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March 17, 2017

2017 NFL Draft big board roundup

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Out of curiosity, I rounded up five different 2017 NFL Draft "big boards," for the purpose of seeing how many players would appear in each draft experts' top 25. For this exercise, I rounded up the big boards of Mel Kiper and Todd McShay from ESPN, Daniel Jeremiah from, Rob Rang of CBS, and Joel Klatt of FOX Sports.

It turns out that precisely 14 players appear in all five "big boards." The Eagles happen to be picking at 14th overall, as I'm sure you all know. Here's the list:

In a sense, those could be considered the media's consensus top players, although obviously, that doesn't always match up with NFL teams' thinking.

Players that appeared in four of the five top 25 big boards (in order of average ranking) were:

  1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
  2. David Njoku, TE, Miami
  3. Takkarist McKinley, DE, UCLA
  4. Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
  5. Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah
  6. Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU

Players that appeared in three of the five top 25 big boards (in order of average ranking) were:

  1. Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky
  2. Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
  3. Haason Reddick, LB, Temple
  4. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

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