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A.J. Green Goes Undrafted, OSU One of Nine Schools Without a Draft Pick

OSU not represented in the NFL Draft for the first time in 12 years.



A.J. Green did not get to realize his dream on Saturday. Seven rounds came and seven rounds went and he never saw his name roll across ESPN’s ticker. He never received that congratulatory phone call from an NFL general manager.

All in all, 26 cornerbacks were drafted including five in the seventh round. Green was projected as high as the fourth round in some mock drafts.

Just days after the passing of his father, Green did not get to experience what would have been a small amount of reprieve from his loss.

He’ll likely get an opportunity to sign as a free agent with a team looking to add some competition to its secondary, and sometimes that is a more favorable situation than getting picked in the late rounds anyway.

The former second-team All-Big 12 cover man boasts three seasons’ worth of experience defending the best receivers the pass-happy league has to offer. And he routinely held those stars under their averages.

But his numbers don’t exactly jump off the page and his slow 4.62 40-yard dash at the combine didn’t do him any favors. Green wasn’t even in OSU’s top 3 in pass breakups as a senior and since grabbing four interceptions as a sophomore, he only had one pick the rest of his career.

Green improved his 40 time at OSU’s pro day (unofficially clocked between 4.4 and 4.5) and for those inclined, a study of his film shows a good athlete with better speed than he showed in Indianapolis and oodles of potential in coverage.

Green was the Cowboys’ best shot at a draft pick in 2020. OSU joins a list of nine schools that did not see a player taken in the draft.

This is just the second time during Mike Gundy’s tenure that Oklahoma State did not have a player selected in the NFL Draft, breaking a 11-year streak.

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