Skill-position talent moving up

Tatum Bell, Ben Hartsock and Luke McCown lead Mel Kiper's list of offensive prospects making moves up the board.

Originally Published: March 8, 2004
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider

Editor's Note: draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. lists the offensive prospects who have made the biggest moves up the draft board in recent weeks thanks to all-star and workout showings. (prospects listed alphabetically)

Casey Andrews, OT, Mississippi -- Andrews, the brother of Arkansas All-America OT Shawn Andrews, started his Ole Miss career on the track team and did not play competitive football until redshirting in 2002. Played in just five games in '03 and started none, but his 6-foot-6, 342-pound frame coupled with his athleticism -- 5.0-second 40-yard dash, 30½-inch vertical jump, 34 bench-press reps at 225 pounds -- will have offensive line coaches feeling like he can be worked with. Could come off the board in the fifth or sixth round.

Mel Kiper Jr.

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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.