Wisconsin's Thomas top offensive lineman

The play by Wisconsin's Joe Thomas against Michigan showed why he's the best offensive lineman in the country and almost a sure bet to be a top-five pick in next April's NFL draft. Mel Kiper explains.

Updated: September 26, 2006, 8:44 AM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider
The Michigan Wolverines followed up their blowout win over Notre Dame with an impressive hard-fought victory over Wisconsin. In a losing effort, however, the Badgers' senior left tackle Joe Thomas showed why he's No. 2 on my Top 25 Big Board.

Mel Kiper Jr.

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