OU's Sam Bradford will consider NFL

BY JENNI CARLSON Modified: December 10, 2008 at 8:52 am •  Published: December 10, 2008
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photo - OU’s Sam Bradford hasn’t decided whether he will take his game to the NFL next season. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN
OU’s Sam Bradford hasn’t decided whether he will take his game to the NFL next season. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN
NORMAN — Sam Bradford isn’t shutting the door on the NFL.

The Oklahoma quarterback plans to consider every bit of information available about his NFL Draft prospects before making a decision.

"It’s something me and my dad talked about — in order to make a decision, in order to make the best decision, you need as much information as possible,” Bradford said Tuesday afternoon. "So whether it’s to stay or to go, we’ll see.”

A redshirt sophomore, Bradford would forego two years of eligibility if he decides to leave early.

Having talked to his parents and his position coach, Bradford wants to weigh his options before making his decision.

Bradford’s father, Kent, and Sooner quarterback coach Josh Heupel will take the lead in gathering information from NFL types. They can talk to scouts, coaches, even general managers. Those evaluations will be crucial.

Underclassmen must declare for the draft by Jan. 15.

"It’s going to be a process,” Bradford said. "Even if I think I know what I want to do right now, there’s kind of a need to get as much information as possible so that looking back on this decision years down the road you don’t regret anything because you didn’t go after the information needed to make the right decision.”



Injury update
Sam Bradford had his injured left thumb in a cast Tuesday. He had worn a sling since Sunday’s surgery to repair torn ligaments in the thumb.

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