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Per NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein, Oklahoma State junior DE Emmanuel Ogbah "looks like a 'dude' on the hoof."

"Translation -- he is a very impressive physical specimen when you first see him in person," Zierlein wrote. "However, Ogbah needs to match his size and strength at the point of attack with more consistent effort and a greater sense of urgency to get off of blocks." Zierlein, who doesn't rank Ogbah as one of the 10 best edge rushers in the nation, wrote that a "high percentage of [Ogbah's 11 sacks last year] came on extended plays or easy closeouts."
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 12:23 PM

Last year, Oklahoma State S Jordan Sterns "proved to have a knack for flying around the ball, and with a more experienced defense returning overall, he should help push the Cowboys to a higher level in 2015," postulated Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The analyst grades Sterns as the No. 18 safety in the land. "As a first-year starter in his sophomore season last year, Sterns became a key playmaker for the Cowboys, leading the team with 103 tackles," Brown wrote. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Sterns chipped in 5.5 tackles for loss and four pass breakups.
Jun 29 - 11:50 PM

Oklahoma State Senior CB Kevin Peterson "plays bigger than his size," observes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"The Cowboys' pass defense frequently got burned last year, but Peterson has proved to be a reliable presence among the inconsistency," Brown wrote. "Peterson is most known for shutting down West Virginia star Kevin White, who had three catches for 27 yards against Oklahoma State after finishing with over 100 yards in each of his previous seven games." Brown grades Peterson as the No. 15 defensive back in the country. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Peterson logged 1 pass breakups, two interceptions and 59 tackles last year.
Jun 27 - 7:45 PM

Oklahoma State junior S Deric Robertson will transfer.

The defensive back will have to sit out the 2015 season if he goes to another FBS school. He'll have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2016. No reason was given for the decision, but the Pokes have good S depth and Robertson had an uphill battle in front of him to see the field this fall.
Jun 14 - 3:30 PM

ESPN's Brandon Chatmon is "expecting big things" from Oklahoma State sophomore QB Mason Rudolph and believes he "played beyond his years as a true freshman."

"I’m expecting big things from Mason Rudolph as a sophomore. He played beyond his years as a true freshman, winning games over Oklahoma and Washington as well as giving Baylor everything it wanted in his first collegiate game," Chatom told ESPN's Jake Trotter. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Rudolph completed 57 percent of his passes, averaging 284.3 yards per game, with six touchdowns and four interceptions in 2014.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 12 - 3:57 PM

Oklahoma State junior RB Chris Carson said he wants to rush for more than 1,000 yards and rank in the top three of the Big 12 in rushing this season.

The Pokes stole this four-star junior-college running back's commitment from Georgia days before signing day. It was an understandable change of heart: Instead of competing with a bevy of suitors for the scraps of carries Nick Chubb wasn't going to get, Carson enters a crater of an Oklahoma State RB depth chart, which suffered the defections of Desmond Roland and Tyreek Hill. Carson's only competition for the gig is Rennie Childs. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Carson was the No. 12 JUCO recruit in the country, according to ESPN. "A tall, upright runner than runs with good pad level, forward lean and vision approaching the hole," reads his scouting report. "Shows surprisingly good lateral agility to exploit cutback lanes and navigate tight creases in-line. Has the size to push the pile and lower his shoulder to fight through traffic. Top end speed is very good on a straight-line."
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 4 - 3:22 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Oklahoma State redshirt senior Ryan Simmons "doesn't stand out with his size or speed, but he plays with energy and arrives with pop at the point of attack."

