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Reviewing the 2011 Consensus Big Board

After reading comments on the current thread for this year's consensus board - I thought I put up last year's top 64 players from the consensus board - and you guys can compare and argue who you think is the best rookie ext.

Last year I used the following boards: SI, NFL.com, TFY, Mel Kiper, Todd McShay, Scout, CBS Sports, Draft Countdown, Rob Rang, Mike Mayock, Jon Dove, Draft Breakdown, New Era Scout, and MTD. I updated the big board a week before the draft.

RESULTS: I think the consensus big board is quite accurate, in general, to how the players will rank in the NFL.

On the right - I just put my opinion on who the best rookies were this year.

Who disappointed?

Nick Fairley (5), Da'Quan Bowers (7), Blaine Gabbert (10) front the first round. Ryan Mallet was ranked (37) but we know how took quite a tumble on draft day. His future has yet to be revealed. Mikel LeShoure (40) got injured and then got in trouble with marijuana. And there were a few other host of injuries but I don't necessarily count those as disappointments

Who surprised?

Aldon Smith (15) was MUCH better than most individuals anticipated, Adrian Claybourne (22) played better than his teammate Bowers, Andy Dalton (44) was lights out, Christian Ponder (41) played well and has a bright future, Titus Young (58) became important in the passing game for the Lions.

My thoughts

The fact is - I am NOT by any means a draft expert. Nor am I a scouting expert. I love football, and I think I have knowledge of the game. So i'll base my opinions on that. However - I don't have the qualifications to make an accurate big board. I could make a big board of what I "think" are the best players - but like I said I am not a draft expert. So I leave it to the people whose jobs and soul purpose is to research these players and create a ranking. And of course everyone has a different opinion. So why not put together the opinion of multiple professional scouts to create a big board. I love it. I keep my sheet with me on draft day - and my buddies and I watch the draft, predicts picks - and understand why a player is drafted in a specific point.

Anyways - enjoy and excited to hear your thoughts.

