NFL Draft 2014: The Ultimate Big Board

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We aggregated 11 Big Boards from across the Internet to form a Big Board Database. Then we applied multipliers for the Broncos' biggest needs (as determined by readers) to give positions of need a greater weight. The result is the table below, the Broncos 2014 Ultimate Big Board.

Updated May 9th

Find the newest version of the Ultimate Big Board - ready for Day 2 of the Draft - here.

Broncos' greatest pre-draft needs

Back in early April we asked you to help us create the MHR Big Board by ranking Denver's top needs. You did, and we thank you. Now it's time to apply what we learned by giving positions that fit in Denver's greatest needs a bonus on our Big Board.

  1. Linebacker - 15% Big Board bonus
  2. Cornerback - 12% bonus
  3. Center/Guard - 9% bonus
  4. Wide Receiver - 6% bonus
  5. Running Back - 3% bonus

How does it work? Since a lower average ranking represents a higher spot in our Big Board, these percentages were subtracted from 1.00 then multiplied to the objective rankings to get our Ultimate Broncos Big Board weighted ranking.

Weighted Average = Big Board Average * Need Multiplier
Need Multiplier = 1.00 - Need Bonus

The strength of this system is that it favors BPA heavily over need-based sorting, while not ignoring need altogether. In addition, once the Broncos select a player at a certain position, that position may no longer be a need; the Need Multiplier can be adjusted (possibly eliminated) and the Big Board quickly resorted for Days Two and Three of the draft!

Without further adieu...

Ultimate Broncos Big Board

Wtd Rnk Name Pos SBN ESP CBS Rng Wlt NFL NFP Y! Rot DTk FSp Avg St Dev Rnk Nd Mlt Wtd Avg
1 Jadeveon Clowney DE 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1.18 0.40 1 1 1.18
2 Khalil Mack OLB 4 3 3 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 6 3.91 0.94 3 0.85 3.32
3 Greg Robinson OT 6 4 2 2 3 2 2 3 8 2 5 3.55 2.02 2 1 3.55
4 Sammy Watkins WR 5 2 4 5 2 3 3 7 5 5 2 3.91 1.64 4 0.94 3.67
5 Jake Matthews OT 3 6 5 4 5 4 5 5 6 6 3 4.73 1.10 5 1 4.73
6 Mike Evans WR 7 7 9 6 10 7 8 8 12 17 9 9.09 3.11 6 0.94 8.55
7 Anthony Barr OLB 21 27 12 8 7 6 11 6 22 12 7 12.64 7.35 9 0.85 10.74
8 Aaron Donald DT 13 9 13 7 13 10 14 12 9 14 8 11.09 2.55 7 1 11.09
9 C.J. Mosley ILB 9 13 22 11 20 8 12 15 7 8 19 13.09 5.26 10 0.85 11.13
10 Taylor Lewan OT 11 5 8 16 6 12 6 10 27 13 12 11.45 6.17 8 1 11.45
11 Teddy Bridgewater QB 2 29 15 9 21 20 35 1 1 3 10 13.27 11.79 11 1 13.27
12 Eric Ebron TE 8 15 11 20 8 14 7 13 23 15 13 13.36 4.97 12 1 13.36
13 Blake Bortles QB 14 11 6 10 15 17 41 9 29 10 4 15.09 10.87 13 1 15.09
14 Darqueze Dennard CB 20 16 14 13 25 22 13 18 26 11 24 18.36 5.35 17 0.88 16.16
15 Hasean Clinton-Dix FS 10 19 17 23 12 29 15 22 10 9 14 16.36 6.36 14 1 16.36
16 Johnny Manziel QB 16 10 7 17 16 26 24 27 28 7 11 17.18 7.99 15 1 17.18
17 Justin Gilbert CB 28 20 10 14 9 9 9 47 40 19 15 20.00 13.11 18 0.88 17.60
18 Ryan Shazier OLB 27 24 23 15 11 13 18 25 13 33 29 21.00 7.39 20 0.85 17.85
19 Zack Martin OT 22 8 16 12 24 16 22 11 24 23 23 18.27 5.88 16 1 18.27
20 Odell Beckham Jr. WR 31 12 18 24 14 19 17 28 14 20 28 20.45 6.42 19 0.94 19.23
21 Calvin Pryor FS 24 18 21 18 17 11 30 16 42 30 18 22.27 8.73 21 1 22.27
22 Louis Nix DT 12 49 25 19 28 32 19 14 11 21 16 22.36 11.01 22 1 22.36
23 Marqise Lee WR 30 22 28 27 19 15 10 30 39 16 33 24.45 8.78 23 0.94 22.99
24 Kyle Fuller CB 36 17 27 42 23 31 16 19 21 27 30 26.27 8.14 26 0.88 23.12
25 Brandin Cooks WR 34 14 20 22 30 30 27 17 31 31 20 25.09 6.71 24 0.94 23.59
26 Derek Carr QB 37 21 26 29 26 23 21 26 30 25 25 26.27 4.54 25 1 26.27
27 Jason Verrett CB 18 26 29 28 85 33 28 21 20 22 27 30.64 18.58 27 0.88 26.96
28 Xavier Su'a-Filo OG 15 50 36 31 35 35 36 23 25 26 34 31.45 9.11 30 0.91 28.62
29 Bradley Roby CB 23 42 32 34 52 18 29 48 26 36 38 34.36 10.36 33 0.88 30.24
30 Kony Ealy DE 17 41 35 21 32 40 20 40 48 24 22 30.91 10.56 28 1 30.91
31 Dee Ford DE 25 37 24 30 47 46 25 39 19 35 17 31.27 10.29 29 1 31.27
32 RaShede Hageman DT 19 43 33 47 27 28 26 70 16 34 26 33.55 15.19 31 1 33.55
33 Timmy Jernigan DT 33 55 19 26 33 39 23 41 64 18 21 33.82 15.01 32 1 33.82
34 Kyle Van Noy OLB 53 28 44 32 40 75 55 54 52 41 32 46.00 13.61 38 0.85 39.10
35 Jeremiah Attaochu OLB 56 46 48 66 78 37 60 38 32 28 37 47.82 15.60 42 0.85 40.65
36 Stephon Tuitt DE 29 25 40 40 29 24 33 52 91 38 50 41.00 19.00 34 1 41.00
37 Jace Amaro TE 38 65 38 60 37 75 44 31 18 29 31 42.36 17.29 35 1 42.36
38 Cyrus Kouandjio OT 32 58 34 35 39 42 32 32 55 47 61 42.45 11.09 36 1 42.45
39 Davante Adams WR 50 38 47 44 42 43 38 58 72 43 44 47.18 9.96 40 0.94 44.35
40 Kelvin Benjamin WR 42 54 56 73 22 25 34 64 38 84 41 48.45 19.65 43 0.94 45.55
41 Demarcus Lawrence DE 35 35 43 25 72 27 46 24 49 74 72 45.64 19.18 37 1 45.64
42 Morgan Moses OT 48 34 37 39 41 75 51 46 53 37 45 46.00 11.40 39 1 46.00
43 Allen Robinson WR 61 40 30 41 44 75 45 37 85 39 54 50.09 17.08 46 0.94 47.09
44 Carlos Hyde RB 67 23 54 63 31 21 39 56 69 49 65 48.82 17.70 44 0.97 47.35
45 Scott Crichton DE 41 125 49 33 34 75 37 29 34 32 35 47.64 28.69 41 1 47.64
46 Gabe Jackson OG 57 57 73 43 60 48 31 50 67 46 49 52.82 11.66 48 0.91 48.06
47 Joel Bitonio OG 79 32 42 37 63 38 47 62 44 95 48 53.36 19.51 49 0.91 48.56
48 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE 47 48 51 57 18 75 48 69 43 52 36 49.45 15.24 45 1 49.45
49 Lamarcus Joyner CB 43 53 52 78 51 75 84 34 63 48 51 57.45 15.64 52 0.88 50.56
50 Dominique Easley DT 44 89 60 69 36 75 56 33 4 55 43 51.27 23.10 47 1 51.27
51 Jordan Matthews WR 40 30 66 93 54 49 62 72 79 42 40 57.00 19.28 51 0.94 53.58
52 Jimmie Ward SS 26 33 41 36 81 75 150 20 17 100 39 56.18 41.13 50 1 56.18
53 Donte Moncrief WR 55 86 39 38 95 34 79 61 86 66 57 63.27 21.19 55 0.94 59.48
54 Troy Niklas TE 51 68 62 49 55 75 71 51 37 65 73 59.73 12.02 53 1 59.73
55 Jarvis Landry WR 46 44 114 72 53 75 68 42 57 58 81 64.55 20.98 56 0.94 60.67
56 Tre Mason RB 100 75 45 55 50 36 59 71 96 64 42 63.00 21.00 54 0.97 61.11
57 Weston Richburg C 99 51 59 52 65 75 83 80 50 83 66 69.36 15.96 58 0.91 63.12
58 JaWuan James OT 45 36 46 46 53 45 94 125 115 61 58 65.82 30.83 57 1 65.82
59 David Yankey OG 68 61 119 79 46 75 61 125 125 40 46 76.82 32.04 64 0.91 69.90
60 Bishop Sankey RB 63 63 58 54 79 50 42 125 125 44 99 72.91 30.39 61 0.97 70.72
61 Deone Bucannon SS 49 45 82 59 96 47 88 125 76 71 59 72.45 24.45 59 1 72.45
62 DaQuan Jones DT 58 62 74 58 98 75 75 75 84 53 85 72.45 13.68 60 1 72.45
63 Will Sutton DT 76 125 63 51 70 75 77 97 15 70 90 73.55 27.50 62 1 73.55
64 Carl Bradford OLB 96 97 69 65 150 75 54 36 125 125 77 88.09 34.30 75 0.85 74.88
65 Marcus Smith DE 64 85 81 48 84 75 150 55 33 81 69 75.00 29.88 63 1 75.00
66 Phillip Gaines CB 136 92 57 71 102 75 78 60 61 125 92 86.27 26.27 72 0.88 75.92
67 Marcus Martin C 133 52 76 61 150 75 52 63 125 60 97 85.82 35.09 71 0.91 78.09
68 Jimmy Garoppolo QB 85 74 77 50 77 41 81 49 125 125 79 78.45 27.36 65 1 78.45
69 Chris Borland ILB 97 39 79 86 150 75 86 125 125 99 60 92.82 31.58 84 0.85 78.90
70 Bashaud Breeland CB 72 125 78 94 86 75 150 65 46 125 74 90.00 30.97 78 0.88 79.20
71 Jeremy Hill RB 119 60 65 74 49 75 69 78 125 94 91 81.73 23.67 69 0.97 79.28
72 Antonio Richardson OT 39 125 104 85 38 75 40 45 125 125 82 80.27 36.02 66 1 80.27
73 Marcus Roberson CB 77 125 64 53 43 75 150 43 125 125 127 91.55 39.34 82 0.88 80.56
74 Ego Ferguson DT 65 125 80 64 48 75 74 68 125 85 78 80.64 24.05 67 1 80.64
75 Trent Murphy DE 78 98 71 81 57 75 53 125 111 79 63 81.00 22.27 68 1 81.00
76 Telvin Smith OLB 84 91 84 88 150 75 150 83 35 125 87 95.64 33.85 86 0.85 81.29
77 Paul Richardson WR 106 61 84 74 75 65 125 125 50 104 86.90 26.64 74 0.94 81.69
78 Bruce Ellington WR 123 31 90 62 150 75 82 66 56 90 150 88.64 38.15 76 0.94 83.32
79 Christian Jones ILB 60 125 124 125 64 75 150 125 125 51 55 98.09 36.72 91 0.85 83.38
80 Jack Mewhort OT 59 66 91 91 150 75 63 82 68 92 94 84.64 25.19 70 1 84.64
81 Pierre Desir CB 81 56 93 92 150 75 91 73 125 125 113 97.64 27.75 89 0.88 85.92
82 Cody Latimer WR 160 125 70 45 150 75 92 44 45 98 102 91.45 40.87 81 0.94 85.97
83 Shayne Skov ILB 93 125 112 99 90 75 150 125 125 56 67 101.55 28.80 95 0.85 86.31
84 C.J. Fiedorowicz TE 75 99 105 89 111 75 58 92 59 82 110 86.82 18.81 73 1 86.82
85 Ka'Deem Carey RB 66 125 107 90 56 75 93 125 125 78 47 89.73 28.15 77 0.97 87.04
86 Martavis Bryant WR 110 64 50 77 150 75 150 81 125 63 83 93.45 34.96 85 0.94 87.85
87 Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB 130 59 86 125 88 75 96 125 125 125 76 100.91 25.75 93 0.88 88.80
88 Keith McGill CB 124 125 75 125 87 75 72 125 125 87 96 101.45 23.33 94 0.88 89.28
89 Trevor Reilly OLB 131 125 67 82 109 75 150 125 125 125 53 106.09 31.43 102 0.85 90.18
90 Kelcy Quarles DT 167 125 85 73 107 75 43 88 125 45 64 90.64 37.57 79 1 90.64
91 Jared Abbrederis WR 107 125 96 125 73 75 87 93 125 89 70 96.82 21.03 88 0.94 91.01
92 Billy Turner OT 89 125 68 76 150 75 150 35 62 69 105 91.27 37.13 80 1 91.27
