NFL Draft: A look at where the six former Oklahoma players fit on their new teams

Taking a look at how Lane Johnson, Landry Jones, Kenny Stills, Justin Brown, Stacy McGee and David King fit on the teams that drafted them.
by Jason Kersey Published: April 28, 2013

A look at the six former Oklahoma players picked in last weekend's NFL Draft, and where they fit on their new teams.

LANE JOHNSON, OT

Picked: First round, fourth overall

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Four of the Eagles' five starting offensive linemen — included both tackles — were injured last season. Both left tackle Jason Peters and right tackle Todd Herremans return next season. Peters is a five-time Pro Bowler, so expect him to hold onto his spot. Herremans started at guard earlier in his career, so he could shift inside to make room for Johnson.

LANDRY JONES, QB

Picked: Fourth round, 115th overall

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Jones lands on an NFL squad that already has its franchise quarterback, so this could be a great opportunity for the former Sooner to learn under two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger. Last year's backups, Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich, aren't likely to return next season. Jones' primary competition for the No. 2 quarterback spot will be seven-year veteran Bruce Gradkowski, who signed with Pittsburgh this offseason.

KENNY STILLS, WR

Picked: Fifth round, 144th overall

Team: New Orleans Saints

The Saints' prolific passing offense could be an excellent fit for Stills. In New Orleans, the former Sooner gets an elite quarterback in Drew Brees and strong veteran wideouts like Marques Colston and Lance Moore to learn from. Stills will compete for playing time behind those two starters.


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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