It was an unfortunate ending for one of college football’s most productive players of all-time. Now Oklahoma’s Ryan Broyles hopes to show he can come back from the tragic ACL injury he suffered earlier this year with a reported personal workout to be held on April 12 in time for the 2012 NFL Draft, per Paul Domowitch.
Broyles had already set the career receiving record in FBS history earlier in the season with his 317th career catch against the Kansas Jayhawks, breaking Taylor Stubblefield’s record in the process. One month later, he tore his ACL at home against Texas A&M that ended his season and crushed his draft stock.
Broyles ended his career with 349 catches for 4,586 yards and 45 touchdowns, and he’s typically regarded as a mid-round selection. However, a strong workout could conceivably push him into Day 2 territory in the second or third round. It’s there that a team like the Chiefs could make a move if they felt the value was right by jumping on “damaged goods” knowing he still has considerable time to get better.
If anything, most Big 12 fans will be rooting for Broyles to land somewhere earlier than later since such an incredible career deserves strong consideration. Injuries are a part of the game, but it’s troubling when they happen at the end of such a stellar career like Broyles enjoyed.