Baylor duo shows up on draft boards


Baylor caught plenty of eyes in last week's upset win over Oklahoma.

That includes our own NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay.

McShay previously disagreed with Mel Kiper on Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, leaving him off his list of the top 32 prospects in next year's draft.

Not anymore.

RG3 landed on McShay's list at No. 30, and McShay even added Griffin's top target, Kendall Wright, to his board at No. 32.

Here's what McShay had to say:

Griffin has been rising all season, and his performance in an upset win over Oklahoma -- which included the game-winning touchdown pass with 8 seconds remaining -- has only hastened his ascent. He has great mobility, a quick release and good arm strength.

And on Wright, who's quietly ascended to one of the nation's best and most productive receivers?

Wright is consistently productive thanks to good hands, ability to create after the catch and solid top-end speed. He also shows the focus and body control to adjust to poorly thrown or deflected balls.

Sometimes, he even takes deflected balls for 87-yard touchdowns! What a guy!

Anywho, here's where McShay has a few other Big 12 talents slotted, though none were big movers on the draft board:

No. 7: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

Inconsistency has been an issue for Jones this season, but he has the build, arm strength and experience that teams look for in first-round quarterbacks.

No. 9: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

Blackmon continues to show off his ball skills, hands and body control. He's ultra-productive and also has strong character.

No. 24: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

Tannehill is a former wide receiver and remains raw as a quarterback, but he's showing improved instincts and plenty of potential. He also has above-average ability to create something when the play breaks down.

Should be great to see a few of these guys at the next level.