Mel Kiper’s Big Board November 17

Player      Class      Pos.      School      Stock
1. Brady Quinn    Sr.    QB    Notre Dame
Poised and at his best under pressure.
2. Joe Thomas    Sr.    OT    Wisconsin
Imposing lineman with great quickness.
3. Leon Hall    Sr.    CB    Michigan
Great anticipation and awareness in coverage.
4. Gaines Adams    Sr.    DE    Clemson
Dominating ability with his athleticism.
5. Quinn Pitcock    Sr.    DT    Ohio St.
Great in the run game at taking up space.
6. Jeff Samardzija    Sr.    WR    Notre Dame
Great hands and speed for his size.
7. LaRon Landry    Sr.    DB    LSU
Leader on one of the nation’s best defenses.
8. Levi Brown    Sr.    OT    Penn St.
Reliable at protecting his QB’s blind side.
9. Buster Davis    Sr.    LB    Florida State
Rock-solid player who is a shorter version of Ray Lewis.
10. DeMarcus Tyler    Sr.    DT    NC State
A quick and powerful player who’s on the rise.
11. Marcus McCauley    Sr.    CB    Fresno St.
Great speed (4.33 40) with solid coverage skills.
12. Kenny Irons    Sr.    RB    Auburn
Very strong for his size; missed time with injuries.
13. Amobi Okoye    Sr.    DT    Louisville
Quick, strong and gets penetration into the backfield.
14. Quentin Moses    Sr.    DE    Georgia
Explosive pass rusher coming off the edge.
15. Ray McDonald    Sr.    DE    Florida
Versatile player who has remained healthy.
16. Daymeion Hughes    Sr.    CB    Cal
Athletically gifted; eight INT this season.
17. Tim Crowder    Sr.    DE    Texas
Consistent, reliable and has become a playmaker.
18. Aundrae Allison    Sr.    WR    East Carolina
When healthy, he’s a difference-maker for the Pirates.
19. Patrick Willis    Sr.    LB    Mississippi
Tackling machine; great awareness on the field.
20. Drew Stanton    Sr.    QB    Michigan St.
Has all the intangibles you want in a QB.
21. Ben Grubbs    Sr.    OG    Auburn
Third different position he’s played for the Tigers.
22. Anthony Spencer    Sr.    DE    Purdue
Athleticism will make him an ideal OLB in the NFL.
23. Tom Zbikowski     Sr.    S    Notre Dame
Also excels as a punt returner for the Irish.
24. David Harris    Sr.    LB    Michigan
One of the elite defensive players in the Big Ten.
25. Victor Abiamiri    Sr.    DE    Notre Dame
Stepped up as a big-time pass rusher for the Irish.
Dropped Off:
John Wendling
Joe Staley