We've got our latest results as we continue filling up our Big Board. For those wondering how long this will last, the plan is to go up to 100 names. If we continue with a poll each day, our final vote (spots 96-100) will be held on Tuesday April 20, two days before the draft. I think that gives us time to get it done and then a day to let it sink in.
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. Anthony Davis, 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
17. Brandon Graham, OLB, Michigan
18. Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
19. Charles Brown, OT, USC
20. Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
21. Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas (250 votes)
22. Jahvid Best, RB, California (215 votes)
23. Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida (179 votes)
24. Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech (179 votes)
25. Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee (123 votes)
As a Bay Area resident, I have had a chance to see a lot of California football, and thus a lot of Jahvid Best. When healthy, he comes across as an explosive option out of the backfield and in the return game. A lot of folks would like C.J. Spiller, but if the team was unable to land him in the first round, what are the thoughts on Best in the second round (if he were available)? Spiller brings more in the return game, but Best is still a home-run threat out of the backfield. The durability is a huge concern, so it'd be a risk no matter what. Nonetheless, would he be worth grabbing as that potential home-run threat?
After the jump I've posted the new poll for spots 26-30. Thanks again 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?
WE'VE CLOSED THE POLLS FOR 26-30. HEAD ON OVER TO VOTE FOR SPOTS 31-35.