Rolle continues to climb

Mel Kiper's Big Board of the Top-25 draft-eligible prospects, including fast-rising Miami CB Antrel Rolle.

Originally Published: September 29, 2004
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider
BIG BOARD: Kiper's Top 25 NFL prospects | Sept. 29

This week's Big Board update sees Miami cornerback Antrel Rolle continuing his ascension, meaning defensive players hold down two of the top three spots with Texas linebacker Derrick Johnson holding steady at No. 2.

Arizona State quarterback Andrew Walter is this week's only new addition, replacing Virginia defensive end Chris Canty, whose season ended with a knee injury suffered in the Cavaliers' win over Syracuse. Fellow DE Erasmus James of Wisconsin is this week's big mover after jumping 11 spots to No. 13 on the heels of a performance that earned him Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Some slight rearranging has occurred, producing this latest list of my top 25 draft-eligible NFL prospects:

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.