2011 NFL Draft: Mel Kiper Big Board Has Peterson No. 1, SBN Mock Draft Has Gabbert First

With the NFL Combine complete, ESPN's Mel Kiper now has shaken up his 'big board,' ranking the draft prospects from top to bottom. Rarely do players get drafted according to this, and even his mock drafts go differently than his player rankings. In Kiper's latest edition of the big board (you have to be an ESPN insider to see beyond his top five), he moves LSU defensive back Patrick Peterson to the top of the board after his showing at the combine. 

In contrast, in SB Nation's latest mock draft post-combine, Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert is projected to be selected by the Carolina Panthers with the number one pick, despite his being ranked only number eight on Kiper's board.

As for the Cardinals, the debate can continue. While other mocks have the Cardinals selecting Texas A&M Von Miller, the latest projects North Carolina DE Robert Quinn as the Cardinals pick. According to this mock draft, Miller would go to the Buffalo Bills.

Miller is ranked number five on Kiper's big board and Quinn is number eight. 

Both Miller and Peterson will be gone by the time Arizona picks, as will Georgia receiver AJ Green, who, if he were to fall, I have already thought might not be a bad choice for the Cards. 

As more and more information comes out, I still sound the trump for Miller, but looking at the talent in this draft, it looks like it will be hard to miss on any of the top defensive players.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Revenge of the Birds

You must be a member of Revenge of the Birds to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Revenge of the Birds. You should read them.

Join Revenge of the Birds

You must be a member of Revenge of the Birds to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Revenge of the Birds. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker