Top NFL draft prospects by position

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

Originally Published: April 10, 2013
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider

Like the Big Board, there are few changes this week for positional rankings. The ranking below gives you 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. 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.


Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst