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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Early 2020 mock drafts have CeeDee Lamb, Grant Calcaterra going in first round

Kenneth Murray also makes an appearance in the first round of Bleacher Report’s mock.

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Happy Monday, friends and fans!

The 2019 NFL Draft has come and gone, but it’s not too early to start prognosticating on how the 2020 version will shake out. The Oklahoma Sooners saw eight former players picked within the first six rounds, and could see similar success this time next year. Check out some these first round mock drafts featuring a couple guys you’re well aware of.

Of course, it should be noted that both Lamb and Calcaterra are going into their true junior seasons at Oklahoma this fall, meaning they will have one year of eligibility remaining after the conclusion of the 2019 season. And while he wasn’t listed in any of the aforementioned mock drafts linked above, C Creed Humphrey could also declare for the 2020 draft if he so chooses. Still, the general consensus for Lamb, in particular, is that this will be his final year of college football. He has the physical tools, the football acumen, and the tape for scouts to evaluate.

Now for today’s Monday edition of Hot Links! Several former Sooners find homes as UDFAs, Oklahoma Baseball and Softball log Big 12 series wins over the weekend, Ryan Braun is showered with beer and more!

OU Links

  • The odds for Kyler Murray’s passing yards and touchdowns are out. If you’re not looking to lose money, you might want to bet the over while you still can, because Kliff Kingsbury will surely try to light the league up.
  • Following the end of the 2019 NFL Draft, there were a number of former Sooners who did not hear their name called. Fortunately for them, the NFL dream can still be a reality for them as undrafted free agents. DE Amani Bledsoe signed with the Buffalo Bills, LB Curtis Bolton with the Green Bay Packers, FB Carson Meier with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and RB Marcelias Sutton with the Seattle Seahawks. Good luck, everyone!
  • On Sunday, Oklahoma baseball was at Kansas State and needed a win to claim the series. The game went to extra innings, and the Sooners prevailed in bonus baseball for the first time this season. Check out the highlights from an exciting ballgame!
  • No. 1 Oklahoma softball swept Iowa State in Ames this weekend, capping it with a 14-0 run-rule victory on Sunday. This team is playing at the highest level right now.
  • Also, in the final game between the Sooners and the Cyclones, junior Giselle Juarez threw just the second perfect game of her career, and she’s now 20-0 as a starter. Congratulations, G!
  • Check out the latest episode of ‘Why Oklahoma’ with some of the Sooners selected in this year’s NFL Draft. This time, the group talked about coming back to Norman and passing on advice to younger players following in their footsteps.

Around the Sports World

  • James Harden, a man who has been known to take advantage of the rules when it comes to his unique style of play (if you want to call it that), was frustrated with how the refs officiated Game 1 between the Rockets and the Warriors. I’d like Houston to make this a series, but I’m not going to feel sorry for them at any point.
  • Currently, Vegas doesn’t project the Cleveland Browns to make the postseason next year. It’s certainly a team on the rise, but there are folks who still need more convincing.
  • The legendary Sebastian Janikowski announced that he will retire after 19 seasons in the NFL. In that time, he made more money than any other placekicker in league history.
  • Josh Rosen was traded from Arizona to Miami over the weekend, but there’s a real possibility that the Dolphins draft a QB like Tua Tagovailoa next year. That would not be very amusing to the former UCLA signal caller.
  • Am I the only one that thinks it’s ironic that Ryan Braun plays for the Milwaukee Brewers and he had beer spilled on his head during the game? I wonder what kind of brew it was.

Stick to Sports!

  • This story breaks my heart. A wildfire burned down a portion of Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, which originally inspired the setting for author A. A. Milne’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’. As a child, I wanted to visit the fictional Hundred Acre Wood. Firefighters are still unsure of the cause, but do not believe it to be deliberate at this time.

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