Now that the collegiate all-star games are complete the Browns can begin to build their big board. It wont be completed until after free agency and the scouting combine, but make no mistake that a preliminary list is being built.
Good teams build their big boards based on talent and not need. If the Browns follow suit, then they will build player rankings on statistics, video and interviews.
For our purposes, we will stick to the needs of the Browns and the direction that would most help the roster. There are also positions repeated throughout the seven rounds. This is to reflect the different options available if they do not select that position earlier.
Normally, teams have players on their big board that they have no chance of drafting but the Browns are in a unique position. They can literally draft anyone available because there is no clear cut first overall pick.
The board does not stop in the first round, however. Teams have boards that span through all seven rounds and well into the undrafted free agent pool.
Here is my seven-round big board for the Browns with different options. Each round presents different opportunities and the Browns need to make the most of them.
Let’s dive in.