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ESPN's Kiper adjusts NFL board after combine

By Ron Published: March 3, 2011

Mel Kiper adjusted his Big Board for the NFL Draft, after the NFL Scouting Combine finished this weekend.
And he has a new No. 1 in defensive back Patrick Peterson of LSU. The rest of his top 10: Nick Fairley, DT; Da'Quan Bowers, DE; Marcell Dareus, DE; Von Miller, LB; A.J. Green, WR; Robert Quinn, DE; Blaine Gabbert, QB; Prince Amukamara, CB; Cam Newton, QB.•• 

Mel Kiper of ESPN•

The big shift this week is at the top, where Patrick Peterson now claims the No. 1 spot. After a fantastic week at the NFL combine, he has become the rare corner who could be considered a potential No. 1 pick. Given that he is a full 219 pounds, can be a weapon as a returner, and could conceivably become a star at safety if a coach ever pushed him there, he epitomizes a guy who can produce early.

One other thing you'll notice are changes at height and weight. After the official measurements came in, there were a few surprises. Several guys lost an inch and others gained a few pounds, all things that factor in to where they fit. You'll also see a change among the quarterbacks. As always, juniors and draft-eligible sophomores are noted with an asterisk.••

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