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Oklahoma Sooners Football at the NFL Combine: Preview, Thread & How to Watch

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Kyler Murray and Marquise Brown won’t be taking part in the drills, but keep an eye on the offensive linemen.

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The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is just about here. College players entering the NFL Draft descend upon Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to be weighed, measured and appraised in the slightly-bizarre spectacle, and some familiar faces will be taking part in the whole thing.

Eight former Oklahoma Sooners are in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine, although some of the most notable names will be limited to off-field obligations. Kyler Murray will reportedly wait until OU’s March 13 Pro Day to ball out in front of the scouts, while past ailments will keep both Marquise Brown and Rodney Anderson from taking part in on-field drills.

The extensive television coverage of the event begins in earnest this Friday, but many position groups have already gone through measurements, interviews and medical evaluations. In fact, the offensive linemen are doing the bench press as this is being published. The most notable day for former Sooners and their fans is definitely Friday, as offensive linemen will be doing on-field drills while quarterbacks and receivers will take part in media availability.

Live Results

Schedule, TV, streaming info

  • Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. CT (March 1, 3 and 4) 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. CT (March 2)
  • Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • TV: NFL Network (ABC will also televise QBs, WR and TEs on Saturday at noon CT)
  • Streaming: NFL, FuboTV

Groups 1 (PK, ST, OL), 2 (OL), and 3 (RB)

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26: Registration, hospital pre-exams, X-rays, overflow testing, orientation, interviews
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27: Measurements, medical examinations, overflow testing, interviews
  • Thursday, Feb. 28: Psychological testing, NFLPA meeting, media availability, bench press, interviews
  • Friday, March 1: On-field workouts (timing, stations, and drills) and departure from Indianapolis

Groups 4 (QB, WR), 5 (QB, WR), and 6 (TE)

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27: Registration, hospital pre-exams, X-rays, overflow testing, orientation, interviews
  • Thursday, Feb. 28:Measurements, medical examinations, overflow testing, interviews
  • Friday, March 1: Psychological testing, NFLPA meeting, media availability, bench press, interviews
  • Saturday, March 2: On-field workouts (timing, stations, and drills) and departure from Indianapolis

Groups 7 (DL), 8 (DL), and 9 (LB)

  • Thursday, Feb. 28: Registration, hospital pre-exams, X-rays, overflow testing, orientation, interviews
  • Friday, March 1: Measurements, medical examinations, overflow testing, interviews
  • Saturday, March 2: Psychological testing, NFLPA meeting, media availability, bench press, interviews
  • Sunday, March 3: On-field workouts (timing, stations, and drills) and departure from Indianapolis

Groups 10 (DB) and 11 (DB)

  • Friday, March 1: Registration, hospital pre-exams, X-rays, overflow testing, orientation, interviews
  • Saturday, March 2: Measurements, medical examinations, overflow testing, interviews
  • Sunday, March 3: Psychological testing, NFLPA meeting, media availability, bench press, interviews
  • Monday, March 4: On-field workouts (timing, stations, and drills) and departure from Indianapolis

OU Attendees

Kyler Murray - QB

According to Tom Pelissero and Ian Rappaport of NFL Network, Murray won’t be participating in any drills this weekend and will instead elect to display his skills at OU’s March 13 Pro Day. However, the interview process is always critical, particularly for potential first-round QBs.

Marquise Brown - WR

Brown will not be doing any of the physical activities at the NFL Combine or OU’s Pro Day after his January foot surgery but will hopefully be good to go for training camp. Like Murray, he’s in Indianapolis for interviews, medical evaluation, etc.

Rodney Anderson - RB

Anderson, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against UCLA, will not be doing any of the drills. However, he is expected to do the bench press on Thursday afternoon. He’s already making a good impression with his physical condition.

Austin Seibert - K/P

Seibert’s versatility has to be appealing to NFL front offices. Because of this, he could potentially carve out a nice career for himself. As far as the draft is concerned, a seventh-round selection is considered a possibility.

Cody Ford - OT

Ford’s athleticism is impressive for his body type, making him one of the must-watch prospects of the weekend. If he tests as well as people think he can, he’ll make himself some money this weekend. His athleticism combined with his versatility seem to point to a top-15 selection in spite of having only one season of experience at tackle.

Ben Powers - OG

After Ford, the remaining three OU offensive linemen appear destined for mid-round selections. Powers is a mean man, but he hasn’t always drawn rave reviews for his athleticism. He can certainly help himself if he surpasses some of the expectations this week. Regardless, he’s savvy enough as a player to make his mark at the next level.

Dru Samia - OG

Samia doesn’t quite possess the ideal body/length, but it’s tough to nitpick too much of what he did on the field during his time in Norman. As has been the trademark of players in Bill Bedenbaugh’s position group, he’s technically sound and possesses a bit of a nasty streak. He’s also a fantastic run-blocker and does pretty well out in space. Samia could help himself by displaying some of his quality footwork, athleticism and quick-twitch ability.

Bobby Evans - OT

Experience at both left and right tackle certainly helps his cause. He’s also a pretty good athlete, so don’t be surprised to see him holding his own in a lot of the testing. As far as drills are concerned, his length and explosiveness will be seen as a plus. The one thing keeping him out of the first two or three rounds is his lack of raw power, but he makes up for it with the things mentioned above and could certainly have himself a lucrative career.