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Ryan Aber

Published: Thu, March 14, 2019 1:04 AM
Updated: Thu, March 14, 2019 1:25 AM

NORMAN—As Kyler Murray was getting ready for his Pro Day performance Wednesday, Marquise Brown looked over his shoulder wistfully.

“I wish I was out there but he’s going to hold it down,” Brown said before Murray completed 61 of 67 passes throwing to a group of wide receivers pieced together in the few days leading up to the event.

Brown suffered from a Lisfranc injury in his foot during the Big 12 Championship Game against Texas, but attempted to play in the Orange Bowl before undergoing surgery in January.

The potential first-rounder isn’t likely to be fully cleared until training camp, well after next month’s NFL Draft.

“I feel pretty confident,” Brown said of the film that is going to be NFL teams’ only on-field evaluation of him before the draft. “Credit to Coach (Lincoln) Riley for putting me in the right situations and letting me showcase my talent.”

Brown said he’s received positive feedback from teams, including about his decision to play in the Orange Bowl instead of focusing on keeping his draft stock intact.

“A lot of coaches, the asked me, ‘Why would you play? There’s a lot at stake,’” Brown said. “But I came from nothing. These guys gave me the opportunity. If we’d have had another game after that I would’ve played (too).”

Anderson on schedule

Running back Rodney Anderson only weighed in at Pro Day as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament that ended his season in September.

After an OU career that also featured a broken neck and leg, Anderson said he was being conservative with the rehab process so that he’d be 100 percent when he returned to the field.

“Teams got to be thorough. They check all medical history,” Anderson said. “I just tell them straight up — they’re all unrelated injuries. The tag of injury-prone, I feel like is inappropriate. That’s not what I am. It’s three weird injuries and unfortunately they happened to me.

“My mom says bad things happen in threes. Hopefully that means I’m done with them.”

Offensive linemen plan tattoos

Oklahoma is expected to have four offensive linemen drafted this season, with Cody Ford, Bobby Evans, Ben Powers and Dru Samia all going through the NFL Combine and then working out Wednesday.

Ford, who is projected by many to be a first-round pick, said the group remained tight throughout the process and plans to cement that bond together soon, including redshirt sophomore-to-be Creed Humphrey as well.

“I grew up an only child,” Ford said. “As soon as I got here — Ben, Bobby and Dru — we were all in the same class. Those are my brothers for life.”

Ford said the five planned to get matching tattoos soon, a depiction of the massive Joe Moore Award trophy that the five won last season as the best offensive line in college football.

“That will be pretty sweet,” Ford said.

Ryan Aber, Staff Writer

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Marquise Brown walks around in his boot during the pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman on Wednesday. [Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman]
Photo -  Cody Ford, left, goes through lineman drills as he works out for NFL scouts on Wednesday. [Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman]
Cody Ford, left, goes through lineman drills as he works out for NFL scouts on Wednesday. [Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman]
Photo - Kyler Murray throws the ball as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Kyler Murray throws the ball as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - University of Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley walks onto the field after Kyler Murray threw the ball for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
University of Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley walks onto the field after Kyler Murray threw the ball for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Former University of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops shakes hands with Kyler Murray before Murray worked out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Former University of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops shakes hands with Kyler Murray before Murray worked out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Amani Bledsoe does the broad jump as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Amani Bledsoe does the broad jump as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Cincinnati Bengal coach Zac Taylor, left, and his brother Philadelphia Eagles quarterback coach Press Taylor talk during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Cincinnati Bengal coach Zac Taylor, left, and his brother Philadelphia Eagles quarterback coach Press Taylor talk during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Kyler Murray throws the ball as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Kyler Murray throws the ball as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Kyler Murray weighs in for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Kyler Murray weighs in for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Kyler Murray prepares to weigh in for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Kyler Murray prepares to weigh in for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Kyler Murray prepares to go through throwing drills for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Kyler Murray prepares to go through throwing drills for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Kyler Murray throws the ball as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Kyler Murray throws the ball as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Kyler Murray throws the ball as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Kyler Murray throws the ball as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Kyler Murray throws the ball as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Kyler Murray throws the ball as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Merv Johnson talks with Kyler Murray before for the start of the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Merv Johnson talks with Kyler Murray before for the start of the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Bob Stoops, left, and Lincoln Riley, right, laugh with Gil Brandt, of the National Football League, during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Bob Stoops, left, and Lincoln Riley, right, laugh with Gil Brandt, of the National Football League, during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Curtis Bolton runs the shuttle drill as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Curtis Bolton runs the shuttle drill as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Cody Ford runs the shuttle drill as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Cody Ford runs the shuttle drill as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Dru Samia runs the shuttle drill as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Dru Samia runs the shuttle drill as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Amani Bledsoe runs the shuttle drill as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Amani Bledsoe runs the shuttle drill as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Amani Bledsoe records his vertical jump as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Amani Bledsoe records his vertical jump as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Ben Powers records his broad jump as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Ben Powers records his broad jump as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Curtis Bolton records his broad jump as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Curtis Bolton records his broad jump as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Dru Samia, left, goes through lineman drills as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Dru Samia, left, goes through lineman drills as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Cody Ford, left, goes through lineman drills as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Cody Ford, left, goes through lineman drills as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Curtis Bolton records his vertical jump as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Curtis Bolton records his vertical jump as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Bobby Evans records his vertical jump as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Bobby Evans records his vertical jump as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Amani Bledsoe runs the 40 as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Amani Bledsoe runs the 40 as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Amani Bledsoe does the bench press as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Amani Bledsoe does the bench press as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Cody Ford prepares to do the bench press as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Cody Ford prepares to do the bench press as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Ben Powers goes through drills as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Ben Powers goes through drills as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Cody Ford goes through drills as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Cody Ford goes through drills as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Dru Samia, right, goes through drills as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Dru Samia, right, goes through drills as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Amani Bledsoe goes through drills as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Amani Bledsoe goes through drills as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Cody Ford does the bench press as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Cody Ford does the bench press as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Austin Seibert kicks the ball as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Austin Seibert kicks the ball as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Carson Meier catches a pass as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Carson Meier catches a pass as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Kyler Murray directs his receivers as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Kyler Murray directs his receivers as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Marquise Brown walks around in his boot during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Marquise Brown walks around in his boot during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Photo - Myles Tease runs the 40 as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Myles Tease runs the 40 as he works out for NFL scouts during the University of Oklahoma football pro day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

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