Love this kid........yes he was Bijan's backup but he's a darn good RB, 6'0 219lbs. I'd have no problem double-dipping with this in the 5th round.
He and Darnell Washington are my pet cats...
A four-year running back who played in 47 career games with five starts ... ranks 18th on Texas’ all-time rushing list with 2,190 yards on 392 carries (5.6ypc) ... his 23 career rushing touchdowns and 26 total touchdowns are tied for 17th in program history ... an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection in 2022 by the league’s coaches ... a 2022 preseason watch list candidate for the Doak Walker Award ... named a fourth-team All-Big 12 Preseason selection by Athlon Sports in 2021 ... enrolled as a quarterback in January 2019 ... switched to running back during fall camp prior to the 2019 season following injuries ... made his debut versus Louisiana Tech in the 2019 season opener ... a three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection (2020-22) ... a seven-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (spring 2019, fall 2019, spring 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022) ... was an All-American quarterback in high school.
Pro Day News and Rumors | Purdue’s Aidan O’Connell Stock on the Rise?
By my count, all 32 teams from the NFL were on hand for Purdue’s Pro Day. Among the bigger names at the workout were Las Vegas Raiders offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi, Cincinnati Bengals receivers coach Troy Walters, and Tennessee Titans special teams coordinator Craig Aukerman.
Aidan O’Connell continued the momentum from one of the best passing workouts at last week’s Combine and looked terrific today. For those counting, he hit on 47 of 50 passes and looked very accurate. The three misses were all drops by a walk-on receiver
Yesterday, almost two dozen teams showed up in Ruston, Louisiana, to watch the Bulldogs work out. On hand was Dallas Cowboys defensive coach Darian Thompson and New Orleans Saints scouting coordinator Will Martinez. The player they were on hand to watch was Louisiana Tech cornerback Myles Brooks.
Brooks, who had several good days of practice during the Shrine Bowl, timed as fast as 4.48 seconds in the 40 and touched 35″ in the vertical jump. The junior who transferred to Louisiana Tech from Stephen F. Austin enters the draft as a junior after totaling three interceptions and nine pass breakups last season. He is drawing interest from the Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.