Where Did All the NFL Draft Prospects From Texas Schools Go?
Not that long ago, the state of Texas seemed to dominate the NFL draft. Longhorns here, Aggies there. Baylor and Texas Tech were in the mix. TCU and Houston players often heard their names called. Between 2002 and 2006, the Texas Longhorns alone produced six top-ten picks. In the six drafts from 2001 to 2006, UT sent ten first-rounders to the NFL. In 2009, Baylor (Jason Smith), Tech (Michael Crabtree), and UT (Brian Orakpo) were the second, tenth and thirteenth overall selections. As recently as 2016, prospects from four Texas schools—TCU, Baylor, Houston, and A&M—were drafted in the first round. If the NFL draft is a referendum on the quality of your college football, what state has it better than ours? Which brings us to…View Original Post
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