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Let There Be Light! Unbiased Comparison of Round 1 Picks!

Nfl_draft

via m2.nflrush.com

I don't know about you guys, but I have no idea what's going to happen in this draft! It really seems like slogging through the mud, trying to find a prospect (or even a position) that everyone agrees would be a good pick at #20. That's why I've made the attempt to take our feelings out of it and look to the professionals to narrow down our choices...let me explain.

Anybody who's done any research on our potential prospects has looked at draft big boards - basically lists of the top prospects in the draft. Where it gets tricky is comparing these draft boards and the positions of specific prospects on each to find the guys that are high up on EVERYONE's draft big boards. I see this as a way to "sort the wheat from the chaff" so to speak, and weed out the individual opinions of those who do the draft boards. Does that make sense?

In other words, you got to get second opinions to find out who's really good and who's being hyped. Well, in order to do this, I've taken it one step forward - I'm going to average the positions (from SBNation, NFL, ESPN, CBS, Yahoo, Walterfootball, Draftek, Audibles, & Fansided) of 1st round prospects to get UNBIASED RANKINGS of our prospects. NOTE: If a player was never mentioned in the top 20 of ANY big board, I left him out to save myself work...so the players listed below showed up in someone's top 20...if your favorite player was left off this list, it's because he's in NOBODY'S TOP 20...

Shall we begin?

Name

SBNation

NFL

ESPN

CBS

Yahoo

Walter

Draftek

Audibles

Fansided

Avg.

