Oklahoma vs. Texas: Red River Rivalry NFL Draft watch notes

NORMAN, OK - OCTOBER 1: Quarterback Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks to throw in the first half against the Ball State Cardinals on October 1, 2011 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Ball State 62-6. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Look for Texas to get a lot of pressure in the face of Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones. In the past, that's where Jones has gotten in trouble and made errant passes. Jones' poise in the pocket is extremely questionable and has clearly pushed him behind Matt Barkley as a prospect.

Fortunately Jones can still fall back on senior Ryan Broyles, who may have the best hands of any wide receiver in the nation. Broyles has 38 catches in just four games this season and it wouldn't be a shock to see him add 10 more today.

Sooners hybrid end/linebacker Ronnell Lewis is one of the better 3-4 outside linebacker prospects in the nation because he gets around the edge so fast. He leads Oklahoma in tackles this season with 27 and has four tackles for loss. Texas doesn't have a stellar offensive line, so Lewis could be in for a big day.


On a talent-rich Texas defense, no one has arguably played better than outside linebacker Emmanuel Acho this season. He projects as a mid-round pick because he's not a superstar athlete, but he should be a solid weak-side linebacker with some pass rushing upside.

Longhorns defensive tackle Kheeston Randall has gotten off to a slow start this season, but a lot of talent is there. He's generally quick off the line and will need to be today. He could be the lynchpin of Texas' blitz today.

Keep an eye on Texas junior safety Kenny Vaccaro. He's starting to gain momentum because of his pass coverage skills. He has nice size at 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds.
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