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.