Lane Johnson is rocketing up draft boards.
Six former Sooners will get to show their stuff at this weekend’s NFL combine in Indianapolis in hopes of improving their draft status in April—Tony Jefferson, Lane Johnson, Landry Jones, Stacy McGee, Kelly Stills and Tom Wort.
The NFL has provided an analysis for each on its web site:
*Jefferson’s height (5-11) doesn’t appear to be a deterrent to scouts taking a chance on him. The bottom line of his analysis is that his “leadership skills, physicality around the line of scrimmage and his coverage skills will entice teams to pick him early in the 2013 draft.”
*Johnson improved his stock at last month’s Senior Bowl, and he has been projected to go as high as 20th in the first round to the Chicago Bears.
“Scouts saw the potential in Johnson grow throughout the 2011 and 2012 seasons due to his athleticism, strength, and solid technique despite his lack of experience,” the analysis states. “Expect his name to be m...