The second Oklahoma Sooner has officially been taken off the board after defensive end Charles Tapper was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. Tapper is an extremely athletic beast on the line of scrimmage, and has the chance to succeed at the next level if he continues to improve.
The Cowboys were 25th in sacks last season and this pick was probably made to help address that. Tapper had 15.5 sacks in his last three seasons at Oklahoma and is a better pass rusher than he is stopping the run. If the Cowboys can help him develop as a run stopper as well he has the potential to be a starter in the league.
The Cowboys have also drafted RB Ezekiel Elliott, LB Jaylon Smith, and DT Maliek Collins. It's been an interesting draft for Dallas so far, taking risks with a running back in the first round and injured linebacker in the second. But I think this draft class looks pretty strong so far for any Sooner/Cowboys fans who are obviously excited about Tapper being drafted by Dallas.
Sterling Shepard, the only other Sooner to be drafted this far, was taken by the New York Giants in the second round last night.