Here's a look at five Big 12 standouts who went from overlooked on signing day to members of the Ultimate ESPN 300. No. 57 Robert Griffin III, quarterback, Baylor: RGIII wasn't atop the list of elite quarterbacks who signed to play college football in the class of 2008.
about 1034 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | NCF On The Trail
Colleague Brandon Chatmon looked at a few guys across the Big 12 who could be "The Next Johnny Manziel" yesterday, but really, those kinds of guys do exist. I will not be encouraging you to curb your collective enthusiasms today.
about 1584 days ago | David Ubben | Texas Longhorns
Oklahoma has done a terrific job of evaluation since 2006. The 2010 NFL Draft proved the Sooners' ability to evaluate, recruit and develop players, as Sam Bradford, Gerald McCoy and Trent Williams, three of the top four selections, spent their college careers in crimson and cream.
about 1825 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
We've already gone over my thoughts on the Big 12's first round of the draft. What about the rest? Here are some thoughts: Absolutely fantastic to see Ryan Broyles find a home in Detroit in the second round.
From Steve Owens to Billy Sims to Barry Sanders, the Detroit Lions have always had an affinity for drafting players from Oklahoma. But never anything like this. Over the weekend, the Lions drafted three players from OU -- receiver Ryan Broyles in the second round, defensive end Ronnell Lewis in the fourth and outside linebacker Travis Lewis in the seventh.
about 2056 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
This weekend won't resemble Oklahoma's NFL draft class of 2010, when Sam Bradford, Gerald McCoy, Trent Williams and Jermaine Gresham all went in the first round. That said, several Sooners with pro aspirations leave Norman with higher ESPN NFL draft rankings than high school recruiting rankings.
about 2061 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world. 1. The NFL draft begins tonight at 7 p.m, and though it's unlikely any Sooners will hear their names called during the first round, there will be plenty of familiar names coming off the board.
about 2061 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
Former Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis couldn't have been happy with his 4.88 time in the 40-yard dash during the NFL Combine in late February. He left the Sooners' pro day with a much better feeling.
about 2103 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners