The first Zone Reads Big Board of the 2014 NFL Draft

OK. The combine’s over. New tapes are being released on prospects every day (and kudos to Draft Breakdown for their tremendous work on this). We’ve seen enough information on enough prospects that I feel comfortable releasing our first Official Big Board today.

Now, we still don’t have everyone covered. Far from it– we have 384 prospects in our database, and this board only includes 111. More to the point, it covers the 111 we feel most confident about evaluating as possible picks in the first four rounds. I compiled the list based off the evaluations of everyone on the Zone Reads team, both in film and measurables, and then added my own adjustments and observations.

We left off prospects we weren’t sure about, and we left off a few prospects who grade out to be picked very late or undrafted, simply for continuity’s sake with the board. Without further ado, take a look at our evaluations:

#1 Overall

  1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
  2. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

Top 5

  1. Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
  2. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
  3. Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo

Top 10

  1. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
  2. Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
  3. Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
  4. Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
  5. Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame

Top 15

  1. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
  2. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
  3. Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, LSU
  4. Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
  5. Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA

First Round

  1. Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
  2. Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
  3. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
  4. Marqise Lee, WR, USC
  5. Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
  6. Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn
  7. Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville
  8. Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame
  9. Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
  10. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
  11. Jeremiah Attaochu, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech
  12. Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

Late First / Early Second

  1. David Yankey, G, Stanford
  2. Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
  3. Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
  4. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
  5. C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
  6. Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
  7. Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
  8. Scott Crichton, DE/OLB, Arizona State
  9. Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
  10. Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado
  11. Jimmie Ward, FS, Northern Illinois
  12. Ju’Wuan James, OT, Tennessee
  13. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
  14. Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame

Second Round

  1. Telvin Smith, LB, Florida State
  2. LaMarcus Joyner, CB/S, Florida State
  3. Xavier Su’a-Filo, G, UCLA
  4. Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU
  5. Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska
  6. Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin
  7. Ross Cockrell, CB, Duke
  8. Daquan Jones, DT, Penn State
  9. Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State
  10. Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU
  11. Dakota Dozier, G/T, Furman
  12. Brandon Thomas, G/T, Clemson
  13. Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
  14. Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton
  15. Adrian Hubbard, DE/OLB, Alabama
  16. Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
  17. Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin
  18. Kyle Van Noy, DE/OLB, BYU
  19. Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
  20. Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State
  21. Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson
  22. Ed Reynolds, FS, Stanford
  23. Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina

Third Round

  1. Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada
  2. Marcus Martin, C, USC
  3. Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas
  4. Philip Gaines, CB, Rice
  5. Carl Bradford, DE/OLB, Arizona State
  6. Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
  7. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
  8. Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina
  9. Craig Loston, SS, LSU
  10. Cameron Fleming, OT, Stanford
  11. Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington
  12. Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
  13. Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State
  14. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
  15. Ahmad Dixon, SS, Baylor
  16. Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas
  17. Trai Turner, G, LSU
  18. Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor

Late Third / Fourth Round

  1. Dion Bailey, S, USC
  2. A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama
  3. Lamin Barrow, LB, LSU
  4. Dominique Easley, DT, Florida
  5. Cyrus Kouandijo, OT, Alabama
  6. Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood
  7. Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
  8. Louchiez Purifoy, CB, Florida
  9. Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State
  10. Christian Jones, LB, Florida State
  11. Keith McGill, CB, Utah
  12. Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson
  13. Donte Montcrief, WR, Ole Miss
  14. Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
  15. Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State
  16. Victor Hampton, CB, South Carolina
  17. Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh
  18. DeMarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State
  19. E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri
  20. Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
  21. Cyril Richardson, G, Baylor
  22. Michael Sam, DE/OLB, Missouri

Fourth Round

  1. Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina
  2. Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia
  3. Mike Davis, WR, Texas
  4. Marcus Smith, DE/OLB, Louisville
  5. Tre Boston, SS, North Carolina
  6. Chris Davis, CB, Auburn
  7. Chris Smith, DE, Arkansas

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