Throwback Thursday: Top 50 Big Board Edition
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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