2015 NFL Draft: Pre-Combine Big Board


To the dismay of football fans all over the world, the season is officially over.

Luckily, the off-season is never short on excitement and surprises with both free agency and the 2015 NFL Draft.

In fact, I do believe that there is a certain event involving the draft that is hours away from taking place. The NFL Scouting Combine.

The combine is always a worthwhile event that allows us to see how well each prospect has handled their preparations in comparison to their respective class mates. More than that, the combine is also a very important tool for teams and scouts in terms of face-to-face interviews and physical measurements.

The draft process is a long and strenuous one that starts well before the season is over. By this time, most teams already have their big boards pretty well set up. The combine is more to just touch up on a few things rather than make or break prospects.

So, many of us will keep a close eye on how things shake up in Indianapolis over the rest of the week and use what we learn from it to help finalize rankings. Here is a quick look at how I have my Top 50 overall prospects ranked heading into the combine workouts.

Please, enjoy!

1.) Leonard Williams: DT, USC

2.) Jameis Winston: QB, Florida State

3.) Dante Fowler Jr.: OLB, Florida

4.) Amari Cooper: WR, Alabama

5.) Randy Gregory: OLB, Nebraska

6.)Kevin White: WR, West Virginia

7.) Danny Shelton: DT, Washington

8.) Shaq Thompson: OLB, Washington

9.) Brandon Scherff: OG/OT, Iowa

10.) DeVante Parker: WR, Louisville

11.) Shane Ray: DE/OLB, Missouri

12.) La’el Collins: OT, LSU

13.) Marcus Mariota: QB, Oregon

14.) Landon Collins: S, Alabama

15.) Vic Beasley: OLB, Clemson

16.) Marcus Peters: CB, Washington

17.) Alvin “Bud” Dupree: OLB, Kentucky

18.) Carl Davis: DT, Iowa

19.) Jaelen Strong: WR, Arizona State

20.) Todd Gurley: RB, Georgia

21.) Malcolm Brown: DT, Texas

22.) T.J. Clemmings: OT, Pitt

23.) Gerod Holliman: S, Louisville

24.) Denzel Perryman: ILB, Miami

25.) Kevin White: CB, TCU

26.) Devin Funchess: WR, Michigan

27.) Benardrick McKinney: ILB, Mississippi State

28.) Laken Tomlinson: OG, Duke

29.) Cam Erving: C, FSU

30.) Melvin Gordon: RB, Wisconsin

31.) Ameer Abdullah: RB, Nebraska

32.) Jamison Crowder: WR, Duke

33.) Arik Armstead: DT/DE, Oregon

34.) Maxx Williams: TE, Minnesota

35.) Trae Waynes: CB, Michigan State

36.) Tyler Lockett: WR, Kansas State

37.) Jake Fisher: OT, Oregon

38.) P.J. Williams: CB, Florida State

39.) Ereck Flowers: OT, Miami

40.) Chris Hackett: S, TCU

41.) Phillip Dorsett: WR, Miami

42.) Kevin Johnson: CB, Wake Forest

43.) Jalen Collins: CB, LSU

44.) Jordan Phillips: DT, Oklahoma

45.) Nate Orchard: DE/OLB, Utah

46.) Michael Bennett: DT, Ohio State

47.) Eric Kendricks: ILB, UCLA

48.) Paul Dawson: ILB, TCU

49.) Hroniss Grasu: C, Oregon

50.) Sammie Coates: WR, Auburn