NFL Draft '07: Scouting Oklahoma State

Posted Jul 9, 2006

After a difficult campaign which saw the team's defensive leader tragically die right before the season, Oklahoma State hopes to right the ship this year. The offense offers several potential first day selections while the defensive side of the ball is full of sleepers.

Though his older brother, former San Francisco 49er first round draft pick Rashaun Woods, has been a major disappointment, the younger Woods sibling offers solid skills for the next level. Possessing a complete game, D'Juan Woods is a sharp route runner consistently getting separation from opponents while also flashing the ability to beat defenders deep. Catching the pass away from his frame, Woods shows outstanding focus and concentration. Sized better than his older brother, pre-draft 40-times will dictate how early Woods is selected next April. An athletic big man with solid size and growth potential, Corey Hilliard has been a three-year starter at the left and right tackle positions for OSU. An explosive blocker with the ability to slide his feet in pass protection, Hilliard plays with a good degree of quickness but must improve his blocking strength and develop a killer instinct.

On defense the draft eligible seniors presently look to be free agent material. Defensive tackle Ryan McBean showed flashes ability last season, his first at Oklahoma State. The former junior college transfer has good size and must be watched this season. Defensive end Victor DeGrate and Darnell Smith are both undersized pass rushers who project to outside linebacker at the next level.

Oklahoma State Prospect List

Full Name Pos Year Number
Victor DeGrate DE 4Sr 51
Corey Hilliard T 4Sr 75
Ryan McBean DT 4Sr 93
Darnell Smith OLB 5Sr 50
D'Juan Woods WR 5Sr 84



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