It is Draft Day! The months of preparation, speculation, rumors, and guesses will come to an end tonight, with the first 32 picks of the three-day selection process coming over about 3.5 hours. While mock drafts are the main focus right now as people try to project the picks of first round, we decided to build a “consensus” big Board for the Miami Dolphins with the 11th overall pick.
Josh Sutton, Clint Clearwater, Brandon Carusillo, Josh Houtz, and I all ranked our top 11 prospects for the Dolphins. I then averaged the results and we have a 13-man big-board.
(If a player was not listed in a ranking, I gave him a 12 value for the purpose of coming up with an average.)
Here is our consensus draft bog board from The Phinsider to the Dolphins:
- Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
- Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
- Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
- Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Alabama
- Sam Darnold, QB, USC
- Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
- Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina
- Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
- Tremain Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
- Derwin James, S, Florida State
- Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
- Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
- Vita Vea, DT, Washington
I think it actually came out pretty well, with players who the team will likely have no chance at selecting still ranking near the top. We all were a little different, from the top of the board all the way through Denzel Ward, Vita Vea, and Lamar Jackson, all of whom only appeared on some of the boards, but the averages could be fairly well used as a “best player available” tracker.
Before we ask for your rankings or your thoughts on the consensus Big Board, here are the five individual rankings from each of us:
So now it is your turn. Did we get it right? How would you make an 11-man big board? Use the comments below to let us know.