OU Coach Bob Stoops: ‘I Knew Lane Johson Would Be a Top Pick’
Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops had no doubt Lane Johnson would be a first round pick.
When Eagles coach Chip Kelly called Stoops before the NFL Draft, the Sooners coach told him how high Johnson's ceiling was and that Lane could 'go all day.'
Stoops called into "The Sportsbash" today to talk with Mike and Todd about his former tackle and how he will fare under the innovative Kelly.
"He's got everything you look for. I felt his senior year that he'd be a first round pick, wasn't sure about a top pick," Stoops said.
The Sooners averaged 77.3 players per game last season, that's just four plays shy of what Kelly did with his Ducks last season at 81.5.
Stoops also talked about the transition Kelly faces from the college game to now the NFL.
"He's going to have to adjust to the NFL game, sure...but the game will also have to adjust to him and his style," said Stoops.
Johnson along with his fellow rookies will be in Philadelphia next week for the beginning of the Eagles rookie mini camp.
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