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Ryan Broyles
Lions | Rd 2, Pick 54

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Donald Stephenson
Chiefs | Rd 3, Pick 74

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Jamell Fleming
Cardinals | Rd 3, Pick 80

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Frank Alexander
Panthers | Rd 4, Pick 103

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Ronnell Lewis
Lions | Rd 4, Pick 125

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James Hanna
Cowboys | Rd 6, Pick 186

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Travis Lewis
Lions | Rd 7, Pick 223

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  Saturday, April 28

Seven players from the University of Oklahoma were selected in the 2012 NFL Draft. Receiver Ryan Broyles, the first Sooner picked, went to the Detroit Lions in the second round. The Lions went on to draft two more from Oklahoma, linebackers Ronnell Lewis in the fourth and Travis Lewis in the seventh.
 
Two Sooners returned home with offensive tackle Donald Stephenson drafted by Kansas City in the third round and tight end James Hanna to the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth. Corner Jamell Fleming headed to Arizona and the Cardinals in the third round while defensive end Frank Alexander was selected by Carolina in the fourth.
 
Fifty-nine players have now been drafted during the Bob Stoops' era at OU and 357 since the NFL introduced the draft in 1936. Since that time, OU has been the most consistent program in the nation in supplying talent to the pros. A Sooner has been selected in 75 of the 77 NFL Drafts (only misses were in 1995 and 1962). Notre Dame (74 of 77) and USC (72 of 77) follow OU.
 
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RYAN BROYLES
OU wide receiver Ryan Broyles was picked by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the NFL Draft. Broyles was the first Sooner selected in the 2012 Draft, 351st all-time OU player drafted, 53rd player drafted in the Stoops' era, 21st receiver drafted from OU all-time and 18th Sooner picked all-time by the Lions.
 
Twitter reaction: @RyanBroyles | @DetroitLionsNFL
 
Ryan Broyles
 
Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops: "Ryan's accomplishments speak for themselves, and while he's very gifted, he also earned his accolades through hard work and dedication. That's even more obvious now that he has returned so quickly from an injury. He's smart, he makes spectacular catches and he's dangerous as a ball-carrier, but he's equally valuable off the field as a humble teammate and in the way he represents the program."
 
Detroit Lions
 
Free Video  Detroit Lions Introduce Ryan Broyles at press Conference
Free Video  Detroit's Mayhew, Schwartz on Selection of Ryan Broyles
Free Video  Barry Sanders Makes Broyles Draft Pick Announcement
  DetroitLions.com on Ryan Broyles Selection
  Broyles' Injury Didn't Scare Schwartz, Lions Away
  Lions' Pick Broyles Compared to Tim Brown - Michigan Live
  Ryan Broyles Pick: How the Lions Operate - ESPN
  Transcript: Ryan Broyles Conference Call - Michigan Live
 
Detroit GM Martin Mayhew: "(Broyles was the) best player on our board. Very productive guy; 48-career touchdowns - just tremendous production of a four-year career. Fits our offense, will be a great fit for us and really helps our offensive skill. (He's) another receiving weapon for our QB and we fill great about the pick."
 
From the Orlando Sentinel: "Broyles shot back up draft boards after running a 40-yard dash in the mid-4.5-second range just five months removed from ACL surgery. A bit of a gamble, the Lions have a potential steal if Broyles fully recovers his pre-injury speed. He owns the NCAA record with 349 career receptions and is second with 4,586 yards."
 
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DONALD STEPHENSON
OT Donald Stephenson was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the NFL Draft. Stephenson was the second Sooner selected in the 2012 draft, 352nd all-time OU player drafted, 54th player drafted in the Stoops' era, 46th offensive tackle drafted from OU all-time and sixth Sooner picked all-time by the Chiefs.
 
