The first round of the NFL Draft was a bust for the Big 12 Conference. However, things got better on Day Two for the second and third rounds. And with the start of the fourth round on Saturday, we were off to the races with some of the most productive players in the conference from the past couple of seasons finally having their names called.
There was a stretch, starting with Iowa State RB Kene Nwagnwu at pick No. 119, that kicked off four of eight Big 12 players picked, and then five of 13 players, capped off with Oklahoma State WR Tylan Wallace going 131st to the Baltimore Ravens.
The players selected in between were Oklahoma RB Rhamondre Stevenson to the Patriots at No. 120, Texas Tech CB Zach McPhearson to the Eagles at No. 123 and Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard to the Panthers at No. 126. The final Big 12 player taken in the fourth round was Oklahoma CB Tre Brown to the Seahawks at No. 137.
The most interesting pick of the bunch is Hubbard to the Panthers, where he will be playing for former Baylor coach Matt Rhule. Rhule saw first hand the kind of damage that Hubbard can have on a defense, as he watched him rush for over 2,000 yards during the 2019 season.
In fact, even though Baylor beat Oklahoma State in their 2019 match up, Hubbard had 32 carries for 171 yards and two touchdowns.
Also, the Ravens appear to have gotten a steal with Tylan Wallace in the fourth round, as Wallace had many second and third round grades from NFL Draft experts.
The NFL Draft continues with Rounds five through seven on Saturday and keep it on Heartland College Sports to find out where your favorite former Big 12 players end up.
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