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Lane Johnson is making NFL scouts sit up and take notice at the Senior Bowl practices leading up to the all-star game Saturday.
*Reportedly, the Chicago Bears may have designs drafting him at their 20th slot in April’s draft.
*SI.com’s Chris Burke has Johnson listed as the 38th best prospect in this year's class, the only Sooner on his list.
*A couple of analysts for CBSSports.com have him going in the first round (one to Chicago at 20 and another to the Rams at No 16).
Pretty good for a guy who was unheralded at OU with no major conference or national honors. (CBSsports.com recognized him on its third team and he was voted to the all-Big 12 second team.)
Johnson didn’t receive a rating from the Rivals recruiting service coming out of high school in 2008. Then, Lane was listed at 6’6” and 202 pounds by Rivals. He spent one year as quarterback at Kilgore College before signing with the Sooners as a tight end in 2009.
He has grown an inch and put on 100 p...
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Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson has put together a really impressive week and is in a great position to solidify himself as the No. 3 tackle in this year’s draft class. A good showing on Sunday could potentially push him up into the discussion for one of the top 20 picks.
Johnson (6’7, 303 lbs.) has been solid at left tackle for the Sooners this...
Continuing with 2013 Senior Bowl coverage we come to the first viewing of the South team on the NFL Network. A lot of big time SEC kids fill out the roster which as usual will be putting a lot of kids into the league.
Two offensive linemen stood out as players the Bears could take a glance out. First a player who may propel himself into the first round is Oklahoma offensive...
I always check the running backs vs. linebacker battles on gameday, I’m excited to see Vince Williams and Nico Johnson control the inside after a bit week…For the running backs, Stepfan Taylor, Mike Gillislee, and Mike James all stood up well in pass protection this week. We’ll see if they can on gameday….At quarterback, I’ll be checking Tyler Wilson’s accuracy, EJ Manuel’s...
Illinois DE Michael Buchanan told reporters on Wednesday that the Philadelphia Eagles have expressed interest in him possibly playing 3-4 outside linebacker for them next season. (Geoff Mosher)
There’s been a lot of speculation that Chip Kelly and company are planning on making the transition to a 3-4 base defense next year.
Buchanan mentioned that he’s comfortable playing...