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

by 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

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

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

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

Justin Gilbert

ESPN
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

CBS
Not listed in overall cornerback rankings

Lane Taylor

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

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

Brodrick Brown

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

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

Quinn Sharp

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

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

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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