Commentary

Mel Kiper's latest 2010 Big Board

Updated: December 7, 2009, 9:38 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com

Two new players jumped onto the board this week. One is Derrick Morgan from Georgia Tech, who has been impossible to block all season. He could have been here sooner, but I wanted to wait until he was solidly up the Big Board, and thus far more likely to look toward the NFL after his junior season.

The other name I added is Dan Williams, who has been moving up on my charts all season. Williams has impressed me with his relentlessness, and also his ability to make big plays against top teams. Alabama couldn't block him. A couple drops include Greg Hardy -- he was 25th last week, so the additions hurt him -- and Terrence Cody, who I feel less and less is the next great run stopper. I think he'll need to be able to do more, and that could be a problem.

Big Board Bar

Analysis: Explosive, relentless and consistent. Last week: No. 1

2
DB
5-11
203

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

3
DT
6-4
297

Analysis: Disruptive force. Productive NFL career ahead. Last week: No. 3

Analysis: Physical tools are off the charts. Potential for unlimited upside. Last week: No. 4

5
QB
6-4
223

Analysis: Has underrated arm, great feel for position; super accurate. Last week: No. 5


Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst