Perhaps the more interesting Oklahoma State storyline heading into the NFL Scouting Combine is which former Cowboys were not invited.
Among them: All-Big 12 defensive tackle Calvin Barnett, All-Big 12 offensive lineman Parker Graham, playmaking linebacker Shaun Lewis, big-bodied receiver Tracy Moore and mainstay defensive back Daytawion Lowe. Those prospects will need to use OSU's pro day and other workouts to impress pro scouts.
Still, OSU will be represented in Indianapolis by a surefire first-rounder in cornerback Justin Gilbert and a borderline prospect in receiver Josh Stewart.
Here's a closer look at both prospects:
Size: 6-0, 200
Where he'll impress: Always a freak athlete with elite speed, Gilbert followed a disappointing junior season with a spectacular senior campaign that made him a Thorpe Award finalist. His seven interceptions illustrate his ability to play tight coverage, flip his hips, shift out of breaks to close in on the receiver and make plays on the ball. He's also an electric returner, which can only enhance his stock with teams looking for a special teams weapon.
Where he'll underwhelm: Gilbert does not excel in run support.
What he can gain at combine: Gilbert should thrive in this type of setting, where he's likely to challenge for the fastest 40 time. Impressive numbers and strong interviews in Indianapolis could solidify him as the top cornerback available.
Current draft projection: First round, perhaps as high as the top 10
Position: Slot receiver
Size: 5-10, 185
Where he'll impress: A shifty and versatile playmaker on offense and special teams, Stewart excels at making defenders miss in the open field. He got the ball in multiple ways at OSU, from catching it from the slot to getting it flipped to him to even lining up in the backfield for direct handoffs. He was one of the top punt returners in the nation in 2013, with one of his two touchdowns setting a Big 12 record at 95 yards.
Where he'll underwhelm: Stewart does not possess ideal size, though many slot receivers do have a smaller build. His production also dipped as a junior, when the Cowboys had more options at receiver and Stewart battled through nagging injuries down the stretch.
What he can gain at combine: For a fringe prospect like Stewart, a combine showing could be the difference between getting drafted or needing to latch on with a team as a free agent.
Current draft projection: Late rounds