These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
This page was last updated Feb. 16, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
Joseph Randle*, RB, Oklahoma State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 200. Projected 40 Time: 4.50. Projected Round (2013): 2-3. 2/16/13: Randle averaged 5.2 yards per carry in 2012 on his way to 1,417 yards and 14 touchdowns. He picked up 28 receptions for 224 yards as well. Randle ran for 199 yards on 25 carries against Texas including a long run for a score. He had big games against TCU, Oklahoma, Baylor and Iowa State.
The junior has demonstrated good blitz-protection skills, including a devastating block versus the Longhorns. Randle ran with speed and elusiveness this year, but less power and physicality compared to what he showed in 2011.
8/16/12: The Cowboys had a passing offense with Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, but Randle still put together a massive season. He finished off a number of drives with touchdown runs for Oklahoma State. Randle averaged 5.9 yards per carry with 1,216 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2011. He chipped in with 43 receptions for 266 yards and two scores, too.
Randle picked up the slack for Kendall Hunter and provided a similar speedy and shifty runner. Randle was a First-Team All-Big XII selection for his breakout sophomore campaign.
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy said Randle will take on a much bigger load this season. He only averaged 16 carries per game last season. Word out of Stillwater is that Randle has been working relentlessly this offseason and is preparing for a bigger work load per direction of the coaching staff. His weight is up 10 pounds from last year.
Brodrick Brown, CB, Oklahoma State
Height: 5-8. Weight: 185. Projected 40 Time: 4.44. Projected Round (2013): 5-6. 1/31/13: Brown had 62 tackles, a sack and two passes broken up in 2012.
9/1/12: Brown was a First-Team All-Big XII selection by the coaches and the Associated Press for his 2011 season. The Cowboys were in a number of shootouts, but he held his own against the strong passing attacks. The junior collected 68 tackles with four tackles for a loss, 15 pass break ups and five interceptions in 2011.
Brown contributed 77 tackles with eight passes defensed and two interceptions as a sophomore in 2010. The undersized back projects as a slot corner for the NFL.
Quinn Sharp, P/K, Oklahoma State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 205. Projected Round (2013): 6-FA. 2/9/13: Sharp was a quality punter and kicker in 2012. He averaged 46.3 yards per punt in 2012. Sharp worked as kicker at the Senior Bowl.
9/3/12: Sharp was a Third-Team All-America selection in 2011. He averaged 46.3 yards per punt with 12 downed inside the 20 last year. Sharp also served as Oklahoma State's kicker and made 22-of-25 field goals, but did not attempt a kick in the 50-yard range. He has a strong and accurate leg, and led the nation with 61 touchbacks on kickoffs.
It was his first year as the placekicker after being the Cowboys punter starting in 2009. He's averaged 45.8 yards per punt in his career. Sharp could be drafted as a punter or kicker in 2013.
Dear Walt, this is becoming prime "mock draft season." And while you have gone the extra mile by including 4 full rounds, I really wish you'd explain why the players are deserving of their draft slots, instead of solely focusing on team needs. It seems like your M.O. to explain for a few sentences why the team would pick a certain position. Then only explain in a sentence or two why the player is worth of said selection. Maybe in Round 4 that'd be acceptable, but for the Top 10-15 picks really should have in depth analysis of the player. That's just my 2 cents. Take care.
I've been on a hiatus with draft work lately and was focused on my Draft Prospect Rankings which you could find in the rants on this site. So, I figured doing one more before the Combine where more prospect movement could occur to see where I stand before and after with those prospects. So, without further adieu here we go!