Roy Williams is No. 1 on first Top 25 for '04

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Updated: September 25, 2003, 11:58 AM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN
BIG BOARD: Kiper's Top 25 senior NFL prospects | Sept. 3

Texas WR Roy Williams maintains his hold of the No. 1 spot on the Big Board.
1. Roy Williams, WR, Texas (6-4, 213)
He's the clear No. 1 on this list. Had Williams declared for the 2003 draft, he likely would have been an overall top 10-15 pick and the third receiver off the board, behind Michigan State's Charles Rogers and Miami's Andre Johnson. As a junior in 2002, he returned to the all-world form he displayed as a freshman after slipping somewhat as a sophomore (when he averaged just 12.5 yards per catch).

A superb athlete with great size, he averaged 17.8 yards per catch and scored 12 touchdowns in '02 (finishing strong with eight TDs in the season's final four games). In each of his college seasons he's been nicked up, so he hasn't had a full season at 100 percent health. And with Chris Simms moving to the NFL, Texas will have a new quarterback in '03 (either Vincent Young or Chance Mock), which will impact Williams.

Mel Kiper Jr.

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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.