Mel Kiper's Top 25

Here is draft guru Mel Kiper's ranking of his top 25 players in the draft. The Jets pick 12th, and he has a defensive tackle ranked as the 12th best player in the draft.

1. Larry Fitzgerald So. WR Pitt. - Can't beat his size, skills and attitude.

2. Eli Manning Sr. QB Mississippi - Outstanding arm and tremendous pocket awareness.

3. Roy Williams Sr. WR Texas - A brilliant talent -- physically, he has it all.

4. Sean Taylor Jr. S Miami - Could be NFL's best safety early in his career.

5. Robert Gallery Sr. OT Iowa - 6-7, 318-pound pro-style pass blocker.

6. Ben Roethlisberger Jr. QB Mia.-Oh. - Great size (6-5, 245) plus all the intangibles.

7. Kellen Winslow Jr. TE Miami - Speed, athleticism and pass-receiving skill of a WR.

8. Mike Williams So. WR USC - Terrific combo of size and strength.

9. Will Smith Sr. DE Ohio St. - Dominating outside pass rusher.

10. Steven Jackson Jr. RB Ore. St. - Tremendous blend of quickness and power.

11. Tommie Harris Jr. DT Oklahoma - Quick off the ball and able to shed blocks.

12. Vince Wilfork Jr. DL Miami - Tremendous athletic ability for his size.

13. Kenechi Udeze Jr. DE USC - Highly productive (16.5 sacks) and can still get better.

14. Dunta Robinson Sr. CB S. Car. - Excellent feet and great ball skills.

15. DeAngelo Hall Jr. CB Va. Tech - Impressive combination of strength and speed.

16. Philip Rivers Sr. QB NC State - Accurate and smart; strong leader with great instincts.

17. Shawn Andrews Jr. OT Arkansas - Massive (6-5, 360) and a tremendous run-blocker.

18. Reggie Williams Jr. WR Wash. - Has the size to create favorable matchups.

19. Michael Clayton Jr. WR LSU - Tremendous toughness and athletic ability.

20. Jonathan Vilma Sr. LB Miami - Team's leading tackler the past two seasons.

21. Chris Gamble Jr. CB Ohio St. - A gifted athlete with good recovery speed.

22. Michael Jenkins Sr. WR Ohio St. - Touchdown maker with imposing size.

23. Jason Babin Sr. DE W.Mich. - Best defensive player in the MAC.

24. Sean Jones Jr. S Georgia - His best football is still to come.

25. D.J. Williams Sr. OLB Miami. - Physical specimen with tremendous computer numbers.

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