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The TST Big Board, 21-25 (The Bludgeoning)

The pain is but temporary. Into the playoff spots we go...

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports


We've finished the top 20. Here's how last round went:


Now that was close. Bortles dominated the 16 slot votes, but Martin picked up so many totals he was able to edge out Bortbot. Meanwhile, the Verrett-Bridgewater-Mosley sandwich was separated by all of 9 points. That's two boards that could have swung that trio in a completely different direction. These are starting to be some very tight battles.

Notice the DTs getting some love. Timmy Jernigan (TIMMY JERNIGAN!) made a huge jump, but Hageman nearly cracked the top 5 despite this being the first opportunity he could be voted on. Louis Nix isn't far behind either. Meanwhile, the WRs aren't getting much consideration among the other options.

Big board recap (adjusted the slot entrants to be restricted to the top five by score; Bortles and Martin made it in by slot last time and that would've have made a mess of things...which is sure to happen again):

Slot By Score By Slot
1 Jadeveon Clowney, DE - South Carolina Clowney
2 Greg Robinson, OT - Auburn Robinson
3 Sammy Watkins, WR - Clemson Watkins
4 Jake Matthews, OT - Texas A&M Mack
5 Khalil Mack, OLB - Buffalo Matthews
6 Mike Evans, WR - Texas A&M Evans
7 Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S - Alabama Gilbert
8 Justin Gilbert, CB - Oklahoma St. Dennard
9 Taylor Lewan, OT - Michigan Lewan
10 Darqueze Dennard, CB - Michigan St. Clinton-Dix
11 Aaron Donald, DT - Pitt Donald
12 Calvin Pryor, S - Louisville Barr
13 Anthony Barr, OLB - UCLA Pryor
14 Xavier Su'a-Filo, G - UCLA Su'a-Filo
15 Johnny Manziel, QB - Texas A&M Manziel
16 Zack Martin, OT - Notre Dam Bortles
17 Blake Bortles, QB - UCF Bridgewater
18 Jason Verrett, CB - TCU Martin
19 Teddy Bridgewater, QB - Louisville Mosley
20 C.J. Mosley, ILB - Alabama Verrett

Position breakdown:

3 0 2 0 4 1 0 1 1 2 1 3 2

Well, the two new QBs definitely skewed things a bit. Let's see as we close out the first round what positions separate.

Here's the board for the day:

(New players available: Jace Amaro, TE - Texas Tech; Joel Bitonio, G - Nevada; Derek Carr, QB - Fresno St.; Tom Savage, QB - Pitt; Kyle Van Noy, OLB - BYU)