2019 NFL Draft Big Board: Top 100 Prospects

by Raju Byfield | @FantasyContext | Featured Writer
Apr 12, 2019

Murray may go No. 1 overall, but where does he land on our latest big board?

The NFL Draft is under two weeks away. With the big day fast approaching, NFL teams and draft analysts alike are making the final tweaks to their big boards. Because every NFL team has their own evaluation methods, the big board process is an intriguing one. How they weigh talent, college production, upside, floor, NFL readiness, and athleticism, among other things, differs from club to club.

For this big board, we are looking for long-term upside, followed by the projectability and translatability of skill sets. Dominating at the college level does not guarantee you a successful NFL career. Likewise, having motor issues despite obvious talent and tools does not guarantee a prospect will be dogged by the same effort concerns throughout one’s NFL career. This big board is primarily based on talent grades, with upside playing a large correlative factor.

Players have been knocked if they have questions about what position they will play in the NFL. For example, we have Jonah Williams who was one of the best left tackles in the country during the 2018 college football season. He has a ton of talent but will not be able to stay at left tackle in the pros and play at a Pro Bowl level. He doe, however,r have Pro Bowl upside as a guard but is not the type of prospect at guard that last year’s sixth overall pick Quenton Nelson was.

This big board is not meant to project draft position. The impetus here is to rank players based on upside and talent. Take Rashan Gary and Greg Little for example. They both present concerns regarding effort level and taking plays off. Both, however, have as much upside, if not more, than any other prospect at their position in this draft class, and are ranked accordingly.

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2Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
3Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
4Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
5Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
6Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
7DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
8Davante Adams (GB)WR
9James Conner (PIT)RB
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11Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
12Julio Jones (ATL)WR
13Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
14David Johnson (ARI)RB
15Michael Thomas (NO)WR
16Travis Kelce (KC)TE
17Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
18Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
19JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
20Antonio Brown (OAK)WR
21George Kittle (SF)TE
22Zach Ertz (PHI)TE
23Mike Evans (TB)WR
24Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
25A.J. Green (CIN)WR
26T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
27Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
28Patrick Mahomes (KC)QB
29Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
30Aaron Jones (GB)RB
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
3Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
4Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
5Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
6J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
7Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
8Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
9Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
10Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
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12Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
13Trevor Story (COL)SS
14Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
15Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
16Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
17Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
18Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
19Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
20Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
21Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
22Blake Snell (TB)SP
23Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
24Trevor Bauer (CLE)SP
25Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
26Andrew Benintendi (BOS)LF,CF
27Chris Sale (BOS)SP
28Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
29Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
30Starling Marte (PIT)CF
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3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
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12Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (TOR)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (HOU)PG
16Jimmy Butler (PHI)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
18Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
26Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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