NFL Draft 2015 – The Final Big Board

Bob Scarinci with his final big board for the 2015 NFL Draft

Bob Scarinci with grades based on a 100 scale, with 96-100 representative of an early first round value, 91-95 representative of a first round value, 86-90 equal to a late first/early second rounder, and 81-85 the equivalent of a 2nd rounder…

Player Position School Height Weight Grade
Marcus Mariota Quarterback Oregon 6’4 222 99
Amari Cooper Wide Receiver Alabama 6’1 203 98
Dante Fowler Jr Edge Defender Florida 6’3 261 97
Kevin White Wide Receiver West Virginia 6’3 210 97
Vic Beasley Edge Defender Clemson 6’3 246 97
Eric Kendricks Linebacker UCLA 6′ 232 95
Randy Gregory Edge Defender Nebraska 6’5 235 95
La’El Collins Offensive Tackle LSU 6’5 322 94
Leonard Williams Interior Defensive Lineman USC 6’5 302 94
Preston Smith Edge Defender Mississippi State 6’5 270 93
Todd Gurley Running Back Georgia 6’1 222 93
Alvin Dupree Edge Defender Kentucky 6’4 269 92
Brandon Scherff Offensive Tackle Iowa 6’5 315 92
Henry Anderson Interior Defensive Lineman Stanford 6’6 294 92
DeVante Parker Wide Receiver Louisville 6’3 209 91
Arik Armstead Interior Defensive Lineman Oregon 6’7 292 90
Duke Johnson Running Back Miami 5’9 207 90
Jameis Winston Quarterback Florida State 6’4 231 90
Nelson Agholor Wide Receiver USC 6′ 198 90
Owamagbe Odighizuwa Edge Defender UCLA 6’3 267 90

A few notes on the rankings

– I try to avoid bringing character into these rankings. I’ve never met any of these prospects so I try to avoid judging them as people.

– My Jameis Winston ranking is based off of what I consider pretty poor decision making and him trying to force balls into coverage that should dictate the ball going elsewhere.

– My Eric Kendricks ranking is higher than most have him. I’m a huge fan of his potential as a three down backer capable of playing downhill in the run game, sideline to sideline in the run game, his recognition skills, and closing speed.

– Marcus Mariota’s ranking as the best player in this class is founded upon what I think is an exceptional ability to manipulate defenders and work within a collapsing pocket to mitigate pressure.

– Preston Smith is higher on my rankings than you will see in most places. I love his potential as a versatile defender capable of doing everything from rushing off the edge, stuffing the run from various alignments, to providing a rush from a 3 technique or 1 technique interior spot.