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Hall, Doucet return while offensive linemen debut on Big Board

Coming off a record-setting performance against Tennessee in which he had 13 receptions, Alabama's DJ Hall makes a return to the Big Board. Also, after missing five games with an injury, LSU's Early Doucet returns following a strong performance against Auburn.

Originally Published: October 24, 2007
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com
While the top 10 on my latest Big Board stayed relatively the same, there are four newcomers this week -- two wide receivers and two offensive linemen.

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Charles LeClaire/Getty ImagesDespite his relative inexperience and size (6-5, 339), Otah is extremely light on his feet.
Debuting for the first time on the board are Pittsburgh offensive tackle Jeff Otah and Texas A&M center Cody Wallace. Otah is a space eater (6-foot-5, 339), but is extremely athletic. He only played one year of high school football, so Otah is a developing talent. However, he's extremely athletic -- Otah played basketball and football in junior college -- and will surely excite offensive line coaches in the NFL.

Texas A&M center Cody Wallace also debuts this week. He's athletic, durable, tough and smart, and has shown the ability to handle quick and explosive defensive tackles after the snap.

SEC wide receivers DJ Hall and Early Doucet return to the Big Board this week. Hall hauled in 13 receptions and had two scores against Tennesse while Doucet returned after missing five games and caught seven balls for 93 yards against Auburn.

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