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NFL.com Predicts Two Big 12 Players Selected in First Round of 2021 NFL Draft

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We are just a day away from the 2021 NFL Draft kicking off. This year’s draft will span over a course of three days starting on Thursday evening when the first round kicks off. Over the last month or so there have been a ton of mock drafts coming out nearly daily from about a thousand different websites.

While we are not sure who will go where quite yet, we can get an idea of what some teams are thinking with some of these mock drafts. Personally, I prefer the NFL Network guys since they have an excellent staff. On Tuesday afternoon, NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks released his latest first round mock draft that included two Big 12 players.

 

Bucky had no Big 12 players in the top twenty picks, but he had TCU safety Trevon Moehrig going 22nd overall to the Tennessee Titans and Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins going 31st overall to the Baltimore Ravens.

Moehrig is the latest in a long line of secondary studs to play for Gary Patterson. He was named the best defensive back in the nation receiving the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award during the Home Depot College Football Awards show this past season. Trevon had 47 tackles this season along with nine pass breakups and two interceptions.

Meantime, Oklahoma State tackle Teven Jenkins solidified his draft stock after a stellar senior season which saw him earn All-Big 12 First Team honors. He was originally seen as one of the top ten offensive tackles in this year’s draft, but he started getting more hype after the season from many draft experts. Should this pick come to fruition, Jenkins would become the first Oklahoma State football player to be drafted in the first round since Justin Gilbert in 2014. Nearly seven years.

While two picks are better than none, this would be a significant drop off from the 2020 NFL Draft where we saw a total of five Big 12 players taken in the first round.

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