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Oklahoma football: A look at the Sooners who will participate in the NFL Combine

Oklahoma's five players represent the second-most of any Big 12 Conference team, behind only Baylor, which sent six players to the Combine. Here's a look at the former Sooners who will work out for scouts in Indianapolis from Feb. 22-25.
by Jason Kersey Published: February 21, 2014
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— Two of the five former Oklahoma football players invited to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine can't do much while recovering from ACL tears.

Another was kicked off the Sooners' team midway through his senior season.

Still, Oklahoma's five players represent the second-most of any Big 12 Conference team, behind only Baylor, which sent six players to the Combine.

Here's a look at the former Sooners who will work out for scouts in Indianapolis from Feb. 22-25.

AARON COLVIN

Position: Cornerback

Size: 6-0, 192

Where he'll impress: Colvin has good size and athletic ability. He's a hard worker and a good leader who displayed toughness late in his senior season, when he played through a painful shoulder injury.

Where he'll underwhelm: He can get hung up on blocks and doesn't play fast. He also tore his ACL during Senior Bowl week last month, which could cause him to fall a round or two in the draft.

What he can gain at combine: Colvin's intelligence and maturity should play well with NFL executives during interviews, but the knee injury will limit his participation.

Current draft projection: Sixth or seventh round

GABE IKARD

Position: Center

Size: 6-4, 304

Where he'll impress: Ikard is highly intelligent, a hard worker and an excellent leader. He's also very charismatic and likable. NFL teams likely won't have to worry about off-the-field issues or distractions.

Where he'll underwhelm: His strength and athleticism are somewhat lacking, and he can sometimes be overwhelmed by big, strong defensive linemen.

What he can gain at combine: Ikard will probably knock the interviews out of the park. He needs to show improved speed and strength.

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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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