ESPN NFL draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr. ranks the Top 25 pro prospects. The Big Board becomes the subtext for the mock draft. These are the players who have the most pro potential. It has no bearing on the order in which they'd be picked.
As the nation gears up for the return of college and pro football, Mel Kiper unveils the most NFL-ready prospect at every NCAA program. So while you know all about Jake Locker at Washington, you can discover Kevin Kowalski at Toledo.
Mel has ranked the Top 5 overall players at each position, among those who are draft-eligible in 2011, but here he ranks the remaining juniors at each position. This group could rise to the other board, or factor greatly into the 2012 draft.
Mel Kiper re-evaluates his initial 2009 NFL draft grades. His thoughts (among many): the Packers, Pats, Ravens and Niners look good, the Raiders still look awful and this season's darlings -- Colts and Saints -- didn't draft well.
Mel Kiper checks in right before the first weekend of bowl games with a few guys whose pro stock could be affected by how they play; notably, Anthony Davis of Rutgers and Ryan Mathews of Fresno State. Also: Arrelious Benn's probable draft slot.
On Dec. 17, 2009, Mel Kiper checks in with a look at guys not ranked 1-25 on his current Big Board. Some names: Mardy Gilyard, Ed Dickson, Ricky Sapp, Terrence Cody and more. What does Kiper think of these gents? Come on in.
Mel Kiper examines the rise of Sean Canfield, Ndamukong Suh's stunning performance, how C.J. Spiller did his best Chris Johnson impersonation and where Jimmy Clausen and Jake Locker will end up when this is all said and done.