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Published: April 26, 2008
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in 40; 36-inch vertical

Projection: Fifth round

Upside: At one point last offseason, Patrick was considered one of the top running backs available in the draft. He didn't have the season many thought he would, but Patrick showed what he's capable of in a 200-plus yard outing against Oklahoma State. Patrick, though not big, runs with power.

D.J. Wolfe
Position: Safety

Stats: 87 tackles, 4 INTs

Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 207

Combine/pro day snapshot: 4.57 in 40, 35.5-inch vertical

Projection: Fifth round

Upside: Wolfe is a savvy player and seems to find himself in the right place at the right time. He isn't an exceptional athlete and doesn't smash opposing ball-carriers at the line of scrimmage, but his instincts will make him an attractive second-day selection.

Joe Jon Finley
Position: Tight end

Stats: 23 catches, 290 yards, four TDs

Ht./Wt.: 6-6, 258

Combine/pro day snapshot: 4.86 in 40; 31-inch vertical

Projection: Sixth round

Upside: Finley is a big, muscular athlete who can both run block and go out on passing routes. He won't be a star in the NFL, but he could be a solid second-team tight end.

Marcus Walker
Position: Cornerback

Stats: 47 tackles

Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 191

Combine/pro day snapshot: 4.55 in 40; 37-inch vertical

Projection: Seventh round

Upside: Walker has enough speed to run with opposing wide receivers, but his lack of top speed or size could keep him from getting drafted. Walker is a good tackler, though, and that may earn him a spot on a special teams unit.

Garrett Hartley
Position: Kicker

Stats: 13 of 15 field goals, 53 long

Ht./Wt.: 5-9, 199

Combine/pro day snapshot: 11 reps on bench press (225 pounds)

Projection: Seventh round

Upside: Hartley has the power and accuracy to become someone's starting field goal kicker in time, but he needs to prove his extra-point misses last season were a fluke and improve on kickoffs.

Lewis Baker
Position: Outside linebacker

Stats: 91 tackles

Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 210

Combine/pro day snapshot: 4.70 in 40; 33-inch vertical

Projection: Free agent

Upside: Baker likely won't be drafted, but he could make an NFL roster. Baker is athletic and physical for his size and has a motor that could earn him a spot on special teams.

Darien Williams
Position: Safety

Stats: 22 tackles

Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 207

Combine/pro day snapshot: 4.71 in 40; 35-inch vertical

Projection: Free agent

Upside: Williams was a starter for the Sooners before injuries plagued him his senior season and kept him on the sidelines. If he can regain some of that form from his junior year, he might have a chance at making a roster.

By Jake Trotter


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