"He is the spark plug to the Oklahoma State defense with leadership obvious on film as well as when talking to the coaches about his professional demeanor on and off the field. Simmons doesn't stand out with his size or speed, but he plays with energy and arrives with pop at the point of attack, taking pride in his responsibilities and leaving everything he has on the field," Brugler wrote. The three-year starter is Oklahoma State's current leader in career tackles with 189 and career tackles for loss with 26. Last season, Simmons recorded 96 total tackles, with 12.0 tackles for loss.
Source: CBS Sports
May 27 - 3:18 PM

Oklahoma State Senior CB Kevin Peterson has "adequate size for the position and uses his length well to keep receivers uncomfortable," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He has adequate size for the position and uses his length well to keep receivers uncomfortable, playing with confidence to stay physical up and down the field. Peterson needs to improve his pedal technique, playing too tall in his transition, but redirects well with the coordinated footwork to hide his less-than-ideal speed," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Peterson had the opportunity of shutting down Chicago Bear's No.7 overall pick, Kevin White, last season, limiting him to three catches for 27 yards.
Source: CBS Sports
May 27 - 2:26 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that if Oklahoma State junior DE Emmanuel Ogbah "takes another step in his development as a junior, he'll earn "early round grades from scouts."

"He is a power defender who plays a physical brand of football, but also looked comfortable in space when asked to drop and cover. Ogbah is still learning the nuances of the position, but if he takes another step in his development as a junior, he will earn early round grades from scouts," Brugler wrote. The Oklahoma State prospect earned First-team All-Big 12 honors by the AP and coaches, and was the first Oklahoma State player to earn Big 12 defensive lineman of the year by coaches. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Ogbah finished with 17.0 tackles for loss and 11.0 sacks in 2014.
Source: CBS Sports
May 27 - 2:06 PM

NFL Media ranks Oklahoma State OT Victor Salako as the No. 8 most impactful transfer.

Salako transferred from UAB to Oklahoma State after the former closed up shop on its football program. Last year, Salako helped Jordan Howard gain 1,587 yards on the ground. "Salako is one of the linemen who opened all those holes for Howard. Salako, a junior, is a big dude (6-6, 330) who started for two seasons for the Blazers, and he moved seamlessly into the starting left tackle spot for the Cowboys during spring drills. He has pro potential, but must improve his pass blocking," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 7:31 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Oklahoma State junior DE Emmanuel Ogbah No. 8 on his first 2016 Big Board.

"A raw talent who needed a redshirt season, he broke though in 2014 with 17.5 tackles for loss, often showing exceptional quickness for a player standing 6-4 and carrying a lean 275 pounds," Kiper wrote. "If the growth curve continues with this kid, watch out." Most are already projecting just that. For instance, ESPN colleague Todd McShay slotted Ogbah No. 5 to the Bucs in a preliminary mock draft. Ogbah had 11 sacks last season.
May 15 - 10:07 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang ranks Oklahoma State junior DE Emmanuel Ogbah as the No. 6 underclassmen draft prospect in the country.

"Former teammate Justin Gilbert was a surprising eighth overall pick in 2014," Rang wrote. "The well-built and crafty Ogbah could match that high grade in 2016." ESPN's Todd McShay slotted Ogbah No. 5 to the Bucs in a preliminary mock draft. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Ogbah had 11 sacks last season and isn't going to sneak up on anyone in 2015.
Source: CBS Sports
May 11 - 11:42 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay slotted Oklahoma State junior DE Emmanuel Ogbah No. 5 to the Bucs in a preliminary mock draft.

It's an extremely aggressive projection, though not an insane one. Ogbah had 11 sacks last season and features ideal size (6-foot-4, 275 pounds) and an intriguing blend of NFL athletic attributes. "I'm probably slotting him too early here, but Ogbah has an intriguing skill set and was highly productive during the 2014 season," McShay wrote.
May 9 - 12:43 AM

Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy named sophomore Mason Rudolph as the starting QB.

J.W. Walsh will take the backup reps and Daxx Garman will transfer. Gundy did note they plan to install a "special package" for Walsh to run. Rudolph played a lot of snaps in the final three games of the 2014 season, completing 57 percent of his passes for 853 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions.
Mar 10 - 10:28 AM

Oklahoma State senior DT James Castleman accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote over the summer that Castleman's pursuit in space "gives him hope for the next level." The athletic defensive tackle is graded by that site as a Rds. 4-5 prospect. "The most glaring weakness for Castleman based off his junior tape is his propensity to fall off balance, struggling to stay coordinated through contact and constantly ending up on the ground," Brugler wrote. Oklahoma State hasn't had a DT selected since Kevin Williams was the No. 9 pick in the 2003 NFL Draft.
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