The Official GangGreenNation Top 50 Big Board

Chris Trotman

Our top fifty players in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Below you will find the official GangGreenNation Top 50 Big Board, a collaborative effort between myself and Dave Wyatt, which represents our opinion of the best fifty players in the 2014 NFL Draft. Obviously, these are not the only good players and there are many that we love that didn't quite make it onto the board.

We chose to limit it to our top fifty players for convenience, as it will become unwieldy after that. You can read more about how teams create their big boards, however you should know that teams have substantially more than 50 players on their boards, usually up to approximately 250 players. The board is then broken down into positional rankings, rating each position group. When a team is on the clock at the draft, they can easily look at who their best player available is, or if they're drafting for need, who their best player available is at a specific position.

Obviously, there is no unanimity with regards to big boards. There are some players we have ranked that others do not. There are others that are ranked higher than others may like, so it's a deeply personal thing. We have no doubt there will be many disagreements about positioning, so feel free to hash that out in the comments below.

Last year, we tried live draft day coverage where Dave and myself covered every pick and discussed each prospect in detail as they were selected. We thought our final result was better than the coverage you can normally find during the draft, so we decided to do it again this year. However, this year we will be incorporating our big board so you, the viewer, can track our "best player available" as each team makes their selection.

Rank Position Name
1 DE Jadeveon Clowney
2 OT Greg Robinson
3 OLB Khalil Mack
4 QB Teddy Bridgewater
5 WR Sammy Watkins
6 QB Johnny Manziel
7 MLB C.J. Mosley
8 QB Blake Bortles
9 OT Jake Matthews
10 S Ha'Sean "HaHa" Clinton-Dix
11 TE Eric Ebron
12 CB Darqueze Dennard
13 DT Ra'Shede Hageman
14 S Jimmie Ward
15 OT Taylor Lewan
16 WR Odell Beckham Jr.
17 OLB Anthony Barr
18 CB Justin Gilbert
19 WR Brandin Cooks
20 TE Jace Amaro
21 OLB Ryan Schazier
22 DT Dominique Easley
23 S Calvin Pryor
24 WR Mike Evans
25 OT Antonio Richardson
26 OG Xavier Su'a-Filo
27 DE Kony Ealy
28 TE Colt Lyerla
29 DT Louis Nix
30 OT Zack Martin
31 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
32 CB Jason Verett
33 DT Aaron Donald
34 OLB Jeremiah Attaochu
35 QB David Fales
36 DT Stephon Tuitt
37 QB Derek Carr
38 WR Marqise Lee
39 OG David Yankey
40 CB Kyle Fuller
41 TE Troy Niklas
42 QB Jimmy Garappolo
43 QB Zach Mettenberger
44 ILB Chris Borland
45 OG Gabe Jackson
46 CB Bradley Roby
47 WR Jordan Matthews
48 DE Scott Chrichton
49 OLB Kyle Van Noy
50 TE C.J. Fiedorowicz
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