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Where our picks / UDFAs ranked

As a Quant, I like cold, hard numbers, so I take a look at how our picks are relative to multiple big board rankings, and there are some surprises.

Let me just preface with that I think Ballard did a fantastic job with the draft, masterfully turning two Day 2 picks into four players with VERY high upside and addresses the needs. It really surprises me that it is our 3rd pick (#77 overall) Raimann that was the highest rated, followed by our 4th pick (#96 overall) Cross. And after Pierce and Woods, the next highest rated pick was actually our UDFA Jojo Domann (projected to be #127). Two of our draft picks (#192 Olgetree and #239 Thomas) didn't even appear in any of the big boards. It seems like after missing out on Thomas Booker, Zyon McCollum and Tariq Woolen in the 5th round, Ballard pretty much just went with unknown flyers, which is understandable but part of me want to snap up some higher ranked players instead (e.g. if we are gonna have a long-shot QB, I'd much rather have Carson Strong in the 7th rd over Jack Coan). Nevertheless, in Ballard I trust, and I'm excited to see what these new players can do. I am actually more excited with our UDFAs than our four Day 3 picks.

Pick Posn Name Median Athletic Consenus Athletic Forecast Athletic Evaluator Brugler nfl.com PFF CBS Sportingnews Tankathon Ringer
53 WR Alec Pierce 84.5 77 80 75 89 75 98 139 119 60 92
73 TE Jelani Woods 98 98 88 98 98 85 106 132 108 100
77 OT Bernhard Raimann 41.5 39 41 42 36 43 18 21 45 44 44
96 S Nick Cross 81 81 76 85 84 68 61 96 96 80 81
159 DT Eric Johnson 195.5 200 191 211 175 169 338
192 TE Andrew Ogletree
295 DL Curtis Brooks 280.5 283 310 278 295 160 242
239 S Rodney Thomas
UDFA LB Jojo Domann 127 127 124 129 104 132 179 80
UDFA QB Jack Coan 196.5 192 181 192 201 256 230
UDFA OT Ryan van Demark 230 230 211 447
UDFA LB/S Sterling Weatherford 218 223 292 218 288 206 190 181
UDFA RB Max Borghi 262 262 244 266 296 216
UDFA RB D'Vonte Price 205.5 196 215 194 251 184 222
UDFA CB Dallis Flowers 222 242 202
# of players 300 300 300 300 150 344 500 200 100 100

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