Mel Kiper Reveals 2017 NFL Draft Big Board After Scouting Combine

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 15, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 05: Defensive lineman Myles Garrett of Texas A&M participates in a drill during day five of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. released his latest big board for the 2017 NFL draft Wednesday with Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett taking the top spot.

Along with Garrett, here is a full rundown of Kiper's top 25 prospects following the NFL Scouting Combine:

Mel Kiper Jr.'s Post-Combine Big Board
RankPlayerPositionSchoolPrevious Rank
1Myles GarrettDETexas A&M1
2Jonathan AllenDEAlabama2
3Solomon ThomasDEStanford5
4Marshon LattimoreCBOhio State7
5Reuben FosterILBAlabama3
6Jamal AdamsSLSU4
7Leonard FournetteRBLSU6
8Taco CharltonDEMichigan11
9Dalvin CookRBFlorida State8
10O.J. HowardTEAlabama21
11Takkarist McKinleyDEUCLA12
12Malik HookerSOhio State14
13Haason ReddickOLBTempleNR
14John RossWRWashingtonNR
15Christian McCaffreyRBStanford16
16Mike WilliamsWRClemson9
17Corey DavisWRWestern Michigan18
18Mitchell TrubiskyQBNorth Carolina10
19Budda BakerSWashingtonNR
20David NjokuTEMiami (Fla.)22
21Derek BarnettDETennesseeNR
22Tre'Davious WhiteCBLSU20
23Garett BolesOTUtah23
24Deshaun WatsonQBClemsonNR
25Jarrad DavisLBFlorida15

While Garrett has seemingly solidified himself in the No. 1 spot, there were plenty of movers in Kiper's rankings in comparison to his previous big board.

Among the most top gainers were Alabama tight end O.J. Howard, Temple linebacker Haason Reddick and Washington wide receiver John Ross.

As noted by Brett Kollmann of Battle Red Blog, Howard turned in a remarkable combine performance that helped shoot him up the charts:

Brett Kollmann @BrettKollmann

Speaking of OJ Howard, at the combine he ran as fast as David Johnson, beat Tyler Lockett's 3-cone, and beat Khalil Mack's shuttle. #freak

Ross set a new combine record with a 40-yard dash time of 4.22 seconds, and he showcased his explosiveness off the line of scrimmage, per Dane Brugler of CBS Sports:

Additionally, North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky dropped from No. 10 to No. 18, while Clemson signal-caller Deshaun Watson returned to the big board at No. 24 after missing out on Kiper's previous list.

Watson will have an opportunity to make even more headway when he takes part in Clemson's pro day on Thursday.

Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis was the biggest faller from 15th to 25th after being unable to take part in the combine due to an ankle injury.

NFL teams have less than six weeks to finalize their own big boards prior to the start of the 2017 NFL draft on April 27.


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