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Mel Kiper's latest 2010 Big Board

Updated: October 21, 2009, 6:47 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com

Sam Bradford survived at the top spot on the Big Board for weeks, but this second injury -- what's really an aggravation of the initial shoulder injury he suffered against BYU -- changes everything.

As I talk about in this week's Behind the Big Board, this is a situation in which we simply don't know whether the guy will even be able to throw at a high level for NFL personnel folks before the draft. I still think he's a great talent, but now he's also become a wild card -- when more and more people are searching for a sure thing.

Big Board Bar

Analysis: Explosive, relentless and consistent. Last week: No. 2

2
DB
5-11
203

Analysis: Ultimate playmaker, in the Ed Reed mold. Last week: No. 3

3
DT
6-4
297

Analysis: Disruptive force. Productive NFL career ahead. Last week: No. 4

Analysis: Linebacker size and cornerback speed. Last week: No. 5

5
QB
6-4
223

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


Mel Kiper Jr.

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