NFL Draft Snapshot: DT Ryan McBean

Oklahoma State's Ryan McBean has already visited one recent Super Bowl Championship team and is drawing interest from a number of others. Learn more about Oklahoma State's top defensive tackle in this NFL Draft Snapshot. And watch for his NFL Draft Q&A interview on Wednesday!

Ryan McBean
DT, Oklahoma State

Numbers: 6'4, 286 pounds

2006 Stats: 25 tackles (12 solo),  9 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 1 QB pressure

Career Stats:  62 tackles (34 solo), 15 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 1 pass defended, 3 forced fumbles, 1 QB pressure, 1 blocked kick

Ryan McBean celebrates (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
The Buzz: Quick initial burst helps him hit the gap and force plays to the outside, disrupting the rhythm of the running back. Good potential as a three-technique lineman ... There's been some speculation that McBean could be considered for a defensive end spot in a 3-4 defense. He got some snaps during Senior Bowl week at both left and right defensive end. ... Senses the flow of the play very quickly and reacts well, using good angles ... "He can be physical and get around that gap in the line" -- Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy ...  Executes stunts very well  ... "Ryan is a physically daunting and amazingly athletic specimen" -- Kyle Porter,

Noteworthy: Born in Jamaica before his family moved to the United States ... During his senior year, was ranked third in the Big 12 Conference with 3 forced fumbles ... Only had two years at Oklahoma State, starting all games both seasons, after transferring from a junior college ... Never missed a game due to injury in his entire college career ... blocked a field goal attempt in 2005.

Ryan McBean Q&A Preview:
(Watch for our NFL Draft Q&A feature with Ryan McBean exclusively at on Wednesday!)

ET: You were born in Jamaica, how did you end up in Texas?

RM: I was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, I moved when I was 14 years old and went to Brooklyn, N.Y., lived there a couple months and then came to Texas where I first started playing football.

ET: You didn't miss any games during your college career. How did you handle all that banging around in the trenches without a single injury?

RM: I've been blessed. I tell my family to pray for me and I pray for myself. I've been blessed. Condition wise, I make sure I stay conditioned.

ET: What would you like the fans to know about you as a person or as a player?

RM: I'm going to come in fast and I'm going to get in and produce for any team that is willing to draft me. I'm a great player and great guy and want to give back to the community, my friends and family. I love football. Football is my life and has been my long dream and I'm glad to be here. God has blessed me and is still blessing me to this day. I'm thankful for that.

To learn more about Ryan McBean, visit his player profile page.

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