Six B1G players appear on Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest Big Board
There seems to be somewhat of a consensus developing about the B1G first-rounders. Barring something unforeseen, it doesn’t appear to have much shakeup before the scouting combine in late February.
Mel Kiper Jr. had six B1G players appear on his latest Big Board, which features his top 25 NFL draft prospects.
Not surprisingly, fellow ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay also had those six players among his top 32 prospects. McShay, with seven extra spots, also had All-American cornerback Jourdan Lewis at No. 27.
Here were the B1G prospects that Kiper had in his top 25:
- 8. Jabrill Peppers, Michigan S
- 10. Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State S
- 14. Malik Hooker, Ohio State S
- 18. Taco Charlton, Michigan DE
- 20. Malik McDowell, Michigan State DT
- 25. Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin OT
All five of the underclassmen listed — Charlton was the only B1G senior — already announced their intentions to leave school early for the NFL. For now, there likely won’t be many B1G players leaving early and getting added to that list.
The question is whether or not those six guys will improve or hurt their respective stocks at the combine. McDowell, Peppers and Ramczyk all dealt with injuries at the end of the season, so it remains to be seen how that’ll impact their pre-draft evaluations.
The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft is Monday, Jan. 16.