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QB Guru Says Landry Jones A First-Round Pick, Mel Kiper Says Fifth-Round Choice

QB Guru Says Landry Jones A First-Round Pick, Mel Kiper Says Fifth-Round  Choice | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr., who has worked with numerous top quarterbacks and Landry Jones says that he believes landry will be a first-round selection when all is said and done.  This stands in stark contrast to Mel Kiper, who believes that landry's immobility and decision-making have dropped him back to possibly the fifth-round in the upcoming NFL Draft.


While Landry's arm and winning record against top notch opponents will likely create enough excitement for at least one NFL team to select Landry on the first or second day, I beleive the first round is not likely given all the talent that is available early.  


Landry's NFL fortunes come down to him investing in himself and regardless of where he is selected, going into camp and improving his mobility and showing that his decision-making can make the cut.  It will not be easy, but Landry does have four years of major college football behind him and some physical tools.  Maybe a backup position and few million dollars will be enough, time will tell.


Where do you think Landry will be selected in the NFL Draft?  Do you think he will start in the NFL?


Photo: Cal Sport Media via AP Images

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Preview: Tony Jefferson, Tom Wort And Stacy McGee Work To Improve Their Ratings Today At NFL Combine

Preview: Tony Jefferson, Tom Wort And Stacy McGee Work To Improve Their Ratings Today At NFL Combine | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Three former OU defensive players Safety Tony Jefferson, Linebacker Tom Wort and Defensve Lineman Stacy McGee work to improve their ratings today at the NFL Combine.  Below are previews of each player from SoonerSports.com and NFL.com combined.  These are detailed previews with size, measurements, intangibles and outlook.


The pressure is on as there have been several strong performances by OU offensive tackle Lane Johnson’s and wide-receiver Kenny Stills at the combine yesterday, lets keep our fingers crossed for these three today as well.

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5 Sooners Destined for Big-Time NFL Careers

5 Sooners Destined for Big-Time NFL Careers | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
The Oklahoma Sooners have been producing NFL-caliber talent as far back as 1936 when tackle J.W. Wheeler was taken 16th overall by the Packers.

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Travis Lewis On His Experience At Lions Rookie Camp

Travis Lewis On His Experience At Lions Rookie Camp | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Travis Lewis talks about his transition from Oklahoma to the Lions and coming with his former teammates.


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Underrated Sooners Likely to Boom at Next Level

Underrated Sooners Likely to Boom at Next Level | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Ok guys, I get it. When you have a LB class that involves Melvin Ingram, Luke Keuchly, and Courtney Upshaw its easy to get carried away. When you have schools producing talent like the SEC schools do, it’s easy to forget the other schools. I get it, we can get tunnel vision early at the sight of dominant potential, however, I think we’re forgetting one school’s prospects who continually seem to get underrated to me.


This year I think OU has 3 players that are consistently being over looked and I’ll let you know why as I make my case for each player.

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Sooners Combine Update: Ronnell Shines, Big Frank Missing

Sooners Combine Update: Ronnell Shines, Big Frank Missing | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
CAMPUS CORNER — Three Sooners were scheduled to be in action today at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis: linebackers Ronnell Lewis and Travis Lewis, as well as defensive end Frank Alexander.
Let’s start with Alexander. The Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year curiously tweeted this last night: “Minor setback for a major comeback! Gotta keep my head high and keep on pressing #Godisgood.” He told someone shortly thereafter that he would not be able to participate today.

Alexander played the second half of the 2011 season with a bad shoulder – I believe he said it was a stinger – and it flared toward the end of the season. That could be a culprit, with Alexander and his representation choosing to save any workouts for OU’s March 14 Pro Day. In any case, no Big Frank in Indy.

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Former OU DE Ronnell Lewis' NFL Scouting Report

Former OU DE Ronnell Lewis' NFL Scouting Report | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

A passionate football player who loves to leave it all on the field…a coach’s dream with his willingness to play special teams….has an explosive first step…love the way he comes off the ball showcases speed and power that make you want to watch it over and over again…never stopping motor to get after the QB…closes very quickly…has experience playing in a stand up or hand down role…has more advanced hand use than most DE prospects who use their speed rush a lot…can gain leverage off on contact and has the ability to disengage…good awareness to recognize that he’s not going to get to the passer and get his hands up into the passing lanes.


