Tuesday April 16th, 2013

In a draft loaded with first- and second-round receivers, Tavon Austin may wind up being the best.
In a draft loaded with first- and second-round receivers, Tavon Austin may wind up being the best.
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Here is the beauty of the NFL Draft (and, in particular, *this* NFL Draft): The top 40 players pegged for inclusion on our final Big Board here will not be the same exact names you'll see elsewhere.

In fact, this 2013 draft class has created so much uncertainty that essentially every player ranking system and every mock draft looks significantly different -- often, starting with the players in the first, second and third slots and continuing all the way down.

The top two players in this Big Board are the same that have been in place since Big Board 1.0; player No. 3 has not moved since Big Board 3.0. There have been adjustments just about everywhere else, as players participated in the NFL combine and completed their pro days.

We're left with what I believe to be the best 40 players available for the 2013 NFL Draft. As always, you can check out my rationale for this week's Big Board here. Away we go ...

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