It's now time to begin ranking individual draft prospects for the Saints and create our 2014 NFL Draft Big Board. Before we get started, however, lets take a look at the results from our positions of need poll.
Below are the top five positions of need for the Saints, as chosen by fans in the Canal Street Chronicles community. This is based on a total of 569 voters. Interestingly, there is a huge drop off after the top four positions.
Using this information we can now begin putting together our CSC Big Board for the Saints' 2014 draft.
Below is a poll with 25 draft prospects. We'll vote and come up with top five prospects. Those would be the top five players we would like to see the Saints draft, in a vacuum, regardless of the situation. After that, we'll remove those five names and add five more, then vote for spots 6 through 10. We'll do this until we've got the top 30 or 40 players ranked. Maybe more if time permits.
Take talent, value, need, and character into account if you think the Saints should take these things in to account when drafting. If you always want the best player available simply rank your top 5 players available.
Players will receive 5 points for every first place vote, 4 for every second place vote, and so on. They will receive 0 points if they are unranked. Total points from all ballots will be added, and the 5 players with the most points will be taken out of the pool of available players and put up on the big board.
This is not a mock draft. You are not predicting what you think will happen. You are not thinking about other teams or their needs. Don't worry about who is available. Assume everyone you can vote for is available. Just rank your guys in the order you would like to see them drafted by the Saints.
Please vote only once.
Once again, we are using a voting system created by Chris Pokorny from Dawgs By Nature to do all of this, so major props go to him for putting this awesome tool together.