A.J. Green has been perhaps the steadiest player on the Big Board in the past year. He moves up this week and is a legitimate contender to be the No. 1 pick overall, if the Panthers want to work with the quarterbacks they have.
Rodney Hudson might be only 283 pounds -- a smaller frame for a guard -- but he makes up for it with athleticism. Nevada has more than a solid QB, as Mel learns. And UNC's once-backups are showing they can fill in fine.
Mel Kiper goes through players drafted in Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2011 NFL draft whom he believes could make an early impact next season. Watch for Titus Young, Ryan Williams, Brooks Reed and others to make a difference soon.
Mel Kiper goes through players drafted in Round 1 of the 2011 NFL draft that he believes could make an early impact next season. Look out for A.J. Green in Cincy, and Robert Quinn in St. Louis. Plus a number of others.