The 2019 NFL Draft was a historic one for Oklahoma. Kyler Murray made it back-to-back No. 1 picks for the Sooners as OU became the first school ever to produce first-round quarterback selections in consecutive NFL Drafts. The only other school to produce consecutive No. 1 overall selections was USC in 1968 (offensive lineman Ron Yary) and 1969 (running back O.J. Simpson). A total of eight Sooners were selected, tied for the second-most in program history. Oklahoma is the only program in the country with at least four players picked in the NFL Draft each of the last 12 years.
OU Draft History
Oklahoma has been a consistent pipeline to the NFL. Since the first NFL Draft in 1936, at least one Sooner has been taken 82 out of 84 years.
With Kyler Murray's selection by the Cardinals, Oklahoma became the first program ever to have quarterbacks selected No. 1 overall in back-to-back years. Murray also became the first player ever selected in the first round of both the NFL and MLB drafts (2018, No. 9 overall to Oakland).
Since 2000, a total of 95 Sooners have been selected. That's 27 more than the next closest Big 12 program during the time period (Texas, 68) and 47 more than the second-closest (TCU, 48).
Kyler Murray | QB | 5-10 | 207
Draft Night:Murray went No. 1 overall one year after Baker Mayfield did the same. OU is the first school to ever produce first-round quarterback selections in consecutive NFL Drafts. Murray also became the only person ever selected in the first round of both the MLB and NFL drafts. Read More
Lincoln Riley: "I'm just so proud of Kyler and the way he's handled this entire process. He's gone through something that no one has ever gone through with the amount of scrutiny in different sports, the hype that he's had since he was such a young kid. To see him get to this moment as the No. 1 pick, that's been his dream. To see him live this part of it out is awesome."
Marquise Brown | WR | 5-9 | 166
Draft Night: Brown was the first receiver selected in the 2019 Draft, going No. 25 overall to the Ravens. He joins fellow Sooners Mark Andrews, Orlando Brown and Tony Jefferson in Baltimore. Read More
Lincoln Riley: "Marquise's story is well-documented. What are the chances a guy who had to walk to work and fight his way just to get to junior college ends up being the first receiver taken? I'm thrilled for him and his opportunity. He's going to bring a lot to the Baltimore Ravens. Their fans will love his explosiveness, which we really came to appreciate the last couple of years at Oklahoma."
Cody Ford | OL | 6-4 | 329
Lincoln Riley: "I'm thrilled for Cody. He had to overcome a ton here at OU with the really bad injury against Ohio State in his first year and then moving positions. He's one of the nastiest offensive linemen I've ever coached, and I think he was probably the most dominant tackle in the country last year. Seeing him now as a high draft pick is amazing. His best ball is in front of him."
At Oklahoma: First-team All-Big 12 selection by the league's coaches, second-team honoree by media in 2018... AP All-America Third Team selection... part of offensive line that won Joe Moore Award... started at right tackle in all 14 contests. Full Bio & Stats
Bobby Evans | OL | 6-4 | 312
Lincoln Riley: "I'm so happy for Bobby, who was a great three-year starter for us. I'm just so proud of his development and how he's grown as a player, from a guy who was really thrown in there early in his career as a redshirt freshman to a guy who really blossomed into one of the best tackles in the country. I'm excited for him and his new opportunity with the Los Angeles Rams."
At Oklahoma: Named a second-team All-Big 12 selection by the league's coaches and media in 2018... part of an offensive line unit that won the Joe Moore Award... started all 14 games at left tackle after moving over from right tackle over the offseason. Full Bio & Stats
Dru Samia | T | 6-5 | 305
Lincoln Riley: "Dru is one of the guys who started on the ground floor with this thing four years ago, and to come to Oklahoma and be a four-year starter on the offensive line is a rare, rare thing. But Dru's done it and has been one of the most intense, dedicated players that I can ever remember. He played guard, tackle and a little bit of everything for us. He's been a great leader and a guy who really brought an edge to our group. He's going to be really valuable at the next level because of his intensity and his versatility, and I know the Vikings are really going to love having him."
At Oklahoma: Second-team All-American by the AFCA and AP in 2018... Polynesian Player of the Year finalist... member of an OU offensive line unit that won Joe Moore Award... started all 14 games at right guard... did not give up a sack. Full Bio & Stats
Ben Powers | OL | 6-4 | 307
Lincoln Riley: "What a story Ben is. Nobody really recruited the kid out of high school or junior college, and he's a guy who just did everything right in our program. He's worked his tail off and his best ball is certainly ahead of him. He's a tremendous player, been a great leader and representative for us, and I'm really happy for him as he takes his next step with the Ravens."
At Oklahoma: A consensus All-American in 2018... first-team All-American by the AFCA, FWAA, Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation... Outland Trophy semifinalist... member of an OU offensive line unit that won the Joe Moore Award... started all 13 of his games at left guard... did not give up a sack. Full Bio & Stats
Austin Seibert | PK | 5-9 | 213
Lincoln Riley: "Austin's been one of our more valuable players the last several years. It's really amazing how good he's been at field goals, kickoffs and punts throughout his career. He's made big kicks and has had big moments all four years, and then this past year pulled off the rare feat of being a specialist who was elected by his teammates as a captain. He did a great job in that role. He's been very, very valuable because of his unique skill set and I'm excited to follow him at the next level."
At Oklahoma: Leading scorer in school and Big 12 history with 499 career points... ranks first among FBS kickers in career points... ranks first in FBS history in career extra points made (310). Full Bio & Stats
Rodney Anderson | RB | 6-0 | 224
Lincoln Riley: "I don't know if there's a better story in college football about perseverance and bouncing back. He's easily one of the best talents in this draft and I'm thrilled that he was able to be picked. He's going to be able to prove to the Bengals that they made a great decision. He's a tremendous player and an incredibly dedicated player, and you just really have to appreciate the journey he's been on. I'm so happy for him."
At Oklahoma: Carried 11 times for 119 yards and three touchdowns in two games in 2018... lost for season after being injured on final play of first quarter against UCLA (9/8)... All-Big 12 Second Team in 2018... led team with 1,161 rushing yards (82.9 yards per game) and with 18 total touchdowns (13 rushing, 5 receiving)... totaled 1,079 rushing yards (11 touchdowns) and 1,333 yards from scrimmage (16 total TDS) over last eight games for respective averages of 134.9 and 166.6 yards. Full Bio & Stats