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NFL Draft Preview: Where Various Mock Drafts Predict Oklahoma State Players to Land this Weekend

A round up of mock drafts.

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Oklahoma State has had 179 players taken in the NFL Draft, and a few Cowboys will look to increase that number this weekend.

The draft kicks off Thursday night in Kansas City, and OSU will look to have multiple players taken for the third consecutive year. A year ago, the Cowboys had three players taken — all on the final day — in Malcolm Rodriguez, Devin Harper and Christian Holmes.

Tyler Lacy and Jason Taylor II are the most likely to hear their names called this weekend. Here is a far-and-wide look at where various mock drafts have both prospects.

Tyler Lacy

ESPN: Fifth Round (No. 161 overall) to the Houston Texans
PFF: Sixth Round (No. 206 overall) to the Cincinnati Bengals
NFL: Seventh Round (No. 225 overall) to the Atlanta Falcons
CBS: Sixth Round (No. 196 overall) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Walter: Fourth Round (No. 129) to the Dallas Cowboys
Charlie Campbell: Fourth Round (No. 111 overall) to the Cleveland Browns
The Athletic: Fourth Round (No. 129 overall) to the Dallas Cowboys

Lacy popped up on every mock I looked at. Everywhere had him going on the final day, but some earlier than others.

The folks at Walter Football (which includes Charlie Campbell’s draft) and The Athletic are the highest on Lacy’s prospects, having him going in the fourth round. The last OSU players to be drafted as high as the fourth round were Chuba Hubbard (No. 126 overall) and Tylan Wallace (No. 131 overall) in 2021.

The average of all of Lacy’s projections comes out to the No. 165, which would put him in the fifth round.

OSU hasn’t had a defensive lineman taken since Jordan Brailford went to Washington in 2019.

Jason Taylor II

ESPN: Sixth Round (No. 208 overall) to the Jacksonville Jaguars
PFF: Sixth Round (No. 198 overall) to the Seattle Seahawks
NFL: Seventh Round (No. 229 overall) to the Cleveland Browns
Walter: Fifth Round (No. 170 overall) to the New York Jets
The Athletic: Sixth Round (No. 213 overall) to the Arizona Cardinals

Taylor was missing from the CBS and Charlie Campbell mocks, but those that had him getting drafted did so to a Sixth Round average (No. 204 overall). Taylor actually outplaced Lacy in the PFF mock, which has him going 198th overall to the Seahawks.

OSU has had corners taken over recent years, but it’s been since Tre Flowers in 2018 where an OSU safety was drafted (and Flowers then transitioned into a corner). Funnily enough, it was the Seahawks that took Flowers there, where PFF projects Taylor going in the sixth round.

Other Names to Watch

If I had to pick a third player who could hear their name called this weekend, I’d probably point to Braydon Johnson.

Speed kills, and Johnson’s unofficial sub-4.4 40-yard dash at OSU’s Pro Day could be enough to get a team interested, and all you need is one team to be interested.

Other potential draftees include Brock Martin, Brendon Evers and Matt Hembrough (if a team really needs an athletic long snapper).

How to Watch

Round 1: 7 p.m. Thursday on ESPN, ABC, NFL Network
Rounds 2-3: 6 p.m. Friday on ESPN, ABC, NFL Network
Rounds 4-7: 11 a.m. Saturday on ESPN, ABC , NFL Network

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