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Dorial Green-Beckham recently visited the Bengals and 49ers, according to Ian Rapoport.

As we always say, we have no idea if DGB will be selected int he first round or the second round. Green-Beckham is an easy mover who is fluid and will go up and get passes at the catch point. However, it is difficult to project his routes because he ran a limited tree... almost two years ago.
Apr 18 - 3:38 PM

Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham "is a remarkable physical specimen, but an NFL team should weigh the risk/reward factor before offering Green-Beckham a big paycheck in a league intent on dolling out punishment at the hint of an impropriety," according to NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney.

The analyst acknowledges that DGB has top-10 talent, but is spooked, as are many analysts, by the player's off-field transgressions. Green-Beckham didn't offer much on that subject when asked about it by reporters at the combine. "It's very tough for me. It's tough for me to stand up here and be able to speak in front of all you guys because I haven't spoken in the past year," Green-Beckham said. "It's very tough for me to just take that chance I had last year to sit out and not speak and be able to focus on the things that I needed to focus on off the field."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 17 - 9:01 PM

Oklahoma DT Jordan Phillips' "effort level was very up and down this season, but there are only so many guys his size who can move the way he does," observes ESPN's Todd McShay.

This is more or less the common refrain when discussing Phillips: He has dominant talent, but the effort level of someone who could wash out of the league. "He has tremendous athleticism for 6-5, 329 pounds," McShay wrote. "Like [Danny] Shelton, he is a pure nose tackle." Phillips figures to go late in Round 1 or early in Round 2.
Apr 16 - 8:21 PM

Oklahoma FB Aaron Ripkowski visited the Packers on Tuesday, according to Tony Pauline.

The Packers just re-signed John Kuhn to a one year deal. We doubt Ripkowski is drafted, but he paved the way for multiple large rushing totals. The Packers do feature lead blockers in some sets.
Apr 15 - 11:18 AM

Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham "presents problems for defenses because of his size-speed combo (6-5, 237 pounds with a 4.49 40)," notes ESPN's Todd McShay.

"He doesn't gain much separation out of his cuts, but he doesn't have to," McShay wrote. "When the ball is in the air he can go up and get it, no matter how good the coverage is. He started to come into his own the last five games of his sophomore season." Green-Beckham had only 883 receiving yards during his sophomore season, the most productive of his two campaigns in college, even though Missouri passed 414 times that year. He's a boom-or-bust proposition.
Apr 14 - 7:13 PM

Oklahoma TE Blake Bell's "skill set at [tight end] is intriguing enough to warrant listing" as a diamond in the rough, believes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Realizing that he simply isn't accurate enough to remain at quarterback in the NFL, Bell made the switch to tight end as a senior and though his production was hardly eye-popping (16 catches for 214 yards and four touchdowns), he showed the toughness, work ethic and soft hands necessary to earn middle- or late-round consideration as a developmental prospect at the position," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-6, 259-pound Bell drew comparisons to Lions tight end Joseph Fauria at the Shrine Bowl, according to the Sporting News' Chris Kouffman. That we know of, Bell has worked out for or met with the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles. "The well-proportioned Bell has workable overall athleticism and excellent bloodlines," Rang wrote. "Both his father (Mark) and uncle (Mike Bell), played on the defensive line in the NFL for the Seahawks, Colts and Chiefs."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 13 - 5:54 PM

CBS draft analysts are perfectly split on who the Texans will take at No. 16 overall.

Analyst Frank Cooney mentions Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham as a perfect fit in Houston. "The 6-5, 237-pound DGB boasts a Calvin Johnson-like skillset but could drop to the 16th pick due to off-field questions," Cooney wrote. "Even prior to his guiding Houston to an eight game improvement in 2014, Bill O'Brien showed remarkable coaching ability at Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. His ability to mentor could give Houston more confidence in gambling on a perceived character risk like Green-Beckham (or Washington cornerback Marcus Peters)." As for CBS' other projections, Rob Rang slots Houston Shane Ray (DE, Missouri), Dane Brugler gives them Malcom Brown (DT, Texas) and Pete Prisco projects Jaelen Strong (WR, Arizona State).
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 8 - 8:47 PM

Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham visited the Ravens, according to Aaron Wilson.

The Ravens are unlikely to select Green-Beckham due to Ozzie Newsome's previous statements on not adding players with a (possible) history of domestic violence. DGB's draft projection is impossible to predict. He could be selected as early as the mid-first round or at the end of the second round. Expectations exist to result in disappointment, but Green-Beckham tested like an average athlete at the Combine.
Apr 8 - 12:34 PM

Oklahoma T Daryl Williams is visiting the Titans on Monday, according to Aaron Wilson.

