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TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline's NFL sources "expect" Oklahoma State junior WR James Washington to enter the draft "if he continues [at] this pace."

Washington is fresh off a nine-catch, 296-yard, two-touchdown performance against Pittsburgh. "The junior was dominant and could not be stopped from the get-go," Pauline wrote. "He made several difficult catches with defenders draped on him, displayed better than advertised speed and generally looked like an overall receiver stud." The 6-foot, 200-pound junior has a 19-399-3 line through three games.
Sep 20 - 5:31 PM

Oklahoma State junior QB Mason Rudolph completed 26-of-46 passes for 540 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 45-38 win over Pitt.

It helps to have a receiver like James Washington, who caught nine passes for 296 yards. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Rudolph entered the 2016 season with three 400-yard passing games to his name, but Saturday's showing was his first career 500-yard aerial explosion. For the season, he has thrown for 1,014 yards with a 6/1 TD/INT ratio.
Sep 17 - 9:50 PM

Oklahoma State junior WR James Washington absolutely destroyed Pitt in Saturday's 45-38 win, catching nine passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns.

Washington turned into the Human Torch in the first half, when he hauled in six passes for 231 yards and both of his touchdowns -- including a 91-yard score. Pitt would limit him (by degrees) in the second half, holding him to three catches for 65 yards the rest of the way. The 6-foot, 200-pound junior was working to a quiet 10-103-1 receiving line through the first two games. 19-399-3 in three games doesn't look quite so quiet.
Sep 17 - 9:33 PM

Oklahoma State senior WR Marcell Ateman (foot) is no longer in a walking boot.

Ateman broke a bone in his foot during summer non-contact drills and subsequently underwent surgery. Now free from his walking boot, the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder will have a fresh X-ray in a week-and-a-half. There is still no timetable for his return, but that X-ray figures to provide a level of clarity. Last season, Ateman caught 45 passes for 766 yards and five touchdowns.
Sep 13 - 2:56 PM

Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy indicated that he wants Big 12 officials to oversee non-conference games at Boone Pickett Stadium.

Gundy and the Cowboys were burned by an officiating gaffe at the end of Saturday's wild loss to Central Michigan. On the play in question, the Cowboys had the ball on fourth down and QB Mason Rudolph simply chucked the ball up to try to run out the clock. The officials called intentional grounding, which includes a loss of down. It all led to the Chippewas pulling off the rare Hail Mary/lateral combo for the win. After the game, MAC official Tim O'Dey admitted that the infraction should not have handed the ball back to Central Michigan. The MAC has suspended that officiating crew for two games, while the Big 12 has done likewise for their replay booth.
Sep 12 - 1:54 PM

Oklahoma State junior QB Mason Rudolph completed 27 of 44 attempts for 286 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the school's 30-27 loss to Central Michigan.

Sophomore Jalen McCleskey was Rudolph's favorite target in this one en route to 11 passes. The Cowboys were ranked at no. 22 prior to this loss, so look for them to drop out of the top 25.
Sep 10 - 4:33 PM

Oklahoma State junior QB Mason Rudolph completed 18-of-26 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's win over Southeastern Louisiana.

The Cowboys stomped their way through this one, winning out by a final score of 61-7. Rudolph found Jhajuan Seales on both touchdown passes, hitting him from 24 yards out in the first quarter and hooking up once more from 16 yards out in the third quarter. ESPN's Todd McShay noted in August that while the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder has the mental fortitude to succeed at the next level, there are legitimate questions about his overall level of arm strength. Central Michigan will come calling to Stillwater next weekend.
Sep 3 - 8:15 PM

Oklahoma State redshirt senior WR Jhajuan Seales is one of Pro Football Focus' top breakout candidates this fall.

"Seales explodes into his routes, often sneaking up on cornerbacks and showing the ability to get behind them for big plays," Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo wrote. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver, who didn't play much last year because of suspension, dropped four of his 22 catchable targets. Now that WR Marcell Ateman is out until at least October, Seales is in a prime position to inherit his usage. "Seales has an opportunity to shine and Rudolph is one of the nation’s best deep ball throwers – expect a few big plays to Seales," Palazzolo wrote.
Aug 24 - 9:08 PM

Oklahoma State junior QB Mason Rudolph was listed No. 8 on Todd McShay's quarterback prospect rankings.

