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Oklahoma senior CB Julian Wilson accepted an invitation to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

The 6-foot-2, 201-pound senior returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown against Tennessee earlier this season. Wilson possesses the size the NFL craves, and is also intelligent, having graduated in 2013 and been named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team multiple times.
Dec 25 - 6:46 PM

Oklahoma redshirt senior DE Chuka Ndulue accepted an invitation to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Ndulue has started all 12 games at defensive end this season, collecting 45 total tackles (five for loss), 3.5 sacks and two passes broken up. He's a little undersized at 6-foot-3, 289-pound, though Ndulue displays quick feet and exceptional endurance. He attributes both skills to a childhood of playing soccer in Nigeria.
Dec 24 - 2:28 PM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops and WR coach Jay Norvell have sought input on redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham's status from NFL scouts, coaches, general managers, and the league office.

The 6-foot-6, 225-pound former No. 1 recruit is considering opting into the draft after sitting out the 2014 season as a transfer student. In 2013, Green-Beckham hauled in 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns at Missouri. "Everything he brings will be looked at very closely," Norvell said. "There's no doubt the NFL is changing." He refers, of course, to the league's stance towards off-the-field violence. DGB was booted off the Tigers after unlawfully forcing his way into an apartment seeking his girlfriend. He pushed a different woman down stairs. Green-Beckham must decide if he'll opt in or out of the draft by the Jan. 15 deadline.
Dec 23 - 10:43 PM

Oklahoma senior FB Aaron Ripkowksi accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

CBS grades the 6-foot-1, 257-pound Ripkowski as the No. 10 full back prospect. Ripkowski is a crushing blocker, though his game might not be versatile enough to allow him to hang onto a roster at the next level. It's doubtful he'll be drafted.
Dec 23 - 6:58 PM

Oklahoma senior OG Adam Shead accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Shead has started every game over the past four seasons for the Sooners. He displays good core strength and can stonewall even the heftiest of interior defensive linemen. Shead also extends well and keeps defenders at a distance when asked to pass protect. Scouts will test Shead's instincts, football intelligence, and agility on the move.
Dec 23 - 6:25 PM

The Norman Transcript's John Shinn reports that Oklahoma receivers coach Jay Norvell believes sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham's past "will be looked at very closely" by the NFL.

"Everything he brings will be looked at very closely," Oklahoma wide receivers coach Jay Norvell told "There's no doubt the NFL is changing." With Green-Beckham dealing with an allegation of domestic violence in his recent past, it's possible that his stock could have taken a bigger hit due to the stance the NFL has taken on this sensitive matter. DGB was dismissed from Missouri after unlawfully forcing his way into an apartment seeking his girlfriend, and then pushing a different woman down stairs. He was never charged. Shin believes that Green-Beckham should "put another year of distance between that incident and entering the NFL draft," because "it would help his stock." Before transferring to Oklahoma, Green-Beckham hauled in 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns at Missouri.
Dec 22 - 2:18 PM

Former Oklahoma and current Cardinals S Tony Jefferson took to Twitter to advise college prospects to not declare for the draft unless they are a "top pick."

"Stay stay stay in school. I know the money looks good but you get a better evaluation if you stay," Jefferson tweeted. The safety left Oklahoma one year early, and despite going undrafted he has produced a solid NFL career. Some reports state this year's non-senior number of declarations will "dwarf" last year's record.
Dec 22 - 10:38 AM

Oklahoma senior TE Blake Bell has accepted an invitation to play in the East West Shrine game.

This year's tight end class is not very intriguing in terms of first or second day picks, but the Shrine staff has done well in finding some possible gems in Bell, Wes Saxton, MyCole Pruitt and A.J. Derby. Bell joins Derby as two former quarterbacks making the position switch.
Dec 20 - 11:14 AM

Oklahoma junior WR Sterling Shepard said he has "no intention of leaving" for the NFL after the season.

Shepard did confirm, however, that he submitted information seeking feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Shepard would be smart to stick around in Norman for another year. He has quick feet and a crafty game, allowing him to navigate tight spaces, but Shepard's skills don't scream front-line NFL receiver. He does look like a nice slot option. Shepard is averaging 119 receiving yards per game, and has totaled 50 receptions for 957 yards and five touchdowns despite missing games since November with a groin injury.
Dec 19 - 9:47 PM's Charles Davis advises Oklahoma junior DE Charles Tapper to return to school.

"Tapper is still young in terms of his football career given his basketball background," Davis wrote. "He continues to improve, although his numbers dipped a bit this season, and another year in school certainly won't hurt him. Sooners defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery is highly respected and another year under his tutelage would no doubt enhance Tapper in the eyes of evaluators." Tapper has NFL talent, obviously, but his stock could undoubtedly use another year of maturation, as Round 1 isn't in the cards this spring.
Dec 18 - 4:11 PM

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops mentioned that redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham hasn’t made a decision on whether to enter the NFL draft, according to Tulsa World's Guerin Emig.

DGB was dismissed from Missouri after unlawfully forcing his way into an apartment seeking his girlfriend, and then pushing a different woman down stairs. He was never charged. ESPN's Mel Kiper has noted that "Even though he was kicked off the team at Missouri, his talent level may be too tantalizing to pass up." Kiper believes that if DGB "comes back (he's enrolled at Oklahoma now), stays out of trouble, and plays well, he's a first-rounder next year." It's possible, if Green-Beckham made the jump to the NFL now, his name could be in the first round discussion.
Dec 18 - 3:10 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper sees Oklahoma redshirt sophomore DT Jordan Phillips as a potential draft riser during the post-season process if he decides to leave early.

The 6-foot-6, 324-pounder has the ability to collapse pockets and get into the backfield consistently. "If he jumps, you could see him rise during the process because he's such a freak athlete and has the huge frame," Kiper wrote. The analyst currently ranks Phillips as the No. 5 defensive tackle in the class. Phillips isn't just a clogger due to his nice blend of quickness and agility.
Dec 17 - 11:10 PM

Sooners head coach Bob Stoops said QB Trevor Knight, RB Samaje Perine and WR Sterling Shepard are all expected to play in the Russell Athletic Bowl versus Clemson.

Knight, who was cleared to return last week, has missed time due to a neck injury. Perine left the season finale versus Oklahoma State in the third quarter after spraining his ankle, though his bowl availability was never questioned. Shepard has been out since suffering a groin injury on November 1. Obviously this is great news for the school. Without Knight, the passing game cratered, while Perine leads the Sooners with 1,579 rushing ards and 21 touchdowns and Shepard leads the squad with 957 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
Dec 17 - 7:48 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Oklahoma senior T Tyrus Thompson "struggles with leverage and technique, making too many mental mistakes at the position."

"Although he has athletic gifts for a big man, Thompson struggles with leverage and technique, making too many mental mistakes at the position. He will need to play a near-flawless game to keep future first rounder Vic Beasley out of the backfield and away from Trevor Knight," Brugler wrote. With a strong outing against Beasley it could help his stock on some draft boards.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 17 - 3:19 PM

Oklahoma senior LB Geneo Grissom's "build, burst and power" is "certainly intriguing" writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Asked to switch from defensive end to tight end back to defensive end and then finally linebacker may have stunted the development of Grissom's instincts and technique but his combined totals over the past two years (79 tackles, including 15.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks) speak to his talent," Rang wrote. "A team willing to gamble on Grissom could be handsomely rewarded." The 6-foot-4, 247-pound Grissom will be playing in the Senior Bowl next month, so he'll have ample opportunity to display that potential for scouts.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 14 - 5:14 PM

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