Linemen, QBs among Red River prospects
October, 14, 2009
By Todd McShay
One of the biggest rivalries in college football kicks off again Saturday when Oklahoma and Texas meet in Dallas. College football fans will be watching intently, and so will NFL scouts. No fewer than six players who will take the field for the Sooners and Longhorns could be first-round picks, and 11 players rank as fifth-round prospects or better. Here's a look at how Scouts Inc. breaks down all 11: Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy (6-foot-3½, 296 pounds); Scouts Inc. grade: 96 -- McCoy is the most disruptive interior lineman in college football. He is not a massive space-eater but is stronger than his frame suggests, and he does a great job using his power to drive blockers back and get off blocks. But what truly separates him from the rest is his impressive, explosive first step for a player who is nearly 300 pounds. McCoy is the one guy who could single-handedly disrupt the Texas offense this week. He is a solid top-10 pick right now. To check out big-time quarterback prospects Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy, some very impressive defenders and offensive linemen facing questions, as well as notes from around the country, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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