Texas endured its first losing season in many moons last year and hopes to rebound in 2011.  At the very least the program should fare better in next April’s draft.  Oklahoma State meanwhile could be the underdog in the Big 12 South if their defense holds up.  Offensively they boast one of the nations most dynamic receivers.

Oklahoma State

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
1st Justin Blackmon WR 81 4Jr Big, strong physical pass catcher with the skills to be a number one receiver in the NFL. Displays good focus, concentration and uses his size as an advantage. Reliable hands.
5-6 Jonathan Rush G 70 5Sr Powerful and fundamentally sound small area blocker that easily controls defenders at the point of attack. Ineffective in motion but has the skills to play at the next level.
6th Brandon Weeden QB 3 5Sr Smart, controlled passer that lacks the great physical skills and arm strength for the next level.
FA Johnny Thomas S 12 4Sr Tough and smart defensive back with limited physical skills.
FA Markelle Martin S 10 4Sr Explosive safety that flashes skill.
FA Josh Cooper WR 25 5Sr Tough, relatively reliable possession receiver.
FA Hubert Anyiam WR 84 5Sr Solid receiver we rated highly after his sophomore campaign yet struggled last year with injury. Offers a good amount of skill.

Texas

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
1st Kheeston Randall DT 91 4Sr Quick, explosive defensive tackle that plays with good leverage, strength and is tough to move off the point. Must develop more moves and disengage from blocks quicker. Solid tackle prospect for a conventional four-man line.
2nd Keenan Robinson OLB 1 4Sr Aggressive weak side linebacker prospect that goes sideline to sideline. Solid against the run and pass. Good prospect with starting potential in the NFL.
2-3 Kenny Vaccaro S 16 3Jr Terrific safety prospect with a large upside. Hard hitting, physical against the run and always working to get involved in the action. Shows better than average ball skills and the ability to play over the slot receiver.
6th Emmanuel Acho OLB 18 4Sr Nifty and agile linebacker that plays sideline to sideline and covers a lot of area on the field. Not a big strong sturdy defender. Often struggles in coverage.
6-7 Cody Johnson FB 11 5Sr Power ball carrier for the Texas offense rated as a fullback by a number of teams. Battering ram on the inside that moves the pile and picks up the tough yardage. Occasionally asked to block.
5-6 David Snow C 78 4Sr Explosive blocker on the pivot that shows good strength, intelligence and intensity. Strong at the point and controls defenders once engaged in a block. Lacks footwork, struggles sliding in space and really better in a smaller area.
7th Blake Gideon S 21 4Sr Fearless run defending safety that throws his body around the field to make plays. Cannot immediately alter his angle of attack without losing momentum, struggles getting outside the numbers and displays marginal ball skills.
FA Foswhitt Whittaker RB 2 5Sr Small, compact runner with an elusive style.
FA Christian Scott S 6 5Sr Large, intimidating safety that is effective defending the run and shows skill against the pass. Limited speed.
FA Malcolm Williams WR 9 5Sr Large, big bodied receiver that easily wins out in battles. Forgonig his final season of eligibility to focus on family matters.