Jerel Worthy rising up Mel Kiper's 2012 NFL Draft big board

EVANSTON IL - OCTOBER 23: Jerel Worthy #99 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a defensive play against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 23 2010 in Evanston Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jerel Worthy

After finally looking impressive against Ohio State last week, Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy has been getting praise from NFL Draft analysts.

The latest is Mel Kiper of ESPN. On his updated big board, Kiper moves Worthy up from No. 21 overall to No. 16. Writers Kiper:

Jumps after dominant week in Columbus. Disruptive defensive tackle in a class that's a little shallower, and that could benefit him. Has good size and is tough to move -- just needs to bring it consistently.

The big dropper is Nebraska defensive lineman Jared Crick, who dropped four spots from 14 to 18. Crick has battled injuries this season and doesn't have much upside to his game.

Making his debut on the big board is North Alabama cornerback Janoris Jenkins. On the season, Jenkins has three pass breakups and no interceptions for the Division II school.

Topping Kiper's board, unsurprisingly, is Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. He's followed by North Carolina end Quinton Coples and Southern California offensive tackle Matt Kalil.

See Kiper's full big board here. Don't forget that it is In$ider content.

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