Analysts expect at least four Oklahoma State football players to be taken in the 2021 NFL Draft — but where should we expect them to land, exactly?
Offensive lineman Teven Jenkins could be protecting the blind side of a quarterback near you this fall. Wide receiver Tylan Wallace made some gravity-defying grabs even after suffering an ACL injury in 2019. Canadian native Chuba Hubbard kept up the Cowboy tradition of ‘Tailback U’ after leading the nation in rushing two years ago. And lastly, cornerback Rodarius Williams is ready to bring his experience of stopping high-octane Big 12 offenses to the pro level.
Four OSU players are expected to go in the 2021 NFL Draft, including a first round-bound offensive lineman and two electrifying skill position players.
If a fifth OSU player is taken — most likely to be linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga — it would mark the best OSU draft performance in 36 years. In the 1985 NFL Draft, five Cowboys heard their names called on draft night. After seeing five first-round picks combined from 2009 to 2014, no OSU player has gone that high in the past seven seasons.
A number of NFL teams may still be on the move for the perfect draft-day swap or a package of picks that moves them up in one of the first couple rounds. Some teams may need to replace an outgoing starter, while others just need an overall position upgrade.
Using the current 2021 NFL Draft order, here’s where to expect the OSU Cowboys to land.