Prospect big board rankings at positions of need for the Titans

Some of you may have noticed me mentioning, on several occasions, the consensus big board rankings by Walter Football.  If you’re not familiar with them, they’re a compilation of “well-known big boards, including Mel Kiper’s, Scouts Inc.’s and CBS’.”   (Last year, they listed more big boards than that, and I’m not sure which other ones Walter is including this year.)  Walter has been updating the consensus big board every Sunday and yesterday’s update may be the final one before the draft commences Thursday night.

In the following recap, I’ve listed players at positions we expect the Titans to be interested in.  First will be a recap of the players ranked in the top 32, followed by a breakdown by position.

While all teams will have some players ranked higher, and some lower, than Walter’s consensus, this should give us a fairly reasonable idea of the value each player has as we progress through the draft.  Remember, this is a consensus of big board rankings, not a consensus of when players are projected to be drafted.

Some players may be viewed at different positions by different teams.  The position I have players listed at is that which they would probably play if they were drafted by the Titans.  I have only included players ranked in the top 250 on Walter’s Consensus.  If you have wondered where a player you like stacks up against the competition, here you go…

Average Big Board Rankings
Rank Position Player School
5 CB Morris Claiborne LSU
7 DE Melvin Ingram South Carolina
8 DT Fletcher Cox Mississippi State
10 DE Quinton Coples North Carolina
12 G David DeCastro Stanford
14 DT Michael Brockers LSU
15 S Mark Barron Alabama
16 DT Dontari Poe Memphis
18 CB Stephon Gilmore South Carolina
19 CB Dre Kirkpatrick Alabama
20 G Cordy Glenn Georgia
22 DE Courtney Upshaw Alabama
24 DE Whitney Mercilus Illinois
25 DE Nick Perry Southern Cal
27 CB Janoris Jenkins North Alabama
28 DE Andre Branch Clemson
29 DE Shea McClellin Boise State
31 DE Chandler Jones Syracuse
32 C Peter Konz Wisconsin

Centers:
32. Peter Konz, Wisconsin
90. Ben Jones, Georgia
120. Michael Brewster, Ohio State
122. Phillip Blake, Baylor
163. David Molk, Michigan
218. Quentin Saulsberry, Mississippi State
235. Garth Gerhart, Arizona State

Cornerbacks:
5. Morris Claiborne, LSU

18. Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina
19. Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
27. Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama
50. Josh Robinson, Central Florida
55. Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech
57. Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska
61. Brandon Boykin, Georgia
67. Trumaine Johnson, Montana
76. Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt
77. Chase Minnifield, Virginia
78. Dwight Bentley, Louisiana Lafayette
88. Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma
100. Josh Norman, Coastal Carolina
103. Ron Brooks, LSU
108. Leonard Johnson, Iowa State
116. Trevin Wade, Arizona
125. DeQuan Menzie, Alabama
137. Omar Bolden, Arizona State
139. Ryan Steed, Furman
150. Coryell Judie, Texas A&M
152. Shaun Prater, Iowa
158. Asa Jackson, Cal Poly
188. Mike Harris, Florida State
192. R.J. Blanton, Notre Dame
198. Coty Sensabaugh, Clemson
199. Justin Bethel, Presbyterian
201. Keith Tandy, West Virginia
228. Micah Pellerin, Hampton
231. Terrence Frederick, Texas A&M
233. Cliff Harris, Oregon
239. Charles Brown, North Carolina

Defensive Ends:
7. Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
10. Quinton Coples, North Carolina
22. Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
24. Whitney Mercilus, Illinois
25. Nick Perry, Southern Cal
28. Andre Branch, Clemson
29. Shea McClellin, Boise State
31. Chandler Jones, Syracuse
45. Vinny Curry, Marshall
66. Jared Crick, Nebraska
84. Tyrone Crawford, Boise State
89. Cam Johnson, Virginia
121. Trevor Guyton, Cal
133. Jake Bequette, Arkansas
146. Malik Jackson, Tennessee
159. Olivier Vernon, Miami
166. Jack Crawford, Penn State
203. Frank Alexander, Oklahoma
211. Donte Paige-Moss, North Carolina
241. Scott Solomon, Rice

Defensive Tackles:
8. Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State
14. Michael Brockers, LSU
16. Dontari Poe, Memphis
35. Devon Still, Penn State
36. Jerel Worthy, Michigan State
38. Kendall Reyes, Connecticut
52. Brandon Thompson, Clemson
62. Alameda Ta’amu, Washington
69. Billy Winn, Boise State
71. Mike Martin, Michigan State
94. Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati
97. Josh Chapman, Alabama
128. Marcus Forston, Miami
129. Kheeston Randall, Texas
149. Jaye Howard, Florida
173. Hebron Fangupo, BYU
176. Brett Roy, Nevada
178. DaJohn Harris, Southern Cal
186. Tydreke Powell, North Carolina
202. Akiem Hicks, Regina
216. Mike Daniels, Iowa
222. Travian Robertson, South Carolina
232. Markus Kuhn, NC State
244. Vaughn Meatoga, Hawaii

Guards:
12. David DeCastro, Stanford
20. Cordy Glenn, Georgia
40. Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin
46. Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State
60. Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State
65. Brandon Brooks, Miami Ohio
113. Brandon Washington, Miami
124. Senio Kelemete, Washington
132. Josh Leribeus, SMU
156. Nate Potter, Boise State
157. Lucas Nix, Pitt
180. Ryan Miller, Colorado
195. Joe Looney, Wake Forest
197. Rishaw Johnson, Cal-PA
207. Desmond Wynn, Rutgers
210. Adam Gettis, Iowa
247. Ronald Leary, Memphis
248. Antoine McClain, Clemson

Safeties:
15. Mark Barron, Alabama
42. Harrison Smith, Notre Dame
70. Brandon Taylor, LSU
82. Markelle Martin, Michigan
96. Antonio Allen, South Carolina
98. George Iloka, Boise State
140. Trenton Robinson, Michigan State
155. Aaron Henry, Wisconsin
161. Christian Thompson, South Carolina State
169. Janzen Jackson, McNeese State
182. Phillip Thomas, Syracuse
189. Duke Ihenacho, San Jose State
193. Kelcie McCray, Arkansas State
204. Charles Mitchell, Mississippi State
205. Eddie Pleasant, Oregon
236. Sean Richardson, Vanderbilt
238. Winston Guy, Jr., Kentucky
249. Jerome McMillian, Maine

Weakside linebackers:
37. Lavonte David, Nebraska
48. Zach Brown, North Carolina
87. Nigel Bradham, Florida State
92. Sean Spence, Miami
105. Keenan Robinson, Texas
123. Demario Davis, Arkansas State
126. Josh Kaddu, Oregon
135. Terrell Manning, NC State
143. Emmanuel Acho, Texas
213. Danny Trevathan, Kentucky
217. Tyler Nielsen, Iowa
243. Tahir Whitehead, Temple

One thing Walter Football didn’t do was to provide these numerical rankings (they used average big board position instead) so I hope this helps you out some both before and during the draft.  Please comment if I’ve overlooked something or if you have any questions.

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