Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Less than a month to go before the cards start rolling in. That being said, this is my personal best player available board. It is a rating of the best players in the draft. IT IS NOT A 49ERS DRAFT BOARD. It would be ridiculous to draft Arthur Brown with our LB core in place. Just want to be clear. However, if you want my perspective on who the team should draft, scroll down to #16. I believe Jonathan Cyprien will be on the board at 31, and feel he is the highest rated guy undrafted to that point.
Of course, there will be controversial names: Brown, Carradine, Manuel, Collins. Expect surprises...I had Bobby Wagner rated as a top 20 player last year, and he panned out pretty well. I also had guys like Andre Branch with a first round grade...and well, he wasn't very good.
Have fun, and please feel free to ask questions about players. Let the head scratching begin. To the board poster who rated Christian Ponder and Ricky Stanzi numbers one and two in the 2011 Draft, you stuck your neck out there, and presented your argument. It hasn't worked out well so far, but kuddos for taking your shot.
One note: I have put in bold letters who I would project to be my personal Niners selections at 31, 34, 61, 74, and 93, based on my BPA board and my current 254 player Big Board (the updated version is not currently posted)
2013 NFL Draft Best Player Avaliable Ratings
Pick Player School Position
1 Sharrif Floyd Florida DT
2 Jonathan Cooper North Carolina G
3 Chance Warmack Alabama G
4 Dion Jordan Oregon DE/OLB
5 Tyler Eifert Notre Dame TE
6 Tavon Austin West Virginia WR
7 Arthur Brown Kansas St LB
8 Cornellius Carradine Florida St DE
9 Luke Joeckel Texas A&M OT
10 Dee Milliner Alabama CB
11 Star Lotulelei Utah DT
12 Datone Jones UCLA DE
13 Lane Johnson Oklahoma OT
14 Eric Fisher Central Michigan OT
15 Kenny Vaccaro Texas S
16 Jonathan Cyprien Florida International S (I believe he will be available at 31 and is the top player on my board)
17 Sheldon Richardson Missouri DT
18 Sylvester Williams North Carolina DT
19 Jamie Collins Southern Mississippi LB
20 DeAndre Hopkins Clemson WR (I believe he will be available at 34 and is the top player remaining on my board)
21 Desmond Trufant Washington CB
22 EJ Manuel Florida St QB
23 Alec Ogletree Georgia LB
24 Eddie Lacy Alabama RB
25 Robert Alford Southeastern Louisiana CB
26 Cordarrelle Patterson Tennessee WR
27 Jesse Williams Alabama DT
28 Alex Okafor Texas DE
29 Quinton Patton Louisiana Tech WR
30 Cornelius Washington Georgia DE/OLB (I believe he will be on the board at 74 and the best player remaining on my board)
31 Terron Armstead Arkansas Pine Bluff OT
32 Barkevious Mingo LSU OLB
33 Jarvis Jones Georgia OLB
34 Geno Smith West Virginia QB
35 DJ Hayden Houston CB (I believe he will be on the board at 61 and the best player still remaining on the board)
36 BW Webb William and Mary CB
37 Leon McFaddon San Diego St CB
38 Jordan Poyer Oregon St CB
39 Marquise Goodwin Texas WR
40 Jamar Taylor Boise St CB
41 Jonathan Franklin UCLA RB
42 Matt Elam Florida S
43 Ezekiel Ansah BYU DE/OLB
44 Bjoern Werner Florida St DE/OLB
45 Tavarres King Georgia WR
46 Brandon Williams Missouri Southern St DT
47 Ryan Nassib Syracuse QB
48 Travis Kelce Cincinnati TE (I believe he will be on the board at 93...we will see with workouts..and is the top player left on my board in a position unselected previously)
49 Josh Evans Florida S
50 Markus Wheaton Oregon St WR
MadDog needs some props. Consider the stock fluctuations that have occurred since he published this board on March 27:
Tank Carradine has shot up in stock following a great workout. MD had him at #8 a month ago.
John Cyprien has gone from someone the 49ers were expected to "reach" for at #31 to someone who could easily go in the 20s to the Rams.
DeAndre Hopkins has gone from a 2nd rounder who MD was sure would be available at #34 to someone who has been linked to both the Patriots and Rams in the first round. MD had him at #20 a month ago.
Cordarrelle Patterson has gone from a top 10 lock to someone who might fall out of the first round. MD had him in the late 20s a month ago.
DJ Hayden has gone from someone MD was sure would be available at #61 to someone who Mayock ranked as his top CB and who could easily go in the first round.
We're lucky to have a resident WZ talent evaluator who is consistently ahead of the curve on stock fluctuations and whose opinions are more credible than the rest of the experts out there.