April 26, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings

#4 Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson



A lot has happened over the past few years. After missing essentially the last two college football seasons, I've been studying prospects since early March. Better late than never right? It is time to get back on track. My Big Board and Mock Draft should be coming later today or early tomorrow before the draft. I am looking forward to tweaking the site in the coming weeks and months cosmetically as well as adding new articles and early previews of upcoming drafts. But, enough about that. Curious about the Real Sports Hype 2017 NFL Draft Rankings? Look no further.

My first and last 2017 NFL Mock Draft of the year! And my first and last 2017 NFL Draft Big Board of the year is here!

Prospect rankings are based on film breakdown provided by Draft Breakdown with a minimum of 3 games watched per prospect in most cases. Measurables, athletic testing, future roles and projections are also taken into effect.
Injuries, off the field issues, etc. will mot be taken into consideration. These rankings are based on talent and projections on the field. Players are grouped into "tiers" to separate them. Players that I project as early round picks will be placed in the "All-Pro"/"Pro Bowl" tiers for example. Prospects that I saw limited film of or was unable to watch at all will not be ranked, but listed under "Other Notable Prospects". Specifically, prospects well known in the scouting community and draft sites like CBS Sports and Pro Football Focus will be listed here.