Three RBs among top four

Auburn's dynamic running back duo now occupies two of the top three spots on Mel Kiper's Big Board of the top 25 draft-eligible prospects.

Originally Published: November 17, 2004
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider
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The latest edition of the Big Board has skill players crowding the top of the list and defenders dominating the remainder of the top ten.

USC wide receiver Mike Williams is still at the top but a trio of running backs -- Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown of Auburn, Cedric Benson of Texas -- are close on his heels in the top four. The next five players come from the defensive side of the ball with Michigan wideout Braylon Edwards rounding out the top 10.

Florida State and Oklahoma lead the way with three players each on the list, while Auburn, Michigan, LSU and Texas all have two prospects among the top 25.

Here's how things shake down this week, and be sure to check out my top 20 juniors, who are listed at the end of the big Board:

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.