Tyree Horton should be able to give TCU another playmaker at linebacker, while Texas could have a resurgence if freshman Shane Buechele produces early.
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We're picking the best possible teams from the pool of Big 12 players entering the 2016 season.
Spring practice answered a lot of questions in the Big 12, but there are still more that remain. Here are the biggest unresolved ones for each school.
Here's a recap of the more than 45 former undrafted Big 12 players who are heading to NFL camps, either on free-agent deals or for tryouts.
Here's the latest from the recruiting trail in the Big 12.
Looking ahead at who in the conference might hear their name called from the NFL podium this time next year.
Karl Joseph is in a great situation in Oakland and Andrew Billings was a steal in the fourth round for Cincinnati.
Highlights: K.J. Dillon
The Texans grabbed the former West Virginia safety in Round 5. Check out some of Dillon's best highlights.
Highlights: Wendell Smallwood
The Eagles opted for the former West Virginia running back in Round 5. Check out some of Smallwood's best highlights.
Highlights: Nick Kwiatkoski
The Bears nabbed the former Mountaineer linebacker with the 113th overall pick. Check out some of Kwiatkoski's best highlights.
Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer
Carolina Panthers third round pick Daryl Worley had 10 interceptions and 21 pass breakups during his career as a three-year starter at West Virginia. His six interceptions as a junior placed him second in the Big 12 in 2015 and Worley had four interceptions in his final five games as a Mountaineer.
Highlights: Daryl Worley
Carolina traded up to No. 77 to select Worley out of West Virginia. Check out some of the corner's best highlights.
The Mountaineers have enough experience and quality depth throughout their offense to be Big 12 contenders.
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.
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.
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?
Texas finally might have found a QB in freshman Shane Buechele; TCU still needs to identify its QB; West Virginia looks improved after spring.
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.
The NFL draft is almost here, and in his preview piece Todd McShay included West Virginia safety Karl Joseph as one of the hardest hitters available.
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.
In Tuesday's mailbag, Brandon Chatmon chats about the conference's top receiving units, title-deciding games and more.
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