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FOX Sports' Joel Klatt pegged Oklahoma State senior QB Mason Rudolph as his pick to win the Heisman Trophy.

"He’s this perfect combination of on the radar yet not the favorite where we’re going to pay attention to him as he puts up gaudy numbers when they’re likely undefeated through the first half of the season [before they play Oklahoma]," Klatt explained. Rudolph is coming off a 2016 season in which he threw for 4,091 yards (63.4% completions) with a 28/4 TD/INT ratio. Rudolph's favorite target, James Washington, is currently dealing with a hernia, but is hoping to be able to play through the injury concern. If Washington is forced to miss any amount of significant of time, that would probably go a ways toward torpedoing a potential Heisman run by Rudolph.
Aug 11 - 4:25 PM

Oklahoma State senior WR James Washington has been practicing despite suffering from a hernia.

Washington underwent an ultrasound after dealing with abdominal pain. It discovered an old hernia. Washington is hoping to play through it in order to avoid surgery. The 6-foot, 204-pounder caught 71 passes for 1,380 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. OSU opens against Tulsa on Aug. 31.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 11 - 1:28 PM

Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy said that redshirt senior WR Maarcell Ateman (foot) "looks really good."

Ateman broke his foot last summer, missed the 2016 season and subsequently received a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA. He was a healthy participant in spring practice and has been, per Gundy, "running around and making plays" early in preseason camp. When healthy in 2015, Ateman posted a 45-766-5 receiving line for the Cowboys. He and James Washington have the potential to be a lethal receiving duo if Ateman can stay healthy.
Aug 7 - 2:27 PM

Oklahoma State redshirt junior P Zach Sinor handed out brochures advocating for his Heisman Trophy contention at Big 12 Media Days.

Sinor launched his campaign in June, but took it to another level this week, not only with his brochures -- among the highlights, there, lines such as "Opponents hate him" and "Likes cool dogs," plus a #Sinor4Heisman hashtag -- but also with a sick handlebar mustache which he has been cultivating this offseason. He has also launched a website for his campaign and was sporting a t-shirt with his face and hashtag on it at Big 12 Media Days. We sincerely hope that this campaign carries through the 2017 season.
Jul 18 - 8:39 PM

Oklahoma State redshirt junior P Zach Sinor launched a Heisman campaign.

Sinor is a 5-foot-10 punter who failed to make the Ray Guy Award list a year ago. But he's got a heck of a sense of humor. Well played.
Jun 30 - 2:27 PM

Oklahoma State signed HC Mike Gundy to a new five-year contract.

This contract replaces Gundy's old one, which would have expired on Dec. 31, 2019. The Cowboys' coach receives a raise to $4.2 million next year after making $3.9 million last season. Gundy will then receive a $125,000 raise every year after that. Gundy is 104-50 in 12 seasons at Oklahoma State. He's made 11 straight bowl games after missing the postseason in his very first year.
Jun 13 - 12:54 PM

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph praised redshirt sophomore WR Tyron Johnson's open field ability.

"He’s a guy that you want to get the ball in space and he’s probably the best we have right now as far as making you miss with the defense in front of you," Rudolph said. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder is an LSU transfer who ranked as ESPN's No. 3 receiver in the 2015 cycle. "So far, whenever the lights come on and we keep score, he makes plays," OSU coach Mike Gundy said. "In most team sports, there’s something to be said about that." A five-star recruit out of high school, Johnson joins one of the elite receiving corps in college football, headlined by Rd. 1 candidate senior James Washington and filled out by slot maven Jalen McCleskey, lengthy senior Chris Lacy and experienced starter Marcell Ateman.
Source: Tulsa World
Jun 9 - 1:28 PM

Lamar sophomore LB Mike Coats Jr. transferred to Oklahoma State.

As Coats is moving up from the FCS, he will be eligible to play immediately during the coming season. He did not see the field for Lamar as a true freshman and required two knee surgeries near the end of the 2016 campaign. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder will try to make a good first impression with the Cowboys this summer, but is probably a longshot for immediate playing time.
Jun 8 - 8:42 PM

Oklahoma State shifted senior CB Ramon Richards to safety.

