DALLAS -- Big 12 media days have come and gone. Some of the storylines (Dairy Queen, fake watches) were silly. Others were far more serious. Here are some of the takeaways from this year's edition of media days: Baylor has a chip on its shoulder: Despite winning the Big 12 last season and returning the Big 12 offensive player of the year in quarterback Bryce Petty, Baylor was voted second in the conference's preseason poll behind Oklahoma.
about 1307 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
In 2008, the Big 12's strongest position was quarterback with a deep roster that featured Heisman winner Sam Bradford, Heisman finalist Colt McCoy and national passing champ Graham Harrell, among several other noteworthy QBs.
about 1321 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
There can be various signs of success in the Big 12. Last week we took a look at potential stats from various offensive players in the conference that could be a sign of success for their respective teams.
about 1335 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Texas Longhorns
The Big 12 has plenty of senior talent returning to the conference in 2014. ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper has multiple Big 12 standouts atop his position-by-position lists of top seniors available in the 2015 NFL Draft, and several underclassmen also make appearances on Kiper's lists of top non-senior NFL prospects for 2015.
about 1350 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Texas Longhorns
Last week, colleague Max Olson crunched the numbers on the total career starts each Big 12 team has coming back for next season. What Max unearthed was that Texas (by far) leads the Big 12 in career starts returning, both offensively and defensively.
about 1365 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Though the 2014 NFL draft ended just last weekend, ESPN Insider Todd McShay posted his way-too-early 2015 mock draft on Wednesday. McShay had three Big 12 players going in his mock first round: Baylor QB Bryce Petty 15th overall to the Houston Texans, TCU DE Devonte Fields 25th overall to the San Francisco 49ers and Oklahoma LB Eric Striker 29th overall to the Green Bay Packers.
about 1376 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Following up on NFL draft weekend, we've been conducting our own draft, picking from current Big 12 players to fill out three 22-man lineups. Below is a recap of the first 15 rounds of the draft from the past two days, followed by rounds 16-22.
about 1377 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
The NFL draft came and went it, but we thought it would be fun -- and possibly revealing -- to conduct a draft of our own of returning Big 12 players. We stole a version of this idea from our colleagues at the ACC blog, who apparently had stolen it before that from the guys over at the Big Ten site.
about 1379 days ago | ESPN.com staff | Texas Longhorns