3 Oklahoma Players Most Likely to Be First-Round Picks in 2021 NFL Draft
This April, the Oklahoma Sooners football program marked their 13th straight year of having at least four of their players selected in the NFL Draft, which is longest of such streaks active today.
Head coach Lincoln Riley celebrated No. 13 after seeing his former pupils CeeDee Lamb, Kenneth Murray, Jalen Hurts and Neville Gallimore go in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. This is becoming a tradition for Sooners fans, but which Oklahoma players are set to be drafted in 2021? And could any of these future products go in the first round?
1. Creed Humphrey, C
The only virtual lock to be drafted in 2021 at this point, with projections in either the first or second round, center Creed Humphrey is a fourth-year junior playing at an NFL caliber. Center is a marquee position that does not usually produce many studs each draft, so Humphrey should be in high demand around the league.
2. Charleston Rambo, WR
After Marquise Brown and CeeDee Lamb have broken out in recent seasons, Charleston Rambo could easily become the third chapter of this recent trend. After all, someone has to catch the seemingly seven touchdowns per game this Sooners offense generally churns out. The quarterback play of the next Oklahoma signal-caller should also factor in how high Rambo's stock can rise in his Junior campaign, but in Lincoln Riley's system, the sky is certainly the limit.
3. Tyrese Robinson, G
This one might be a stretch for the first round, but Tyrese Robinson has the size and brute force to make it in the NFL. Offensive line help is always needed and big strong prospects are usually at a premium in the draft, but guards are not generally valued as high as tackles and centers. Even so, a very strong season from Robinson could change things in a hurry.
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