NFL Combine: Breaking down the Sooners' draft prospects

OU's Ronnell Lewis will likely put on a show in the workouts, while Ryan Broyles will have a chance to demonstrate that he's healing fine.
BY TRAVIS HANEY, Staff Writer, thaney@opubco.com Published: February 24, 2012

Oklahoma is being represented at this week's NFL Combine by seven prospects, the most of the Big 12 schools. Position workouts begin this morning in Indianapolis, with offensive linemen, tight ends and kickers taking the field. Quarterbacks, receivers and running backs are on Sunday, linebackers and defensive linemen on Monday and defensive backs on Tuesday. Here is a breakdown, ranked 1-7, of the Sooners who could make a move as a result of their Combine performances.

1. Ronnell Lewis

Position: Outside linebacker

Size: 6-2, 245*

Where he'll impress: Will put on a show in the workouts. He's a freak, athletically.

Where he'll underwhelm: Tweener size, which obviously is not his fault. Can he ascertain an NFL playbook?

What he can gain at Combine: Scouts love his athleticism, so he'll need to earn some stars in the interviews and testing. His name will jump after teams see him work out, though. It could be enough for a team to launch him up its draft board.

Current draft projection: Early rounds

2. Jamell Fleming

Position: Cornerback

Size: 5-10, 192

Where he'll impress: Plays bigger than that size. Extremely strong, physical for the position.

Where he'll underwhelm: Sometimes gambles, can be beaten as a result.

What he can gain at Combine: Fleming's name was on the rise around the time of the Senior Bowl, and it could be again after early next week. More time in front of the scouts and personnel should help him.

Current draft projection: Early to mid rounds

3. Ryan Broyles

Position: Wide receiver

Size: 5-10, 187

Where he'll impress: Seems to be ahead of schedule in his recovery time from ACL surgery. Friendly guy will win teams over in interviews.

Where he'll underwhelm: Slight build and most will still be leery with consideration to the injury.



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