Monday, September 21, 2009

Three Underclassmen Enter NFL Draft

Norman, OK--Every off-season the schools and coaching staffs have to deal with it. Every season the fans agonize over who'll be next. All of the local sports talk radio ponder on who will do it and why, or why not.

We're of course talking about players leaving their schools before their college eligibility is up to enter the NFL Draft.

There are often times major mistakes made by players getting the wrong information from family, friends and agents-to-be. They often hear about bloated contracts they could get if drafted high enough. They're all told they'll be drafted higher than they actually do.

This season is no different. This year the Sooners lose three underclassment to the NFL. They are:

LB Travis Wilson-The redshirt sophomore has decided to leave OU. His blazing speed and killer instincts will surely land him a Round 1 grade. Wilson is thought to be the #1 defender in his class (RsSoph).

DE Jeremy Beal-Beal led the Sooners in sacks this season and set an all-time Oklahoma record for sacks in a season with 18. Beal and senior Auston English were terrors all season long from their DE positions.

RB DeMarco Murray-Murray has been considered a future NFL first rounder since he signed his national letter of intent with Oklahoma his senior year of high school. The Las Vegas runner has shown flashes of amazing speed, cutting ability, acceleration and pass catching skills but has been on the sidelines more than expected with injuries. Most expect Murray to be the first or second running back taken in the draft.

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