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Top 20 Big 12 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Allen Kenney, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The Big 12 has been the butt of jokes for years around the NFL draft. That might have changed in 2019.   The offense-heavy conference had 26 players selected in this year’s draft, an average of 2.6 players per team. While that trailed the SEC’s NFL factory (4.6 picks per team), it put the Big 12 in line with the Big Ten (2.9) and Pac-12 (2.8). Meanwhile, with just two draft...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
With the 2019 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was concerns about size, overall talent, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-day event...

Early 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The ink on the 2019 NFL Draft is barely dry but some of the attention has already shifted to next year's event. And while that partly may due to the anticipation of the draft taking place in Las Vegas, the players projected to headline the 2020 edition have a little something to do with this as well.   Defense may have dominated the 2019 draft, with seven of the top 10 picks coming...

Iowa State Football: Cyclones' 2019 Spring Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 months 1 week ago
Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell has raised the profile of the Cyclones' football program since he arrived in Ames. Campbell and his coaching staff have developed the players he inherited, tweaked the offensive and defensive systems to put them in the best position to succeed, and recruited several high-impact performers along the way. As a result, Campbell has guided Iowa State out of...

College Football Rankings: 2019 Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
With signing day in the books, and rosters largely set for the 2019 season, spring practice is now the focus for all 130 college football teams. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are released later this summer....

Ranking the Big 12 College Football Coaching Jobs

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Looking for an indication that the Big 12 is a really good league? Kansas State, a school that has won at least 10 games nine times since 1995, is ranked ninth on our list of top programs in the Big 12. Looking for an indication why the Big 12 is a step or two behind the other top conferences in the nation? Oklahoma State was our pick as the No. 3 program in the league. That’s no knock on...

10 Most Intriguing Big 12 Non-Conference Games of 2019

By Allen Kenney, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Sept. 14 is shaping up as a huge day for the Big 12 conference in 2019.   Six of the league’s members are slated to play opponents from other Power 5 conferences that day. Another, Kansas, is playing Boston College the night before. In other words, the conference as a whole can make a strong statement about its depth and strength in week three.   The Sept. 14 games aren...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts. Additionally, with advances in technology to watch more prospects, along with more offseason camps, the rankings...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 5 hours ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2019 college football season shifts to spring practices, quarterback battles, and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of incoming recruits already hit campus prior to spring ball. The quarterback position is a major focal point of interest throughout the offseason for...

Ranking the Big 12's Football Rosters for 2019

By Allen Kenney, 3 months 3 days ago
The Texas Longhorns won back the Golden Hat last year from the Oklahoma Sooners, although their rivals from south of the Red River got the last laugh in the Big 12 title game. Something else the Longhorns recovered from OU: the top spot in the Big 12 in overall roster talent.   For the second year in a row, UT snagged the No. 3 recruiting class in the entire country. The Sooners didn...