The 2020 Oklahoma State Cowboys picked up where the 8-5 2019 team left off. The Cowboys finished the disrupted year with an 8-3 record under head coach Mike Gundy. Moreover, they concluded the season ranked 20th in the AP poll. With the absence of the NFL Combine, a few Oklahoma St. prospects have their eyes on the 2021 Pro Day to boost their NFL Draft stock.
When is Oklahoma St.’s Pro Day?
The 2021 Oklahoma St. Cowboys Pro Day will take place on April 1.
Top Oklahoma St. prospects working out
A three-star recruit coming out of high school, Teven Jenkins entered a college football conference known for their prolific offenses. Before ever thinking of attending Oklahoma St.’s 2021 Pro Day, Jenkins arrived in Stillwater at 6’6″ and 290 pounds in 2016.
Needing some time to bulk up, Jenkins redshirted and made his college debut in 2017. One of Oklahoma St.’s top reserve linemen, the redshirt freshman played in all 12 games and started three. He would further earn the trust of his coaches in 2018, starting in all 13 games.
Jenkins’ continued and sustained success
Jenkins continued to meet expectations over his next two years as a starter. He helped pave the way for RB Chuba Hubbard to break the 2,000-yard mark in 2019. Although he showed no intention of opting out prior to the season, Jenkins chose to leave the team in November. He cited injuries to fellow Cowboys and wanting to prepare for the draft as reasons for his decision.
According to Pro Football Network’s Chief Draft Analyst Tony Pauline, “Jenkins is athletic, agile, and powerful, and blocks with proper fundamentals. He needs a bit of polish but has starting potential at the next level, and he’s a versatile lineman who could be used in a multitude of offensive systems.”
Jenkins is a powerful offensive lineman who displaces defenders easily with his hands. Combine that with an aggressive mentality and Jenkins makes for one of the better OTs in the draft class. PFN Draft Analyst Ian Cummings believes the Rams, Jets, Steelers, and Colts offer the 2021 Oklahoma St. prospect the best fit.
Coming in at 31st overall in Pauline’s 2021 prospect rankings and the fourth overall OT, Jenkins has a chance to bolster his stock with solid testing numbers at Oklahoma St.’s 2021 Pro Day.
A former four-star recruit from South Hills High School, it seemed many knew Tylan Wallace would be an offensive juggernaut early on. Wallace boasted asinine career numbers with the Scorpions, racking up 3,760 yards, 48 touchdowns, and averaged 20.7 yards per catch. Accepting an offer from Oklahoma St., the young WR produced a quiet freshman season. His sophomore season was a different story, though.
Exploding onto the scene, Wallace led the Big 12 with 1,491 yards in 2018. However, while he continued to impress in 2019, compiling 903 yards and 8 TDs, he tore his ACL late in the season. He would return to action in 2020 with the same dominance he displayed over the previous two seasons. He amassed 922 yards and 7 scores in his return from injury, once again proving his place among the top WRs in the Big 12.
“Wallace was a terrific receiver for Oklahoma State who reminds me in many ways of 2020 first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk with his ability to separate and consistently catch the ball. His versatility makes him a scheme fit for a variety of offenses and Wallace has the ability to line up as a No. 2 receiver.”
Physical at the point of the catch, consistent hands evidenced by a low career drop rate, and the speed to pull away, Wallace may not be in the top tier of WRs in the 2021 NFL Draft, but he’s very close. As WR8 in Pauline’s rankings, a stellar pro day can separate Wallace from the rest of the receiver class.
PFN Draft Analyst Oliver Hodgkinson believes the best fits for Wallace are with the Bengals, Chiefs, Lions, Patriots, and Giants.
Hailing from Alberta, Canada, Oklahoma St.’s 2021 RB prospect Chuba Hubbard was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. Redshirting in 2017, he did not see any playing time until his redshirt freshman season. Playing with current Ravens RB Justice Hill, Hubbard logged 124 carries for 740 yards and 7 touchdowns. With Hill leaving for the 2019 NFL Draft, Hubbard took the starting job outright.
Hubbard erupted for 2,094 yards and 21 TDs on 324 carries in his 2019 campaign. He decided to return to Oklahoma St. despite being eligible to declare for the draft. His decision would backfire, as both Hubbard’s workload decreased as well as his efficiency. Hubbard announced he would forego Oklahoma St.’s bowl game and prepare for the draft.
With Wallace’s draft stock taking a roller coaster ride, it can be a bit tricky as to where Hubbard will go. According to Pauline, “Hubbard is an explosive running back with a variety of skill whenever the ball is in his hands. Despite lacking great size, he’s best on the inside and has enough speed as well as footwork to create yardage and protect himself. Hubbard is more of a scheme-specific ball carrier who will produce at the next level in a rotational role.”
While his stock is low, testing well at Oklahoma St.’s 2021 Pro Day is just what Hubbard needs to solidify his Day 2 billing. The 49ers, Bills, and Chargers all come to Cummings’ mind as best fits for the RB.
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