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OU football: This week will determine a lot about Ronnell Lewis' pro future

Will NFL teams see the Dewar native as an end or linebacker? He's listed as an end, but the 6-foot-2, 245-pounder might be evaluated as an outside linebacker.
BY TRAVIS HANEY, Staff Writer, Published: February 19, 2012

It's unclear how much Griffin will do this week — whether he'll throw — but, if he does anything of note, he could inch closer and closer to Andrew Luck at the top of the board. There's already a lot to like about Griffin.

*Leonard Johnson, Iowa State CB (Scouts Inc. score: 78)

I'll admit up front that I did not see Johnson every game this season. Just two, really, but that was enough for me to decide this guy has the potential to be a star in the NFL.

Johnson really elevated his game against Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon, something few corners did during Blackmon's career. He has to show he can be that good each week – or at least this week.

*Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State QB (Scouts Inc. score: 84)

Weeden is 28. Not sure if you've heard that. But it is his biggest handicap in this whole draft process, and he could use a great workout this week to demonstrate that, yes, age is just a number. He could still have a great career, even if he doesn't play for 20 years. Seems as if too many analysts are caught up in the big 2-8. Weeden had exceptional practices leading up to the Senior Bowl (the game itself was meh), so do not be surprised if it happens again this week.

*Kendall Wright, Baylor WR (Scouts Inc. score: 91)

Griffin was great in his career, no question. But if you did not know already, please understand now that the Bears around him were not devoid of talent. Wright has already vaulted himself near the top of the board at his position – passing those such as South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery and getting closer to the Blackmon level – and he could potentially help himself even more this week. As for next year in the world of Baylor receivers, Mel Kiper has Terrance Williams as the top-rated senior prospect. Junior Tevin Reese is a speed demon, as well. Griffin was not hurting for receiver help.

NFL Combine schedule

Wednesday through Tuesday, Feb. 28

Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis

Wednesday through Friday

Individual sessions, interviews



Offensive linemen

Tight ends

(TV: NFL Network. 8 a.m., replay 7 p.m.)


Running backs



(TV: NFL Network. 8 a.m., replay 7 p.m.)

Monday, Feb. 27


Defensive linemen

(TV: NFL Network. 8 a.m., replay 7 p.m.)

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Defensive backs

(TV: NFL Network. 8 a.m., replay 7 p.m.)