Potential makes Peppers No. 1

Updated: April 11, 2002, 9:27 AM ET
Editor's Note: Leading up to the 2002 NFL draft on April 20-21, Mel Kiper Jr. is breaking down the top players at each position in the order he has them graded. More detailed analysis of players and positions can be found in Mel's "Draft Report," which costs $25.95 and can be ordered online.

Following is his breakdown on the DEFENSIVE LINE: