Showing posts with label NFL Draft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NFL Draft. Show all posts

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Joe Mixon Officially Declares For NFL Draft

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon officially declared for the NFL Draft on Thursday night.

In a tweet, Mixon thanked Sooner Nation and vowed to make the most of the second chance he received while at University of Oklahoma.

Joe Mixon's Statement:

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Photo Courtesy: Ty Russell/Oklahoma Athletics

Report: Joe Mixon To Declare For NFL Draft

A report via Twitter from Neil Stratton of Inside the League indicates Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will forego the rest of his college eligibility and enter the NFL Draft.

The report says Mixon will be represented by STL Group and agent Peter Schaffer, and train at Michael Johnson Performance in McKinney, Texas. (KFOR)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Samaje Perine Declares For NFL Draft

Less than 12 hours after breaking Oklahoma's career rushing record, Sooners running back Samaje Perine made the announcement that he was heading to the NFL.

Perine announced his decision in an Instagram post, the morning after OU's 35-19 Sugar Bowl win over Auburn.

"Playing for Oklahoma has been an incredible experience," Perine wrote. "I am so grateful for the opportunity and everyone who has been a part of it.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Report: NFL GMs Think Joe Mixon Is Undraftable

The bowl season has kicked off, and the news impacting the NFL draft is getting more intense. Here’s the latest on two of the best offensive-tackle prospects no one is mentioning as well as notes on scouts who attended the New Orleans Bowl this past Saturday.

The video tape of Joe Mixon punching an Oklahoma student has garnered the lion’s share of the headlines and many are asking, “What’s next?” For months now, I’ve been informed the OU running back was leaning towards entering the draft, as those in his inner circle asked for my opinion. I was consistently steadfast in my belief Mixon should return to Oklahoma for a variety of reasons. Since the release of the video, general managers around the league have told those close to Mixon he won’t get drafted, there’s a possibility he won’t be signed as a free agent and he may not even receive an invitation to the combine should he declare for the draft.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Zack Sanchez Helped Jordan Thomas on Decision to Return

Cornerback Jordan Thomas announced earlier this week he is returning for his senior season at OU.

He said Thursday many factors played into that decision. But he also noted he received some good advice.

Thomas talked with former OU corner Zack Sanchez, who left school early for the NFL draft last season. Sanchez was a fifth-round selection by the Carolina Panthers and didn’t initially make the roster out of fall camp. Sanchez worked his way onto the team, but is now on the injured reserve after a groin injury.

“I talked to him a lot,” Thomas said. “He was the first to tell me, ‘No, bro, you should stay. I made that same mistake.’ ” (Tulsa World)

CB Jordan Thomas Returning For Senior Season

NFL Scout: Joe Mixon Has First-Round Talent, But Incident Will Hurt Draft Stock

NOTE: This article was published before the release of surveillance video of the Joe Mixon incident.

There's no denying Joe Mixon's talent.

The redshirt sophomore ran for 1,183 yards and eight touchdowns and was Oklahoma's second-leading receiver with 32 catches for 449 yards and five touchdowns.

But how do NFL teams view Mixon as he decides whether or not to enter this spring's NFL Draft?

"He'd be a first-round pick, no doubt," one NFL scout told The Oklahoman, on condition of anonymity. "If there wasn't that incident hanging out there."

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Baker Mayfield Says He'll Return For Senior Season

After his team won a second consecutive Big 12 championship Saturday, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield said he will return for his senior season

"I'm coming back," Mayfield said after the No. 9 Sooners defeated No. 10 Oklahoma State 38-20. "I'll be here for another year for the opportunity of a three-peat and the ultimate goal of winning a national title."

WATCH: Baker Mayfield Highlights - "Moves Like Jagger"

Mayfield, who finished fourth in the Heisman voting last year, has re-emerged as a Heisman contender this season. In Bedlam, he completed 13 of 19 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns to remain on pace to break the FBS season record for passing efficiency.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Stoops Thinks Dominique Alexander Could Have Used Another Year

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops commented on junior linebacker Dominique Alexander declaring for the NFL Draft.

