Kyle Yates’ 2021 NFL Draft Big Board 2.0
Preparing for the NFL Draft is a process. It’s easy to take the discussions and arguments that draft pundits are making in January or February and take them to heart. However, it’s important to remember to stay fluid this time of year.
More character information becomes available, more and more game film is made public, and the player profiles are built out more with testing data. With that in mind, NFL Draft Boards need to viewed as an important piece to the puzzle, but something that is never truly concrete at this point of the off-season. My ranking of a certain player in February might be very different than where they land in April, but it’s still important to begin discussing them and determining the type of impact that they could have in the NFL.
Below, you’ll find my NFL Draft Big Board 2.0. This one is a little bit more intense than the last one, as you’ll find over 250 players listed below. Of course, I have yet to scout all 250 of these players, so their ranking will certainly change as I get the opportunity to sit down and evaluate them more in-depth. In the meantime, expanding the overall list of players is important to get an understanding of the depth of certain positions and to begin identifying some potential late-round steals.
As a housekeeping note, if you see scouting notes below a player’s name, I have done my official scouting work-up on that player. Any player that does not have scouting notes attached has yet to be fully evaluated.