Twitter reaction: @Don59Wayne | @kcchiefs
 
Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops: "Donald's career was a crescendo. His productivity got a little better with each game and his last two years in our program were particularly productive. We take a lot of pride in the way we protect our quarterbacks, and Donald had great responsibility while playing left tackle last season. He grew into that role and handled it well for us. I think he'll continue to grow as a professional."
 
From the Chicago Tribune: " Few prospects have more raw upside than Stephenson, a better athlete than football player who needs a full season in the weight room and film room before he's a major factor. Has real steal potential."
 
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Free Video  Kansas City Chiefs Provide Fans Look at Stephenson
  KCchiefs.com Bio on OU's Donald Stephenson
  Chiefs Add to Offensive Line on Day Two - Kansas City Star
  Chiefs Found Stephenson Down the Street - CBS Sports
  Stephenson Continues Theme for KC - Warpaint Illustrated
  Kansas City Drafts Stephenson - ArrowheadAddict.com
  KC Pick: Donald Stephenson Analysis - CBS Sports
 
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JAMELL FLEMING
OU defensive back Jamell Fleming was picked by the Arizona Cardinals in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft. Fleming was the third Sooner selected in the 2012 draft, 353rd all-time OU player drafted, 55th player drafted in the Stoops' era, 47th defensive back drafted from OU all-time and 38th Sooner picked all-time by the Cardinals.
 
Twitter reaction: @JamellFleming | @AZCardinals
 
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Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops: "Jamell's athletic ability and awareness have made him an outstanding player. He had a flare for the big play while he was in our program, and those are moments that can change the outcome of a game. As a coach, you appreciate players who take care of business on every down and yet are capable of turning the momentum quickly. I think his skill set translates well to the NFL because his attributes, including the ability to excel in bump and run, are very similar to what you see in that league's successful corners."
 
From the Chicago Tribune: "More of a battler than a technically sound corner, Fleming tested as the strongest cornerback at the Combine with 23 reps of 225 pounds to go with a very good size-speed combination."
 
  Arizona Cardinals Post Conference Call With Fleming
  Cardinals Select Oklahoma's Fleming - Arizona Republic
  CB Fleming Over OL in Third - Arizona Cardinals
  Arizona Picks Oklahoma CB Fleming - Arizona Sports
  Cards Pull Stunner, Draft Cornerback - CBS Sports
 
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FRANK ALEXANDER
Oklahoma's Frank Alexander was picked by the Carolina Panthers in the 4th round of the NFL Draft. Alexander was the fourth Sooner selected in the 2012 draft, 354th all-time OU player drafted, 56th player drafted in the Stoops' era, 16th defensive end drafted from OU all-time and second Sooner picked all-time by the Panthers.
 
Twitter reaction: @frankalex84 | @Panthers
 
Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops: "Frank improved his effectiveness and consistency over the course of his career. That's one of the most encouraging aspects of his move into professional football. He's continuing to get better, which tells me that he's going to become even more valuable to a team with age and experience. And you can see from his productivity in our program, he's already pretty good."
 
Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney: "(Alexander) makes plays. He was a guy we said if we could get, we would make a trade."
 
From the Chicago Tribune: "The Panthers still have a ways to go on the defensive line, but Alexander brings the strength to set the edge with some natural rush skills"
 
Carolina Panthers
 
  Carolina Trades Up to Take Alexander - Charlotte Observer
  Panthers Grab Frank Alexander in Fourth - Panthers.com
  Panthers Address Need for Pass Rusher - McClatchy Newspapers
  Analyzing Panthers' Pick Frank Alexander - Charlotte Observer
 
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RONNELL LEWIS
Oklahoma's Ronnell Lewis was picked by the Detroit Lions in the 4th round of the NFL Draft. Lewis was the fifth Sooner selected in the 2012 draft, 355th all-time OU player drafted, 57th player drafted in the Stoops' era, 40th linebacker drafted from OU all-time and 19th Sooner picked all-time by the Lions.
 
