Taylor, Rivers make big jumps

Larry Fitzgerald is still No. 1, but the rest of the top six has been shuffled and Philip Rivers has vaulted all the way to No. 8.

Originally Published: January 28, 2004
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider
BIG BOARD: Kiper's Top 25 NFL prospects | Jan. 28

WR Larry Fitzgerald remains the top player on my Big Board of the top 25 NFL prospects but there is plenty of shuffling below. Miami S Sean Taylor has replaced WR Roy Williams at No. 2, while QB Philip Rivers jumped from No. 23 all the way to No. 8 after his standout performance at the Senior Bowl.

Taylor is just one of five Miami players currently in the Top 25, while Ohio State has three and USC two.

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst
Mel Kiper has served as an NFL draft analyst for ESPN since 1984. He is a regular contributor on SportsCenter and ESPN Radio and writes weekly for ESPN Insider.