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OnTheClock's Big 253 Board: April 23

We are just days from the draft now and if you're like me, the anticipation is killing you right now. This will be the second to last update of the big board, with the finalized selections being posted up either Wednesday night or Thursday afternoon before the draft (AKA the MadDog vs. OTC showdown: Round Three). Can you feel the exhilaration? Before reading this board, please note the disclaimers below (if you've read mine and MD's boards before, this'll be nothing new to you).

1) This is NOT a ranking

2) This is NOT a seven round mock. A mock outside of the first round is straight-up impossible because of the sheer volume of trades that occur. For fun, just check out the number of teams that were not selecting in their preordained spot in any draft. It is spectacular.

3) This board projects the general slot area that I believe these players will fall. It may not be the exact spot, but the idea is to pinpoint the players value and likelihood of being selected in a general area or range.

The first round is mocked out with trades mixed in. The Niners selections are in bold, and cherry picked from the general area I believe a player will be selected.


OTC Big 253 Board
2012 NFL Draft

Overall Player Position School
1 Andrew Luck* QB Stanford
2 Robert Griffin III* QB Baylor
3 Matt Kalil* OT USC
4 Trent Richardson* RB Alabama
5 Morris Claiborne* CB LSU
6 Justin Blackmon* WR Oklahoma State
7 Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M
8 Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame
9 Fletcher Cox* DT Mississippi State
10 Riley Reiff* OT Iowa
11 Quinton Coples DE UNC
12 Melvin Ingram DE/OLB South Carolina
13 David DeCastro* OG Stanford
14 Cordy Glenn OT/OG Georgia
15 Michael Brockers** DT LSU
16 Luke Kuechly* ILB Boston College
17 Mark Barron S Alabama
18 Stephon Gilmore* CB South Carolina
19 Peter Konz* OC Wisconsin
20 Dontari Poe* DT Memphis
21 Whitney Mercilus* DE Illinois
22 Kendall Wright WR Baylor
23 Dre' Kirkpatrick* CB Alabama
24 Jonathan Martin* OT Stanford
25 Bobby Massie* OT Mississippi
26 Stephen Hill* WR Georgia Tech
27 Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama
28 Nick Perry* DE/OLB USC
29 Coby Fleener TE Stanford
30 Amini Silatolu OG Midwestern State
31 Jerel Worthy* DT Michigan State
32 Dont'a Hightower ILB Alabama
33 Mike Adams OT Ohio State
34 Andre Branch DE/OLB Clemson
35 Rueben Randle* WR LSU
36 Doug Martin RB Boise State
37 Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State
38 Chandler Jones DE Syracuse
39 David Wilson* RB Virginia Tech
40 Alshon Jeffery* WR South Carolina
41 Bobby Wagner OLB Utah State
42 Lamar Miller** RB Miami
43 Kendall Reyes DT Connecticut
44 Courtney Upshaw DE/OLB Alabama
45 Kevin Zeitler OG Wisconsin
46 Harrison Smith S Notre Dame
47 Brandon Thompson DT Clemson
48 Ronnell Lewis* OLB Oklahoma
49 Devon Still DT Penn State
50 Josh Robinson* CB Central Florida
51 Mohamed Sanu* WR Rutgers
52 Zach Brown OLB UNC
53 Vinny Curry DE Marshall
54 Lavonte David OLB Nebraska
55 Mitchell Schwartz OT Cal
56 Alameda Ta'amu NT Washington
57 Casey Hayward CB Vanderbilt
58 Mychal Kendricks ILB Cal
59 Shea McClellin OLB Boise State
60 Brandon Brooks OG Miami (Ohio)
61 Bruce Irvin OLB West Virginia
62 Chris Givens* WR Wake Forest
63 Dwayne Allen* TE Clemson
64 Brandon Boykin CB Georgia
65 Jeff Allen OT/OG Illinois
66 Trumaine Johnson CB Montana
67 Kelechi Osemele OT/OG Iowa State
68 Mike Martin NT Michigan
69 Brandon Washington* OG Miami
70 Dwight Bentley CB Louisiana-Lafayette
71 Brian Quick WR Appalachian State
72 Zebrie Sanders OT Florida State
73 Marvin Jones WR Cal
74 Ben Jones C/OG Georgia
75 Derek Wolfe DT Cincinnati
76 George Iloka S Boise State
77 Isaiah Pead RB Cincinnati
78 LaMichael James* RB Oregon
79 Orson Charles* TE Georgia
80 Brock Osweiler* QB Arizona State
81 Jamell Fleming CB Oklahoma
82 Demario Davis OLB Arkansas State
83 A.J. Jenkins WR Illinois
84 Tyrone Crawford DE Boise State
85 Alfonzo Dennard CB Nebraska
86 Chris Polk* RB Washington
87 Jayron Hosley* CB Virginia Tech
88 Markelle Martin S Oklahoma State
89 Cam Johnson DE Virginia
90 Philip Blake OC Baylor
91 Jarius Wright WR Arkansas
92 Robert Turbin* RB Utah State
93 Chris Rainey RB Florida
94 Tony Bergstrom OT/OG Utah
95 Kirk Cousins QB Michigan State
96 Michael Egnew TE Missouri
97 Josh Chapman DT Alabama
98 Kheeston Randall DT Texas
99 Nigel Bradham OLB Florida State
100 Tommy Streeter* WR Miami
101 Jared Crick DT/DE Nebraska
102 Brandon Mosley OT Auburn
103 Ladarius Green TE Louisiana-Lafayette
104 Marcus Forston* DT Miami
105 Jake Bequette DE Arkansas
106 Keenan Robinson OLB Texas