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Are Star Football Players Really That Fast, Tall Or Strong? Probably Not!

Are Star Football Players Really That Fast, Tall Or Strong? Probably Not! | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

The linked article actually illuminates a common recruiting issue that masks the effectiveness of the star rating systems used by Scout, Rivals, etc..., as it is clear that players are not as tall or fast as advertised.  


This is further compounded as the players leave college and hopefully enter the draft and the potential teams are dissapointed by the outcomes of the testing of certain so-called star players.  This explains why so-so players coming out of college can become superstars in the NFL and some of the Heisman or All-American type college players can't make it in the NFL.  


What do you think of this issue?  How to resolve this issue?  Does it need to be resolved?

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Six Sooners Attempt To Shine In Upcoming NFL Scouting Combine

Six Sooners Attempt To Shine In Upcoming NFL Scouting Combine | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

The upcoming NFL Combine in Indianapolis begins February 20th and there will be six former Oklahoma Sooners players there starting their trek to the NFL. While, it is exciting to see Lane Johnson move up into the first round, it is equally dissapointing to see how far Landry Jones and Tony Jefferson have fallen in expert's opinion.  Here is NFL.com's Mike Mayock pre-combine position rankings.  As you can see in his analysis other than Landry Jones and Lane Johnson, none of the other four former Sooners names are even mentioned.  This says that either they came out too early (Stills, Jefferson) or should have came out last year (Jones) or are right were the skills and capabilities would have placed them in the first place (Johnson, Wort, McGee). Although it is clear Johnson made the best of the last year and the bowl game, where he dominated the highly thought of Texas A&M lineman.


The best opportunity for these former Sooners to improve their rankings and positions leading into the draft is too participate in all the position specific drills and perform at a high level.  Many players improve their positions by excelling at the combine and showing the class and mentality that is prized by the NFL teams.  


It will be interesting to see where the six former Sooners land in the April draft, but there is still a lot of hard work left ahead of them  Boomer!



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Q&A: Rhett Bomar On Life After OU

Q&A: Rhett Bomar On Life After OU | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Just like his dad, Rhett Bomar wants to coach high school football after he's done playing.


The former Oklahoma quarterback returned to The Sooner State to work as a counselor for the DeBartolo Sports University Elite Quarterback and Receiver Academy, held at Shawnee High School.


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Getting Drafted By Chiefs A Dream For OU's Donald Stephenson

Getting Drafted By Chiefs A Dream For OU's Donald Stephenson | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

Growing up in Kansas City, Oklahoma offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was a Chiefs fan.


Big for his age his entire life, Stephenson didn't dream of playing quarterback at Arrowhead Stadium. He knew his future. It was in the trenches. On the offensive line.


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No One Made More Money Than OU's Hannah At NFL Combine

No One Made More Money Than OU's Hannah At NFL Combine | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it

With all the spread offenses in high school and college football, it probably should come as no surprise that there seems to be a great shortage of quality tight ends at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine.


No one made more money on Saturday than this Flower Mound High School product. While most expected Hanna to run in the 4.8 range in the 40, he posted a scorching 4.49, the 4th fastest time by a TE prospect at the combine since 2000.

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Former Oklahoma Sooners Shine at NFL Combine

Former Oklahoma Sooners Shine at NFL Combine | Sooner4OU | Scoop.it
Over 300 college football players have descended on Indianapolis for the NFL combine, and among them, seven Oklahoma Sooners are trying to impress NFL scouts with their skills and talents.

So far, only offensive tackle Donald Stephenson and tight end James Hanna have gone through all the drills at the combine. Linebackers Travis Lewis and Ronnell Lewis, along with wide receiver Ryan Broyles all participated in the bench press, but none of the running drills.

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