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NFL Draft: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State players get ready for combine

Six Sooners, two Cowboys will head to Indianapolis to work out for NFL scouts.
by Jason Kersey Published: February 19, 2013
/articleid/3757078/1/pictures/1957749">Photo - Quinn Sharp is versatile on special teams.  Photo by  Sarah Phipps,  The Oklahoman
Quinn Sharp is versatile on special teams. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Current draft projection: Third/fourth round


Position: Defensive tackle

Size: 6-4, 299

Where he'll impress: McGee's athleticism and build give him the look of an NFL lineman who could contribute.

Where he'll underwhelm: McGee will have several off-the-field issues to answer for. He was suspended the first six games of his senior season, then missed the Cotton Bowl after a DUI arrest. McGee was also arrested for marijuana possession before his junior season.

What he can gain at the combine: In interviews, he'll need to show humility and honesty regarding his disappointing college career and the non-football issues that caused it. A good showing — combined with his natural skills — could entice a team to take a late-round chance on McGee.

Current draft projection: Free agent


Position: Wide receiver

Size: 6-1, 190

Where he'll impress: Stills has good hands and can make adjustments during routes. He's also willing to throw downfield blocks, and has shown the ability to play both inside and outside receiver positions.

Where he'll underwhelm: He's dropped some easy catches throughout his career and sometimes seemed skittish running routes across the middle of the field. His size and speed are lacking.

What he can gain at the combine: Stills needs a strong overall combine performance to jump up from his current mid-round status.

Current draft projection: Middle rounds


Position: Linebacker

Size: 6-0, 238

Where he'll impress: Wort plays hard and has good instincts.

Where he'll underwhelm: Size and pass-coverage skills. There are also serious health questions after Wort's injury plagued college career.

What he can gain at the combine: Wort surprised just about everyone by choosing early NFL Draft entrance. Even with a better-than-expected combine performance, Wort would still be a long shot to be drafted.

Current draft projection: Free agent



Position: Running back

Size: 6-1, 200

Where he'll impress: Randle is a complete, versatile back who can run between the tackles, make defenders miss in the open field, catch the ball out of the backfield and protect the quarterback.

Where he'll underwhelm: Randle does not possess an elite burst or breakaway speed. His taller build means he sometimes has trouble keeping his pad level down when facing tacklers near the line of scrimmage. And he doesn't have the size to be a “bruiser.”

What he can gain at the combine: Randle sits outside the top 5 running backs available in most projections. But with prospects like Eddie Lacy and Marcus Lattimore unable to participate in workouts due to injury, Randle could make a push to join that top group.

Current draft projection: Third round


Position: Kicker/punter

Size: 6-1, 205

Where he'll impress: Sharp will get to show off his ability to produce on punts, field goals or kickoffs — or all three. That versatility has to be enticing to NFL teams, as every roster spot is crucial.

Where he'll underwhelm: Though effective, some of Sharp's technique is a bit unorthodox.

What he can gain at the combine: A strong performance at the combine could be the difference between Sharp getting drafted or needing to go the free-agent route.

Current draft projection: Late rounds/free agent

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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