Here's a gem of a thread that is apropos right now....I found myself doing this anyway, so thought I'd share it with the board.
I've simply taken each of our picks through the first 5 rounds and pulled out where they stood in Slimm's rankings from his thread here, posted on the draft forum:
. Makes it easy to compare and get a quick feel for 'how we did' according to Slimm.
I've listed each pick with 3 lines.
First line: Round/position in the round ( overall slot in draft ) Player - Position
Second line: Slimm's positional ranking - player - valued round
Third line: slimm's ranking on his big board ( you can compare this directly with the 'overall slot in draft number )
Granted this is from 2/28 but it's the best overall big board I could find...
1.3 ( 3) Dion Jordan - DE
6. Dion Jordan - 1st round
19. Dion Jordan / DE / Oregon
2.22 (54) Jamar Taylor - CB
4. Jamar Taylor - 2nd round
40. Jamar Taylor / CB / Boise St.
3.15 (77) Dallas Thomas - OT
16. Dallas Thomas - 4th round (guard)
173. Dallas Thomas / OG / Tennessee
3.31 (93) Will Davis - CB
12. Will Davis - 3rd round
87. Will Davis / CB / Utah St.
4.7 (104) Jelani Jenkins - LB
12. Jelani Jenkins - 5th round
208. Jelani Jenkins / LB / Florida
4.9 (106) Dion Sims - TE
6. Dion Sims* - 3rd round
72. Dion Sims* / TE / Michigan St.
5.31 (164) Mike Gillislee - RB
16. Mike Gillislee - 4th round
162. Mike Gillisliee / RB / Florida
Made me feel better about some of the guys I'd never heard of! Also, as a body of work, we ended up with:
- 1 1st rounder
- 1 2nd rounder
- 2 3rd rounders
- 2 4th rounders
- 1 5th + a kicker
Which is maybe about average based on the ammo we started out with, pending whether you agreed on the trade up for Dion Jordan or not ( if you believe JJ's trade chart, the move up should've costed 2 2nd rounders meaning we got a surplus 2nd round pick in value, but Slimm has Jordan ranked lower than our original 12th slot, meaning we effectively wasted a 2nd rounder ).
Also, the big reaches were Thomas, Jenkins, and Dion Jordan, but we got good value out of Jamar Taylor and Dion Sims.
To sum up: An 'average' draft via Slimm's big board---I'll take my chances with that