Thursday, January 17, 2013
Who will be the first Big 12 player drafted?
By David Ubben
Colleague Mel Kiper released his first mock draft earlier today, but Big 12 fans may look a little bored during the first round this year.
He only has two Big 12 players going in the first round: Texas' Kenny Vaccaro and Baylor's Terrance Williams. The Longhorns safety is slotted at No. 16 and headed to the St. Louis Rams. The Bears' receiver is headed to the Minnesota Vikings, Kiper writes.
It's a little surprising, but the simple fact is the Big 12's draft class this year is pretty weak. We'll see if quarterbacks like Geno Smith and Landry Jones can play their way into the first round in the lead-up to the draft, but the Big 12 won't be making much noise until the middle rounds.