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An extremely athletic offensive tackle from the University of Oklahoma, Lane Johnson has been rising up draft boards all the way into first round consideration.
We talked with Jordan Esco of the Crimson and Cream Machine, an Oklahoma Sooners community on SB Nation, about the former high school QB.
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Height- 6’ 6”
Weight- 302 pounds
Can you give some background info on him and a quick overview of his career?
In my humble opinion, Johnson’s has to be one of the most interesting stories in NFL Draft history. He came to Oklahoma as a junior college quarterback before moving to tight end, then briefly to defensive end, before ultimately winding up on the offensive line. The fact that he’s now being talked about as a potential first round draft pick is really nothing short of incredible.
It’s a testament to the Oklahoma coaches for seeing his potential, but even more so to Johnson and his work ethic to add the 100+ pounds he did since first arriving in Nor...
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Here is a sad case of a grown man and father taking his team loyalty much too far.The shocking story comes out of Perkins, Okla. and involves 41-year-old Gannon Mendez allegedly abusing his 9-year-old son because the kid chooses to root for Oklahoma instead of Oklahoma State.From KFOR:According to police, after a 9-year-old boy told a classmate in school that he roots for OU not...
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...
8 a.m. ET: Day 1 of the combine is officially upon us, and you know what that means: draft season has officially begun. The offensive linemen and tight ends will be out on display, and this is a great class for both positions.
Among the offensive linemen, Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson is supposed to test the best. He’s a former quarterback and tight end prospect who could...
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