Big Board: Debut is Step 1 in lengthy scouting process
By Rob Rang
July 21, 2011Tell Rob your opinion!
The 2012 NFL Draft is a mere nine months away, but the summer sun is no excuse for a holiday in the scouting profession.
Creating a "Big Board" before fall practice begins in August isn't designed to predict the order in which the first 32 players will be drafted next April. Obviously, with a full season, all-star games, workouts and interviews to be completed, much will change before players are assigned final draft grades.