November Big Board (11/01/15)

Last Updated: 5/1/2016 1:00 PM ET
2015 November Big Board.

The college football regular season is officially in the books, we are left with conference championships, the Army-Navy game, bowl games and the College Football Playoff. Underclassmen who are eligible to declare for the NFL Draft, must do so by January 18th 2016. We still have some time before NFL Draft season officially starts: there has been a lot of movement on the Big Board this month.

We had six players fall off the board, some were due to injuries, while others dropped due to a lack of production this season. Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel, coming off a standout 2014 season, couldn't meet the expectations some had set for the standout pass rusher.

At the quarterback position, leading the way is Connor Cook (Michigan State). His overall numbers might not amaze you, it's his efficiency and ability to lead his team to victory each and every week which separate Cook from the rest of the quarterbacks. Michigan State wide receivers drop a high number of passes so Cook's numbers should be even better than what they are. He is reliable, consistent and a leader for the Spartans' offense.

Keeping the top spot on the board is Ezekiel Elliott (RB, Ohio State). He is an impressive player who has performed at a high level the past couple of seasons. He's a talented runner who is capable of being a three down back. One of the most underrated aspects of Elliott game is his skill set in pass protection. Just an all-around great player who should be a highly sought after player come draft time.

The top rated defensive prospect is Joey Bosa (Ohio State), one of the most dominant defensive ends college football has seen in a long time. His production in just two seasons is nothing short of outstanding. In 41 career games, Bosa has recorded 26 sacks, 58.5 TFL, and five forced fumbles.

We have seven new players making their debut on the Big Board this month taking the top spot amongst this group is hard hitting safety Jayron Kearse (SS, Clemson). He will most likely be compared to Seattle Seahawks safety, Kam Chancellor. Joshua Garnett (OG, Stanford) is most likely the best interior lineman in college football. He is a true road-grader, and will most likely be the first offensive guard selected in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Quarterback Paxton Lynch (Memphis) dropped off the board, though throwing for seven touchdowns on just 14 pass attempts is very efficient and impressive. He has all the tools to be successful, he just isn't asked to do a whole lot as he has simple reads and runs a basic offense. He will have a steep learning curve once he transitions to the NFL. Jared Goff (Cal) does not make an appearance on the board again this month. I will talk about this in greater detail as we get into our draft content, but basically he is strikingly similar to current St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles. Both played in the same offense under the same tutelage (Sonny Dykes) and have similar production and efficiency metrics.

A lot will change between now and the first pick of the draft. As it stands now, this is my Top-35 Big Board. We will update the board just a few more times before we ramp up our NFL Draft content.

Rankings Player School Position Previous Rank
1 Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State RB 1
2 Joey Bosa Ohio State DE 2
3 Vernon Hargreaves Florida CB 4
4 Laremy Tunsil Mississippi OT 3
5 Connor Cook Michigan State QB 15
6 Laquon Treadwell Mississippi WR 6
7 Adolphus Washington Ohio State DT 22
8 Jaylon Smith Notre Dame OLB 13
9 Jeremy Cash Duke FS-SS 7
10 Kenny Clark UCLA DT 19
11 Jalen Ramsey Florida State CB 14
12 Taylor Decker Ohio State OT 10
13 Su'a Cravens USC OLB 5
14 Andrew Billings Baylor DT 34
15 Corey Coleman Baylor WR 20
16 Leonard Floyd Georgia OLB 8
17 Jayron Kearse Clemson SS NR
18 Shaq Lawson Clemson DE 23
19 Joshua Garnett Stanford OG NR
20 Ronnie Stanley Notre Dame OT 31
21 Robert Nkemdiche Mississippi DT 17
22 Josh Doctson TCU WR 18
23 Shilique Calhoun Michigan State DE 9
24 Noah Spence Eastern Kentucky OLB 30
25 Jack Conklin Michigan State OT 16
26 Vonn Bell Ohio State FS NR
27 A'Shawn Robinson Alabama DT 11
28 Emmanuel Ogbah Oklahoma State DE 12
29 Kentrell Brothers Missouri ILB NR
30 Derrick Henry Alabama RB NR
31 Myles Jack UCLA OLB 27
32 Jordan Jenkins Georgia DE 28
33 Hunter Henry Arkansas TE NR
34 Cody Whitehair Kansas State OT/OG NR