William Shakespeare vs. Dr Seuss.: First 2 Big Boards of the Draft Season

Daniel Kitchen, NFL Staff Writer

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Alright, I was reaching for my song title. When I reached, I thought of the Epic Rap Battle of History between the two gentlemen in the title. Pointless, yet funny. Moving on:

Continuing to abide my my advised mantra, I am fueling my obsession. I also have adopted the policy of “If Kiper, McShay, or any other draft junkie can do it, I might as well try it too. My Big Board may not rank every last prospect like Kiper’s, but I will have a traditional “10 Best Available”, similar to what is shown on Draft Day (my favorite holiday of the year), players 11-25 filling out my current “Big Board” itself, and then, as no other expert really has a top 50 count (or nickname to go along with it), I decided to call players 26-50 “Waiting in Line”. This name sounds ridiculous to me, and will most likely be changed at least two additional timesbefore finding a moniker that sticks.

Dan Kitchen’s Best Available

1. Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia (Last Week: 3)

2. Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame (1)

3. Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M (2)

4. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah (4)

5. Damontre Moore, HY, Texas A&M (9)

6. Jonathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State (5)

7. Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama (6)

8. Bjorn Werner, DE, Florida State (8)

9. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan (10)

10. Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama (13)

Biggest Risers: Moore +4, B. Jones +3, J. Jones +2

Biggest Fallers: No one fell more than one spot

Moved into 10 Best: B. Jones

Fell out of 10 Best: Warmack

 

The Rest of the Big Board

11. Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama (7)

12. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M (12)

13. Jonathan Banks, CB, Mississippi State (18)

14. Sam Montgomery, HY, LSU (11)

15. C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama (30)

16. Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame (17)

17. Barkevious Mingo, HY, LSU (14)

18. Dion Jordan, HY, Oregon (24)

19. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia (20)

20. Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri (34)

21. Eric Reid, S, LSU (23)

22. Kenny Vacarro, S, Texas (39)

23. Keenan Allen, WR, California (19)

24. Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan (27)

25. Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina (22)

Biggest Risers: Vacarro +17, Mosley +15, Richardson +14, Jordan +6, Banks +5

Biggest Fallers: Allen -4, Warmack -4, Montgomery -3, Mingo -3, Cooper -3

Rose onto Big Board: Mosley, Richardson, Vacarro, Fisher

Fell off Big Board: Jenkins, Barkley, Hunter, Woods

 

Waiting In Line

26. Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia (42)

27. Matt Barkley, QB, USC (16)

28. David Amerson, CB/S, NC State (26)

29. Matt Elam, S, Florida (32)

30. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas (35)

31. Alex Okafor, DE, Texas (33)

32. Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia (15)

33. Xaiver Rhodes, CB, Florida State (29)

34. Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama (31)

35. Dallas Thomas, T/G, Tennessee (36)

36. Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor (28)

37. Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State (40)

38. Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee (21)

39. Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina (44)

40. Giovanni Bernard, RB, North Carolina (47)

41. Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia (38)

42. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson (48)

43. Ezekial Ansah, DE, BYU (41)

44. Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford (45)

45. Robert Woods, WR, USC (25)

46. Cornelius “Tank” Carradine, DE, Florida State (43)

47. Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida (46)

48. Corey Lemonier, HY, Auburn (NR)

49. Cordelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee (NR)

50. T.J. McDonald, S, USC (49)

Biggest Risers: Ogletree +16, Bernard +7, Hopkins +6, Wilson +5, S. Williams +5

Biggest Fallers: Woods -20, Hunter -17, Jenkins -17, Barkley -11, T. Williams -8

Moved onto Wait List: Lemonier, Patterson

Fell off List: Kawann Short (Prev. 37) and Khaled Holmes (Prev. 50)

 

I apologize for not having everything in two columns to compare, but I am still learning the finer points of using WordPress. Again, I welcome all input, opinions, hate mail, death threats, marriage proposals, and gifted fruit baskets. I love hearing from other people who just want to critique my work!

May your plates be full, your gullets pleased, your football teams prosperous (if hailing from the Steel City), and God Bless!

– Dan

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