Oklahoma State in the NFL Draft

Joseph Randle

Joseph Randle

April 25, 2013

STILLWATER - The 2013 NFL Draft starts tonight at 7 p.m. CT and as has become the norm under coach Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State figures to have a presence.

Since Gundy took over the program in 2005, Oklahoma State has averaged about two players selected in then NFL Draft per year, headlined by first-rounders Brandon Pettigrew, Russell Okung, Dez Bryant, Justin Blackmon and Brandon Weeden.

The Cowboys have produced 113 NFL Draft picks all-time, highlighted by 19 first-round picks. The Mike Gundy era has produced 15 NFL Draft picks, led by the five first-rounders mentioned above.

This year's most talked-about NFL Draft prospects from Oklahoma State are running back Joseph Randle and kicker/punter/kickoff man Quinn Sharp.

Randle was a two-time first-team All-Big 12 performer, earning the honor in both 2011 and 2012, and was a key figure in the Cowboys having one of the most feared offenses in America both seasons. With Randle starting at running back, the Cowboys were the only team in the nation to average more than seven yards per play in each of the past two seasons.

A semifinalist for the 2012 Doak Walker Award presented to the nation's top running back, Randle finished his career eighth in OSU history in career rushing yards with 3,085, fourth in career rushing touchdowns (40) and 10th in career scoring with 258 points. That point total is fourth all-time among OSU running backs.

Randle is the latest running back to come from the same Oklahoma State program that produced NFL Hall of Famers Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas.

 

 

NFL Draft analysts from varying media outlets have praised Randle for his dynamic running style and his productivity as a receiver out of the backfield.

Joining Randle in the 2013 NFL Draft discussion from OSU is the only three-time All-American in school history, Sharp. Over his final three seasons, he was named a first-team All-American as a kicker or a punter -- or both. In 2011, he became the first person in the history of the Big 12 to be named all-conference as a punter and kicker, then he repeated that feat in 2012.

As a kickoff specialist, Sharp led the nation in touchbacks on kickoffs each of his four seasons in a Cowboy uniform. As a punter, his punting averages over the last three seasons are the top three in OSU history. As a kicker, he ended his career with 301 points to rank fourth all-time at OSU. Sharp' career punting average of 45.9 yards led all active NCAA players and set an OSU record. His career field-goal percentage of 84.7 was second among all active NCAA players.

Sharp's immediate predecessor at Oklahoma State, Dan Bailey, has been among the most accurate and clutch kickers in the NFL for the last two seasons and made an immediate impact for the Dallas Cowboys after entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2010.

