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 second 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 *. The player's ranking in the first big board is in parenthesis.
1. Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh (1)
Strong, fast, and never quits. Suh can dominate any game.
2. Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy * (2)
McCoy is a gap-shooting three technique that has an elite first step quickness.
3. Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford * (3)
He is an accurate passer with a good arm. Bradford appears to be healthy.
4. Oklahoma State OT Russell Okung (4)
Athletic and experienced, Okung has what teams look for in a blind side protector.
5. Georgia Tech DE Derrick Morgan * (5)
Morgan is a solid pass rusher and a good run defender.
6. Clemson RB C.J. Spiller (6)
Spiller is a game-breaker that helps in a variety of ways. He should have an early impact.
7. Florida CB Joe Haden * (8)
An excellent cover corner that also stands out in run defense and blitzing.
8. Tennessee S Eric Berry * (7)
Berry looks like a great center fielder at the NFL level.
9. Missouri LB Sean Weatherspoon (11)
He is very underrated, Weatherspoon is a force against the run or pass.
10. Michigan DE Brandon Graham (10)
Like Weatherspoon, Graham is underrated. He produced a ton, and is very hard to block.
11. Oklahoma OT Trent Williams (15)
He could be the one the best right tackles in the NFL before his rookie contract is up.
12. Texas S Earl Thomas * (12)
A ballhawk that is a top-notch pass defender in the deep part of the field.
13. Iowa OT Bryan Bulaga * (11)
Bulaga has flexibility. Some view him as great for a zone blocker.
14. Notre Dame WR Golden Tate * (14)
Tate is a burner similar to Steve Smith. He is the best after-the-catch receiver in the draft.
15. UCLA DT Brian Price * (16)
Price is extremely underrated. He is very disruptive off the snap.
16. Boise State CB Kyle Wilson (19)
Wilson has all the tools to be a very good pro corner.
17. Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen * (12)
Clausen has a lot of physical tools, and pro seasoning. There are leadership concerns. When Mike Holmgren can't get excited, I'd be worried.
18. Rutgers OT Anthony Davis * (18)
At times Davis overwhelms defensive linemen, but he has work ethic and character concerns.
19. Alabama LB Rolando McClain * (17)
He would be a good 3-4 inside linebacker. McClain is a leader, has a good work ethic.
20. South Florida DE Jason Pierre-Paul * (20)
This is lower than most have him, but he only played one year of big-time football with modest production.
21. Rutgers CB Devin McCourty (21)
He has very good speed for man coverage and has solid ball skills.
22. Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant * (22)
There are a lot of character concerns, but he was an electric player when he played. Is he trying to hide his timed speed?
23. Florida C/G Maurkice Pouncey * ( 23)
Pouncey is versatile and is equally good blocking for the run or pass.
24. Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham * (26)
He probably would be a top 15 pick if he had avoided his ‘09 injury.
25. USC DE Everson Griffen * (25)
Griffen has a good combination of size and speed. He has some pass rush ability and a nice set of moves.
26. TCU DE Jerry Hughes (25)
Hughes is slightly undersized but he is consistently getting after the quarterback.
27. Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas * (28)
Thomas is a big receiver with excellent speed. He's rising up draft boards despite a broken foot.
28. Texas LB Sergio Kindle (30)
He could be a superb outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.
29. California DT Tyson Alualu (32)
He may have the best motor in the draft. Alualu is underrated and versatile.
30. Fresno State RB Ryan Mathews * (Not Ranked)
Mathews is a well-rounded back that will provide an early impact.
31. Illinois WR Arrelious Benn * (Not Ranked)
He has the potential to be an Antonio Bryant- or Anquan Boldin-type wide receiver.
32. Idaho G Mike Iupati (27)
Whichever team drafts him better not try him at tackle due to poor feet. He has to be a guard.
Florida DE Carlos Dunlap *
Florida LB Brandon Spikes