Horns' Jeffcoat about to climb draft boards?

September, 21, 2012
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Steve Muench of Scouts. Inc took a look at three big defenders who could be making big moves up draft boards in the weeks to come.

The Big 12 player he's got his eye on? Texas defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat.

I couldn't agree more. There's no question about Jeffcoat's physical skills, but his production against some of the Big 12's best offenses will be on display in his next three games.

Oklahoma State hosts Texas next week, and the following week, Heisman front-runner Geno Smith comes to Austin for the Mountaineers' biggest Big 12 game to date.

Jeffcoat's got the ability to mess some stuff up in that game for the WVU offense.

A week later, it's the big one: The Red River Rivalry. The Big 12's signature rivalry will be underway in Dallas, with Landry Jones going for three wins in a row against Texas. If Jeffcoat can turn that game and disrupt Oklahoma's offense, expect plenty of draft hype and maybe more for the Longhorns' force up front.

Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year buzz, too?

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