Short story on Rivals about the big guy. Hope he continues the long tradition of Texas linemen playing on Sundays.
Texas defensive tackle Frank Okam, one of 15 draft prospects working out at D1 Sports Training in suburban Nashville, left school feeling good about his 40-yard dash time and other tests. But when he began training for the Combine, he learned quickly how much work he needed to do to get into optimal shape for the speed, strength and agility drills.
In the 40-yard dash, for instance, his stride was too long. And he stood too tall in agility drills.
Frank Okam participated in the East-West Shrine Game but got right back to work afterwards.
Neither of these minor flaws prevented him from being a Rivals.com first-team All-Big 12 selection as a junior and senior. But correcting them before the Combine and his pro scouting day in Austin could make a huge difference to his wallet come draft day.
And speaking of tradition, it looks like Texas is in good shape to land the next in the long line of superstars at DT. Jamarkus McFarland is ranked at #2 on the early Rivals 2009 Top 100, and is said to be a Texas lean.
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