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DeMarco Murray
Dallas | 3rd Rd, Pick 71

  Murray OU Bio | NFL
Free Video  Murray with Dallas Media
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Quinton Carter
Denver | 4th Rd, Pick 108

  Carter OU Bio | NFL
Free Video  Carter on Wooden Cup
Free Video  Carter Draft Profile Highlights
Free Video  Carter on Community Service
Free Video  Carter at NFL Combine
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Jonathan Nelson
St. Louis | 7th Rd, Pick 229

  Nelson OU Bio | NFL
Free Video  Nelson 2010 Video Series
Free Video  Draft Preview Jonathan Nelson
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Jeremy Beal
Denver | 7th Rd, Pick 247

  Beal OU Bio | NFL
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  Sunday, May 1

View media reaction the day following the end of the 2011 NFL Draft. Four Sooners were selected: Murray, Carter, Nelson and Beal.

Barry Switzer Gave Good Reports on OU's Murray - ESPN
A Closer Look at Carter, Beal for Broncos - Denver Post
Draft Thoughts on DeMarco Murray - Dallas Morning News
Three More Sooners Selected on Final Day - Tulsa World
Murray Could Spell End for Barber - Dallas Morning News
Big D's Next for DeMarco Murray - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Broncos Draft Carter, Beal; Nelson to Rams - The Oklahoman
Rams Like Nelson's Range, Big Games - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Cowboys Add Murray in Draft - WFAA Dallas/Fort Worth
Broncos Beef Up Defense in Draft Rounds 4-7 - Denver Post
Sittler: OU, OSU Will Shine in 2012 Draft - Tulsa World
Broncos Select OU DE Jeremy Beal - Mile High Report
Dallas Cowboys Draft Return Men in Murray, Harris - ESPN
Jeremy Beal a Steal in Draft's Final Round - ESPN
Broncos' Draft Picks Can Cause Turnovers - Denver Post
Bios on Murray, Cowboy Draft Picks - Shreveport Times
Jones Calls on Switzer, Lacewell for Help - Dallas Morning News
Few Local Players in Draft is Good News for Us - Tulsa World
Big 12 Had Another Good Showing in Draft - Fox Sports
Jeremy Beal Denver Broncos Draft Quotes - BroncoTalk
Newest Cowboys Visit Empty Valley Ranch - KDAF Dallas
  Saturday, April 30

Oklahoma finished with four players selected in the 2011 NFL Draft bringing its overall total to an even 350 since the event began in 1936. A total of 52 players have been drafted under Coach Stoops since 1999. Congratulations to all our pro Sooners.
The Denver Broncos returned for their second Sooner in the 2011 Draft, selecting Oklahoma's Jeremy Beal in the seventh round with pick No. 247. Beal is the 350th Sooner drafted all-time and 52nd picked under Coach Stoops. Beal is also the 15th Oklahoma DE selected all-time and seventh Sooner ever picked by the Broncos.


Join us in congratulating Beal on OU's official Facebook page.

The St. Louis Rams selected Oklahoma's Jonathan Nelson in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft with pick No. 229. Nelson is the 349th Sooner drafted all-time and 51st picked under Coach Stoops. Nelson is also the 46th Oklahoma DB selected all-time and 26th Sooner ever picked by the Rams. Join us in congratulating Nelson on OU's official Facebook page.


The Denver Broncos selected Oklahoma DB Quinton Carter in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft with pick No. 108. Carter is the 348th Sooner drafted all-time and 50th picked under Coach Stoops. Carter is also the 45th Oklahoma DB selected all-time and sixth Sooner ever picked by the Broncos.

NFL Pick Analysis: "The Broncos' safeties are long in the tooth, so it was necessary for the team to grab Carter with this selection. He gives them a big, physical safety with good ball skills and instincts. He will team with Rahim Moore to give the Broncos a dynamic young safety tandem for the future."

Carter interview and video from the Broncos: "Carter said he doesn't know whether he will fit in at free safety or strong safety, but he played both in college and is just excited to hit the field as a professional. "I'm really excited to be part of the team, and wherever they put me I'm very grateful for my opportunity," he said. "I'm ready to go to work being part of the Denver Broncos."

Join us in congratulating Quinton on OU's official Facebook page.
Also check out a game-used OU jersey worn by Quinton Carter up now in the official OU Athletics Department auction.

New Cowboy DeMarco Murray sat down for a teleconference with members of the Dallas media after his selection in the third round. Fans can also listen to the call between Dallas owner Jerry Jones and Murray as he learns he's being drafted by Dallas. If you missed the draft on TV, here's the clip from the NFL Network.
Dallas Shakes Up Backfield - Austin American-Statesman
Switzer Encourages Pick of Murray - San Antonio Express
Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray Headed to Dallas - Tulsa World
Cowboys Take Murray With 71st Pick - Norman Transcript
Cowboys Touch Base With Switzer - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Gorman Grad Murray Drafted by Dallas - Las Vegas Sun
Adrian Taylor Has Future Mapped Out - Tulsa World
Murray Says He's Past Injuries - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  Friday, April 29

Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray was picked by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the NFL Draft. Murray was the first Sooner selected in the 2011 draft, 347th all-time OU player drafted, 49th player drafted in the Stoops' era, 40th running back drafted from OU all-time and 10th Sooner picked all-time by the Cowboys.
Join us in congratulating DeMarco on OU's official Facebook page. Also check out a game-used OU jersey signed by DeMarco Murray up now in the official OU Athletics Department auction.