Evan Silva recently identified right tackle as a major need for the Titans during the draft, and Josh Norris mocked them T.J. Clemmings in the second round. Williams has plenty of right tackle experience and offers power from that side without the second round price tag. He should be a third to fifth round selection.
Apr 6 - 10:33 AM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl compares Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham to Demaryius Thomas.

"Green-Beckham compares well to Benjamin and Evans due to his freakish measurables and ability to create one-on-one mismatches in contested situations," Weidl wrote. "However, the player I see more of on tape is Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas. Green-Beckham is slightly taller but similar to Thomas coming out of Georgia Tech; both had raw athleticism but needed polish and weren't asked to run the entire route tree in college." On the basis of measurables and numbers, John Parolin of the Stats & Information Group sees Kelvin Benjamin and Mike Evans as comparables. "Beckham is 6-5 and 237 pounds with a 4.49 40 and 6.89 3-cone drill -- not an easy guy to compare other players to," he wrote. "He is Benjamin's height and weight (with smaller arms/hands/wingspan), with similar jumping numbers but faster (Benjamin was 4.61 in the 40) and quicker (Benjamin posted a 7.33 3-cone time). At almost 6-5 and 231 pounds, Evans' height-weight combination is similar but he
Apr 5 - 11:04 PM

CBS Sports' Frank Cooney believes Oklahoma OT Daryl Williams "can play right tackle and probably would be a reliable guard, but in an emergency his pass blocking experience and long arms might be good to have on the roster."

"Although Williams' thick body and initial quickness are impressive, he doesn't really show the elite footwork necessary to cope with pass rushers in the NFL," Cooney wrote. "After being exposed by speedy defenders at the Senior Bowl workouts, there was talk among scouts who feel Williams may be a more reliable guard in the NFL. Certainly his natural mass, great strength and powerful drive blocking would be definite assets on the inside." Cooney ranks Williams as the class' No. 96 overall prospect. "Williams is also a powerful drive blocker. ... does not possess ideal quickness to combat NFL speed rushers but he's so long and balanced, he can remain outside," colleague Rob Rang wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 2 - 12:33 AM

Oklahoma junior RB Keith Ford has been suspended for academic and team rules violations.

As a sophomore, Ford started three games and totaled 369 yards and five touchdowns in eight games. Samaje Perine, who broke the FBS single game rushing record, should enter the season as Oklahoma's top tailback.
Mar 30 - 12:58 PM

Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham is scheduled to visit the Vikings, according to Darren Wolfson.

There are many different layers of "troubled," and just like "character concerns" the term sits on a spectrum. Many teams likely feel DGB fits in both categories, but Mike Zimmer took on "red flag" players while with the Vikings. It is difficult to project where Green-Beckham is drafted, but expect him to not make it out of the second-round.
Mar 30 - 10:42 AM

Football Outsiders' Playmaker Score disappointingly ranks WR Dorial Green-Beckham as the No. 13 receiver in the class and offers Jonathan Baldwin and Yatil Green as similar historical prospects.

We'll allow FO's Nathan Forster to explain. "Playmaker Score sometimes has trouble with players like Green-Beckham, who had limited college action and thus are less likely to produce a sample size sufficiently meaningful to forecast their futures," Forster wrote. "However, Green-Beckham was not particularly impressive in either of his two seasons of college football." Indeed, DGB had only had only 883 receiving yards during his sophomore season, the most productive of his two campaigns, even though Missouri passed 414 times that year. As Forster pointed out, L'Damian Washington (893 yards) was actually the team's No. 1 receiver that year: "In contrast to Green-Beckham's high draft grade this year, Washington went undrafted in 2014 and has been kicking around various practice squads. Granted, Washington didn't run a 4.49 40-yard dash at 6-5, 237 pounds, but the point is that Green-Beckham's lack of elite production is a red flag in our model."
Mar 29 - 6:39 PM

Missouri HC Gary Pinkel called former Tiger WR Dorial Green-Beckham "a pretty good kid that made a very, very serious mistake."

"I just want to make sure (NFL teams) understand this is a pretty good kid that made a very, very serious mistake," Pinkel said. "He needed some help with some things. ... He's a good kid with a good heart. He made a very, very serious mistake. He'll learn from it and hopefully it's going to help him out." At the school's pro day on Thursday, Pinkel told the media he's been giving NFL personnel executives positive feedback about Green-Beckham. DGB was kicked off the Missouri team after two marijuana-related suspensions and a burglary investigation and pushing a woman down a staircase.
Mar 20 - 1:26 PM


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