107 Leonard Johnson CB Iowa State
108 Shaun Prater CB Iowa
109 Antonio Allen S South Carolina
110 Donald Stephenson OT Oklahoma
111 Nick Toon WR Wisconsin
112 Juron Criner WR Arizona
113 Jonathan Massaquoi* DE/OLB Troy
114 James-Michael Johnson ILB Nevada
115 Billy Winn DT/DE Boise State
116 Malik Jackson DE Tennessee
117 Ronnie Hillman** RB San Diego State
118 James Brown OG Troy
119 Bernard Pierce* RB Temple
120 Joe Adams WR Arkansas
121 Hebron Fangupo DT BYU
122 Trenton Robinson S Michigan State
123 Kyle Wilber OLB Wake Forest
124 Omar Bolden CB Arizona State
125 Marvin McNutt WR Iowa
126 Greg Childs WR Arkansas
127 Vick Ballard RB Mississippi State
128 Josh Kaddu OLB Oregon
129 Rishard Matthews WR Nevada
130 T.Y. Hilton WR Florida International
131 Tank Carder LB TCU
132 DeAngelo Peterson TE LSU
133 Jaye Howard DT Florida
134 Aaron Henry S Wisconsin
135 Josh LeRibeus OG SMU
136 Adam Gettis OG Iowa
137 Sean Spence OLB Miami
138 Nate Potter OT Boise State
139 Trevor Guyton DT/DE Cal
140 Chase Minnifield CB Virginia
141 Joe Looney OG Wake Forest
142 Terrell Manning* OLB North Carolina State
143 Kelcie McCray S Arkansas State
144 Josh Norman CB Coastal Carolina
145 Russell Wilson QB Wisconsin
146 Tom Compton OT/OG South Dakota
147 Alex Hoffman-Ellis OLB Washington State
148 Taylor Thompson TE SMU
149 Senio Kelemete OG Washington
150 Asa Jackson CB Cal Poly
151 Olivier Vernon* DE Miami
152 Coryell Judie CB Texas A&M
153 Ron Brooks CB LSU
154 Cyrus Gray RB Texas A&M
155 DeVier Posey WR Ohio State
156 Brandon Hardin S Oregon State
157 James Hanna TE Oklahoma
158 Edwin Baker* RB Michigan State
159 Tauren Poole RB Tennessee
160 Trevin Wade CB Arizona
161 B.J. Coleman QB Tennessee-Chattanooga
162 Travis Lewis OLB Oklahoma
163 Justin Bethel CB/S Presbyterian
164 Devon Wylie WR Fresno State
165 DaJohn Harris DT USC
166 Junior Hemingway WR Michigan
167 DeQuan Menzie CB/S Alabama
168 Terrance Ganaway RB Baylor
169 Brandon Taylor S LSU
170 Christian Thompson S South Carolina State
171 Keshawn Martin WR Michigan State
172 Michael Smith RB Utah State
173 Ryan Miller OG Colorado
174 Chase Ford TE Miami
175 Evan Rodriguez FB Temple
176 Miles Burris OLB San Diego State
177 Mike Brewster OC Ohio State
178 Ryan Steed CB Furman
179 Ryan Broyles WR Oklahoma
180 Keith Tandy CB West Virginia
181 Najee Good ILB West Virginia
182 Coty Sensabaugh CB Clemson
183 Matt McCants OT UAB
184 Nick Foles QB Arizona
185 Levy Adcock OT Oklahoma State
186 Emil Egwenagu FB Massachusetts
187 Lucas Nix OG Pittsburgh
188 Donnie Fletcher CB Boston College
189 Drake Dunsmore TE/FB Northwestern
190 Sammy Brown OLB Houston
191 Neiko Thorpe S Auburn
192 Audie Cole ILB North Carolina State
193 Rokevious Watkins OT/OG South Carolina
194 Bryan Anger P Cal
195 Desmond Wynn OG Rutgers
196 Emmanuel Acho OLB Texas
197 Jacquies Smith OLB Missouri
198 Tim Fugger DE/OLB Vanderbilt
199 Micah Pellerin CB Hampton
200 Sean Richardson S Vanderbilt
201 Ron Leary OG Memphis
202 Andrew Datko OT Florida State
203 Rhett Ellison TE USC
204 Duke Ihenacho S San Jose State
205 Dan Herron RB Ohio State
206 Jerry Franklin ILB Arkansas
207 Mike Harris CB Florida State
208 Danny Coale WR Virginia Tech
209 Matt Reynolds OT BYU
210 Jeff Adams OT Columbia
211 Dwight Jones WR UNC
212 Derrick Coleman FB UCLA
213 David Molk OC Michigan
214 Rennie Moore DE Clemson
215 Ryan Davis OLB Bethune-Cookman
216 Eric Page* WR Toledo
217 Chris Greenwood CB Albion
218 Quentin Saulsberry OC Mississippi State
219 Vaughn Meatoga DT Hawaii
220 Tavon Wilson S Illinois
221 Ryan Lindley QB San Diego State
222 Rishaw Johnson OG California (PA)
223 Jordan Bernstine S Iowa
224 Kashif Moore WR Connecticut
225 Chris Owusu WR Stanford
226 Matthew Masifilio DT Stanford
227 Eddie Pleasant S Oregon
228 Kaelin Burnett OLB Nevada
229 Joe Holland OLB Purdue
230 Eddie Whitley S Virginia Tech
231 Terrence Frederick CB Texas A&M
232 Akiem Hicks DT Regina
233 Dale Moss WR South Dakota State
234 Korey Toomer LB Idaho
235 Jeremy Lane CB Northwestern State (LA)
236 Gino Gradkowski OG/C Delaware
237 Donovan Richard S South Carolina State
238 Isaiah Frey CB Nevada
239 T.J. Graham WR North Carolina State
240 David Paulson TE Oregon
241 Braylon Broughton OLB TCU
242 Markus Kuhn DT North Carolina State
243 Bobby Rainey RB Western Kentucky
244 Darius Fleming OLB Notre Dame
245 Jeremy Ebert WR Northwestern
246 Travian Robertson DT South Carolina
247 Brett Roy DL/LB Nevada
248 Louis Nzegwou DE/OLB Wisconsin
249 Ernest Owusu DE Cal
250 Jeff Fuller WR Texas A&M
251 Derrius Brooks CB Western Kentucky
252 Tim Benford WR Tennessee Tech
253 Ryan Van Bergen DT/DE Michigan
Looks good and sounds about right... and on that note cue the music

