Behind the Big Board: Big 12 QB drops
Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford both plummeted after Red River, so now what?
Behind the Big Board accompanies the release of every Mel Kiper Jr. Big Board leading up to the 2010 NFL draft, explaining why players moved up and down the rankings. The Oct. 21, 2009 version showed great fluctuation among top quarterbacks, with significant drops for Oklahoma Sooners signal-caller Sam Bradford and Texas Longhorns senior Colt McCoy.
On Sam Bradford
Bradford is snakebit; there's no question. But you're talking about a guy who very likely could have been the first pick last year, or at least would have been in the mix had he come out. So the issue is the evaluation process. Surgery could very well be his best option to make sure the shoulder is right -- and that means he might not even be able to throw at the level he'd want to at the combine.
The rest of Mel's evaluation of Bradford, his look at McCoy and his appraisal of the DE position is available to ESPN Insiders.
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