2017 NFL Draft

Roy Finch, RB

School: Oklahoma  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Niceville, FL
Height/Weight: 5-6 / 177 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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08/12/2013 - TOP OKLAHOMA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 5. RB Roy Finch (5-7, 175, 4.45)...As a part-time back as a freshman and sophomore, Finch was an exciting player to watch when the ball was in his hands. He combined for 1,003 rushing yards over his first two seasons in Norman, adding 44 catches and five touchdowns as a change-of-pace weapon for the Oklahoma offense. But Finch found himself in the coaches' doghouse last season due to immaturity and effort issues and became an afterthought in the Sooners' offensive attack, finishing his junior year with only seven carries. But after rededicating himself to the conditioning program and proving himself to be a more responsible teammate to the coaching staff, Finch re-emerged this past spring and is expected to have a more prominent role as a senior.

He has explosive feet with excellent start/stop ability to easily redirect and elude defenders and run away from trouble. Finch has a smallish frame and isn't the type of back who will power his way through contact, but he shows the coordination to keep his feet and create in tight spaces. He also adds value as a pass-catcher and it wouldn't be surprising if he ends up among the team-leaders in catches in 2013. Although he'll need to share the backfield with Williams and Millard, Finch is expected to receive at least 10-12 touches per game this fall and should get his chance to show off his exciting talent. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

10/22/2012 - Over the past year, Roy Finch has seen his chances to make an impact for No. 10 Oklahoma shrink to almost none. The first chance he got to touch the ball on Saturday night, he made history. Finch returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, completing the first tandem in Sooners history to score on a punt and a kickoff in the same game during a 52-7 rout of Kansas. "I'm not really in the rotation on offense a lot, but we have a lot of playmakers that can make plays and I feel like I'm one of those playmakers on the team," Finch said. "I just try to make the best of the opportunities I have. "I was just so happy to take it back." In the process, he won one lucky fan $20,000 and extended Oklahoma's lead to 45-0 just 13 seconds after halftime. Justin Brown, a transfer from Penn State, provided the first half of the unique double dip by returning a punt 90 yards and diving at the pylon for the score on his first chance after fumbling away a previous punt. The Brown-Finch combo marked the first time the Sooners (5-1, 3-1 Big 12) have had two plays at least 90 yards long in the same game. "I want our OU team known as a very explosive team," Finch said. "Him taking back a punt return and me taking back a kickoff return just really shows that we have explosive players and we can play with the best of them." - AP Sports

09/22/2012 - Of the seven players who scored touchdowns for OU in last season's 58-17 victory over Kansas State, four will not play Saturday. Dejuan Miller, Ryan Broyles and Trent Ratteree completed their eligibility, and WR Jazz Reynolds, who caught two touchdown passes, remains on the roster but suspended from game action. Still available? QB Blake Bell, RB Roy Finch and FB Trey Millard. - The Sports Xchange

09/09/2012 - RB Roy Finch, after not getting a single touch against UTEP, finally did late in the game against Florida A&M, picking up 50 yards on five carries, including a touchdown.

09/08/2012 - RB Roy Finch, who was a preseason All-Big 12 pick last season, and after losing his staring job still came back with 605 yards and 34 receptions, most of them coming after a season-ending injury to Dom Whaley, did not touch the ball against UTEP and played only on special teams. As an explanation, all Stoops said was "We play who we feel are set to play." - The Sports Xchange


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