Monday, January 30, 2012
The Big 12 and the Senior Bowl
By David Ubben
Senior Bowl week has come and gone, and now we wait for the combine (starts Feb. 22) for the next big moves prior to the NFL draft.
Here's how the Big 12 participants did, with a few thoughts to follow.
Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State
Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor
- 5-9, 56 yards, 2 INT, sack
Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M
- five carries, 14 yards; two catches, 8 yards
Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri
Randy Bullock, K, Texas A&M
Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma
- made field goals of 39 and 24 yards. No misses. Two touchbacks on four kickoffs.
Leonard Johnson, CB, Iowa State
- four tackles, forced fumble, interception (off Weeden)
Emmanuel Acho, LB, Texas
Keenan Robinson, LB, Texas
Kheeston Randall, DT, Texas
Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State
Tony Jerod-Eddie, DE, Texas A&M
- two tackles, tackle for loss
A few thoughts:
- A certain bit of symmetry in Fleming picking off Weeden late. From The Oklahoman: "I told him I owed him one," said Fleming, referring to the Cowboys' 44-10 rout of the Sooners in December. "And I got him." No doubt a rough outing for Weeden, who threw his other interception off an awkward drop back, but I wouldn't worry too much about one game. The practices mean a lot more than spotty game time for everybody in this game, and Weeden impressed a lot of people this week. A big day means just as little as an awful day in this game.
- What a day for Fleming, though. He grabbed the interception late, but forced a fumble from Arkansas' Joe Adams on the opening drive.
- Has Weeden taken over the No. 3 spot among QBs behind Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III? Ryan Tannehill was hurt this past week and couldn't play, but this could be an interesting race. No doubt there's disagreement among NFL teams on where to slot Weeden.