NFL Draft 2011: Top 10 Prospects from the Big 12

Dan WelinCorrespondent IApril 14, 2011

NFL Draft 2011: Top 10 Prospects from the Big 12

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    The past season of Big 12 football presented us with some great NFL prospects on both sides of the ball.

    Many of the offensive stars, like Landry Jones and Justin Blackmon, are underclassmen and are not going to be in the upcoming NFL draft.

    That does not mean that the Big 12 will have a down year in when it comes to the number of talented prospects that will be on the draft board in two weeks.

    This year’s draft class from the Big 12 will primarily be comprised of standout defensive players.

    Here are the 10 best prospects that the Big 12 has to offer NFL teams this season.

Danny Watkins, Baylor

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    Height: 6’3”

    Weight: 310 lbs.

    40 Time: 5.36

    Bench Press: 29

Phil Taylor, Baylor

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    Height: 6’3”

    Weight: 334 lbs.

    40 Time: 5.09

    Bench Press: 31

Jimmy Smith, Colorado

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    Height: 6’2”

    Weight: 211

    40 Time: 4.42

    Bench Press: 24

Nate Solder, Colorado

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    Height: 6’8” 

    Weight: 319 lbs.

    40 Time: 4.96

    Bench Press: 21

Aldon Smith, Missouri

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    Height: 6’4”

    Weight: 263 lbs.

    40 Time: 4.74

    Bench Press: 20

Blaine Gabbert, Missouri

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    Height: 6’4”

    Weight: 234 lbs.

    40 Time: 4.61

    Bench Press: Did Not Participate

Prince Amukamara, Nebraska

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    Height: 6’0”

    Weight: 206 lbs.

    40 Time: 4.38

    Bench Press: 15

Von Miller, Texas A&M

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    Height: 6’2”

    Weight: 237 lbs.

    40 Time: 4.42

    Bench Press: 21

Aaron Williams, Texas

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    Height: 5’11”

    Weight: 204 lbs.

    40 Time: 4.55

    Bench Press: 18

Curtis Brown, Texas

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    Height: 5’11”

    Weight: 185 lbs.

    40 Time: 4.51

    Bench Press: 10