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Mel Kiper's latest 2010 Big Board

Originally Published: February 24, 2010
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com

One addition this week who had dropped off last week is Earl Thomas. This is a guy who has his defenders but also some detractors, many of whom are concerned with his size, or lack thereof. The good news? This is the week when a lot of questions on size, particularly on underclassmen, are answered.

The combine should shed a lot of light on things, and I made few changes this week as we wait for all the results, but things certainly could shift soon on many fronts. For more on guys like Thomas, Jahvid Best, Jonathan Dwyer and others you think should be here, check this week's mailbag.

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

Analysis: Accurate, under-center experience, competitive and tough. Last week: No. 4

5
CB
5-11
190

Analysis: Polished cover corner with tackling ability to match. Last week: No. 5


Mel Kiper Jr.

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