Aggregated NFL Draft "Big Boards" from around the web

For the below graph (after the jump), I aggregated a sampling of big boards from around the web, including CBS, SB Nation's Mocking the Draft, ESPN's Mel Kiper, CBS' Rob Rang, ESPN's Scouts Inc., the National Football Post, The Sporting News, and draftcountdown.com's Scott Wright, and charted where each of them had the following prospects listed on their respective "big boards."

I then assigned a value to each number, similarly to the way Major League Baseball determines their MVP's.  I'll explain: For each "big board," I went down as far as the 64th player on each list (64 because that would cover the first 2 rounds of the NFL draft).  If a player received a #1 ranking, he received 64 points, a #2 would give him 63 points, a #3 would be 62 points, and so on down the line until a 64th ranking would give that player 1 point.

Then, to even out some of the ridiculousness of some of those experts' big boards, I eliminated both the best and worst score for each player.  For example, see the Sporting News' ranking of Patrick Peterson at freaking 21, and of course you always have to take into consideration where Kiper is going to rank Gary Wichard clients (just kidding, Mel).  If a player wasn't ranked by one or more or the "panelists," I simply used one of the empty spaces as the low score.  I then added up every score (minus the dropped scores) to give each prospect their final aggregated score.  Got it?  Good.  For full disclosure, I stole this idea from a fan post written by "Pablo Escobar" at Mocking the Draft.  Good idea, Pablo. Anyway, here are the results (after the jump):

Rank Player CBS MTD Kiper Rang Sc Inc NFP SN Wright Total points
1 Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
1 2 4 1 3 2 21 2 376
2 Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
3 3 2 2 1 11 1 5 374
3 Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
2 4 1 3 2 3 3 6 373
4 A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
7 1 3 6 4 1 4 1 371
5 Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
5 21 6 4 5 5 5 8 356
6 Robert Quinn, DE, UNC
4 8 5 5 9 12 6 3 354
7 Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
6 6 8 7 7 17 2 4 352
8 Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
9 5 15 10 13 4 15 11 327
9 Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
8 12 10 13 6 43 11 9 327
10 Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
10 7 9 8 8 36 26 7 321
11 Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal
12 11 17 11 18 14 8 12 313
12 Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
16 9 22 9 16 7 18 10 312
13 Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
15 10 11 12 20 6 48 17 305
14 Tyron Smith, OT, USC
14 43 16 20 14 8 14 15 297
15 Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
17 22 19 15 15 26 12 18 284
16 Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
25 19 14 26 19 13   19 268
17 Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
23 18 18 24 10 21 19   267
18 Anthony Castonzo, OT, BC
13 41 20 17 25 33 9 21 261
19 J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
18 25 12 29 23 20 51 14 261
20 Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
19 49 13 14 12 59 17 28 250
21 Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
28 31 24 19 11   7 29 248
22 Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
20 32 23 23 17 19   31 242
23 Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
11 17 7 18 28 55 53 22 241
24 Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State
30 16   35 30 27 16 23 229
25 Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
26 42 25 28 24   28 13 217
26 Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
31 24   22 35 9   20 193
27 Derek Sherrod, OT, Miss St.
27 23   27   23 35 25 188
28 Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
32 34 21 25 22 64 31   182
29 Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
33 27   31   15 40 26 168
30 Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon St.
34 14   36   40 24 24 167
31 Mike Pouncey, C/G, Florida
21 26   16 21 37 60   160
32 Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois
24 15   33   35 25   143
33 Danny Watkins, OT, Baylor
38 39   21   16 22   140
34 Jake Locker, QB, Washington
22 50   37 26 53 62 16 140
35 Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia
29 13     27 10     126
36 Rahim Moore, S, UCLA
45 30   42 31 28     112
37 Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech
40 36     34 39 10   111
38 Jon Baldwin, WR, Pitt
39 20       18   32 104
39 Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
37 37   32 33   50   103
40 Aaron Williams, CB/S, Texas
35 28   39   54   30 102
41 Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
43 46   30 32 58 61   85
42 Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky
57     34 29 50 36   83
43 Rodney Hudson, C/G, FSU
46 48   38   61 37   67
44 Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
36 33   40   56     63
45 Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy
48 64   41   51 29   56
46 Jabaal Sheard, DT, Pitt
44         31 13   55
47 Stefan Wisniewski, G, PSU
54 44       24 42   55
48 Titus Young, WR, Boise St
  47       32 34   49
49 Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami
55 45       48 20   47
50 Christian Ponder, QB, FSU
42 58       41 54   41
51 Martez Wilson, ILB, Illinois
41 38       52     37
52 Drake Nevis, DT, LSU
60         38 27   34
53 Mason Foster, OLB, Washington
  53       34 44   33
54 Christian Ballard, DT, Iowa
47           30   18
55 Ben Ijalana, G, Villanova
51 62       29     17
56 Greg Jones, ILB, Michigan St
59 55         46   16
57 Allen Bailey, DE, Miami
64 51           27 15
58 Bruce Carter, OLB, UNC
  57       60 23   13
59 Marvin Austin, DT, UNC
50 56             9
60 Jurell Casey, DT, USC
  29       57     8
61 D.J. Williams, TE, Arkansas
  54         57   8
62 Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
58 52             7
63 Jason Pinkston, OT, Pitt
          42 59   6
64 Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee
52 59             6

Also receiving points: Brandon Burton 2, Marcus Cannon 2.

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