Commentary

Big Board calm before NFL draft storm

Running back Darren McFadden remains No. 1 on the Top 25 Big Board, but will he be a top-five pick in April's NFL draft?

Originally Published: March 12, 2008
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com
* Asterisk denotes underclassman

1. *Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas (6-foot-1, 208) | Previous: Same
The reasons for his dynamic performances throughout his career are excellent vision, very good balance, game-breaking speed and a passion for the game.

2. Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College (6-4, 223) | Previous: Same
He has the size and arm to wow the NFL brass during testing.

3. Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU (6-2, 292) | Previous: Same
Disruptive force along the interior. If there is one nonskill position player fans should watch, it's Dorsey: He always makes plays or opens up space for his teammates.


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Mel Kiper Jr.

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