Here is the story from Dallas: "On Thursday night, Jerry Jones hinted that running back could be a potential draft target, hinting that the Cowboys wanted to add special teams value to the position."
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Free VideoDeMarco Murray Meets With Dallas Media
NFL Pick Analysis: "Jason Garrett adds another explosive weapon to the backfield with the selection of Murray. He is an ideal change-of-pace back with the speed and quickness to score from anywhere on the field. He will have to fight for carries in a crowded backfield, but expect him to make an immediate contribution as a receiving back in the Cowboys' nickel package."
The Best Photos of DeMarco Murray - Dallas Morning News
Dallas Cowboys Draft DeMarco Murray - The Oklahoman
Sooner Tailback Now a Cowboy - Austin American-Statesman
OU's DeMarco Murray is Third-Round Pick - ESPN
Drafting OU Back, Barber's Release? - San Antonio Express

Watch the second and third rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft live on the NFL Network or follow online. We'll update throughout:

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DeMarco Murray, NFL Draft and More - Tulsa World
Nerves Set in as Locals Await NFL Draft - Las Vegas Review
OU's Jeremy Beal a Value Pick in 2011 NFL Draft - ESPN
  Thursday, April 28

The NFL Draft returns to primetime in 2011, with the first round taking place Thurs., April 28, followed by the second and third rounds on Fri., April 29. Rounds 4-7 will be held Sat., April 30. 
Draft Prospects Will Likely Have to Wait - Norman Transcript
Breaking Down the Sooner Draft Prospects - Fox Sports
What if Stoops, Gundy Went in First Round? - Tulsa World
Draft Holds Less Fanfare for Oklahoma - The OU Daily
Profiling the Local NFL Draft Possibilities - Tulsa World
  Wednesday, April 27

Since the first NFL draft in 1936, 347 Sooners have been selected.  Oklahoma's 347 all-time picks rank OU first in the Big 12 and fourth overall nationally. Forty-two Sooners have been selected in the first round (including a program-record four in 2010).
 Most Draft Picks
 Picks  School
No. 1 Picks
 471  USC
 467  Notre Dame
 395  Ohio State
 347  Oklahoma
 336  Michigan
 335  Nebraska
 327  Tennessee
 324  Penn State
 324  Texas
Several NFL Teams Interested in Murray - The Oklahoman
Reviewing OU's 2010 First-Round Draft Picks - Tulsa World
Ranking Big 12's Top 20 Draft Prospects - Fox Sports
  Tuesday, April 26

Oklahoma continued several notable streaks in the 2010 NFL Draft. At least one Sooner has been selected in 48 consecutive drafts (1963-2010) and 42-straight times in the first seven rounds (1969-2010). For 13-straight years (1998-2010), a Sooner has been selected in the first three rounds.
Oklahoma Leads Big 12 in Draft Picks - Yahoo Sports
Sittler: NFL Draft Not Wired for Bedlam - Tulsa World
NFL is Turning Its Back on College RBs - Yahoo Sports
  Monday, April 25

With Sam Bradford No. 1, Gerald McCoy No. 3 and Trent Williams No. 4 in the 2010 Draft, Oklahoma became the first school ever to supply three of the first four picks (three schools had three of the first five: Notre Dame in 1946, Michigan State in 1967, USC in 1977). The four first-round picks were a program record for the Sooners. 
Murray Among Top RBs in Draft - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Draft Profile: Oklahoma DB Quinton Carter - New York Giants
  Tuesday, March 8

Representatives from NFL franchises were in Norman on March 8 for OU's annual Pro Day inside the Everest Training Center. Aside from the physical testing, scouts put the players through several position drills. Below are the results from OU's Pro Day testing
Video2011 OU Pro Day Webcast Archive Part 1
Video2011 OU Pro Day Webcast Archive Part 2
VideoJeremy Beal Highlights OU Pro Day
VideoCory Brandon Highlights OU Pro Day
VideoBrandon Caleb Highlights OU Pro Day
VideoTavaris Jeffries Highlights OU Pro Day
VideoCameron Kenney Highlights OU Pro Day
VideoBrian Lepak Highlights OU Pro Day
VideoPryce Macon Highlights OU Pro Day
VideoMossis Madu Highlights OU Pro Day
VideoEric Mensik Highlights OU Pro Day
VideoDeMarco Murray Highlights OU Pro Day
Photos2011 OU Pro Day Photo Gallery
 Jeremy Beal  6-3
 Cory Brandon  6-7
 Brandon Caleb  6-1
 Quinton Carter  6-0
 Tavaris Jeffries  6-4
 Cameron Kenney  6-1
 Brian Lepak  6-3
 Pryce Macon  6-1
 Mossis Madu  5-11
 Eric Mensik  6-6
 DeMarco Murray  6-0
 Jonathan Nelson  5-11
 Jeremy Beal  263
 Cory Brandon  325
 Brandon Caleb  198
 Quinton Carter  208
 Tavaris Jeffries  332
 Cameron Kenney  199
 Brian Lepak  292
 Pryce Macon  254
 Mossis Madu  201
 Eric Mensik  296
 DeMarco Murray  211
 Jonathan Nelson  198
 Hand (Inches)
 Jeremy Beal  9 3/4
 Cory Brandon  9 3/4
 Brandon Caleb  8 5/8
 Quinton Carter  9 1/4
 Tavaris Jeffries  10
 Cameron Kenney  8 5/8
 Brian Lepak  9 3/8
 Pryce Macon  9 7/8
 Mossis Madu  8 5/8
 Eric Mensik  9 3/4
 DeMarco Murray  9 1/8
 Jonathan Nelson  9 7/8
 Arm (Inches)
 Jeremy Beal  32 5/8
 Cory Brandon  36 1/8
 Brandon Caleb  31
 Quinton Carter  31 1/8
 Tavaris Jeffries  33 3/8
 Cameron Kenney  29 3/4
 Brian Lepak  31 1/8
 Pryce Macon  31 1/8
 Mossis Madu  30 7/8
 Eric Mensik  32 1/3
 DeMarco Murray  31 3/4
 Jonathan Nelson  30 1/2
 Wingspan (Inches)
 Jeremy Beal  79 1/4
 Cory Brandon  85 3/4
 Brandon Caleb  77 1/2
 Quinton Carter  76 3/4
 Tavaris Jeffries  81 1/2
 Cameron Kenney  74 5/8
 Brian Lepak  75
 Pryce Macon  76 1/8
 Mossis Madu  74 1/2
 Eric Mensik  79 1/4
 DeMarco Murray  77 1/2
 Jonathan Nelson  74 1/2
 Vertical Jump (Inches)
 Jeremy Beal  -
 Cory Brandon  26
 Brandon Caleb  35.5
 Quinton Carter  -
 Tavaris Jeffries  31.5
 Cameron Kenney  35.5
 Brian Lepak  26.5
 Pryce Macon  33
 Mossis Madu  31.5
 Eric Mensik  26
 DeMarco Murray  -
 Jonathan Nelson  -
 Broad Jump (Feet)
 Jeremy Beal  -
 Cory Brandon  8'6"
 Brandon Caleb  10'1"
 Quinton Carter  -
 Tavaris Jeffries  9'
 Cameron Kenney  10'9"
 Brian Lepak  8'
 Pryce Macon  9'4"
 Mossis Madu  9'9"
 Eric Mensik  8'10"
 DeMarco Murray  -
 Jonathan Nelson  -
 40-Yard Dash (Seconds)
 Jeremy Beal  -
 Cory Brandon  5.34
 Brandon Caleb  4.54
 Quinton Carter  -
 Tavaris Jeffries  5.28
 Cameron Kenney  4.52
 Brian Lepak  5.46
 Pryce Macon  4.80
 Mossis Madu  4.61
 Eric Mensik  5.08
 DeMarco Murray  -
 Jonathan Nelson  -
 20-Yard Shuttle (Seconds)
 Jeremy Beal  4.41
 Cory Brandon  4.94
 Brandon Caleb  4.22
 Quinton Carter  -
 Tavaris Jeffries  5.07
 Cameron Kenney  4.09
 Brian Lepak  4.69
 Pryce Macon  4.57
 Mossis Madu  4.22
 Eric Mensik  4.69
 DeMarco Murray  -
 Jonathan Nelson  -
 Three-Cone Drill (Seconds)
 Jeremy Beal  7.09
 Cory Brandon  8.08
 Brandon Caleb  6.81
 Quinton Carter  -
 Tavaris Jeffries  8.24
 Cameron Kenney  6.87
 Brian Lepak  7.81
 Pryce Macon  7.56
 Mossis Madu  7.12
 Eric Mensik  7.66
 DeMarco Murray  -
 Jonathan Nelson  -
 60-Yard Shuttle (Seconds)
 Jeremy Beal  -
 Cory Brandon  -
 Brandon Caleb  NA
 Quinton Carter  -
 Tavaris Jeffries  -
 Cameron Kenney  NA
 Brian Lepak  -
 Pryce Macon  -
 Mossis Madu  -
 Eric Mensik  -
 DeMarco Murray  7.42
 Jonathan Nelson  -
 Bench Press (Reps at 225 lbs)
 Jeremy Beal  -
 Cory Brandon  26
 Brandon Caleb  10
 Quinton Carter  -
 Tavaris Jeffries  17
 Cameron Kenney  11
 Brian Lepak  24
 Pryce Macon  -
 Mossis Madu  8
 Eric Mensik  23
 DeMarco Murray  -
 Jonathan Nelson  22



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