1. Darren McFadden Jr. RB Arkansas
2. Glenn Dorsey Sr. DT LSU
3. Jake Long Sr. OT Michigan
4. Chris Long Sr. DE Virginia
5. Sedrick Ellis Sr. DT USC
6. Matt Ryan Sr. QB Boston College
7. Ryan Clady Jr. OT Boise St.
8. Aqib Talib Jr. CB Kansas
9. Vernon Gholston Jr. DE Ohio St.
10. DeSean Jackson Jr. WR California
11. Calais Campbell Jr. DE Miami
12. Sam Baker Sr. OT USC
13. Kentwan Balmer Sr. DT UNC
14. Felix Jones Jr. RB Arkansas
15. Brian Brohm Sr. QB Louisville
16. Jonathan Stewart Jr. RB Oregon
17. Kenny Phillips Jr. S Miami
18. Dan Connor Sr. LB Penn St.
19. Mike Jenkins Sr. CB South Florida
20. Rashard Mendenhall Jr. RB Illinois
21. Reggie Smith Jr. CB Oklahoma
22. Keith Rivers Sr. LB USC
23. Pat Sims Jr. DT Auburn
24. Fred Davis Sr. TE USC
25. Leodis McKelvin Sr. CB Troy
My latest Big Board now reflects the underclassmen who have declared for April's draft, and they make up almost half of the top 25. Junior Darren McFadden is the No. 1 prospect in the draft, but that doesn't mean he will be the first overall pick. Also with underclassmen, accurate and official mearsurables (height, weight, vertical leap) won't be available until the combine workouts. Right now, their spots on the Big Board are based on performance and potential at the next level.
Few interesting notes from the latest top 25 Big Board:
• Nine of the top 13 players are linemen (six defensive, three offensive).
• Notable schools currently not represented in the top 25 are Florida, Texas, Georgia, West Virginia and Tennessee
• There are only three schools with more than one player on the Big Board: USC (4), Miami (2) and Arkansas (2).
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