Commentary

Mel Kiper's latest 2010 Big Board

Originally Published: November 25, 2009
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com

I address it further in Behind the Big Board, but as you can see with the latest addition to the Big Board, the amount of defensine lineman (both tackles and ends) is becoming extraordinary. The juniors who have crashed the party later in the season certainly add a lot, but in any event, if you have a need for a good interior or edge lineman -- or even an outside guy in a 3-4 -- this is a draft in which you should be able to get a lot of value.

Again, I'm not saying you could see this many guys come flying off the board in the first round of the draft. What I am saying is that if teams simply drafted without regard to need, you could see a run on these types. Some may fall to the second round from this group, but not because they deserve to.

Big Board Bar

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

2
DT
6-4
297

Analysis: Disruptive force. Productive NFL career ahead. Last week: No. 2

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

4
DB
5-11
203

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

5
QB
6-4
223

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


Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst