2. Big 12 & Pac-12 Players Taken In Round 1
LINE: Over 4.5 (-130), Under 4.5 (+110)
2019 NFL DRAFT PICK: Over
Last season, the Big 12 and Pac-12 combined got to five players taken in the first 15 picks. But that was mostly because the Pac-12 did most of the work. This year, the Big 12 should be able to help the cause a little bit more.
The under is the value call, but getting to five Big 12 and Pac-12 prospects and the over is the more likely scenario.
Kyler Murray will go No. 1. There’s one.
And then comes the long, long wait.
Assume Washington State OT Andre Dillard goes somewhere in the top 32 mix, but that’s probably it for the Pac-12 if Washington CB Byron Murphy doesn’t go. Even if he doesn’t, you should be fine if Oklahoma OT/OG Cody Ford slides on in.
You could also really, really use OU star Marquise Brown to be one of the first receivers off the board to get to five, or else you’ll have to cross your fingers that Kansas State’s versatile offensive lineman Dalton Risner gets the call.
It’s not insane to hope for Arizona State WR N’Keal Harry to slip into the top 32, or hope for Washington S Taylor Rapp to make it, or for fellow Husky Kaleb McGary to be a bit of a surprise very, very late.
There are just enough possibilities to get to five. Again, though, you’ll have to work for it.