Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins was the only Big 12 player to come up in Dane Brugler’s 7-round NFL Mock Draft, published at The Athletic.
In all, 21 Big 12 players went in Brugler’s only seven-round mock, in which he attempted to project every selection in the draft, which starts Thursday in Cleveland.
Teven Jenkins has been widely projected as a first-round pick, and in this mock Brugler has him going to Chicago at No. 20 overall. Brugler’s pick comes with a caveat, as he expects the Bears to try and move up to get a quarterback. If the Bears fail, Brugler writes, ‘Jenkins is a natural on the right side with his unique power and competitive demeanor.’
Some other interesting Big 12 notes from the mock:
Nine of the 10 Big 12 teams are represented. Kansas was the only school without a selection.
Texas had the most players selected with five. Oklahoma followed with four. All of the Sooners’ selections were made by the fifth round, while Texas had two players taken in the seventh round.
The Philadelphia Eagles, in Brugler’s mock, selected a trio of Big 12 players — Oklahoma center Creed Humphrey, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, and West Virginia linebacker Tony Fields II.
By taking Ehlinger, the Eagles would theoretically make him one of the backups to projected starter Jalen Hurts, who played his final season of college football at Oklahoma.
By Arizona taking Sooners running back Rhamondre Stevenson, the Cardinals would pair him with former Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray.
The Atlanta Falcons also came away with three Big 12 players — Sooners edge Ronnie Perkins, TCU linebacker Garret Wallow, and West Virginia defensive tackle Darius Stills.
Brugler mocked two Longhorns to the Los Angeles Chargers — offensive tackle Sam Cosmi and safety Caden Stearns.
Texas defensive lineman Ta’Quon Graham was one selection from being the draft’s final selection, or ‘Mr. Irrelevant.’
The complete list of Big 12 players selected in the mock is below.
EDGE William Bradley-King, Chicago Bears, No. 204, sixth round
RB Kene Nwangwu, Dallas Cowboys, No. 238, seventh round
TE Briley Moore, Indianapolis Colts, No. 248, seventh round
C Creed Humphrey, Philadelphia Eagles, No. 37, second round
EDGE Ronnie Perkins, Atlanta Falcons, No. 68, third round
CB Tre Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers, No. 128, fourth round
RB Rhamondre Stevenson, Arizona Cardinals, No. 160, fifth round
OT Teven Jenkins, Chicago Bears, No. 20, first round
WR Tylan Wallace, New England Patriots, No. 96, third round
RB Chuba Hubbard, San Francisco 49ers, No. 172, fifth round
S Trevon Moehrig, Jacksonville Jaguars, No. 33, second round
S Ar’Darius Washington, Cincinnati Bengals, No. 149, fifth round
LB Garret Wallow, Atlanta Falcons, No. 187, sixth round
OT Sam Cosmi, Los Angeles Chargers, No. 47, second round
EDGE Joseph Ossai, Tennessee Titans, No. 53, second round
S Caden Stearns, Los Angeles Chargers, No. 159, fifth round
QB Sam Ehlinger, Philadelphia Eagles, No. 234, seventh round
DT Ta’Quon Graham, Miami Dolphins, No. 258, seventh round
DB Zech McPherson, Chicago Bears, No. 83, third round
LB Tony Fields II, Philadelphia Eagles, No. 150, fifth round
DT Darius Stills, Atlanta Falcons, No. 183, fifth round
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