2016 NFL Draft: Top 25 Prospects
2016 NFL Draft: Get Ready For The Ebony Bird Big Board
The 2016 NFL Draft is almost here. Here is the first portion of the Ebony Bird Big Board, which includes the top 25 prospects. Please note that these are my rankings, some of which ignore popular consensus. This list is basically an order of who I would feel comfortable taking in order if I was an NFL general manager. Considering that the Ravens are my passion, the board I am constructing, and that this is a Ravens focused blog, Baltimore’s team needs impact the rankings greatly.
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In many regards this is a very exciting draft. There is a ton of talent on the defensive side of the football. There are explosive pass rushers, and a handful of dazzling cornerbacks. There are also some very entertaining wide receiver prospects. This isn’t a great draft at the coveted left tackle and quarterback positions. There will be high picks at these positions no matter what, but I don’t see the hype this season. I ranked the top two tackles much lower than they will realistically go. I ranked only one quarterback as a top 25 talent.
This is my honest assessment of each player. Take it for what its worth. Hopefully I can share my perspective on this draft class with you, in a way that gets you ready for the end of April. I am a football nerd. This is what I do. I have strong opinions but they’re backed up by logic and formed with a methodology. Here it is, the top 25 prospects:
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