Oklahoma State Cowboys
2020 NFL Draft Prospects
A.J. Green, CB
Career Snapshot: Three-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 and made 49 tackles with one interception and five pass breakups as a senior in 2019. Earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors and made 49 tackles with one interception and 11 pass breakups as a junior. Set a career high with four INTs and made 47 tackles (4.5 for loss) with five pass breakups as a sophomore.
Positives: Terrific cover corner with next-level ball skills. Smooth and quick-footed in reverse, fluid in transition and plays faster than his 40 time. Battles receivers at the line, stays with them step for step down the field and effectively positions himself to defend the throw.
Sticks to receivers everywhere on the field, stays with assignments and displays a burst to the ball out of his plant. Fights hard to get a hand in to knock away passes and does not back down to bigger opponents. Physical and gives effort in all areas.Shows excellent instincts, gets his head back around and tracks the pass in the air.
Negatives: Often slow to transition off the line and loses a half-step to opponents. Possesses a thin build and may struggle in battles. Has short arms and small hands. Ran poorly at the Combine.
Analysis: Green was a consistent cornerback at Oklahoma State who opposing quarterbacks purposely threw away from. He possesses next-level skills in all areas of his game and needs only to improve his strength at the point of attack. Green could be one of the more underrated cornerbacks in this year’s draft and will be outstanding value after the 45th pick of the draft.
Marcus Keyes, G
Career Snapshot: Four-year starter at left guard. Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 as senior in 2019 and as a redshirt freshman in 2016.
Positives: Nice-sized blocker with terrific explosion. Fires off the snap, keeps his head on a swivel and works well with linemates. Sets with a wide base, works to bend his knees and stays square. Strong, turns defenders from the line in the run gameand anchors in pass protection.
Negatives: Cannot slide in space. Minimally effective in motion andat the second level. Must improve his balance.
Analysis: Keyes is a size prospect who must round out his game, but he should get practice-squad consideration this fall.
Johnny Wilson, C
Career Snapshot: Three-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 as a senior in 2019. Broke into the starting lineup at right guard in 2017 and also started two games at center. Started all but two games at center, with the other two coming at guard, in his final two seasons with the Cowboys.
Positives: Strong position blocker who gets the most from his ability. Tough, keeps his head on a swivel and quarterbacks the offensive line well. Effective with his hands, fundamentally sound and blocks with leverage. Keeps his feet moving, stays square and shows skill as a position blocker. Patient, explosive and plays through the whistle.
Negatives: Cannot slide in space. Ineffective in anything other than a small area. Gets tall as the play proceeds.
Analysis: Wilson was a solid center at the college level, but he comes with average size and poor athleticism. He’s a small-area lineman who may struggle to find a spot at the next level.
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