Mel Kiper’s Big Board November 17Posted: November 19, 2006
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.