Over the course of history, the Oklahoma Sooners have consistently supplied the NFL with next level talent dating back to 1936. Since taking over as head coach, Bob Stoops has witnessed thirteen former players selected in the first round. However, a former Sooners has not earned a first round selection since Lane Johnson completed the feat in 2012. Heading into the 2016 NFL Draft, the potential to break the trend rose significantly while riding the shoulders of one Sterling Shepard.
|Lane Johnson||OL||2013||Eagles||No. 4||2010-2012|
|Sam Bradford||QB||2010||Rams||No. 1||2007-2009|
|Gerald McCoy||DT||2010||Buccaneers||No. 3||2007-2009|
|Trent Williams||OL||2010||Redskins||No. 4||2006-2009|
|Jermaine Gresham||TE||2010||Bengals||No. 21||2006-2008|
|Adrian Peterson||RB||2007||Vikings||No. 7||2004-2006|
|Davin Joseph||OL||2006||Buccaneers||No. 23||2002-2005|
|Jammal Brown||OL||2005||Saints||No. 13||2001-2004|
|Mark Clayton||WR||2005||Ravens||No. 22||2001-2004|
|Tommie Harris||DT||2004||Bears||No. 14||2001-2003|
|Andre Woolfolk||DB||2003||Titans||No. 28||1999-2002|
|Roy Williams||DB||2002||Cowboys||No. 8||1999-2001|
|Stockar McDougle||OL||2000||Lions||No. 20||1998-1999|
Unfortunately, the trend remains while Shepard was selected in the second round by the NY Giants. Drawing comparisons to Victor Cruz already, the receiver appears to be on a path to stardom. He was joined by three others including Charles Tapper, Zack Sanchez, and Devonte Bond during the multiple day events. Yet many fans wondered what happened to others like Dominique Alexander and Eric Striker who were left out of the draft.
The result produced an emotional speech that aired on ESPN...
Striker as well as the rest of the Sooners were we left undrafted have inked deals for a chance to play in the NFL minus. Curious to know where you favorites landed?