After playing his first three seasons at cornerback, the Pokes shifted Richards to free safety this spring. He recorded 64 tackles and three interceptions last year while starting every game. "At corner, you’ve got to be kind of locked in," Richards said. "There’s certain plays where you can look around, but at free safety, I get more freedom." Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer had the following evaluation: "He’s got top-end closing speed. Once he gets it diagnosed, he really can track the ball. He does a good job of reading eyes of quarterbacks. What we thought, him playing back there, having a little bit more freedom than he does at corner, it’s helped him a lot."
Source: Tulsa World
Jun 8 - 3:39 PM

ESPN's Matt Bowen says it's hard to evaluate Oklahoma State senior QB Mason Rudolph because the OSU offense, similar to UNC's offense in evaluating Bears first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky, makes heavy use of play-action and RPOs.

Rudolph has made 28 starts in his career -- four more than Sam Darnold and Josh Allen combined -- but he hasn't gotten as much love as either, in part because of the perception that the Pokes' offense facilitates easy reads. Nobody disputes Rudolph's arm. This offseason, Bowen and Pro Football Focus have both praised Rudolph's touch on deep balls, his ability to push the ball outside the numbers, and his performance in the face of pressure. Still, Rudolph's evaluation contains unanswered questions. "I would like to see Rudolph drive the ball more and attack tight throwing lanes in 2018," Bowen wrote. "Although he lacks the upper-tier arm strength when compared to Allen, he has enough pop in his arm to challenge more defensive looks."
Source: ESPN
May 25 - 3:37 PM

ESPN's Jake Trotter believes Oklahoma State freshman RB Chuba Hubbard will make an immediate impact in 2017.

The Pokes are looking for depth after losing three senior rushers from the 2017 team. Hubbard, a four-star Canada native, may win backup duties behind reigning Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year Justice Hill. ESPN offered the following scouting report on Hubbard: "Tall, leaner frame with a narrow base. Has good footwork given his high cut frame. A slasher who can open it up and go the distance. Possesses great speed and acceleration." Sounds like the perfect fit for Oklahoma State's aggressive spread system.
Source: ESPN
May 21 - 1:26 PM

Eagles signed Oklahoma State OT Victor Salako.

Salako (6’6/316) spent his first two college seasons at now-defunct UAB and his final two with the Cowboys, starting all four and earning second-team All-Big 12 from the conference’s coaches as a senior. Salako offers plus arm length (34 ¼") but sub-first-percentile athleticism and wasn’t invited to February’s Combine, a bad sign for a four-year starter. Salako’s lack of functional movement skills show up in pass protection on tape. He’s a major NFL long shot.
May 15 - 1:51 PM

Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy said that senior WR James Washington is "in that category with [former WRs Dez Bryant and Justin Blackmon]."

"James is more of a deep threat [than those guys]. He's got an uncanny ability to run by you, make the catch and then not only make the catch but run in the end zone," Gundy said. He added that the 6-foot, 205-pounder continues to hone the finer aspects of his game. This past season, Washington caught 71 passes for 1,380 yards and 10 touchdowns. In a 2018 mock draft, Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom projected the Falcons to select the Oklahoma State standout with the No. 26 pick next spring.
May 14 - 12:44 PM

Pro Football Focus Senior Analyst Steve Palazzolo slotted Oklahoma State senior QB Mason Rudolph No. 3 overall to the 49ers in his 2018 mock draft.

The PFF College team is higher on Rudolph than any other outlet out there. In this mock, he goes ahead of Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Lamar Jackson. "Rudolph is often overlooked when citing the best quarterbacks in the class of 2018, but he has the best resume of the bunch," Palazzolo wrote. Over the past two years, the site has charted Rudolph as the No. 8 QB in the nation (86.7 grade in 2015) and No. 2 QB in the nation (92.7 grade last season). "Rudolph still has some consistency issues to iron out, but he throws the ball very accurately outside the numbers and he’s handled pressure extremely well over the last two seasons," Palazzolo wrote. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom listed Rudolph as a late first-rounder -- and the fifth QB taken -- in his own 2018 mock exercise.
May 8 - 2:43 PM

Sports Illustrated's Colin Bech writes that Oklahoma State CB Adrian Baker "fills a big hole at cornerback, where [the team] has almost no returning experience."

Baker transferred over to the Cowboys from Clemson in mid-April. He was sidelined for the 2016 campaign by a torn ACL, but looks to be healthy heading into the summer. Becht believes that he, along with Cal OL transfer Aaron Chochran, could be enough to help Oklahoma State jump Oklahoma for Big 12 supremacy during the coming season. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom, for one, sees the Cowboys and Sooners as being very much in the same tier -- he slotted Oklahoma at No. 6 and Oklahoma State at No. 10 in his springtime top-30.
May 5 - 8:30 PM


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