Commentary

Mel Kiper's latest 2010 Big Board

Originally Published: February 10, 2010
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com

As the mock draft season takes over, consider the Big Board a valuable source in terms of understanding overall player value. This week there are some changes: Rolando McClain and Jason Pierre-Paul move up, as does Terrence Cody. Regardless of what you hear about Cody, when you talk to personnel folks, this is a guy who teams believe can fill a need as a classic block-occupying clogger in the middle, and I'm not convinced he'll fall as some believe. But it's still early in the process; Indy will tell us a lot more. I'll be back with a new mock draft next week, by the way.

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
6-4
223

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

5
CB
5-11
190

Analysis: Polished cover corner with tackling ability to match. Last week: No. 6



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Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst