Thursday, March 14, 2013
Roundtable: Second Sooner taken in draft
By SoonerNation staff
Every Thursday, the SoonerNation staff will answer a roundtable question about OU football. Leave a comment or talk about it in our "There's Only One" forum.
Today's question: We know Lane Johnson will be the first Sooner taken in the 2013 NFL draft. Who will be the second Oklahoma player to come off the board?
Former Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson could be taken in the top 10 in the 2013 NFL draft.
• We know that Lane Johnson will go in the first round. And we have a pretty good idea that Tony Jefferson and Kenny Stills will go somewhere around the third round. Quarterback Landry Jones, however, remains an enigma. Mel Kiper Jr. recently said Jones could fall as late as the fifth round. Jones' tutor, George Whitfield Jr., counters that Jones will go in the first round. If Jones went in the fifth round, it wouldn't surprise me. And if he went in the first, it wouldn't surprise me, either. My guess is that he goes somewhere late in the second, as the second Sooner off the board.
- Jake Trotter
• Kenny Stills has to be an intriguing prospect to NFL teams. His combination of speed and ball skills should interest any NFL squad looking to throw the ball a lot. While Landry Jones could be a relatively high selection and Tony Jefferson is a proven playmaker, it could be Stills who is the second Sooner selected after Lane Johnson. Stills was a productive player during his time in Norman, Okla., yet he still possesses tremendous upside as he continues to sharpen his route running and improve his physical approach to attacking defenses. That could ultimately spur a team to select Stills early on Day 2.
- Brandon Chatmon
• He doesn't look that flashy on the field, but wide receiver Kenny Stills is going to find a home, and it's going to be a lot sooner than people think. I'm not really sure if OU's offense allowed Stills to fully showcase his skills. He has a lot more speed than he's given credit for, and he became a legitimate No. 1 receiver last season for the Sooners and stepped up in every way imaginable on and off the field. He won't go in the first round, but be on the lookout any time after that.
- Bob Przybylo