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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: 2018 NFL Draft Day has arrived!

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Will Baker Mayfield go No. 1?

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How’s it going, friends and fans of the Oklahoma Sooners?

The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft is just hours away, but last night Baker Mayfield unveiled this completely and totally awesome recreation of a photo from Brett Favre’s draft night in 1991. The details are what make this recreation so legendary, from the old school cell phone to the people in the background, and last but not least the sweet JORTS! Mayfield is too cool, man, he’s just too cool.

Real. Comfortable. Jorts.

ESPN’s Jalen Rose and Michelle Beadle talked about Mayfield’s recreation, and Rose feels like it’s a good move for Mayfield to change the narrative and draw comparisons to Brett Favre instead of Johnny Manziel. Also, the legend himself sent a tweet Mayfield’s way. Favre, Mayfield and jorts. Sounds like a sick Wrangler commercial just begging to be made.

Now onto today’s sizzling Hot Links! The Cleveland Browns are keeping quiet on their choice for the No. 1 pick, Mayfield isn’t letting ESPN’s cameras near him on draft night, Russell Westbrook goes bananas in an epic comeback and more!

OU Links

  • The Cleveland Browns are definitely up to something, but they’re not giving anything away just yet. Like the old adage goes, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. If Baker Mayfield is selected with the Brown’s No. 1 overall pick (which would be awesome for OU Football), I just hope they use their other draft picks wisely, because Cleveland is not necessarily the ideal place to be these days. Personally, I think the Browns are slightly better for Mayfield than the Jets are, but still, both organizations need a lot of help.
  • In the last calendar year, a lot has changed both around and within Oklahoma Football. Check out Graham Dudley’s post on why it was actually not time to hit the panic button around this time last year.
  • Class of 2019 four-star cornerback Jeffery Carter is a former Sooners commit, but after decommitting from Oklahoma in January, the Sooners still hold a spot in his newly trimmed down list of top schools.

Around the Sports World

  • Josh Allen has been considered one of the top QB prospects in draft, and could possibly go No. 1 tonight. But recently, a series of racially insensitive tweets from Allen have surfaced. The tweets have since been deleted, but nothing on the internet is ever really deleted. We won’t know if this has any impact on when he gets drafted until at least tonight, if ever.
  • Each of the 22 draftees in attendance tonight tonight have pre-selected walk-up music for when their names are called. I felt a bit old reading that list, but at least I know who Drake is.
  • The Panthers are extending veteran tight end Greg Olsen’s contract by two years in a deal that could make him the league’s highest paid tight end.
  • J. B. Bickerstaff led the Grizzlies to a 15-48 record during his time as the interim head coach, and now Memphis is making him the full-on head coach. Interesting stuff.

Stick to Sports!

  • M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is set for release in January of 2019, and the first look at the teaser trailer was shown at CinemaCon. Glass is the third installment extending from two of Shyamalan’s previous films, Unbreakable and Split. Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy are all reprising their roles from the previous movies.

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