch Nevada OLB
78 Ahmad Black Florida S
79 Brandon Burton Utah CB
80 DeMarco Murray Oklahoma RB
81 Quan Sturdivant North Carolina LB
82 Brooks Reed Arizona DE
83 Curtis Marsh Utah St CB
84 Sam Acho Texas DE
85 Deleone Carter Syracuse RB
86 Shane Vereen Cal RB
87 Luke Stocker Tennessee TE
88 Pat Devlin Delaware QB
89 Muhammad Wilkerson Temple DT
90 Ras-I Dowling Virginia CB
91 Randall Cobb Kentucky WR
92 Kelvin Sheppard LSU ILB
93 Colin McCarthy Miami ILB
94 Sione Fua Stanford DT
95 Shareece Wright USC CB
96 Derrick Locke Kentucky RB
97 Tandon Doss Indiana WR
98 Rashad Carmichael Virginia CB
99 Jabaal Sheard Pittsburgh DE
100 Pernell McPhee Mississippi St DE

One last final note: After watching and grading the Senior Bowl game, I thought the best game performances go to: Von Miller, Ryan Kerrigan, Leonard Hankerson, Sam Acho, Kendric Burney, Curtis Brown. I primarily focused on the OL, and graded these players as best: John Moffitt (brilliantly consistent); James Carpenter, Derek Sherrod, Jake Kirkpatrick, Rodney Hudson. Shockingly, a couple of the players who had solid practices really struggled in this game (the practices mean a LOT take it with a grain of salt): Nate Solder (looked sluggish) and Danny Watkins (graded as a street free agent. He had a terrific first series, and then was absolutely horrible the rest of the was UGLY..missed blocks, falling on the ground, holding call, YIKES!!!).

[ Edited by MadDog49er on Feb 6, 2011 at 17:30:52 ]
I'm a little shocked you have Mallett that high, but this year the QB class must be really hard to place. I don't see more than a couple of them (at most) really excelling, and they may not be the names at the top of most peoples' lists.

Oh, and isn't Gabbert singular? Like James Gabbert?

Also surprised you have Phil Taylor relatively low. I think there's such a gap between him and the next NT candidate in the draft that he'll levitate higher than most people think. Will you knock him up 15-20 slots if B.J. Raji tears up the Steelers OL in the Super Bowl?

Assume you'll be making some adjustments, particularly after the combine?

EDIT: I can't recall from previous years, but has a K or P ever made The MadDog49er Big 100 Board?

[ Edited by 49erThrowback on Feb 5, 2011 at 16:47:02 ]
If I was a betting man I would not bet against your draft scenario. I think the current roster allows us to draft more for quality than quantity. Your scenario fills our holes perfectly.
What pick do we have in the second round again?
Originally posted by pelos21:
What pick do we have in the second round again?
13th, i think.
Originally posted by pelos21:
What pick do we have in the second round again?[/quote

I believe 45. #75 in 3rd. After that hard to say cuz of compensatory picks.
MD -- Thanks for all your work again this year. I noticed you have Tyron Smith as your 1st OT. Is he that good or do you believe the teams were just underwhelmed by the Senior Bowl participants.

[ Edited by ishkabibel on Feb 5, 2011 at 17:54:19 ]
Seemed like during the season that Cal's Mike Mohamed was projected to go in the second round, so what's going on with him?

[ Edited by teeohh on Feb 5, 2011 at 17:45:27 ]
So based on this big board, the Dolphins had the best mock in the webzone mock draft thread by getting Newton, LeShoure, and Ochocinco using only their 1st, 3rd, and 4th round picks

[ Edited by YungAce on Feb 5, 2011 at 17:52:09 ]

These are alot better projections

I can agree with many of these prospects.
How is Kaepernick 13 spots above Ponder?
A few things...

1. Where's Jeremy Beal? He should run/workout pretty well at the combine.

2. Why so low on Brooks Reed? He CRUSHED it at the Sr. Bowl and will tear up the combine. Physical FREAK.

3. Three qb's in the top 12?? NONE of which ran a system that required them to drop back from center and read a defense. This is one of the worst qb classes in quite some time. Not happening.

4. Pat Devlin @ 88 and Ricky Stanzi is nowhere to be seen??? C'mon bruh.

5. LOL @ Kaepernick ahead of Ponder. Um, NO.
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What exactly is the knock on Ryan Mallet again? I am not pro or against him, but I have not heard anyone on the zone talk good about him.

Maddog had him ranked 12th, all the videos I I'm have seen on him shows very good accuracy, strong arm, and yes he does show good mobility. He is not short, and he did play in a the tough SEC confrence. I just watched lastnight in the college QB.challenge, which he one.

So what am I missing guys?
Great work MD!

As an ND fanatic I was wondering where you think Michael Floyd would have fit in your top 100? Do you think he made a good choice going back to school? Personally, I think if he gets his weight down to 215 and commits to running better routes he will be unreal.
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