Top NFL draft prospects by position

Ranking the top five NFL prospects, by position, for the 2013 draft

Originally Published: April 4, 2013
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider

Below you get a ranking of the top players by position, regardless of class. Each player's position is based on my projection of his NFL position -- so if a guy played defensive end in college, he could be an outside linebacker here, a tackle could move to guard. Every player in the 2013 NFL draft class was considered for these rankings. That said, there are some positions of great depth -- safety and defensive tackle qualify -- where even second-round picks might go beyond the top five at each position.

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Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst