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Throwback Thursday: Top 50 Big Board Edition

Quinnen Williams

It’s Throwback Thursday again and much like last week, I’ll be taking a look at some of my older takes. This week, we’re going to take a look back at my last 2019 NFL Draft Top 50 Big Board. As always, I’ll be reacting to this list as I go through it so you’ll all essentially be getting my live reaction.

1.Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama

2.Devin White, LB, LSU

3.Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State

Bosa and White had the same exact grade but when I had a tie last year, I would just rank them by who I liked more so really 2A and 2B here.

4.Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

5.TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa

I’m fairly confident in saying that I was higher on Noah Fant than anybody else was and I still stand by his evaluation, total package at tight end.

Ed Oliver

6.Ed Oliver, DL, Houston

7.Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

8.Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

9.David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

I did not think that this one was going to look like a hot take at all but following his not-immediate success in the NFL, nine looks way worse than I anticipated.

10.Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky

Greedy Williams

11.Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

12.Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State

13.Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

14.Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State

15.Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State

Jawaan Taylor

16.Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

17.Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama

I was 100000% confident that Thompson would step in and be an immediate stud. Seattle seemed like the perfect place in my opinion for him to take over Earl Thomas’ role.

18.Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

While he no longer plays cornerback, his technique was what I thought would set him apart from the rest of the class.

19.Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

20.Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, DB, Florida

Told you.

AJ Brown

21.AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss

22.Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson

23.Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

24.Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

He was always a projection-based ranking but yikes he got drafted way lower than I expected. Butler missed the season on IR so I can’t even argue a case for/against him.

25.Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

I still stand by this one, if Cajuste was healthy throughout the entire pre-draft process, we would have seen him go significantly higher than he did.

Rock-Ya Sin

26.Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

27.Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

28.Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama

Going into the 2019 NFL Draft, I knew Mack Wilson had a play style that would translate perfectly over to the NFL. I 100% still stand by that statement.

29.Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma

30.Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

Dre'Mont Jones

31.Dre’Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State

Jones being as talented a pass-rusher as he is for an interior lineman made me think he would have gone higher than he did.

32.DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

Stupid 3-cone.

33.Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

34.Rashan Gary, DL/EDGE, Michigan

This man has me blocked on Twitter.

35.David Long Jr., LB, West Virginia

Honestly, if he continues to play how he ended the 2019-20 season I think I would look like a genius for this one.

Christian Wilkins

36.Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson

People kept telling me I was too low on him and I would not listen, I am sometimes dumb.

37.Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State

38.Elgton Jenkins, IOL, Mississippi State

39.Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

40.Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida

The tape was first-round worthy. Everything else was UDFA worthy.

Garrett BRadbury

41.Garrett Bradbury, IOL, NC State

42.N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

43.Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

44.Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

We all miss every now and then right?

45.Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, WR, Oklahoma

This was the last time I’ll allow people to have a significant impact on my opinion. I wanted him to be much higher but stupidly let other opinions impact my grade, never again.

Trayveon Williams

46.Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M

If Trayveon is given the opportunity, I still think he can find a ton of success at the next level.

47.Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan

48.Chris Lindstrom, IOL, Boston College

49.Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson

50.Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State