We continue to compile our Big Board, as we'll be voting on spots 21-25 today. The results to date are as follows:
1. Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
2. Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
3. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
4. C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
5. Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
6. Joe Haden, CB, Florida
7. Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
8. Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho
9. Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
10. , OT, Rutgers
11. Earl Thomas, S, Texas
12. Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
13. Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama
14. Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
15. Taylor Mays, S, USC
16. Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State (270 votes)
17. Brandon Graham, OLB, Michigan (247 votes)
18. Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland (150 votes)
19. Charles Brown, OT, USC (142 votes)
20. Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame (141 votes)
Given some people's concern about the 49ers pass rush, I do find it a bit interesting that the Big Board only includes one OLB to date. Personally I like going into 2010 with Haralson, Brooks, and Lawson as the main rotation, but a little depth could certainly help, and who knows yet if Brooks is a viable long-term option. We've got 2 years to figure it out.
After the jump I've posted the new poll for spots 16-20. We've dropped the players that qualified for 6-10 and added in 5 new guys. Thanks to Drew K for helping me come up with the list of candidates.
First off, remember that you can use the scroll bar on the right side to see the last few names. They're in alphabetical order by last name.
I realize I've probably left out players you might like, but given that we're looking at spots 6-10, I think I've included most, if not all, of the important names. To fill out the 25 candidates, I took the 20 individuals that didn't get in the top 5, and then added 5 more players. I added in a couple requested players from the last thread, and then a couple others from the Scouts Inc Top 32.
In the end, how you vote is up to you, but just remember that this is a 49ers big board. Not a mock draft and not a big board that can be applied to every team. Use your own philosophy, but just pretend this would be going to the 49ers when we're done.
If you think an essential player is missing, double-check the list first.
In doing this community draft board, I’d like you to keep in mind a couple of things. I don’t want you ranking players based on where you think they’ll be drafted. I want you ranking them based on how they would fit the 49ers needs. The 49ers have a whole variety of needs, so this is not a simple task. The team doesn’t need a quarterback, but the team still has to rank Sam Bradford under this hypothetical: If the 49ers were the only team drafting and thus they had access to every player in the draft pool, who would you take first? If that player was gone, who would be their second choice?