The Big Twelve Conference had a solid showing in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft, with seven players taken in the initial thirty-two picks.
The St. Louis Rams took Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith with the second pick. A 6' 5", 309 pound converted tight end, Smith was the first non-special teams All American for Baylor since 1995.
Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree was picked tenth by the San Francisco 49ers. Crabtree is easily the most talented receiver in this years draft, but dropped quite a few spots due to concerns over his attitude and resilience.
The Dallas Morning News is reporting that former Texas Longhorn Roy Williams has been traded from Detroit to Dallas. Dallas gives Detroit their 1st, 3rd and 6th round draft picks next year, while Detroit gives Dallas their 7th round pick.
That’s a considerable amount to give up, although the move puts Roy and TO split wide in the same offense, and moves Patrick Crayton back to the slot where he should be more effective. With this receiving corps (don’t …