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By Jake Trotter Modified: April 27, 2009 at 2:38 pm •  Published: April 27, 2009
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d should he skip his senior season, McCoy is the favorite to be the draft’s best defensive tackle.

"McCoy may not be Tommie Harris (the ex-Sooner defensive tackle, who went No. 14 overall to the Bears in 2004), but he’s going to be a first-round guy,” said former Oklahoma State coach Pat Jones, who was an assistant in the NFL from 1996-2006. "Gresham probably would’ve been a first-round pick this year. He’s such a different-type tight end, a legit downfield route runner.”

The only fringe first-round talent of the four is Williams, who received a second-round grade from the NFL Draft advisory committee in January.

But the committee graded Williams as a right tackle, where he has played the last two years.

Next season, Williams will shift to left tackle, which is the second-most coveted position by NFL teams in the draft behind quarterback.

With a banner season protecting Bradford’s blindside, Williams could easily play himself into the first round.

"They have as much talent coming back as anybody, because a lot of those kids could’ve come out and been high picks this year,” Kiper said. "They’re loaded, just loaded.”