Top 5 by position (post-combine)

Updated: April 17, 2003, 5:59 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr.
Feb. 28
Editor's Note:'s Mel Kiper Jr. unveiled his post-NFL combine rankings of his top five prospects by position (including combine analysis) earlier this week. With more detailed combine information now available, he's adjusted his top-five lists (additions are noted in italics). And if you want to compare, check out his previous top-five-by-position list.

1. Carson Palmer, USC
2. Byron Leftwich, Marshall
3. Rex Grossman, Florida (jr.)
4. Dave Ragone, Louisville
5. Kyle Boller, California
5a. Chris Simms, Texas

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst
Mel Kiper has served as an NFL draft analyst for ESPN since 1984. He is a regular contributor on SportsCenter and ESPN Radio and writes weekly for ESPN Insider.