The 2011 NFL Combine is underway in Indianapolis. The annual workout session for NFL draft hopefuls will go through the weekend and into Tuesday. The workouts start on Saturday and go through Tuesday and in that time you'll come across 35 Big 12 players.
Leading the pack is the Nebraska Cornhuskers with nine players invited to the Combine -- most of any Big 12. The top player for the Huskers is CB Prince Amukamara, who is expected to be the second cornerback off the board and picked as high as the top 10.
Oklahoma State came in second with five players invited while Oklahoma and Texas each had four players invited. Going down the list: Colorado and the Missouri had three players invited, Baylor and Texas A&M had two players, while Iowa State, Kansas State and Texas Tech each had one.
The lone Big 12 school not to send anyone to the Combine? Kansas. Maybe next year, Jayhawks.
The top names from the Big 12 obviously start with QB Blaine Gabbert who is expected to be one of the top two quarterbacks. Following him will be LB Von Miller from Texas A&M as well as Amukamara. Mizzou DE Aldon Smith will be a first round pick and Colorado OT Nate Solder will also be a sought after prospect.
So Big 12 fans have plenty of reason to watch the NFL Combine this year. There could be as many as four Big 12 players in the top 10 including Gabbert, Miller, Smith and Amukamara.