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    Nick's Top 50 Big Board (2/11)

    Keeping in mind that this is a very amateur-ish effort on my part, I thought I'd put together a big board of prospects in terms of where I kind of see them in relation to one another. It should also be noted that where a prospect ranks on a big board and where they may be selected are two different things, and many factors could come into play in terms of a prospect being drafted above or below their position on a board. With that being said, here's my list!

    1. Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
    2. A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
    3. Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
    4. Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
    5. Marcell Dareus, DL, Alabama
    6. Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
    7. Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
    8. Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
    9. Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
    10. Cameron Jordan, DE, California
    11. Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
    12. Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
    13. Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
    14. Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
    15. Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
    16. Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
    17. Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
    18. J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
    19. Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
    20. Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
    21. Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
    22. Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
    23. Jake Locker, QB, Washington
    24. Justin Houston, LB, Georgia
    25. Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
    26. Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
    27. Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
    28. Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
    29. Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State
    30. Tyron Smith, OT, USC
    31. Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois
    32. Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
    33. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
    34. Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
    35. Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
    36. Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
    37. Ben Ijalana, OL, Villanova
    38. Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA
    39. Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
    40. Jon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
    41. Stefan Wisniewski, C, Penn State
    42. Mike Pouncey, G, Florida
    43. Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami
    44. Rodney Hudson, G, Florida State
    45. Bruce Carter, LB, North Carolina
    46. Danny Watkins, G, Baylor
    47. Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech
    48. Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
    49. Drake Nevis, DT, LSU
    50. Davon House, CB, New Mexico State

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    Re: Nick's Top 50 Big Board (2/11)

    Hey good list, and i'm probably going to beat a dead horse until draft day on this, but I simply don't get Torrey Smith Jon Baldwin, and Leonard Hankerson ahead of Titus Young.

    Actually to say I don't get it is a fallacy, because I understand why you have done it, those guys all fit the mold of a #1 wideout because of their size, and Titus is a bit frail and a bit short. However, Titus played his whole career on the outside, has elite speed, good hands, and shows excellent fluidity in and out of his breaks as a route runner (although i'll admit he kind of runs like a spaz)

    Above all Titus a playmaker that can provide the explosion that we especially could use to give us those extra points needed to get us over the hump in those close games that we lost this year (although i realize this list isn't meant solely for the Rams).

    So I guess, if you would, give it a shot on why you have them rated higher, because although biased, i just don't see them as better players than titus.
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    Re: Nick's Top 50 Big Board (2/11)

    The reason I'm not as high on Young (still think he's a second rounder though) boils down to a couple of things.

    One, he looks pretty frail. 5'11" but only 174 pounds and his legs look like they'd snap if you sneeze on them. Arms aren't very long, hands are pretty small. So size is a concern.

    Two, there are some concerns about his game. For instance, I like him in the short passing game, but I don't think he has great deep speed. Maybe he runs well at the Combine, but to give you an example, there were times at the Senior Bowl where he couldn't separate from safeties on deep routes. There are also some issues with drops, which isn't surprising giving the hand size.

    Three, there are some character red flags including a pretty significant suspension in 2008. The DeSean Jackson comparisons speak to his attitude as well, from what I've heard.

    Now, there are weaknesses and downsides to the other receivers as well, but based on a number of these factors, I view Young as the #6 receiver right now in the class. Ironically, Jackson was the 7th receiver drafted in his class, also as a second rounder. So who knows what can happen.

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