For the first time because 2017, an Oklahoma gamer won’ t be the first choice in the NFL Draft. That does not imply Sooners won’ t be a big consider the 2020 draft.
Oklahoma’s group of NFL potential customers does not have the depth of 2019 when 8 players were prepared, however the 2020 class has simply as much early firepower. CeeDee Lamb headings a group that might make an early effect, particularly if they wind up where Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer has them forecasted. Kenneth Murray and Neville Gallimore assisted lead a much better Sooner defense in 2019, and quarterback Jalen Hurts ended up second in the Heisman after a senior season that is statistically comparable to the last 2 No. 1 overall picks, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.
Here are the Sooners players SN jobs will be picked in the 2020 NFL Draft according to our 7-round mock draft.
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CeeDee Lamb, WR
Projected: Round 1, Select No. 12 ( Raiders)
Lamb is a beast after the catch. He does not have the blazing speed of other wideouts, however his rascality with the ball in his hands suffices to turn any catch into a bigplay Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has an elite offensive system that typically developed broad open lanes for Lamb without making use of a comprehensive path tree. That does not imply Lamb can’t be an effective path runner in the NFL, it simply implies he didn’t show it in college. Lamb is a monster with substantial advantage and extremely little bust capacity due to his remarkable capability to acquire YAC.
Vinnie Iyer: The Raiders have a glaring need for a leading receiver no matter who their QB remains in 2020, whether that’s Derek Carr or somebody else. The Antonio Brown fiasco lags them, however they likewise need to stress over Tyrell Williams coming off a frustrating season and foot surgical treatment. Lamb can be the Raiders’ version of DeAndre Hopkins, an explosive field-stretcher and stable possession personoutside At 6-1, 198 pounds, Lamb required just 58 receptions to post 1,208 yards and 14 TDs in 13 games last season.
Kenneth Murray, POUND
Projected: Round 1, Select No. 28 ( Ravens)
Murray is a sideline to sideline defensive playmaker with elite speed for a within linebacker. His 4.52 40- backyard dash was hardly behind Lamb’s 4.50 He has fun with a lot energy that he can be overeager to make a take on and misjudge running back lanes, however can be coached up into an essential member of a defense, particularly if he winds up in Baltimore.
Iyer: The Ravens didn’t deal with linebacker in the first wave of complimentary firm, and they need more speed on the second level to much better manage the run and cover short-to-intermediate paths. Murray (6-2, 241 pounds) is an active, rangy playmaker who can be as efficient hanging back as he is getting downhill versus the run or blitzing.
Neville Gallimore, DT
Projected: Round 2, Select No. 59 ( Seahawks)
Gallimore has terrific athleticism for a big guy in the middle of a defensive line. Gallimore contributed all 4 years in Norman however just has 8.5 profession sacks on his resume. He has the prospective to be an effect gamer however his general production didn’t rather match up with the capability that is seen in flashes on movie.
Iyer: Ought to the Seahawks get a flexible edge protector such as Zack Baun in the first round, the interior of their front will take top priority in the secondround Gallimore (6-2, 304 pounds) loads a ruthless, effective punch for his size.
Jalen Hurts, QB
Projected: Round 3, Select No. 80 ( Raiders)
Hurts was every bit as efficient for the Sooners as the last 2 No. 1picks He had 54 overall goals in 2019 (32 death, 21 hurrying) and tossed for over 3800 yards at an almost 70%rate His death capability does not rather compare to Mayfield and Murray. His receivers were typically broad open, and when they weren’t, he typically took off and ran rather of preparing for when his receivers would break complimentary. Hurts does not have the smooth, simple and easy shipment of his predecessors, however there’s something to be stated about his management and running capability that might make him operate in the NFL.
Iyer: The Raiders, particularly Jon Gruden, have actually been captivated with the winning makeup and pedigree of Hurts (6-1, 222 pounds) as a prospective replacement for Derek Carr in the nearfuture Hurts’ strength and management intangibles are off the charts, and while completing his profession in Lincoln Riley’s offense, he enhanced as a runner and as a downfield passer.