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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Three Sooners make Daniel Jeremiah’s list of top 50 NFL Draft prospects

The NFL Network analyst has Jalen Hurts on the list at No. 50.

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - LSU v Oklahoma Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Happy April Fool’s Day, friends and fans!

A trio of Oklahoma Sooners made Daniel Jeremiah’s updated Top 50 Prospect Rankings ahead of the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. Former starting OU QB Jalen Hurts is a new addition this time around, rounding out the list at No. 50.

CeeDee Lamb is the highest ranked Oklahoma draftee as well as the top overall receiver on this list at No. 9. LB Kenneth ‘K9’ Murray is the next Sooner at No. 18, and it appears his stock is trending up as the draft draws near. Finally, as I stated earlier, Hurts makes his debut on the list at No. 50. We all love Jalen, and I certainly think he can carve out a niche in the NFL, but including him in the top 50 seems a tad generous.

The only former OU player to move down was DL Neville Gallimore, who dropped out of the rankings after being No. 45 in the previous version.

Make sure to check out the full list for Jeremiah’s individual breakdowns of all the top 50 draft prospects.

Now onto today’s Hot Links! Lincoln Riley leads the way among young HCs, Oklahoma could have a breakout star at LB this fall, Mike Leach may have found his gunslinger of the future and more!

OU Links

  • In a recent conference call, Lincoln Riley discussed the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the new coaching hires, Trey Sermon’s decision to transfer to Ohio State, and the possible ramifications on the sport if players aren’t allowed back on campus by June.
  • Speaking of Riley, CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd ranked his top 10 college football head coaches that are 45-years-old or younger, and the Sooners’ fourth-year leader tops the list. Also of note, former Oklahoma QB/OC Josh Heupel also makes the cut, as well as two other Big 12 coaches.
  • Oklahoma sophomore CB Jaden Davis figures to be a key piece in Alex Grinch’s defense for the next few years, so his April Fools Day gag surely induced a few gasps across Sooner Nation.
  • Rivals Recruiting Director Mike Farrell offered his take on who he can envision breaking out at linebacker in 2020, and one of those players is Oklahoma’s Nik Bonitto.
  • Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown and his cousin Antonio Brown linked up with the retired Chad Johnson for some offseason training. That’s a lot of star power all in one photo.
  • Hey all you cool cats and kittens! In case you missed it, the folks over at BreakingT came up with these sweet tees born out of the sweeping docuseries sensation known as ‘Tiger King’. If you haven’t yet watched the absolutely absurd true story, hop on Netflix and prepare to be mind-blown. Then do yourself a favor and check out these awesome t-shirts to fully wrap yourself in all the madness.
  • In case you also missed this, be sure to give Allen Kenney’s latest Blatant Homerism Podcast episode a listen. This week he caught up with SoonerScoop’s Eddie Radosevich to talk about all things coronavirus, Sooner Football and of course the notorious Tiger King himself, Joe Exotic.

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