This time tomorrow, we’ll be counting down the minutes until the NFL Draft, our one bit of live “sports” during the quarantine. Today, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay released their final Big Boards of the Top 300 prospects and position rankings. Where do Lynn Bowden and Logan Stenberg stand?
Kiper lists Bowden as the No. 84 overall prospect and the No. 16 wide receiver. Stenberg is the No. 114 overall prospect and No. 3 offensive guard behind Louisiana’s Robert Hunt and Damien Lewis from LSU. McShay has quite a different take on Kentucky’s prospects, ranking Stenberg No. 143 overall and Bowden No. 144. McShay considers Bowden the 24th best wide receiver and Stenberg the seventh best guard. Clearly, we are #TeamKiper when it comes to these rankings.
Remember, a big board is different than a mock draft in that it’s simply a ranking of the best players and not based on team needs. Over the next 24 hours, we’ll see plenty of last-minute mock draft revisions, but CBS Sports’ latest three-round mock has Bowden going to the New England Patriots with pick No. 100 in the third round. That feels more and more like what’s going to happen, so if you’re not a Belichick fan (hand up), start to make your peace with it.