Mel Kiper's latest 2010 Big Board
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The biggest news after the championship weekend -- Ndamukong Suh didn't do much to change his No. 1 slot, of course -- is that I moved Jake Locker -- who could and maybe should return to Washington -- to No. 5 (he was No. 9 last week). That shifted Sam Bradford, who had been No. 5, to No. 6 (he's also No. 3 among junior QBs, behind Jimmy Clausen and Locker).
It'll be hard to drop Suh. His tape is stunningly strong evidence. That said, many players will rise and fall as the senior all-star games -- that'll be the first chance for many pro scouts to see guys like Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow under center -- bowl season, the combine, and pro days take place. Again, this isn't yet about draft position. That changes everything, because of need. This is a raw ranking of the top NFL prospects, with juniors not in the mix unless they are in the top 15 or 20.
Analysis: Explosive, relentless and consistent. Last week: No. 1
Analysis: Disruptive force. Productive NFL career ahead. Last week: No. 2
Analysis: Ultimate playmaker, in the Ed Reed mold. Last week: No. 3
Analysis: Improved through adversity, has under-center experience. Last week: No. 4
Analysis: Developing talent whose physical tools are unmatched. Last week: No. 9
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