- Mel Kiper Jr., Football analyst
As anyone who follows the NFL draft knows, many of the top prospects in the draft come from the junior class. The first round will be dominated by underclassmen every year. The majority of players on my latest Big Board come from this group.
This should offer a good reflection of the depth at each position group, as there are players on here who could go in Round 1 and aren't even on my Big Board. Please note: Below I'm still keeping the 2011 stats for one more week, as totals for this year don't show much.
Mel Kiper ranks the top five juniors and draft-eligible sophomores across every position. Each is ranked as a potential NFL prospect, though all should have the option to return to school for another season.