Commentary

Mel Kiper's latest 2010 Big Board

Originally Published: December 23, 2009
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com

One very notable addition this week: Anthony Davis, the gifted Rutgers tackle, is squarely in play as the second-best tackle in the draft, and debuts on the Board this week at No. 15. As I wrote about him last week, I'd wanted to wait until we were sure Davis was going to make the jump, because earlier in the season he was dealing with some nagging injuries, and his intentions weren't clear. Davis is still getting better, and he has a chance to be the first tackle taken when it's all said and done.

The one notable name to drop off this week is Jahvid Best. Before you scream, note that he's still got first-round talent, but I don't include undeclared juniors until they're in the top 15-20 range, and Best is just beyond that now. He certainly has the talent to be in this mix as we move ahead and he declares his intentions.

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

3
DB
5-11
203

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

4
QB
6-3
223

Analysis: Improved through adversity, has under-center experience. Last week: No. 4

5
QB
6-4
223

Analysis: Has underrated arm, great feel for position, is superaccurate. Last week: No. 6



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Mel Kiper Jr.

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