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2013 NFL draft big board: Is Star Lotulelei the best overall player in this class?

See more rankings in our top 5 players at each position series. If it's mock drafts you are after, check out our 2013 Eagles mock draft central.

Scouts says this is some of the best pointing since Vontaze Burfict
Scouts says this is some of the best pointing since Vontaze Burfict
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Let's first be clear on what this isn't, which is a mock draft. This is a big board, which is essentially an attempt to rank the players in the draft regardless of what position they play or what team may want or need them. The question we're asking here is simply how good is this guy at what he does.

With the Super Bowl now over and the draft process really starting to heat, I thought this would be a valuable thing to look at and have as a reference. If you're doing your own mocks or trying to decide which guy at which position is higher rated...

Also keep in mind that we've gone through Mel Kiper's top 5 players at each position as well.

This first big board comes from Todd McShay, if you have ESPN Insider you can check out his quick scouting report on each guy, but for our purposes I think a big list to get started works well. We'll start developing our own community big board after the combine.

1 Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
2 Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
3 Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
4 Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
5 Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
6 Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
7 Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
8 Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU
9 Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
10 Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
11 Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
12 Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon
13 Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida
14 Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
15 Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
16 Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma
17 Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame
18 Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
19 John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
20 Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
21 Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
22 Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
23 Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
24 Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
25 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
26 Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
27 Keenan Allen, WR, California
28 Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
29 Kyle Long, OG, Oregon
30 Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
31 Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
32 Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

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