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OSU football: Looking at how the Cowboys' draft picks fit in with their new teams

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State had two players selected in the NFL Draft over the weekend, a pair of former teammates at Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High School.

Here's a look at how Justice Hill and Jordan Brailford fit in with their new teams and their chances to make an impact in 2019:


Justice Hill, RB

Pick: Round 4, 113 overall

Team: Baltimore Ravens

How he fits in: Hill has a chance for immediate opportunities in the Ravens backfield. Gus Edwards returns after rushing for 718 yards on 137 carries, and Baltimore signed veteran Mark Ingram. Both thrive on power running styles, while Hill is at his best using his speed and elusiveness in space. He could be the ideal big-play back to offset Edwards and Ingram, plus complement dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson. Baltimore went into the draft looking to add speed on offense, and Hill fits the mold.


Jordan Brailford, DE/LB

Pick: Round 7, 253 overall

Team: Washington Redskins

How he fits in: Brailford landed with a defense that runs a 3-4, meaning he’ll slide into an outside linebacker role that he played on occasion with the Cowboys last season. Washington is young in that spot, but also drafted Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat, who is an intriguing player at 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds with a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Brailford will have to compete for playing time, but could find a role, while also adding some responsibilities on special teams units.

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Oklahoma State's Justice Hill talks with an NFL scout during OSU's Pro Day in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma State's Justice Hill talks with an NFL scout during OSU's Pro Day in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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