The NCAA leader in career receptions caught on with the Detroit Lions in the second round of the NFL Draft.
TULSA - With the NFL draft quickly approaching, the debate continues concerning Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden.
Will he adapt to an NFL-style offense?
Is he too old to be a number 1?
Can he improvise when the rush is on?
At some point, you wonder if NFL scouts should be penalized for analysis paralysis.
Brandon Weeden is an interesting case. He is 28-years-old, and he can throw with the best of them.
Age becomes a factor, but it can be a positive as much as a negative.
Weeden has already gone through one dissappointing aspect of professional sports. Drafted by baseball's New York Yankees out of Edmond, Weeden did not get past the single-A level.
He was not highly regarded with Mike Gundy four years ago behind Zac Robinson. Remember Gundy going with Cate instead of Weeden when Robinson could not go against Colorado? Weeden's practice habits were questioned. But once he got on the field, he was impressive, and the rest is history.
Because of his experiences, at age 28, he appears to be more mature on and off the field than any quarterback in the draft.
But also at age 28, teams that draft him fear he will not get past a 10 year career, if that.
Reminder, Roger Staubach did not start in the NFL until he was 28 because of his Navy obligations, and he lasted 10 years with Dallas.
The biggest question which turns to debate. If Weeden were 22-years-old, how high would he be on the chart. Many experts claim Weeden would be a top 10 pick if not for his age.
A team that would like to get the drafted QB on the field immediately, Weeden fits the bill better than other QB's in draft, aside for maybe Andrew Luck of Stanford.
Griffin is a great player, but adopting to the NFL may take a few years.
And the high ranking of Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill is still a little confusing to me. Some have Tannehill as high as a top 10 pick.
So where will Weeden go?
The guess here is Cleveland at #22, 1st round.
Local athletes and the Draft
What appeared to a dream come true for Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu quickly turned into devastation.
BLOG | What a night for a young man from Ardmore, Oklahoma.
BLOG | OU's Ryan Broyles was having such a tremendous career with the Sooners. Most catches, most TDs, the whole enchilada. And then his knee gave out. Now he awaits his fate with the NFL draft coming up.
Ten years after being selected in the second round of the Major League Baseball draft by the New York Yankees, the former Cowboy slinger goes to the Cleveland Browns with the 22nd pick in the 1st round.
He is the highest picked OSU wide receiver since Dez Bryant went 24th overall to the Dallas Cowboys in 2010.
BLOG | Justin Blackmon was a skinny kid the day OSU teammate Dez Bryant was taken in the first round by the Dallas Cowboys. Not only has Blackmon gained size and stature, but his wallet is about to grow as well.
BLOG | With the NFL draft quickly approaching, the debate continues concerning Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden.
Former OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden sat down with former NFL head coach and current analyst Jon Gruden recently, an interview that ESPN aired Wednesday.
Less than five months after a severe knee injury and consequent surgery on a torn ligament, All-American receiver Ryan Broyles ran the 40-yard dash and a handful of routes for NFL scouts.