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Top 60 NFL prospects

By Mel Kiper Jr.
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In my sixth preview, I rate the top 60 prospects for the 2000 NFL draft, plus a look at players whose stock has climbed through March 21.

Note: (*) denotes underclassmen.

1. LaVar Arrington* LB Penn State
2. Courtney Brown DE Penn State
3. Peter Warrick WR Florida State
4. Corey Simon DT Florida State
5. Travis Taylor * WR Florida
6. Chad Pennington QB Marshall
7. Chris Samuels OT Alabama
8. Keith Bulluck LB Syracuse
9. Plaxico Burress* WR Michigan State
10. Thomas Jones RB Virginia
11. Brian Urlacher LB New Mexico
12. Shaun Alexander RB Alabama
13. Bubba Franks* TE Miami-Fla.
14. Stockar McDougle OT Oklahoma
15. Julian Peterson OLB Michigan State
16. Marvel Smith * OT Arizona State
17. Dennis Northcutt WR Arizona
18. Cosey Coleman * G Tennessee
19. Ron Dugans WR Florida State
20. John Abraham DE South Carolina
21. Todd Pinkston WR Southern Miss
22. Jamal Lewis RB Tennessee
23. Darren Howard DE Kansas State
24. John Engelberger DE Virginia Tech
25. Cornelius Griffin DT Alabama
26. Sylvester Morris WR Jackson State
27. Ron Dayne RB Wisconsin
28. Jerry Porter WR West Virginia
29. R. Jay Soward WR Southern California
30. Shaun Ellis * DE Tennessee
31. Danny Farmer WR UCLA
32. Dez White * WR Georgia Tech
33. Sebastian Janikowski * K Florida State
34. Travis Prentice RB Miami-Ohio
35. Travis Claridge OG USC
36. J.R. Redmond RB Arizona State
37. Deltha O'Neal CB California
38. Deon Grant * S Tennessee
39. Anthony Becht TE West Virginia
40. Steve Warren DT Nebraska
41. Adrian Klemm OT Hawaii
42. Chris Hovan DT Boston College
43. Chris McIntosh OT Wisconsin
44. Leonardo Carson DE Auburn
45. Todd Wade OT Mississippi
46. Barrett Green OLB West Virginia
47. Shyrone Stith * RB Virginia Tech
48. Michael Thompson OT Tennessee State
49. John St. Clair C Virginia
50. Rob Morris LB BYU
51. Ahmed Plummer CB Ohio State
52. Dave Stachelski TE Boise State
53. Leander Jordan OG Indiana-Pa.
54. Rashard Anderson CB Jackson State
55. Lewis Sanders * CB Maryland
56. Ike Charlton * DB Virginia Tech
57. Dustin Lyman LB Wake Forest
58. Bobby Williams OT Arkansas
59. Ian Gold OLB Michigan
60. Tutan Reyes OT Mississippi

Players on the rise
Here is a list of players whose stock has climbed:

Travis Taylor, Florida; John Abraham, South Carolina; Jamal Lewis, Tennessee; Cornelius Griffin, Alabama; Travis Prentice, Miami-Ohio; Deltha O?Neal, California; Steve Warren, Nebraska; Leonardo Carson, Auburn.

Mark these dates on your calendar. On Thursday, April 13, from 3-6 p.m. ET, I will be doing a live audio chat. That's right -- three hours looking ahead to the draft! Then on Tuesday, April 18, five hours of everything you want to know about the NFL and the draft. From noon to 5 p.m. ET. That should be a lot of fun.

For more information on Mel Kiper's draft publications, call 1-800-696-4558.

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