The 5 best NFL Draft Picks from Texas Tech

The Texas Tech football program has produced some great NFL players but these five Red Raiders were the most valuable NFL Draft picks.

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No. 4: Bake Turner

Baltimore Colts

Wide Receiver

1962 12th Round

A dual-threat running back at Texas Tech who amassed over 1,000 all-purpose yards as a Red Raider, Bake Turner skipped his final season at Tech to enter the 1962 NFL Draft. There, he was selected in the 12th round by the Baltimore Colts.

In his lone season with the Colts, Turner was mainly a kick returner who put up 504 yards on 37 returns. Then, he joined the New York Jets where he would play six years as a receiver.

In 1963, he was named an American Football League All-Star. That year, he caught 71 passes for 1,009 yards and 6 TDs. A year later, he could catch 58 passes for 974 yards and 9 scores.

Over the next five years, he would not top the 402 yards he put up in 1964. In 1970, he'd play his last year with the Boston Patriots.

For his career, Turner would catch 220 passes for 3,541 yards and 25 TDs. He would also return 75 kickoffs for 1,688 yards.