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NB Top 5 by Position

Discussion in 'The Bill Nunn Draft Room' started by SteelCity_NB, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 23, 2011
    2019 Positional Rankings

    1. Dwayne Haskins, Ohio St
    2. Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
    3. Drew Lock, Missouri
    4. Daniel Jones, Duke
    5. Ryan Finley, NC State

    1. Josh Jacobs, Alabama
    2. Damien Harris, Alabama
    3. Miles Sanders, Penn St
    4. Justice Hill, Oklahoma St
    5. Bryce Love, Stanford

    1. AJ Brown, Ole Miss
    2. DK Metcalf, Ole Miss
    3. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford
    4. Marquise Brown, Oklahoma
    T5. Deebo Samuels, South Carolina
    T5. Parris Campbell, Ohio St

    1. TJ Hockenson, Iowa
    2. Noah Fant, Iowa
    3. Irv Smith Jr, Alabama
    4. Josh Oliver, San Jose St
    5. Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M

    1. Jonah Williams, Alabama
    2. Jawaan Taylor, Florida
    3. Andre Dillard, Washington St
    4. Greg Little, Ole Miss
    T5. Dalton Risner, Kansas St
    T5. Kaleb McGary, Washington

    1. Cody Ford, Oklahoma
    2. Chris Lindstrom, Boston College
    3. Michael Deiter, Wisconsin
    4. Max Scharping, Northern Illinois
    5. Connor McGovern, Penn St

    1. Garrett Bradbury, NC State
    2. Elgton Jenkins, Miss St
    3. Erik McCoy, Texas A&M
    4. Michael Jordan, Ohio St
    5. Ross Piersbacher, Alabama

    1. Ed Oliver, Houston
    2. Quinnen Williams, Alabama
    3. Christian Wilkins, Clemson
    4. Jeffrey Simmons, Miss St (Based on Talent)
    5. Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

    1. Nick Bosa, Ohio St
    2. Josh Allen, Kentucky
    3. Montez Sweat, Miss St
    4. Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
    5. Brian Burns, Florida St

    1. Devin White, LSU
    2. Devin Bush, Michigan
    3. Germaine Pratt, NC State
    4. TJ Edwards, Wisconsin
    5. Mack Wilson, Alabama

    1. Nasir Adderly, Delaware
    2. Jonathan Abram, Miss St
    3. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida
    4. Taylor Rapp, Washington
    T5 Deionte Thompson, Alabama
    T5 Darnell Savage, Maryland

    1. Byron Murphy, Washington
    2. DeAndre Baker, Georgia
    3. Greedy Williams, LSU
    4. Rock Ya-Sin, Temple
    5. Julian Love, Notre Dame
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  2. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    Apr 21, 2016

    Holy cow!!

    Minus some of the EDGE players and safeties, agree with everything else! We had near identical Top 5s!!

  3. turtle


    Jan 14, 2015
    TJ Edwards gettin some love..I like it

    Boy no one here is talking about Alabama S Deionte Thompson.

    I am really hoping Arcega-Whiteside is our pick at WR.
  4. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2018
    Great list! Nice to see that someone else besides me thinks AJ Brown is the best WR in this draft.
  5. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    I haven’t watched nearly enough film to have a top 5 at every position. However the ones where I do have a top 5, I do it in a more nuanced manner. For example, I see rankings being different for 4-3 edges and 3-4 edges.

    3-4 edge:
    1. Allen
    2. Bosa
    3. Ferrell
    4. Burns
    5a. Sweat
    5b. Winovich

    4-3 edge:
    1. Bosa
    2. Allen
    3. Ferrell
    4. Sweat
    5. Ferguson

    I also see different rankings for corner based on whether a scheme is zone-heavy, man-heavy or mixed/balanced. I still need to watch additional tape on a few more guys to have a top 5 in each category, but I am pretty sure that I will have Byron Murphy as my #1 in both zone-heavy and mixed schemes, and Baker as my #1 in man-heavy schemes. I also expect to have Mr. Boom or Bust, Greedy Williams, as my #2 in every scheme. I also think I’ll have Love #3 in zone-heavy and mixed schemes.

    Same thing with free safeties vs. strong safeties. I like CGJ and maybe Adderly (too little film to confirm) as free safeties. I like Savage as a guy who can do both. Abram I like as a strong safety only. I still need to watch more of Amani Hooker before slotting him anywhere. Same for Rapp, though from what I have watched of Rapp I think he plays way faster than he timed. No way he’s a true 4.7 guy.

    The only other positions where I’m close to having a complete top 5 are LB, TE, 3-4 nose and 3-4 DE. However, realistically I’m going to run out of time. Darned real life getting in the way of draft prep....
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  6. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 23, 2011
    I always did it this way too but unfortunately just not enough time nowadays to break it down by scheme fit unfortunately.

    More and more even offensive players especially the line and QB is being affected by scheme. Tough to make accurate assessments generically. More so than any other year I would say PFF has had a greater influence on my own assessments due to lack of time on my own behalf and the ease of access to great data by them.
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  7. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Nice list SCNB.
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  8. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    DK Metcalf is the MOST overrated player in the. Draft !!!

    First RD bust just LIke DHB....

    I wouldn't take him until the 3rd rd.....

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  9. TarheelFlyer

    TarheelFlyer Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2011
    If you look at our need positions: CB, S, RB, TE, and WR. Not much of that top 5 is gone. There is a LOT of talent at those spots still out there.
  10. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 23, 2011
    Yup. You are very correct.

    It sucks not to have that 2nd round pick considering the boatload of talent still on the board but if Colbert can work a little more magic we will come out ahead.

    Bush was a need pick. You can say he was BPA. Which many in the media are saying, but at least now we should be able to sleep at night knowing the middle of the field should be taken care of.

    With our 2 picks tonight I would like 2 of:

    CB, S, WR.

    I think we will need to be aggressive if we want a quality S. I think we can stand Pat and get a great CB and WR in the 3rd though

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