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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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Current draft projection: Seventh round or free agent

TREY MILLARD

Position: Fullback

Size: 6-2, 247

Where he'll impress: Another very intelligent player who displayed versatility and strong leadership throughout his four years at Oklahoma. He did well at fullback, tight end and even as a tailback at times, and showed a strong ability to catch passes out of the backfield.

Where he'll underwhelm: Millard's senior season ended prematurely when he tore his ACL in late October while playing special teams, meaning his participation at the combine will be very limited.

What he can gain at combine: Like Colvin, the best Millard can hope to gain at the combine is by performing well in interviews with NFL executives while he's still recovering from the knee injury.

Current draft projection: Seventh round

JALEN SAUNDERS

Position: Wide receiver

Size: 5-9, 165

Where he'll impress: Saunders is a shifty, speedy slot receiver who runs great routes and has good hands. He's also an accomplished punt returner, which, if nothing else, could make him very valuable to an NFL team.

Where he'll underwhelm: His size is lacking, which will likely be a much greater issue in the NFL than it was at the college level. Saunders probably couldn't play outside receiver in the NFL, which could limit his opportunities.

What he can gain at combine: Saunders' athleticism, speed and on-field awareness will impress scouts, and how he answers questions about his size could be important, too.

Current draft projection: Sixth or seventh round

DAMIEN WILLIAMS

Position: Running back

Size: 5-11, 222

Where he'll impress: Williams is a tough, rugged back who can also be a legitimate home run threat once he gets out in the open.

Where he'll underwhelm: He was dismissed from the team in mid-November after multiple team rules violations, so Williams will have a lot to answer for regarding his off-the-field behavior.

What he can gain at combine: There's no question that Williams is an very talented running back, but how he handles the interviews in light of his dismissal will be key.

Current draft projection: 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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