OCT 13, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooner cornerback Aaron Colvin (14) celebrates with the golden hat trophy after the game against the Texas Longhorns during the red river rivalry at the Cotton Bowl. The Sooners beat the Longhorns 63-21. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. Names OU Cornerback Best in Big 12

The Oklahoma Sooners are hoping their defensive play improves in 2013, and according to ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr., Sooners cornerback Aaron Colvin is the best in the Big 12 at his position. If Kiper is right, the Sooners might be in for a revival in Mike Stoops’ second year back as defensive coordinator.

Kiper not only called Colvin the best cornerback in the Big 12, but he named him the fourth best in the entire nation. Bradley Roby (Ohio State Buckeyes), Loucheiz Purifoy (Florida Gators) and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (Oregon Ducks) are the only players who rank ahead of him.

Kiper also has three other Big 12 players in his Top 10, making the conference the leader at the position.

Aaron Colvin is the leader of the Sooners cornerback corps, a senior who started his sophomore year at safety and then moved to corner as a junior. He tied in 2011 with Travis Lewis for the team-lead in tackles and, in 2012, broke up 14 passes for the team lead, and also picked up two sacks on blitzes.

The other Big 12 cornerbacks to make Mel Kiper Jr.’s top ten include Jason Verrett (TCU Horned Frogs), Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State Cowboys) and Quandre Diggs (Texas Longhorns).

Source: ESPN

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