Twitter reaction: @rlewis2456 | @DetroitLionsNFL
 
Detroit Lions

Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops: "Ronnell is one of athletes that comes along somewhat infrequently. He is a great combination of size, speed and strength that will translate well to the NFL. As a defensive end, he was impressive as a speed rusher, but also overpowered blockers at time. It wasn't unusual to see him up the field disrupting opposing offenses. He also was an outstanding special teams player, particularly on kickoff coverage. Ronnell is versatile and could have played one more year of college ball so his upside could be substantial."
 
Ronnell Lewis
 
From the Chicago Tribune: "Left school as a junior and was more of a pass-rushing defensive end for the Sooners. He could be groomed as a potential replacement for franchise player Cliff Avril or used exclusively as a nickel package pass rusher."
 
  Detroit Wants Hammer to Bring Pain - Michigan Live
  Lewis Brings Plain Old Country Character to Detroit
  Detroit Makes Bull-ish Pick in Ronnell Lewis - FS Detroit
  Lions Select Oklahoma's Ronnell Lewis - DetroitLions.com
  Ronnell Lewis Selected by Lions in Fourth - The Oklahoman
  Detroit Lions Select Ronnell Lewis in 4th - Michigan Live
  Lions Bulk Up Defense With Lewis - Detroit Free Press
  Lewis Gives Lions Depth at Linebacker - CBS Sports
 
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JAMES HANNA
Oklahoma TE James Hanna was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 6th round of the NFL Draft. Hanna was the sixth Sooner selected in the 2012 draft, 356th all-time OU player drafted, 58th player drafted in the Stoops' era, 12th tight end drafted from OU all-time and 11th Sooner picked all-time by the Cowboys.
 
Twitter reaction: @jhanna82 | @dallascowboys
 
Dallas Cowboys
 
Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops: "The thing that makes James so intriguing is that he converted from wide receiver in high school to tight end in college. His speed and route-running still resemble what he learned as a receiver, but he has added the size now to create favorable matchups. I also think athletic ability is sometimes underrated for blockers, and he has that ability. He can get to defenders and stay locked on through a play. James is unique and could flourish in the right scheme."
 
  James Hanna Happy to be Home With Cowboys - ESPN
  Flower Mound Product Picked - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  Breaking Down TE James Hanna - DallasCowboys.com
  Hanna Looks Up to Jason Witten - San Antonio Express
  James Hanna Speaks With the Fan - DallasCowboys.com
  Rapid Reaction: Dallas Drafts James Hanna - ESPN
  Cowboys Sign Potential Replacement - San Antonio Express
  Sooner & Later: Cowboys Go TE - DallasCowboys.com
 
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TRAVIS LEWIS
OU's Travis Lewis was picked by the Detroit Lions (the third Sooner for the franchise in this draft) in the 7th round. Lewis was the seventh Sooner selected in the 2012 draft, 357th all-time OU player drafted, 59th player drafted in the Stoops' era, 41st linebacker drafted from OU all-time and 20th Sooner picked all-time by the Lions.
 
Twitter reaction: @TravisLewis28 | @DetroitLionsNFL
 
Coach Stoops: "Travis has been a leader for this program since stepping on to campus. When you have 144 tackles as a freshman, it shows that you have great ability and instincts. His workmanlike approach and the time he puts in studying the game sets him apart. He has a genuine desire to be a great player himself, but wants to be that kind of player within the framework of a great team."
 
  Lions Bulk Up on Defense, Sooners - Detroit Free Press
  Travis Lewis Chosen in Seventh Round - The Oklahoman
  Lions Round Out Draft With Defense - Detroit Free Press
  Detroit Completes Draft With Sooner Lewis - CBS Detroit
  Lions Bolster Linebackers, Secondary - Detroit News
 
  Thursday, April 26

The 2012 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The University of Oklahoma ranks No. 4 all-time among all schools in total number of players drafted. OU has supplied 350 players since 1937. Forty-two of those players were taken in the first round including three overall No. 1 picks (Sam Bradford, Billy Sims and Lee Roy Selmon).
 

