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Big Jeff’s Big Draft Board Presented by Lerner and Rowe


We’re just days away from the NFL’s version of Christmas morning and fans across the league want to know if their team drafted for need, or if they drafted the best guy available. That’s why I prefer to do a big board as opposed to a mock draft. It allows the fans to analyze their team’s intentions when that card is read by the commissioner on Thursday night. There is not a complex science to my big board. I simply watch A LOT of college football and talk to people who work closely with these players and their coaches.

I rank players based on:

A) Physical tools and production at the collegiate level

B) importance of the position they play at the next level,

C) intangibles such as work ethic, leadership, intelligence, and love for the game (a factor that led me to drop the likes of Matt Leinart and Vince Young in previous drafts). So with that being said, I present to you my 2017 Big Draft Board. Enjoy!

1. Myles Garrett – DE — Texas A&M

2. Malik Hooker – S — Ohio State

3. Leonard Fournette – RB — LSU

4. Jamal Adams – S — LSU

5. Solomon Thomas – DE — Stanford

6. Marshon Lattimore – CB — Ohio State

7. Reuben Foster – LB — Alabama

8. Christian McCaffrey – RB — Stanford

9. Jonathan Allen – DL – Alabama

10. O.J. Howard – TE — Alabama

11. Mike Williams – WR — Clemson

12. Derek Barnett – DE — Tennessee

13. Corey Davis – WR — Western Michigan

14. Tre’Davious White – CB — LSU

15. Gareon Conley – CB — Ohio State

16. David Njoku – TE — Miami, FL

17. Takkarist McKinley – DE — UCLA

18. Haason Reddick – LB — Temple

19. Deshaun Watson – QB — Clemson

20. Dalvin Cook – RB — Florida State

21. John Ross – WR — Washington

22. Ryan Ramczyk – OT — Wisconsin

23. Charles Harris – LB/DE — Missouri

24. Forrest Lamp – G — Western Kentucky

25. Mitchell Trubisky – QB — North Carolina

26. Patrick Mahomes – QB — Texas Tech

27. Jabrill Peppers – S — Michigan

28. Jarrad Davis – LB — Florida

29.Kevin King – CB — Washington

30.Cam Robinson – OT — Alabama

31. Budda Baker – S — Washington

32. Quincy Wilson – CB — Florida

33. Garett Bolles – OT — Utah

34. Taco Charlton – DE — Michigan

35. Malik McDowell – DT — Alabama

36. Adoree’ Jackson – DB — USC

37. TJ Watt – LB/DE — Wisconsin

38. Marlon Humphrey – CB — Alabama

39. Alvin Kamara – RB — Tennessee

40. Tyus Bowser – LB — Houston

41. Chidobe Awuzie – DB — Colorado

42. DeShone Kizer – QB — Notre Dame

43. Evan Engram – TE — Ole Miss

44. Obi Melifonwu – S — UConn

45. Josh Jones – S — NC State

46. Tim Williams – LB — Alabama

47. Zay Jones – WR — East Carolina

48. Marcus Williams – S — Utah

49. Fabian Moreau – CB — UCLA

50. Ryan Anderson – LB — Alabama

 

51. *Sleeper Player* Anthony Walker Jr. – LB — Northwestern This guy could START in any 3-4 defense in the NFL day one! He’s not getting a lot of chatter right now because of where he played and the fact that he is a little rigid in his movement. The dude is an absolute adonis though and hits as hard as a truck. Think Greg Lloyd from the 1990s Steelers teams…

 

Make sure to join us at our Annual Draft Party at Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill on Thursday, April 27.  It all starts with Roc and Manuch from 3pm-5pm and then the official draft show begins at 5pm with Kevin Ray, Jeff Dean, Max Starks and Derek Hagan.  

Sponsors:  Bud Light, Half Moon Windy City Grill, IQ Wealth Management, Lerner and Rowe,and Signature Graphics.

 

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