Vols' Berry still No. 2 on Kiper's Big Board
October, 2, 2009
By Chris Low | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
Tennessee safety Eric Berry remains No. 2 on Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest Big Board, which rates the top 25 draft-eligible players in college football.
Of note this week is that Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead has dropped off the board, although Kiper says that's not strictly performance-based. Snead played poorly in the Rebels' 16-10 loss at South Carolina last week.
Kiper explains that if a junior isn't in his top 15 that he's going to leave him off the board.
Speaking of Snead and that loss to the Gamecocks, a player who's played his way onto the board is South Carolina senior outside linebacker Eric Norwood, who checks in this week at No. 24. Norwood leads the SEC with six sacks.
Other than Berry, whom Kiper says is cut from the Ed Reed mold as a defensive playmaker, the SEC players on the board are Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap at No. 5, Alabama nose guard Terrence Cody at No. 11, Ole Miss defensive end Greg Hardy at No. 13 and Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes at No. 21.
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State