Oklahoma State's All-Time NFL Draft Picks

Year	Rd	Sel #	Player	Pos	Team
1940	17		Ralph Foster 	T	Chicago Cardinals
1943	12		Loyd Arms 	G	Chicago Bears
1945	17		Joe Spencer 	DT	Philadelphia Eagles
1946	9		Jake Colhouer 	G	Chicago Cardinals
1947	1	1	Bob Fenimore 	HB	Chicago Bears
1947	1		Neill Armstrong 	OE	Philadelphia Eagles
1948	1		Jim Spavital 	FB	Chicago Cardinals
1948	23		Jim Parmer 	HB	Philadelphia Eagles
1949	2		Billy Grimes 	HB	Chicago Bears
1949	5		Bill Long 	OE	Pittsburgh Steelers
1950	15		Alex Loyd 	OE	Washington Redskins
1950	16		Charlie Shaw 	OG	San Francisco 49ers
1951	17		Darrel Meisenheimer 	DB	Detroit Lions
1954	4		Bill Bredde 	HB	Chicago Cardinals
1955	8		Dale Meinert 	LB	Baltimore Colts
1958	26		Jon Evans 	OE	Pittsburgh Steelers
1959	12		Howard Keys 	C	Philadelphia Eagles
1961	6		Frank Parker 	DT	Cleveland Browns
1962			Gary Cutsinger 	DE	Houston Oilers
1965	13		Jack Jacobson 	DB	Detroit Lions
1966	5		Walt Garrison 	RB	Dallas Cowboys
1966	8		Charlie Harper 	OT	New York Giants
1967	3	66	Dennis Randall 	DE	New York Jets
1967	3	67	Harold Akin 	T	San Diego Chargers
1967	3	71	Leon Ward 	OL	Baltimore Colts
1967	12	307	J.B. Christian 	OL	Baltimore Colts
1967	17	435	Terry Bacigalupo 	OL	St. Louis Cardinals
1969	3	56	Jon Kolb 	OT	Pittsburgh Steelers
1969	3	73	Terry Brown 	DB	St. Louis Cardinals
1970	1	25	John Ward 	G	Minnesota Vikings
1970	2	47	Jerry Sherk 	DT	Cleveland Browns
1970	6	131	Bob Cutburth 	QB	Chicago Bears
1970	14	358	John Little 	DT	New York Jets
1971	17	428	Hermann Eben 	WR	New Orleans Saints
1972	17	424	Dick Graham 	WR	New Orleans Saints
1974	1	18	Reuben Gant 	TE	Buffalo Bills
1974	3	57	Glenn Robinson 	DE	Baltimore Colts
1974	5	130	Cleveland Vann 	DL	Miami Dolphins
1974	8	206	Bon Boatwright 	DT	San Diego Chargers
1975	8	194	Leonard Thompson	WR	Detroit Lions
1976	1	25	James White 	DT	Minnesota Vikings
1976	7	197	Larry Harris 	DT	Houston Oilers
1977	1	12	Phil Dokes 	DT	Buffalo Bills
1977	6	147	Cliff Parsley 	P	New Orleans Saints
1977	7	172	Derrel Gofourth 	G	Green Bay Packers
1977	9	237	Robert Turner	RB	Miami Dolphins
1977	10	277	Ron Baker 	G	Baltimore Colts
1978	1	5	Terry Miller 	RB	Buffalo Bills
1978	2	41	Buddy Hardaway 	T	San Diego Chargers
1978	12	320	Daria Butler 	LB	Atlanta Falcons
1979	9	223	Scott Burk 	DB	Cincinnati Bengals
1979	10	254	Steve Stephens 	TE	Baltimore Colts
1980	5	134	John Corker 	LB	Houston Oilers
1980	8	217	Harold Bailey 	WR	Houston Oilers
1981	3	75	Roger Taylor	T	Kansas City Chiefs
1981	5	119	Dexter Manley 	DE	Washington Redskins
1981	10	271	Dean Prater 	DE	Cleveland Browns
1982	11	301	Ron Ingram 	WR	Philadelphia Eagles
1982	12	313	Ricky Young 	LB	Chicago Bears
1983	4	86	Greg Hill 	DB	Houston Oilers
1983	4	98	Gary Lewis 	NT	New Orleans Saints
1983	9	245	Mike Green 	LB	San Diego Chargers
1984	2	48	Chris Rockins 	DB	Cleveland Browns
1984	3	74	Ernest Anderson 	RB	Detroit Lions
1984	10	268	James Spencer 	DL	Minnesota Vikings
1984	10	277	John Chesley 	TE	Miami Dolphins
1984	12	309	Rod Fisher 	DB	Los Angeles Rams
1985	6	143	Rusty Hilger 	QB	Los Angeles Raiders
1985	7	177	Jamie Harris 	WR	Washington Redskins
1985	8	208	Matt Monger 	LB	New York Jets
1985	9	251	Adam Hinds 	DB	Miami Dolphins
1985	12	332	Raymond Polk 	DB	Los Angeles Raiders
1986	1	8	Leslie O'Neal 	DE	San Diego Chargers
1986	3	73	John Washington	DE	New York Giants
1986	4	110	Paul Blair 	T	Chicago Bears
1986	    Suppl.	Charles Crawford	RB	Philadelphia Eagles
1987	4	104	Mark Moore 	DB	Seattle Seahawks
1988	2	40	Thurman Thomas 	RB	Buffalo Bills
1988	4	92	Ricky Shaw 	LB	New York Giants
1989	1	3	Barry Sanders 	RB	Detroit Lions
1989	1	16	Hart Lee Dykes 	WR	New England Patriots
1991	9	232	Gerald Hudson 	RB	Minnesota Vikings
1991	10	253	Curtis Mayfield 	WR	Denver Broncos
1992	12	325	Corey Williams 	DB	Kansas City Chiefs
1994	3	88	Jason Gildon 	LB	Pittsburgh Steelers
1994	7	210	Keith Burns 	LB	Denver Broncos
1995	4	130	Linc Harden 	LB	Dallas Cowboys
1996	4	108	Jevon Langford 	DE	Cincinnati Bengals
1998	1	28	R.W. McQuarters 	CB	San Francisco 49ers
1998	3	87	Kevin Williams 	FS	New York Jets
1998	4	94	Alonzo Mayes 	TE	Chicago Bears
1998	    Suppl.	Jamal Williams 	DT	San Diego Chargers
2000	2	62	Jacoby Shepherd 	DB	St. Louis Rams
2000	7	250	Ethan Howell 	WR	Washington Redskins
2003	1	9	Kevin Williams 	DE	Minnesota Vikings
2004	1	31	Rashaun Woods	WR	San Francisco 49ers
2004	2	41	Tatum Bell 	RB	Denver Broncos
2004	5	135	Antonio Smith 	DE	Arizona Cardinals
2005	2	56	Darrent Williams 	CB	Denver Broncos
2005	3	73	Vernand Morency 	RB	Houston Texans
2005	7	249	Billy Bajema 	TE	San Francisco 49ers
2006	6	199	Charlie Johnson 	T	Indianapolis Colts
2007	4	132	Ryan McBean	DE	Pittsburgh Steelers
2007	6	209	Corey Hilliard	OT	New England Patriots
2009	1	20	Brandon Pettigrew	TE	Detroit  Lions
2010	1	6	Russell Okung	OL	Seattle Seahawks
2010	1	24	Dez Bryant	WR	Dallas Cowboys
2010	5	137	Perrish Cox	DB	Denver Broncos
2010	7	250	Zac Robinson	QB	New England Patriots
2011	4	115	Kendall Hunter	RB	San Francisco 49ers
2012	1	5	Justin Blackmon	WR	Jacksonville Jaguars
2012	1	22	Brandon Weeden	QB	Cleveland Browns
2012	6	190	Markelle Martin	S	Tennessee Titans
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