Top 5 prospects by position

With the NFL draft creeping closer, Mel Kiper Jr. ranks his top five prospects by position.

Updated: April 17, 2003, 6:19 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr.
April 8
Editor's Note:'s Mel Kiper Jr. ranks his top five prospects by position for the 2003 NFL draft (players are seniors unless noted in parentheses). For more detailed analysis of the top prospects, check out Kiper's corresponding Top 25 Big Board. And if you want to compare, check out his previous top five by position.

1. Carson Palmer, USC
2. Byron Leftwich, Marshall
3. Rex Grossman, Florida (jr.)
4. Kyle Boller, California
5. Dave Ragone, Louisville
5a. Chris Simms, Texas

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