OTC,
Why are you thinking Silatolu over Zeitler?
Don't you think a safety is the Niners' third highest need? How about Markelle Martin for Turbin in the third or Trent Robinson/Aaron Henry for McNutt in the 4th?
Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
Don't you think a safety is the Niners' third highest need? How about Markelle Martin for Turbin in the third or Trent Robinson/Aaron Henry for McNutt in the 4th?

Yeah right now it sits Goldson, Whitner, Holcomb, and Colin Jones going into a draft. We may draft one by the 4th round. With Goldson on the tag it is a need for sure.
Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
OTC,
Why are you thinking Silatolu over Zeitler?

Perceived upside. I've been going back and forth between the two. I think Baalke's comments, if truly indicative of our potential pick and the expectation that they should be there, Zeitler and Silatolu both fit. Silatolu however, seems to fit more of Baalke's "long-term impact" mold, like Aldon Smith did.

Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
Don't you think a safety is the Niners' third highest need? How about Markelle Martin for Turbin in the third or Trent Robinson/Aaron Henry for McNutt in the 4th?

I think safety is a need, but I think Martin will be gone before we have a shot. Personally, if Martin is there at our 3rd rounder, I'd snatch him in a heartbeat. I view him as a 2nd round talent. Based on his play, I think he's a better prospect than Barron even. It's unfortunate there are no measurables to compare Martin with though.

