Joey Bosa and Jalen Ramsey stay where they were on our preseason big board, but there have been other significant prospects on the move in Chris Burke’s top 40.
Our previous Big Board rolled out in early September, just before the college football season swung into full gear. Several of the names spotlighted then are still hanging around our top 40, but there have been significant changes overall—expected given the months’ worth of extra tape available on the 2016 prospects.
The picture will continue to evolve through the end of April, when all 32 teams descend on Chicago for this year's draft.
The usual caveat applies here, too: the Big Board is not a mock draft, so this is not a prediction of where players will land. There are a bevy of players just outside the top 40—Cody Whitehair, Jason Spriggs, Ryan Kelly, Christian Hackenberg, Carson Wentz, Jonathan Allen, Jayron Kearse—who realistically could push into round 1, and certainly into the top 40 range, before all is said and done. So we’ll see.
But with bowl season set to get underway next week, here's how the Big Board stands.