From The Oklahoman
“Overall, I think he could have improved his position, but everybody’s family and circumstances are always different,” OU coach Bob Stoops said Saturday. “He just felt he needed to go out so that’s OK.”
Alexander’s son, Noah, was born last March, and Dominique has spoken before about taking more responsibility as a father.
“Life is a lot more serious now,” Alexander told reporters shortly after his son was born. “It’s not really about me. It’s about me as well, but every decision I make now has meaning.” 
Dominique Alexander Declares for NFL Draft

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Dominique Alexander Declares for NFL Draft

Oklahoma junior linebacker Dominique Alexander has declared for the 2016 NFL Draft, he announced on Twitter.

Alexander has led OU in tackles the last two seasons. The Tulsa Washington product entered the starting lineup midway through his true freshman season after senior Corey Nelson suffered a season ending injury.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Zack Sanchez to Enter NFL Draft

Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez has announced he will forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft.

The three-year starter has been an All Big-12 first team selection in his sophomore and junior seasons. He’s led the conference in interceptions during the past two seasons, nabbing six in 2014 and seven more in 2015.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Zack Sanchez Focused on Clemson and Not NFL Draft Decision

Seemingly the most likely underclassmen to make the jump to the NFL after this season is cornerback Zack Sanchez, who leads the Big 12 with six interceptions and has picked off 14 career passes.

“I'm focused on Clemson right now,” Sanchez said when asked about his upcoming decision. “Obviously I just wanted to see where I was at. I'm solely focused on Clemson.”

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WR Dorial Green-Beckham to Enter NFL Draft

Dorial Green-Beckham, once the No. 1 prospect coming out of high school and a star wide receiver at Missouri, will leave Oklahoma without ever playing in a game and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

Green-Beckham informed Stoops of his plan a week ago. When asked to reflect on the decision to bring in Green-Beckham after he had been dismissed by Missouri, Stoops acknowledged that the staff knew DGB could have a short stay in Norman.

"I knew that was something that could happen," Stoops said of Green-Beckham's decision to turn pro. "I went in with eyes wide open that might be the case. I believed in him as a young man, he was scout team player of the week half of the weeks ... he worked hard for us.

"[Green-Beckham] contributed for us in a positive way." (CBS Sports)


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Defensive Tackle Jordan Phillips Declares for NFL Draft

Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips announced Tuesday afternoon on Twitter that he will forgo his final two seasons of eligibility and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.

“To sooner nation thank your for a great four years at the best university in America,” Phillips tweeted. “After a thorough but difficult decision I have decided to enter the 2015 NFL draft. Thanks for your support through everything.”

The 6-foot-6, 334-pounder from Towanda, Kan., became one of the best players on the OU football team this season as the nose guard in the Sooners’ 3-4 scheme.

He started all 13 games this season, recording 32 tackles, seven tackles-for-loss, two sacks, one fumble recovery and a pass breakup. (The Oklahoman)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Adrian Peterson: Cleveland Is Probably More Upset About '07 Draft Than I Am

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was the seventh-overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, taken four spots after the Browns selected their left tackle of the future, Joe Thomas, one of the few bright spots on a Cleveland team that has averaged 4.6 wins a year from 2008-2012.

On Wednesday, Peterson, speaking with the media ahead of Sunday's Browns-Vikings game, was asked about the Browns passing him up to take Thomas.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bob Stoops 'Disappointed' For Tony Jefferson

Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops expressed disappointment for former Sooner safety Tony Jefferson, who wasn't selected in last month's NFL Draft.

But Stoops also said he wasn't surprised.

“Nothing surprises me in the draft,” Stoops said Monday, when he appeared for an OU Caravan event at Tulsa's Shusterman Center.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

ESPN's Mel Kiper Explains Why Tony Jefferson Didn't Get Drafted

Tulsa World's Guerin Emig asked Mel Kiper that question. Here was how he answered:

"Two things happened with Tony Jefferson that caused his slide. A number of safeties really had big years. There was a host of them. Ten or 12 safeties could start in this league right away. That hurt Tony Jefferson, coming out early as a junior.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Saints Take Receiver Kenny Stills in 5th Round

The New Orleans Saints selected Oklahoma receiver Kenny Stills in the fifth round with the 144th overall pick Saturday afternoon.

Stills, 6 feet and 194 pounds, left school with one year of eligibility remaining. Last season he caught 82 passes for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was a second-team All-Big 12 selection.