Thursday, March 1, 2012
Kiper Jr.'s top 5 prospects by position
By ESPN.com staff
Now that the NFL combine is over, draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has released his latest top five NFL draft prospects by position .
Former ACC running backs David Wilson and Lamar Miller checked in at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill cracked the list of receivers at No. 4, Clemson's Dwayne Allen was listed as the No. 3 tight end, and UNC's Quinton Coples remains the No. 1 prospect at defensive end, followed by No. 3 Andre Branch. BC's Luke Kuechly is the top inside linebacker, and NC State's Terrell Manning is the No. 3 outside linebacker. Florida State punter Shawn Powell (No. 3) was the only other ACC player listed, but the ACC had plenty of winners at this year's combine, according to Kiper:
- Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
- Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
- Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami
- Kuechly, LB, Boston College
Kiper called former Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen a question mark with more of a second-round grade now, but said that could change with a good pro day.