93 Terrence Brooks FS 144 69 72 68 150 75 150 53 41 125 71 92.55 41.08 83 1 92.55
94 Jaylen Watkins CB 134 125 95 67 129 75 150 59 125 125 80 105.82 31.34 101 0.88 93.12
95 Cyril Richardson OG 74 125 117 125 61 75 150 125 125 97 68 103.82 29.97 98 0.91 94.47
96 Chris Smith OLB 126 94 106 125 150 75 85 125 125 125 93 111.73 22.66 109 0.85 94.97
97 Brandon Thomas OT 62 88 150 125 66 75 57 125 36 125 150 96.27 40.05 87 1 96.27
98 Victor Hampton CB 70 125 113 12 150 75 150 125 125 125 135 109.55 41.43 105 0.88 96.40
99 Zach Mettenberger QB 69 125 100 87 59 75 150 125 74 125 88 97.91 29.30 90 1 97.91
100 Dakota Dozier OG 166 125 83 80 150 75 150 57 125 77 103 108.27 36.82 104 0.91 98.53
101 A.J. McCarron QB 158 72 123 95 120 44 50 125 125 86 101 99.91 34.91 92 1 99.91
102 E.J. Gaines CB 132 125 121 125 102 75 150 125 94 125 86 114.55 22.36 116 0.88 100.80
103 Yawin Smallwood OLB 116 125 150 125 68 75 150 125 125 125 124 118.91 25.83 121 0.85 101.07
104 Kareem Martin DE 86 125 55 56 150 75 150 67 125 125 106 101.82 35.70 96 1 101.82
105 Terrance West RB 112 125 88 96 97 75 150 89 125 125 75 105.18 24.01 99 0.97 102.03
106 Travis Swanson C 125 125 118 125 80 75 150 125 125 125 62 112.27 27.18 111 0.91 102.17
107 Lache Seastrunk RB 91 82 102 125 71 75 150 125 125 125 89 105.45 25.82 100 0.97 102.29
108 Louchiez Purifoy CB 154 125 111 125 58 75 150 125 125 125 122 117.73 28.42 119 0.88 103.60
109 Robert Herron WR 109 95 110 125 150 75 97 94 125 125 108 110.27 20.38 106 0.94 103.66
110 Cameron Fleming OT 122 125 53 125 150 75 64 125 125 125 52 103.73 35.20 97 1 103.73
111 Jordan Zumwalt OLB 143 125 115 125 150 75 95 125 125 125 148 122.82 22.19 123 0.85 104.40
112 Dri Archer WR 114 71 99 125 133 75 150 125 125 75 150 112.91 29.02 113 0.94 106.13
113 Jackson Jeffcoat DE 121 125 89 125 116 75 150 125 125 62 56 106.27 30.64 103 1 106.27
114 Charles Sims RB 98 73 150 125 150 75 80 125 125 125 95 111.00 28.20 108 0.97 107.67
115 Jordan Tripp OLB 195 125 92 125 150 75 150 125 125 125 111 127.09 31.44 129 0.85 108.03
116 De'Anthony Thomas RB 94 79 150 125 117 75 76 125 125 125 144 112.27 26.92 110 0.97 108.90
117 Andre Williams RB 127 81 87 98 150 75 150 125 125 125 109 113.82 25.97 115 0.97 110.40
118 Caraun Reid DT 103 125 94 125 150 75 150 99 47 125 126 110.82 31.21 107 1 110.82
119 Rashaad Reynolds CB 225 125 101 100 150 75 150 77 125 125 133 126.00 41.60 128 0.88 110.88
120 Devonta Freeman RB 102 125 116 125 150 75 150 98 54 125 150 115.45 31.23 117 0.97 111.99
121 Dion Bailey FS 88 125 103 125 62 75 150 125 125 125 134 112.45 27.01 112 1 112.45
122 Tom Savage QB 147 70 31 97 150 75 150 125 125 125 150 113.18 39.96 114 1 113.18
123 Anthony Steen OG 151 125 150 125 150 75 150 125 125 125 84 125.91 25.93 127 0.91 114.58
124 Will Clarke DE 176 125 98 83 150 75 150 96 125 68 145 117.36 35.63 118 1 117.36
125 James Hurst OT 92 125 150 125 67 75 150 125 125 125 141 118.18 28.19 120 1 118.18
126 Chris Davis CB 225 125 120 125 150 75 150 125 125 125 150 135.91 36.18 133 0.88 119.60
127 Justin Ellis DT 197 125 97 125 69 75 150 125 125 125 112 120.45 34.89 122 1 120.45
128 James Gayle DE 190 125 109 125 150 75 150 125 125 54 129 123.36 36.41 124 1 123.36
129 Daniel McCullers DT 188 125 108 125 93 75 150 125 125 125 140 125.36 29.38 125 1 125.36
130 Logan Thomas QB 156 80 150 125 119 75 150 125 125 125 150 125.45 27.19 126 1 125.45
131 Ed Reynolds FS 225 125 125 125 100 75 150 125 125 125 131 130.09 36.74 130 1 130.09
132 Josh Mauro DE 225 125 122 125 150 75 150 125 125 72 150 131.27 40.94 131 1 131.27
133 Tajh Boyd QB 199 125 150 125 104 75 150 125 125 125 150 132.09 31.21 132 1 132.09

Special thanks to Topher Doll for his help with this Big Board.

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