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Josh Doctson, Emmanuel Ogbah among Big 12's best at NFL combine

Several Big 12 alums were among the stars of the NFL combine over the weekend with TCU’s Josh Doctson and Oklahoma State’s Emmanuel Ogbah leading the way as former conference standouts who showed scouts they have the physical talent to excel on Sundays.

Here’s a summary of the top Big 12 performers at the NFL combine.

Solidified his stock: Doctson was one of the stars of the entire combine and might have solidified a spot in the first round. The former Horned Frog looked terrific in pass-catching drills and finished among the top receivers in  the vertical jump (41 inches, tied for first among receivers), broad jump (10-11, second), 20-yard shuttle (4.08, 3rd) and 60-yard shuttle (11.06, third). ESPN Insider singled him out as one of the top performers on Day 2Insider.

Made some money: Ogbah is another Big 12 alum who excelled at the combine. He might have surprised NFL scouts with his speed and overall athleticism. The former Cowboy had the second-fastest 40-yard time (4.63) among defensive linemen and finished among the top performers in the vertical jump (35.5, tied for second) and broad jump (10-1, third). After leaving Oklahoma State after his junior season, Ogbah's performance could make that decision pay off by landing him in round 1.

Made some money, part II: Oklahoma receiver Sterling Shepard did everything well at Lucas Oil Stadium, finishing among the top performers in the bench press (20 reps, tied for first) and vertical jump (41 inches, tied for first). The former Sooner also showed surprising speed, running a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash. The comparisons to former Kansas State great Tyler Lockett have already begun with teams circling Shepard as a player with the potential to help them immediately. He could be an early Day 2 selection.

Surprisingly strong: West Virginia safety K.J. Dillon made plays in a Mountaineers uniform for four straight seasons, so his solid showing should not be a surprise. Generally overshadowed by teammate Karl Joseph, NFL scouts are recognizing some of the strengths Dillon brings to the table. After a solid Senior Bowl showing, his 4.53 in the 40 was third among safeties and should help his cause as decision-makers put together their draft boards.

Keep an eye on: TCU safety Derrick Kindred might have forced NFL decision-makers to take a second look at his NFL potential. He finished among the top safeties with a 4.5 in the 40 (second) and 37.5-inch vertical (fourth). Questions about his coverage skills remain, but Kindred is a hard hitter who already passed the toughness test by playing much of his final season with a broken collarbone.

One for the future: Oklahoma defensive end Charles Tapper remains somewhat raw, but could have made himself some money by showing his exceptional athleticism. The Baltimore native ran the fastest 40-time (4.59) and tested well in other drills. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. called Tapper a "clear third-round type" after his combine showing.