February 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm

ESPN's Kiper ranks MSU's Dennard and Bullough, U-M's Lewan among top 10 prospects at their position

Mel Kiper Jr. considers MSU's Darqueze Dennard the second-best cornerback in the upcoming NFL draft. (Dale G. Young / Detroit News)

Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, inside linebacker Max Bullough and Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan are each among the top 10 NFL draft prospects at their respective positions, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. revealed in his most recent rankings.

Dennard is ranked the highest of local players, listed as the second-best corner available behind Justin Gilbert of Oklahoma State. Bullough, who was suspended before the Spartans left for Pasedena, Calif., to play in the Rose Bowl, is ranked the fifth-best linebacker.

Kiper considers Lewan the third-best offensive tackle in the draft, behind Jake Matthews (Texas A&M) and Greg Robinson (Auburn).