It was confirmed on Friday that the Oklahoma Sooners will be sending two players to the 2013 Senior Bowl. One being quarterback Landry Jones and the other is offensive lineman, Lane Johnson. The exhibition bowl game has been played since 1950, and the Sooners have sent 103 players since its inception.
Jones sits atop the Big 12 record book, being the all-time leader in passing yards with 16,368. He became the most winning quarterback in Sooner history this season, with 39 wins. His personal best, which ended up being a school-best performance from a quarterback, came against the West Virginia Mountaineers, where he threw for 554 yards and six touchdowns. He was the only quarterback in the FBS to have two 500-yard passing games in 2012. Jones has been projected to go in the second or third round in the NFL draft.
If you look back at offensive lineman Lane Johnson’s career, he is one of those players that have played a little bit of everything and found his groove on the OL. He started as a quarterback at Kilgore College before heading to Oklahoma in 2009. Before moving to the OL, Johnson worked out as a defensive end and a tight end. He started at right tackle last year and moved over to play on the left side for 2012. He was picked as a CBS All-American third team and an All-Big 12 second team for his play this season. Johnson has been projected by some to go anywhere from the first to second round in the NFL draft.
Both players will be able to showcase what they got in front of personnel and coaches from all 32 NFL teams. The Senior Bowl is scheduled for January 26th in Mobile, Alabama and will be shown on the NFL Network.