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Oklahoma State NFL Draft prospect update: Where Joseph Randle, others project

Gina Mizell Published: January 3, 2013

Yes, the NFL Draft is still more than four months away. But the end of the NFL regular season — and, hence, the draft order being set for the non-playoff teams — brings updated mock drafts, rankings and projections from the national experts.

Plus, underclassmen must declare for the draft by Jan. 15. That means Oklahoma State’s Joseph Randle and Justin Gilbert have less than two weeks to make a crucial decision about their future.

Here are how some major outlets rank the the Cowboy draft prospects. What I most take away? Gilbert, at the moment, is not considered a legitimate one.

Joseph Randle

No. 5 junior running back, according to Mel Kiper
No. 11 running back overall (middle round prospect)

No. 5 running back
No. 79 overall prospect (second or third round)

National Football Post
No. 4 running back (third round prospect)

Justin Gilbert

Dropped out of Kiper’s top 5 junior cornerbacks (he was No. 4 in last edition from mid-December)
Not listed in overall cornerback rankings

Not listed in overall cornerback rankings

Lane Taylor

No. 11 offensive guard (late round/free agent prospect)

No. 18 offensive guard
No. 345 overall prospect (seventh round/free agent)

Brodrick Brown

No. 26 cornerback (late round/free agent prospect)

No. 32 cornerback
No. 267 overall prospect (late round/free agent)

Quinn Sharp

No. 3 punter, according to Kiper
No. 6 punter (late round/free agent prospect)

No. 1 punter
No. 214 overall prospect (sixth or seventh round)

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