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Kiper's Big Board stocked with Big 12 talent

Mel Kiper has updated his Big Board,Insider the list of the nation's top 25 draft-eligible prospects. You'll need ESPN Insider to see the whole thing.

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck tops the list, of course, but there are plenty of Big 12 talents on the list.

6. Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

Jones will draw inevitable comparisons to Sam Bradford (and other OU quarterbacks with huge numbers). But he has good size, a strong arm, and has improved his accuracy. Major prospect.

7. Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

A potential first-round pick for the 2011 NFL draft. Versatile, explosive and really works to get open. Great ball skills and can break tackles.

17. Ronnell Lewis, DE/LB, Oklahoma

A defensive end at Oklahoma, Lewis will take his elite athleticism to outside linebacker at the next level. Too quick for many offensive tackles, he should pile up sacks. Added here after eligibility issues cleared up.

A couple thoughts:

  • I was really surprised to see Lewis on the list, but you can't deny his physical skills. He'll play the standup defensive end at Oklahoma that Jeremy Beal perfected at Oklahoma. Beal was a much more refined talent at the position, but Lewis' measurables look like they'll have him hear his name a lot earlier than Beal did.

  • Blackmon is actually the No. 2 receiver. He's below South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery, who is No. 5 on the Big Board. He doesn't play in as high-octane of an offense, but he's got huge talent. The battle between him and Blackmon to be the No. 1 receiver should be fascinating.

  • If there was any doubt, there won't be now: January will be decision time for Jones.