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2016 Big 12 recruiting draft: Round 2

It’s draft week, which means dreams are coming true and lifelong goals are becoming a reality. Draft week also means the return of our annual Big 12 recruiting draft.

What if Big 12 programs could transform their teams through a draft instead of the current recruiting format? We aim to answer that question with our recruiting draft, which grants the bottom of the conference first dibs on the elite talent in the region.

Any recruit who signed with a Big 12 school in 2016 is eligible to be selected, and the draft order reflects the 2015 conference standings. Jake Trotter is drafting for Kansas State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State; Brandon Chatmon is picking for Baylor, Kansas, Texas Tech and West Virginia; and Max Olson will make the selections for Iowa State, TCU and Texas.

We featured Round 1 of our draft on Wednesday. Today, we unveil Round 2. Round 3 comes on Friday.

11. Kansas: T Austin Myers

Signed with: TCU

Chatmon: After securing a big-play threat in Round 1, let’s try to give Ryan Willis (or whoever lines up behind center) enough time to throw the deep ball. Myers should be able to step in and make an impact from Day 1 with physical gifts. He’s far from a finished product, but Myers should be able to grow with the young offensive talent on the Jayhawks roster.

12. Iowa State: WR Collin Johnson

Signed with: Texas

Olson: This pick is a steal for the Cyclones. The 6-foot-6, 212-pound receiver with great ball skills was one of the Big 12's most impressive newcomers this spring. Pairing him with Allen Lazard would be a lot of fun to watch.

13. Kansas State: T Jean Delance

Signed with: Texas

Trotter: With four of five starters gone off last year's offensive line, K-State needs to restock up front. Delance, who also had offers from Alabama, LSU and Michigan, would be a great piece to pair with center Dalton Risner on K-State's offensive line of the future.

14. Texas: DT Jordan Elliott

Signed with: Texas

Olson: The Horns badly need a guy who can play right away at defensive tackle, and Elliott is the best available player on the board. Easy choice. Juco transfer Jeremy Faulk would've been an acceptable pick, too, but Elliott's size (6-foot-3, 322 pounds) gives him the edge.

15. Texas Tech: DT Chris Daniels

Signed with: Texas

Chatmon: Pairing Daniels with Breiden Fehoko could give the Red Raiders the best young defensive tackle pairing in the Big 12. Daniels has a quick first step yet is one of the strongest, most powerful young defensive tackles that will enter college football in the fall. Putting him alongside Fehoko should help at least one of them get one-on-one matchups and create plenty of havoc in opposing backfields.

16. West Virginia: CB Eric Cuffee

Signed with: Texas

Chatmon: The Mountaineers had two of the Big 12’s top cornerbacks a year ago, but Daryl Worley and Terrell Chestnut are long gone, leaving a hole that Cuffee has the talent to step right in to fill. He’s fast, quick, instinctive and confident, which makes him a great fit for the Mountaineers’ man-heavy defensive approach.

17. Baylor: T J.P. Urquidez

Signed with: Baylor

Chatmon: Urquidez should help the rebuild of Baylor’s offensive line after everyone except stellar center Kyle Fuller completed their collegiate careers. Urquidez may not be an immediate replacement for top tackle Spencer Drango, but his overall physical gifts and upside could help him walk a similar path to success during his time in Waco.

18. TCU: RB Kyle Porter

Signed with: Texas

Olson: This seems like a reasonable pick, since TCU was the other finalist for the prolific rusher and the perceived frontrunner when he picked Texas. Porter would be a nice addition to replace Aaron Green and relieve Kyle Hicks, a college-ready back who can do it all.

19. Oklahoma State: RB Kennedy McKoy

Signed with: West Virginia

Trotter: Even though Barry J. Sanders is on the way, the Cowboys need a back they can build around beyond this season. McKoy turned heads in Morgantown this spring, and seems to have the combination of size and speed that could thrive in Mike Gundy's wide-open offense.

20. Oklahoma: QB Austin Kendall

Signed with: Oklahoma

Trotter: With Cody Thomas having given up football, Trevor Knight having transferred to Texas A&M and Kyler Murray not eligible until next season, Oklahoma needs a QB to back up Baker Mayfield. Who better than the QB OU recruited, and looked ready to handle the No. 2 role in Norman.