2015 NFL Draft: Big Board 2.0 Prospects 51-75


The 2015 NFL Draft is almost here, and if you ask me this is one of the most wonderful times of the year. In the festive mood I am in looking ahead to the NFL draft, (Christmas for football nerds like myself) here is the unveiling of the next portion of our GMENHQ Big Board 2.0. We are committed to getting New York Giants fans ready and knowledgeable for the NFL Draft!

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51. Eli Harold, OLB (Virginia)

52. Rashad Greene, WR (FSU)

Sep 20, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Devin Funchess (1) jumps to make a catch in the first quarter against the Utah Utes at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

53. Josue Matias, OG (FSU)

54. Preston Smith, DE (Miss St.)

55. Duke Johnson, RB (Miami)

56. Nelson Agholor, WR (USC)

57. Quinten Rollins, CB (Miami Ohio)

58. Paul Dawson, LB (TCU)

59. Devin Funchess, WR (Michigan)

60. Josh Shaw, CB (USC)

61. Donovan Smith, OT (Penn State)

62. Carl Davis, DT (Iowa)

63. Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB (Louisville)

64. Trey Flowers, DE (Arkansas)

65. Hroniss Grasu, C (Oregon)

66. David Cobb, RB (Minnesota)

67. Brett Hundley, QB (UCLA)

68. Ty Montgomery, WR (Stanford)

Nov 22, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Southern California Trojans during the second half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

69. Owa Odighizuwa, DE (UCLA)

70. Ronald Darby, CB (FSU)

71. Stephone Anthony, LB (Clemson)

72. T.J. Yeldon, RB (Alabama)

73. Reese Dismukes, OG (Auburn)

74. Josh Robinson, RB (Miss St.)

75. Laken Tomlinson, OG (Duke)

Devin Funchess Has Huge Potential:

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The 6-5  Funchess had 62 receptions in the 2014 season. In three seasons at Michigan he had 15 touchdowns and averaged 13.6 yards per reception. Sounds pretty good right? Well there’s a catch.

He is a hybrid of a tight end and a wide receiver. He is fast for a tight end, but not overly speedy for a receiver. He struggles with inconsistent hands and is not the physical receiving threat his body would suggest. He has tremendous upside but there is a reason his stock fell to 59th overall. In the late 2nd round to the early 3rd is his best value.

Deep Running Back Class:

We already had 4 running backs on the big board, today we add 4 more (and we’re not done yet). This could be the draft of the running back. Here is a quick spotlight on the strengths of the 4 running backs on this portion of the big board.

Nov 15, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8) runs against the Florida State Seminoles in the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

  • Duke Johnson (55th Overall): Johnson is a shifty and elusive rusher who can also make a huge impact as a receiver. He averaged 6.8 yards per rush and 9.9 yards per reception in his two season career with the Miami Hurricanes.
  • David Cobb (66th Overall): Cobb reminds me of a bulkier and stronger version of Ray Rice. He has a low center of gravity, has insane balance and can contribute as a rusher and a receiver.
  • T.J. Yeldon (72nd Overall): Yeldon is a runner with good vision and a flashy skill set. Yeldon scored 37 rushing touchdowns with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
  • Josh Robinson (75th Overall):

    Robinson is a more compact version of Marshawn Lynch in my opinion. He is a physical runner with a good stiff arm. He runs like the devil’s bowling ball, with fury and with power.

    Nov 29, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions tackle Donovan Smith (76) during the third quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Beaver Stadium. Michigan State defeated Penn State 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

    Players The Giants Should Target:

    • Donovan Smith (61st Overall): This is a big offensive tackle who has great strength and is a perfect run blocker.
    • Carl Davis (62nd Overall): Davis is a big bullying nose guard who has a similar skill set to that of Danny Shelton. While he is not as versatile or dynamic as Shelton, he can provide similar value at a much later pick.
    • Paul Dawson (51st Overall): Dawson is a speedy interior linebacker with sideline to sideline speed and the ability to stay on the field in passing situations.

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