Big 12 had an embarrassing NFL draft, and it’s not surprising at all

The Big 12 is one of college football’s power conferences. In the 2017 NFL draft, it had fewer players picked than the American Athletic Conference.

A running counter by every FBS conference, plus independents, FCS, and Division II programs, is right here.

That the Big 12 struggled to produce draft picks is not surprising.

The league doesn’t recruit as well as the other power conferences and hasn’t for years. It has one elite program these days, Oklahoma, with Oklahoma State a tier below that and Texas still trying to find itself. D’Onta Foreman was the only Texas player picked, which really hurts the league’s numbers. The Horns are making progress, at least.

In 1976, former NFL wide receiver Paul Salata invented Irrelevant Week, a one-week celebration of the final pick in the draft. After an arrival party, trip to Disneyland, and other festivities, Kelly will receive the Lowsman Trophy — a parody of the Heisman Trophy.

If Kelly actually makes an impact for the Broncos, it would buck a Cheap Giants Jerseys long trend of Mr. Irrelevant selections doing not much of anything. The last real contributor was Ryan Succop — the last selection in the 2009 NFL Draft — who started five seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and is now with the Tennessee Titans.

He has a strong chance at making the roster in Denver, where Cheap Baseball Jerseys there is no sure thing at quarterback and there is an impending battle between Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian.