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So, maybe you're not an NFL GM (or maybe you are).
If you're an obsessive fantasy football player (guilty here), you know the tier system well. It's similar to what NFL teams use on draft day, to know when they're getting a player at a value, and when they can afford to wait around. Often, they're broken into position groups.
Our draft guru, Todd McShay, broke down the tier system for this year's draft, and placed players in several groups. Here's who landed where from the Big 12:
Tier 1 -- elite prospects
Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III was one of just five prospects.
Tier 2 --top 10 quality, but below elite
OSU receiver Justin Blackmon was one of just two players.
Tier 3 -- good value in picks 10-20
Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill was one of 12 players.
Tier 4 -- Late first-round value picks
Baylor receiver Kendall Wright was one of 12 players.
Tier 5 -- Round 2 value picks
Tier 6 -- Mid-to-late second round value
Tier 7 -- Solid third-round picks
19hJake Trotter, Brandon Chatmon and Max Olson
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3dJake Trotter and Brandon Chatmon