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Newton makes jump on Big Board

The guy making the biggest jump on Mel Kiper's latest Big Board of top NFL draft prospects was the same guy who had everybody raving last week about his workout in San Diego.

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is up to No. 7 on Kiper's Big Board and the first quarterback listed. Previously, Newton was No. 13.

With Newton moving up, that means five of the top eight players on the Big Board are from the SEC.

Kiper has Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley No. 1, Georgia receiver A.J. Green No. 3, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson No. 4 and Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus No. 8.

Alabama running back Mark Ingram also moved up to No. 11. He was No. 17 previously. Alabama receiver Julio Jones dropped from No. 12 to No. 15.