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So Kiper comes out with his Big Board... A few tid bits you may find interesting:

-Tua is #3 despite the injury. I hope that's accurate... I want that kid to get paid

-Jeudy #4 & Ruggs #13 overall. Not surprised either way there. While he only named 25 dudes, he did have D. Smith as the 6th WR with the 7th (Higgins from Clemson) going 18. Which would put D. Smith in that fringe area of late 1st / early 2nd. Personally I think his size & build may keep him from the 1st, but damn he plays like he's much bigger. All that being said I think Waddle is the best of the bunch... :)

-Leatherwood 23rd Overall. Wills not listed but is considered the 6th best draft eligible OT. Thought that may be a little low, but I suppose there's more value on dudes who play the left side

-Diggs 7th best corner, R. Davis 7th best DT. Seems about right with their physical tools

-Didn't see D. Brown nor Landon Dickerson on the list... Wasn't sure exactly how Dickerson would be viewed with his move to OC, but likely a sign he would have to come back.

And now the 2 most shocking things to me....

1. Dylan Moses is his first rated ILB. While he doesn't have him in the top 25 nor any other... But really surprised there isn't anyone considered a better prospect at this point. Between the injury and just having a lot to prove in general, that was interesting. If that's the case, it would be hard to see him coming back.

2. Najee Harris.... Not even listed in his top 10 draft eligible RB prospects. Almost seems like an oversight. While I wasn't a huge believer early in his career, he's proven a lot as this season has progressed. Especially as a pass catcher. Now he also has Cam Akers at #8 which seems crazy to me also... But I guess that's how scouts are viewing the position. If Najee is indeed viewed this way, he may be back in Crimson.... Just a thought.

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Najee ain't coming back. Saban is most likely pushing him out the door so Robinson, Sanders, and Keilan can do their thing.
 

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I'd assume Saban would do what's best for the kid in regards to draft position. Has Saban ever red-shirted a non freshman without an injury? That's a thing in Bball... Don't see it in football, but in that case K. Robinson would be a nice candidate.
 

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For the first few games we saw that but even Saban commented on how he's hitting the holes now and how much he's improved over the last games he's played. A lot of that dancing probably came as a result of the line learing to play together

From his show this week.

Saban said that Najee Harris has “played really well. As this season has gone on he’s gotten better and better every week.” He said Harris is doing a better job hitting “landmarks” where the blocks occur. “I think people get tired of tackling him.”
 

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I agree he's gotten better. In high school he was just a bigger, faster, stronger player than most of his competition. Now he's playing against the best of the best and his high school methods won't work. He's turned into an outstanding receiver out of the backfield. If he would just run more aggressively and downhill, I'd be happy.
 

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I hope that Old Joe go to the best bottom feeder of them all!
 

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Surprised burrow hasn't been slotted more in the late first Rd more. If I'm a GM I'm leery of him only having one great year, almost like trubisky did ...and I think teams would wonder how much of his success is due to Joe Brady's scheme.
 

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Burrow will go high because too many bad teams have too much need. I am still afraid Tua is going to go to a garbage team like the Dolphins where even a good QB will probably fail.
 

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