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.
Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
Height: 5-11. Weight: 182. Arm: 30 5/8. Arm: 9 1/2. Projected 40 Time: 4.45. Projected Round (2013): 2-4. 1/31/13: Poyer was solid, but unspectacular, at the Senior Bowl. He played really well this year, and it got off to a fast start with a great outing against Wisconsin. Poyer had three tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a pass broken up to help the Beavers upset the Badgers. He had three interceptions against Washington State.
Poyer missed the game versus Arizona State with a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The senior came back to play against Stanford, but had a mixed outing.
Poyer totaled 51 tackles, seven interceptions, five tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, one sack and seven passes broken up in 2012. He was tied for second in the nation in interceptions. His pass coverage was extremely good but he needs to improve his run defense.
9/1/12: Poyer has been an impact player for Oregon State the past few seasons on defense and special teams. He had his best year with 57 tackles, four interceptions and 12 passes broken up last season. The junior also averaged 22.7 yards per kick return and 14.1 yards per punt return.
Poyer had 34 tackles, two interceptions and four passes broken up as a sophomore in 2010. He averaged 27 yards per kick return and 9.5 yards per punt return.
Poyer has steadily improved his coverage as a cornerback and could rise up higher with a strong 2012 season. He is a good athlete and played some baseball for the Beavers before deciding to focus on football. Poyer is a talented prospect with upside.
Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
Height: 5-11. Weight: 183. Arm: 32 1/4. Hand: 8 1/2. Projected 40 Time: 4.40. Projected Round (2013): 2-4. 2/16/13: Wheaton had an excellent senior season with 91 receptions for 1,244 yards and 11 touchdowns. He displayed a nice combination of reliable hands and play-making ability. Wheaton had 73 receptions for 986 yards and a touchdown as a junior in 2011.
Wheaton had a strong week of practice at the Senior Bowl. He showcased his speed and explosiveness to stretch the field. Wheaton was sure-handed and ran good routes. It should help him on draft day.
Interesting comparison. If the excuses are true then I'd say this could definitely be the next Jay Cutler. Like a lot of athletes with talent and a drive to win, they can forget that they play on a team with egos/emotions and that it only takes one comment to throw shadow on dedication to one's task at hand. Comments about team or based in criticism can undermine the most heart-felt warrior and actually distract you with doing the two things they all strive for: improving and winning.