NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken
If you have been on this site over the past few weeks, you have at least seen my Big Board series I have been working on. If you have not read them, shame on you and go do so now. If you have, you know I have compiled my list of prospects that I have scouted and who I feel would be good fits for the Patriots and who can help this team stay on top. Today, I have compiled all those names in both a horizontal and vertical big board. This setup should be very similar to what the Patriots and every other NFL team uses on draft day.
The link below will take you to my excel spreadsheet that has both boards. The horizontal board should give you an idea of where I have these prospects slotted by round. The vertical board will give you an indication of who I like better within those groupings. For example, I have both Grady Jarrett and Nate Orchard as 2nd round picks on the horizontal board, but if you look at the vertical board you will see Jarrett comes in as my #18 overall prospect, while Orchard is a bit further down at #24. It is meant to give you an idea of who I like better regardless of position.
I hope you all have enjoyed the series and that you find this Big Board a useful tool come draft day. Thanks again to all the people who have read my reports and took the time to post comments.
as always, you can follow me on twitter @midwestpatsfan