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Ryan Broyles

Ryan Broyles - #85 - WR

Height: 5-10 1/8
Weight: 192
Speed: 4.50e
Arm: 30 1/4
Hand: 9
Wingspan: 72 5/8
Birthdate: 04/09/1988
Hometown: Norman, OK
Grade: 5.45


Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/14/2012 Oklahoma Pro Day 5-10 1/2 190 8 7/8 30 1/8 72 7/8
02/29/2012 Combine 5-10 1/8 192 9 30 1/4 72 5/8 21
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-10 1/2 185 4.50



Engaged to girlfriend of six years. High school receiver-cornerback who also played basketball as an Oklahoma prep. Redshirted in 2007 when he was suspended indefinitely following an August arrest — charged with misdemeanor attempted petty larceny after he was caught trying to steal gasoline from a Norman, Okla., convenience store after hours (Broyles had a key and codes to activate the pump). Was fined $100 and given a six-month suspended sentence. Suffered a broken collarbone during ’08 spring practice then was suspended for the season opener (undisclosed reason). On the season, played 13 games (started the final nine at flanker) and totaled 46 receptions for 687 yards (14.9-yard average) and six touchdowns. Also returned 24 punts for 238 yards (9.9), including a 68-yard TD against Kansas State. In ’09, tied the OU single-season record for TD catches as he started 12-of-13 games in the slot and racked up 89-1,120-15 (12.6). Added 31-492 (15.9) on punt returns, including an 87-yard TD against Oklahoma State, and 4-81 (20.3) on kickoff returns. Was the first receiver in 72 years to lead the Sooners in scoring (102 points). Sustained a slightly fractured left shoulder blade against Miami (Fla.) and did not play against Baylor. Healthy in ’10, started all 14 games, was a Biletnikoff Award finalist and broke his own school record for single-season receptions by racking up 131-1,622-14 (12.4) with 34-268-0 (7.9) on punts and 2-32-0 (16.0) on kickoffs. In ’11, he set the career FBS record for receptions after hauling in 83-1,157-10 (3.9) in nine starts. Suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his left knee against Texas A&M and missed the final four games. Has 15 career rushes for 97 yards (6.5) and one touchdown. Has 10 career fumbles. Owns 10 school records, including career catches, career TD receptions and career 100-yard games. Medically excluded from doing most drills at the Combine because of injuries to both knees.


Quick feet and good balance. Displays natural ball skills — catches easily with quick, soft hands. Keen tracking and concentration. Flexible hips and terrific body control to adjust to throws. Nice field and boundary awareness — uncovers short-to-intermediate and can “dot the i.” Goes in traffic areas, attacks the ball in the air and sacrifices his body to make plays. Bench-pressed 225 pounds 21 times at the Combine (second-best among receivers). Productive after the catch — shows instincts, vision, and agility to elude tacklers. Lined up inside and outside. Confident and competitive. Smart and versatile. Offers value as a punt returner.


Lacks ideal height and has short arms and small hands. Susceptible to the jam off the line of scrimmage. Average explosion. Lacks elite top-end speed and runs upright. Average functional run strength. Underpowered blocker. Did not execute an expansive, pro-style route tree. Statistics are inflated. Durability could be an issue.


Highly productive, competitive and savvy, Broyles possesses the hands, toughness, quickness and run-after-catch ability to be an effective slot machine and zone beater who also returns punts. Torn ACL will affect draft standing.

Ryan Broyles's Draft Stock

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7.01-9.00Top 10

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