Ranking top tackles post-combine


The ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. team of draft analysts has begun reconciling its draft rankings with combine observations, leading to a number of Insider posts I wanted to bring to your attention.

The first is Mel Kiper's latest Big BoardInsider, which ranks prospects without regard to where teams are choosing. Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones remains atop the list, but from an NFC North perspective, it's worth noting that Central Michigan's Eric Fisher is now Kiper's top offensive tackle -- and his No. 3 overall prospect.

The Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears and perhaps the Green Bay Packers could all be in the market for tackles in the first round of this draft. To that end, I'll pass along Kiper's updated list of the top five tackles in the draftInsider. I'll try to slip you a few more positions in the coming days.

  1. Fisher

  2. Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel

  3. Oklahoma's Lane Johnson

  4. Alabama's D.J. Fluker

  5. Stanford's Justin Pugh

For those Lions fans with their hearts set on Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner at No. 5, I can tell you that Kiper ranks him as the No. 6 overall prospect.