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Oklahoma Sooners Football Pro Day 2019: Preview, Thread & How to Watch

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The football world will revolved around Norman and, more specifically, Kyler Murray.

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High-profile programs across the country are hosting their annual pro days, but no event of this nature is as notable as Wednesday’s showcase in Norman. Above all, scouts, front office executives and media alike will be in town to check out form Oklahoma Sooners QB Kyler Murray, who didn’t participate in any of the on-field testing at the NFL Combine. It’s easy to see why it was a shrewd move on the part of the Heisman Trophy winner, as all eyes will be on him as he throws, runs (nope) and shows the decision-makers everything they want to see — and in a comfortable environment, to boot.

When: March 13, 9 a.m. CT

TV: NFL Network, ESPN2 (extensive coverage will begin in the afternoon)

Live Stream: SoonerSports.TV (free webcast, this is your best bet for full coverage)

Live Results: SoonerSports.com

Participants

RB Rodney Anderson (off-field only)

DL Amani Bledsoe

LB Curtis Bolton

WR Marquise Brown (off-field only)

OT Bobby Evans

OT/OG Cody Ford

FB Carson Meier

QB Kyler Murray

OG Ben Powers

OG Dru Samia

K/P Austin Seibert

RB Marcelias Sutton (off-field only)

WR Myles Tease

Storylines

Good for the brand - Over 100 media credentials have been issued for the event, which is a record for the program. The contingent is obviously there to see Murray, but this serves as an incredible opportunity to showcase the program and its facilities. From an exposure standpoint, OU is the envy of the college football world right now. ESPN isn’t in Tuscaloosa to see Alabama’s players, so suck it, Nick Saban! (Editor’s Note: Just kidding, Nick. You are a legend who accomplishes more in a day’s work than most do in a lifetime. I should really be directing this at Dabo. That guy just rubs me the wrong way. Why is he always so happy? Maybe I’m just jealous of people whose worldview is less cynical than my own. Anyway, talk to you soon) Also, the fact that this event is stealing part of the spotlight from the NFL free agency circus is incredibly impressive.

Kyler Murray - He’s the man of the hour, and he’ll reportedly be running, throwing, weighing in and getting measured. The scouts have anxiously awaited the opportunity to watch him throw, but I’m personally looking forward to his 40-yard dash more than anything else. We’ll never get to see him compete against Marquise Brown in the event, and that’s just a tragedy. However, the anticipation of being able to put a number on that speed is just killing me. I’ll go with... 4.38. UPDATE: He didn’t run. Additionally, Murray will go in front of the sizable national media contingent once again. He’s a very reserved kid, but his attitude and demeanor are sometimes interpreted as dismissive (often unfairly). For what it’s worth, he mostly did fine during his availability in Indianapolis, so I’m interested to see if he improves on that. Most guys with similar personalities get better at this kind of thing with practice, and I’m sure that’ll be the case for him.

Offensive linemen - These guys, particularly Cody Ford, got plenty of attention in Indy, but this serves as another opportunity for four of the five members of the Joe Moore Award-winning line to make a good impression. Ford’s status as a first-round pick in the NFL Draft (whether it’s at tackle or guard) seems safe regardless, but I’m sure he’d like to put up a better number on the bench. His agent blamed his 19-rep performance on shoulder tightness, so I’m curious about the number he’s capable of putting up.

Poll

What will be Kyler Murray’s 40 time?

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  • 76%
    Under 4.4
    (107 votes)
  • 23%
    Over 4.4
    (33 votes)
140 votes total Vote Now

Poll

How many bench reps will Cody Ford record?

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  • 3%
    19 or fewer
    (4 votes)
  • 30%
    20-22
    (36 votes)
  • 42%
    23-25
    (50 votes)
  • 14%
    26-29
    (17 votes)
  • 10%
    30 or more
    (12 votes)
119 votes total Vote Now