NFL Draft: Comparing past OU and OSU picks' high school ratings with their draft stock

Here's a look back at how OU's and OSU's draft picks since 2005 were rated coming out of high school, and what their NFL Draft star ranking could have been, if the league used a similar system.
by Jason Kersey and Gina Mizell Published: April 25, 2013
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photo - OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY / OSU: Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, right, and wide receiver Justin Blackmon, left, talk during NFL football pro day in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) ORG XMIT: OKSO122
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY / OSU: Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, right, and wide receiver Justin Blackmon, left, talk during NFL football pro day in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) ORG XMIT: OKSO122

Drafted by: Baltimore Ravens (seventh round, 240th overall)

 

2009

PHIL LOADHOLT, OL

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 4 stars

Drafted by: Minnesota Vikings (second round, 54th overall)

JUAQUIN IGLESIAS, WR

Recruiting ranking: 3 stars

Draft ranking: 3 stars

Drafted by: Chicago Bears (third round, 99th overall)

NIC HARRIS, DB

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: Buffalo Bills (fifth round, 147th overall)

DUKE ROBINSON, OL

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: Carolina Panthers (fifth round, 163rd overall)

MANUEL JOHNSON, WR

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: Dallas Cowboys (seventh round, 229th overall)

 

2010

SAM BRADFORD, QB

Recruiting ranking: 3 stars

Draft ranking: 5 stars

Drafted by: St. Louis Rams (first round, first overall)

GERALD MCCOY, DT

Recruiting ranking: 5 stars

Draft ranking: 5 stars

Drafted by: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (first round, third overall)

TRENT WILLIAMS, OL

Recruiting ranking: 3 stars

Draft ranking: 5 stars

Drafted by: Washington Redskins (first round, fourth overall)

JERMAINE GRESHAM, TE

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 5 stars

Drafted by: Cincinnati Bengals (first round, 21st overall)

KEENAN CLAYTON, DB

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 2 stars

Drafted by: Philadelphia Eagles (fourth round, 121st overall)

DOMINIQUE FRANKS, DB

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: Atlanta Falcons (fifth round, 135th overall)

BRODY ELDRIDGE, TE

Recruiting ranking: 3 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: Indianapolis Colts (fifth round, 162nd overall)

 

2011

DEMARCO MURRAY, RB

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 3 stars

Drafted by: Dallas Cowboys (third round, 71st overall)

QUINTON CARTER, DB

Recruiting ranking: 3 stars

Draft ranking: 2 stars

Drafted by: Denver Broncos (fourth round, 108th overall)

JONATHAN NELSON, DB

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: St. Louis Rams (seventh round, 229th overall)

JEREMY BEAL, DE

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: Denver Broncos (seventh round, 247th overall)

 

2012

RYAN BROYLES, WR

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 4 stars

Drafted by: Detroit Lions (second round, 54th overall)

DONALD STEPHENSON, OL

Recruiting ranking: 3 stars

Draft ranking: 3 stars

Drafted by: Kansas City Chiefs (third round, 74th overall)

JAMELL FLEMING, DB

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 3 stars

Drafted by: Arizona Cardinals (third round, 80th overall)

FRANK ALEXANDER, DE

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 2 stars

Drafted by: Carolina Panthers (fourth round, 103rd overall)

RONNELL LEWIS, LB

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 2 stars

Drafted by: Detroit Lions (fourth round, 125th overall)

JAMES HANNA, TE

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: Dallas Cowboys (sixth round, 186th overall)

TRAVIS LEWIS, LB

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: Detroit Lions (seventh round, 223rd overall)

OSU

2005

DARRENT WILLIAMS, CB

Recruiting ranking: 3 stars

Draft ranking: 4 stars

Drafted by: Denver Broncos (second round, 56th overall)

BILLY BAJEMA, TE

Recruiting ranking: N/A

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: San Francisco 49ers (seventh round, 249th overall)

VERNAND MORENCY, RB

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 3 stars

Drafted by: Houston Texans (third round, 73rd overall)

2006

CHARLIE JOHNSON, OT

Recruiting ranking: N/A

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: Indianapolis Colts (sixth round, 199th overall)

2007

RYAN MCBEAN, DE

Recruiting ranking: 5 stars

Draft ranking: 2 stars

Drafted by: Pittsburgh Steelers (fourth round, 132nd overall)

COREY HILLIARD, OL

Recruiting ranking: 2 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: New England Patriots (sixth round, 209th overall)

2009

BRANDON PETTIGREW, TE

Recruiting ranking: 2 stars

Draft ranking: 5 stars

Drafted by: Detroit Lions (first round, 20th overall)

2010

RUSSELL OKUNG, OL

Recruiting ranking: 3 stars

Draft ranking: 5 stars

Drafted by: Seattle Seahawks (first round, sixth overall)

DEZ BRYANT, WR

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 5 stars

Drafted by: Dallas Cowboys (first round, 24th overall)

PERRISH COX, DB/KR

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: Denver Broncos (fifth round, 137th overall)

ZAC ROBINSON, QB

Recruiting ranking: 3 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: New England Patriots (seventh round, 250th overall)

2011

KENDALL HUNTER, RB

Recruiting ranking: 3 stars

Draft ranking: 2 stars

Drafted by: San Francisco 49ers (fourth round, 115th overall)

2012

JUSTIN BLACKMON, WR

Recruiting ranking: 3 stars

Draft ranking: 5 stars

Drafted by: Jacksonville Jaguars (first round, fifth overall)

BRANDON WEEDEN, QB

Recruiting ranking: 0 stars (walk-on)

Draft ranking: 5 stars

Drafted by: Cleveland Browns (first round, 22nd overall)

MARKELLE MARTIN, S

Recruiting ranking: 4 stars

Draft ranking: 1 star

Drafted by: Tennessee Titans (sixth round, 190th overall)

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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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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