Landry Jones moves up the Big Board

September, 29, 2011
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Landry Jones has been who we thought he was this season, one of the nation's best quarterbacks and one capable of putting up some eye-popping numbers.

But after USC's Matt Barkley struggled last week, Jones has moved up to No. 4 on Mel Kiper's Big Board, a list of the top 25 NFL prospects.

Here's what Kiper had to say Insider:
Jones has been a big numbers producer, and I like the way he's battled in two tough games so far in 2011. He has good size and a strong arm and has improved his accuracy. Could still lead an undefeated team.

Jones isn't the only Big 12 talent on the list.

Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon comes in right behind Jones at No. 5, up two spots from Kiper's last Big Board.
His yards-per-catch average is down, but the coverage is way up. Versatile and explosive and really works to get open. Great ball skills; breaks tackles.

Oklahoma defensive end Ronnell Lewis is the only other Big 12 player on the list, and he checks in at 17, down two spots from the last Big Board update.
Lewis is getting a lot of blocking attention thus far. A DE at Oklahoma, he'll take his elite athleticism to OLB at the next level. Too quick for many tackles, he should pile up sacks in a 3-4.

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