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8-5, 5th in Big 12
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8hBrandon Chatmon, Max Olson and Jake Trotter

2016 Big 12 recruiting draft: Round 3

Here is the third round of our recruiting draft, which grants the bottom of the league first dibs on any Big 12 recruit who signed in 2016.

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Oakland Raiders first round pick Karl Joseph used these three words to describe himself on the football field: "Physical. Fearless. Passionate." The West Virginia S returned to school for his senior season to improve his stock and graduate. His decision paid off tonight as he was the first Big 12 player selected in the 2016 NFL Draft at No. 14 overall.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl Joseph is one the most physical players in this draft class. He has power in his pads. Range too in the middle of the field. Raiders added some legit toughness to the secondary with this pick.

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Bio Blast: Karl Joseph

The Raiders opted for the former West Virginia safety with the 14th overall pick. Joseph nabbed five interceptions in just four games last season before tearing his ACL.

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Kiper scouting report: Karl Joseph

Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the film of Oakland's first-round pick, Karl Joseph. What are the safety's biggest strengths and weaknesses?

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1dJake Trotter

Big 12 roundtable: Spring recap

Texas finally might have found a QB in freshman Shane Buechele; TCU still needs to identify its QB; West Virginia looks improved after spring.

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1dBrandon Chatmon, Max Olson and Jake Trotter

2016 Big 12 recruiting draft: Round 2

Here is the second round of our recruiting draft, which grants the bottom of the league first dibs on any Big 12 recruit who signed in 2016.

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Karl Joseph is Earl Thomas' prototype (0:54)
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2dBrandon Chatmon, Max Olson and Jake Trotter

2016 Big 12 recruiting draft: Round 1

Here is the first round of our recruiting draft, which grants the bottom of the league first dibs on any Big 12 recruit who signed in 2016.

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Wendell Smallwood sure to satisfy in NFL

The 2016 draft class is full of prospects ranked as second-round or lower players whose metric reviews indicate they could make a big impact in the NFL. Whichever team lands Smallwood should be more than satisfied with an above-average number of 5- and 10-yard gains. Potential draft-day steals (Insider)

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Worrying about WVU's Holgorsen

When talking to those around the Mountaineers there's indecision about how well the team has to do to keep Dana Holgorsen around. There's no doubt about the tension around the program. Spring ball roundup (Insider)

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10dJeremy Crabtree

Big 12 quarterback recruiting update

Texas' struggles at the quarterback position have been well documented, but things could be looking up for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail.

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Kiper: Joseph arguably the draft's best safety (0:46)
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Kiper: Joseph arguably the draft's best safety (0:46)
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14dBrandon Chatmon

Top-10 player spring update: West Virginia

The Mountaineers' top 10 players include one of the Big 12's top returning defenders and a QB who finished last season with a flourish.

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