Welcome to Thursday's installment of Cover 5 -- where SportsDay's college sports staff will tackle one topic per day throughout the week about the area college football landscape. To view other installments from the week, click here. The panel consists of college sports writers Chuck Carlton, Ben Baby and Adam Grosbard and is moderated by college sports editor Scott Bell. You can follow them on Twitter at @ChuckCarltonDMN, @BenBaby, @AdamGrosbard and @ScottBellDMN. This conversation is lightly edited for clarity.
Scott Bell: There were 20 Big 12 players drafted in this spring's NFL draft. Baker Mayfield was obviously the marquee pick, but with Kyler Murray waiting in the wings, Mayfield may not necessarily be the toughest player to replace this fall. Which outgoing player/open spot gets your vote?
Adam Grosbard: Connor Williams. Texas was ninth in the Big 12 last season in sacks allowed and seventh in yards per rush. Losing a second-round pick from that unit is a tough blow to a line that was already struggling to get the job done.
Ben Baby: Mason Rudolph gets my vote. I don't know if OSU has a capable replacement yet.