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
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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.