-Moose

Player

Today's Rank

1

Patrick Peterson (CB) - 6'0'' 219lb - LSU

Cam Newton (QB) - 6'5'' 248lb - Auburn

2

Marcell Dareus (DT/DE) - 6'3'' 319lb - Alabama

Von Miller (OLB) - 6'3'' 246lb - Texas A&M

3

Von Miller (OLB) - 6'3'' 246lb - Texas A&M

Patrick Peterson (CB) - 6'0'' 219lb - LSU

4

AJ Green (WR) - 6'4'' 211lb - Georgia

Aldon Smith (DE) - 6'4'' 263lb - Missouri

5

Nick Fairley (DT/DE) - 6'4'' 297lb - Auburn

Marcell Dareus (DT/DE) - 6'3'' 319lb - Alabama

6

Robert Quinn (DE/OLB) - 6'4'' 265lb - UNC

AJ Green (WR) - 6'4'' 211lb - Georgia

7

Da'Quan Bowers (DE) - 6'3'' 280lb - Clemson

JJ Watt (DE/DT) - 6'5'' 290lb - Wisconsin

8

Julio Jones (WR) - 6'3'' 220lb - Alabama

Andy Dalton (QB) - 6'2'' 215lb - TCU

9

Prince Amukamara (CB) - 6'0'' 206lb - Nebraska

Jake Locker (QB) - 6'3'' 231lb - Washington

10

Blaine Gabbert (QB) - 6'4'' 234lb - Missouri

Ryan Kerrigan (DE/OLB) - 6'4'' 267lb - Purdue

11

Cameron Jordan (DE/DT) - 6'4'' 287lb - Cal

12

Tyron Smith - (OT) - 6'5'' 307lb - USC

13

JJ Watt (DE/DT) - 6'5'' 290lb - Wisconsin

14

Cam Newton (QB) - 6'5'' 248lb - Auburn

15

Aldon Smith (DE) - 6'4'' 263lb - Missouri

16

Mark Ingram (RB) - 5'9'' 215lb - Alabama

17

Anthony Castonzo (OT) - 6'7'' 311lb - BC

18

Ryan Kerrigan (DE/OLB) - 6'4'' 267lb - Purdue

19

Gabe Carimi (OT) - 6'7'' 314lb - Wisconsin

20

Corey Liuget (DE/DT) - 6'2'' 298lb - Illinois

21

Mike Pouncey (G) - 6'5'' 303lb - Florida

22

Adrian Clayborn (DE) - 6'3'' 281lb - Iowa

23

Nate Solder (OT) - 6'8'' 319lb - Colorado

24

Muhammed Wilkerson (DE/DT) - 6'5'' 315lb - Temple

25

Jake Locker (QB) - 6'3'' 231lb - Washington

26

Jimmy Smith (CB) - 6'2'' 211lbs - Colorado

27

Cameron Heyward (DT/DE) - 6'5'' 294lb - Ohio St.

28

Justin Houston (OLB) - 6'3'' 270lb - Georgia

29

Akeem Ayers (OLB) - 6'3'' 254lb - UCLA

30

Phil Taylor (NT) - 6'3'' 334lb - Baylor

31

Derek Sherrod (OT) - 6'6'' 321lb - Miss St.

32

Danny Watkins (G) - 6'3'' 310lb - Baylor

33

Brandon Harris (CB) - 5'10'' 191lb - Miami

34

Brooks Reed (DE/OLB) - 6'3'' 263lb - Arizona

35

Kyle Rudolph (TE) - 6'6'' 259lb - Notre Dame

36

Aaron Williams (CB/S) - 6'0'' 204lbs - Texas

37

Ryan Mallet (QB) - 6'7'' 253lb - Arkansas

38

Stephen Paea (DT) - 6'1'' 303lb - Oregon State

39

Christian Ballard (DE/DT) - 6'4'' 283lb - Iowa

40

Mikel Leshoure (RB) - 6'0'' 227lb - Illinois

41

Christian Ponder (QB) - 6'2'' 229lb - Florida State

42

Torrey Smith (WR) - 6'1'' 204lb - Maryland

43

Randall Cobb (WR/R) - 5'10'' 191lb - Kentucky

44

Andy Dalton (QB) - 6'2'' 215lb - TCU

45

Marvin Austin (DT) - 6'2'' 309lb - UNC

46

Jabaal Sheard (DE/OLB) - 6'3'' 264lb - Pittsburgh

47

Martez Wilson (ILB) 6'4'' 250lb - Illinois

48

Marcus Cannon (T/G) - 6'5'' 358lb - TCU

49

Rahim Moore (FS) - 6'0'' 202lbs - UCLA

50

Ryan Williams (RB) - 5'9'' 211lb - Virginia Tech

51

Benjamin Ijalana (T/G) - 6'4'' 317lb - Willanova

52

Rodney Hudson (G/C) - 6'2'' 299lb - Florida State

53

Leonard Hankerson (WR) - 6'2'' 209lb - Miami

54

Jonathan Baldwin (WR) - 6'4'' 228lb - Pittsburgh

55

Ras I Dowling (CB) - 6'1'' 198lb - Virginia

56

Allen Bailey (DE/DT) - 6'3'' 285lb - Miami

57

Bruce Carter (OLB) - 6'2'' 241lb - UNC

58

Titus Young (WR) - 5'11'' 174lb - Boise State

59

Orlando Franklin (T/G) - 6'6'' 316lb - Miami

60

Clint Boling (G) - 6'5'' 308lb - Georgia

61

Jerrel Jernigan (WR/R) - 5'9'' 185lb - Troy

62

Jurrell Casey (DT) - 6'1'' 300lb - USC

63

Colin Kaepernick (QB) - 6'5'' 233lb - Nevada

64

James Carpenter (OT) - 6'5'' 324lb - Alabama

DRAFT RESULTS:

2011 NFL Draft

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