Mel Kiper's latest 2010 Big Board

Updated: April 2, 2010, 4:40 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. |

Over the past few weeks we've seen some new names added to the Big Board, but this week the biggest story is the addition of a player who was here back in August, saw his stock fade and has since regained status as a possible first-round pick in my eyes.

That would be Colt McCoy. The bottom line with McCoy is he's a player I began to question during the season because he simply didn't show off an impressive arm, and size became a question. Since the season, however, my evaluations of his arm strength and size have improved, and I'm more convinced now that his performance was far more a product of the system he was in, and the talent around him. It's not that he couldn't throw a deep ball, he simply wasn't given the chance. I still see him as a similar player to Jake Plummer -- not a star, but a very good player -- but he has a stronger arm. I also think that if the Redskins either can't trade up for Sam Bradford, and opt to pass on Jimmy Clausen, McCoy is a player that Mike Shanahan may set his sights on. Not likely with the No. 4 pick, of course.

Here lives the latest (dual) mock draft we've posted. There will be a new one early next week. But for now, on to the Board.

Big Board Bar

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


Analysis: Underrated arm, great feel for position, super accurate. Last week: No. 5

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst