September Big Board (09/29/15)

Last Updated: 2/25/2016 7:35 PM ET
2015 September Big Board

The first month of the 2015-2016 college football season is now in the books and we have had a lot of movement since our inaugural Big Board.

There are a number of players who fell off the Big Board due to injuries or lack of playing time due to NCAA investigations. Injuries have dropped Gunner Kiel (QB, Cincinnati) and James Connor (RB, Pittsburgh) from the list. Laremy Tunsil (OT, Mississippi) has yet to step onto the field this season, due to an NCAA investigation.

At quarterback, leading the way is Cody Kessler (USC); he takes the top offensive spot. He shows remarkable accuracy, has a 73 percent completion rate, and a third down completion percentage of 60 percent so far this season.

The top overall prospect and leading the way on the defensive side of the ball is Joey Bosa (Ohio State), one of the most dominating defensive ends college football has seen in a long time. His production in just two seasons is nothing short of outstanding. In 32 career games, Bosa has recorded 21.5 sacks, 37 TFL, and four forced fumbles.

There are a lot of new faces on the Board this month, including Leonard Floyd (OLB, Georgia) who now holds down the 14th overall spot. Some other new faces on the defensive side of the ball are Emmanuel Ogbah (DE, Oklahoma State) and Kenny Clark (DT, UCLA). Both players have showed a tremendous ability to dominate and disrupt opposing quarterbacks.

On offense, making the jump onto the Board are Ronnie Stanley (OT, Notre Dame) and Laquon Treadwell (WR, Mississippi). Stanley has been one of the best offensive tackles the past couple of seasons, shutting down both power and speed rushers with ease. Treadwell has regained his old form after sustaining a horrific leg injury last season. Look for Treadwell to have a dominant rest of the season if he can stay healthy.

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 at the end of every month throughout the college football season.

Rankings Player School Position Previous Rank
1 Joey Bosa Ohio State DE 1
2 Cody Kessler USC QB 3
3 Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State RB 4
4 Vernon Hargreaves Florida CB 5
5 Rashard Higgins Colorado State WR 10
6 Shilique Calhoun Michigan State DE 9
7 Scooby Wright Arizona OLB 2
8 Jack Conklin Michigan State OT 17
9 Taylor Decker Ohio State OT 11
10 Su'a Cravens USC OLB 19
11 A'Shawn Robinson Alabama DT 12
12 Max Tuerk USC OC 27
13 Robert Nkemdiche Mississippi DT 24
14 Leonard Floyd Georgia OLB NR
15 Shawn Oakman Baylor DE 14
16 Ronnie Stanley Notre Dame OT NR
17 Emmanuel Ogbah Oklahoma State DE NR
18 Anthony Zettel Penn State DT 8
19 Laquon Treadwell Mississippi WR NR
20 Myles Jack UCLA OLB 6
21 O.J. Howard Alabama TE 22
22 Kenny Clark UCLA DT NR
23 Kendall Fuller Virginia Tech CB 7
24 Derrick Henry Alabama RB 20
25 Connor Cook Michigan State QB 23
26 Jeremy Cash Duke FS-SS 33
27 Jaylon Smith Notre Dame OLB NR
28 Vadal Alexander LSU OT/OG 21
29 Jalen Ramsey Florida State CB 18
30 Josh Doctson TCU WR NR
31 Tyler Boyd Pittsburgh WR 15
32 Jordan Jenkins Georgia DE 28
33 Tre'Davious White LSU CB NR
34 Darian Thompson Boise State FS 35
35 Joey Hunt TCU OC 34