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Top 3 Players from the Big XII (Offense)

Our third installment of a top prospects from a Power 5 conference brings us down south as we take a look at the Big XII conference. The SEC is pretty widely regarded as the top offensive conference in college football.


Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) – The kid tore it up at Oklahoma and chose football over baseball. On top of that, he is projected to go number one in the NFL Draft and earned the title of top QB of the Big 12.

Will Grier (West Virginia) – Grier came into the season rated the top guy out of the Big 12 but had some inconsistency issues this past season. He has a big arm and if he ends up in the right situation he could do well at the next level.

Taylor Cornelius (Oklahoma State) – Cornelius checks all the boxes as an NFL QB but his lack of experience and poor play puts him in the later rounds for the NFL Draft. His poor decision making shines bright as he lead the Big 12 in interceptions.

Running Backs

David Montgomery (Iowa State) – Montgomery had a good career in Iowa State and he was a big part of the Cyclones offense the past two seasons. With the potential to be the first Big 12 RB picked next month, Montgomery should be an early day 2 pick.

Justice Hill (Oklahoma State) – Hill is not the biggest back, but did have some highlight moments with the Cowboys. His best season on paper was 2017 as his production dropped this past year.

Rodney Anderson (Oklahoma) – Anderson had a standout season his sophomore year but had his Junior season end early with an ACL injury. He does the have the potential to be a guy who goes under the radar and bounces back to have a good season at the next level.

Wide Receivers

Hakeem Butler (Iowa State) – 60 receptions over 1,300 hundred yards, with 22 yards per catch. Enough said. He’s the best WR in the Big 12 going into the Draft and it isn’t all that close.

Marquise “Hollywood” Brown (Oklahoma) – Cousin of AB aka Mr. Big Chest, will Hollywood be able to light up the next level like he did the Big 12? Will he be able to stay healthy due to his size? If he’s able to stay healthy, there’s a very good chance that he succeeds in today’s NFL.

David Sills V (West Virginia) – Definitely a reliable target for Grier and a guy who has a nose for the endzone with 15 total TD’s this past season. He will need to prove his value at the next level, but with hands like glue. It shouldn’t be a problem.

Tight Ends

Trevon Wesco (West Virginia) – Wesco was the most productive out of the three and is extremely physical after the catch. He is not the fastest guy, but is reliable and can block decently well.

Andrew Beck (Texas) – He is not the biggest TE but he has developed into a reliable one and was able to help Texas turn their program around. He is a guy who has the opportunity to grow more in the NFL on special teams before taking over a starting role.

Mavin Saunders (Kansas) – Saunders was a graduate transfer from Florida State, where he had a productive final season. He was not able to do much in KU and that is the reason he’s ranked third here.

Offensive Line

Cody Ford (Oklahoma) – Ford is one the top rated offensive linemen going into the Draft and did very well at Oklahoma. Ranking the OL has been the most difficult to do so far with all of the top level talent at the position.

Yodny Cajuste (West Virginia) – Cajuste is projected as one a round one Tackle and has even been listed as being able to play either side. Cajuste has the potential to be a franchise tackle for an NFL organization.

Dalton Risner (Kansas State) – Dalton Risner has moved his way up draft boards as a Round 3 guy to now being mocked in the First round. He has shown great versatility in being able to play each position and will an intriguing guy to watch the night of the Draft