Oklahoma 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Reports Include Michael Turk, Brayden Willis, and DaShaun White

What are the scouting reports for the top Oklahoma NFL Draft prospects, including the likes of Michael Turk, Brayden Willis, and DaShaun White?

A perennial NFL Draft powerhouse, Oklahoma’s 2023 prospects hope for another good showing. Ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft, here are the Oklahoma scouting reports for their top 12 prospects this year.

Oklahoma 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Reports

Anton Harrison, OT

Strengths: Athletic collegiate left tackle with excellent size, arm length, and upside. Patient in pass protection, light on his feet, and displays outstanding lateral blocking range off the edge. Makes outstanding use of angles in pass protection, easily adjusts, and correctly places his hands into opponents to knock them from their angles of attack.

Quick to the second level, redirects to linebackers, and is effective blocking in motion. Bends his knees and blocks with leverage. Displays vision, recognizes blitzes, and picks up oncoming defenders.

Weaknesses: Displays average power and does not get much movement run blocking. Doesn’t finish run blocks. Average height for left tackle.

Overall: Harrison has been a terrific starting left tackle at Oklahoma the past two seasons and showed consistent improvement in his game. He’s an athletic prospect with a high upside and will elevate his game as he gets stronger as a run blocker.

Want more information on Harrison? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma | NFL Draft Scouting Report

Brayden Willis, TE

Strengths: Hard-working and relatively athletic tight end coming off a career season. Displays excellent blocking vision, fires off the snap, and works through the whistle. Blocks with leverage, is explosive at the point, and squares into defenders. Quickly gets out into pass routes and adjusts to the throw, then extends his hands to snatch the ball away from his frame. Consistent hands catcher.

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Weaknesses: Lacks breakaway speed. Gets laid out by opponents on occasion. Rarely finishes blocks.

Overall: Willis possesses decent size, growth potential, and a degree of upside. He needs to continue improving his game, but he has enough ability to make a roster as a third tight end.

Chris Murray, G

Strengths: UCLA transfer who broke into the starting lineup as a true freshman. Sets with a wide base, sinks his butt, and blocks with great leverage. Displays good recognition as well as awareness and plays with a nasty attitude. Moves well on his feet, quickly pulls across the line of scrimmage, and is effective blocking in motion.

Explosive, fires off the snap into blocks, and works to finish off opponents. Stays square and seals defenders from the action. Works his hands throughout the play.

Weaknesses: Possesses average size and lacks growth potential. Not a great athlete despite his ability to block in motion.

Overall: Murray was a hard-working lineman who consistently got the most from his ability on the college level and showed a lot of skill on the move. He lacks great upside, yet he has enough potential to make an NFL roster as a backup guard.

Want more information on Murray? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Chris Murray, G, Oklahoma | NFL Draft Scouting Report

DaShaun White, LB

Strengths: Explosive one-gap linebacker who goes sideline to sideline making plays. Athletic, breaks down well, and covers a good amount of area on the field. Fluid moving out into space, gets great depth on pass drops, and is occasionally placed over the slot receiver.

Possesses good change-of-direction skills with the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack. Fast moving in any direction and has a closing burst. Stays with assignments yet at the same time sells out to make the tackle.

Weaknesses: Undersized and gets caught up in the trash or easily blocked from the action. Inefficient and does not always take proper angles to plays.

Overall: White was a productive pursuit linebacker who shows a lot of ability off the ball. He made a lot of tackles for Oklahoma the past two years and offers possibilities on the inside of a 3-4 alignment.

Eric Gray, RB

Strengths: Talented ball carrier coming off a career season. Explosive, displays a burst of speed through the hole, and gets a lot of momentum going. Quick-footed in a small area, loses little momentum cutting back against the grain, and runs with authority.

Keeps his feet moving and bounces off defenders to pick up positive yardage. Patient, displays vision, and slides off defenders. Consistently runs north/south. Quickly gets out into pass routes, adjusts to the errant throw, and makes the reception in stride. Gives effort blocking.

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Weaknesses: Not a powerful short-yardage ball carrier. More of a downhill back than a perimeter runner. Cannot run to daylight.

Overall: Gray was consistently productive early in his Oklahoma career, then put together a tremendous campaign in 2022 as both a ball carrier and a pass catcher. He possesses the size, skill, and versatility to be a productive rotational back at the next level and could eventually develop into a starter.

Want more information on Gray? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma | NFL Draft Scouting Report

Jalen Redmond, DT

Strengths: Athletic defensive tackle who goes very hard. Explosive, fires off the snap with a terrific first step, and possesses a closing burst of speed. Attracts a lot of attention in the middle of the line, effectively bends his knees, and works his hands throughout the action. Keeps his feet moving, holds his ground against double-team blocks, and plays through the whistle. Strong for his size.

