The 2017 NFL Combine hosted by Indianapolis is set for February 28th through March 6th. Receiving an invite allows a player to make a final and lasting impression in advance of the NFL Draft in April. Those left out must hope their body of work on the collegiate circuit is enough. With that said, three Oklahoma Sooners are joining the group of hopefuls looking to make a statement.
Dede Westbrook burst on to the scene behind explosive performances during the month of October. Amassing 1,524 yards on 80 receptions to go alongside 17 touchdowns, the receiver took home the Biletnikoff Award. Arguably one of the best the college world has to offer, Westbrook has a past with off-the-field issues that may deter franchises from taking him early.
Samaje Perine finished his collegiate career as the Sooners all-time leading rusher. Totaling at least 1,000 yards each season, Perine collected 4,122 rushing yards in just three years. Having nothing left to prove on the field, many support the move for this back. However, the draft is stacked at the position which may push Perine down into the fourth round.
Parting ways with the program midway through the year, Charles Walker remains an elite talent along the defensive line. Showcasing the athleticism and explosiveness, this video surfaced…
Clearly the preparation continues to pay off as the opportunity to slack off in the weight room continually presents itself.
On the other side of the equation, Jordan Evans, Joe Mixon, and Ahmad Thomas have been left out of the field of 332 invitees.