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Mel Kiper's latest 2010 Big Board

Updated: October 14, 2009, 4:14 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com

Ndamukong Suh finds it almost impossible not to be productive. I wrote about it earlier this week, a few days after he'd manhandled Missouri in a game in which he also had an interception. A defensive tackle getting an INT would be surprising if Suh wasn't tied for third nationally in passes defensed with eight. Incredible. Add to that his run-stopping success and constant harrassment of opposing quarterbacks and you have the total package (and a move up the Big Board).

Further east, in the Big 12 Conference, you have Gerald McCoy holding steady as a likely top-five pick at the same position. It's a credit to McCoy because you're talking about a kid that likely would have gone in a similar position in this year's draft. But he hasn't shown the complacency that infects some top talents. One new addition to the board this week is a former juco star with a lot of explosiveness, length and production. Jason Pierre-Paul has a great package of skills and could be a top-15 pick in the spring.

Big Board Bar
1
QB
6-4
223

Analysis: Has underrated arm, great feel for position; superaccurate. Last week: No. 1

Analysis: Explosive, relentless and consistent. Last week: No. 3

3
DB
5-11
203

Analysis: Ultimate playmaker, in the Ed Reed mold. Last week: No. 2

4
DT
6-4
297

Analysis: Disruptive force. Productive NFL career ahead. Last week: No. 5

Analysis: Linebacker size and cornerback speed. Last week: 7



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Mel Kiper Jr.

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