Weaknesses: Does not consistently play with proper pad level and gets very tall, making himself an easy target for opponents. Gets tied up at the point by a single blocker and is slow to disengage from opponents. Was never a great pass rusher for Oklahoma.

Overall: Redmond is an explosive athlete with a large upside, but he must improve his fundamentals and consistently play with leverage to have any sort of future in the NFL.

Want more information on Redmond? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Jalen Redmond, DT, Oklahoma | NFL Draft Scouting Report

Jeffrey Johnson, DT

Strengths: One-gap defensive lineman who plays with leverage, fires off the snap with an explosive first step, and gets a lot of momentum going. Mobile, slides off blocks to make the play and gives effort against the run. Easily redirects to the action.

Weaknesses: Turned off the line by a single blocker if he does not get the first step on opponents. Doesn’t show much strength. Average pass rusher. Coming off a disappointing season.

Overall: Johnson was graded as a potential late-round choice entering the season, but he showed little improvement in his game and now heads toward the draft as a UDFA. He’s a scheme-specific, one-gap lineman who offers possibilities as a three-technique tackle.

Justin Broiles, S

Strengths: Run-defending safety who has been very productive for Oklahoma the past two seasons. Aggressive, fires upfield, and gives effort defending the run and stopping screen throws. Explosive hitter who wraps up when tackling. Displays a burst to the ball out of his plant. Above-average range.

Weaknesses: Possesses questionable instincts. Makes plays after the fact. Misreads the action. Plays to his 40 time.

Overall: Broiles was a hard-charging, run-defending safety for Oklahoma, but he has limitations and is a scheme-specific defensive back.

Marvin Mims, WR

Strengths: Explosive, game-breaking receiver who was also productive as a return specialist. Quick route runner who fires into breaks and stays low on exit. Agile, easily adjusts to the errant throw, and displays soft hands with the ability to pull the ball from the air.

Tracks the pass in the air, adjusts, and makes the deep reception in stride. Legitimate deep threat with a burst that he turns on in a single step. Shows good awareness, follows the quarterback across the field, and lays out or extends for the difficult catch.

Weaknesses: Lazily lets the ball get inside him on occasion, which leads to drops. Not a stout pass catcher and loses out in battles.

Overall: Mims has been a big-play threat for Oklahoma since his freshman season and averaged well over 20 yards per reception the past two years. He’s a smaller wideout who would benefit from playing in the slot or off the line of scrimmage. Still, Mims offers potential in a variety of offensive schemes.

Want more information on Mims? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma | NFL Draft Scouting Report

Michael Turk, P

Strengths: Athletic punter with tremendous leg strength. Possesses a powerful leg and consistently flips the field when necessary. Quickly gets the ball off his foot and gets excellent hang time. Built more like a linebacker than a punter and can be relied upon to make the tackle when necessary.

Weaknesses: Marginal directional kicker. Struggles placing punts inside the 20 and would prefer to knock the air out of the ball.

Overall: Turk is a well-traveled punter who initially entered the draft three years ago when he was at Arizona State before settling in at Oklahoma. He needs to improve his directional kicking and learn to place punts, but leg strength alone should get him looks during the draft’s third day.

Robert Congel, OL

Strengths: Arizona transfer who was a part-time starter throughout his college career. Sets with a wide base, bends his knees, and blocks with leverage. Keeps his head on a swivel, works well with linemates, and always looks for someone to hit. Strong, stays square, and turns defenders from the action, then seals them from plays. Keeps his feet moving and shows the ability to slide in space.

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Weaknesses: Stiff, lacks balance, and struggles to adjust. Minimal ability blocking in motion. Struggles finishing off opponents.

Overall: Congel possesses next-level size and has flashed Sunday ability, yet he never pulled together a complete game or elevated his play. He possesses the underlying skills to be a backup guard or center and should get practice-squad consideration this summer.

Wanya Morris, OT

Strengths: Tennessee transfer who is experienced at both left and right tackle. Quickly sets up off the snap, is explosive at the point, and blocks with leverage. Stays square, keeps his feet moving, and displays above-average range in pass protection.

Effective with his hands, flashes power as a run blocker, and anchors in pass protection. Keeps his head on a swivel, recognizes blitzes, and jolts defenders with tremendous hand punch. Easily out-positions opponents from the action and works to finish blocks. Fluid getting to the second level.

Weaknesses: Must do a better job sinking his butt at the line of scrimmage. Stiff, minimally effective blocking on the move, and struggles to adjust.

Overall: Morris made an immediate impact at Tennessee during his freshman season before transferring to Oklahoma and standing out last season. He possesses good length, strength, and growth potential, and has the ability to develop into a productive RT on Sundays.

Want more information on Morris? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Wanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma | NFL Draft Scouting Report

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