Thursday, January 10, 2013
Kiper rates Pac-12 prospects
By Ted Miller
ESPN NFL draft guru Mel Kiper has released his latest Big Board and senior position rankings.
You can see his Big Board here. And his player rankings here.
So how does Kiper see the Pac-12's draft class? Well, it's not top-heavy: Only Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (No. 4) and Oregon outside linebacker Dion Jordan (No. 19) are on the Big Board.
But the Pac-12 has a top-five senior at just about every position.
What's notable is the Pac-12's strength on defense, and this class could have included players like Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton
, UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr
, Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner
and Stanford outside linebacker Trent Murphy
. All of them opted to return for their senior seasons next fall.