Jadeveon Clowney

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Jake Matthews

2

5

5

4

4

7

3

4

5

4.33

Teddy Bridgewater

3

19

13

6

6

15

2

2

15

9

Khalil Mack

4

4

3

3

3

3

6

5

3

3.78

Sammy Watkins

5

2

4

5

5

2

4

3

2

3.55

Greg Robinson

6

3

2

2

2

4

5

6

4

3.78

Mike Evans

7

9

7

12

14

10

18

7

10

10.44

Kony Ealy

8

36

31

18

10

30

19

36

25

23.67

Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix

9

26

10

23

24

13

9

15

14

15.89

Anthony Barr

10

6

27

7

7

5

12

9

13

10.67

Blake Bortles

11

11

9

8

8

11

11

18

6

10.33

Marqise Lee

12

15

23

27

20

18

16

14

21

18.44

Johnny Maziel

13

23

18

17

13

14

7

13

29

16.33

CJ Mosley

14

7

8

11

12

19

8

12

8

11

Jace Amaro

15

44

---

---

---

38

26

20

---

28.6

Cyrus Kouandjio

16

43

---

35

38

40

52

30

31

36.63

Eric Ebron

17

14

12

21

23

6

13

10

11

14.11

Jason Verrett

18

42

29

28

27

86

21

19

---

33.75

Ra'Shede Hageman

19

24

25

40

30

26

42

31

23

28.89

Calvin Pryor

20

12

17

19

21

16

29

28

17

19.89

Taylor Lewan

21

16

6

16

19

8

14

11

7

13.11

Darqueze Dennard

22

22

16

9

9

25

10

8

19

15.56

Odell Beckham

23

20

21

25

33

24

22

22

18

23.11

Ryan Shazier

24

13

30

15

16

12

34

23

24

21.22

Louis Nix

27

30

26

20

22

20

23

21

---

23.63

Zack Martin

28

27

15

13

15

27

35

27

16

22.56

Tim Jernigan

30

35

22

26

17

31

17

26

20

24.89

Bradley Roby

32

18

20

38

40

53

36

25

32

32.66

Aaron Donald

33

113

11

14

18

17

15

17

9

27.44

Kelvin Benjamin

35

10

---

46

50

22

77

33

---

39.00

Justin Gilbert

38

8

24

10

11

9

20

16

12

16.44

Brandin Cooks

44

34

19

22

31

29

33

29

22

29.22

Carlos Hyde

58

17

---

---

---

35

44

35

---

37.80

Morgan Moses

120

141

14

37

45

42

39

---

27

58.13

Honorable Mentions

Antonio Richardson

25

55

---

---

---

39

48

43

---

42.00

Xavier Su'a-Filo

26

32

---

29

28

36

38

44

30

32.88

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

29

81

---

53

46

21

53

38

---

45.86

Stephon Tuitt

34

21

---

32

25

23

28

42

---

29.29

Derek Carr

36

38

---

30

32

28

27

39

---

32.86

Gabe Jackson

47

29

---

60

---

61

58

49

---

50.67

Kyle Fuller

48

28

28

34

37

33

30

34

26

33.11

Donte Moncrief

51

31

---

39

44

96

68

---

---

54.83

Dee Ford

61

105

32

24

26

48

32

37

28

43.67

Scott Crichton

67

64

---

43

35

32

31

---

---

45.33

Kyle Van Noy

68

71

---

33

29

41

41

41

---

46.29

Demarcus Lawrence

108

25

---

31

---

73

91

---

---

65.6

So, if we rank these guys in order:

Jadeveon Clowney (OLB)

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Sammy Watkins (WR)

5

2

4

5

5

2

4

3

2

3.55

Khalil Mack (OLB)

4

4

3

3

3

3

6

5

3

3.78

Greg Robinson (OT)

6

3

2

2

2

4

5

6

4

3.78

Jake Matthews (OT)

2

5

5

4

4

7

3

4

5

4.33

Teddy Bridgewater (QB)

3

19

13

6

6

15

2

2

15

9

Blake Bortles (QB)

11

11

9

8

8

11

11

18

6

10.33

Mike Evans (WR)

7

9

7

12

14

10

18

7

10

10.44

Anthony Barr (OLB)

10

6

27

7

7

5

12

9

13

10.67

CJ Mosley (ILB)

14

7

8

11

12

19

8

12

8

11

Taylor Lewan (OT)

21

16

6

16

19

8

14

11

7

13.11

Eric Ebron (TE)

17

14

12

21

23

6

13

10

11

14.11

Darqueze Dennard (CB)

22

22

16

9

9

25

10

8

19

15.56

Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix (S)

9

26

10

23

24

13

9

15

14

15.89

Johnny Maziel (QB)

13

23

18

17

13

14

7

13

29

16.33

Justin Gilbert (CB)

38

8

24

10

11

9

20

16

12

16.44

Marqise Lee (WR)

12

15

23

27

20

18

16

14

21

18.44

Calvin Pryor (S)

20

12

17

19

21

16

29

28

17

19.89

Ryan Shazier (ILB/OLB)

24

13

30

15

16

12

34

23

24

21.22

Zack Martin (OT)

28

27

15

13

15

27

35

27

16

22.56

Odell Beckham (WR)

23

20

21

25

33

24

22

22

18

23.11

Louis Nix (DT)

27

30

26

20

22

20

23

21

---

23.63

Kony Ealy (DE)

8

36

31

18

10

30

19

36

25

23.67

Tim Jernigan (DT)

30

35

22

26

17

31

17

26

20

24.89

Aaron Donald (DT)

33

113

11

14

18

17

15

17

9

27.44

Jace Amaro (TE)

15

44

---

---

---

38

26

20

---

28.6

Ra'Shede Hageman (DT)

19

24

25

40

30

26

42

31

23

28.89

Brandin Cooks (WR)

44

34

19

22

31

29

33

29

22

29.22

Bradley Roby (CB)

32

18

20

38

40

53

36

25

32

32.66

Jason Verrett (CB)

18

42

29

28

27

86

21

19

---

33.75

Cyrus Kouandjio (OT)

16

43

---

35

38

40

52

30

31

36.63

Carlos Hyde (RB)

58

17

---

---

---

35

44

35

---

37.8

Kelvin Benjamin (WR)

35

10

---

46

50

22

77

33

---

39

Morgan Moses (OT)

120

141

14

37

45

42

39

---

27

58.13

There it is you guys...what you make of it is up to you...I have to give a shout out to my man, Shazier though, coming in at #19...right about where we pick...

Here are the big board links I used:

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-draft/2014/1/24/5339316/2014-nfl-draft-top-200-big-board

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/tracker#dt-tabs:dt-by-grade

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft/rankings?year=2014

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/big-board

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl-draft-big-board-clowney-183413119--nfl.html

http://walterfootball.com/draft2014bigboard.php

http://www.drafttek.com/Top-100-NFL-Draft-Prospects-2014.asp

http://nfl.si.com/2014/02/28/2014-nfl-draft-big-board-anthony-barr/

http://fansided.com/2014/04/11/2014-nfl-draft-big-board-updated/#!DTZvZ

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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