Again, unless it's Martin, I don't see us taking a safety until the second half of the draft.
OTC thank you for your hard work and dedication to this site
To give people an idea of the "slotting" that I had in mind for the 49ers picks, here are four selections in each round in the area of the Niners picks that I have in mind as potential targets. (FYI, I have already flip-flopped Andre Branch and Kevin Zeitler, so take mental note accordingly)


1) OG Silatolu, OG Zeitler, TE Fleener, WR Randle


2) OLB Irvin, OG Brooks, NT Ta'amu, WR Givens


3) OC Blake, RB Turbin, DL Randall, TE Egnew


4) WR McNutt, NT Fangupo, RB Ballard, OLB Wilber


5) DL Harris, WR Wylie, DB Bethel, DB Menzie


6) CB Pellerin, OLB Smith, OLB Fugger, OG Leary


7) S Richard, CB Lane, OG Gradkowski, DL Van Bergen
OTC you gonna make a board like MD just did? Actually if you do can you rank players by position?
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
To give people an idea of the "slotting" that I had in mind for the 49ers picks, here are four selections in each round in the area of the Niners picks that I have in mind as potential targets. (FYI, I have already flip-flopped Andre Branch and Kevin Zeitler, so take mental note accordingly)


1) OG Silatolu, OG Zeitler, TE Fleener, WR Randle


2) OLB Irvin, OG Brooks, NT Ta'amu, WR Givens


3) OC Blake, RB Turbin, DL Randall, TE Egnew


4) WR McNutt, NT Fangupo, RB Ballard, OLB Wilber


5) DL Harris, WR Wylie, DB Bethel, DB Menzie


6) CB Pellerin, OLB Smith, OLB Fugger, OG Leary


7) S Richard, CB Lane, OG Gradkowski, DL Van Bergen

Very nice guide.
One small thing I noticed is that, IMHO, S Brandon Taylor is still far too low on your list. I feel he belongs somewhere around 90-100. Pretty good-looking list though.
Originally posted by jreff22:
OTC you gonna make a board like MD just did? Actually if you do can you rank players by position?

I will not be making a Top 50 board. I would rather put my time into doing my positional ranking board. I think posting a Top 50 board too would both be redundant and wear me out more than I already am in making the Big Board and complete 49ers positional board.

So, I will continue to do what I have for the past few years and put out exactly what you just mentioned in your second question, a positional board listing my rankings/grades for every position that I feel the 49ers will target. To save time, I exclude some positions (like special teams). This year, my positional board will feature: RB, WR, TE, C, OG (some of these include potential OT/OG converts) for offense and 3-4 DE, NT, 3-4 OLB, ILB, CB, FS, and SS for defense.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Apr 24, 2012 at 3:45 PM ]
Originally posted by ninerlifer:
OTC thank you for your hard work and dedication to this site

I appreciate the kind words.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by jreff22:
OTC you gonna make a board like MD just did? Actually if you do can you rank players by position?

I will not be making a Top 50 board. I would rather put my time into doing my positional ranking board. I think posting a Top 50 board too would both be redundant and wear me out more than I already am in making the Big Board and complete 49ers positional board.

So, I will continue to do what I have for the past few years and put out exactly what you just mentioned in your second question, a positional board listing my rankings/grades for every position that I feel the 49ers will target. To save time, I exclude some positions (like special teams). This year, my positional board will feature: RB, WR, TE, C, OG (some of these include potential OT/OG converts) for offense and 3-4 DE, NT, 3-4 OLB, ILB, CB, FS, and SS for defense.

if I could I would FedEx you a beer right now
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by jreff22:
OTC you gonna make a board like MD just did? Actually if you do can you rank players by position?

I will not be making a Top 50 board. I would rather put my time into doing my positional ranking board. I think posting a Top 50 board too would both be redundant and wear me out more than I already am in making the Big Board and complete 49ers positional board.

So, I will continue to do what I have for the past few years and put out exactly what you just mentioned in your second question, a positional board listing my rankings/grades for every position that I feel the 49ers will target. To save time, I exclude some positions (like special teams). This year, my positional board will feature: RB, WR, TE, C, OG (some of these include potential OT/OG converts) for offense and 3-4 DE, NT, 3-4 OLB, ILB, CB, FS, and SS for defense.

if I could I would FedEx you a beer right now

It's the thought that counts.