The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Recapping the NFL Draft and talking OU football recruiting with Josh McCuistion
Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s new OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber.
The podcast’s name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as “fiction writers.”
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The Non-Fiction Writers: 05/13/2014 <–Click there) – Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber recap the 2014 NFL Draft and are joined by SoonerScoop.com’s Josh McCuistion to discuss the 2015 recruiting class for OU.
Rumors out there that Johnny Manziel could fall to 8th pick, Vikings. Adrian Peterson and Johnny Football ?
While posting this, Doug Flutie just joined Don & Jerry on the Red Sox broadcast, Doug thinks Johnny will be great in the NFL.
Sixth Round (190) – Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma
Colvin tore his ACL at the Senior Bowl and will miss his entire rookie season. At this point in the draft I’d like the Patriots to continue with their strategy of taking high risk high reward players. It paid off with Alfonzo Dennard as they were able to secure a starting cornerback in the 7th round of the draft. Colvin has starting potential and was off to a great start in Senior Bowl practices before blowing out his knee. Take the kid, stash him on Injured Reserve, and the team essentially has an extra mid-round draft pick in 2015. Colvin deserves a chance to be drafted after getting injured in such an unfortunate manner.
I’m hoping we draft Colvin, as a Sooners and Patriots fan, I haven’t had a Sooner on the roster to cheer for in a long time. Follow Aaron Colvin on Twitter
“Oklahoma fullback Trey Millard won’t do any type of workout prior to the draft. There was a thought he could push something out the last week of April but the final choice was smartly made to hold him back.”
“Watching Watkins run and catch, I’ll be surprised if he’s not a 1,000-yard player as a rookie, even if he goes to a team with an iffy quarterback situation. So fluid, so fast, so broad-shouldered.”
Oklahoma wide receiver Jalen Saunders came to the NFL Combine with a chip on his shoulder because he felt he was being overlooked. On Sunday, he accomplished what he set out to do — impress scouts with his workout.
The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Saunders was 10th-fastest among receivers in Indy, running a 4.44 in the 40-yard dash. He followed that up with a solid performance during position drills. All of this could equal a rise in his draft stock.
Saunders had a productive senior season with the Sooners, hauling in 61 passes for 729 yards and eight touchdowns. The playmaking receiver put a hurting on Alabama in the Sugar Bowl by scoring two touchdowns in the Sooners’ 33-24 victory.
Saunders is a shifty slot receiver with ankle-breaking moves in the open field. He’s quick, fast and versatile with the ability to play all the receiver positions. He shows incredible toughness catching the ball in traffic despite his shortcomings.
Saunders is a polished receiver with exceptional route-running skills, good hands and body control. He has an advanced knowledge of the game and uses it to get open against bigger opponents during press coverage. As a youngster, he spent a lot of time working and watching film with his uncle Webster Slaughter, who was an All-Pro receiver for the Browns.
The Browns are expected to address the slot position and could find Slaughter’s nephew to be ripe for the picking.
Saunders’ lack of size may be a concern for some teams, but his ability to return kicks will add value to his stock. The receiver met with Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Tennessee, New York Jets, Oakland and Baltimore at the combine.
Enjoy Jalen Saunders OU highlights