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Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, his season is over

Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:40 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2011 8:40 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

We were hoping for the best and expecting the worst when it came to the status of Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles' injured left knee, and we've gotten what we were expecting. According to John Hoover of the Tulsa World, Broyles has suffered a torn ACL in the knee and his season, and Oklahoma career, are over because of it.



Broyles suffered the injury in the third quarter of Oklahoma's 41-25 win over Texas A&M on Saturday. He planted on his left leg in an odd fashion after making a catch and turning upfield to gain more yards. He clutched the knee after being tackled and was then helped off the field before being seen in tears on the sideline.

Broyles finishes the season with 83 receptions for 1,157 yards and 10 touchdowns.

In his career Broyles has caught 347 passes for 4,586 yards and 45 touchdowns. The 347 receptions are more than any other player in NCAA history. Broyles was also a Biletnikof finalist last season and decided to come back to Oklahoma for another season even though he'd have been a first round pick in the NFL to try and win a national championship. 
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Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, his season is over

This loss can really hurt Oklahoma's hopes of defeating Oklahoma State and playing in yet another BCS Game.  Oklahoma is going to need all of the offensive weapons that they can muster up to defeat Oklahoma State in shaky Stillwater.  I hope the young man heels quickly, but an injury this late could affect his draft status.  He certainly has the mentality to be a good WR in the pros.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, his season is over

Sorry to hear Broyles go down; really a unique talent.

Shouldn't affect his draft stock though as he's probably still in the mid-2nd to early third round as originally projected if he can post his normal 4.4 or better speed after surgery.   A pulled hammy doesn't normally affect speed long term, but an ACL is completely reliant on the surgery then rehab; hope he doesn't push it and ready for combines in February.



Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:59 pm
 

Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, his season is over

Hunter21, what a surprise to find a USC fan on a chat about a fallen Sooner.  Given the plethora of frosh and soph players who got significant playing time this year, if your QB comes back for a senior season, the Trojans could be vying for a national championship their first year out of the penalty box.  Good luck to Ryan Broyles recovery.  He's given a lot of thrills to OU fans.  I hope he's at 100% come the combines.



Since: Apr 12, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, his season is over

Good Luck!  It's a full year recovery.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 11:14 am
 

Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, his season is over

Receivers under 6'0" don't get drafted in the first round anymore unless they have BLAZING speed.  Broyles is the smartest WR in College Football, but undersized and without track-star speed means late 2nd, early 3rd round at best.  I love RB.  He's my favorite College player.  And he'll be a successful pro with the right system, like Wes Welker.  But he's not a first-round prospect when he's 100% healthy.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 6:13 am
 

Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, his season is over

All the best Ryan! Nuff said...



Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 3:34 am
 

Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, his season is over

This guy has paved the way for smaller receivers with skills.  I feel bad for him that he cannot finish the season he hoped to have.  Any other comments comparing him to other receivers are absurd at this point because we're talking about a young man ending his career on a low note.



Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 2:47 am
 

Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, his season is over

i love how one guy says 'check your history' then provides bad history (gresham)...and another guy says 'check your facts' then provides bad facts. (broken ankle)

hopefully i rewrote those correctly... 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:52 am
 

Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, his season is over

Check your history, sace.

Gresham went 21.  Yes, he had a knee injury.

Like Bradford he waited to see if the injury would heal before surgery.  And like Bradford, he had at least 7 months to recover.

And Gresham was never fast for his position. Average speed but great skills and size. He is a big TE and was never a speed guy.

It is because these guys went down early they were able to get ready BEFORE the draft or combine.

It is because of history I write these things. Check the full facts and understand the "why" of the NFL draft.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 1:34 am
 

Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, his season is over

Never said it had not happened in the past. But 2010 for Denver should mean it will not happen again anytime soon.

That year there was no WR prospect without some type of blemish. Dez Bryant had not played and had questions. Golden Tate was small like Broyles. No clear #1 WR for that draft

But look at Denver. Demaryius Thomas had broken bones in his foot. Not an ACL. He is also 6-3 215. And faster than Broyles.

Denver also drafted Tim Tebow that first round. And that draft cost the head coach his job.

Al Davis is dead. So who else is that foolish.

This year Blackmon and Jeffery are rated ahead of Broyles and Floyd and Toon are not very far behind. So no reason to leap for Broyles IF he is not ready.

In case someone does not understand any future action talked about is alway imo and not fact. That goes for any statement anyone makes here. But I still think teams will look back 2010 and wait until at least the 2nd round.


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