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Players from Big 12 are slow to go in NFL draft once again

Let's just say the phone isn't ringing off the hook for Big 12 players so far in the NFL draft.

Only five players from the conference were selected through the third round Friday night, and it appeared the Big 12 was headed toward having the fewest picks among the power five leagues again.

The Big 12 started off with Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes going 10th to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday. The next player to go was troubled Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, 48th overall to the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday.

This was the first year since 2008 that the Big 12 had only one first-round choice. The league's two picks through two rounds were the fewest since...