These positional rankings have undergone an important change as the draft approaches. As opposed to during the season, I now condense the juniors and seniors into one list that includes all declared draftees. So the pair of "top 5s" now consist of the guys in the draft, and then the players who could have been draft-eligible but opted to stay in school.
Mel Kiper offers up his top five declared players by position as of Feb. 17, 2010. This list now includes declared juniors such as QB Sam Bradford, QB Jimmy Clausen and S Eric Berry since they can no longer return to college.