The Big 12 combine winners and losers

March, 1, 2012
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NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper put together his list of winners and losers at last week's NFL combine Insider, and a few Big 12 talents made the list. You'll need ESPN Insider to see it all, but here's a taste.

WINNERS

Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor: Height was the question, not athleticism, and Griffin measured up. Now solidly locked in as the likely No. 2 pick if the Rams can work out a deal. They'll want to get that done before free agency for leverage purposes.

Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia: His year was just average given his skill set, but at least the athleticism isn't in question. I see him as an early Day 2 pick.

The second group of players presented question marks this week.

Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor: I don't think he's out of the first-round discussion, but I'd like to see Wright get closer to the 4.43 range at his pro day. He's considered explosive, and the tape confirms that, but teams will obviously want to cross-check.

My take: Well said on Wright. I mentioned this before, but his 4.61 40 time was the most eye-popping number I saw all week. I assure you, he didn't have 4.61 speed during the season, but he'll have to explain to NFL teams why his number was so slow, and work to improve on his time at Baylor's pro day later this month.

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