Fitzgerald tops all

A look at Mel Kiper's top five draft-eligible NFL prospects by position (including worthy underclassmen who declared).

Originally Published: December 15, 2003
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider
TOP FIVE PROSPECTS BY POSITION | updated Feb. 5
Here's a look at my updated lists of the top five draft-eligible NFL prospects at each position -- including a projection of the round I expect each to be drafted in.

After a federal court ruling declared Ohio State sophomore RB Maurice Clarett eligible for the NFL draft, there are now 18 underclassmen included in the rankings. That number includes Pittsburgh sophomore WR Larry Fitzgerald, who is the top receiver available and the No. 1 overall player on my Big Board of the top 25 NFL prospects. In all, seven underclassmen rank as the top player at their positions.

Mel Kiper Jr.

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