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Berry, Dunlap near top of 2010 Big Board

8/25/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Mel Kiper Jr. has his first Big Board out for the 2010 draft, and there are several SEC names near the top.

Not surprisingly, the top three are juniors. Tennessee safety Eric Berry is Kiper's No. 2 overall prospect. Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap is his No. 3 prospect and Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead is his No. 7 prospect.

Also on the Big Board from the SEC are Ole Miss defensive end Greg Hardy at No. 16, Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes at No. 17 and Alabama nose guard Terrence Cody at No. 19.

My first question after scanning all 25 selections on his Big Board (and yes it's early) is: Where is Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain?

At least two NFL people I've talked with have said McClain is perhaps the best inside linebacker prospect in college football.

I'd also bet that LSU offensive tackle Ciron Black, LSU receiver Brandon LaFell, Kentucky cornerback Trevard Lindley, Florida cornerback Joe Haden and Georgia defensive tackle Geno Atkins will all have a chance to work their way onto that board before it's over.