Oregon QB Marcus Mariota remained the No. 1 prospect on Mel Kiper's most recent Big Board.
Kiper called Mariota the "best bet to go No. 1 overall." Rounding out the analysts top six, in order, are USC's Leonard Williams, Alabama's Amari Cooper, Nebraska's Randy Gregory, Missouri's Shane Ray, and Florida State's Jameis Winston. The 6-foot-4, 219-pound Mariota won the Heisman, the AP Player of the Year, the Maxwell, the Walter Camp POY, the Davey O'Brien, and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm awards. "What's great about Mariota this year is how, despite his 600-plus rushing yards, you simply can't call him a running QB,'" Kiper wrote. "He's been so efficient as a passer -- and with a pass-first mentality -- that even if you judged him on his passing exploits alone you'd have a really, really good prospect. He continues to show improved accuracy and anticipation, and his ability to get through his progressions more quickly is obvious." Dec 26 - 2:50 PM