How many Beavers will be picked in NFL draft?


THE WAIT COMES to an end this weekend for a number of Oregon State hopefuls with the NFL Draft taking place Sat-Sun in New York. The consensus among a legion of "draft gurus" is that a number of Beavers are probable draft picks or free agent signings. But who are they saying will be the first pick out of OSU? And are there ever any mock drafts out there that go beyond the first round?

Roy Schuening is the consensus choice to be selected first from Oregon State. The Arizona Republic even sees him in a group potentially going "early in the first day of the draft."
Arizona Republic on Schuening

Other aren't as sure. The Cincinnati Enquirer says Schuening "should be available anywhere from the third through the fifth rounds."
Cincinnati Enquirer on Schuening

The Patriot News, a Pennsylvania paper that covers the Steelers, says Schuening is in a group that could yield a second or third round pick. "Chilo Rachal from Southern Cal, Roy Schuening from Oregon State, John Greco from Toledo and Eric Young from Tennessee could be second- or third-round selections for the Steelers."
Patriot News on Schuening

Meanwhile, The Sporting News has one of the more optimistic scenarios on Dorian Smith. There are worries about his consistency, TSN says, but he's nevertheless a potential fourth round selection. "More than likely, Smith is going to be a late-round pick, but don't be shocked if some team grabs him as early as the fourth round. It would be easy for a team to fall in love with Smith, because when you string together his highlights on tape, he's an impressive player."
SN on Smith

Not many kickers are drafted, and Alexis Serna's stature (5-6, 168) is said to be among the concerns. One ESPN analyst says a seventh round pick is the ceiling. "I think his best case is probably seventh round.. More than likely though, he'll go undrafted and become a free agent that a team will bring in. If he has a good streak during a training camp and he catches a coach who is a fan of his mechanics, I think he can stick with a team."
ESPN Page 2 on Serna

The Mail Tribune and others say concerns about Yvenson Bernard's size (5-9, 202) likely mean he'll be a late-round pick or a free-agent signing.
Mail Tribune on Bernard

The Dallas Morning News has Kyle DeVan as the seventh best center available. Others project as a later rounds pick or free agent signing. DMN also rates Roy Schuening as the No. 7 guard in the draft. And here's something unique, DMN also says OSU cornerback Gerard Lawson is the second best kick coverage player available in the draft.

Derrick Doggett and Joey LaRocque, says the Statesman Journal, are potential second-day picks or rookie free agents.
SJ on Doggett and LaRocque

One of the only mock drafts out there with all seven rounds can be found on (whatever that is). They have Schuening going to the Seattle Seahawks with the No. 121 pick. He is the only Beaver on their draft board.
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