Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr.'s first Big Board for the 2010 NFL draft reads like a Big 12 all-star team.
Of the 25 players on Kiper's first list, 10 are from Big 12 teams.
Oklahoma has more players than any other school with four selections and Oklahoma State and Texas have two players apiece. The only other teams with two selections include Florida, Mississippi and USC.
The Big 12 stacks the list with five selections among the first nine players on Kiper's list and eight of the first 15.
Here are the Big 12 players and their placement on Kiper's first list.
Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford: 1
Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy: 4
Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh: 5
Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant: 8
Oklahoma T Trent Williams: 9
Texas QB Colt McCoy: 11
Oklahoma State T Russell Okung: 14
Oklahoma TE Jermaine Gresham: 15
Missouri LB Sean Weatherspoon: 20
Texas DE-LB Sergio Kindle: 23
It looks like we could be headed for a banner year for Big 12 talent in the NFL draft. The conference set its record in the 2009 draft when seven players were picked in the first round.
If the players play up to Kiper's projections, it looks like we'll be seeing a lot of Big 12 players at Radio City Music Hall in New York City next April.