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2012 NFL Draft: The 6 Best Video Highlights of Ryan Broyles

David LevinSenior Writer IIApril 20, 2012

2012 NFL Draft: The 6 Best Video Highlights of Ryan Broyles

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    Gone is the limp. In what can be described as a good day, Ryan Broyles showed scouts he is ready for his NFL career to begin.

    According to a scouting report on ESPN.com, Broyles recorded a 32.5-inch vertical jump and 4.57 time in the 40-yard dash during his short pro-day session this month inside the Sooners' Everest Indoor Center. He also ran routes for the NFL scouts in attendance.

    It was reported that 12 NFL teams were represented at the pro day.

    Broyles suffered his tore his ACL against Texas A&M, causing him to miss the combine as well the pro day for Sooner players. This pro day was to focus on Broyles alone.

    Scouts will remember Broyles as the favorite target of Landry Jones in the Sooners offense. He holds the FBS career receptions record, finishing his Oklahoma career with 349 receptions for 4,586 and 45 touchdowns in 48 career games.

    Here are some highlights to give you an idea of how good he can be.

Against FSU and Other Highlights

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    Landry Jones and Broyles had pretty good chemistry together. Broyles can catch the ball on a slant or across the middle and take it for long gains.

    It is important that he can accelerate for yards after the catch.

You Missed Me, You Missed Me

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    At 5'10" and around 192, Broyles appears to be strong for his size.

    Once he gets the ball and gets his shoulders squared, it is obvious he looks to make the first tackler miss so he can get upfield.

    His one-on-one game with defenders is outstanding.

Kansas State 2011

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    There are times when Broyles gets off the line and gets open so much so, that he has to wait for the ball to be delivered.

    Broyles is fluid in his motion, often forcing defenders to back-peddle.

    Those skills cannot be taught. Those skills are natural.

Texas 2011

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    Texas and the Longhorns defense is no slouch. And Broyles exploited the secondary for huge plays on offense.

    If he is healthy, after his November knee surgery, then he should be able to display his skills consistently.

Missouri 2011

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    The end zone is his playground, using his entire body to break off from the defender and make the play.

    On Broyles' first touchdown against Missouri, he turned his body completely inside toward the quarterback while in the end zone to make the catch.

    That kind of agility is important, as he will consistently be facing taller defenders on Sundays.

Breaking Records

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    He always seems to be open.

    As we talked about in the opening slide, the Norman native holds the FBS career receptions record, finishing his Sooners career with 349 receptions for 4,586 and 45 touchdowns in 48 career games.

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