"He has the frame and mental make-up that you look for, but his below average arm strength is concerning," McShay wrote. "The ball hangs in the air too long, and he throws a lot of floaters." The analyst gave him a "59" scouting grade, but added the caveat that Rudolph's "grade could change drastically" because he's only started 15 times at this point. Pro Football Focus is considerably higher on Rudolph, ranking him as the No. 2 draft-eligible quarterback behind Deshaun Watson. Optimum Scouting's Eric Galko compares Rudolph to Ryan Tannehill.
Aug 24 - 7:03 PM

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo ranks Oklahoma State junior QB Mason Rudolph as the No. 2 draft-eligible quarterback behind Deshaun Watson.

"Rudolph’s arm allows him to make special throws at the intermediate and deep level, whether it’s putting the ball right along the sideline on the deep out or allowing receivers to make plays down the field," Palazzolo wrote. PFF is decidedly higher on Rudolph than Todd McShay, who sees him as a late-round flier. PFF isn't alone, however. Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting, for instance, compares Rudolph to Ryan Tannehill. PFF believes Rudolph needs to work on the short game and his secondary reads. "While he often gets there, he misses too many throws and it’s perhaps the most important part of his game that must improve," Palazzolo concluded.
Aug 23 - 4:55 PM

Oklahoma State redshirt senior RB Barry J. Sanders is competing with Rennie Childs and Chris Carson for the starting job in the backfield.

Sanders is already being termed a "celebrity" at Oklahoma State, since his father starred there before producing a hall of fame NFL career. Beat writer Chandler Vessels notes Mike Gundy's policy to not allow the media to talk to first year players, which includes graduate transfers like Sanders. Barry's son did not star at Stanford and frequently worked as the second or third string running back.
Aug 22 - 9:48 AM

LSU sophomore WR Tyron Johnson transferred to Oklahoma State.

Johnson's father said that his son was looking to transfer to a program with a more wide-open offense than LSU's. Oklahoma State fits that bill well enough. "I really like their staff and their offense is exactly what I was looking for," said the 6-foot-1, 190-pound wideout. "They were the school I initially thought of when I decided that transferring was the best option for me and I'm glad everything worked out." Johnson ranked as ESPN's No. 3 receiver for the 2015 cycle.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 19 - 4:01 PM

Transferring LSU sophomore WR Tyron Johnson's father indicated that his son is moving on from the Tigers because he felt suffocated offensively.

"He wanted to go to a more wide open offense. That was the only reason why [he decided to transfer]," said Tyrone Johnson. Ouch. Of course, the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder probably should have known that a "wide open offense" and "LSU" are oil and water. The elder Johnson noted that while his son has been barred from transferring to another SEC school, the former five-star recruit might just head to a junior college program for a year before reentering the SEC to wreck havoc.
Aug 12 - 2:31 PM

LSU sophomore WR Tyron Johnson will transfer.

Johnson took to Twitter to announce that he had been released from his scholarship and is now free to move on to destinations unknown. While the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder caught just nine passes as a true freshman, that low mark is not indicative of his talent. Rivals graded him as a five-star recruit and the No. 11 overall player in the 2015 class. He has drawn comparisons to Odell Beckham Jr for his athletic ability. Whatever program ends up landing him still has plenty of developmental upside to work with here and it would not be a surprise if Johnson resurfaced in loud fashion come the 2017 season, assuming he transfers to another FBS squad and has to sit out the coming campaign.
Aug 11 - 3:31 PM

Graduate transfer CB Lenzy Pipkins, who arrived from Louisiana-Monroe, is not expected to start for Oklahoma State this season.

The Cowboys are looking to replace the departed Kevin Peterson, however, it does not appear to be Pipkins. Despite that, ESPN's Brandon Chatmon calls Pipkins this year's impact transfer for the team. "Most guys are just physical, but may not be able to run," teammate Ashton Lampkin said of Pipkins. "But he has both traits." In his final year, Pipkins seems to be a depth player.
Source: ESPN
Aug 10 - 10:58 AM


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