The Big Board Tracker

At the end of August, Mel Kiper Jr. published his first Big Board of the 2009 college football season. Colt McCoy was still the odds-on favorite to capture the Heisman, Florida was poised to repeat as national champion and Oklahoma's Sam Bradford was the best NFL prospect in the land.

So how did we get here?

The application below graphs each of the players who have made more than one appearance on Mel's big board since that fateful summer day and links consecutive appearances, so you can view the rise of Ndamukong Suh and the fall of Taylor Mays like never before.