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March 13, 2010 @ 2:00 am
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Pewter Report Big Board

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PewterReport.com profiles the top 32 players in this draft board. Who grades out at number one? Who is the top-ranked defensive tackle between Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma's Gerald McCoy? What receiver is ranked first? Find out in this draft big board.
NFL draft boards are extremely subjective, and you will see some significant variety no matter where you look. There are two other interesting big boards worth checking out. Matt McGuire's big board on WalterFootball.com assigns players a star rating that gives an indicator as to how players grade out. DraftCountdown.com's Scott Wright has an interesting big board as well.

Pewter Report joins in with our own big board based on watching these prospects on tape, at the Senior Bowl, in the combine, and speaking with NFL sources. Early draft entries are marked with a *.

1. Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh
Strong, fast, and never quits. Suh can dominate any game.

2. Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy *
McCoy is a gap-shooting defensive tackle that has elite first step quickness.

3. Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford *
Is an accurate passer with a good arm. Bradford appears to be healthy.

4. Oklahoma State OT Russell Okung
Athletic and seasoned. He has what teams look for in a blind side protector.

5. Georgia Tech DE Derrick Morgan *
A solid pass rusher and good run defender. He produced and is well-rounded.

6. Clemson RB C.J. Spiller
Is a game-breaker that helps in a variety of ways. He should have an early impact.

7. Tennessee S Eric Berry
Looks like a great center fielder. Berry makes teams pay when he grabs an INT.

8. Florida CB Joe Haden *
An excellent cover corner that is also stands out in run defense and blitzing.

9. Iowa OT Bryan Bulaga *
He can fit any offense. Is a better blocker than typical left tackle prospects.

10. Michigan DE Brandon Graham
He produced a ton, and is very hard to block. He is underrated.

11. Missouri LB Sean Weatherspoon
Underrated like Graham, Weatherspoon is a force against the run or pass.

12. Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen *
Has a lot of physical tools, and pro seasoning. There are leadership concerns.

13. Texas S Earl Thomas *
A ballhawk that is a top-notch pass defender in the deep part of the field.

14. Notre Dame WR Golden Tate *
Is a burner similar to Steve Smith. Is the best after-the-catch receiver in the draft.

15. Oklahoma OT Trent Williams
He could be the one the best right tackles in the NFL before his rookie contract is up.

16. UCLA DT Brian Price *
Extremely underrated. He is very disruptive off the snap.

17. Alabama LB Rolando McClain *
He would be a good 3-4 inside linebacker. McClain is a leader, has good work ethic.

18. Rutgers OT Anthony Davis *
Can overwhelm defensive linemen but has work ethic and character concerns.

19. Boise State CB Kyle Wilson
Has all the tools to be a very good pro corner.

20. South Florida DE Jason Pierre-Paul *
This is lower than most have him, but he only played one year of big-time football.

21. Rutgers CB Devin McCourty
He has very good speed for man coverage and has solid ball skills.

22. Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant *
There are a lot of character concerns, but he was an electric player when he played.

23. Florida C/G Maurkice Pouncey *
Is versatile and is equally good blocking for the run or pass.

24. USC DE Everson Griffen *
Has some pass rush ability and a nice set of moves.

25. TCU DE Jerry Hughes
Is slightly undersized but he is consistently getting after the quarterback.

26. Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham *
He probably would be a top 15 pick if he had avoided injury.

27. Idaho G Mike Iupati
He shouldn't be moved to tackle. He is a powerful guard that will excel there.

28. Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas *
A big receiver with excellent speed. He's rising up draft boards despite a broken foot.

29. Florida DE Carlos Dunlap *
He has massive potential and would come closer to hitting it with better pad level.

30. Texas LB Sergio Kindle
He could be a superb outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

31. Florida LB Brandon Spikes
He is a throwback linebacker. Spikes is a thumper that also is a good pass rusher.

32. California DT Tyson Alualu
He may have the best motor in the draft. Alualu is underrated and versatile.


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