Ryan Broyles NFL Draft Profile

Ryan Broyles NFL Draft Profile

Ryan Broyles, Senior, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma



Ryan Broyles is not the biggest or fastest wide receiver around. However, he has been extremely productive during his collegiate career. Back in 2008, Broyles set an Oklahoma record for a freshman by tallying 687 receiving yards. He also started to show off his big play potential. Six of his 46 receptions ended with a touchdown. The good times kept rolling in 2009. He caught 89 passes for 1,120 yards and 15 score.

Broyles started breaking more records during his junior campaign. Broyles set Oklahoma records for career receiving yards and receiving yards in a season on the same catch. On the year he caught an amazing 131 passes for 1,622 yards with 14 trips to end zone. By the end of the 2011 campaign, Broyles will own just about every receiving record in the Oklahoma books.

Final Projection:

Broyles likely would have been a second round selection had he gone to the NFL early. Another year with quarterback Landry Jones throwing him the ball could move Broyles into the first round. At 5-11, Broyles will not likely crack the top ten, but his ability to return punts, run great routes and catch everything thrown in his direction will make him a very valuable player heading into the 2012 NFL Draft.

1/5/12 Update:

Broyles stock slipped a little bit this season as he was not only overshadowed by Justin Blackmon, as expected, but also had to compete with teammate Kenny Stills for catches. He still caught 83 passes for 1,157 yards and ten touchdowns, but that will probably not be enough for Broyles to get drafted in the first round. With his size he is not a number one receiver and with a very good class of receivers ahead of him, Broyles will likely fall to at least the second round.

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