Day one of the 2021 NFL Draft was not a memorable one. We did not have single Big 12 player taken on Thursday. However, with rounds two and three on Friday, we saw some familiar names get taken off the board. Here are my three takeaways from rounds two and three of the 2021 NFL Draft on Friday night.
The Drought Comes to an End
Like I mentioned above, Thursday night was painful to watch. I expected at least one or two Big 12 players to hear their name called but instead I watched 32 teams pass up on Big 12 players. To be honest, I thought someone would go off the board with the first few picks of the second round but finally with the 39th overall pick the Chicago Bears took Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins. It was not ideal for the conference to wait that long but I guess at least someone went in the top 40.
Day Two Values
Maybe this is biased but I felt like every pick from day two was a steal for several teams. TCU safety Trevon Moehrig could have easily been a late first round pick and the Las Vegas Raiders were able to get him at 43. Then we had two solid pickups on the offensive line where we saw Texas offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi get picked up by the Washington Football team and Oklahoma center Creed Humphrey get selected by the Kansas City Chiefs (What a steal) in the second round.
Then in the third round is where I really felt like where a couple teams got some great value. Texas pass rusher Joseph Ossai went to the Bengals with the 69th pick and perhaps the steal of the draft so far may have been Oklahoma defensive end Ronnie Perkins getting scooped up by the Patriots with the 96th pick.
Oklahoma State WR Tylan Wallace
How has his named not been called yet? 15 wide outs have heard their name called already in the first three rounds and I do not believe there are 15 wide receivers in college football better than Tylan Wallace. He was the bets receiver in the Big 12 last season and has had one heck of a career in Stillwater. Yes, he has been injured at times but how 15 players at his position have been picked before him is a little bit shocking to me. I thought he would be a steal pick in the third round, and I hope someone is smart enough to pick him up quickly in round four.
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