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Alexander's Current Draft Projection: First-second round. No. 5 defensive end in a 4-3 defense.
Lewis' Current Draft Projection: First-second round. No. 4 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.
Reiff's Current Draft Projection: Top 20 pick. No. 3 offensive tackle.
Zusevics' Current Draft Projection: Fifth round-free agent.
Oklahoma boasts two defensive ends that had strong seasons but were perhaps hurt by the underwhelming performance of the Sooners defense.
The only tackle that either of them faced that could possibly be called elite was Oklahoma State's Levy Adcock—and we know how that game went.
Of course, Lewis missed the OSU game with an injury, while Alexander was not 100 percent. Both are expected to be ready to go for the Insight Bowl.
If Alexander has a big game, he could solidify a place in the first round.
Meanwhile, Lewis is a junior who would probably do well to retain his amateur eligibility, but if he opts to go pro, he is in much the same situation as Alexander.
Much as the Big 12 was lacking elite tackles this season, the Big Ten was short of elite defensive ends. In effect, the best individual player that either Hawkeye tackle matched up against this season was Pitt rush linebacker Brandon Lindsey.
A big game for Reiff, a junior, could push him into the top 15 if he chooses to come out.
On the other side, Zusevics finished strong and could vault himself from free agency up to the fifth round, provided he has a strong showing in the combine and against Oklahoma in the bowl.