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2017 NFL Draft Big Board

The 2017 NFL Draft is finally within grasp. My Big Board is finished and I’ll explain the process to a degree. I use a 1-10 grading scale. I choose certain traits that pertain to each position, turn on a game and grade those traits. Then, I grade each prospect game by game to come to an average score for each positional trait. After that, I use the final score for each trait and weight a few of them that I feel are most important to the position they play and the style they play with. Finally, I implement athletic scores depending on the effect it has on a certain position and what it allows them to do.

Using each prospect’s final grade, I place them within a range I mapped out for round grades. It just so happens there are 32 first round grades for me this year. That’s not always the case, even with 32 teams, but that’s just how things fell for me. This is a very deep class and although I didn’t get to every single prospect, I was able to get a good idea of where I feel the value is for certain players. My Big Board isn’t exact and I don’t claim to be an expert. I’m just someone who loves to watch football and share my thoughts. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps with the upcoming NFL Draft.



DFF Co-Owner. VP College Scouting & Development. Host of The Devy Watch Podcast. Focused on watching the development of athletes all the way from high school to the NFL.

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