Thursday’s 2010 NFL Draft put into perspective just how good the Oklahoma University football team could have been last season had it not been for injuries.
Three of the first four picks (Sam Bradford, Gerald McCoy, Trent Williams) suited up for the Sooners in 2009. Add Jermaine Gresham to that group, and OU totaled four first-round picks.
Bradford and Gresham were injured for the majority of the 2009 season, and OU sputtered to a surprising 8-5 record, fourth in the Big 12 South. The Sooners had represented the South in the Big 12 championship game six of the previous seven years.
As a conference, the Big 12 had nine first-round selections in 2010, breaking the previous record of seven first-rounders in 2009.
I’m excited to see if Bradford can bring the Rams back from the depths of 1-15. I’m stoked to see if Ndamukong Suh — the best player in college football last year — can wreak havoc with fellow Nebraska Cornhusker/free agent signing Kyle Vanden Bosch on the Detroit defensive front.
But what might be most exciting? Seeing Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant, who dropped to No. 24 overall, catch the deep ball from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.