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Big Board update

12/23/2011

Matt Barkley's decision to return to USC for his senior year did more than just make the Trojans a national title contender for 2012. It forced Mel Kiper to re-adjust his Big Board mid-week.

Michael Floyd is among the beneficiaries, moving up one spot to No. 23.

Here's Kiper's takeInsider:

Multidimensional receiver is able to beat you short or deep using a big frame to beat smaller cornerbacks. Played at 227 pounds in 2010 but dropped a little weight this season and does appear a little quicker.

In his initial first-round projection earlier this week, Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay had Floyd going 19th, to the Chicago Bears.Insider