Hali moves into the top five on Big Board

The more film he watches, the more Mel Kiper Jr. likes Penn State defensive end Tamba Hali. The Nittany Lions pass-rushing phenom moves into the top five on this week's Big Board.

Updated: December 29, 2005, 12:37 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider
The 25 names remain the same on the Big Board, but one player has broken into the top five for the first time this season: Penn State defensive end Tamba Hali.

During the season you get the chance to watch a player in one or two games. Studying film on Hali the last couple of weeks, you really get a chance to see his natural pass-rushing ability and what a great motor and energy he has on every play. Hali has great technique and is very impressive on film. The more you watch him the more you like him.

The next update on the Big Board will be after the Jan. 4 Rose Bowl between Texas and USC.

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