Mel Kiper's latest 2010 Big Board
I'm going to talk about it at length in Behind the Big Board, but I'll state it here, as well: Dez Bryant is still going to be a top pick in the upcoming NFL draft, based on everything we know. Personnel people at the NFL level aren't going to see the heavy-handed punishment of the NCAA as a detriment. For that reason, he remains among my top 10.
Elsewhere, I added Joe Haden of Florida and Rolando McClain of Alabama to the Board this week. As I've said in the past, I like to wait for a junior to get high enough on the Board that I'd assume there is a greater chance he will stay in the draft before I add him. Both of these guys project as safely within the first round. Earlier, I wouldn't add juniors until they were safely in the top 15, but I'm adjusting that to include the the top 20 this week, which keeps Jahvid Best in the mix.
Analysis: Explosive, relentless and consistent. Last week: No. 1
Analysis: Ultimate playmaker, in the Ed Reed mold. Last week: No. 2
Analysis: Disruptive force. Productive NFL career ahead. Last week: No. 3
Analysis: Linebacker size and cornerback speed. Last week: No. 4
Analysis: Has underrated arm, great feel for position; super-accurate. Last week: No. 5
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