SB Nation’s NFL Draft site, Mocking the Draft, has put together a revised big board of the Top 200 prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft. Things will change fairly drastically in the next four months, but providing numerous revisions will help us see how things develop through the draft scouting season that takes place between now and late April.
The Bay Area is well represented in the big board, with eight Stanford and Cal players showing up on the list. Stanford QB Andrew Luck is currently No. 2 on the board behind only Georgia WR A.J. Green. Luck is a red-shirt sophomore and Green is a junior so both are eligible to declare for the draft. We’ll find out more about Luck’s status sometime after the Orange Bowl.
Stanford is represented by eight players on this board. These include (overall ranking in parenthesis):
1 (2). Andrew Luck, QB
2 (94). Owen Marecic, FB
3 (96). Sione Fua, DT
4 (99). Chris Owusu, WR
5 (184). Delano Howell, SS
6 (193). Derek Hall, OT
California has two players on the board: defensive end Cameron Jordan and running back Shane Vereen. Jordan comes in ranked 28th and is seventh among all defensive ends and ninth among all defensive linemen. Of course, some of these defensive ends might move to outside linebacker, so that could affect draft stock.
Vereen is 76th overall and fifth among running backs as there are not a ton of great running backs at the top of this year’s draft class. Mark Ingram is MTD’s number one running back and is 15th overall.