- Mel Kiper Jr., Football analyst
This is the final update of where each player stands, by position, before the draft on Thursday night. 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. There are few cases I can see below in which the top five won't cover all first-round picks, but offensive tackle could be one.
That noted, here are my final rankings for the draft season.
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Mel Kiper ranks the top five players in the 2013 NFL draft at every position.