 
OU DRAFT HEADLINES
Only Thing Sooners Can Do is Wait - Norman Transcript
Thursday Should be Relatively Quiet for OU - The Oklahoman
Sooner Players Who Could be Drafted - Tulsa World
 
  Wednesday, April 25

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: "I want to be that guy who picks up a team," Lewis said. "When you're having a hard time and can't get off the field, you have to be the guy who says, `Hey, let's go!' I feel like I've done that and it'll continue to progress at the next level because that's what I want to be. I want to be a ..."

Ronnell Lewis: Emotional Leader - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
 
OU DRAFT HEADLINES
Ryan Broyles: "OU Prepared Me for NFL" - ESPN
Travis Lewis Excited About Draft Process - The Oklahoman
Stephenson Likely to Hear Name Called - Kansas City Star
What If Landry Jones Had Gone Pro? - The Oklahoman
 

 
  Tuesday, April 24

Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World: "About as good as it gets for Broyles - one of the most cerebral young players on the board paired with one of the most cerebral quarterbacks in recent NFL history. Put another way: Being drafted by the Peyton Manning Broncos sure beats being drafted by the Tim Tebow version. At least..."

Could Broyles End Up With Manning in Denver? - Tulsa World
 
OU DRAFT HEADLINES
Broyles Has Worked His Way to NFL Draft - The Oklahoman
Local Prospects Face Long Wait in Draft - San Antonio Express
Four Sooners Taken in Day Two of NFL Draft? - ESPN
 

 
  Monday, April 23

The 2012 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The University of Oklahoma ranks No. 4 all-time among all schools in total number of players drafted. OU has supplied 350 players since 1937. Forty-two of those players were taken in the first round including three overall No. 1 picks (Sam Bradford, Billy Sims and Lee Roy Selmon).
 
OU DRAFT HEADLINES
Where Will Ronnell Lewis, Broyles Go? - The Oklahoman
Draft Prospects for Travis Lewis - Tulsa World
Examining Landry Jones' Decision to Return - Tulsa World
 

 
  Thursday, April 12

The NCAA career leader in receptions, Ryan Broyles, worked out Thursday inside Oklahoma's Everest Training Center in front of scouts representing 12 different NFL franchises.
 
Less than five months after suffering a torn ACL in Oklahoma's Nov. 5 win over Texas A&M, Broyles clocked a time of 4.57 in the 40-yard dash. The two-time All-American also recorded a vertical leap of 32.5 inches while weighing in at 188 pounds, his listed playing weight as a senior at Oklahoma, in his biggest test since his injury.
 
"I feel like today I showed up and showed I've been working hard. I have definitely been timing well. The scouts said the same thing," said Broyles. "They don't expect me to be full speed and I don't expect the same. Being competitive, I wish it was in the 4.3 range. That's not the scenario. It just shows that I am working hard. I am getting my lateral movement back as well."

Ryan Broyles Pro Day Coverage, Photos & Highlights
 

 
  Wednesday, March 14

Representatives from NFL franchises were in Norman Wednesday morning for OU's annual Pro Day inside the Everest Training Center. SoonerSports.com webcast the event live with a mic on strength coach Jerry Schmidt.
 
Aside from the physical testing, scouts put the players through several position drills. Below are the results from OU's Pro Day testing. If a player's results are not included in a specific drill's listing, this means they did not take part.
 
The 2012 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 26-28 in New York City. SoonerSports.com will have full coverage throughout the event as Sooners are selected.
 
Oklahoma ranks No. 4 all-time in total number of players drafted. OU has supplied 350 players since 1937. Forty-two of those players were taken in the first round including three overall No. 1 picks (Bradford, Sims, Selmon). With Sam Bradford No. 1, Gerald McCoy No. 3 and Trent Williams No. 4 in 2010, Oklahoma became the first school ever to supply three of the first four NFL Draft picks.

Complete OU Pro Day Coverage, Photos & Highlights