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Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: It’s Draft Day!

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Will any Sooners leave the board tonight?

2010 NFL Draft Round 1 Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

The 2017 NFL Draft is upon us, and while there won’t be any Sooners in Philadelphia this evening, there’s definitely a chance one might hear his name called.

Forget the bad Kevin Costner movies and the never-ending hype. The NFL Draft is a life-changing moment for young men who get to make a living playing the game they love, and that’s reason enough to tune in. We all wish it could be like 2010 again, with Sooners dominating the draft boards. But Oklahoma has consistently produced stars, and this year’s class should be no exception.

Round 1 starts tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

OU Links:

  • ICYMI, last week C&C Machine broke down every potential OU draftee. You can read about Samaje Perine, Dede Westbrook, Charles Walker, Jordan Evans and Joe Mixon here, including projections and highlights.
  • Our own Jack Shields posted our NFL Draft live thread earlier today, featuring a complete Round 1 order plus viewing and streaming info.
  • Last night I broke down the possible reasons behind, and ramifications of, OU’s recent recruiting meltdown.
  • Oklahoma hasn’t beat UT at much lately, but the men’s tennis team did notch a win for the good side of the Red River this morning in the Big 12 Tournament.
  • If no Sooner goes tonight, that would be the fourth straight year without a first-round pick for OU. Not exactly a selling point.
  • The Dallas Morning News gives all its Sooners draft predictions here.

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