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
1stJustin BlackmonWR814JrBig, 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.
5-6Jonathan RushG705SrPowerful 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.
6thBrandon WeedenQB35SrSmart, controlled passer that lacks the great physical skills and arm strength for the next level.
FAJohnny ThomasS124SrTough and smart defensive back with limited physical skills.
FAMarkelle MartinS104SrExplosive safety that flashes skill.
FAJosh CooperWR255SrTough, relatively reliable possession receiver.
FAHubert AnyiamWR845SrSolid receiver we rated highly after his sophomore campaign yet struggled last year with injury. Offers a good amount of skill.

Texas

RndFull NamePos#YrComments
1stKheeston RandallDT914SrQuick, 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.
2ndKeenan RobinsonOLB14SrAggressive weak side linebacker prospect that goes sideline to sideline. Solid against the run and pass. Good prospect with starting potential in the NFL.
2-3Kenny VaccaroS163JrTerrific 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.
6thEmmanuel AchoOLB184SrNifty 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.
6-7Cody JohnsonFB115SrPower 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.
5-6David SnowC784SrExplosive 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.
7thBlake GideonS214SrFearless 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.
FAFoswhitt WhittakerRB25SrSmall, compact runner with an elusive style.
FAChristian ScottS65SrLarge, intimidating safety that is effective defending the run and shows skill against the pass. Limited speed.
FAMalcolm WilliamsWR95SrLarge, big bodied receiver that easily wins out in battles. Forgonig his final season of eligibility to focus on family matters.