USC's Palmer holds at No. 3

Updated: November 19, 2002, 5:46 PM ET
NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. updates his Big Board regularly -- generally each week during the season -- ranking his Top 25 senior prospects for the 2003 NFL draft.

USC quarterback Carson Palmer maintains his No. 3 ranking in my new Top 25 Big Board. I expect Palmer to continue to improve his draft stock. One key barometer for him will be a huge home game with Notre Dame (and the tough Irish D) on Nov. 30.

Two defensive players make their debuts in my new Top 25: Georgia OT George Foster (No. 22) and Notre Dame CB Shane Walton (No. 24).