There is plenty on the line when several Oklahoma football players will hit the NFL draft combine this week.
Some players are late bloomers who are shooting their way up draft boards, others are accomplished college players looking to prove they can succeed outside offensive guru Lincoln Riley’s numbers-friendly system.
In any case, the next few days could go a long way in determining where several Oklahoma football players end up being drafted, which of course goes a long way in determining how much money those players can expect to make.
Kyler Murray, quarterback
This one is obvious, but Kyler Murray will have the eye of most NFL teams as he sets to workout at the combine. It is still unclear whether the reigning Heisman Trophy winner will run the 40, given that his speed is a known quantity, but he is expected to showcase what many scouts think is an extremely live arm.
The Sooners’ quarterback will also be weighed and measured, something that could be of great interest to some teams. Should he come in above the 5-foot-10 mark it would go a long way in helping to end the (some would say silly) discussions on his height being a problem at the next level.
Murray’s biggest test, however, may come during interviews. Teams often make decisions on quarterbacks based on in-person discussions and Murray will be directly in competition with a quarterback-heavy 2019 class.